Monthly Review November 2010

I had a busy month and read some great books. David Weber’s Out of the Dark, Lois McMaster Bujold’s Cryoburn and Cherie Priest’s Dreadnought especially sticks out as greatly anticipated books that delivers, please read my reviews. That is not to say the other books where far behind. I am a bit surprised that I managed so many books with everything else I had going on. I am afraid blogging suffered a bit.

Statistics are slightly down this month 19,248 unique visitors (21,442 in October, 20,770 in September and 22,568 in August). On the bright side page views is up, bounce rate is down and time on site is up.

December will be an equally busy month but I will go on a 3 week vacation on December 17. Three weeks of reading, watching and writing, that will be so much fun, I am looking forward to it. The Holidays doesn’t make it worse.

Books Read

  1. Money Shot (Netherworld book 3) by Christopher Rowley (Tor 2010)
  2. Out of the Dark (Out of the Dark book 1) by David Weber (Tor 2010)
  3. Pirate Sun (Virga 3) by Karl Shroeder (Tor 2008)
  4. Battlecry Sten Omnibus 1 (Sten, The Wolf Worlds, The Court of a Thousand Suns) by Cris Bunch & Allan Cole (Orbit 2010)
  5. Pink Noise by Leonid Korogodski (Silverberry Press 2010)
  6. Dreadnought (Clockwork Universe 3) by Cherie Priest (Tor 2010)
  7. Cryoburn (Vorkosigan Saga 12) by Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen 2010)
  8. Selling Out (Quantum Gravity book 2) by Justina Robson (Gollancz 2007)

Earlier Reads

  1. Redoubtable (Kris Longknife book 8) by Mike Shepherd (Ace 2010)
  2. The Sunless Countries (Virga 4) by Karl Schroeder (Tor 2009)
  3. Mockingjay (The Hunger Games book 3) by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic 2010)
  4. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games book 2) by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic 2009)
  5. The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games book 1) by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic 2008)
  6. Farseed (Seed Trilogy book 2) by Pamela Sargent (Tor 2007) Review Dec 1
  7. Earthseed (Seed Trilogy book 1) by Pamela Sargent (Tor 1983)
  8. Queen of Candesce (Virga book 2, Omnibus Virga: Cities of Air) by Karl Schroeder (Tor 2007)
  9. Sun of Suns (Virga book 1, Omnibus Virga: Cities of Air) by Karl Schroeder (Tor 2006)
  10. The Genius Gene (Catherine Fox Trilogy 1) by Howard Birnberg (Book Guild 2010)
  11. The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive book 1) by Brandon Sanderson (Tor/MacMillan Audio 2010)
  12. A New Hope (2/4 Cavalry book 1) by Eric Johnson (Amazon kindle 2010) review at TLR
  13. A Plague of Angels (A Plague of Angels book 1) by Sheri S. Tepper (HarperCollins 1994)
  14. Engima (Harmony book 2) by C. F. Bentley (Daw)
  15. Awakened Mage (Kingmaker Kingbreaker book 2) by Karen Miller (Orbit)
  16. Innocent Mage (Kingmaker Kingbreaker book 1) by Karen Miller (Orbit)
  17. Palimpsest by Catherynne M Valente (Bantam Spectra)
  18. Julian Comstock by Robert Charles Wilson (Tor)
  19. Vishnu at the Cat Circus by Ian McDonald (Pyr/Gollancz) – a novella
  20. Ashes and Stars (Omega Point Trilogy book 1) by George Zebrowski

Statistics

Popular 5

  1. Chloe on Stargate Universe [Female Protagonists on SciFi TV]
  2. Female Protagonists in SciFi TV
  3. Lost Girl [New This Fall]
  4. 10010 Top Military Science Fiction Series
  5. Sarah on Chuck [Female Protagonists on SF TV]

Top Searches

  1. david weber out of the dark
  2. jessy schram
  3. seychelle gabriel
  4. patrick vanner wiki
  5. elyse levesque

Popular Book Reviews

  1. Fire by Kristin Cashore (The Seven Kingdoms 2) ↔ (1) January 21
  2. Cryoburn (Vorkosigan Saga 12) by Lois McMaster Bujold *NEW* November 12
  3. Dreadnought (Clockwork Universe 3) by Cherie Priest *NEW* November 17
  4. Redoubtable (Kris Longknife 8) by Mike Shepherd *NEW* November 4
  5. The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi (The Quantum Thief 1) ↓ (2)  October 11
  6. Victorious by Jack Campbell (Lost Fleet 6) ↓ (4) May 27
  7. Sun of Suns (Virga 1, Omnibus Virga: Cities of Air) by Karl Schroeder *NEW* November 15
  8. Live Free or Die by John Ringo (Troy Rising 1) Review *NEW* February 24
  9. Earthseed (Seed Trilogy 1) by Pamela Sargent (Tor) *NEW* November 24
  10. Pink Noise by Leonid Korogodski *NEW* November 25

Populat TV posts

  1. Chloe on Stargate Universe [Female Protagonists on SciFi TV] ↔ (1) August 21
  2. Lost Girl [New This Fall] ↔ (2) August 10
  3. Sarah on Chuck [Female Protagonists on SF TV] ↔ (3) July 16
  4. Amy Pond on Doctor Who [Female Protagonists on SF TV] ↑ (5)July 30
  5. Lost Girl 1.09 [TV Review] *NEW* November 16, 2010

Books Recieved

Review copies

  1. Pink Noise by Leonid Korogodski (Silverberry Press 2010)

Bought by me

  1. Money Shot (Netherworld book 3) by Christopher Rowley (Tor 2010)
  2. The Horns of Ruin by Tim Akers (Pyr 2010)
  3. Out of the Dark (Out of the Dark book 1) by David Weber (Tor 2010)
  4. Seed Seeker (Seed Trilogy book 3) by Pamela Sargent (Tor 2010)
  5. Empress of Eternity by L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor 2010)
  6. Battlecry Sten Omnibus 1 (Sten, The Wolf Worlds, The Court of a Thousand Suns) by Cris Bunch & Allan Cole (Orbit 2010)
  7. The Nemesis List by R. J. Frith (Tor UK 2010)
  8. The Broken Kingdoms (The Inheritance Trilogy 2) by N. K. Jemisin (Orbit 2010)
  9. Cryoburn (Vorkosigan Saga 12) by Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen 2010)
  10. Dreadnought (Clockwork Universe 3) by Cherie Priest (Tor 2010)