BOOK REVIEW: The Eternal Tide, by Kirsten Beyer

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– –this review contains major spoilers– Era: Post-Voyager Series: Voyager: Full Circle (#4) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 385 Publication Date: 2012 Verdict: 3/5   Fourteen months ago, Kathryn Janeway gave her life to save the Federation from the Borg. Now, asContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Eternal Tide, by Kirsten Beyer”

BOOK REVIEW: Koko Takes A Holiday, by Kieran Shea

Series: Koko (#1) Publisher: Titan Genre: Cyberpunk Pages: 332 Publication Date: 2012 Verdict: 3/5 Koko has given up the life of a mercenary in favour of running a brothel in the utopian island chain of The Sixty. But her new boss, who is also her old boss, has other ideas. Ideas that involve Koko’s immediateContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Koko Takes A Holiday, by Kieran Shea”

BOOK REVIEW: Children of the Storm, by Kirsten Beyer

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Post-Voyager Series: Voyager: Full Circle (#3) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 405 Publication Date: 2011 Verdict: 4/5   The Children of the Storm are one of the more enigmatic species the federation has encountered. Powerful, secretive, and brooking no intrusionContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Children of the Storm, by Kirsten Beyer”

Are YOU a Book Snob?

Something I’ve seen coming up time and again, though moreso in recent months, are articles about elitism and snobbery in the world of books. Now, i’ve been on the receiving end of this snobbery myself. Through several years of university, I had (well, chose) to fight back against academics who thought genre fiction wasn’t worthwhile. AContinue reading “Are YOU a Book Snob?”

BOOK REVIEW: Malleus, by Dan Abnett

-Click here for a full index of my Black Library/Warhammer 40,000 reviews-   Publisher: Black Library Genre: Grimdark SF Pages: 431 Publication Date: 2001 Verdict: 3/5 Gregor Eisenhorn has spent his life eradicating the heretics who threaten the Imperium. Now he hunts a deadly foe, one who lurks within the ranks of the Inquisition itself.Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Malleus, by Dan Abnett”

BOOK REVIEW: Unworthy, by Kirsten Beyer

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Post-Voyager Series: Voyager: Full Circle (#2) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 370 Publication Date: 2009 Verdict: 5/5   Voyager returns to the Delta Quadrant, this time spearheading a fleet tasked with exploring this distant region of space. Their first priorityContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Unworthy, by Kirsten Beyer”

BOOK REVIEW: Tales of Dune (Expanded Edition), by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: WordFire Press Genre: Space Opera Pages: 213 Publication Date: 2017 Verdict: 4/5 Eight stories that span the distance and chronology of the Dune Saga, from the time of the Butlerian Jihad to the chaos following the Scattering. . . As a general rule, IContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Tales of Dune (Expanded Edition), by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”

BOOK REVIEW: Xenos, by Dan Abnett

-Click here for a full index of my Black Library/Warhammer 40,000 reviews- Publisher: Black Library Genre: Grimdark SF Pages: 370 Publication Date: 2001 Verdict: 4/5 The Inquisition is all that stands between mankind and its many enemies. Heretics, Demons, Xenos. All pose an existential threat to the God-Emperor’s people. Gregor Eisenhorn is one Inquisitor amongContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Xenos, by Dan Abnett”

BOOK REVIEW: Rough Trails, by L. A. Graf

–Click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– –This review contains spoilers. Proceed with caution–     Era: The Original Series Series: New Earth (#3) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 360 Publication Date: 2000 Verdict: 3/5   Belle Terre. The latest planet to be colonised by the Federation. ThisContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Rough Trails, by L. A. Graf”

Brave New Worlds: Upcoming SF in 2021

2020 was a rough year for most, but definitely for science fiction. A lot of industries ground to a halt, meaning that many of this year’s expected releases have been ushed back to 2021. On the plus side, that means next year is going to be absolutely packed with science fiction goodies. Here’s just aContinue reading “Brave New Worlds: Upcoming SF in 2021”