Weekly Journal October 11-17

The kitchen is not finished but I am not sure I should be surprised. It looks like they will be finished this week. I spend the weekend painting and looking for my glasses.

Naturally I have not been reading much. The Sunless Countries is the latest delightful Virga book by Karl Schroeder. Steampunk is the new black.

Notable posts this week

My post on Neal Asher’s new Owner series got lots of interest. The first book, The Departure will be out next year.

On Stargate Universe they finally explored the ship this week, not their own though. It was a great episode, this season is just getting better and better.

Bo and Kanzi was lots of fun in Lost Girl where they dealt with some Fae jealousy drama,

Monthly Posts

New SSF Books in November

Friday was a post on my pick of books for November. Check Forthcoming SF Books for a time table for interesting releases up until 2012.

First Releases:

Re-Releases and Omnibus:
A Legacy of Honour (Gird 1-2 omnibus) by Elizabeth Moon (Orbit)

New SF Books in October

Here is my pick for October: New Science Fiction Books in October 2010:


Books Read

  1. The Sunless Countries (Virga 4) by Karl Schroeder (Tor 2009)

Reviews to be published

  1. Earthseed (Seed Trilogy book 1) by Pamela Sargent (Tor 1983)
  2. The Quantum Thief (The Quantum Thief 1) by Hannu Rajaniemi (Gollancz 2010)
  3. Queen of Candesce (Virga book 2, Omnibus Virga: Cities of Air) by Karl Schroeder (Tor 2007)
  4. Sun of Suns (Virga book 1, Omnibus Virga: Cities of Air) by Karl Schroeder (Tor 2006)
  5. The Domino Pattern (Quadrail book 4) by Timothy Zahn (Tor)
  6. The Genius Gene (Catherine Fox Trilogy 1) by Howard Birnberg (Book Guild 2010)
  7. The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive book 1) by Brandon Sanderson (Tor/MacMillan Audio 2010)
  8. A New Hope (2/4 Cavalry book 1) by Eric Johnson (Amazon kindle 2010)
  9. A Plague of Angels (A Plague of Angels book 1) by Sheri S. Tepper (HarperCollins 1994)
  10. Engima (Harmony book 2) by C. F. Bentley (Daw)
  11. Awakened Mage (Kingmaker Kingbreaker book 2) by Karen Miller (Orbit)
  12. Innocent Mage (Kingmaker Kingbreaker book 1) by Karen Miller (Orbit)
  13. Palimpsest by Catherynne M Valente (Bantam Spectra)
  14. Julian Comstock by Robert Charles Wilson (Tor)
  15. The City and the City by China Miéville (MacMillan 2009)
  16. Vishnu at the Cat Circus by Ian McDonald (Pyr/Gollancz) – a novella
  17. Ashes and Stars (Omega Point Trilogy book 1) by George Zebrowski

I also published a review of Terminal World by Alastair Reynolds published earlier on TLR.

Books bought by me this week

  1. Pirate Sun (Virga book 3) by Karl Schroeder (Tor 2008)
  2. Farseed (Seed book 2) by Pamela Sargent (Tor 2007)
  3. Bones of the Empire (Jak Cato book 2) by William C. Dietz (Ace 2010)