AUDIO REVIEW: Killing Time, by James Goss & Lou Morgan

Series: The War Master (#6) Genre: Time Travel Publisher: Big Finish Runtime: 5hrs 14m Release Date: 31/08/2021 Cast: Derek Jacobi, Alexandria Riley, Katy Manning, Sarah Sutton Verdict: 4/5   The Stagnant Protocol. A time-locked region of space in which no one is ever born, and no one ever dies. Until now. Because the Master hasContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Killing Time, by James Goss & Lou Morgan”

AUDIO REVIEW: Lux, by Brandon Sanderson & Steven Michael Bohls

Narrator: MacLeod Andrews Series: Texas Reckoners (#1) Genre: Superhero Publisher: Mainframe Runtime: 13hrs 56mins Release Date: 22/07/2021 Verdict: 3/5 The day his brother died, Jax swore an oath to destroy the Epics – the superpowered villains who now rule the world. Throwing himself in with a resistance group called the Reckoners, he trains as anContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Lux, by Brandon Sanderson & Steven Michael Bohls”

AUDIO REVIEW: Ahsoka, by E.K. Johnston

-You can find the rest of my Star Wars content by clicking here- -This review contains some minor spoilers. Proceed with caution- Read By: Ashley Eckstein Genre: Space Opera Publisher: Disney Runtime: 7hrs 4m Release Date: 11/10/2016 Verdict: 4/5 Ahsoka Tano has turned her back on the Jedi. But as the newly founded Empire tightensContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Ahsoka, by E.K. Johnston”

AUDIO REVIEW: Human, by Kalah

-with my thanks to the band for sending me a review copy- Label: Independent Genre: Electronica/Melodic/Metal Tracks: 4 Runtime: 19 minutes Release Date: 01/06/2021 Verdict: 4/5 In their follow-up to to February’s Descent, Italian band Kalah continue to showcase a dazzling variety of musical styles. This is an album that hits you in a wall ofContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Human, by Kalah”

AUDIO REVIEW: The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway, by Una McCormack

-You can find the rest of my Star Trek content by clicking here- -This review contains some minor spoilers. Proceed with caution- Era: Voyager Read By: Kate Mulgrew Genre: Space Opera Publisher: Tantor Audio Runtime: 8hrs 20m Release Date: 26/01/2021 Verdict: 4/5   Everyone knows the story of how Kathryn Janeway spent seven years lostContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway, by Una McCormack”

AUDIO REVIEW: Kevin + Abi and the Secret of the Golden Pendant, by Paul Shapera

Genre: Crime, Time Travel Runtime: 1hr 15mins Release Date: 23/02/2021 Cast: Paul Shapera, Kerttu Aarnipuu, Oliver Marsh, Kiera-Marie Somers, Lauren Osborn, Hayley Warner, Verdict: 5/5 The third volume in Paul Shapera’s trilogy of intricate and long-titled ‘secret’ New Albion albums has been out for less than two months, but it’s already my favourite of the set.Continue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Kevin + Abi and the Secret of the Golden Pendant, by Paul Shapera”

AUDIO REVIEW: Descent, by Kalah

-with my thanks to the band for sending me a review copy- Label: Independent Genre: Electronica/Melodic/Metal Tracks: 4 Runtime: 18 minutes Release Date: 01/02/2021 Verdict: 4/5 Kalah’s debut EP is an odd beast and no mistake. Even with my eclectic music taste, I’ve never heard anything quite like it. Even though it’s less than twentyContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Descent, by Kalah”

AUDIO REVIEW: Viribus Unitis, by Dragony

Label: Napalm Records Genre: Power Metal/Alternative History Tracks: 12 Runtime: 49 minutes Release Date: 15/01/2021 Verdict: 5/5 Here are three things I love: Power metal, alternative histories, and sinister magic. With their fourth album Viribus Unitis, Austrian-based band Dragony have combined all three to create a strong early contender for album of the year. Coming fromContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Viribus Unitis, by Dragony”

Brave New Worlds: Upcoming SF in 2021

2020 was a rough year for most, but definitely for science fiction. A lot of industries ground to a halt, meaning that many of this year’s expected releases have been ushed back to 2021. On the plus side, that means next year is going to be absolutely packed with science fiction goodies. Here’s just aContinue reading “Brave New Worlds: Upcoming SF in 2021”

FANDOM, FILK & FUN: Carmen Miranda’s Ghost

  Last year, a friend shared a link to a song. “Carmen Miranda’s ghost,” the song began, “is haunting Space Station Three.” The quality was terrible, having originally been recorded from damaged cassette tape, but I was intrigued. When the playlist revealed an entire album of these weird songs, I was immediately hooked. The albumContinue reading “FANDOM, FILK & FUN: Carmen Miranda’s Ghost”