THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME: Upcoming SF in 2020

As we head into the futuristic space year 2020, it's time to look ahead at what sort of SF we're going to be treated to. This list is by no means comprehensive, as I'm not the omniscient superbeing I'd like to be. But here's a sampling of what we can look forward to. All dates … Continue reading THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME: Upcoming SF in 2020

BOOK REVIEW: Starsight, by Brandon Sanderson

-Spoilers for Skyward, and mild spoilers for Starsight- Publisher: Gollancz Series: Skyward (2) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 457 Publication Date: 28/11/2019 Verdict: 5/5 Spensa has uncovered the truth. That the aliens who assault her world are in fact jailers with all of humanity as their prisoners. When an opportunity presents itself to infiltrate the enemy … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Starsight, by Brandon Sanderson

Quick Reviews: The November Black Libary Round-Up

Black Library has put out some excellent novels this year, of which I have reviewed some. ¬†But in November, their best releases were of a shorter nature. Here's a quick round-up of four novellas and two audio dramas I think you should try out. Fresh from her debut¬†Honourbound, rising star of the forty-first millennium Rachel … Continue reading Quick Reviews: The November Black Libary Round-Up

BOOK REVIEW: Honourbound, by Rachel Harrison

Publisher: Black Library Genre: Military SF Pages: 491 Publication Date: 03/09/2019 Verdict: 4/5   Imperial Commissar Severina Raine leads her regiment in the Bale Stars crusade. But after years of fighting the ranks of the Sighted, it seems that the deadliest threat may come from within . . . Honourbound was one of the most … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Honourbound, by Rachel Harrison

BOOK REVIEW: Rites of Passage, by Mike Brooks

Publisher: Black Library Genre: Space Opera/Grimdark Pages: 266 Publication Date: 07/09/2019 Verdict: 5/5 Her husband dead (by her own command) Chettamandey Brobantis faces an uphill battle to emerge as the new leader of her Navigator House. And when planets start disappearing, things only get more complicated . . . Mike Brooks' debut Warhammer 40,000 novel … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Rites of Passage, by Mike Brooks