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

BOOK REVIEW: The Lesser Devil, by Christopher Ruocchio

-minor spoilers for Empire of Silence- Publisher: Self Published Genre: Space Opera Pages: 171 Publication Date: 25/02/2020 Verdict: 5/5 Hadrian Marlowe, the Sun Eater, is famous throughout the Sollan Empire and beyond. But what of his family? What of the brother he left behind? When Crispin Marlowe is the target of an assassination attempt, he … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Lesser Devil, by Christopher Ruocchio

BOOK REVIEW: The Stars Like Dust, by Isaac Asimov

-spoilers for the entire Foundation universe- Publisher: Panther Genre: Space Opera Series: Galactic Empire (1) Pages: 189 Publication Date: 1958 Verdict: 3/5 The Tyranni are taking over the once-free worlds of the Galaxy. With a powerful fleet and superior resources, all seem destined to fall before them. Unless, that is, one Biron Farrill can turn … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Stars Like Dust, by Isaac Asimov

BOOK REVIEW: The Supernova Era, by Cixin Liu

Translator: Joel Martinsen Publisher: Head of Zeus Genre: Social SF Pages: 442 Publication Date: 22/10/2019 (this translation) Rating: 5/5 Eight light years away, a star has gone supernova. The radiation burns across the Earth, giving every human being a lethal dose. Every human, that is, over the age of thirteen. It is these children who … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Supernova Era, by Cixin Liu