BOOK REVIEW: Storm from the Shadows, by David Weber

-Major spoilers abound for previous books in the Honorverse. Click here for a full index of reviews- Publisher: Baen Series: Saganami Island (#2) Genre: Military SF Pages: 1050 Publication Date: 2009 Verdict: 2/5 It’s been a turbulent few weeks for Michelle Henke. Captured by Haven, forced into a  diplomatic role and then promoted to ViceContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Storm from the Shadows, by David Weber”

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 findContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Re-Coil, by J.T. Nicholas”

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: 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 unparalleledContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Spaceside, by Michael Mammay”

BOOK REVIEW: Master & Apprentice, by Claudia Gray

Publisher: Century Genre: Space Opera Pages: 330 Publication Date: 18/04/2019 Verdict: 5/5   A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away: Qui-gon Jinn is unorthodox by the standards of the Jedi, but when he and his padawan Obi-wan Kenobi are sent to work with an eccentric Jedi on a remote world, Qui-gon discoversContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Master & Apprentice, by Claudia Gray”

BOOK REVIEW: The Red (First Light), by Linda Nagata

Publisher: Saga Press Series: The Red (#1) Genre: Military SF Pages: 405 Publication Date: 26/06/2015 Verdict: 4/5   In the near future, war is controlled by the corporations. James Shelley is just another soldier, but sometimes it feels like there’s someone looking out for him . . . I can’t resist a good slice ofContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Red (First Light), by Linda Nagata”

BOOK REVIEW: One Way, by S. J. Morden

  Publisher: Gollancz Series: One Way (#1) Genre: Tomorrow Fiction/Murder Mystery Pages: 330 Publication Date: 23/08/18 Verdict: 3/5   In 2048, a team is sent to establish a permanent base on Mars. But these are not trained astronauts. To save money, the XO company have sent a group of criminals to the red planet. EachContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: One Way, by S. J. Morden”

BOOK REVIEW: Thin Air, by Richard Morgan

Publisher: Gollancz Series: Standalone Genre: SF Noir/Political Thriller Pages: 528 Publication Date: 25/10/2018 Verdict: 3/5   In the not-too-distant future, Earth has colonised Mars. But not all is well between these two neighbours. Hakan Veil is a genetically engineered human weapon, stuck on Mars and short on funds. Coerced into helping an Earth audit ofContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Thin Air, by Richard Morgan”

BOOK REVIEW: Off Rock by Kieran Shea

Publisher: Titan Series: Standalone Genre: Heist Publication Date: April 2017 Verdict: 4/5 The year is 2778, and humanity has reached the stars. Or the rocks at any rate. Mining companies with the might and authority of nation states are doing a roaring trade in pulling every last ounce of resources out of any asteroid theyContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Off Rock by Kieran Shea”