Weekly Journal September 13-19

I have used this weekend to prepare for the onslaught of new fall season next week. There is a veritable avalanche of new shows and season premieres next week and I want to use my time to follow that. But don’t worry, I have prepared a few reviews.

I continue to aim for three reviews per week even if I only published one this week.

Notable posts this week

Monthly posts

Formidable Female Protagonists in Science Fiction

I prefer female protagonists and this series of posts is homage to some of the most formidable female main characters in science fiction novels or series. I am still taking suggestions, there is a list of the ones taken at the Index page.

  1. Nual – Angel Assassin (Jaine Fenn)
  2. Cassandra Kresnov – Disillusioned Super-Soldier (Joel Shepherd)
  3. Lilith Lyapo – Brood Mother (Octavia Butler)
  4. Tatja Grim – Mensa-level Barbarian (Vernor Vinge)
  5. Jani Kilian – Alien Hybrid (Kristine Smith)

New SF Books in October

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

New SF Books in September

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

Books Read this week

  1. What Distant Deeps (RCN book 8 ) by David Drake (Baen 2010) Review Oct 19
  2. The Truth of Valor (Confederation of Valor book 5) by Tanya Huff (Daw 2010)
  3. Children No More (Jon & Lobo 4) by Mark L. van Name (Baen 2010) Review on TLR Oct 5

Backlog of books

I also made a revised review of Winter Song by Colin Harvey since it is current for publication and it is by one of my favorite new authors this year.

  1. The Genius Gene (Catherine Fox Trilogy 1) by Howard Birnberg (Book Guild 2010)
  2. At Empire’s Edge (Zak Cato book 1) by William C. Dietz (Ace 2009)
  3. The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive book 1) by Brandon Sanderson (Tor/MacMillan Audio 2010)
  4. Do Unto Others … (Freehold bodyguards book 2) by Michael Z. Williamson (Baen 2010)
  5. The Colony (The Colony book 1) by Ray Harper (The Book Guild 2010) Review on TLR Sept 28
  6. A New Hope (2/4 Cavalry book 1) by Eric Johnson (Amazon kindle 2010)
  7. A Plague of Angels (A Plague of Angels book 1) by Sheri S. Tepper (HarperCollins 1994)
  8. Engima (Harmony book 2) by C. F. Bentley (Daw)
  9. Awakened Mage (Kingmaker Kingbreaker book 2) by Karen Miller (Orbit)
  10. Innocent Mage (Kingmaker Kingbreaker book 1) by Karen Miller (Orbit)
  11. Palimpsest by Catherynne M Valente (Bantam Spectra)
  12. Julian Comstock by Robert Charles Wilson (Tor)
  13. The City and the City by China Miéville (MacMillan)
  14. Vishnu at the Cat Circus by Ian McDonald (Pyr/Gollancz) – a novella
  15. Ashes and Stars (Omega Point Trilogy book 1) by George Zebrowski

Arrived Review Copies

  1. Kindred Spirits by Ashanti Luke (Amazon Kindle) – Review copy from the author

Books bought by me this week

  1. What Distant Deeps (RCN book 8 ) by David Drake (Baen 2010)
  2. The Truth of Valor (Confederation of Valor book 5) by Tanya Huff (Daw 2010)
  3. The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive book 1) by Brandon Sanderson (Tor 2010)