BOOK REVIEW: Shadow Captain, by Alastair Reynolds

-This review conatins spoilers for┬áRevenger. Proceed with caution.- Publisher: Gollancz Series: Revenger (#2) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 422 Release Date: 10/01/2019 Verdict: 4.5/5   In the rubble of our solar system, it's every man and woman for themselves. Sunjammers ply their dubious trade between thousands of tiny worlds, their solar sails carrying through the ruins … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Shadow Captain, by Alastair Reynolds

BOOK REVIEW: Galactic Patrol, by E.E ‘Doc’ Smith

Publisher: Gollancz Series: Lensman (#3) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 269 Publication Date: 09/01/19 (originally 1950) Verdict: 2/5   In the distant future, the Galaxy is defended and protected by the Lensmen. The pirates of Boskone have been growing in threat for years. But when a ruthless new leader emerges, their predation spills over into active … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Galactic Patrol, by E.E ‘Doc’ Smith

BOOK REVIEW: The Sands of Mars, by Arthur C. Clarke

Publisher: Gollancz Series: Standalone Genre: Tomorrow Fiction/Hard SF Pages: 225 Publication Date: 09/01/19 (originally 1951) Verdict: 3/5   In the early 21st Century, humanity has reached Mars. Science Fiction author Martin Gibson has received special permission to travel to the red planet, to document the lifestyle of the colonists and to promote further investment. Not … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Sands of Mars, by Arthur C. Clarke

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 makes … Continue 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 war … Continue 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