BOOK REVIEW: To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, by Christopher Paolini

Publisher: Tor Genre: Hard SF/Space Opera Pages: 825 Publication Date: 15/09/2020 Verdict: 3/5 As humanity expands into the universe, it finds evidence that it is not alone. Nor is it the first species to come this far. First contact leads to a galactic war, and one woman finds herself caught in the middle of eventsContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, by Christopher Paolini”

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: Dominion, by Jamie Sawyer

-spoilers for the Lazarus War trilogy, Pariah, and Exodus– Publisher: Orbit Genre: Military SF Series: The Eternity War (#3) Pages: 451 Publication Date: 28/11/2019 Rating: 5/5   The Black Spiral have played their hand. As a deadly virus ravages Krell space, threatening to reignite the flames of war, Keira Jenkins and her team of Jackals findContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Dominion, by Jamie Sawyer”

LET’S SEE THEM ALIENS: The Fermi Paradox & The Kardashev Scale

Aliens have been a part of science fiction for a very long time. You only need to look the success of Star Wars and Star Trek to see this. Both franchises suggest a galaxy teeming with alien life, from the cellular level to interstellar empires. Aliens that could be anything from a human with aContinue reading “LET’S SEE THEM ALIENS: The Fermi Paradox & The Kardashev Scale”

BOOK REVIEW: A Chain Across the Dawn, by Drew Williams

-Spoilers for The Stars Now Unclaimed– Publisher: Simon & Schuster Series: The Universe After (#2) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 308 Publication Date: 08/08/2019 Verdict: 5/5 Three years after joining the ranks of the Justified, Esa assists her mentor Jane in tracking down children with unique gifts. But they are not the only ones searching, and theirContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: A Chain Across the Dawn, by Drew Williams”

BOOK REVIEW: Howling Dark, by Christopher Ruocchio

–Spoilers for Empire of Silence- Publisher: Gollancz Series: The Sun Eater (#2) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 656 Publication Date: 18/07/2019 Verdict: 5/5 Hadrian Marlowe has spent half a century searching for a way to make peace with the Cielcin. When he finds a way to the lost world of Vorgossos, it could be the answerContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Howling Dark, by Christopher Ruocchio”

BOOK REVIEW: Restless Lightning, by Richard Baker

Publisher: Tor Series: Breaker of Empires (#2) Genre: Military SF Pages: 428 Publication Date: 01/11/2018 Verdict: 5/5   Sikander North is not the military’s favourite person. Consigned to a remote posting in the stagnant Tzoru Dominion, the last thing he needs is more trouble. But rebellions and uprisings have never cared for the concerns ofContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Restless Lightning, by Richard Baker”

BOOK REVIEW: Northwest of Earth, by C.L. Moore

Publisher: Gollancz Series: Standalone Genre: Cosmic Horror/Adventure Pages: 343 Publication Date: 01/04/2019 (originally 1954) Verdict: 4/5   Humanity has spread across Earth, Mars and Venus. But in this glittering new age, there are darker forces at work. Our most ancient legends are derived from the horrors that dwell in outer space, and we will runContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Northwest of Earth, by C.L. Moore”