Weekly Journal September 20-26

Lots of new good television this weeks. I still haven’t seen all of them but the ones I have seen has been good to awesome. I’ll get back to you with bits and pieces here and there about the ones I haven’t written about already.

I think it was pretty good to read two books this week with all the other things I have been doing. I also wrote three reviews, though one you will not see until this week. I will have to pace my self in the future, I don’t want to over do it since I plan to be doing some other writing here and there too.

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. Captain Alexandra “Alex” McLaughlin – Valkyria (Patrick A. Venner)
  2. Kendra Pacelli – New to Freedom (Michael Z. Williamson)
  3. Lessa – Dragon Rider of Pern (Anne McCaffrey)
  4. Annie ‘Mama’ Jason Masmajean – Ecological Troubleshooter (Janet Kagan)
  5. Ash – Imperfect Amazon (Mary Gentle)

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. Damage Time by Colin Harvey (Angry Robots 2010)
  2. Ragnarok (Ragnarok book 1) by Patrick A. Vanner (Baen 2010)

Backlog of books

  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  October 5
  4. The Genius Gene (Catherine Fox Trilogy 1) by Howard Birnberg (Book Guild 2010)
  5. At Empire’s Edge (Zak Cato book 1) by William C. Dietz (Ace 2009)
  6. The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive book 1) by Brandon Sanderson (Tor/MacMillan Audio 2010)
  7. The Colony (The Colony book 1) by Ray Harper (The Book Guild 2010) Review on TLR Sept 28
  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)
  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