Weekly Journal June 13-19 2011

This was the week I lost my virginity. It might sound a bit odd for a man of my age and even a bit implausible considering my 18-year-old son but it is still true. I lost my virginity to Elizabeth Bear, Ian McDonald, John Henri Holmberg, Jukka Halme and all the other friendly people at Eurocon2011.

I have never been to a con before so this was my first one. It was a bit overwhelming and I felt like a donkey trapped between two bales of hay at times when choosing between two or more excellent events to go to but it was all fun. It was also great to meet some of the folks I had only seen online before not to mention all the new people I meet there.

I had an absolutely wonderful weekend!

I am tired so this is all for today. I hear bed calling …

/Ove

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New SFF Books in July

My pick of books for June. Read my recommendations here or click on the covers for larger pictures.


New SFF Books in June

My pick of books for June. Read my recommendations here or click on the covers for larger pictures.

Read this week

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  1. Fleet of Worlds (Fleet of Worlds 1) by Larry Niven & Edward M. Lerner (Tor 2007)
  2. En Död Ängel [A Dead Angel] (Nova Barakel book 2) by Åsa Schwarz ( Telegramförlaget 2011)
  3. The Nine Lives of Chloe King by Liz Braswell (Simon & Schuster 2011)

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Reviews of Earlier Reads

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  1. City of Ruin (Legends of the Red Sun 2) by Mark Charan Newton (Tor UK 2010)

Please see my list of books pending review and request reviews

Books Received

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Review copies

  1. En Död Ängel [A Dead Angel] (Nova Barakel book 2) by Åsa Schwarz ( Telegramförlaget 2011)
  2. Finders Keepers by Russ Colchamiro (Finger Prints 2010)

Bought by me

  1. Alba by Kristina Hård (Kabusa 2009)
  2. Carneval by Elizabeth Bear (Bantam 2006)
  3. Quozl by Alan Dean Foster (Ace 1989)
  4. Accelerado by Charles Stross (Ace 2006, 1st 2005)
  5. Almosor och Draken (Berättelser från Tabor 1) by Mattias Lönnebo (Bombadil 2011)
  6. Glastornen by K. G. Johansson (Wela 2011, 1st 2005)
  7. All the Windwracked Stars (The Edda of Burden book 1) by Elizabeth Bear (Tor 2008)
  8. By the Mountain Bound (The Edda of Burden book 2) by Elizabeth Bear (Tor 2009)
  9. Rule 34 (Halting State book 2) by Charles Stross (Ace 2011)
  10. Halting State (Halting State book 1) by Charles Stross (Ace 2008, 1st 2007)
  11. The Nine Lives of Chloe King by Liz Braswell (Simon & Schuster 2011)
  • Johan

    See you at next year’s Swecon, then?

    //JJ

  • No

    Hi, nice site you have here. Already found some good reads, so thank you.

    And I have a recommendation for your free stories. http://www.fictionpress.com/u/539273/Vanessa_Ravencroft
    Here the stories about Eric Olafson, they are really great and only get better with each rewrite.

  • Count on it.

  • I will have a look.