BOOK REVIEW: The Lost Puzzler, by Eyal Kless

Publisher: Harper Voyager Series: Standalone Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Pages: 514 Verdict: 5/5   In the ruins of an ancient civilisation, humanity clings to survival. Rafik is a Puzzler – one of the few born with an innate ability to operate the mysterious technologies of the lost world. But in his remote, deeply religious village, this makesContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Lost Puzzler, by Eyal Kless”

BOOK REVIEW: Anarch, by Dan Abnett

-This review contains spoilers for ALL previous Gaunt’s Ghosts novels. Proceed with caution- Publisher: Black Library Series: Gaunt’s Ghosts (#15) Genre: Military SF/Grimdark Pages: 420 Publication Date: 24/01/2019 Verdict: 4/5   In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war. Commisar Ibram Gaunt and his men have survived three decades of warContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Anarch, by Dan Abnett”

BOOK REVIEW: Star Wars: Phasma, by Delilah S. Dawson

-This review conatins a major spoiler for The Last Jedi. Proceed with caution- Publisher: Century Series: Standalone Genre: Military SF/Space Opera Pages: 378 Publication Date: 01/09/2017 Verdict: 4/5 A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away . . . Captain Phasma is the perfect stormtrooper. Efficient and utterly loyal to the First Order.Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Star Wars: Phasma, by Delilah S. Dawson”

BOOK REVIEW: Pariah, by Jamie Sawyer

Publisher: Orbit Series: The Eternity War (#1) Genre: Military SF Pages: 439 Publication Date: 28/09/2017 Verdict: 5/5   The Krell war is over, but that doesn’t mean the Alliance is at peace. A terrorist group calling themselves the Black Spiral are spreading anarchy through human space. Their leadership and end goals remain a mystery, butContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Pariah, by Jamie Sawyer”

BOOK REVIEW: Doomsday Morning, by C. L. Moore

Publisher: Gollancz Series: Standalone Genre: Dystopian SF Pages: 248 Publication Date: 10/01/2019 (originally 1957) Verdict: 3/5 In the wake of a nuclear war, the United States have been reborn under Comus. Once a communications service, now a tyrannical police state, Comus is held together by a single man: Its creator, Andrew Raleigh. Life under ComusContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Doomsday Morning, by C. L. Moore”

BOOK REVIEW: Fury, by Henry Kuttner

Publisher: Gollancz Series: Standalone Genre: Dystopian SF Pages: 212 Publication Date: 10/01/2019 (originally 1950) Verdict: 4/5 Earth is gone, and the remnants of the human race have retreated to Venus. Confined to domed cities beneath the Venusian oceans and ruled over by genetically enhanced Immortals, humanity is trapped in a state of decline. Stagnation. SamContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Fury, by Henry Kuttner”

BOOK REVIEW: Star Destroyers

Publisher: Baen Editors: Tony Daniel & Christopher Ruocchio Genre: Military SF/Space Opera Pages: 328 Publication Date: 2018 Verdict: 3.5/5 ‘Big Ships. Blowing Things Up’ The thing with Baen is that you always know what you’re getting. They’ve really cornered the market in action-filled Space Opera and Military SF, almost always wrapped up in a mind-bogglingContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Star Destroyers”

TV REVIEW: Travelers, Season 3

-This article contains spoilers for Seasons 1 & 2- Seasons: 3 Broadcaster: Netflix Genre: Time Travel Verdict: 3.5/5 In the 25th century, humanity is on the brink of extinction. War, disease and climate change have taken their toll, and the future looks bleak. The Director, the AI that guides humanity, has a plan to saveContinue reading “TV REVIEW: Travelers, Season 3”

BOOK REVIEW: Thin Air, by Richard Morgan

Publisher: Gollancz Series: Standalone Genre: SF Noir/Political Thriller Pages: 528 Publication Date: 25/10/2018 Verdict: 3/5   In the not-too-distant future, Earth has colonised Mars. But not all is well between these two neighbours. Hakan Veil is a genetically engineered human weapon, stuck on Mars and short on funds. Coerced into helping an Earth audit ofContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Thin Air, by Richard Morgan”