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Saturday, December 10, 2016

11:44AM - Timothy Zahn: Cobra

The first in a science fiction series but can be read as a stand-alone.

Publication year: 1985
Format: print
Page count: 346
Publisher: Baen
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Thursday, December 8, 2016

11:06PM - Guilty Pleasure

Booking Through Thursday

What’s your guilty pleasure, reading-wise?

I'm sure there are people who think that everything I read is a guilty pleasure. :)
Superhero comics and O'Donnell's Modesty Blaise books certainly qualify.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

4:45PM - John David Krygelski: Time Cursor

A stand-alone time travel book.

Publication year: 2010
Format: Audio
Running time: 11 hours and 43 minutes
Narrator: John David Krygelski

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

1:27PM - Top Ten new to me authors this year

Today the topic of Top Ten Tuesday is Top 10 new to me authors I read this year

This year I concentrated on read books I already own and thought that I wouldn’t read many new to me authors at all. However, I ended up reading 24 new authors, most of them in audio format but some from my own book shelves.

Four of them clicked with me so well that I’m going to read more from them:
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Monday, December 5, 2016

11:39PM - Vintage Science Fiction month 2017

Andrea is hosting Vintage Science Fiction Month in January. I'm joining the fun with a batch of Leigh Brackett books.

Ok, so Vintage Month. The idea is to read (or watch or listen to) anything scifi / fantasy / spec fic / fantastika from 1979 or earlier. You can read a book, listen to an audio book, watch old movies or TV shows. Then talk about it online. Or comment on someone else’s post online. Don’t have time to experience something Vintage-y in January? That’s OK too. If you comment on someone else’s Vintage post, guess what? You’re a participant in Vintage Month. Why 1979 you ask? It’s the year I was born.

My tbr:
The Ginger Star (1975), The Hounds of Skaith (1976), The Sword of Rhiannon (1953), The Reavers of Skaith (1976), and Planet Stories 1 (1975) where Brackett is the editor.

Happy reading, everyone!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

10:53PM - Peter O’Donnell: The Night of the Morningstar

A Modesty Blaise adventure.

Publication year: 1982
Publication year of the Finnish translation: 2012
Translator: Veli-Pekka Ketola
Format: print
Page count: 275
Publisher of the Finnish translation: Jalava
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Saturday, December 3, 2016

10:55AM - 2017 Sci-Fi Experience

Carl invites all of us to take part in his Sci-Fi experience:

The Sci-Fi Experience will hopefully give people an opportunity to:

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

6:43PM - Karl K. Gallagher: Torchship Pilot

The second book in the science fiction series.

Publication year: 2016
Format: ebook
Page count: Kindle doesn’t have them
Publisher: Kelt Haven Press
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Saturday, November 26, 2016

5:20PM - Matthew Hughes: Majestrum

First in a science fiction series. Can be read as a stand-alone.

Publication year: 2007
Format: print
Page count: 232 + an excerpt of Spiral Labyrinth
Publisher: Night Shade books
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

9:30PM - Rachel Aaron: The Spirit Thief

The first book in the fantasy series the Legend of Eli Monpress.

Publication year: 2010
Format: Audio
Running time: 8 hours and 20 minutes
Narrator: Luke Daniels
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Monday, November 21, 2016

11:14PM - Kristine Kathryn Rusch ed.: Women of Futures Past: Classic Stories

A collection of science fiction short stories by very influential women writers. The oldest was written in 1933 and the newest 1989.

Publication year: 2016
Format: print
Page count: 267
Publisher: Baen
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

12:52PM - Peter Clines: The Fold

A stand-alone science fiction book.

Publication year: 2006
Format: Audio
Running time: 10 hours and 52 minutes
Narrator: Ray Porter
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

5:11PM - Some figures about my science fiction reading

Rinn provided stats about her science fiction reading in 2015, inspiring me to do the same:
Note, I’m including here only novels. I also read three short story collections which had SF stories. The collections would change the stats even more towards multiple POVs.
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Sunday, November 13, 2016

3:08PM - China Miéville: The City and the City

A stand-alone speculative fiction detective story.

Finnish name: Toiset (the others)
Publication year: 2009
Publication year of the Finnish translation: 2011
Translator: J. Pekka Mäkelä
Format: print
Page count: 367
Publisher of the Finnish translation: Karisto
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Saturday, November 12, 2016

4:29PM - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Fool’s Gold

Comic book based on the TV-show, collects issues 1-4.
Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists: Fabio Mantovani, Emanuela Lupacchino, Franscesco Lo Storto

The comic is set after Sisko was promoted to captain but before Worf’s arrival to the station.
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Friday, November 11, 2016


Happy birthday, iosef!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

11:26AM - Tanya Huff: The Second Summoning

The second book in a humorous fantasy series.

Publication year: 2001
Format: print
Page count: 416
Publisher: DAW
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Sunday, November 6, 2016

8:38PM - Kris Nelscott: Days of Rage

The sixth book in the historical mystery Smokey Dalton series set in Chicago 1969.

Publication year: 2006
Format: Audio
Running time: 11 hours and 28 minutes
Narrator: Mirron Willis
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Saturday, November 5, 2016

11:09AM - Star Trek: the Next Generation: Hive

Comic book based on the TV-show, collects issues 1-4. Alternate future with Borgs!

Writers: Brannon Braga, Terry Matalas, Travis Fickett
Artists: Joe Corroney, Matt Fillbach, Shawn Fillbach

Set after the end of TNG series with Riker and Troi aboard U.S.S. Titan and Data destroyed.
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

11:30PM - Star Trek: the Next Generation: Ghosts

Comic book based on the TV-show, collects issues 1-5.
Writer: Zander Cannon
Artists: Javier Aranda, German Torres-Ruiz, Marc Rueda
Publisher: IDW

Set during the fourth season.
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