BOOK REVIEW: Reap the Whirlwind, by David Mack

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: The Original Series, Season 1 Series: Vanguard (#3) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 409 Publication Date: 2007 Verdict: 4/5 Probed by the Federation and Klingon Empire alike, the Taurus Reach is beginning to reveal its secrets. Yet the Tholians haveContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Reap the Whirlwind, by David Mack”

BOOK REVIEW: The Cruel Stars, by John Birmingham

Series: The Cruel Stars (#1) Publisher: Head of Zeus Genre: Military SF Pages: 482 Publication Date: 2019 Verdict: 4/5 Long after they were assumed defeated, the Sturm have returned to menace human civilisation once again. In a devastating first strike, they unleash chaos across countless worlds. And they are only just getting started . . .Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Cruel Stars, by John Birmingham”

TBR and Beyond: June 2021

Welcome to the first in a new series of posts entitled TBR and beyond. On the last of the year, I make a list of all the science fiction material coming out in the year ahead. You can find the 2021 version by clicking on this link. The problem is that publication dates shift aroundContinue reading “TBR and Beyond: June 2021”

BOOK REVIEW: Summon the Thunder, by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: The Original Series, Season 1 Series: Vanguard (#2) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 416 Publication Date: 2006 Verdict: 3/5   Despite the shocking loss of the USS Bombay, the crew of Starbase 47 continue their mission to uncover the secrets ofContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Summon the Thunder, by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore”

BOOK REVIEW: Harbinger, by David Mack

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: The Original Series, Season 1 Series: Vanguard (#1) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 374 Publication Date: 2005 Verdict: 4/5 On the Federation’s newest frontier, an expanse of space known as the Taurus Reach, stands Starbase 47, better known as Vanguard.Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Harbinger, by David Mack”

BOOK REVIEW: House Corrino, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Series: Prelude to Dune (#3) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 590 Publication Date: 2001 Verdict: 4/5 The tyranny of Emperor Shaddam Corrino deepens, as do the conspiracies surrounding him. But for all his attempts to force order upon the Galaxy, theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: House Corrino, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”

BOOK REVIEW: The Book of Martyrs

–click here for a full list of all my Warhammer 40,000 content– Contributing Authors: Phil Kelly, Danie Ware, Alec Worley Publisher: Black Library Genre: Grimdark SF Pages: 294 Publication Date: 15/05/2021 Verdict: 4/5 There is no greater honour than to die in the name of the God-Emperor, and none are more willing to die inContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Book of Martyrs”

BOOK REVIEW: Nophek Gloss, by Essa Hansen

–spoilers– Series: The Graven (#1) Publisher: Orbit Genre: Space Opera Pages: 384 Publication Date: 17/11/2020 Verdict: 3/5   Caiden is a teenager when he sees his world destroyed, and his family slaughtered before his eyes. When he stumbles across a mysterious ship and a crew of strangers, he finds himself faced with a choice. BuildContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Nophek Gloss, by Essa Hansen”

It’s Been A Long Road: Looking Back at the Novels of Star Trek: Enterprise

Enterprise was the first Star Trek series I followed from start to finish, so it makes sense that the Enterprise novels are the first section of the sprawling litverse that I’ve completed. In such a sprawling setting, the Enterprise novels are maybe the most accessible way in. There are only nineteen of them, and they coverContinue reading “It’s Been A Long Road: Looking Back at the Novels of Star Trek: Enterprise”

BOOK REVIEW: Rosetta, by Dave Stern

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Enterprise, Season 4 Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Social SF/Space Opera Pages: 407 Publication Date: 2006 Verdict: 5/5 Enterprise has been recalled to Earth for a meeting that will make history, but first they have one final mission. The Confederacy is an ancientContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Rosetta, by Dave Stern”