BOOK REVIEW: The Cruel Stars, by John Birmingham

Series: The Cruel Stars (#1) Publisher: Head of Zeus Genre: Military SF Pages: 482 Publication Date: 2019 Verdict: 4/5 Long after they were assumed defeated, the Sturm have returned to menace human civilisation once again. In a devastating first strike, they unleash chaos across countless worlds. And they are only just getting started . . .Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Cruel Stars, by John Birmingham”

BOOK REVIEW: Last Full Measure, by Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Enterprise, Season 3 Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Military SF Pages: 336 Publication Date: 2006 Verdict: 4/5   Following the devastating Xindi strike on Earth, Enterprise seeks out the alien aggressors. On this voyage they are armed with a new weapon, the MACOs, elite soldiers whoContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Last Full Measure, by Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels”

THE WISHLIST: Black Library 2021 Releases

Black Library have been printing Warhammer 40,000 tie-in fiction for over two decades now, and for the past few years have been making regular appearances on my TBR Tower. They put out dozens of books a year, around a third of which I would say are of interest to me. As well as hardbacks andContinue reading “THE WISHLIST: Black Library 2021 Releases”

BOOK REVIEW: Orders of Battle, by Marko Kloos

-Hold up, this is a sequel! Find my review the first six books here- Series: Frontlines (#7) Publisher: 47North Genre: Military SF Pages: 260 Publication Date: 07/12/2020 Verdict: 4/5 Four years have passed since the Lankies were driven out of Earth’s solar system, and Andrew Grayson feels the worst may be behind him. But warContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Orders of Battle, by Marko Kloos”

BOOK REVIEW: Colonyside, by Michael Mammay

–Hold up, this is a sequel! Find my review of the previous book here– Series: Planetside (#3) Publisher: Harper Voyager Genre: Military SF Pages: 368 Publication Date: 21/01/2021 Verdict: 4/5 Carl Butler – the man who committed genocide – has finally settled into retirement. But then a CEO’s daughter goes missing, and Butler finds himselfContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Colonyside, by Michael Mammay”

BOOK REVIEW: Armageddon Saint, by Gav Thorpe

–click here for a full list of all my Warhammer 40,000 content– Publisher: Black Library Series: Last Chancers (#4) Genre: Military SF Pages: 319 Publication Date: 2020 Verdict: 3/5   Lieutenant Kage of the 13th Legion is dead, having thrown himself into the flames in pursuit of the enemy. But from the ashes rises theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Armageddon Saint, by Gav Thorpe”

BOOK REVIEW: What Price Honor? by Dave Stern

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Enterprise, Season 1 Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera/Military SF Pages: 298 Publication Date: 2003 Verdict: 4/5 A member of the Enterprise crew is dead, having seemingly turned traitor. But is there more to the story of Alana Hart? And how does itContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: What Price Honor? by Dave Stern”

BOOK REVIEW: Dead Men Walking, by Steve Lyons

–click here for a full list of all my Warhammer 40,000 content–   Publisher: Black Library Genre: Military SF Pages: 414 Publication Date: 2010 Verdict: 5/5 The Death Korps of Krieg are among the most infamous Imperial soldiers. Bred for war and determined to die for the God-Emperor, they are utterly without mercy. Now theyContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Dead Men Walking, by Steve Lyons”

BOOK REVIEW: Beneath the Raptor’s Wing, by Michael A. Martin

–Click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Enterprise Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Space Opera Pages: 566 Publication Date: 2009 Verdict: 4/5 The Romulan Star Empire has declared open war against the Coalition of Planets. Built on shaky foundations, this young alliance of worlds has little hope of standingContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Beneath the Raptor’s Wing, by Michael A. Martin”

BOOK REVIEW: Ballistic, by Marko Kloos

–spoilers for Aftershocks. Proceed at your peril- Publisher: 47North Series: The Palladium Wars (#2) Genre: Military SF Pages: 306 Publication Date: 26/05/2020 Verdict: 4/5 Aden is trying to put his life back together after the war, and has finally found a way to leave his past behind. But not everyone is so keen to let sleepingContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Ballistic, by Marko Kloos”