BOOK REVIEW: Chaos Rising, by Timothy Zahn

Click here for more Star Wars content Book One of the Thrawn Ascendancy trilogy Published by Del Rey in 2020 A Space Opera novel 383 pages For generations, the Chiss Ascendancy has been an island of calm in a chaotic region of space. But now an enemy has set their eyes on the Ascendancy. RisingContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Chaos Rising, by Timothy Zahn”

BOOK REVIEW: The Bridge, by Janine Ellen Young

A standalone novel Published by Simon & Schuster First published in 2000 An apocalyptic social SF 348 pages A deadly plague ravages the Earth, killing eighty-five percent of the population. And perhaps they are the lucky ones. For those who survive the disease suffer visions of alien origin, and are overcome by a strange compulsion,Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Bridge, by Janine Ellen Young”

BOOK REVIEW: The Farian War Trilogy, by K.B. Wagers

A sequel to to the Indranan War Trilogy Action-packed, character-driven space opera Released 2018-2019-2021 Published by Orbit A total of 1248 pages Hail Bristol has overcome adversity and now sits on the Indranan throne. But while the war with the neighbouring human nations is at an end, a greater threat now emerges from alien stars.Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Farian War Trilogy, by K.B. Wagers”

BOOK REVIEW: The Deacon of Wounds, by David Annandale

A standalone novel in the Warhammer Horror range Focuses on the Imperial clergy Published by Black Library in 2021 A slow, psychological horror 203 pages Theotokos is a world on the brink of death. First comes the drought that wipes out all cities but one. Then comes the deadly sickness known as the Grey Tears.Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Deacon of Wounds, by David Annandale”

SPSFC FINALIST REVIEW: A Star Named Vega, by Benjamin J. Roberts

The time is finally upon us. The SPSFC has reached the finals, and we have a finalist review here for you today. This one is of Benjamin J. Roberts’ A Star Named Vega. This book has an SPSFC rating of 7.50 out of 10. Prior to the SPSFC, I had very limited experience with self-publishedContinue reading “SPSFC FINALIST REVIEW: A Star Named Vega, by Benjamin J. Roberts”

SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: Meet the Finalists

Here we are. After almost a year of reading, the SPSFC’s 10 judging teams have narrowed the three hundred-strong field down to just seven finalists. It’s been a rough road for some, with many early favourites falling by the wayside. Sadly, no books from At Boundary’s Edge’s initial allocation made it this far. But thatContinue reading “SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: Meet the Finalists”

SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: All The Whys Of Delilah’s Demise, by Neve Maslakovic

For the past few months, we’ve been reading six more semi-finalists from the inaugural SPSFC. Today we’ve got the penultimate full review of these six, which is of Neve Maslakovic’s All The Whys Of Delilah’s Demise. This book has an SPSFC rating of 5.00 out of 10, and is reviewed here by my co-judge Ryan.Continue reading “SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: All The Whys Of Delilah’s Demise, by Neve Maslakovic”

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”

BOOK REVIEW: Last And First Men, by Olaf Stapledon

A standalone novel This Masterworks edition published by Gollancz First published in 1930 An epoch-spanning social SF 304 pages What is the future of humankind? For as long as there have been minds, the future has proven the ultimate mystery. Now a mind of the far future sends a message back to the present. AContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Last And First Men, by Olaf Stapledon”

SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: Shadows of Mars, by I. O. Adler

For the past few months, we’ve been reading six more semi-finalists from the inaugural SPSFC. Today we’ve got the fourth full review of these six, which is of I. O. Adler’s Shadows of Mars. This book has an SPSFC rating of 6.50 out of 10, and is reviewed here by my co-judge Ryan. It wasContinue reading “SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: Shadows of Mars, by I. O. Adler”