Weekly Journal November 7-13 2011

This week feels like it was two days long. I have not done all the things I would have liked to do. Is that only me or does that happen to you too?

I have become fascinated with Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s Retrival Artist series. It is a fascinating universe where treaties between sapient races sometimes lead to tragic consequences for humans that doesn’t understand the local laws. Some to human trivial transgressions can lead to death or slavery for life for you and your family. Thus disappearance services that help humans to new identities but also alien death squads that operates on Terran soil. Greed is the driving force behind status quo which does feel very current. The main character Miles Flint is a retrieval artist, something like a private detective that finds disappeared while protecting them from the law. I would characterize it as  futuristic criminal thriller with a bit of social critique. A warm recommendation to the audio-books too.

/Ove

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New SFF Books in November

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

   
  

Books Read

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  1. Paloma (Retrival Artist 5) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Audible Frontiers 2008, 1st 2006)
  2. Buried Deep (Retrival Artist 4) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Audible Frontiers 2008, 1st 2005)

Reviews of Earlier Reads

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  1. The Iron Jackal (Tale of the Ketty Jay 3) by Chris Wooding (Gollancz 2011)

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Books Received

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Books bought by me

  
  

  1. Duplicate Effort (Retrival Artist 7) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Audible Frontiers 2009, 1st 2008)
  2. Recovery Man (Retrieval Artist 6) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Audible Frontiers 2008, 1st 2007)
  3. Paloma (Retrival Artist 5) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Audible Frontiers 2008, 1st 2006)
  4. The Children of the Sky (A Fire Upon the Deep 2) by Vernor Vinge (Tor)
  5. Buried Deep (Retrival Artist 4) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Audible Frontiers 2008, 1st 2005)
  6. Daylight on Iron Mountain (ChungKuo 2) by David Wingrove (Corvus 2011)