Saturday, December 22, 2012

Edi's Weekend Wave issue #1252

Hello and welcome to issue #1252 of Edi's Weekend Wave which is the last but one issue in 2012.
It has been a good week for me and the blog till Thursday evening. Then cough and running nose returned. I can't remember the last time when I got it twice in one month. It is annoying and hinders me to enjoy my days off.


Edi's Guidepost
The Lighthouse
News and information straight from the horse's mouth by Lighthouse keeper ediFanoB

  1. Reading progress
The latest report from our shelf shop net correspondent Bona
  1. Three books for free
Messages from the depths of the blogosphere by spheronaut Bona Fide
  1. Bonsai Art
  2. Giant Robots
Remote control junkie Fide and his zapping highlights
  1. Merry Christmas

The member of the house of quotes and a quote himself the Keeper of the minutes ( we call him Kotm) fished for you
  1. German proverbs, sayings and idioms Madness

The Lighthouse

What a great week. I posted three reviews and I finished three books! In sum I read 769 pages.

I finished

- King of Thorns (pb, 2012) [ISBN-13: 978-0007481897] by Mark Lawrence
An excellent read.

- Sea of Crises (digital and pb, April 2012) [ASIN: B007QYPU8U; ISBN-13: 978-0985401405] by Marty Steere
I liked it a lot. Read my review.

- Invaded: The Darkest Day (digital, July 2012) [ASIN: B008QDDSBG] by by Rosalie Skinner
This is the fifth book in the amazing The Chronicles of Caleath series.


- 95 pages in Time's Arrow (pb, 13th of November 2012) [ISBN-13: 978-1781080634] by Jonathan Green which is the latest book in the world of PAX BRITANNIA....

Enjoy your weekend ....


Dear readers, I'm the one to tell you about books - only books? What about novellas and other stuff? My name is Bona. I scour shelves, shops and the net for books. If you call me a book whore I would not gainsay you. But be aware I have my own, sometimes elusive taste.

Incredible! I "survived" another week without buying a book!
BUT I got three books for free.
Thanks to Civilian Reader where I spotted following information.
I hope the offer is still valid. You have to try.

As you can see, the world is still turning. There has been no apocalypse.
Night Shade Books celebrates the WE SURVIVED! giveaway.

You can get a free digital copy of following three books:

SEED (digital, November 2011) [Kindle ASIN: B006QO19X6] by Rob Ziegler.
"It's the dawn of the 22nd century, and the world has fallen apart. Decades of war and resource depletion have toppled governments. The ecosystem has collapsed. A new dust bowl sweeps the American West. The United States has become a nation of migrants -starving masses of nomads who seek out a living in desert wastelands and encampments outside government seed-distribution warehouses.
In this new world, there is a new power. Satori is more than just a corporation, she is an intelligent, living city that grew out of the ruins of Denver. Satori bioengineers both the climate-resistant seed that feeds a hungry nation, and her own post-human genetic Designers, Advocates, and Laborers. What remains of the United States government now exists solely to distribute Satori seed; a defeated American military doles out bar-coded, single-use Satori seed to the nation's starving citizens.
When one of Satori's Designers goes rogue, Agent Sienna Doss-Ex-Army Ranger turned glorified bodyguard-is tasked by the government to bring her in: The government wants to use the Designer to break Satori's stranglehold on seed production and reassert themselves as the center of power.
Sianna Doss's search for the Designer intersects with Brood and his younger brother Pollo - orphans scrapping by on the fringes of the wastelands. Pollo is abducted, because he is believed to suffer from Tet, a newly emergent disease, the victims of which are harvested by Satori.
As events spin out of control, Brood and Sienna Doss find themselves at the heart of Satori, where an explosive climax promises to reshape the future of the world." [Source]

Osiris (digital, February 2013 !!) [Kindle ASIN: B00AQK80N8] by E. J. Swift,which is the first book in the The Osiris Project series.
"Osiris is a lost city. She has lost the world and the world has lost her.
Adelaide Rechnov wealthy socialite and granddaughter of the Architect, spends her time in pointless luxury, rebelling against her family in a series of jaded social extravagances and scandals until her twin brother disappears in mysterious circumstances.
Vikram Bai lives in the Western Quarter, home to the poor decedents of storm refugees and effectively quarantined from the wealthy elite. His people live with cold and starvation, but the brutal winter coming promises civil unrest, and a return to the riots of previous years.
Brought together by circumstance and fate, these two very different people attempt to bridge the divide lurking at the heart of Osiris, but who is using whom, and what secrets will they uncover" [Source]

Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse (digital, December 2007) [Kindle ASIN: B005M9430W] by John Joseph Adams.
"Famine, Death, War, and Pestilence: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the harbingers of Armageddon — these are our guides through the Wastelands...
From the Book of Revelation to The Road Warrior; from A Canticle for Leibowitz to The Road, storytellers have long imagined the end of the world, weaving eschatological tales of catastrophe, chaos, and calamity. In doing so, these visionary authors have addressed one of the most challenging and enduring themes of imaginative fiction: the nature of life in the aftermath of total societal collapse.
Gathering together the best post-apocalyptic literature of the last two decades from many of today’s most renowned authors of speculative fiction — including George R.R. Martin, Gene Wolfe, Orson Scott Card, Carol Emshwiller, Jonathan Lethem, Octavia E. Butler, and Stephen King — Wastelands explores the scientific, psychological, and philosophical questions of what it means to remain human in the wake of Armageddon. Whether the end of the world comes through nuclear war, ecological disaster, or cosmological cataclysm, these are tales of survivors, in some cases struggling to rebuild the society that was, in others, merely surviving, scrounging for food in depopulated ruins and defending themselves against monsters, mutants, and marauders.
Complete with introductions and an indispensable appendix of recommendations for further reading, Wastelands delves into this bleak landscape, uncovering the raw human emotion and heart-pounding thrills at the genre’s core.
Contains the following stories:
Introduction by John Joseph Adams
The End of the Whole Mess by Stephen King
Salvage by Orson Scott Card
The People of Sand and Slag by Paolo Bacigalupi
Bread and Bombs by M. Rickert
How We Got In Town and Out Again by Jonathan Lethem Dark,
Dark Were the Tunnels by George R. R. Martin
Waiting for the Zephyr by Tobias S. Buckell
Never Despair by Jack McDevitt
When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth by Cory Doctorow
The Last of the O-Forms by James Van Pelt
Still Life With Apocalypse by Richard Kadrey
Artie’s Angels by Catherine Wells
Judgment Passed by Jerry Oltion
Mute by Gene Wolfe
Inertia by Nancy Kress
And the Deep Blue Sea by Elizabeth Bear
Speech Sounds by Octavia E. Butler
Killers by Carol Emshwiller
Ginny Sweethips’ Flying Circus by Neal Barrett, Jr.
The End of the World as We Know It by Dale Bailey
A Song Before Sunset by David Grigg
Episode Seven... by John Langan
Appendix: For Further Reading" [Source]


Email stillhere[at]nightshadebooks[dot]com and you’ll receive an auto response from Night Shade Books with a username, password and link to our download site where you’ll be able to download the .epub or .mobi files of three of Night Shade’s most exciting and appropriately apocalyptic titles: Seed by Rob Zeigler, Osiris by E.J. Swift, and Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse by John Joseph Adams. ("at" and "dot" added) 

No more today, see you next week ......

Hey, I'm Bona Fide. I just came back from my last foray through the blogosphere. What can you expect from me? I tell you: Everything from Art to Fart as long as there is any faint connection to books. And here is some honey from the beehive blogosphere...

I really like bonsai trees. Maybe I found an alternative over at the WebUrbanist. Have a look at

I think most of us know giant robots from movies. But over at Dark Roasted Blend you find the proof that you can find them around the world. You do not bleive me? Then have a look at

That's it for today. Come back next week for more ......

Hey, it's me Fide. I'm a remote control professional. I'm that fast that I can watch two movies at the same time.
But don't worry. All the stuff I present to you will be shown at normal speed.

Instead of a movie trailer I want wish all my readers a MERRY CHRISTMAS with the following video:

That's all for today. See you next time....


I 'm the Keeper of the minutes. But I don't mind when you call me Kotm. No, no. I don't explain to you how to pronounce.

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