BOOK REVIEW: Moonrise, by Ben Bova

Moonbase (#1) Part of the Grand Tour universe Published by New English Library First published in 1996 Hard SF 613 pages The Moon. Since time began, our nearest celestial neighbour has called to us. Now the Masterson Corporation has established Moonbase, a permanent outpost on the lunar surface. But not everyone is happy with theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Moonrise, by Ben Bova”

Every Science Fiction Series I’m Currently Reading

There are some readers who will pick up book one in a series, read it cover to cover, then pick up the next book in the series and do the same, rinsing and repeating until they’ve finished the entire series. I am not one of these readers, and quite frankly they scare me. My approachContinue reading “Every Science Fiction Series I’m Currently Reading”

HARD SF: Science Fiction For Your Inner Nerd

What Is Hard Science Fiction? You can’t have science fiction without science. It’s right there in the name, and even the loosest, goosiest approach to the genre still has some science in it. Star Wars might be full of space wizards, but it also has robots. Even the much maligned (by me) science fantasy, retainsContinue reading “HARD SF: Science Fiction For Your Inner Nerd”

BOOK REVIEW: Venus, by Ben Bova

A standalone novel Part of the Grand Tour universe Published by Tor in 2000 Hard SF 405 pages ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Alex Humphries died on Venus, and now his brother is going to bring the remains home. But Van has more to worry about than one of the deadliest world in the solar system, because he isContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Venus, by Ben Bova”

BOOK REVIEW: Return to Mars, by Ben Bova

Hold up, this is a sequel! You can find my review of the previous book by clicking on this link. Book Two of the Mars Trilogy Part of the Grand Tour universe Published by Avon in 1999 Hard SF 403 pages ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Jamie Waterman has returned to Mars with a new team of scientists. ButContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Return to Mars, by Ben Bova”

BOOK REVIEW: Mars, by Ben Bova

Book One of the Mars Trilogy Part of the Grand Tour universe Published by Bantam in 1992 Hard SF 549 pages ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Mars. The next logical stopping point for human exploration of space. A world ripe for investigation, but also exploitation. When the first crewed mission to Mars touches down, will their goal be science,Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Mars, by Ben Bova”

BOOK REVIEW: New Earth, by Ben Bova

Publisher: Tor Genre: Hard SF Pages: 384 Publication Date: 2013 Verdict: 5/5   A small group of scientists land on a new planet, a paradise world much like Earth itself. But they are eighty years’ travel away from Earth, and no one is coming to help them. Exploring this strange new world, the scientists discoverContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: New Earth, by Ben Bova”

THE WISHLIST: Heavy Hitters of Science Fiction

I consider myself pretty well-read when it comes to science fiction. Look at my shelves and you’ll see a lot of the big names. Asimov, Herbert, Scalzi, Weber. There’s tie-in novels for Star Trek, Star Wars, and more. Then there’s books no one else seems to have heard of. Michael Mammay, Christopher Ruocchio, H. BeamContinue reading “THE WISHLIST: Heavy Hitters of Science Fiction”