BOOK REVIEW: We, by Yevgeny Zamyatin

Translated By: Charles E. Gannon Publisher: Penguin Genre: Dystopia Pages: 258 Publication Date: 1924 (This translation 1993) Verdict: 2/5 OneState has eradicated all want. All envy. All greed. The world is united under OneState, but the mission does not stop there. Now OneState reaches for the stars, to bring perfection to other worlds . .Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: We, by Yevgeny Zamyatin”

BOOK REVIEW: Absynthe, by Brendan P. Bellecourt

My thanks go to Head of Zeus for a free copy in exchange for this honest review Series: Absynthe (#1) Publisher: Head of Zeus Genre: Alternate History Pages: 404 Publication Date: 09/12/2021 Verdict: 4/5   Chicago: 1928. But not the one you know. The Great War between the United States and the nations of the St.Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Absynthe, by Brendan P. Bellecourt”

BOOK REVIEW: View From the Imperium, by Jody Lynn Nye

Series: Imperium (#1) Publisher: Baen Genre: Space Opera Pages: 566 Publication Date: 2011 Verdict: 3/5   Thomas Innes Loche Kinago has everything. Wealth, good looks, education, and noble breeding. Which is why, as a mere ensign, he is given his own command. But can even the might Thomas Kinago stand against a villain who canContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: View From the Imperium, by Jody Lynn Nye”

BOOK REVIEW: Ruin, by Nate Crowley

Click here for all of my Warhammer 40000 reviews Publisher: Black Library Series: The Twice-Dead King (#1) Genre: Grimdark SF Pages: 283 Publication Date: 2021 Verdict: 4/5   For ages untold the necrons have slumbered in their tombs, waking only to find the Galaxy a changed place. On one remote world, an exiled noble foreseesContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Ruin, by Nate Crowley”

BOOK REVIEW: Grim Repast, by Marc Collins

Click here for all of my Warhammer 40000 reviews = Publisher: Black Library Genre: SF Crime Pages: 330 Publication Date: 2021 Verdict: 4/5   There are no xenos in Varangantua. No daemons prowl the streets at night. But that does not mean there are no monsters. The city is rife with killers, from crimes ofContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Grim Repast, by Marc Collins”

TBR & BEYOND: December 2021

Welcome to the latest edition of TBR & BEYOND, a regular feature where I take a look at my TBR, run through my reading plans for the month ahead, and talk about science-fiction related things I’m excited about for the coming month. A fair bit of this is similar to the previous month, but I’llContinue reading “TBR & BEYOND: December 2021”

MONTHLY ROUNDUP: November 2021

November has been a fairly quiet month for me. Aside from work I’ve had no real commitments to stick to, which has resulted in more reading and blogging than anticipated. I hope you don’t hold that against me, and that you enjoy this breakdown of the month just gone. Book Haul As the Christmas seasonContinue reading “MONTHLY ROUNDUP: November 2021”

BOOK REVIEW: A Fire Upon the Deep, by Vernor Vinge

Publisher: Gollancz Genre: Hard SF Pages: 579 Publication Date: 1991 Verdict: 2/5   The Milky Way is a realm of vast potential. Not only in breadth, but in depth. For there is a force that suppresses intelligence, and as we travel further into space, we may reach our true potential. But when species and civilisationsContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: A Fire Upon the Deep, by Vernor Vinge”

BOOK REVIEW: Sanction & Sin

Click here for all of my Warhammer 40000 reviews Publisher: Black Library Genre: SF Crime Pages: 357 Publication Date: 2021 Verdict: 4/5   It is well known that there are no good men in Varangantua, for the sprawling crime-ridden city consumes all. But what of the women of Varangantua? Are they as dangerous as theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Sanction & Sin”

BOOK REVIEW: Assassin’s Orbit, by John Appel

Publisher: Solaris Genre: Space Opera Pages: 430 Publication Date: 22/07/2021 Verdict: 2/5   Generations after fleeing an Earth devastated by the Unity Plague, the remnants of humanity once more learn that divisions come with a price. Diplomatic talks are cut short by the most brutal murders in recent history, and the worst may yet beContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Assassin’s Orbit, by John Appel”