Weekly Journal September 6-12

I was away to Stockholm this week and bought some books beside the work we did. Three books read but only one and a half review that is below my goal of three. My only excuse is that Way of Kings was so good I had to finish it. I blogg because it is fun to read so sometimes reading has to go first.

Notable posts this week

The fall season has started. This week premiered the remake of Nikita it was surprisingly good, read my review. Vampire Diaries Season 2 and Merlin Season 3 also premiered this week. A review of Merlin is coming up.

Monthly posts

You can read my picks of books for October on Wednesday this week.

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. I have read the three first protagonists this week but not recently. This makes it 110 and I still have about three to four posts left.

  1. Sirantha Jax – Jumper (Ann Aguirre)
  2. Clarissa MacDougall – First Lens Woman (E. E. ‘Doc’ Smith)
  3. Elle Arroway – Believer (Carl Sagan)
  4. Jean “Jeanie” Pelham Roker – Collector of Grey Hairs (Charles Sheffield)
  5. Jackal Segura – a Hope (Kelley Eskridge)

New SF Books in September

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


Books Read this week

  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)

Backlog of books

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

  1. Guardians of Paradise (The Hidden Empire book 3) by Jaine Fenn (Gollancz 2010)
  2. Do Unto Others … (Freehold bodyguards book 2) by Michael Z. Williamson (Baen 2010)
  3. The Colony (The Colony book 1) by Ray Harper (The Book Guild 2010) Review on TLR Sept 28
  4. A New Hope (2/4 Cavalry book 1) by Eric Johnson (Amazon kindle 2010)
  5. A Plague of Angels (A Plague of Angels book 1) by Sheri S. Tepper (HarperCollins 1994)
  6. Engima (Harmony book 2) by C. F. Bentley (Daw)
  7. Awakened Mage (Kingmaker Kingbreaker book 2) by Karen Miller (Orbit)
  8. Innocent Mage (Kingmaker Kingbreaker book 1) by Karen Miller (Orbit)
  9. Palimpsest by Catherynne M Valente (Bantam Spectra)
  10. Julian Comstock by Robert Charles Wilson (Tor)
  11. The City and the City by China Miéville (MacMillan)
  12. Vishnu at the Cat Circus by Ian McDonald (Pyr/Gollancz) – a novella
  13. Ashes and Stars (Omega Point Trilogy book 1) by George Zebrowski

Books bought by me this week


  1. The Waters Rising (A Plague of Angels book 2) by Sheri S. Tepper (Eos 2010)
  2. Divergence (AI book 3) by Tony Ballantyne (Bantam Spectra 2007)
  3. Capacity (AI book 2) by Tony Ballantyne (Bantam Spectra 2005)
  4. Recursion (AI book 1) by Tony Ballantyne (Bantam Spectra 2004)
  5. Prador Moon (A Polity Novel) by Neal Asher (Night Shade Books 2006)
  6. In the Company of Others by Julie E. Czerneda (Daw 2001)
  7. The Domino Pattern (Quadrail/Frank Compton book 4) by Timothy Zahn (Tor)
  8. The Morgaine Saga (Omnibus 1-3) by C. J. Cherryh (Daw 2000, 1st 1976-79)