BOOK REVIEW: Huron Blackheart: Master of the Maelstrom, by Mike Brooks

A Standalone Novel Focuses on the Chaos Space Marines Published by Black Library in 2022 A Grimdark Space Opera 200 pages Once a servant of the Imperium, Huron Blackheart now makes his own way as a devotee of the Chaos Gods. But while the Warmaster and the reborn Primarch wage their endless war, Blackheart gathersContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Huron Blackheart: Master of the Maelstrom, by Mike Brooks”

BOOK REVIEW: Moonwar, by Ben Bova

Moonbase (#2) Part of the Grand Tour universe Published by Hodder & Stoughton First published in 1997 Hard SF 531 pages Moonbase. The future of humanity, or a waste of time and resources? An increasingly anti-technology United Nations is determined to see Moonbase brought to heel. But Douglas Stavenger is determined to see his father’sContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Moonwar, by Ben Bova”

TBR & BEYOND: July 2022

July could well be a spotty month so far as blogging is concerned. As well as the usual work hassle, I’ve got a LARP weekend for the end of the month, and as a month-long project I’m renovating my bedroom/library. This means reduced reading time, but also unreliable internet access as I relocate to anotherContinue reading “TBR & BEYOND: July 2022”

MONTHLY ROUNDUP: June 2022

We’ve made it to the halfway point of the year. Congratulations, and don’t forget to take a break and read some books. Of course, I’ve been reading books all through the year, and June was no exception. It was also a somewhat remarkable month in that I managed to stick to my planned TBR. Let’sContinue reading “MONTHLY ROUNDUP: June 2022”

SPSFC FINALIST REVIEW: In the Orbit of Sirens, by T. A. Bruno

The time is finally upon us. The SPSFC has reached the finals, and we have a finalist review here for you today. This one is of T. A. Bruno’s In the Orbit of Sirens. This book has an SPSFC rating of 7.00 out of 10. Here’s my full review. If anyone ever tells you thatContinue reading “SPSFC FINALIST REVIEW: In the Orbit of Sirens, by T. A. Bruno”

SPSFC FINALIST REVIEW: Captain Wu, by Patrice Fitzgerald and Jack Lyster

The time is finally upon us. The SPSFC has reached the finals, and we have a finalist review here for you today. This one is of Patrice Fitzgerald & Jack Lyster’s Captain Wu. This book has an SPSFC rating of 7.25 out of 10. Here’s my full review. As far as I’m concerned, it’s difficultContinue reading “SPSFC FINALIST REVIEW: Captain Wu, by Patrice Fitzgerald and Jack Lyster”

BOOK REVIEW: Moonrise, by Ben Bova

Moonbase (#1) Part of the Grand Tour universe Published by New English Library First published in 1996 Hard SF 613 pages The Moon. Since time began, our nearest celestial neighbour has called to us. Now the Masterson Corporation has established Moonbase, a permanent outpost on the lunar surface. But not everyone is happy with theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Moonrise, by Ben Bova”

SPSFC FINALIST REVIEW: Iron Truth, by S.A. Tholin

The time is finally upon us. The SPSFC has reached the finals, and we have a finalist review here for you today. This one is of S.A. Tholin’s Iron Truth. This book has an SPSFC rating of 5.25 out of 10. Here’s my full review. I am a solo blogger. Always have been, probably alwaysContinue reading “SPSFC FINALIST REVIEW: Iron Truth, by S.A. Tholin”

BOOK REVIEW: The Last Astronaut, by David Wellington

A Standalone Novel Published by Orbit First published in 2019 A Horror-fuelled First Contact 361 pages Sally Jansen was the last astronaut. When a mission went wrong and astronauts died, it was Jansen who shouldered the blame. But when a mysterious object approaches the Earth, it is Jansen who must lead the mission to makeContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Last Astronaut, by David Wellington”

There And Back Again: Looking Back at the Star Trek Voyager Relaunch

Voyager holds a unique place in the Star Trek canon. It is the only show that started with a goal – to bring the ship home to the Alpha Quadrant. (In theory, Deep Space Nine also had a set goal of bringing Bajor into the Federation, but this was largely forgotten as the show wentContinue reading “There And Back Again: Looking Back at the Star Trek Voyager Relaunch”