Weekly Journal August 1-7 2011

This has been a calm week where I have been catching up with the summer releases and some minor home improvement.

Guy Haley‘s debut Reality 36 is best book of the week. PI meets Singularity in this action packed murder mystery.

The Outback Stars by Sandra McDonald was a recommendation from Lucy that turned out well. A different kind of military science fiction weaved in with Australian myths and a strong female protagonist just the way I like it.

Next week I am back at work. I plan to take a look at some of the TV shows that are coming up this Fall and to review En Död Ängel [A Dead Angel] by Åsa Schwarz.


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New SFF Books in August

My pick of books for August. Read my recommendations here or click on the covers for larger pictures.


Read this week

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  1. The Stars Blue Yonder (The Outback Stars 3) by Sandra McDonald (Tor 2009)
  2. The Stars Down Under (The Outback Stars 2) by Sandra McDonald (Tor 2008)
  3. The Outback Stars (The Outback Stars 1) by Sandra McDonald (Tor 2007)
  4. Reality 36 (Richard & Klein 1) by Guy Haley (Angry Robot 2011) – review copy
  5. A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire 4) by George R. R. Martin (Random House Audio 2010, 1st 2005)
  6. Heart of Iron by Ekaterina Seida (Prime 2011)

Please see my to-be-read list and request reviews

Reviews of Earlier Reads

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  1. The Book of Transformations (Legend of the Red Sun 3) by Mark Charan Newton (Tor UK 2011)

Please see my list of books pending review and request reviews

Books Received

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Review copies


  1. Reality 36 (Richard & Klein 1) by Guy Haley (Angry Robot 2011) – review copy
  2. Debris (The Veiled Worlds 1) by Jo Anderton (Angry Robot) – review copy
  3. Master of the House of Darts (Obsidian and Blood 3) by Aliette de Bodard (Angry Robot) – review copy

Books bought by me


  1. Final Days (Final Days 1) by Gary Gibson (Tor 2011)
  2. The Clockwork Rocket (Orthogonal 1) by Greg Egan (Night Shade 2011)
  3. Kråkmästaren [The Crowmaster] (Glastornen 3) by KG Johansson (Wela 2008)
  4. Det sista kriget [The Last War] (Glastornen 2) by KG Johansson (Wela 2007)