Cybermage’s Monthly Journal October 2011

Welcome to Cybermage and this look at October.

It has been an interesting month. Daring and Master of the House of Darts are my top books of the month but the others was good too. Military science Fiction seems to be a theme.

The last summer shows have ended and the ones I care for has been renewed. Haven‘s renewal was especially appriciated. Fall season is shaping up. I like many of the new shows even Terra Nova.

November will bring the return of many summer shows starting with Covert Affairs and Burn Notice.

Books Read

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  1. Master of the House of Darts (Obsidian and Blood 3) by Aliette de Bodard (Angry Robot) – review copy
  2. Daring (Kris Longknife 9) by Mike Shepherd (Ace 2011)
  3. K55 Lögnernas Valv [English:K55 Vault of Lies] by Erika Oscarius (Foldspace 2011) – review copy
  4. Consequences (Retrieval Artist 3) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Audible Frontiers 2008, 1st 2004)
  5. Extinction (Star Force 2)  B. V. Larson (Audible Frontiers 2011)
  6. Swarm (Star Force 1)  B. V. Larson (Audible Frontiers 2010)
  7. Extremes (Retrieval Artist 2) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Audible Frontiers 2008, 1st 2003)
  8. Into the Hinterlands (The Citizen 1) by David Drake & John Lambshead (Baen 2011)
  9. Initiate (The Unfinished Song book 1) by Tara Maya (Misque 2010) – review copy
  10. The Disappeared (Retrieval Artist 1) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Audible Frontiers 2008, 1st 2002)
  11. Redoubtable (Kris Longknife 8) by Mike Shepherd (Ace 2010) – reread
  12. Stark’s Crusade (Stark’s War 3) by Jack Campbell (Titan Books 2011, 1st 2002)
  13. Stark’s Command (Stark’s War 2) by Jack Campbell (Titan Books 2011, 1st 2001)
  14. Stark’s War (Stark’s War 1) by Jack Campbell (Titan Books 2011, 1st 2000)


Please see my to be read list and request reviews

Reviews of Earlier Reads

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  1. Rogue (A Freehold novel) by Michael Z. Williamson (Baen 2011)
  2. A Beautiful Friendship (Honorverse YA) by David Weber (Baen)

Please see my list of books pending review and request reviews

Books Received

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Review copies

 

  1. Tusen Solarars Rike [Eng: Thousand Suns’ Realm] by Carl-Magnus Åsard (Wela 2011) – review copy
  2. K55 Lögnernas Valv [English:K55 Vault of Lies] by Erika Oscarius (Foldspace 2011) – review copy

Books bought by me

    Echo (Alex Benedict 5) by Jack McDevitt (Ace) 
   
 

  1. The Other by Matthew Hughes (Underland Press 2011)
  2. Daring (Kris Longknife 9) by Mike Shepherd (Ace 2011)
  3. Ganymede (Clockwork Century 4) by Cherie Priest (Tor 2011)
  4. The Iron Jackal (Tale of the Ketty Jay 3) by Chris Wooding (Gollanxz 2011)
  5. Echo (Alex Benedict 5) by Jack McDevitt (Ace 2011, 1st 2010)
  6. The Kingdom of Gods (The Inheritance Trilogy 3) by N. K. Jemisin (Orbit 2011)
  7. Consequences (Retrieval Artist 3) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Audible Frontiers 2008, 1st 2004)
  8. Extinction (Star Force 2)  B. V. Larson (Audible Frontiers 2011)
  9. Swarm (Star Force 1)  B. V. Larson (Audible Frontiers 2010)
  10. Extremes (Retrieval Artist 2) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Audible Frontiers 2008, 1st 2003)
  11. The Disappeared (Retrieval Artist 1) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Audible Frontiers 2008, 1st 2002)
  12. Into the Hinterlands (The Citizen 1) by David Drake & John Lambshead (Baen 2011)
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