Jul. 30th, 2012

July Media

Jul. 30th, 2012 07:48 pm
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Books Read in July

  1. Hugo Stories 2011 [H]
    • Jul 06: The Man Who Bridged the Mist by Kij Johnson, Novella, Asimov’s, Fantasy, With all the supernatural fluff, it is a story about choices and change
    • Jul 15: Ray of Light by Brad R. Torgersen, Novelette, Analog, SF,
      Submarine story
    • Jul 15: The Ice Owl by Carolyn Gilman, Novella, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, SF, A sad and anti-climatic tale of planet hopping
    • Jul 19: The Copenhagen Interpretation by Paul Cornell, Novelette, Asimov's, SF, Alternate History Reletivity
    • Jul 19: What We Found By Geoff Ryman, Novelette, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, SF, Quantum Geneology
    • Jul 22: Countdown By Mira Grant, Novelella, Orbit, SF, A moving story, like Titanic
    • Jul 22: Outbound By Brad R. Torgersen, Novelette, Silent Forge Press, SF, interesting story, but I'm unsure of the ending
  2. Project Stories,
    • Jul 18: Bonding to Genji by David Brin, Novelette, 1992, Murasaki (Bantam Books), SF [R,S] Haste makes waste
    • Jul 27: Vintage Seasons by C.L. Moore, Novelette, 1946, Astounding Science Fiction, SF [S] A "forbidden fruit" time travel story
  3. Jul 14: Embassytown by China Miéville, 2011, Macmillan / Del Rey, SF [H]
      Some interesting ideas, but a slog to get to the end
  4. Jul 17: Soulless by Gail Carriger (The Parasol Protectorate #1) 2009, Orbit (Hachette), Period Fantasy [G]
      Delightful Tongue-in-cheek Victorian Urban Fantasy
  5. Jul 30: Buried Deep by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Retrieval Artist #4) 2005, ROC (NAL), SF, Alien [S]
      Lots of POV's for a detective story. Possibly the best of the series

Podcasts in July

  1. Writing Excuses (Season 7) by Mary Robinette Kowal, Brandon Sanderson, Howard Tayler, & Dan Wells; Panel, NonFiction (F/SF); In Progress
      I just like to listen to writers talking about writing
  2. I Should be Writing #ISBW by Mur Lafferty, NonFiction; In Progress
      The podcast for wanna-be fiction writers
  3. SF SqueeCast (Season #2) by Lynne M. Thomas, Seanan McGuire, Paul Cornell, Elizabeth Bear, and Catherynne M. Valente, Panel, NonFiction (F/SF); In Progress
      A fun fannish interest panel, suffers a bit from remote connectivity format
  4. The Roundtable Podcast by Dave Robison & Brion Humphrey (Season #1), Speculative Fiction Story Workshop; In Progress;
      A chance to learn about writing from the mistakes of others

Vlogs in July

  1. MHS Hysteria Log: Eternity Clock (Mini-Series) by "Stagethane", Full Cast, Steampunk/Time Travel SF; Complete
      A series of short (4-8 minute) tongue-in-cheek vignettes.


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