Weekly Journal August 15-21 2011

This week I have been blessed with good books. I like strong female protagonists as Yalda in The Clockwork Rocket by Greg Egan or Rose in A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan. TCR also has different physics which remind me of Vernor Vinge’s masterpieces even if the explanations is a bit much at times. Heaven’s Shadows remind me of Rendezvous with Rama in more than the subject matter. Bringer of Light brings back some of my favorite adventurers up against the secretive Sidhe males and then back to where it all started.

They where all great but if I have to name a favorite it would be A Long, Long Sleep. You can call me mushy but it has an interesting love story.

I just watched the finale of Teen Wolf. The first season has been a delight to watch. I did not expect much beside short skirts and teenage angst on beforehand. But I was wrong it has been light, tense and with a heart. Now we have wait all the way to next Summer before it will be back.

Nine Lives of Chloe King also completed its first season with a cliff hanger finale this week. It is quit different from the books with the same name but on the whole an enjoyable show with some cases of sub-par acting. It has not been renewed yet but I hope it will be, it got some Buffy potential.

Next week I plan to review some of this weeks books and get back to exploring more of this Fall Season.

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New SFF Books in September

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

     
    

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. Heaven’s Shadow (Heaven’s Shadow Trilogy book 1) by Michael Cassutt & David S Goyer (Tor)
  2. A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan (Chandlewick Press)
  3. Bringer of Light (The Hidden Empire book 4) by Jaine Fenn (Gollancz)
  4. The Clockwork Rocket (Orthogonal 1) by Greg Egan (Night Shade 2011)

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Reviews of Earlier Reads

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  1. Final Days (Final Days 1) by Gary Gibson (Tor 2011)
  2. Germline (The Subterrene War Trilogy 1) by T.C. McCarthy (Orbit) – review copy

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Books Received

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Books bought by me

  

  1. Bringer of Light (The Hidden Empire book 4) by Jaine Fenn (Gollancz)
  2. A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan (Chandlewick Press)
  3. Heaven’s Shadow (Heaven’s Shadow Trilogy book 1) by Michael Cassutt & David S Goyer (Tor)