Weekly Journal July 19-25

Another good week. Less reading than I would have liked but it will even out over time. Lots of news brewing from Comic Con and TV reviews took my time.

Notable posts this week

  1. Eureka 4.03 – All the Rage (Review)
  2. Awesome True Blood Trailer from Comic Con
  3. Haven 1.03 – Harmony (Review)
  4. The Noise Revealed by Ian Whates (Cover & Synopsis)
  5. Supernatural Season 6 Poster – read the print
  6. Elizabeth Moon’s Kings of the North Cover & Blurb
  7. Covert Affairs 1.02 – Walter’s Walk
  8. My first Editorial Review on Amazon.com
  9. Warehouse 13 2.03 – Beyond Our Control (Review)
  10. Haven 1.02 – Butterfly (Review)
  11. The Gates 1.04 – Repercussions (Review)
  12. True Blood 3.05 – Trouble

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.

  1. Dakota Merrick – Machine Head (Gary Gibson)
  2. Kivrin Engle – Temporal Historian (Connie Willis)
  3. Rydra Wong – Poet Captain (Samuel R. Delany)
  4. Miriam/Helge – Queen World Walker (Charles Stross)
  5. Ruby Kubick – Agoraphobic Salvage Artist (Laura J. Mixon)

This weeks Female Protagonist on SF TV

Echo on Dollhouse was maybe a bit controversial but she definitely deserves a mention.

New SF Books in August

You might New Science Fiction Books in August 2010

Books Read this week

My goal was to five books this week but I only managed three. I have one book more to read before voting for the Hugo Award next week. I’ll post my reviews of the nominees in august. One thing though, all three books are among the best I read this year and all by authors new to me.

  1. Harmony (Harmony book 1) by C. F. Bentley (Daw)
  2. Julian Comstock by Robert Charles Wilson (Tor)
  3. Absorption (Ragnarok book 1) by John Meaney (Gollancz)

Backlog of books

  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 UK) [Review July 26]
  4. Nova War (Shaol Sequence book 2) by Gary Gibson (Tor UK)
  5. Stealing Light (Shaol Sequence book 1) by Gary Gibson (Tor UK)
  6. Veteran by Gavin Smith (Gollancz)
  7. The Lotus Eaters (Carrera book 3) by Tom Kratman (Baen)
  8. The City and the City by China Miéville (MacMillan)
  9. Vishnu at the Cat Circus by Ian McDonald (Pyr/Gollancz) – a novella
  10. Boneshaker (Clockwork Century book 1) by Cherie Priest (Tor)
  11. To Trade The Stars (Trade Pact book 3) by Julie E. Czerneda (Daw)
  12. Ashes and Stars (Omega Point Trilogy book 1) by George Zebrowski

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