Weekly Journal March 7-13 2011

Hello People of the Web,

Grail is undoubtedly my best read of the week. Elizabeth Bear is a fantastic story teller and her world building leaves me flabbergasted. Expect a review tomorrow. Reviewing Dan Abnett’s Embedded reminded me of how great it was. I think I will have to re read it soon. My other reads has been more pulp space opera slash military science fiction but of great enjoyment none the less.

Fringe really blew me away on Friday. I had heard rumors that Olivia was to play another Olivia. I never expected it to be William Bell!

You can expect my pick of books for April this week as well as a couple of reviews maybe even some more detailed coverage of the pilot season.

Kind regards and remember I am always open to suggestions,

/Ove

Notable posts

Last week

My Top Military Science Fiction Series MkII contains 34 series or universes of interesting military scifi.

Monthly Posts

New SFF Books in March

Read my recommendations here or click on the covers for larger pictures.


Read this week

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  1. To Prime the Pump (The John Grimes Saga book 2 read as part of To The Galactic Rim omnibus) by A. Bertram Chandler (Baen 2011, 1st 1971)
  2. The Road to the Rim (The John Grimes Saga book 1 read as part of To The Galactic Rim omnibus) by A. Bertram Chandler (Baen 2011, 1st 1967)
  3. Grail (Jacob’s Ladder 3) by Elizabeth Bear (Spectra 2011)
  4. Antares Victory (Antares 3) by Michael McCollum (Sci Fi Arizona 2009, 1st 2002)
  5. Antares Passage (Antares 2) by Michael McCollum (Sci Fi Arizona 2009, 1st 1987)

Please see my to be read list and request reviews

New Reviews of Earlier Reads

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  1. Embedded by Dan Abnett (Angry Robot 2011)
  2. The Dinosaur Games (The Dinosaur Games 1)by Christopher Gordon (Smashwords 2011) – Review ARC
  3. Center of Gravity (Star Carrier book 2) by Ian Douglas (Harper Voyager 2011)

Please see my list of books pending review and request reviews

Arrived Books

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Review copies

  1. Death Drop by Sean Allen (Vinatage Six Media  2011) – review copy

Bought by me

  1. To the Galactic Rim (The John Grimes Saga 1 Omnibus: The Road to the Rim, To Prime the Pump, The Hard Way Up, The Broken Cycle) by A. Bertram Chandler (Baen 2011, 1st 1967-79)
  2. Antares Victory (Antares 3) by Michael McCollum (Sci Fi Arizona 2009, 1st 2002)
  3. Antares Passage (Antares 2) by Michael McCollum (Sci Fi Arizona 2009, 1st 1987)
  4. Grail (Jacob’s Ladder 3) by Elizabeth Bear (Spectra 2011)