While less intensive than than this year’s filmwatching resolution, I have been continuing to devour books this year in the way I did as a child – that is, I will be in the middle of at least three or four at any given time. Interestingly my most anticipated new release this year was, probably for the first time, a graphic novel in the second collected volume of the magnificent Saga. Beyond that, it has been a fantastic year for cerebral, thought-provoking science fiction.