BOOK REVIEW: Dark Sky, by Mike Brooks

-Hold up, this is a sequel! Find my review of book one here- Series: Keiko (#2) Publisher: Saga Press Genre: Space Opera Pages: 322 Publication Date: 2016 Verdict: 4/5 Ichabod Drift has once again bitten off more than he can chew. A supposedly simple job to pick up a passenger from a mining colony hasContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Dark Sky, by Mike Brooks”

BOOK REVIEW: Dark Run, by Mike Brooks

Series: Keiko (#1) Publisher: Del Rey Genre: Space Opera Pages: 420 Publication Date: 2015 Verdict: 3/5 All Ichabod Drift wants to do is get rich, and now he has the ship, the crew, and the job to help him achieve that dream. But this job isn’t all it seems, and neither are any of hisContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Dark Run, by Mike Brooks”

BOOK REVIEW: Beneath the Raptor’s Wing, by Michael A. Martin

–Click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Enterprise Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Space Opera Pages: 566 Publication Date: 2009 Verdict: 4/5 The Romulan Star Empire has declared open war against the Coalition of Planets. Built on shaky foundations, this young alliance of worlds has little hope of standingContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Beneath the Raptor’s Wing, by Michael A. Martin”

BOOK REVIEW: The Firmament of Flame, by Drew Williams

-Spoilers for The Stars Now Unclaimed and A Chain Across The Dawn– Publisher: Simon & Schuster Series: The Universe After (#3) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 366 Publication Date: 20/08/2020 Verdict: 5/5   Esa and Jane are on a mission: To find a way to stop the Cyn, the energy-based aliens currently wreaking havoc across the Galaxy.Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Firmament of Flame, by Drew Williams”

FILM REVIEW: Serenity

Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Adam Baldwin, Summer Glau, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Ron Glass, Morena Baccarin, Chiwetel Ejiofor Length: 1hr 58mins Genre: Space Opera Released: 2005 Verdict: 4/5 When Firefly was cancelled, it left a lot of stories unexplored. Even though there was no overarching storyline left unresolved, as happens with so many axedContinue reading “FILM REVIEW: Serenity”

TV REVIEW: Firefly

Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Adam Baldwin, Summer Glau, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Ron Glass, Morena Baccarin, Episodes: 14 Genre: Space Opera Broadcaster: Fox First Aired: 2002-2003 Verdict: 5/5 A long time ago, there was a little show that couldn’t. Though beloved by fans, a falling out between producers and broadcasters led toContinue reading “TV REVIEW: Firefly”

BOOK REVIEW: Light of Impossible Stars, by Gareth L. Powell

-Major spoilers for Embers of War and Fleet of Knives– Publisher: Titan Series: Embers of War (#3) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 364 Publication Date: 18/02/2020 Verdict: 5/5 With a seemingly unstoppable armada of alien vessels tearing through civilised space, thins are looking pretty bleak for Trouble Dog and her crew. Heading for the one safe havenContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Light of Impossible Stars, by Gareth L. Powell”

BOOK REVIEW: Bone Silence, by Alastair Reynolds

-Spoilers for Revenger and Shadow Captain– Publisher: Gollancz Genre: Space Opera Series: Revenger (#3) Pages: 602 Publication Date: 30/01/2020 Rating: 4/5   Arafura and Adrana, the sisters Ness, have embraced their pirate reputation. But raiding ships throughout the ruins of the solar system is not an easy life, and it only gets harder when theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Bone Silence, by Alastair Reynolds”

BOOK REVIEW: Fleet of Knives, by Gareth L. Powell

-Major spoilers for Embers of War below- Publisher: Titan Series: Embers of War (#2) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 401 Publication Date: 19/02/2019   Verdict: 5/5 Trouble Dog and her crew are back. But while they just want to get back to work, others have very different ideas of how to help the Galaxy. Ideas thatContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Fleet of Knives, by Gareth L. Powell”