Ove’s Monthly Journal March 2010

March started low on the reading and watching but picked up in later weeks. I also started writing a new series of articles about Trends in Current Science Fiction that seems to have gone down well.

Most popular posts have been First look at Felicia Day in RED that got some 3000 hits, followed in popularity by Major Casting Change in HBO’s Game of Thrones, Interesting TV Pilots Round Up, New Science Fiction Books in April 2010 and 18 Science Fiction Podcasts.

Reading has been good, though I am a bit behind in my review writing as you can see. Of the books I enjoyed Oath of Fealty, Shadow Prowler, The Crucible of Empire and Gardens of the Sun best, in that order. None of the books where really bad, though I was a bit disappointed with Trade of Queens it didn’t give as much closure as I wished for.

Books read in March 2010 in reading order:

  1. The Quiet War by McAuley, Paul (The Quiet War & Gardens of the Sun Series)
  2. The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
  3. Earth Strike by Ian Douglas (Star Carrier 1)
  4. This Paper World by Jeff Lane
  5. Shadow Prowler by Alexey Pehov (Chronicles of Siala 1) *1st review copy ever
  6. Oath of Fealty by Elizabeth Moon (Paladin’s Legacy 1)
  7. The Crucible of Empire by Eric Flint & K. D. Wentwoth (Empire 2)
  8. Coyote Destiny by Allen Steele (Coyote Chronicles 2)
  9. Trade of Queens by Charles Stross (Merchant Princes 6)
  10. Gardens of the Sun by Paul McAuley (The Quiet War 2)
  11. The Myriad by R. M. Meluch (Tour of the Merrimack 1)
  12. Wolf  Star by R. M. Meluch (Tour of the Merrimack 2)

I took on myself to write down some of the idle observations I make while I read Science Fiction and call it an article Series on Trends in Current Science Fiction. So far I have written three articles, and I plan on writing about one a week until I run out of trends.

  1. Nanotechnology
  2. Enviromental disaster
  3. Singularity

Arrived or shopped books is always interesting. You can always check out my latest arrivals if you like. You should also know that I didn’t receive any free books for review this month (I reviewed one I received in February), I put my money where my Science Fiction is.



  1. The Crucible of Empire by Eric Flint & K. D. Wentworth
  2. Oath of Fealty by Elizabeth Moon
  3. Coyote Destiny by Allen Steele
  4. Gardens of the Sun by Paul McAuley
  5. Trade of Queens by Charles Stross
  6. Geosynchron by David Louis Edelman
  7. Xeelee an Omnibus by Stephen Baxter (Raft, Timelike Infinity, Flux, Ring)
  8. Shadow of the Scorpion by Neal Asher (an agent Cormac novel)
  9. A Thousand Words for Stranger by Julie E. Czerneda (The Trade Pact Universe #1)
  10. Ties of Power by Julie E. Czerneda (The Trade Pact Universe #2)
  11. To Trade the Stars by Julie E. Czerneda (The Trade Pact Universe #3)
  12. Dust by Elizabeth Bear
  13. Chill by Elizabeth Bear (sequel to Dust)
  14. The Myriad by R. M. Meluch (Tour of the Merrimack #1)
  15. Wolf Star by R. M. Meluch (Tour of the Merrimack #2)
  16. Servants of the Underworld by Aliette de Bodard (Obsidian & Blood 1)

It’s been a good month, I haven’t finished quite all I would have liked to do but it is a good start.

Next month will have quite a few more books, you can see what I ordered in New Science Fiction Books in April 2010. I also have some Elizabeth Bear, David Louis Edelman, Aliette de Bodard and more to look forward to.

Don’t forget Walker of Worlds upcoming Sci-Fi Appreciation Month starts April 1. I have made a contribution and will let you know when it’s there.

I will also guest blog a few reviews for Temple Library Reviews starting April 6th with my review of Gardens of the Sun by Paul McAuley.