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

BOOK REVIEW: Inferno Squad, by Christie Golden

Publisher: Arrow Series: Standalone Genre: Space Opera/Military SF Pages: 373 Publication Date: 27/07/2017 Verdict: 5/5   Inferno Squad are the Empire's finest. But even they had to start somewhere. Not a sequel to Battlefront: Twilight Company, but a prequel to Battlefront II's campaign mode, Inferno Squad is by far the best direct game tie-in I've … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Inferno Squad, by Christie Golden

BOOK REVIEW: Exodus, by Jamie Sawyer

-this review contains spoilers for The Eternity War: Pariah, proceed with caution- -A review of Pariah can be found here- Publisher: Orbit Series: The Eternity War (2) Genre: Military SF Pages: 480 Publication Date: 29/11/2018 Verdict: 5/5   Jenkins' Jackals return! Betrayed by one of their own and stranded in Directorate space, the crew of … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Exodus, by Jamie Sawyer

BOOK REVIEW: Earthlight, by Arthur C. Clarke

Publisher: Gollancz Series: Standalone Genre: Hard SF Pages: 177 Publication Date: 07/02/19 (originally 1955) Verdict: 4/5   In the twenty-second century, Man has colonised the Moon. Tensions between Earth and the colonies are rising, with many believing that all-out war is inevitable. Earth claims that the colonies are dependent on it for population growth. The … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Earthlight, by Arthur C. Clarke