BOOK REVIEW: Tower of Babel, by Christopher L. Bennett

-Click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews- Era: Enterprise Series: Rise of the Federation (#2) Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Space Opera Pages: 348 Publication Date: 2014 Verdict: 4/5 The Rigel system is as diverse as the Federation, and as troubled. Hoping to gain new allies, Jonathan Archer leads the … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Tower of Babel, by Christopher L. Bennett

BOOK REVIEW: A Choice of Futures, by Christopher L. Bennett

-Click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews- Era: Enterprise Series: Rise of the Federation (#1) Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Space Opera Pages: 336 Publication Date: 01/01/2013 Verdict: 4/5   From the ashes of the Coalition rises the United Federation of Planets. Spearheaded by Earth, the Federation sets about its … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: A Choice of Futures, by Christopher L. Bennett

BOOK REVIEW: The Duke of Caladan, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

-minor spoilers for other books in the Dune saga. Proceed with caution- Publisher: WordFire Press Series: The Caladan Trilogy (#1) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 425 Publication Date: 13/10/2020 Verdict: 5/5 A year before he and his family make their fateful trip to Arrakis, Duke Leto Atreides finds himself embraoiled in a conspiracy that could topple … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Duke of Caladan, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

BOOK REVIEW: To Brave the Storm, by Michael A. Martin

-Click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews- Era: Enterprise Series: The Romulan War (#2) Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Space Opera Pages: 334 Publication Date: 2011 Verdict: 4/5 Earth and Romulus are at war, and the Coalition of Planets has been shattered. As Captain Archer fights one losing battle after … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: To Brave the Storm, by Michael A. Martin

BOOK REVIEW: Beneath the Raptor’s Wing, by Michael A. Martin

-Click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews- Era: Enterprise Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Space Opera Pages: 566 Publication Date: 2009 Verdict: 4/5 The Romulan Star Empire has declared open war against the Coalition of Planets. Built on shaky foundations, this young alliance of worlds has little hope of standing … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Beneath the Raptor’s Wing, by Michael A. Martin

BOOK REVIEW: The Never-Ending Sacrifice, by Una McCormack

-Click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews- Era: Deep Space Nine Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Space Opera Pages: 352 Publication Date: 2009 Verdict: 4/5 Born a Cardassian but raised as a Bajoran, Rugal has been ripped from his family by the misguided actions of Benjamin Sisko. Sent to a … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Never-Ending Sacrifice, by Una McCormack

BOOK REVIEW: The Doors of Eden, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Publisher: Tor Genre: Thriller/Hard SF Pages: 597 Publication Date: 20/08/2020 Verdict: 3.5/5 People go missing. Sometimes they come back. Sometimes, they bring others back with them. The walls around our reality are breaking down, and if they cannot be fixed, who knows what might come through next . . ? Time and time again, Adrian … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Doors of Eden, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

BOOK REVIEW: Demon In White, by Christopher Ruocchio

-Spoilers for Empire of Silence and Howling Dark- Publisher: Gollancz Series: The Sun Eater (#3) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 746 Publication Date: 30/07/2020 Verdict: 5/5 Hadrian Marlowe has risen far in the ranks of the Sollan Empire, spearheading the war against the Cielcin. Yet not all threats are as obvious as the alien aggressors. In … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Demon In White, by Christopher Ruocchio

BOOK REVIEW: Kobayashi Maru, by Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels

-Click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews- Era: Enterprise Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Space Opera Pages: 475 Publication Date: 2008 Verdict: 5/5 The Romulan Star Empire wages a secret war against the nascent Coalition of Planets. Haunted by piracy and split by hidden agendas, the Coalition may be over … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Kobayashi Maru, by Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels

BOOK REVIEW: Hold Up The Sky, by Cixin Liu

Translators: John Chu, Adam Lanphier, Joel Martinsen, Carmen Yiling Yan, Publisher: Head of Zeus Genre: Social SF Pages: 334 Publication Date: 01/10/2020 (this translation) Rating: 4/5   With Hold Up the Sky, Head of Zeus continue their excellent track record of putting out English translations of Chinese SF. This particular collection stems from the pen … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Hold Up The Sky, by Cixin Liu