BOOK REVIEW: A Choice of Futures, by Christopher L. Bennett

-Click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews- Era: Enterprise Series: Rise of the Federation (#1) Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Space Opera Pages: 336 Publication Date: 01/01/2013 Verdict: 4/5   From the ashes of the Coalition rises the United Federation of Planets. Spearheaded by Earth, the Federation sets about its … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: A Choice of Futures, by Christopher L. Bennett

BOOK REVIEW: Demon In White, by Christopher Ruocchio

-Spoilers for Empire of Silence and Howling Dark- Publisher: Gollancz Series: The Sun Eater (#3) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 746 Publication Date: 30/07/2020 Verdict: 5/5 Hadrian Marlowe has risen far in the ranks of the Sollan Empire, spearheading the war against the Cielcin. Yet not all threats are as obvious as the alien aggressors. In … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Demon In White, by Christopher Ruocchio

BOOK REVIEW: Unconquerable Sun, by Kate Elliott

Publisher: Tor (US)/Head of Zeus (UK) Series: The Sun Chronicles (#1) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 523 Publication Date: 01/10/2020 Rating: 4/5 The Galaxy has fallen into an age of darkness. Amid the chaos, the Republic of Chaonia stands firm against its many enemies. With war once again on the way, young Princess Sun is determined … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Unconquerable Sun, by Kate Elliott

BOOK REVIEW: Foundation and Empire, by Isaac Asimov

-spoilers for the entire Foundation universe-   Publisher: Grafton Genre: Social SF Series: Foundation (#2) Pages: 240 Publication Date: 1952 Verdict: 5/5 The Foundation has stood for two hundred years. and is on course to complete Hari Seldon's plan. But not everyone is happy with the Foundation's expansion, and the greatest threat to its existence … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Foundation and Empire, by Isaac Asimov

BOOK REVIEW: Foundation, by Isaac Asimov

-spoilers for the entire Foundation universe- Publisher: Grafton Genre: Social SF Series: Foundation (#1) Pages: 234 Publication Date: 1953 Verdict: 5/5 The end of the Galactic Empire is nigh. After millennia of stability, the Galaxy is slowly declining into a new age of barbarity. One man, Hari Seldon, has aplan to preserve civilisation. This is … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Foundation, by Isaac Asimov

BOOK REVIEW: The Last Emperox, by John Scalzi

-spoilers for The Collapsing Empire and The Consuming Fire- Publisher: Tor Series: The Interdependency (#3) Genre: Space Opera Pages 313 Publication Date: 14/04/2020 Verdict: 5/5 The Interdependency is doomed. With the Flow collapsing, interstellar travel will soon become a thing of the past. Emperox Grayland II stagess a last desperate bid to save as many … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Last Emperox, by John Scalzi

BOOK REVIEW: The Stars Like Dust, by Isaac Asimov

-spoilers for the entire Foundation universe- Publisher: Panther Genre: Space Opera Series: Galactic Empire (1) Pages: 189 Publication Date: 1958 Verdict: 3/5 The Tyranni are taking over the once-free worlds of the Galaxy. With a powerful fleet and superior resources, all seem destined to fall before them. Unless, that is, one Biron Farrill can turn … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Stars Like Dust, by Isaac Asimov

BOOK REVIEW: Honor Among Enemies, by David Weber

-Major spoilers abound for previous books in the Honorverse. Click here for a full index of reviews- Publisher: Baen Series: Honor Harrington (#6) Genre: Space Opera/Military SF Pages: 538 Publication Date: 1996 Verdict: 5/5   Given one last shot at redemption, Honor Harrington accepts a mission that will take her beyond Manticore's borders. Pirates, rebels, … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Honor Among Enemies, by David Weber

BOOK REVIEW: A Memory Called Empire, by Arkady Martine

Publisher: Tor Series: A Memory Called Empire (#1) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 448 Publication Date: 04/04/2019 Verdict: 5/5   Mahit is the new ambassador to the Teixcalaanli Empire. With her predecessor dead, likely murdered, and a war brewing, it's going to be a rough assignment... As a general rule, I find that you can judge … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: A Memory Called Empire, by Arkady Martine