BOOK REVIEW: Galactic Patrol, by E.E ‘Doc’ Smith

Publisher: Gollancz Series: Lensman (#3) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 269 Publication Date: 09/01/19 (originally 1950) Verdict: 2/5   In the distant future, the Galaxy is defended and protected by the Lensmen. The pirates of Boskone have been growing in threat for years. But when a ruthless new leader emerges, their predation spills over into active … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Galactic Patrol, by E.E ‘Doc’ Smith

BOOK REVIEW: The Sands of Mars, by Arthur C. Clarke

Publisher: Gollancz Series: Standalone Genre: Tomorrow Fiction/Hard SF Pages: 225 Publication Date: 09/01/19 (originally 1951) Verdict: 3/5   In the early 21st Century, humanity has reached Mars. Science Fiction author Martin Gibson has received special permission to travel to the red planet, to document the lifestyle of the colonists and to promote further investment. Not … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Sands of Mars, by Arthur C. Clarke

BOOK REVIEW: Doomsday Morning, by C. L. Moore

Publisher: Gollancz Series: Standalone Genre: Dystopian SF Pages: 248 Publication Date: 10/01/2019 (originally 1957) Verdict: 3/5 In the wake of a nuclear war, the United States have been reborn under Comus. Once a communications service, now a tyrannical police state, Comus is held together by a single man: Its creator, Andrew Raleigh. Life under Comus … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Doomsday Morning, by C. L. Moore

BOOK REVIEW: Fury, by Henry Kuttner

Publisher: Gollancz Series: Standalone Genre: Dystopian SF Pages: 212 Publication Date: 10/01/2019 (originally 1950) Verdict: 4/5 Earth is gone, and the remnants of the human race have retreated to Venus. Confined to domed cities beneath the Venusian oceans and ruled over by genetically enhanced Immortals, humanity is trapped in a state of decline. Stagnation. Sam … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Fury, by Henry Kuttner

BOOK REVIEW: The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman

Publisher: Gollancz Genre: Military SF Publication Date: 1974 Verdict: 4/5 The year is 1997, and Earth is waging war against the Taurans. With the war happening across vast interstellar distances, Einstein's laws of general relativity mean that for every month the soldiers spend on the front lines, years pass by back on Earth. William Mandella … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman