BOOK REVIEW: The Battle of Corrin, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Series: Legends of Dune (#3) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 580 Publication Date: 2004 Verdict: 3/5   The Butlerian Jihad is almost at an end. With thinking machines driven back to the stronghold of Corrin, the allied human forces find themselvesContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Battle of Corrin, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”

BOOK REVIEW: The Machine Crusade, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: New English Library Series: Legends of Dune (#2) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 660 Publication Date: 2003 Verdict: 3/5 The Butlerian Jihad has commenced. Humanity fights a desperate battle for survival as the machines, and the evermind Omnius press on. As the interstellar armsContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Machine Crusade, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”

BOOK REVIEW: The Butlerian Jihad, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: Tor Series: Legends of Dune (#1) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 675 Publication Date: 2002 Verdict: 3/5   Ten thousand years before the Atriedes come to Arrakis, the Galaxy is controlled by thinking machines. Ruling from Earth, the evermind Omnius sees all. But humansContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Butlerian Jihad, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”

BOOK REVIEW: Tales of Dune (Expanded Edition), by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: WordFire Press Genre: Space Opera Pages: 213 Publication Date: 2017 Verdict: 4/5 Eight stories that span the distance and chronology of the Dune Saga, from the time of the Butlerian Jihad to the chaos following the Scattering. . . As a general rule, IContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Tales of Dune (Expanded Edition), by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”

Brave New Worlds: Upcoming SF in 2021

2020 was a rough year for most, but definitely for science fiction. A lot of industries ground to a halt, meaning that many of this year’s expected releases have been ushed back to 2021. On the plus side, that means next year is going to be absolutely packed with science fiction goodies. Here’s just aContinue reading “Brave New Worlds: Upcoming SF in 2021”

BOUNDY AWARDS 2020

I think we can all agree that 2020 has been quite a remarkable year. Most of the news has been on the negative end of the spectrum, but I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you that. But while we have all been trapped indoors as a result of society collapsing around us, we’veContinue reading “BOUNDY AWARDS 2020”

BOOK REVIEW: The Duke of Caladan, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

-minor spoilers for other books in the Dune saga. Proceed with caution- Publisher: WordFire Press Series: The Caladan Trilogy (#1) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 425 Publication Date: 13/10/2020 Verdict: 5/5 A year before he and his family make their fateful trip to Arrakis, Duke Leto Atreides finds himself embraoiled in a conspiracy that could toppleContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Duke of Caladan, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”

THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME: Upcoming SF in 2020

As we head into the futuristic space year 2020, it’s time to look ahead at what sort of SF we’re going to be treated to. This list is by no means comprehensive, as I’m not the omniscient superbeing I’d like to be. But here’s a sampling of what we can look forward to. All datesContinue reading “THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME: Upcoming SF in 2020”

BOOK REVIEW: Science Fiction Volume 1, by Kevin J. Anderson

Publisher: WordFire Press Series: Selected Stories: Science Fiction (#1) Genre: Various Pages: 369 Publication Date: 14/08/18 Verdict: 4.75/5   A collection of short stories and novellas from over forty years of Anderson’s writing. Kevin J. Anderson is one of the most prolific writers in modern science fiction. With well over a hundred books spanning Dune, Star Wars, TheContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Science Fiction Volume 1, by Kevin J. Anderson”

CANON, CONTINUITY & CONTROVERSY

Here’s the thing: A good story is a good story, regardless of context. That’s why you can enjoy a Lovecraft story without being a frothing-at-the-mouth, anti-semitic, homophobic racist. But this opinion piece isn’t about the separation of art from artist, that’s for another time. Today I want to talk about canon. The 2015 release ofContinue reading “CANON, CONTINUITY & CONTROVERSY”