SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: Meet The Team

In defiance of all logic, I am a judge for the inaugural SPSFC. This is going to be a lot of fun, but it’s also a big responsibility. More, you might say, than one man alone can handle. Well, I’m not so sure about that, but I have nevertheless assembled a crack team of bloggersContinue reading “SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: Meet The Team”

BOOK REVIEW: Long Shot, by David Mack

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Post-The Original Series Series: Seekers (#3) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Social SF Pages: 318 Publication Date: 2015 Verdict: 5/5   The USS Sagittarius stumbles across an odd energy reading, leading them to a planet on the brink of scientific revolution. But this newContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Long Shot, by David Mack”

BOOK REVIEW: Golden Son, by Pierce Brown

-Hold up! This is a sequel. Find my review of Red Rising here- Series: Red Rising (#2) Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Genre: Grimdark SF Pages: 442 Publication Date: 2015 Verdict: 4/5   Darrow has infiltrated Gold society, and now rises rapidly through their ranks. But even a Gold is not safe from danger, and conspiraciesContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Golden Son, by Pierce Brown”

BOOK REVIEW: Point of Divergence, by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Post-The Original Series Series: Seekers (#2) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Social SF Pages: 351 Publication Date: 2014 Verdict: 3/5   The crews of the Sagittarius and the Endeavour face an escalating and deadly crisis as the Tomol people give in to theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Point of Divergence, by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore”

BOOK REVIEW: Second Nature, by David Mack

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Post-The Original Series Series: Seekers (#1) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Social SF Pages: 301 Publication Date: 2014 Verdict: 3/5   With the threat posed by the Shedai at an end, Starfleet can return to its roots: Exploration. The Taurus Reach still holdsContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Second Nature, by David Mack”

TBR & BEYOND: July 2021

Welcome to the latest edition of TBR & BEYOND, a new 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, butContinue reading “TBR & BEYOND: July 2021”

BOOK REVIEW: Paul of Dune, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Series: Heroes of Dune (#1) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 648 Publication Date: 2008 Verdict: 5/5   Paul Atreides is Emperor of the Known universe, but even he cannot fight the expectations of Muad’Dib. A man of honour and principle, PaulContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Paul of Dune, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”

BOOK REVIEW: Storming Heaven, by David Mack

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: The Original Series, Season 3 Series: Vanguard (#8) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 346 Publication Date: 2012 Verdict: 4/5   The end is nigh. Operation Vanguard is on the brink of success in its efforts to stop the Shedai andContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Storming Heaven, by David Mack”

BOOK REVIEW: What Judgments Come, by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: The Original Series, Season 3 Series: Vanguard (#7) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 332 Publication Date: 2011 Verdict: 4/5   The Taurus Reach has one final chance for peace. As Klingons, Federation, and Romulans meet for diplomatic talks, Starbase 47Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: What Judgments Come, by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore”