BOOK REVIEW: Mark of Faith, by Rachel Harrison

Publisher: Black Library Genre: Military SF/Space Opera Pages: 310 Publication Date: 2019 Verdict: 4/5 One of the few survivors of a devastating attack by the forces of Chaos, there is no rest for Sister Evangeline. Forced to work alongside a secretive Inquisitor, Evangeline is sent to the far side of the Galaxy in search ofContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Mark of Faith, by Rachel Harrison”

BOOK REVIEW: The Naked Sun, by Isaac Asimov

-Spoilers for the entire Foundation universe- Publisher: Panther Genre: Crime Series: Robot (2) Pages: 188 Publication Date: 1958 Rating: 5/5   Elijah Baley is back at it again. Reunited with R. Daneel Olivaw, he is tasked by the Earth government with solving a most unusual murder. But his investigation will take him far from home, toContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Naked Sun, by Isaac Asimov”

AUDIO REVIEW: Katy Shaw and the Search for the Stolen Secret, by Paul Shapera

-Thanks to Paul and his team for sending me a free copy (and all the lyrics)- Genre: Noir/Dieselpunk Runtime: 1hr 7mins Cast: Paul Shapera, Lauren Osborn, Candice Price, Kerttu Aarnipuu, Hayley Warner, Marjolein Nijsten Verdict: 5/5 Having tackled every punk suffix from steam- to cyber- to atom- to fairy-, and written everything from transgender cyborgsContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Katy Shaw and the Search for the Stolen Secret, by Paul Shapera”

BOOK REVIEW: The Caves of Steel, by Isaac Asimov

-Spoilers for the entire Foundation universe- Publisher: Harper Voyager Genre: Crime Series: Robot (1) Pages: 206 Publication Date: 1950 Rating: 5/5 Elijah Baley is just another policeman in the sprawling supercity of New York. But when a visitor from the Spacer colonies is murdered, he finds himself thrust into the spotlight. As he uncovers a deadlyContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Caves of Steel, by Isaac Asimov”

WHERE NEXT?: Another Novel Trunked

As of Tuesday, I completed my third novel. 92,316 words in 84 days is pretty good going, though this is of course a first draft and there is a lot of editing yet to do. But that’s what I’m happiest about. It’s messy, yes, but this third work is easily my strongest to date. ForContinue reading “WHERE NEXT?: Another Novel Trunked”

BOOK REVIEW: The Last Day, by Andrew Hunter Murray

Publisher: Hutchinson Genre: Post-Apocalyptic/Dystopian Pages: 424 Publication Date: 06/02/2019 Verdict: 5/5 The year is 2059, and the Earth has stopped spinning. Half the world freezes in perpetual night while the other burns in never-ending sunlight. In the thin strip of survivable land, Britain languishes under a draconian new government. Coming home to visit a dyingContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Last Day, by Andrew Hunter Murray”

BOOK REVIEW: Torch of Freedom, by David Weber & Eric Flint

-Major spoilers abound for previous books in the Honorverse. Click here for a full index of reviews- Publisher: Baen Series: Crown of Slaves (#2) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 826 Publication Date: 2009 Verdict: 4/5 Erewhon has broken from the Manticoran Alliance. Even within its borders, division is rife. As spies and operatives from across theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Torch of Freedom, by David Weber & Eric Flint”

BOOK REVIEW: The Macharian Crusade, by William King

Publisher: Black Library Series: The Macharian Crusade (#1-3) Genre: Military SF Pages: 878 Publication Date: 09/02/2017 Verdict: 5/5 Solar Macharius has begun his conquest of the heretical parts of the Galaxy. A war that could outlive him, yet driven by his force of personality alone. But the greatest enemy may not be the heretics, norContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Macharian Crusade, by William King”

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 havenContinue 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, andContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Nemesis, by Isaac Asimov”