BOOK REVIEW: Bloodlines, by Chris Wraight

–click here for a full list of all my Warhammer 40,000 content– Publisher: Black Library Genre: Crime/Grimdark Pages: 311 Publication Date: 2020 Verdict: 4/5 In the sprawling city of Varangantua, lawman Agusto Zidarov is tasked with finding the missing son of a wealthy family. But this missing person case leads Zidarov into the murky worldContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Bloodlines, by Chris Wraight”

BOOK REVIEW: Flesh and Steel, by Guy Haley

–click here for a full list of all my Warhammer 40,000 content– Publisher: Black Library Genre: Crime/Grimdark Pages: 312 Publication Date: 2020 Verdict: 5/5   Symeon Dymaxion-Noctis is a lawman hiding from his own noble heritage. Rho-1 Lux is a tech-priest investigating potential heresies. When a murder implicates the tech-priests of Steelmound in a conspiracy,Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Flesh and Steel, by Guy Haley”

AUDIO REVIEW: Kevin + Abi and the Secret of the Golden Pendant, by Paul Shapera

Genre: Crime, Time Travel Runtime: 1hr 15mins Release Date: 23/02/2021 Cast: Paul Shapera, Kerttu Aarnipuu, Oliver Marsh, Kiera-Marie Somers, Lauren Osborn, Hayley Warner, Verdict: 5/5 The third volume in Paul Shapera’s trilogy of intricate and long-titled ‘secret’ New Albion albums has been out for less than two months, but it’s already my favourite of the set.Continue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Kevin + Abi and the Secret of the Golden Pendant, by Paul Shapera”

BOOK REVIEW: A Hard Rain, by Dean Wesley Smith

–Click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: The Next Generation Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: SF Noir Pages: 233 Publication Date: 2002 Verdict: 3/5 Dixon Hill is the greatest detective the city by the bay has ever known. He is also a hologram, the gumshoe alter-ego of Jean-Luc Picard.Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: A Hard Rain, by Dean Wesley Smith”

AUDIO REVIEW: The Original, by Brandon Sanderson & Mary Robinette Kowal

Genre: SF Crime Publisher: Mainframe Runtime: 3hrs 24mins Narrator: Julia Whelan Release Date: 14/09/2020 Verdict: 4/5 Holly Winseed wakes up in a hospital to find that her husband is dead, and that she was the killer. Or at least, her original was. The new Holly is a clone, and now has only days to bringContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: The Original, by Brandon Sanderson & Mary Robinette Kowal”

AUDIO REVIEW: Dredge Runners, by Alec Worley

Genre: SF Crime Publisher: Black Library Runtime: 61 minutes Cast: Kelly Hotton, Emma Noakes, Paul Putner, Jon Rand, David Seddon, Andrew James Spooner Release Date: 08/08/2020 Verdict: 5/5   Baggit and Clodde, two abhuman former guardsmen, now make their living as petty criminals in the great city of Varangantua. When a deal goes wrong, theyContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Dredge Runners, by Alec Worley”

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 canContinue 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 findContinue 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, toContinue 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 cyborgsContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Katy Shaw and the Search for the Stolen Secret, by Paul Shapera”