BOOK REVIEW: Born of the Sun, edited by Mike Ashley

Publisher: British Library Genre: Various Pages: 334 Publication Date: 06/08/2020 Rating: 4/5 Born of the Sun is one a number of anthologies published by british Library which gather together older stories gathered around a common theme. Their botanical horror one, Evil Roots, was the first to catch my attention, and I also enjoyed their collection of … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Born of the Sun, edited by Mike Ashley

BOOK REVIEW: Unconquerable Sun, by Kate Elliott

Publisher: Tor (US)/Head of Zeus (UK) Series: The Sun Chronicles (#1) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 523 Publication Date: 01/10/2020 Rating: 4/5 The Galaxy has fallen into an age of darkness. Amid the chaos, the Republic of Chaonia stands firm against its many enemies. With war once again on the way, young Princess Sun is determined … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Unconquerable Sun, by Kate Elliott

AUDIO REVIEW: Dredge Runners, by Alec Worley

Genre: SF Crime Publisher: Black Library Runtime: 61 minutes Cast: Kelly Hotton, Emma Noakes, Paul Putner, Jon Rand, David Seddon, Andrew James Spooner Release Date: 08/08/2020 Verdict: 5/5   Baggit and Clodde, two abhuman former guardsmen, now make their living as petty criminals in the great city of Varangantua. When a deal goes wrong, they … Continue reading AUDIO REVIEW: Dredge Runners, by Alec Worley

BOOK REVIEW: Vagabonds, by Hao Jingfang

Translator: Ken Liu Publisher: Head of Zeus Genre: Social SF Pages: 600 Publication Date: 14/04/2020 (this translation) Rating: 5/5 Earth and Mars. Two planets with a shared history, but very different visions of the future. Returning from an exchange trip to Earth, a group of Martian students comes home. The world they left has changed, … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Vagabonds, by Hao Jingfang

AUDIO REVIEW: Doctor Aphra, by Sarah Kuhn

-This review contains some minor spoilers. Proceed with caution- Genre: Space Opera Publisher: Penguin Runtime: 5hrs 35m Release Date: 21/07/2020 Cast: Emily Woo Zeller, Jonathan Davies, Sean Patrick Hopkins, Sean Kenin, Nicole Lewis, Carol Monda, Euan Morton, Catherine Taber, Marc Thompson Verdict: 5/5 Dr Chelli Lona Aphra is used to living dangerously. After all, the … Continue reading AUDIO REVIEW: Doctor Aphra, by Sarah Kuhn

TV REVIEW: Space Force, Season 1

Cast: Steve Carell, John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome, Jimmy O. Yang, Don Lake Episodes: 10 Genre: Comedy, Hard SF Broadcaster: Netflix First Aired: 29/05/2020 Verdict: 5/5 Inspired by the terrible idea of the same name, Space Force is the latest in a series of new SF-based comedies hitting our screens. Following the natural … Continue reading TV REVIEW: Space Force, Season 1

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