BOOK REVIEW: Shadow of Freedom, by David Weber

-Major spoilers abound for all previous books in the Honorverse. Click here for a full index of reviews- Publisher: Baen Series: Saganami Island (#3) Genre: Military SF Pages: 597 Publication Date: 2013 Verdict: 3/5   As tensions between the Star Empire of Manticore and the Solarian League threaten to erupt into an all out shooting … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Shadow of Freedom, by David Weber

BOOK REVIEW: Prelude to Foundation, by Isaac Asimov

-spoilers for the entire Foundation universe- Publisher: Guild Publishing Genre: Social SF Series: Foundation Prequels (#1) Pages: 461 Publication Date: 1988 Verdict: 5/5 Hari Seldon has come to Trantor to present his latest paper: a mathematical treatise on his bold new theory of psychohistory. But while Seldon sees his paper as little more than a … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Prelude to Foundation, by Isaac Asimov

BOOK REVIEW: The Last Emperox, by John Scalzi

-spoilers for The Collapsing Empire and The Consuming Fire- Publisher: Tor Series: The Interdependency (#3) Genre: Space Opera Pages 313 Publication Date: 14/04/2020 Verdict: 5/5 The Interdependency is doomed. With the Flow collapsing, interstellar travel will soon become a thing of the past. Emperox Grayland II stagess a last desperate bid to save as many … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Last Emperox, by John Scalzi

BOOK REVIEW: Firewalkers, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Publisher: Solaris Genre: Tomorrow Fiction/Post-Apocalyptic Pages: 184 Publication Date: 14/05/2020 Verdict: 4/5 The Earth is burning.¬†As the last of the rich and famous depart for a new life in space, those less fortunate scrape out a living to make the wealthies' dreams a reality. Tasked with investigating a power supply issue, Firewalker Mao will uncover … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Firewalkers, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

BOOK REVIEW: A Rising Thunder, by David Weber

-Major spoilers abound for all previous books in the Honorverse. Click here for a full index of reviews- Publisher: Baen Series: Honor Harrington (#13) Genre: Military SF/Space Opera Pages: 626 Publication Date: 2012 Verdict: 4/5 War is coming. Though they have made peace with their ancient foes in Haven, the Star Empire of Manticore now … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: A Rising Thunder, by David Weber

TV REVIEW: Upload, Season 1

-minor spoilers- Starring: Robbie Amell, Andy Allo, Zainab Johnson, Kevin Bigley, Allegra Edwards Episodes: 10 Genre: Cyberpunk/Romantic Comedy Broadcaster: Amazon Prime First Aired: 01/05/2020 Verdict: 4/5 Upload is a new series in which someone dies and finds themselves in a bizarre afterlife in which they don't belong. But don't make the mistake of assuming this … Continue reading TV REVIEW: Upload, Season 1

BOOK REVIEW: Pebble in the Sky, by Isaac Asimov

-spoilers for the entire Foundation universe- Publisher: Orb Genre: Time Travel Series: Galactic Empire (#3) Pages: 255 Publication Date: 1950 Verdict: 3/5 Joseph Schwartz, aged sixty two, is accidentally propelled thousands of years into the future. Stranded in an unfamiliar Earth, he learns of a conspiracy that could endanger the entire Galaxy. And also of … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Pebble in the Sky, by Isaac Asimov

BOOK REVIEW: Mission of Honor, by David Weber

-Major spoilers abound for all previous books in the Honorverse. Click here for a full index of reviews- Publisher: Baen Series: Honor Harrington (#12) Genre: Military SF/Space Opera Pages: 832 Publication Date: 2010 Verdict: 4/5 Manticore and Haven have fought each other to a bloody stalemate. With both nations devestated by decades of war, the … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Mission of Honor, by David Weber

AUDIO REVIEW: Saga of the Beast, by David Annandale

Series: Saga of the Beast (#1-4) Genre: Science Fantasy Publisher: Black Library Runtime: 4hrs 23mins Release Date: 28/03/2020 Cast: Tom Alexander, Charles Armstrong, Gareth Armstrong, Ian Brooker, Steve Conlin, Andrew Fettes, Jonathan Keeble, Colleen Prendergast, Jon Rand, Richard Reed Verdict: 4/5 Ragnar Blackmane, the youngest of the Space Wolf jarls, has earned a great victory … Continue reading AUDIO REVIEW: Saga of the Beast, by David Annandale