AUDIO REVIEW: Nash Harding and the Secret of the Twisted Tower, by Paul Shapera

Genre: Science Fantasy/Hippiepunk Runtime: 1hr 37mins Cast: Paul Shapera, Kerttu Aarnipuu, Hayley Warner, Jessica Singer, Jessica Law, Lauren Osborn, Marjolein Nijsten Verdict: 4/5   A thematic successor to Katy Shaw and the Search for the Stolen Secret, Nash Harding and the Secret of the Twisted Tower takes place in the halcyon days of New Albion,Continue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Nash Harding and the Secret of the Twisted Tower, by Paul Shapera”

BOOK REVIEW: The Currents of Space, by Isaac Asimov

–spoilers for the entire Foundation universe– Publisher: Grafton Genre: Space Opera Series: Galactic Empire (#2) Pages: 205 Publication Date: 1955 Verdict: 3/5 Rik doesn’t remember much. Not his real name, not his old job, and certainly not his past. But he does one importnat fact: that the world is going to be destroyed within aContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Currents of Space, by Isaac Asimov”

BOOK REVIEW: The Redemption of Time, by Baoshu

Translator: Ken Liu Publisher: Head of Zeus Genre: Space Opera Series: Remembrance of Earth’s Past (4) Pages: 339 Publication Date: 16/07/2019 (this translation) Rating: 4/5   When Earth sent the brain of Yun Tianming into space, they had no idea what the result would be. Tortured and brutalised by the Trisolarans, Yun Tianming eventually foundContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Redemption of Time, by Baoshu”

TV REVIEW: Doctor Who, Series 12

-Major Spoilers for the entire series- Starring: Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill, Toisin Cole, Bradley Walsh Episodes: 10 Genre: Time Travel Broadcaster: BBC Verdict: 3/5 After a year’s break, Doctor Who returned to our screens earlier this year with a season that was even more controversial than the last. Before dive in to the finale thatContinue reading “TV REVIEW: Doctor Who, Series 12”

BOOK REVIEW: The Puzzler’s War, by Eyal Kless

-spoilers for The Lost Puzzler– Publisher: Harper Voyager Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Series: The Tarakan Chronicles (#2) Pages: 546 Publication Date: 23/01/2020 Verdict: 5/5 Centuries from now, the world lies in ruins. Across a wasteland marked by radiation and ruins, the survivors of humanity fight over what little is left. But while some do so in search ofContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Puzzler’s War, by Eyal Kless”

BOOK REVIEW: The Wizard of Linn, by A.E. Van Vogt

Publisher: New English Library Series: Empire of the Atom (#2) Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Pages: 174 Publication Date: 1950 Verdict: 4/5   Usually when reviewing book 2 in a series, I include a spoiler warning for the first book. Not today. Not for this. Because even if you have read Empire of the Atom, none of itContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Wizard of Linn, by A.E. Van Vogt”

BOOK REVIEW: Ball Lightning, by Cixin Liu (translated by Joel Martinsen)

Publisher: Head of Zeus Series: Standalone (ish) Genre: Hard SF (ish) Pages: 479 Publication Date: 09/08/2018 (Chinese Edition 2004) Verdict: 4/5 When Chen witnesses a natural phenomenon kill his parents on his fourteenth birthday, he knows it will change his life. Little does he realise how much his obsession with ball lightning will change theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Ball Lightning, by Cixin Liu (translated by Joel Martinsen)”