TBR & BEYOND: January 2022

Hello and welcome to the first TBR & BEYOND of a new year. I’ve changed the format up a bit for 2022, so be sure to let me know what you think. Hopefully it will be a little easier to read and keep track of. Let’s get right to it. TBR That’s a lot ofContinue reading “TBR & BEYOND: January 2022”

MONTHLY WRAP-UP: December 2021

December has been a busy month, both in life and on the blog. The usual festivities and end of year celebrations are ongoing, but I’m taking the time out to wrap up the month that’s almost over. Let’s get to it. Book Haul December was always going to be the month of the big bookContinue reading “MONTHLY WRAP-UP: December 2021”

BOOK REVIEW: Brutal Kunnin, by Mike Brooks

Click here for all of my Warhammer 40000 reviews Publisher: Black Library Genre: Grimdark SF Pages: 325 Publication Date: 2020 Verdict: 4/5   Ere we go ladz! Da orks is coming to Hephaestos, and no humies, no matter how shiny and tek-priesty they may be can stop dem! Except dere’s a whole lot of titansContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Brutal Kunnin, by Mike Brooks”

BOOK REVIEW: Scornful Stars, by Richard Baker

Hold up, this is a sequel! You can find my review of the previous book by clicking this link. Series: Breaker of Empires (#3) Publisher: Tor Genre: Military SF Pages: 459 Publication Date: 2019 Verdict: 3/5   Sikander Singh North’s naval career is on the rise, and now he has a ship of his ownContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Scornful Stars, by Richard Baker”

INCOMING FIRE: Upcoming SF in 2022

Congratulations! You’ve survived another year. And for that you deserve a reward. Now, if you’re anything like me, you’ll already have a stack of books to read after the festive season. But what TBR is complete without *one more book*? Certainly not mine. And it looks like 2022 will have enough books on the wayContinue reading “INCOMING FIRE: Upcoming SF in 2022”

BOOK REVIEW: Ascension, by Darius Hinks

Click here for all of my Warhammer 40000 reviews Publisher: Black Library Series: Blackstone Fortress (#2) Genre: Grimdark SF Pages: 445 Publication Date: 2020 Verdict: 3/5   Rogue trader Janus Draik has a problem. Cut off from support, he’s stuck in Precipice without friends or funds. Worse still, there’s a cult that sees him as theirContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Ascension, by Darius Hinks”

BOOK REVIEW: The Praxis, by Walter Jon Williams

Series: Dread Empire’s Fall (#1) Publisher: Earthlight Genre: Space Opera Pages: 417 Publication Date: 2002 Verdict: 3/5   The last of the Shaa is dying, leaving an ancient empire without a leader. Amid the uncertainty, the species and factions brought together under the Shaa’s tyrannical reign look to their own devices, and draw their plansContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Praxis, by Walter Jon Williams”

Star Trek Crew Builder: Captains

Welcome to the last in a series of articles wherein I attempt to build the ideal crew for a ship, using characters from the many variations of Star Trek. To be a candidate, all you need is to be a series regular on one of Star Trek‘s TV incarnations, from The Original Series onwards. Now that we’veContinue reading “Star Trek Crew Builder: Captains”

BOOK REVIEW: Nexus + Other Stories

Click here for all of my Warhammer 40,000 reviews Publisher: Black Library Genre: Grimdark SF Pages: 641 Publication Date: 2020 Verdict: 3/5   Welcome to the grim darkness of the forty-first millennium. A time when humanity is besieged by xenos, and eaten away from within by heresy. Where battles rage on countless worlds, stars burnContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Nexus + Other Stories”

BOOK REVIEW: Inferno! Presents The Inquisition

Click here for all of my Warhammer 40,000 reviews Publisher: Black Library Genre: Grimdark SF Pages: 375 Publication Date: 2021 Verdict: 4/5   The armies of the Astra Militarum and the might of the Space Marines may be the vanguard of humanity, but not all threats can be defeated by superior force. Some dangers areContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Inferno! Presents The Inquisition”