BOOK REVIEW: Taking Wing, by Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Post-Nemesis Series: Titan (#1) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 359 Publication Date: 2005 Verdict: 5/5   William Riker is captain of the USS Titan, the first in a new class of exploration vessels. But Titan’s maiden voyage is not one of discovery,Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Taking Wing, by Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels”

BOOK REVIEW: Long Shot, by David Mack

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Post-The Original Series Series: Seekers (#3) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Social SF Pages: 318 Publication Date: 2015 Verdict: 5/5   The USS Sagittarius stumbles across an odd energy reading, leading them to a planet on the brink of scientific revolution. But this newContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Long Shot, by David Mack”

BOOK REVIEW: Second Nature, by David Mack

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Post-The Original Series Series: Seekers (#1) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Social SF Pages: 301 Publication Date: 2014 Verdict: 3/5   With the threat posed by the Shedai at an end, Starfleet can return to its roots: Exploration. The Taurus Reach still holdsContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Second Nature, by David Mack”

BOOK REVIEW: Storming Heaven, by David Mack

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: The Original Series, Season 3 Series: Vanguard (#8) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 346 Publication Date: 2012 Verdict: 4/5   The end is nigh. Operation Vanguard is on the brink of success in its efforts to stop the Shedai andContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Storming Heaven, by David Mack”

BOOK REVIEW: What Judgments Come, by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: The Original Series, Season 3 Series: Vanguard (#7) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 332 Publication Date: 2011 Verdict: 4/5   The Taurus Reach has one final chance for peace. As Klingons, Federation, and Romulans meet for diplomatic talks, Starbase 47Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: What Judgments Come, by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore”

BOOK REVIEW: Star Trek Vanguard: Declassified

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Contributors: Kevin Dilmore, David Mack, Marco Plamieri, Dayton Ward Era: The Original Series Series: Vanguard (#6) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 384 Publication Date: 2011 Verdict: 3/5   Starbase Vanguard and the Taurus Reach have earned a reputation for tragedy andContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Star Trek Vanguard: Declassified”

BOOK REVIEW: Precipice, by David Mack

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: The Original Series Series: Vanguard (#5) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 331 Publication Date: 2009 Verdict: 5/5   The Organians have forced a ceasefire on the Federation and Klingons, but true peace is a way off. Both sides use thisContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Precipice, by David Mack”

TBR and Beyond: June 2021

Welcome to the first in a new series of posts entitled TBR and beyond. On the last of the year, I make a list of all the science fiction material coming out in the year ahead. You can find the 2021 version by clicking on this link. The problem is that publication dates shift aroundContinue reading “TBR and Beyond: June 2021”

BOOK REVIEW: Summon the Thunder, by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: The Original Series, Season 1 Series: Vanguard (#2) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 416 Publication Date: 2006 Verdict: 3/5   Despite the shocking loss of the USS Bombay, the crew of Starbase 47 continue their mission to uncover the secrets ofContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Summon the Thunder, by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore”

BOOK REVIEW: Harbinger, by David Mack

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: The Original Series, Season 1 Series: Vanguard (#1) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 374 Publication Date: 2005 Verdict: 4/5 On the Federation’s newest frontier, an expanse of space known as the Taurus Reach, stands Starbase 47, better known as Vanguard.Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Harbinger, by David Mack”