Weekly Journal December 5-11 2011

Finally some snow! I was starting to think Grandfather Winter had abandoned us. This is a very dark season without snow. Driving to work can be hazardous to your health when you have to guess where the road is as soon as you meet a car with the headlights on.

Hex is book of the week which surprised me. I really hated what Allen Steel did to his characters in the last Coyote book. This one was great science fiction but he still struggles with mother issues. I wasn’t about to buy any more coyote books but then I stumbled on Hex on audible.com with a few credits left, which I didn’t regret. The story is good but the narrator was a bit wooden though.

I subscribe to two credits/audio books a month on audible.com but lately I had some trouble finding any new releases I hadn’t already ordered in dead tree. I know, but I do want to have full series in paper if I already got that started. Got any good recommendation for audio older stuff?

Ebooks are pretty convenient though. Instead of waiting a month for books from the states or a fortnight from the UK I can start reading immediately. I just wish the rights regulations could be more international. I had to buy Alien Proliferation for two extra dollars from Amazon.com because nobody else offered it outside the US. Not even the publisher, what is up with that? I want to buy device independent ebooks in e-pub format. Some publishers like Baen/Webscription are great for that but not many others. It’s a global village, catch up!

In anticipation of a white Christmas.

/Ove

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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. Prince of Mercenaries (CoDominion, Falkenbergs Legion 2) by Jerry Pournell (Baen 1989)
  2. Falkenberg’s Legion (CoDominion, Falkenbergs Legion 1) by Jerry Pournell (Baen 2011)
  3. Alien Proliferation (Katherine “Kitty” Katt 4) by Gini Koch (Daw 2011)
  4. Hex (Coyote 6) by Allen Steel (Audible Frontiers 2011)

Reviews of previous reads

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Please see my list of books pending review and request reviews

  1. K55 Lögnernas Valv [English:K55 Vault of Lies] by Erika Oscarius (Foldspace 2011) – review copy

Books Received

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Bought by me

     

  1. Theme Planet (A Novel of The Anarchy 1) by Andy Remic (Solaris)
  2. Earthbound (Bound 3) by Joe Haldeman (Ace)
  3. Galactic Courier (John Grimes Saga 3) by  A. Bertram Chandler (Baen)
  4. Hex (Coyote 6) by Allen Steel (Audible Frontiers 2011)
  5. Artemis by Philip Palmer (Orbit 2011)
  6. Alien Proliferation (Katherine “Kitty” Katt 4) by Gini Koch (Daw 2011)