I had a good if somewhat hectic week. I only read one book but it was a mighty good one, The Black Lung Captain is almost better than Retribution Falls. Chris Wooding is awesome.
Yesterday I made my preparations for September and ordered my books. Check out New Science Fiction Books in September 2010 for details.
I was a little short on time so there is no Female Protagonists on SciFi TV this week, sorry. There will be next week.
Notable posts this week
There has been some book news this week. David Weber is writing a New Honorverse YA Novel based on “A Beautiful Friendship” and one of my most anticipated books this year CryoBurn Release Date Shifted to October 19th will be released a month early! That is the new Miles Vorkosigan novel by Lois McMaster Bujold in case you missed it.
I also made an External Review of Earth Strike by Ian Douglas on TLR
I am planing to have a look at the upcoming Fall season the coming weeks. This weeks post is about Lost Girl a new sexy supernatural drama that premieres September 5. The Event was my first post out but you can count on posts about all new genre shows or seasons.
Development wise I added Syfy channels development slate, a new Zombies vs. Vampires script from NBC and some new casting to SFF Pilot Watch.
I keep When is my favorite show coming back? updated with premieres and finales for all my favorite shows.
Formidable Female Protagonists in Science Fiction this week
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. Jez is know to me at least but the others look promising especially Lore.
- Jezibeth ‘Jez’ Kyte – Half-Mane (Chris Wooding)
- Sarah – Cyborized Gun-for-hire (Walter Jon Williams)
- Teela Brown – Born Lucky (Larry Niven)
- Lore Van de Oest – Playing Spanner’s Game (Nicola Griffith)
- Dion – Wolfwalker (Tara K. Harper)
New SF Books in September
Here is my pick for September: New Science Fiction Books in September 2010
New SF Books in August
New Science Fiction Books in August 2010 Revisited is definitely worth a look
Books Read this week
- The Black Lung Captain (Tales of the Kitty Jay) by Chris Wooding (Gollancz)
Backlog of books
- Awakened Mage (Kingmaker Kingbreaker book 2) by Karen Miller (Orbit)
- Innocent Mage (Kingmaker Kingbreaker book 1) by Karen Miller (Orbit)
- Terminal World by Alastair Reynolds (Tantor Media)
- Servants of the Underworld (Obsidian & Blood book 1) by Aliette de Bodard (Angry Robot)
- Survival Kit by Frederik Pohl (Granada)
- Palimpsest by Catherynne M Valente (Bantam Spectra)
- Retribution Falls (Tale of the Kity Jay 1) by Chris Wooding (Gollancz)
- Julian Comstock by Robert Charles Wilson (Tor) [Review soon]
- The City and the City by China Miéville (MacMillan) [Review soon]
- Vishnu at the Cat Circus by Ian McDonald (Pyr/Gollancz) – a novella [Review soon]
- Ashes and Stars (Omega Point Trilogy book 1) by George Zebrowski
Books bought by me this week
I got some good ones this week. I have already started on Enigma.
- Enigma (Harmony 2) by C. F. Bentley (Daw)
- The Colony by Ray Harper (Book Guild Publishing)
- Children No More (Jon & Lobo 4) by Mark L. van Name (Baen)
- Clementine (Clockwork Century 2) by Cherie Priest (Subterranean Press)
Progress rapport after the break
I have a hefty plan for reading this summer. Reading 46 books in two months. I am so screwed, hubris is what it was.