Weekly Journal December 27 – January 2 2011

Happy continuation of the New Year!

I am writing this waiting on tonight’s new episode of primeval. I have been mainstreaming series 1-3 while waiting on series 4. It holds up surprisingly well and I really enjoyed last night’s premiere. That is a show that has a good balance of fun and thrill. And they got characters that appeal to me.

This is a biweekly report because I took a little break over Christmas. Stephen Baxter has been blowing me away with his Xeelee sequence it is very original hard science fiction that I have enjoyed a lot, especially Raft.

My first book read of the year is Trudi Canavan’s The Magician’s Apprentice. One of her better work, this on is a standalone prequel to The Black Magician Trilogy. It takes place hundreds of years before that time and centers on some of the key origin questions of that series as well as the current new trilogy.

On to enjoying my holiday, another week to go…

Notable posts this week

Monthly Posts

Monthly Review December 2010

New SFF Books in January 2011

New SFF Books in December

First time releases:

Re Releases and Omnibus:

Read this week

  1. The Magician’s Apprentice (Black Magician prequel)by Canavan, Trudi (Orbit 2010)
  2. Timelike Infinity (The Xeelee Sequence book 2 (part of Xeelee an Omnibus 1-4)) by Stephen Baxter (Gollancz 2010, 1st 1992)
  3. Raft (The Xeelee Sequence book 1 (part of Xeelee an Omnibus 1-4)) by Stephen Baxter (Gollancz 2010, 1st 1991)
  4. Amortals by Matt Forbeck (Angry Robot 2010)

Earlier Reads

  1. Live Free or Die! (Troy Rising book 1) by John Ringo (Baen 2010) – reread
  2. The Compleat McAndrew by Charles Sheffield (Baen 2000)
  3. Chasing the Dragon (Quantum Gravity book 4) by Justina Robson (Gollancz 2009)
  4. Going Under (Quantum Gravity book 3) by Justina Robson (Gollancz 2008)
  5. The Horns of Ruin by Tim Akers (PYR 2010)
  6. Guardians of the Phoenix by Eric Brown (Solaris 2010)
  7. Galactic Frontiers by Darrell Bain (Double Dragon 2008)
  8. The Nemesis List by R. J. Frith (Tor UK 2010)
  9. Money Shot (Netherworld book 3) by Christopher Rowley (Tor 2010)
  10. Out of the Dark (Out of the Dark book 1) by David Weber (Tor 2010)
  11. Battlecry Sten Omnibus 1 (Sten, The Wolf Worlds, The Court of a Thousand Suns) by Cris Bunch & Allan Cole (Orbit 2010)
  12. Selling Out (Quantum Gravity book 2) by Justina Robson (Gollancz 2007)
  13. Mockingjay (The Hunger Games book 3) by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic 2010)
  14. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games book 2) by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic 2009)
  15. The Genius Gene (Catherine Fox Trilogy 1) by Howard Birnberg (Book Guild 2010)
  16. The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive book 1) by Brandon Sanderson (Tor/MacMillan Audio 2010)
  17. A Plague of Angels (A Plague of Angels book 1) by Sheri S. Tepper (HarperCollins 1994)
  18. Palimpsest by Catherynne M Valente (Bantam Spectra)
  19. Julian Comstock by Robert Charles Wilson (Tor)
  20. Vishnu at the Cat Circus by Ian McDonald (Pyr/Gollancz) – a novella
  21. Ashes and Stars (Omega Point Trilogy book 1) by George Zebrowski

Arrived Books

Bought by me

  1. Guardians of the Phoenix by Eric Brown (Solaris 2010)