Monthly Journal June 2010

Allready? Another month gone by. June has been busy with work but somehow reading and blogging has done fairly well anyway 16 books read and 16 reviews written but I have to admit to the same backlog as last month. That will change now (I hope) since I am going to relax, read and write for five full weeks before starting work again the first week of August.

I found two great new-for-me authors Michael Flynn and Robert J. Sawyer that I want to read more of and I have also started to read the voting package for AusiCon (down two novels) and if that is not enough I set myself a goal to read this summer (46 books, 5 down) exclusive of the voting package.

I just finished Blood and Iron before committing this post. Fantastic book! A review is coming soon.

I had 7.967 unique visitors in June  against 7.925 in May, but this month is one day less. Seems to be a lot of interest around ABC’s The Gates (review/recap of episode One & Two), X-Files, New SF, New David Weber, A Game of Thrones and Books according to Google Analytics. I am happy when you like what I do.

  1. Introducing the Cast of The Gates
  2. New Science Fiction Books in July 2010
  3. Special Agent Dana Scully on The X-Files
  4. The Gates – an update on ABC’s New Supernatural Summer Show
  5. Interesting TV Pilots Round Up
  6. New Science Fiction Books in June 2010 Revisited
  7. New Series by David Weber – Out of the Dark – Cover Art & Blurb
  8. Books
  9. Formidable Female Protagonists in Science Fiction Part 11

Books read this month

  1. Haze by L. E. Modesitt Jr
  2. Line War by Neal Asher (Agent Cormac 5)
  3. The January Dancer by Michael Flynn (Firestar Future 1)
  4. Watch by Robert J. Sawyer (WWW 2)
  5. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris (True Blood 10)
  6. Overthrowing Heaven by Mark L. van Name (Jon & Lobo 3)
  7. Up Jim River by Michael Flynn (Firestar Future 2)
  8. Burning Skies by David J. Williams (autumn Rain 2)
  9. Machinery of Light by David J. Williams (autumn Rain 3)
  10. Boneshaker by Cherie Priest (Clockwork Century)
  11. A Thousand Words for Stranger by Julie E. Czerneda (Trade Pact 1)
  12. Ties of Power by Julie E. Czerneda (Trade Pact 2)
  13. To Trade The Stars by Julie E. Czerneda (Trade Pact 3)
  14. Ashes and Stars by George Zebrowski (Omega Point Trilogy 1)
  15. The Bloodstained Man by Christopher Rowley (Netherworld 2)
  16. Blood and Iron by Tony Ballantyne (Robot wars/Penrose 2)

Reviews from earlier reads

  1. Winter Song by Colin Harvey
  2. The Noise Within by Ian Whates (Book 1 in a series)
  3. Wake by Robert J. Sawyer (WWW 1)
  4. Grindlinked by Neal Asher (Agent Cormac 1)
  5. The Line of the Polity by Neal Asher (Agent Cormac 2)
  6. Brass Man by Neal Asher (Agent Cormac 3)
  7. Polity Agent by Neal Asher (Agent Cormac 4)

Books received

bought by me unless stated otherwise

  1. Mission of Honor by David Weber (Honor Harrington 12)
  2. Statesman by Piers Anthony (Bio of a Space Tyrant 5)
  3. The Iron Maiden by Piers Anthony (Bio of a Space Tyrant 6)
  4. Moxyland by Mauren Beukes – review copy from Angry Robot
  5. Amortals by Matt Forbeck – review copy from Angry Robot
  6. Dusk by Ashanti Luke  – review copy from the author
  7. Veteran by Gavin Smith
  8. Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding (Tales of the Ketty Jay 1)
  9. Blood and Iron by Tony Bellantyne (Robot Wars 2)
  10. The Bloodstained Man by Christopher Rowley (Netherworld 2)
  11. Harmony by C. F. Bentley (Harmony 1)
  12. Stealing Light by Gary Gibson (Stealing Light 1)
  13. The Radiant Seas by Catherine Asaro (Saga of the Skolian Empire)
  14. Overthrowing Heaven by Mark L. van Name (Jon & Lobo)
  15. Machinery of Light by David J. Williams (Autumn Rain 3)
  16. Catch The Lightning by Catherine Asaro (Saga of the Skolian Empire)
  17. Ascendant Sun by Catherine Asaro (Saga of the Skolian Empire)