BOOK REVIEW: Pariah, by Jamie Sawyer

Publisher: Orbit Series: The Eternity War (#1) Genre: Military SF Pages: 439 Publication Date: 28/09/2017 Verdict: 5/5   The Krell war is over, but that doesn’t mean the Alliance is at peace. A terrorist group calling themselves the Black Spiral are spreading anarchy through human space. Their leadership and end goals remain a mystery, butContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Pariah, by Jamie Sawyer”

BOOK REVIEW: Doomsday Morning, by C. L. Moore

Publisher: Gollancz Series: Standalone Genre: Dystopian SF Pages: 248 Publication Date: 10/01/2019 (originally 1957) Verdict: 3/5 In the wake of a nuclear war, the United States have been reborn under Comus. Once a communications service, now a tyrannical police state, Comus is held together by a single man: Its creator, Andrew Raleigh. Life under ComusContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Doomsday Morning, by C. L. Moore”

BOOK REVIEW: Fury, by Henry Kuttner

Publisher: Gollancz Series: Standalone Genre: Dystopian SF Pages: 212 Publication Date: 10/01/2019 (originally 1950) Verdict: 4/5 Earth is gone, and the remnants of the human race have retreated to Venus. Confined to domed cities beneath the Venusian oceans and ruled over by genetically enhanced Immortals, humanity is trapped in a state of decline. Stagnation. SamContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Fury, by Henry Kuttner”

BOOK REVIEW: Star Destroyers

Publisher: Baen Editors: Tony Daniel & Christopher Ruocchio Genre: Military SF/Space Opera Pages: 328 Publication Date: 2018 Verdict: 3.5/5 ‘Big Ships. Blowing Things Up’ The thing with Baen is that you always know what you’re getting. They’ve really cornered the market in action-filled Space Opera and Military SF, almost always wrapped up in a mind-bogglingContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Star Destroyers”

BOOK REVIEW: Thin Air, by Richard Morgan

Publisher: Gollancz Series: Standalone Genre: SF Noir/Political Thriller Pages: 528 Publication Date: 25/10/2018 Verdict: 3/5   In the not-too-distant future, Earth has colonised Mars. But not all is well between these two neighbours. Hakan Veil is a genetically engineered human weapon, stuck on Mars and short on funds. Coerced into helping an Earth audit ofContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Thin Air, by Richard Morgan”

PRIORITY TARGETS: Upcoming SF in 2019

Another year approaches, bringing with it a buffet of science fictional delights. Here are some that I’m particularly looking forward to. January 10 The Shadow Captain – Alastair Campbell I have a rocky relationship with Campbell’s writing, but this sequel to Revenger already has me intrigued. January 12 The Anarch – Dan Abnett The fifteenthContinue reading “PRIORITY TARGETS: Upcoming SF in 2019”

BOOK REVIEW: The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman

Publisher: Gollancz Genre: Military SF Publication Date: 1974 Verdict: 4/5 The year is 1997, and Earth is waging war against the Taurans. With the war happening across vast interstellar distances, Einstein’s laws of general relativity mean that for every month the soldiers spend on the front lines, years pass by back on Earth. William MandellaContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman”

BOOK REVIEW: Off Rock by Kieran Shea

Publisher: Titan Series: Standalone Genre: Heist Publication Date: April 2017 Verdict: 4/5 The year is 2778, and humanity has reached the stars. Or the rocks at any rate. Mining companies with the might and authority of nation states are doing a roaring trade in pulling every last ounce of resources out of any asteroid theyContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Off Rock by Kieran Shea”