Weekly Journal August 30-September 5

Welcome to Cybermage 3.0. We had a little face lift of Cybermage this week hope you like the change.

I read three books this week. Jaine Fenn’s Guardians of Paradise was the highlight of my week, I love her characters and world building.

I had to cut down on my TV reviews a bit to be able to read more. I got to find a balance there because I want to follow certain series. This week I took a hiatus on the tv reviews.

Notable posts this week

Monthly posts

Formidable Female Protagonists in Science Fiction

I prefer female protagonists and this series of posts is homage to some of the most formidable female main characters in science fiction novels or series. Last week was a cool One Hundred, but I am still taking suggestions, there is a list of the ones taken at the Index page. I added two new ones all by myself from new books I read this week.

  1. 1. Elke – Fireinthehole (Michael Z. Williamson)
    2. Lt. Karen Juniper – Professional Soldier (Eric Johnson)
    3. Hazel D’Ark – Rebel Pirate (Simon R. Green)
    4. Angelina diGriz – Lovely Ex-Psycho (Harry Harrison)
    5. Morgaine – Destroyer of Gates (C. J. Cherryh)

New SF Books in September

Here is my pick for September: New Science Fiction Books in September 2010

Books Read this week

  1. Guardians of Paradise (The Hidden Empire book 3) by Jaine Fenn (Gollancz 2010)
  2. Do Unto Others … (Freehold bodyguards book 2) by Michael Z. Williamson (Baen 2010)
  3. The Colony (The Colony book 1) by Ray Harper (The Book Guild 2010)

Backlog of books

  1. A New Hope (2/4 Cavalry book 1) by Eric Johnson (Amazon kindle 2010)
  2. A Plague of Angels (A Plague of Angels book 1) by Sheri S. Tepper (HarperCollins 1994)
  3. The Technician (Polity) by Neal Asher (Tor UK 2010)
  4. Engima (Harmony book 2) by C. F. Bentley (Daw)
  5. Awakened Mage (Kingmaker Kingbreaker book 2) by Karen Miller (Orbit)
  6. Innocent Mage (Kingmaker Kingbreaker book 1) by Karen Miller (Orbit)
  7. Servants of the Underworld (Obsidian & Blood book 1) by Aliette de Bodard (Angry Robot) – external on TLR
  8. Palimpsest by Catherynne M Valente (Bantam Spectra)
  9. Julian Comstock by Robert Charles Wilson (Tor) [Review soon]
  10. The City and the City by China Miéville (MacMillan) [Review soon]
  11. Vishnu at the Cat Circus by Ian McDonald (Pyr/Gollancz) – a novella [Review soon]
  12. Ashes and Stars (Omega Point Trilogy book 1) by George Zebrowski

Books bought by me this week

  1. Guardians of Paradise (The Hidden Empire book 3) by Jaine Fenn (Gollancz 2010)
  2. At Empire’s Edge (Zak Cato book 1) by William C. Dietz (Ace 2009)
  3. Ash A Secret History (Ash Omnibus) by Mary Gentle (Gollancz 2001)