BOOK REVIEW: The Robots of Dawn, by Isaac Asimov

-Spoilers for the entire¬†Foundation universe- Publisher: Granada Genre: Crime Series: Robot (3) Pages: 477 Publication Date: 1984 Rating: 5/5   Once more, Earthman Elijah Baley finds himself sent into space to deal with a crime that could have far-reaching consequences. But on the Spacer world of Aurora, not everything is as it seems. And can … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Robots of Dawn, by Isaac Asimov

BOOK REVIEW: Re-Coil, by J.T. Nicholas

Publisher: Titan Genre: Crime/Thriller Pages: 353 Publication Date: 03/03/2020 Verdict: 5/5 Carter Langston is dead, but that's not his biggest problem. With his consciousness loaded into a new body, the salvager finds himself targeted by assassins. Whatever he saw before he died could change the world, and his only hope of survival is to find … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Re-Coil, by J.T. Nicholas

BOOK REVIEW: The Naked Sun, by Isaac Asimov

-Spoilers for the entire¬†Foundation universe- Publisher: Panther Genre: Crime Series: Robot (2) Pages: 188 Publication Date: 1958 Rating: 5/5   Elijah Baley is back at it again. Reunited with R. Daneel Olivaw, he is tasked by the Earth government with solving a most unusual murder. But his investigation will take him far from home, to … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Naked Sun, by Isaac Asimov

AUDIO REVIEW: Katy Shaw and the Search for the Stolen Secret, by Paul Shapera

-Thanks to Paul and his team for sending me a free copy (and all the lyrics)- Genre: Noir/Dieselpunk Runtime: 1hr 7mins Cast: Paul Shapera, Lauren Osborn, Candice Price, Kerttu Aarnipuu, Hayley Warner, Marjolein Nijsten Verdict: 5/5 Having tackled every punk suffix from steam- to cyber- to atom- to fairy-, and written everything from transgender cyborgs … Continue reading AUDIO REVIEW: Katy Shaw and the Search for the Stolen Secret, by Paul Shapera

BOOK REVIEW: The Caves of Steel, by Isaac Asimov

-Spoilers for the entire¬†Foundation universe- Publisher: Harper Voyager Genre: Crime Series: Robot (1) Pages: 206 Publication Date: 1950 Rating: 5/5 Elijah Baley is just another policeman in the sprawling supercity of New York. But when a visitor from the Spacer colonies is murdered, he finds himself thrust into the spotlight. As he uncovers a deadly … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Caves of Steel, by Isaac Asimov

BOOK REVIEW: Spaceside, by Michael Mammay

-Major spoilers for Panetside- Publisher: HarperVoyager Series: Planetside (#2) Genre: Military SF Pages: 347 Publication Date: 05/09/2019 Verdict: 5/5   Carl Butler is a war hero, the man who did what no one else was willing to do. Carl Butler is a war criminal, the man who committed an act of genocide on an unparalleled … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Spaceside, by Michael Mammay

BOOK REVIEW: Atlas Alone, by Emma Newman

Publisher: Gollancz Series: Planetfall (#4) Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Pages: 306 Publication Date: 18/04/19 Verdict: 5/5 Earth is gone, destroyed in a nuclear apocalypse. But on the ship carrying the last survivors of humanity, not all grudges died with the past . . . Emma Newman's Planetfall quartet (though I strongly suspect there are more books to … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Atlas Alone, by Emma Newman

BOOK REVIEW: Thin Air, by Richard Morgan

Publisher: Gollancz Series: Standalone Genre: SF Noir/Political Thriller Pages: 528 Publication Date: 25/10/2018 Verdict: 3/5   In the not-too-distant future, Earth has colonised Mars. But not all is well between these two neighbours. Hakan Veil is a genetically engineered human weapon, stuck on Mars and short on funds. Coerced into helping an Earth audit of … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Thin Air, by Richard Morgan