BOOK REVIEW: Demon In White, by Christopher Ruocchio

-Spoilers for Empire of Silence and Howling Dark- Publisher: Gollancz Series: The Sun Eater (#3) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 746 Publication Date: 30/07/2020 Verdict: 5/5 Hadrian Marlowe has risen far in the ranks of the Sollan Empire, spearheading the war against the Cielcin. Yet not all threats are as obvious as the alien aggressors. In … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Demon In White, by Christopher Ruocchio

AUDIO REVIEW: Nash Harding and the Secret of the Twisted Tower, by Paul Shapera

Genre: Science Fantasy/Hippiepunk Runtime: 1hr 37mins Cast: Paul Shapera, Kerttu Aarnipuu, Hayley Warner, Jessica Singer, Jessica Law, Lauren Osborn, Marjolein Nijsten Verdict: 4/5   A thematic successor to Katy Shaw and the Search for the Stolen Secret, Nash Harding and the Secret of the Twisted Tower takes place in the halcyon days of New Albion, … Continue reading AUDIO REVIEW: Nash Harding and the Secret of the Twisted Tower, by Paul Shapera

BOOK REVIEW: Kobayashi Maru, by Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels

-Click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews- Era: Enterprise Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Space Opera Pages: 475 Publication Date: 2008 Verdict: 5/5 The Romulan Star Empire wages a secret war against the nascent Coalition of Planets. Haunted by piracy and split by hidden agendas, the Coalition may be over … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Kobayashi Maru, by Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels

BOOK REVIEW: Hold Up The Sky, by Cixin Liu

Translators: John Chu, Adam Lanphier, Joel Martinsen, Carmen Yiling Yan, Publisher: Head of Zeus Genre: Social SF Pages: 334 Publication Date: 01/10/2020 (this translation) Rating: 4/5   With Hold Up the Sky, Head of Zeus continue their excellent track record of putting out English translations of Chinese SF. This particular collection stems from the pen … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Hold Up The Sky, by Cixin Liu

BOOK REVIEW: Full Circle, by Kirsten Beyer

-this review contains major spoilers. Proceed with caution- Era: Post-Voyager Series: Voager: Full Circle (#1) Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Space Opera Pages: 561 Publication Date: 2009 Verdict: 4/5 A year after Kathryn Janeway led her ship and its crew back to the Alpha Quadrant, Starfleet prepares for the next mission of the USS Voyager. … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Full Circle, by Kirsten Beyer

BOOK REVIEW: One Constant Star, by David R. George III

Era: The Lost Era Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Space Opera Pages: 382 Publication Date: 2016 Verdict: 3/5 Decades after the adventures of James T. Kirk, Demora Sulu sits in the captain's chair of the Enterprise-B. When an away team takes losses and Sulu leads the rescue mission, she finds that the past is keen … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: One Constant Star, by David R. George III

TV REVIEW: Blake’s 7

Cast: Michael Keating, Paul Darrow, Peter Tuddenham, Jan Chappell, Jacqueline Pearce, Gareth Thomas, Sally Knyvette, Steven Pacey, Joesette Simon, David Jackson, Glynis Barber Seasons: 4 Episodes: 52 Genre: Space Opera Broadcaster: BBC First Aired: 1978-1981 Verdict: 5/5 Wrapping up my boxsets of classic science fiction TV shows that I got last Christams comes Blake's 7, … Continue reading TV REVIEW: Blake’s 7

BOOK REVIEW: The Good That Men Do, by Andy Mangels & Michael A. Martin

-this review contains major spoilers for the Enterprise series finale, continue at your own risk- Era: Enterprise Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Space Opera Pages: 446 Publication Date: 2007 Verdict: 5/5 Everyone thinks they know the story of the NX-01's finale voyage, and how Jonathan Archer helped found the United Federation of Planets. But what … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Good That Men Do, by Andy Mangels & Michael A. Martin

BOOK REVIEW: Ballistic, by Marko Kloos

-spoilers for Aftershocks. Proceed at your peril- Publisher: 47North Series: The Palladium Wars (#2) Genre: Military SF Pages: 306 Publication Date: 26/05/2020 Verdict: 4/5 Aden is trying to put his life back together after the war, and has finally found a way to leave his past behind. But not everyone is so keen to let sleeping … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Ballistic, by Marko Kloos

AUDIO REVIEW: The Original, by Brandon Sanderson & Mary Robinette Kowal

Genre: SF Crime Publisher: Mainframe Runtime: 3hrs 24mins Narrator: Julia Whelan Release Date: 14/09/2020 Verdict: 4/5 Holly Winseed wakes up in a hospital to find that her husband is dead, and that she was the killer. Or at least, her original was. The new Holly is a clone, and now has only days to bring … Continue reading AUDIO REVIEW: The Original, by Brandon Sanderson & Mary Robinette Kowal