Weekly Journal October 10 – 16 2011

Not much of notice has passed this week besides work and I won’t bore you with that.

The first victims of the Fall season has been announced. TNT canceling Memphis Beat saddens me but not the other ones. MB had character and I am going to miss it.

Tonight The Walking Dead premieres season two. We are many who har been waiting and looking forward to that one. This was one of the great new shows last year. Now it is back with more than the double number of episodes and zombies. Season 2 picks up about five seconds in an overlap with the first season’s finale according to what we learned at Comic Con. The group has just left the CDC.

Rick, Lori and the other survivors leave Atlanta for a more rural setting in season 2. Things are going to get though as they start to run out of food, ammunition and other resources. The group is threatened by inner strife.

For fans of the graphic novels I can reveal that Michonne wont be appearing until season 3, but she is officially in the series, which is good news. Hershel’s farm will most likely be in this season and maybe we will see the Prison and the Governor too.

Lost Girl (Showcase) returns next Sunday after a two weeks hiatus.

Reading and watching has suffered a bit but my listen to The Retrieval Artist series continues as is B. V. Larson’s Star Force series. The later is entertaining military science fiction though I doubt it is going to win any literary recognition. Wonder when the third novel will be out in audio.

I have to reread A Beautiful Friendship so I can compare it to the ARC. I am a great fan of David Weber and his works and it pains me that I found A Beautiful Friendship ARC delightful in parts but lacking in the whole. Maybe Jane Lindskold will make better work with the sequels.

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Fall Season 2011

Featured posts

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Monthly Posts

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New SFF Books in October

My pick of books for November. Read my recommendations here or click on the covers for larger pictures.

    
  

My pick of books for October. Read my recommendations here or click on the covers for larger pictures.

    
  

Read This Week

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  1. Extinction (Star Force 2) B. V. Larson (Audible Frontiers 2011)
  2. Extremes (Retrieval Artist 2) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Audible Frontiers 2008, 1st 2003)

Reviews of Earlier Reads

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  1. A Beautiful Friendship (Honorverse YA) by David Weber (Baen)

Please see my list of books pending review and request reviews

Books Received

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Review copies

  1. Tusen Solarars Rike [Eng: Thousand Suns’ Realm] by Carl-Magnus Åsard (Wela 2011) – review copy

Books bought by me

 

  1. Consequences (Retrieval Artist 3) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Audible Frontiers 2008, 1st 2004)
  2. Extinction (Star Force 2)  B. V. Larson (Audible Frontiers 2011)