BOOK REVIEW: Light of Impossible Stars, by Gareth L. Powell

-Major spoilers for Embers of War and Fleet of Knives- Publisher: Titan Series: Embers of War (#3) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 364 Publication Date: 18/02/2020 Verdict: 5/5 With a seemingly unstoppable armada of alien vessels tearing through civilised space, thins are looking pretty bleak for Trouble Dog and her crew. Heading for the one safe haven … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Light of Impossible Stars, by Gareth L. Powell

BOOK REVIEW: Nemesis, by Isaac Asimov

-Spoilers for the entire Foundation universe- Publisher: Guild Publishing Genre: Tomorrow Fiction/Social SF Pages: 364 Publication Date: 1989 Rating: 4/5 Nemesis. The twin star to our own sun, now on a collision course with the Earth. With the apocalypse looming, humanity must search out a new home. But the Galaxy is still beyond our reach, and … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Nemesis, by Isaac Asimov

BOOK REVIEW: Dominion, by Jamie Sawyer

-spoilers for the Lazarus War trilogy, Pariah, and Exodus- Publisher: Orbit Genre: Military SF Series: The Eternity War (#3) Pages: 451 Publication Date: 28/11/2019 Rating: 5/5   The Black Spiral have played their hand. As a deadly virus ravages Krell space, threatening to reignite the flames of war, Keira Jenkins and her team of Jackals find … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Dominion, by Jamie Sawyer

BOOK REVIEW: Bone Silence, by Alastair Reynolds

-Spoilers for Revenger and Shadow Captain- Publisher: Gollancz Genre: Space Opera Series: Revenger (#3) Pages: 602 Publication Date: 30/01/2020 Rating: 4/5   Arafura and Adrana, the sisters Ness, have embraced their pirate reputation. But raiding ships throughout the ruins of the solar system is not an easy life, and it only gets harder when the … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Bone Silence, by Alastair Reynolds

BOOK REVIEW: The Positronic Man, by Isaac Asimov & Robert Silverberg

-Spoilers for the Foundation universe. A full index of novels can be found here- Publisher: Gollancz Genre: Tomorrow Fiction/Social SF Pages: 223 Publication Date: 1992 Rating: 5/5 Meet NDR-113: an ordinary household robot just like any other. Meet Andrew: the robot who would wish to be human. Join him on his two-century journey to change not … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Positronic Man, by Isaac Asimov & Robert Silverberg

LET’S SEE THEM ALIENS: The Fermi Paradox & The Kardashev Scale

Aliens have been a part of science fiction for a very long time. You only need to look the success of Star Wars and Star Trek to see this. Both franchises suggest a galaxy teeming with alien life, from the cellular level to interstellar empires. Aliens that could be anything from a human with a … Continue reading LET’S SEE THEM ALIENS: The Fermi Paradox & The Kardashev Scale

BOOK REVIEW: Gunpowder God, by H. Beam Piper

  Publisher: Sphere Genre: Time Travel Pages: 189 Publication Date: 1965 Verdict: 5/5   Calvin Morrison is lost in time. Finding himself in another reality where his knowledge makes him the most powerful man on the planet, he soon rises from nothing as the famous Lord Kalvan. But while his people love and revere him, … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Gunpowder God, by H. Beam Piper