BOOK REVIEW: Stolen Earth, by J. T. Nicholas

A standalone novel Published by Titan Books First published in 2021 A post-apocalyptic space opera SF 397 pages Old Earth has been destroyed. The ruins ruled over by unfettered Artificial Intelligences. Only an array of satellites prevents these deadly machines escaping into the Solar System. But while nothing comes out, one ship is about toContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Stolen Earth, by J. T. Nicholas”

SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: Mazarin Blues, by Al Hess

As announced on Sunday, At Boundary’s edge has chosen our three semi-finalists for the SPSFC. Today we’ve got our first full review of the contest, which is of Al Hess’ Mazarin Blues. With an SPSFC rating of 7.50 out of 10, this was our favourite book from our original allocation of thirty. That’s all fromContinue reading “SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: Mazarin Blues, by Al Hess”

BOOK REVIEW: Fallen Gods, by Michael A. Martin

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Post-Nemesis Series: Titan (#7) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 345 Publication Date: 2012 Verdict: 5/5   Following his mind-meld with a terraforming device, Tuvok is plagued by the knowledge of planetary creation and destruction. But as Titan searches for answers, theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Fallen Gods, by Michael A. Martin”

BOOK REVIEW: Synthesis, by James Swallow

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Post-Nemesis Series: Titan (#6) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Social SF Pages: 391 Publication Date: 2009 Verdict: 4/5   The USS Titan is pledged to seek out new life and new civilisations. But what of cultures that are not alive? When a salvage missionContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Synthesis, by James Swallow”

BOOK REVIEW: We, Robots, edited by Simon Ings

Publisher: Head of Zeus Genre: Various Pages: 997 Publication Date: 10/12/2020 Verdict: 3/5 Robots. Androids. Machines. Mechanical men. Sometimes they come as conquerors, sometimes they are our slaves. Whether they are the ultimate other, or a reflection of our own desires, robots have a long history in science fiction. Here are one hundred stories fromContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: We, Robots, edited by Simon Ings”

BOOK REVIEW: The Butlerian Jihad, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: Tor Series: Legends of Dune (#1) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 675 Publication Date: 2002 Verdict: 3/5   Ten thousand years before the Atriedes come to Arrakis, the Galaxy is controlled by thinking machines. Ruling from Earth, the evermind Omnius sees all. But humansContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Butlerian Jihad, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”

TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Picard, Season 1

-minor spoilers- Starring: Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Isa Briones, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, Harry Treadaway, Evan Evagora, Peyton List, Jeri Ryan, Brent Spiner Episodes: 10 Genre: Social SF, Space Opera Broadcaster: Amazon Prime (UK) First Aired: 23/01/2020 Verdict: 5/5 Star Trek: Picard set itself an almost impossible task right from the start. Take one ofContinue reading “TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Picard, Season 1”

BOOK REVIEW: Re-Coil, by J.T. Nicholas

Publisher: Titan Genre: Crime/Thriller Pages: 353 Publication Date: 03/03/2020 Verdict: 5/5 Carter Langston is dead, but that’s not his biggest problem. With his consciousness loaded into a new body, the salvager finds himself targeted by assassins. Whatever he saw before he died could change the world, and his only hope of survival is to findContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Re-Coil, by J.T. Nicholas”

BOOK REVIEW: The Puzzler’s War, by Eyal Kless

-spoilers for The Lost Puzzler– Publisher: Harper Voyager Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Series: The Tarakan Chronicles (#2) Pages: 546 Publication Date: 23/01/2020 Verdict: 5/5 Centuries from now, the world lies in ruins. Across a wasteland marked by radiation and ruins, the survivors of humanity fight over what little is left. But while some do so in search ofContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Puzzler’s War, by Eyal Kless”

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”