Weekly Journal May 17-23

It’s schedule announcement time for the networks this week. NBC triggered early this friday with good news for Chuck.

This week’s Formidable Female Protagonists in Science Fiction where:

  1. Margaret Bain – Seven of One
  2. Jenny Casey – Cyborg Pilot
  3. Nimisha Boynton-Rondymnse – First Family Castaway
  4. Freya Nakamachi-47 – Soulful Machine
  5. Nausicaä – Ecological Princess

As always the list is generated at random from my new extensive list of formidable females. To extend on that and also to promote my other interest Television I give you [Female Protagonists on SciFi TV] Max Guevara (X5-452) in Dark Angel.

Articles of interest:

Books read this week

  1. The Ambasador’s Mission by Trudi Canavan (Traitor Spy Trilogy 1) – review copy [Review May 17]
  2. Victorious by Jack Campbell (Lost Fleet 6) [Review May 27]

My backlog of books to review, I am saving Neal Asher up for a Neal Asher Week May 31-June 6

  1. Shadow of the Scorpion by Neal Asher (an Agent Cormac novel) [Review May 31]
  2. Grindlinked by Neal Asher (Agent Cormac 1) [Review June 1]
  3. The Line of the Polity by Neal Asher (Agent Cormac 2) [Review June 2]
  4. Brass Man by Neal Asher (Agent Cormac 3) [Review June 3]
  5. Captain’s Share by Nathan Lowell (Golden Age of the Solar Clipper 5) – audio book [Review May 18]
  6. Strength and Honor by R. M. Meluch (Tour of the Merrimack 4) [Review May 19]
  7. South Coast by Nathan Lowell (A Shaman’s Tale in the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper) – audiobook [Review May 1]
  8. Primary Inversion Catherine Asaro (Saga of the Skolian Empire 1) [Review May 23]
  9. The Orphaned Worlds by Michael Cobley [Review May 20]

It is also the time of the month for next months recommendation of new science fiction books

New Science Fiction Books in June 2010

Books received this week, bought by me unless stated otherwise:

  1. The Ambasador’s Mission by Trudi Canavan (Traitor Spy Trilogy 1) – review copy
  2. Victorious by Jack Campbell (Lost Fleet 6)
  3. The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi – (I had it electronically before but wanted my own copy)
  4. Winter Song by Colin Harvey

I will do a review on Temple Library Review of Captain’s Share Tuesday May 18