Weekly Journal September 27 – October 3

I am suffering from television overload. Last weeks premieres continued this week with some great premieres. SGU was the TV highlight of the week.

I read three Novels this week and I was mighty impressed by Karl Schroeder’s Virga series. It was enjoyable post singularity steampunk adventures and Queen of Candesce even had a really formidable female protagonist. I also wrote two reviews and published three.

Notable posts this week

Monthly posts

Formidable Female Protagonists in Science Fiction

This week is the last regular FFPinSF post, I will write an afterword next week and then return with a new post as soon as I have five new ones.

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. Lauren Olamina – Feeler of Pain (Octavia Butler)
  2. Venera Fanning – Queen of Candesce (Karl Schroeder)
  3. Rachel Berenson – The War Goddess (K. A. Applegate)
  4. Lila Black – Half Machine (Justina Robson)
  5. Cherijo Grey Veil – Stardoc (S. L. Viehl)

New SF Books in October

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

Books Read this week

  1. Queen of Candesce (Virga book 2, Omnibus Virga: Cities of Air) by Karl Schroeder (Tor 2007)
  2. Sun of Suns (Virga book 1, Omnibus Virga: Cities of Air) by Karl Schroeder (Tor 2006)
  3. The Domino Pattern (Quadrail book 4) by Timothy Zahn (Tor)

Reviews to be Published

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