SPSFC FINALIST REVIEW: Iron Truth, by S.A. Tholin

The time is finally upon us. The SPSFC has reached the finals, and we have a finalist review here for you today. This one is of S.A. Tholin’s Iron Truth. This book has an SPSFC rating of 5.25 out of 10. Here’s my full review. I am a solo blogger. Always have been, probably alwaysContinue reading “SPSFC FINALIST REVIEW: Iron Truth, by S.A. Tholin”

Every Science Fiction Series I’m Currently Reading

There are some readers who will pick up book one in a series, read it cover to cover, then pick up the next book in the series and do the same, rinsing and repeating until they’ve finished the entire series. I am not one of these readers, and quite frankly they scare me. My approachContinue reading “Every Science Fiction Series I’m Currently Reading”

BOOK REVIEW: Embedded, by Dan Abnett

A standalone novel Published by Angry Robot in 2011 Military SF 363 pages Lex Falk is a journalist on a mission. To uncover the truth of the escalating conflict on the colony Eighty-Six. The higher-ups claim it is a local matter, but Falk knows it goes deeper than that. Just how deep will shock everyoneContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Embedded, by Dan Abnett”

BOOK REVIEW: Cadian Blood, by Aaron Dembski-Bowden

A standalone novel Focuses on the Imperial Guard Published by Black Library in 2009 Military SF 347 pages ⭐⭐⭐ Cadians are the finest soldiers in the Imperium, and when a holy world is beset by trouble, it is they who answer the call. But this no ordinary war, for the forces of Chaos are afoot,Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Cadian Blood, by Aaron Dembski-Bowden”

BOOK REVIEW: Volpone Glory, by Nick Kyme

A Standalone Novel Set in the Sabbat Worlds Focuses on the Astra Militarum Published by Black Library in 2021 Military SF 410 pages ⭐⭐⭐⭐ As war rages across the Sabbat Worlds, the forces of the Astra Militarum strike against the entrenched Archenemy. Among these heroic legions of the Volpone Bluebloods, the proudest of the God-Emperor’sContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Volpone Glory, by Nick Kyme”

Warhammer 40,000 Is Every Genre, And That Is Why It Works

Genre is a funny thing. It’s essentially a way of breaking media down into different characters. It’s something I could spend hours talking about. But it also doesn’t really exist. The obsession with categorising everything we read feels like a very modern concern. After all, back in the day the pulp magazines published Horror, Fantasy,Continue reading “Warhammer 40,000 Is Every Genre, And That Is Why It Works”

BOOK REVIEW: The Magister and the Martyr, by Matthew Farrer

Book Two of the Urdesh duology Set in the Sabbat Worlds Focuses on the Iron Snakes Published by Black Library in 2021 Grimdark SF 311 pages ⭐⭐⭐ On the battlefields of Urdesh, Damocles Squad and their allies face the massed hordes of the Sons of Sek. A miracle has galvanised the defenders, but can evenContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Magister and the Martyr, by Matthew Farrer”

BOOK REVIEW: Steel Tread, by Andy Clark

A Standalone Novel An Astra Militarum Novel Published by Black Library in 2021 Military SF 343 pages ⭐⭐⭐ The war on Croatoas is a bloody one, as the forces of the Astra Miltarum clash with former colleagues who have sworn themselves to Chaos. Across this endless battlefield roll the masters of warfare: the tanks .Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Steel Tread, by Andy Clark”

BOOK REVIEW: Scornful Stars, by Richard Baker

Hold up, this is a sequel! You can find my review of the previous book by clicking this link. Series: Breaker of Empires (#3) Publisher: Tor Genre: Military SF Pages: 459 Publication Date: 2019 Verdict: 3/5   Sikander Singh North’s naval career is on the rise, and now he has a ship of his ownContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Scornful Stars, by Richard Baker”

BOOK REVIEW: The War in the Air, by H. G. Wells

Publisher: Penguin Classics Genre: Military SF/Tomorrow Fiction Pages: 276 Publication Date: 1908 Verdict: 2/5   The dawn of the twentieth century sees the age of a new and dreadful weapon. No longer are fleets bound by the ocean, but may take to the skies and rain death upon soldiers and civilian alike . . .Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The War in the Air, by H. G. Wells”