BOOK REVIEW: Hyperion, by Dan Simmons

Publisher: Gollancz Series: The Hyperion Cantos (#1) Genre: Space Opera/Literary SF Pages: 473 Publication Date: 1989 Verdict: 4/5 Seven pilgrims make their way to ancient Hyperion, to confront the dreaded Shrike and the Time Tombs. But what drives them on, and what will drive them apart? Hyperion is a novel that wears its influences proudly, … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Hyperion, by Dan Simmons

BOOK REVIEW: Shadow And Claw, by Gene Wolfe

Publisher: Gollancz Series: The Book of the New Sun (#1-2) Genre: Science Fantasy Pages: 597 Publication Date: 2011 Verdict: 3/5   Severian is a torturer by trade, but that is not his nature. Exiled from his guild, he finds himself cast out into the strange landscape beyond the city he once called home . . … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Shadow And Claw, by Gene Wolfe

BOOK REVIEW: The Short Victorious War, by David Weber

-This review is likely to contain spoilers for previous books in the Honorverse. Click here to find an index of reviews for those books- Publisher: Baen Series: Honor Harrington (#3) Genre: Space Opera/Military SF Pages: 360 Publication Date: 1994 Verdict: 5/5   Desperate to fill their empty coffers, the People's Republic of Haven launch a … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Short Victorious War, by David Weber

BOOK REVIEW: The Wizard of Linn, by A.E. Van Vogt

Publisher: New English Library Series: Empire of the Atom (#2) Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Pages: 174 Publication Date: 1950 Verdict: 4/5   Usually when reviewing book 2 in a series, I include a spoiler warning for the first book. Not today. Not for this. Because even if you have read Empire of the Atom, none of it … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Wizard of Linn, by A.E. Van Vogt

BOOK REVIEW: Master & Apprentice, by Claudia Gray

Publisher: Century Genre: Space Opera Pages: 330 Publication Date: 18/04/2019 Verdict: 5/5   A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away: Qui-gon Jinn is unorthodox by the standards of the Jedi, but when he and his padawan Obi-wan Kenobi are sent to work with an eccentric Jedi on a remote world, Qui-gon discovers … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Master & Apprentice, by Claudia Gray

BOOK REVIEW: The Honor Of The Queen, by David Weber

-This review contains some general spoilers for On Basilisk Station. Proceed with caution.- Publisher: Baen Series: Honor Harrington (#2) Genre: Space Opera/Military SF Pages: 422 Publication Date: 1993 Verdict: 4/5   The planet Grayson is independent, but its position makes it strategically valuable to both the Star Kingdom of Manticore and the people's Republic of … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Honor Of The Queen, by David Weber