Weekly Journal December 12-18 2011

Me and my beloved enjoyed a premature Christmas gift this weekend. A treadmill can be all kinds of perspiring fun. Training indoors just become much more convenient. So far I have tried it watching TV (no problem), listening to an audiobook (no problem), reading a dead tree (some balance problems but mostly minor).

Only two workdays before going on holiday now.

Jerry Pournelle‘s Prince of Sparta is my book of the week.  Falkenberg’s Legion is almost classic military science fiction but not only about the namesake which surprised me a bit. Falkenberg is totally missing from this novel. The insurrection on Sparta warm up again in the death throes of the CoDominium and another leader has to take up the reins. It follows a similar theme as Poul Anderson’s Flandry series – a few honorable men’s fight against the fall of historical darkness. I will have to add this to  My Top Military Science Fiction Series MkII. Now that I think about it there are probably a few more books I read this year I have to add.

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New SFF Books in January

My pick of books for December. Read more here. Click on the covers for larger pictures.

     
 

New SFF Books in December

My pick of books for December. Read more here. Click on the covers for larger pictures.

     

Books Read

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  1. Rebellion (Star Force 3) by B. V. Larson (Audible Frontiers 2011)
  2. Prince of Spartans (CoDominion, Falkenbergs Legion 4) by Jerry Pournelle & S. M. Stirling (Baen 1991)
  3. Go Tell The Spartans (CoDominion, Falkenbergs Legion 3) by Jerry Pournelle & S. M. Stirling (Baen 1991)

Books Received

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Bought by me

 

  1. Legion of the Damned (Legion of the Damned 1) by William C. Dietz (Audible Frontier 2010, 1st 1993)
  2. Rebellion (Star Force 3) by B. V. Larson (Audible Frontiers 2011)