BOOK REVIEW: The Lady of Caladan, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: WordFire Press Series: The Caladan trilogy (#2) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 531 Publication Date: 21/09/2021 Verdict: 4/5   Returning to Wallach IX in disgrace, Jessica finds herself at the centre of a philosophical rift that could tear apart the Bene Gesserit. On Caladan,Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Lady of Caladan, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”

Star Trek Crew Builder: First Officers

Welcome to the second 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. Out here inContinue reading “Star Trek Crew Builder: First Officers”

BOOK REVIEW: Chindi, by Jack McDevitt

Series: The Academy (#3) Publisher: Ace Genre: Hard SF Pages: 511 Publication Date: 2002 Verdict: 2/5   Are we alone in the universe? It’s a question that has plagued mankind for thousands of years. And by the twenty-third century, it seems like the answer is yes. Until a mysterious satellite is found at a remoteContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Chindi, by Jack McDevitt”

BOOK REVIEW: Cytonic, by Brandon Sanderson

Hold up, this is a sequel! You can find my review of Starsight by clicking here. Series: Skyward (3) Publisher: Gollancz Genre: Space Opera Pages: 409 Publication Date: 27/11/2021 Verdict: 3/5   Fleeing the Superiority, Spensa has arrived in the Nowhere, a realm beyond the physical universe. Stranded and alone, Spensa must find a way home.Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Cytonic, by Brandon Sanderson”

BOUNDY AWARDS 2021

2021 is almost at an end, and it’s the third anniversary of At Boundary’s Edge, which can mean only one thing. That’s right, it’s time for the third annual Boundy Awards, in which I select the year’s best science fiction. Attentive readers will note that the awards for best interactive media and best non-fiction haveContinue reading “BOUNDY AWARDS 2021”

Star Trek Crew Builder: Science Officers

Welcome to the seventh 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. Furthering science isContinue reading “Star Trek Crew Builder: Science Officers”

BOOK REVIEW: Leviathan Falls, by James S. A. Corey

Series: The Expanse (#9) Publisher: Orbit Genre: Space Opera Pages: 514 Publication Date: 02/12/2021 Verdict: 5/5   The Laconian Empire is in disarray after the loss of their leader. But Duarte is far from dead, and the disparate factions of humanity may yet face even greater dangers. For humanity has caught the attention of somethingContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Leviathan Falls, by James S. A. Corey”

BOOK REVIEW: Ephrael Stern: The Heretic Saint, by David Annandale

Click here for all of my Warhammer 40,000 reviews Publisher: Black Library Genre: Science Fantasy Pages: 196 Publication Date: 2020 Verdict: 4/5   Cut off from the Imperium, Ephrael Stern wages war against the forces of Chaos. But an encounter with a member of the Ordo Xenos forces her to reevaluate her crusade, and bringsContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Ephrael Stern: The Heretic Saint, by David Annandale”

BOOK REVIEW: We, by Yevgeny Zamyatin

Translated By: Charles E. Gannon Publisher: Penguin Genre: Dystopia Pages: 258 Publication Date: 1924 (This translation 1993) Verdict: 2/5 OneState has eradicated all want. All envy. All greed. The world is united under OneState, but the mission does not stop there. Now OneState reaches for the stars, to bring perfection to other worlds . .Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: We, by Yevgeny Zamyatin”

Star Trek Crew Builder: Operations & Communications

Welcome to the sixth 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. Today we’re coveringContinue reading “Star Trek Crew Builder: Operations & Communications”