Cybermage’s Monthly Journal March 2011

Welcome to Cybermage and this look at the month of  March.

March has really has had me on a roll. Nineteen books read and ten books reviewed is plenty. Science fiction is my favorite genre but this month best book goes to Kings of the North by Elizabeth Moon. That well deserved love story won me over. M. J. Locke’s debut space colony action Up Against It is really awesome and was a great pleasure to read.

With this much reading there has not been much time for watching television but I am very happy for Fringe’s renewal and am really excited by the developments for both Olivias. It is torture with this hiatus just when it was heating up. Stargate Universe might be canceled but It doesn’t show in the quality of the show.

This coming month is undoubtedly Game of Thrones. Talk about much awaited show. It still looks like a gritty version of LOTR and that is high prise.

Now I have some books to finish, take care and read me later.

/Ove

Books Read

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  1. Death Drop by Sean Allen (Vinatage Six Media  2011) – review copy
  2. Kings of the North (Paladin’s Legacy 2) by Elizabeth Moon (Orbit 2011)
  3. Up Against It by M. J. Locke (Tor 2011)
  4. The Devil’s Eye (Alex Benedict 4) by Jack Devitt (Ace 2009, 1st 2008)
  5. Home Fire by Gene Wolfe (Tor 2011)
  6. Passion Model by Megan Hart (Samhain 2011, 1st 2003)
  7. The Broken Cycle (The John Grimes Saga book 4 read as part of To The Galactic Rim omnibus) by A. Bertram Chandler (Baen 2011, 1st 1975)
  8. The Hard Way Up (The John Grimes Saga book 3 read as part of To The Galactic Rim omnibus) by A. Bertram Chandler (Baen 2011, 1st 1972)
  9. To Prime the Pump (The John Grimes Saga book 2 read as part of To The Galactic Rim omnibus) by A. Bertram Chandler (Baen 2011, 1st 1971)
  10. The Road to the Rim (The John Grimes Saga book 1 read as part of To The Galactic Rim omnibus) by A. Bertram Chandler (Baen 2011, 1st 1967)
  11. Grail (Jacob’s Ladder 3) by Elizabeth Bear (Spectra 2011)
  12. Antares Victory (Antares 3) by Michael McCollum (Sci Fi Arizona 2009, 1st 2002)
  13. Antares Passage (Antares 2) by Michael McCollum (Sci Fi Arizona 2009, 1st 1987)
  14. Antares Dawn (Antares 1) by Michael McCollum (Sci Fi Arizona 2009, 1st 1986)
  15. Son of Heaven (Chung Kuo 1) by David Wingrove (Corvus 2011)
  16. The Dinosaur Games (The Dinosaur Games 1)by Christopher Gordon (Smashwords 2011) – Review ARC
  17. The Bookman (The Bookman Histories 1) by Lavie Tidhar (Angry Robot 2010) – Review copy
  18. Center of Gravity (Star Carrier book 2) by Ian Douglas (Harper Voyager 2011)
  19. Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower book 4) by Stephen King (Penguin Audio 2003, 1st 1997)

Please see my to be read list and request reviews

Reviews of Earlier Reads

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  1. Necropath (Bengali Station 1) by Eric Brown (Solaris 2008)
  2. Sten (Sten Chronicles book 1, read as part of Battlecry: Sten Omnibus 1) by Cris Bunch & Allan Cole (Orbit 2010, 1st 1982)
  3. Down to the Bone (Quantum Gravity 5) by Justina Robson (Gollancz 2011)
  4. Embedded by Dan Abnett (Angry Robot 2011)
  5. Keeping it Real (Quantum Gravity book 1) by Justina Robson (Gollancz 2006)

Please see my list of books pending review and request reviews

Books Received

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Review copies

  1. Revenge of the Gladiator (The Dinosaur Games 2) by Chris Gordon (Smashwords 2011) – Review copy
  2. Death Drop by Sean Allen (Vinatage Six Media  2011) – review copy

Books bought by me



  1. Resurrection Code (AngeLINK prequel) by Lyda Morehouse (Mad Norwegian Press 2011)
  2. View From The Imperium by Jody Lynn Nye (Baen 2011)
  3. The Inferior (The Inferior book 1) by Peadar Ó Guilín (Corgi 2008, 1st 2007)
  4. A Talent for War (Alex Benedict book 1) by Jack McDevitt (ACE 1989)
  5. Polaris (Alex Benedict book 2) by Jack McDevitt (ACE 2004)
  6. Seeker (Alex Benedict book 3) by Jack McDevitt (ACE 2005)
  7. Up Against It by M. J. Locke (Tor 2011)
  8. Kings of the North (Paladin’s Legacy 2) by Elizabeth Moon (Orbit 2011)
  9. Passion Model by Megan Hart (Samhain 2011, 1st 2003)
  10. To the Galactic Rim (The John Grimes Saga 1 Omnibus: The Road to the Rim, To Prime the Pump, The Hard Way Up, The Broken Cycle) by A. Bertram Chandler (Baen 2011, 1st 1967-79)
  11. Antares Victory (Antares 3) by Michael McCollum (Sci Fi Arizona 2009, 1st 2002)
  12. Antares Passage (Antares 2) by Michael McCollum (Sci Fi Arizona 2009, 1st 1987)
  13. Grail (Jacob’s Ladder 3) by Elizabeth Bear (Spectra 2011)
  14. Antares Dawn (Antares 1) by Michael McCollum (Sci Fi Arizona 2009, 1st 1986)
  15. Son of Heaven (Chung Kuo 1) by David Wingrove (Corvus 2011)