BOOK REVIEW: The Last Emperox, by John Scalzi

-spoilers for The Collapsing Empire and The Consuming Fire- Publisher: Tor Series: The Interdependency (#3) Genre: Space Opera Pages 313 Publication Date: 14/04/2020 Verdict: 5/5 The Interdependency is doomed. With the Flow collapsing, interstellar travel will soon become a thing of the past. Emperox Grayland II stagess a last desperate bid to save as many … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Last Emperox, by John Scalzi

BOOK REVIEW: Firewalkers, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Publisher: Solaris Genre: Tomorrow Fiction/Post-Apocalyptic Pages: 184 Publication Date: 14/05/2020 Verdict: 4/5 The Earth is burning.¬†As the last of the rich and famous depart for a new life in space, those less fortunate scrape out a living to make the wealthies' dreams a reality. Tasked with investigating a power supply issue, Firewalker Mao will uncover … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Firewalkers, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

TV REVIEW: Upload, Season 1

-minor spoilers- Starring: Robbie Amell, Andy Allo, Zainab Johnson, Kevin Bigley, Allegra Edwards Episodes: 10 Genre: Cyberpunk/Romantic Comedy Broadcaster: Amazon Prime First Aired: 01/05/2020 Verdict: 4/5 Upload is a new series in which someone dies and finds themselves in a bizarre afterlife in which they don't belong. But don't make the mistake of assuming this … Continue reading TV REVIEW: Upload, Season 1

AUDIO REVIEW: Saga of the Beast, by David Annandale

Series: Saga of the Beast (#1-4) Genre: Science Fantasy Publisher: Black Library Runtime: 4hrs 23mins Release Date: 28/03/2020 Cast: Tom Alexander, Charles Armstrong, Gareth Armstrong, Ian Brooker, Steve Conlin, Andrew Fettes, Jonathan Keeble, Colleen Prendergast, Jon Rand, Richard Reed Verdict: 4/5 Ragnar Blackmane, the youngest of the Space Wolf jarls, has earned a great victory … Continue reading AUDIO REVIEW: Saga of the Beast, by David Annandale

TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Picard, Season 1

-minor spoilers- Starring: Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Isa Briones, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, Harry Treadaway, Evan Evagora, Peyton List, Jeri Ryan, Brent Spiner Episodes: 10 Genre: Social SF, Space Opera Broadcaster: Amazon Prime (UK) First Aired: 23/01/2020 Verdict: 5/5 Star Trek: Picard set itself an almost impossible task right from the start. Take one of … Continue reading TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Picard, Season 1

BOOK REVIEW: The Lesser Devil, by Christopher Ruocchio

-minor spoilers for Empire of Silence- Publisher: Self Published Genre: Space Opera Pages: 171 Publication Date: 25/02/2020 Verdict: 5/5 Hadrian Marlowe, the Sun Eater, is famous throughout the Sollan Empire and beyond. But what of his family? What of the brother he left behind? When Crispin Marlowe is the target of an assassination attempt, he … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Lesser Devil, by Christopher Ruocchio

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 that … Continue reading TV REVIEW: Doctor Who, Series 12

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 find … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Re-Coil, by J.T. Nicholas