BOOK REVIEW: Kobayashi Maru, by Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels

-Click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews- Era: Enterprise Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Space Opera Pages: 475 Publication Date: 2008 Verdict: 5/5 The Romulan Star Empire wages a secret war against the nascent Coalition of Planets. Haunted by piracy and split by hidden agendas, the Coalition may be over … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Kobayashi Maru, by Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels

BOOK REVIEW: The Good That Men Do, by Andy Mangels & Michael A. Martin

-this review contains major spoilers for the Enterprise series finale, continue at your own risk- Era: Enterprise Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Space Opera Pages: 446 Publication Date: 2007 Verdict: 5/5 Everyone thinks they know the story of the NX-01's finale voyage, and how Jonathan Archer helped found the United Federation of Planets. But what … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Good That Men Do, by Andy Mangels & Michael A. Martin

BOOK REVIEW: Cauldron of Ghosts, by David Weber & Eric Flint

-Major spoilers abound for all previous books in the Honorverse. Click here for a full index of reviews- Publisher: Baen Series: Crown of Slaves (#3) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 823 Publication Date: 2014 Verdict: 2/5 The Mesan Alignment's conspiracy to bring a new order to the Galaxy has been exposed. But as old alliances are … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Cauldron of Ghosts, by David Weber & Eric Flint

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: 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: Torch of Freedom, by David Weber & Eric Flint

-Major spoilers abound for previous books in the Honorverse. Click here for a full index of reviews- Publisher: Baen Series: Crown of Slaves (#2) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 826 Publication Date: 2009 Verdict: 4/5 Erewhon has broken from the Manticoran Alliance. Even within its borders, division is rife. As spies and operatives from across the … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Torch of Freedom, by David Weber & Eric Flint

BOOK REVIEW: Crown of Slaves, by David Weber & Eric Flint

-Major spoilers abound for previous books in the Honorverse. Click here for a full index of reviews- Publisher: Baen Series: Crown of Slaves (#1) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 710 Publication Date: 2003 Verdict: 4/5 The nation of Erewhon's ties to Mantciore have never been weaker. Overlooked by the current parliament, rebellion is brewing. As both … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Crown of Slaves, by David Weber & Eric Flint

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: Rites of Passage, by Mike Brooks

Publisher: Black Library Genre: Space Opera/Grimdark Pages: 266 Publication Date: 07/09/2019 Verdict: 5/5 Her husband dead (by her own command) Chettamandey Brobantis faces an uphill battle to emerge as the new leader of her Navigator House. And when planets start disappearing, things only get more complicated . . . Mike Brooks' debut Warhammer 40,000 novel … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Rites of Passage, by Mike Brooks

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