BOOK REVIEW: The Lesser Devil, by Christopher Ruocchio

-minor spoilers for Empire of Silence- Publisher: Self Published Genre: Space Opera Pages: 171 Publication Date: 25/02/2020 Verdict: 5/5 Hadrian Marlowe, the Sun Eater, is famous throughout the Sollan Empire and beyond. But what of his family? What of the brother he left behind? When Crispin Marlowe is the target of an assassination attempt, he … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Lesser Devil, by Christopher Ruocchio

BOOK REVIEW: The Stars Like Dust, by Isaac Asimov

-spoilers for the entire Foundation universe- Publisher: Panther Genre: Space Opera Series: Galactic Empire (1) Pages: 189 Publication Date: 1958 Verdict: 3/5 The Tyranni are taking over the once-free worlds of the Galaxy. With a powerful fleet and superior resources, all seem destined to fall before them. Unless, that is, one Biron Farrill can turn … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Stars Like Dust, by Isaac Asimov

BOOK REVIEW: The Supernova Era, by Cixin Liu

Translator: Joel Martinsen Publisher: Head of Zeus Genre: Social SF Pages: 442 Publication Date: 22/10/2019 (this translation) Rating: 5/5 Eight light years away, a star has gone supernova. The radiation burns across the Earth, giving every human being a lethal dose. Every human, that is, over the age of thirteen. It is these children who … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Supernova Era, by Cixin Liu

BOOK REVIEW: Robots and Empire, by Isaac Asimov

-Spoilers for the entire¬†Foundation universe- Publisher: Del Rey Genre: Social SF/Space Opera Series: Robot (4) Pages: 468 Publication Date: 1985 Rating: 4/5 Two centuries after the life of Elijah Baley, his robotic partner Daneel Olivaw watches as the human race once again comes to the brink of war. The stagnant Spacer worlds and the Settler … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Robots and Empire, by Isaac Asimov

BOOK REVIEW: The Shadow of Saganami, by David Weber

-Major spoilers abound for previous books in the Honorverse. Click here for a full index of reviews-   Publisher: Baen Series: Saganami Island (#1) Genre: Military SF Pages: 897 Publication Date: 2004 Verdict: 3/5 The war with the People's Republic of Haven has resumed, but that is far from Manticore's only concern. A newly discovered … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Shadow of Saganami, by David Weber

BOOK REVIEW: The Redemption of Time, by Baoshu

Translator: Ken Liu Publisher: Head of Zeus Genre: Space Opera Series: Remembrance of Earth's Past (4) Pages: 339 Publication Date: 16/07/2019 (this translation) Rating: 4/5   When Earth sent the brain of Yun Tianming into space, they had no idea what the result would be. Tortured and brutalised by the Trisolarans, Yun Tianming eventually found … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Redemption of Time, by Baoshu

BOOK REVIEW: Lord of the Dark Millennium, by Dan Abnett

Publisher: Black Library Genre: Various Pages: 667 Publication Date: 23/01/2020 Verdict: 4/5 In the grim darkness of the forty-first millennium, there is only war. From Commissars and Inquisitors to guardsmen and space marines, the war consumes all. Everyone has a part to play, and everyone has a story to tell . . . I don't … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Lord of the Dark Millennium, by Dan Abnett

BOOK REVIEW: The Robots of Dawn, by Isaac Asimov

-Spoilers for the entire¬†Foundation universe- Publisher: Granada Genre: Crime Series: Robot (3) Pages: 477 Publication Date: 1984 Rating: 5/5   Once more, Earthman Elijah Baley finds himself sent into space to deal with a crime that could have far-reaching consequences. But on the Spacer world of Aurora, not everything is as it seems. And can … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Robots of Dawn, by Isaac Asimov

BOOK REVIEW: Re-Coil, by J.T. Nicholas

Publisher: Titan Genre: Crime/Thriller Pages: 353 Publication Date: 03/03/2020 Verdict: 5/5 Carter Langston is dead, but that's not his biggest problem. With his consciousness loaded into a new body, the salvager finds himself targeted by assassins. Whatever he saw before he died could change the world, and his only hope of survival is to find … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Re-Coil, by J.T. Nicholas