BOOK REVIEW: Open Secrets, by Dayton Ward

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: The Original Series Series: Vanguard (#4) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 426 Publication Date: 2009 Verdict: 5/5   Diego Reyes is no longer in command of Starbase 47. Facing a misconduct trial after leaking classified information to the media, heContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Open Secrets, by Dayton Ward”

AUDIO REVIEW: Ahsoka, by E.K. Johnston

-You can find the rest of my Star Wars content by clicking here- -This review contains some minor spoilers. Proceed with caution- Read By: Ashley Eckstein Genre: Space Opera Publisher: Disney Runtime: 7hrs 4m Release Date: 11/10/2016 Verdict: 4/5 Ahsoka Tano has turned her back on the Jedi. But as the newly founded Empire tightensContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Ahsoka, by E.K. Johnston”

BOOK REVIEW: Reap the Whirlwind, by David Mack

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: The Original Series, Season 1 Series: Vanguard (#3) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 409 Publication Date: 2007 Verdict: 4/5 Probed by the Federation and Klingon Empire alike, the Taurus Reach is beginning to reveal its secrets. Yet the Tholians haveContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Reap the Whirlwind, by David Mack”

BOOK REVIEW: The Cruel Stars, by John Birmingham

Series: The Cruel Stars (#1) Publisher: Head of Zeus Genre: Military SF Pages: 482 Publication Date: 2019 Verdict: 4/5 Long after they were assumed defeated, the Sturm have returned to menace human civilisation once again. In a devastating first strike, they unleash chaos across countless worlds. And they are only just getting started . . .Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Cruel Stars, by John Birmingham”

TBR and Beyond: June 2021

Welcome to the first in a new series of posts entitled TBR and beyond. On the last of the year, I make a list of all the science fiction material coming out in the year ahead. You can find the 2021 version by clicking on this link. The problem is that publication dates shift aroundContinue reading “TBR and Beyond: June 2021”

BOOK REVIEW: Summon the Thunder, by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: The Original Series, Season 1 Series: Vanguard (#2) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 416 Publication Date: 2006 Verdict: 3/5   Despite the shocking loss of the USS Bombay, the crew of Starbase 47 continue their mission to uncover the secrets ofContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Summon the Thunder, by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore”

TV REVIEW: Vagrant Queen

Starring: Adriyan Rae, Tim Rozon, Alex McGregor, Paul du Toit Seasons: 1 Episodes: 10 Genre: Space Opera, Comedy Broadcaster: SyFy First Aired: 2020 Verdict: 5/5 Stop me if you’ve heard this before. A renegade royal in hiding, a brilliant mechanic, and a charming rogue team up to fight an evil space empire. On the faceContinue reading “TV REVIEW: Vagrant Queen”

BOOK REVIEW: Harbinger, by David Mack

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: The Original Series, Season 1 Series: Vanguard (#1) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 374 Publication Date: 2005 Verdict: 4/5 On the Federation’s newest frontier, an expanse of space known as the Taurus Reach, stands Starbase 47, better known as Vanguard.Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Harbinger, by David Mack”

AUDIO REVIEW: Human, by Kalah

-with my thanks to the band for sending me a review copy- Label: Independent Genre: Electronica/Melodic/Metal Tracks: 4 Runtime: 19 minutes Release Date: 01/06/2021 Verdict: 4/5 In their follow-up to to February’s Descent, Italian band Kalah continue to showcase a dazzling variety of musical styles. This is an album that hits you in a wall ofContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Human, by Kalah”

BOOK REVIEW: House Corrino, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Series: Prelude to Dune (#3) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 590 Publication Date: 2001 Verdict: 4/5 The tyranny of Emperor Shaddam Corrino deepens, as do the conspiracies surrounding him. But for all his attempts to force order upon the Galaxy, theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: House Corrino, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”