BOOK REVIEW: Saviour of the Imperium, by Sandy Mitchell

Commissar Ciaphas Cain returns to action once again. His deeds are legendary, but can even the magnificent Cain stand against the multitude of the Imperium’s enemies? With orks, tyranids, and tau aplenty, there’s never been a worse time to be a coward . . . Reviewing a lengthy series is a difficult proposition. If you’veContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Saviour of the Imperium, by Sandy Mitchell”

BOOK REVIEW: Defender of the Imperium, by Sandy Mitchell

Ciaphas Cain is a name known throughout the Imperium. He is a commissar. A warrior. A hero. But behind the legend lies a man. Here in his own words, is the continued story of self-professed coward Ciaphas Cain . . . The first Ciaphas Cain omnibus, Hero of the Imperium, marked the end of myContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Defender of the Imperium, by Sandy Mitchell”

SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: Duckett & Dyer: Dicks For Hire, by G. M. Nair

For the past few months, we’ve been reading six more semi-finalists from the inaugural SPSFC. Today we’ve got the first full review of these six, which is of G. M. Nair’s Duckett & Dyer: Dicks For Hire. This book has an SPSFC rating of 7.50 out of 10, and is reviewed here by my co-judgeContinue reading “SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: Duckett & Dyer: Dicks For Hire, by G. M. Nair”

SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: Semi-Finalist Gut Reactions 1-3

These are my personal initial impressions of the books allocated to the At Boundary’s Edge team during Phase 2 of the inaugural SPSFC. Ratings are subject to change as I take a closer look at each book. Full length reviews of each book will be posted once the whole team has had a chance toContinue reading “SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: Semi-Finalist Gut Reactions 1-3”

BOOK REVIEW: The Kaiju Preservation Society, by John Scalzi

A standalone novel Published by Tor in March 2022 A monster-filled alternate history 268 pages Jamie Gray is out of a job, and the Coronavirus pandemic is only making life more difficult. So when a chance encounter with an old friend leads to a job interview, Jamie grabs the opportunity with both hands. But theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Kaiju Preservation Society, by John Scalzi”

AUDO REVIEW: Muscle Bound for Glory, by Grailknights

For all my music reviews, click on this link. The 3rd full-length album from Grailknights Features collaborations with Feurschwanz and Angus McFife 49 minutes and 2 seconds Heavy metal with a sense of humour Released in 2022 One of the allegations often thrown at metal music is that it takes itself too seriously. I admit,Continue reading “AUDO REVIEW: Muscle Bound for Glory, by Grailknights”

BOOK REVIEW: Ghazghkull Thraka: Prophet of the Waaagh!, by Nate Crowley

A standalone novel Focuses on the Orks Published by Black Library in 2021 A grimdark comedy 263 pages ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Ghazghkull Thraka is a name feared throughout the galaxy. This ork warlord, the self-proclaimed prophet of his xenos gods, has his mind set only on slaughter. But where did this ork come from? And will theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Ghazghkull Thraka: Prophet of the Waaagh!, by Nate Crowley”

Warhammer 40,000 Is Every Genre, And That Is Why It Works

Genre is a funny thing. It’s essentially a way of breaking media down into different characters. It’s something I could spend hours talking about. But it also doesn’t really exist. The obsession with categorising everything we read feels like a very modern concern. After all, back in the day the pulp magazines published Horror, Fantasy,Continue reading “Warhammer 40,000 Is Every Genre, And That Is Why It Works”

SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: Daros, by Dave Dobson

As announced on Sunday, At Boundary’s Edge has chosen our three semi-finalists for the SPSFC. Today we’ve got our second full review of the contest, which is of Dave Dobson’s Daros. With an SPSFC rating of 6.83 out of 10, this was the first book to receive a Yes from all our judges in StageContinue reading “SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: Daros, by Dave Dobson”

BOOK REVIEW: Da Gobbo’s Revenge, by Mike Brooks

A standalone novella An Orks novella Published by Black Library in 2021 A grimdark comedy 107 pages ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Fingwit doesn’t expect much from his miserable existence. As a grot, his purpose is to be bullied by the orks he serves. To live and die by their whims. But then chance drops an opportunity into hisContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Da Gobbo’s Revenge, by Mike Brooks”