Weekly Journal July 12-18

Another good week, I really enjoyed The Shaol Sequence by Gary Gibson.

Notable posts this week

  1. Eureka 4.02 – A New World
  2. Covert Affairs – New Series Premiere Review
  3. Warehouse 13 2.02 – Mild-Mannered
  4. True Blood 3.04 – 9 Crimes – The List
  5. The Gates 1.03 – Breach Short Review

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.

Before we get to this week’s protagonists I have to tell you about fellow blogger Amanda, she has started this wonderful and amazing new series about Formidable Female Protagonists in Fantasy over at Floor to Ceiling Books. The first post is about Polgara who also happens to be one of my fantasy favorites too.

  1. Jennifer Government – Law woman (Max Barry)
  2. Killashandra Ree – Crystal Singer (Anne McCaffrey)
  3. Signy Mallory- Bloody-minded Commander (C. J. Cherryh)
  4. Y.T. – Yours Truly (Neal Stephenson)
  5. Deadpan Allie – Pathosfinder (Pat Cadigan)

This weeks Female Protagonist on SF TV

Sarah on Chuck. Sarah is one of my favorite characters on one of my favorite tv shows. Chuck returns September 20 with season 4.

New SF Books in August

You might New Science Fiction Books in August 2010

Books Read this week

My goal was to six books this week but I only managed five because of the allure of Sarah got me watching all three seasons of Chuck instead. It is nice to be on holiday and be able to choose what to do. I think I’ll keep to five books a week though, I need the time to write.

  1. Citizens edited by John Ringo & Brian M. Thomsen (Baen)
  2. Pathfinder (Major Ariane Kedros book 3) by Laura E. Reeve (Roc)
  3. Empire of Light (Shaol Sequence book 3) by Gary Gibson (Tor)
  4. Nova War (Shaol Sequence book 2) by Gary Gibson (Tor)
  5. Stealing Light (Shaol Sequence book 1) by Gary Gibson (Tor)

Backlog of books

  1. Veteran by Gavin Smith (Gollancz) [Review in July]
  2. The Lotus Eaters (Carrera book 3) by Tom Kratman (Baen)
  3. The City and the City by China Miéville (MacMillan) [Review in July]
  4. Vishnu at the Cat Circus by Ian McDonald (Pyr/Gollancz) – a novella
  5. Boneshaker (Clockwork Century book 1) by Cherie Priest (Tor) [Review in July]
  6. Ties of Power (Trade Pact book 2) by Julie E. Czerneda (Daw) [Reivew July 14]
  7. To Trade The Stars (Trade Pact book 3) by Julie E. Czerneda (Daw) [Review in July]
  8. Ashes and Stars (Omega Point Trilogy book 1) by George Zebrowski
  9. Blood and Iron (Robot wars/Penrose book 2) by Tony Ballantyne  (Tor) [Review June 13]

Books bought by me this week

  1. Absorption (Ragnarok book 1) by John Meaney (Gollancz)
  2. City of Ruin (Legends of the Red Sun book 2) by Mark Charan Newton (Tor)
  3. Reluctant Mage (Fishermans Children book 1) by Karen Miller (Orbit)
  4. Nights of Villjamur (Lands of the Red Sun book 1) by Mark Charan Newton (Tor)
  5. Boneshaker (Clockwork Century book 1) by Cherie Priest (Tor)
  6. Pathfinder (Major Ariane Kedros book 3) by Laura E. Reeve (Roc)
  7. Virga: Cities of the Air (Omnibus Virga book 1-2) by Karl Schroeder (Tor)

Progress rapport after the break

I have a hefty plan for reading this summer. Reading 46 books in two months. That might be though. This is my progress rapport.

Read so far

Left to read