AUDIO REVIEW: Saga of the Beast, by David Annandale

Series: Saga of the Beast (#1-4) Genre: Science Fantasy Publisher: Black Library Runtime: 4hrs 23mins Release Date: 28/03/2020 Cast: Tom Alexander, Charles Armstrong, Gareth Armstrong, Ian Brooker, Steve Conlin, Andrew Fettes, Jonathan Keeble, Colleen Prendergast, Jon Rand, Richard Reed Verdict: 4/5 Ragnar Blackmane, the youngest of the Space Wolf jarls, has earned a great victoryContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Saga of the Beast, by David Annandale”

AUDIO REVIEW: Space Ninjas From Hell, by Victorius

Label: Napalm Records Genre: Speed Metal/Science Fantasy Tracks: 12 Runtime: 45 minutes Release Date: 17/01/2020 Verdict: 4/5 I don’t like anime. In fact, I hate it. The jarring visual style, the over the top storytelling, the incomprehensible plotlines, the absolute black hole of a fandom. Yes, these are all ungenerous generalisations, but everything I’ve encounteredContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Space Ninjas From Hell, by Victorius”

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”

Boundy Awards 2019

Today marks a full year since I started this blog. While there have been times it felt more like a chore than a hobby, overall it’s been fun. It’s brought me into conversation with both creators and fans from across the SF community, and I know at least one person has picked up a bookContinue reading “Boundy Awards 2019”

AUDIO REVIEW: The Lost Fairy, by Paul Shapera

-If you’re here for music, dive right in. If you want to follow the story of New Albion, a review of the previous installment can be found here– Series: Fairypunk (#3) Genre: Fairypunk Runtime: 1hr 9mins Cast: Liel Bar-Z, Psyche Chimera, Vivian Moonic, Oliver Marsh, Lauren Osborn Verdict: 5/5 The final act of Paul Shapera’sContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: The Lost Fairy, by Paul Shapera”

AUDIO REVIEW: The Green Life, by David Llewelyn

Series: Torchwood (#26) Genre: SF Horror Publisher: Big Finish Runtime: 75mins Cast: John Barrowman, Katy Manning, Stewart Bevan Verdict: 5/5 Proper food. Proper grub. The small Welsh town of Llanfairfach has become the centre of a food revolution. But if all is what it seems, why is Torchwood investigating? I’m a massive fan of theContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: The Green Life, by David Llewelyn”

AUDIO REVIEW: Our Martyred Lady, by Gav Thorpe

Series: Our Martyred Lady (#1-4) Genre: Grimdark SF Publisher: Black Library Runtime: 4hrs 15mins Cast: Catherine Tate, Emma Gregory, Cliff Chapman, Steve Conlin, Andrew Fettes, Matthew Hunt, Toby Longworth, Carla Mendonca, Richard Reed, David Sibley, Ramon Tikram, Jo Woodcock Verdict: 4/5   The Imperium of Man is facing a time of great upheaval. As heresyContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Our Martyred Lady, by Gav Thorpe”

AUDIO REVIEW: Red & Black, by James Swallow

Series: Standalone Genre: Grimdark SF Publisher: Black Library Runtime: 1hr 11mins Cast: Beth Chalmers, Lisa Bowerman Verdict: 5/5   I’m generally not a fan of audiobooks. For non-fiction I think they’re great. After all, who doesn’t love a good documentary? But for fiction they’ve always seemed a little slow for my tastes. Audio dramas, onContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Red & Black, by James Swallow”

AUDIO REVIEW: The Broken Cyborg, by Paul Shapera

Series: Fairypunk (#2) Genre: Biopunk Runtime: 1hr 12mins Cast: Liel Bar-Z, Psyche Corporation, Vivian Moonic, Paul Shapera, Lauren Osborn, Adrienne Byrne Verdict: 5/5   There are two ways to listen to a Paul Shapera album. One is to just sit back and enjoy the music, the other is to work your way through the increasinglyContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: The Broken Cyborg, by Paul Shapera”