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

BOOK REVIEW: The Currents of Space, by Isaac Asimov

-spoilers for the entire Foundation universe- Publisher: Grafton Genre: Space Opera Series: Galactic Empire (#2) Pages: 205 Publication Date: 1955 Verdict: 3/5 Rik doesn't remember much. Not his real name, not his old job, and certainly not his past. But he does one importnat fact: that the world is going to be destroyed within a … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Currents of Space, by Isaac Asimov

TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Picard, Season 1

-minor spoilers- Starring: Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Isa Briones, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, Harry Treadaway, Evan Evagora, Peyton List, Jeri Ryan, Brent Spiner Episodes: 10 Genre: Social SF, Space Opera Broadcaster: Amazon Prime (UK) First Aired: 23/01/2020 Verdict: 5/5 Star Trek: Picard set itself an almost impossible task right from the start. Take one of … Continue reading TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Picard, Season 1

BOOK REVIEW: Storm from the Shadows, by David Weber

-Major spoilers abound for previous books in the Honorverse. Click here for a full index of reviews- Publisher: Baen Series: Saganami Island (#2) Genre: Military SF Pages: 1050 Publication Date: 2009 Verdict: 2/5 It's been a turbulent few weeks for Michelle Henke. Captured by Haven, forced into a  diplomatic role and then promoted to Vice … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Storm from the Shadows, by David Weber

AUDIO REVIEW: Space Ninjas From Hell, by Victorius

Label: Napalm Records Genre: Speed Metal/Science Fantasy Tracks: 12 Runtime: 45 minutes Release Date: 17/01/2020 Verdict: 4/5 I don't like anime. In fact, I hate it. The jarring visual style, the over the top storytelling, the incomprehensible plotlines, the absolute black hole of a fandom. Yes, these are all ungenerous generalisations, but everything I've encountered … Continue reading AUDIO REVIEW: Space Ninjas From Hell, by Victorius

BOOK REVIEW: At All Costs, by David Weber

-Major spoilers for all previous books in the Honorverse. Click here for a full index of reviews- Publisher: Baen Series: Honor Harrington (#11) Genre: Military SF/Space Opera Pages: 852 Publication Date: 2005 Verdict: 4/5 The war with the republic of Haven has resumed, and the tide has turned against Manticore. Fighting a losing battle against … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: At All Costs, by David Weber