AUDIO REVIEW: Kevin + Abi and the Secret of the Golden Pendant, by Paul Shapera

Genre: Crime, Time Travel Runtime: 1hr 15mins Release Date: 23/02/2021 Cast: Paul Shapera, Kerttu Aarnipuu, Oliver Marsh, Kiera-Marie Somers, Lauren Osborn, Hayley Warner, Verdict: 5/5 The third volume in Paul Shapera’s trilogy of intricate and long-titled ‘secret’ New Albion albums has been out for less than two months, but it’s already my favourite of the set.Continue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Kevin + Abi and the Secret of the Golden Pendant, by Paul Shapera”

BOOK REVIEW: Armageddon Saint, by Gav Thorpe

–click here for a full list of all my Warhammer 40,000 content– Publisher: Black Library Series: Last Chancers (#4) Genre: Military SF Pages: 319 Publication Date: 2020 Verdict: 3/5   Lieutenant Kage of the 13th Legion is dead, having thrown himself into the flames in pursuit of the enemy. But from the ashes rises theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Armageddon Saint, by Gav Thorpe”

BOOK REVIEW: Koko Uncaged, by Keiran Shea

–click here for my review of book one, Koko Takes A Holiday– Series: Koko (#3) Publisher: Titan Genre: Cyberpunk Pages: 351 Publication Date: 2018 Verdict: 1/5   Koko Martstellar is back, this time on a ship bound for space. Having lost everything, Koko throws herself into an all-or-nothing battle against the odds. With the universeContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Koko Uncaged, by Keiran Shea”

BOOK REVIEW: A Desolation Called Peace, by Arkady Martine

–Major spoilers for A Memory Called Empire– Publisher: Tor Series: Teixcalaan (#2) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 480 Publication Date: 04/03/2021 Verdict: 5/5 Teixcalaan expands outwards, consuming all in its path. Except Lsel Station, which has negotiated a fragile peace in the face of a greater threat. A fleet is approaching human space. Unidentified, unknowable, andContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: A Desolation Called Peace, by Arkady Martine”

THE WISHLIST: Heavy Hitters of Science Fiction

I consider myself pretty well-read when it comes to science fiction. Look at my shelves and you’ll see a lot of the big names. Asimov, Herbert, Scalzi, Weber. There’s tie-in novels for Star Trek, Star Wars, and more. Then there’s books no one else seems to have heard of. Michael Mammay, Christopher Ruocchio, H. BeamContinue reading “THE WISHLIST: Heavy Hitters of Science Fiction”

BOOK REVIEW: What Price Honor? by Dave Stern

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Enterprise, Season 1 Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera/Military SF Pages: 298 Publication Date: 2003 Verdict: 4/5 A member of the Enterprise crew is dead, having seemingly turned traitor. But is there more to the story of Alana Hart? And how does itContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: What Price Honor? by Dave Stern”

BOOK REVIEW: By the Book, by Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine Kathryn Rusch

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Enterprise, Season 1 Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Social SF Pages: 252 Publication Date: 2003 Verdict: 4/5 First contact is the reason Jonathan Archer travels, but what do you do when communication with aliens is impossible? And when there are two aliens onContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: By the Book, by Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine Kathryn Rusch”

BOOK REVIEW: Broken Bow, by Diane Carey

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– (Based on the screenplay by Rick Berman & Brannon Braga) Era: Enterprise, Season 1 Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 282 Publication Date: 2003 Verdict: 3/5 Enterprise. The NX-01 will be Earth’s first warp five starship. But before the ship can beContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Broken Bow, by Diane Carey”

BOOK REVIEW: Dead Men Walking, by Steve Lyons

–click here for a full list of all my Warhammer 40,000 content–   Publisher: Black Library Genre: Military SF Pages: 414 Publication Date: 2010 Verdict: 5/5 The Death Korps of Krieg are among the most infamous Imperial soldiers. Bred for war and determined to die for the God-Emperor, they are utterly without mercy. Now theyContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Dead Men Walking, by Steve Lyons”

BOOK REVIEW: Koko the Mighty, by Kieran Shea

–click here for my review of book one, Koko Takes A Holiday– Series: Koko (#2) Publisher: Titan Genre: Cyberpunk Pages: 323 Publication Date: 2015 Verdict: 1/5 Koko has done her best to settle down, but sometimes trouble finds you. Once again pursued by people who want her dead, Koko flees the Sixty. But is herContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Koko the Mighty, by Kieran Shea”