BOOK REVIEW: Empire of the Atom, by A.E. Van Vogt

Publisher: New English Library Series: Empire of the Atom (#1) Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Pages: 155 Publication Date: 1966 Verdict: 5/5 Clane is a mutant, the abomination son of Earth's Lord Protector. But though his body is twisted, his mind may be the greatest humanity has ever known . . . This is a difficult book to … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Empire of the Atom, by A.E. Van Vogt

BOOK REVIEW: Atlas Alone, by Emma Newman

Publisher: Gollancz Series: Planetfall (#4) Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Pages: 306 Publication Date: 18/04/19 Verdict: 5/5 Earth is gone, destroyed in a nuclear apocalypse. But on the ship carrying the last survivors of humanity, not all grudges died with the past . . . Emma Newman's Planetfall quartet (though I strongly suspect there are more books to … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Atlas Alone, by Emma Newman

BOOK REVIEW: The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, by Robert A. Heinlein

Publisher: Hodder Genre: Dystopian Pages: 408 Publication Date: 1966 Verdict: 3/5 The Moon works hard, and Earth takes the fruit of that labour. Not all are happy with this arrangement, and some even seek to change it ... This is a multi-award winning book. That, however, doesn't mean I'm going to enjoy it. What earns … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, by Robert A. Heinlein

BOOK REVIEW: A Call To Duty, by David Weber & Timothy Zahn

Publisher: Baen Genre: Space Opera/Military SF Series: Manticore Ascendant (#1) Pages: 508 Publication Date: 14/10/14 Verdict: 4/5   Travis Long has chosen a bad time to join the military. Not only are there threats from other empires, but some in the Manticore Star Kingdom don't want a military at all...   When it comes to … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: A Call To Duty, by David Weber & Timothy Zahn

BOOK REVIEW: Walking To Aldebaran, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Publisher: Solaris Genre: Cosmic Horror Pages: 144 Published: 30/05/19 Verdict: 4/5   Gary Rendell is lost in an alien labyrinth. he's lost the exit, his friends, and quite possibly his mind... I'm not really a fan of horror. Don't get me wrong, a spooky story around a campfire is exactly my idea of a good … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Walking To Aldebaran, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

BOOK REVIEW: The Frontlines Series, by Marko Kloos

-This is a review of the entire Frontlines series. As such it contains minor spoilers for all books. Proceed with caution- Publisher: 47North Genre: Military SF Books: 6 Published: 2013-2018 Verdict: 5/5   Humanity is expanding into space, settling dozens of new worlds. Unfortunately, we're not the only ones who want them... The best military SF is … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Frontlines Series, by Marko Kloos

BOOK REVIEW: Triumphant, by Jack Campbell

-This review contains spoilers for Vanguard and Ascendant, proceed with caution-   Publisher: Titan Series: The Genesis Fleet (#3) Genre: Military SF Pages: 384 Publication Date: 30/05/2019 Verdict: 5/5   The scattered worlds of humanity have stood alone for too long. It's time for them to come together... Straight upfront I will say that Jack Campbell is … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Triumphant, by Jack Campbell