While I have enjoyed another carefree week relentless reality intruded with the horrible events in Norway. My thoughts go to the families and friends of the victims. It is almost too horrible to describe the havoc a single disturbed person can do. I read an eye-opener in the news. We often discuss terrorism threats from Muslim extremists while more than 90% of all terror attacks in the Europe are associated with right-wing extremists as seems to be the case here. Food for thought…
Halting State was best read of the week. It takes place in a world of cyber crimes and gaming. A world I recognize, World of Warcraft tried to eat my life a few years ago. Rule 34 doesn’t quite reach the same heights while still being entertaining.
KG Johansson has written a delightful little post-apocalyptic YA scifi novel about The Glass Towers that also went down well. Only available in Swedish though.
Been watching Being Human Series three and the US season one. I love the UK version, it still the best but they didn’t botch the US version either. BH should return in the beginning of 2012.
Next week I will continue writing about the forthcoming Fall season. It looks rather interesting but is space-challenged and more magic and supernatural than science fiction. You can start by checking out the shows below.
- Death Valley (MTV) – New Series This Fall – August 29
- Secret Circle (CW) – New Series This Fall – September 15
- The Walking Dead (AMC) – Returning Season 2 This Fall – October 16
- 2011 Fall and Winter Science Fiction & Fantasy Recommendations
- Cybermage’s Summer Reading Recommendations
- The New TV Season for SciFi Fans [Summer 2011]
- Forthcoming SF&F Books (July 2011-2013) is out and we cover most of this years covers by now.
My Top Military Science Fiction Series MkII has 34 series or universes of interesting military scifi.
- Cybermage’s Monthly Journal June 2011
- Cybermage’s Monthly Journal May 2011
- Cybermage’s Monthly Journal April 2011
- Cybermage’s Monthly Journal March 2011
- Cybermage’s Monthly Journal February 2011
- Cybermage’s Monthly Journal January 2011
New SFF Books in August
My pick of books for August. Read my recommendations here or click on the covers for larger pictures.
New SFF Books in July
My pick of books for July. Read my recommendations here or click on the covers for larger pictures.
Read this week
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- Glastornen [The Glass Towers] (Glastornen 1) by KG Johansson (Wela 2011, 1st 2005)
- Rule 34 (Halting State book 2) by Charles Stross (Ace 2011)
- Halting State (Halting State book 1) by Charles Stross (Ace 2008, 1st 2007)
Please see my to-be-read list and request reviews
Reviews of Earlier Reads
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- The Pandoran Age Chronicles (Omnibus The Rise of the Taloned Sire, The Pandoran War) by Dante D’Anthony (Chronos Production 2010) – review copy from author
- Hell Ship by Philip Palmer (Orbit 2011)
Please see my list of books pending review and request reviews
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Books bought by me
- The Stars Down Under (The Outback Stars 2) by Sandra McDonald (Tor 2008)