Weekly Journal July 26-August 1

Another good week. Less reading than I would have liked again and it is the last week of my holiday which is kind of sad, but I love my work too so it will be nice to get on with all the exciting work projects we have lined up this autumn. We will probably have to hire a few more people this autumn but that’s fun too.

Concerning reading Retribution Falls was really entertaining, is it just me or are the steampunk buzzing at the moment? The Unincorporated Man was also a good read which reminds of old classics in style. The sequels are in the mail or will be shortly.

Notable posts this week

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. Paula Myo – Intrepid Investigator (Peter F. Hamilton)
  2. Sissy – High Priestess of Harmony (C. F. Bentley)
  3. Paula Mendoza – Unconventional Negotiator (Cecelia Holland)
  4. Casseia Majumdar – Scientific Revolutionary (Greg Bear)
  5. Dirisha Zuri – the Matadora (Steve Perry)

This weeks Female Protagonist on SF TV

Amy Pond on Doctor Who was one of my most successful posts this month.

Monthly posts

Monthly Journal July 2010
Monthly Journal July 2010

New on TV this Month
New on TV this Month

New SF Books in August

New Science Fiction Books in August 2010 Revisited is definitely worth a look

Books Read this week

My goal was to five books this week but I only managed three. At least I got the Hugo’s done.

  1. Survival Kit by Frederik Pohl (Granada)
  2. Palimpsest by Catherynne M Valente (Bantam Spectra) [Review soon]
  3. Retribution Falls (Tale of the Kity Jay 1) by Chris Wooding (Gollancz)
  4. The Unincorporated Man (The Unincorporated Man book 1) by Dani & Eytan Kollin (Tor) – external review on TRL

Backlog of books

  1. Harmony (Harmony book 1) by C. F. Bentley (Daw)
  2. Julian Comstock by Robert Charles Wilson (Tor) [Review soon]
  3. Absorption (Ragnarok book 1) by John Meaney (Gollancz)
  4. Pathfinder (Major Ariane Kedros book 3) by Laura E. Reeve (Roc)
  5. Empire of Light (Shaol Sequence book 3) by Gary Gibson (Tor UK) [Review July 26]
  6. The Lotus Eaters (Carrera book 3) by Tom Kratman (Baen)
  7. The City and the City by China Miéville (MacMillan) [Review soon]
  8. Vishnu at the Cat Circus by Ian McDonald (Pyr/Gollancz) – a novella [Review soon]
  9. Boneshaker (Clockwork Century book 1) by Cherie Priest (Tor) [Review soon]
  10. Ashes and Stars (Omega Point Trilogy book 1) by George Zebrowski

Books bought by me this month

  1. The Dervish House by Ian McDonald (Gollancz)

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