BOOK REVIEW: The Shattered Skies, by John Birmingham

Hold up, this is a Sequel! You can find my review of the previous book by clicking this link. Book Two in The Cruel Stars Trilogy Published in the UK by Head of Zeus On sale from January 11th 2022 504 pages Space Opera The Sturm have returned to Volume space, bringing their mission ofContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Shattered Skies, by John Birmingham”

INCOMING FIRE: Upcoming SF in 2022

Congratulations! You’ve survived another year. And for that you deserve a reward. Now, if you’re anything like me, you’ll already have a stack of books to read after the festive season. But what TBR is complete without *one more book*? Certainly not mine. And it looks like 2022 will have enough books on the wayContinue reading “INCOMING FIRE: Upcoming SF in 2022”

BOOK REVIEW: Cytonic, by Brandon Sanderson

Hold up, this is a sequel! You can find my review of Starsight by clicking here. Series: Skyward (3) Publisher: Gollancz Genre: Space Opera Pages: 409 Publication Date: 27/11/2021 Verdict: 3/5   Fleeing the Superiority, Spensa has arrived in the Nowhere, a realm beyond the physical universe. Stranded and alone, Spensa must find a way home.Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Cytonic, by Brandon Sanderson”

BOOK REVIEW: Leviathan Falls, by James S. A. Corey

Series: The Expanse (#9) Publisher: Orbit Genre: Space Opera Pages: 514 Publication Date: 02/12/2021 Verdict: 5/5   The Laconian Empire is in disarray after the loss of their leader. But Duarte is far from dead, and the disparate factions of humanity may yet face even greater dangers. For humanity has caught the attention of somethingContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Leviathan Falls, by James S. A. Corey”

BOOK REVIEW: Absynthe, by Brendan P. Bellecourt

My thanks go to Head of Zeus for a free copy in exchange for this honest review Series: Absynthe (#1) Publisher: Head of Zeus Genre: Alternate History Pages: 404 Publication Date: 09/12/2021 Verdict: 4/5   Chicago: 1928. But not the one you know. The Great War between the United States and the nations of the St.Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Absynthe, by Brendan P. Bellecourt”

BOOK REVIEW: Ruin, by Nate Crowley

Click here for all of my Warhammer 40000 reviews Publisher: Black Library Series: The Twice-Dead King (#1) Genre: Grimdark SF Pages: 283 Publication Date: 2021 Verdict: 4/5   For ages untold the necrons have slumbered in their tombs, waking only to find the Galaxy a changed place. On one remote world, an exiled noble foreseesContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Ruin, by Nate Crowley”

BOOK REVIEW: Grim Repast, by Marc Collins

Click here for all of my Warhammer 40000 reviews = Publisher: Black Library Genre: SF Crime Pages: 330 Publication Date: 2021 Verdict: 4/5   There are no xenos in Varangantua. No daemons prowl the streets at night. But that does not mean there are no monsters. The city is rife with killers, from crimes ofContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Grim Repast, by Marc Collins”

BOOK REVIEW: Sanction & Sin

Click here for all of my Warhammer 40000 reviews Publisher: Black Library Genre: SF Crime Pages: 357 Publication Date: 2021 Verdict: 4/5   It is well known that there are no good men in Varangantua, for the sprawling crime-ridden city consumes all. But what of the women of Varangantua? Are they as dangerous as theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Sanction & Sin”

BOOK REVIEW: Assassin’s Orbit, by John Appel

Publisher: Solaris Genre: Space Opera Pages: 430 Publication Date: 22/07/2021 Verdict: 2/5   Generations after fleeing an Earth devastated by the Unity Plague, the remnants of humanity once more learn that divisions come with a price. Diplomatic talks are cut short by the most brutal murders in recent history, and the worst may yet beContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Assassin’s Orbit, by John Appel”

BOOK REVIEW: The Apollo Murders, by Chris Hadfield

Publisher: Quercus Genre: Alternative History/Thriller Pages: 463 Publication Date: 12/10/2021 Verdict: 5/5   The year is 1973. With the Soviet union on the verge of seizing a military advantage, the United States steps up its own space programme. Apollo 18 will go to the Moon, and ensure that the Soviet endeavour falls short . .Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Apollo Murders, by Chris Hadfield”