BOOK REVIEW: By the Book, by Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine Kathryn Rusch

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Enterprise, Season 1 Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Social SF Pages: 252 Publication Date: 2003 Verdict: 4/5 First contact is the reason Jonathan Archer travels, but what do you do when communication with aliens is impossible? And when there are two aliens onContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: By the Book, by Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine Kathryn Rusch”

BOOK REVIEW: Broken Bow, by Diane Carey

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– (Based on the screenplay by Rick Berman & Brannon Braga) Era: Enterprise, Season 1 Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 282 Publication Date: 2003 Verdict: 3/5 Enterprise. The NX-01 will be Earth’s first warp five starship. But before the ship can beContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Broken Bow, by Diane Carey”

BOOK REVIEW: Dead Men Walking, by Steve Lyons

–click here for a full list of all my Warhammer 40,000 content–   Publisher: Black Library Genre: Military SF Pages: 414 Publication Date: 2010 Verdict: 5/5 The Death Korps of Krieg are among the most infamous Imperial soldiers. Bred for war and determined to die for the God-Emperor, they are utterly without mercy. Now theyContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Dead Men Walking, by Steve Lyons”

BOOK REVIEW: Koko the Mighty, by Kieran Shea

–click here for my review of book one, Koko Takes A Holiday– Series: Koko (#2) Publisher: Titan Genre: Cyberpunk Pages: 323 Publication Date: 2015 Verdict: 1/5 Koko has done her best to settle down, but sometimes trouble finds you. Once again pursued by people who want her dead, Koko flees the Sixty. But is herContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Koko the Mighty, by Kieran Shea”

BOOK REVIEW: The Complete Rafen Omnibus, by James Swallow

–click here for a full list of all my Warhammer 40,000 content– Publisher: Black Library Series: Rafen (#1-4) Genre: Grimdark SF Pages: 828 Publication Date: 2019 Verdict: 3/5 The Blood Angels are among the more famous chapters of Warhammer 40,000’s Space Marines. Maybe not quite as famous as the Ultramarines, but if you’ve ever walkedContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Complete Rafen Omnibus, by James Swallow”

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

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Series: Schools of Dune (#2) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 445 Publication Date: 2014 Verdict: 5/5 Torn between the technological advances of Venport Holdings and the fanaticism of the Butlerian movement, the Imperium stands on the brink of civil war. InContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Mentats of Dune, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”

BOOK REVIEW: Penitent, by Dan Abnett

–click here for a full list of all my Warhammer 40,000 content– Publisher: Black Library Series: Bequin (#2) Genre: Grimdark SF Pages: 346 Publication Date: 04/03/2021 Verdict: 5/5 Beta Bequin continues her investigation of the ancient city Queen Mab. Torn between the warring Inquisitors Gregor Eisenhorn and Gideon Ravenor, Bequin finds herself questioning everything. ButContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Penitent, by Dan Abnett”

BOOK REVIEW: The Buried Age, by Christopher L. Bennett

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: The Lost Era/ Pre-Next Generation Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Social SF Pages: 433 Publication Date: 2007 Verdict: 4/5   Jean-Luc Picard. Once captain of the Stargazer, now taking a leave of absence from Starfleet. As the Alpha Quadrant grows ever more dangerous, all PicardContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Buried Age, by Christopher L. Bennett”

BOOK REVIEW: Pariah, by Dan Abnett

–click here for a full list of all my Warhammer 40,000 content– Publisher: Black Library Genre: Grimdark SF Pages: 306 Publication Date: 2012 Verdict: 5/5 In the ancient and sprawling city of Queen Mab, a young woman named Alizabeth Bequin is about to be drawn into a conspiracy that could reshape the Imperium itself. ButContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Pariah, by Dan Abnett”

TALES FROM THE TBR TOWER: March 2021

There’s an old joke that reading books and collecting books are two very different hobbies, and like so many readers, I buy books long before I get around to reading them. I try and keep on top of things, but newer, shinier books will always come along and push others further down my priority list.Continue reading “TALES FROM THE TBR TOWER: March 2021”