FILM REVIEW: Serenity

Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Adam Baldwin, Summer Glau, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Ron Glass, Morena Baccarin, Chiwetel Ejiofor Length: 1hr 58mins Genre: Space Opera Released: 2005 Verdict: 4/5 When Firefly was cancelled, it left a lot of stories unexplored. Even though there was no overarching storyline left unresolved, as happens with so many axed … Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Serenity

BOOK REVIEW: Bone Silence, by Alastair Reynolds

-Spoilers for Revenger and Shadow Captain- Publisher: Gollancz Genre: Space Opera Series: Revenger (#3) Pages: 602 Publication Date: 30/01/2020 Rating: 4/5   Arafura and Adrana, the sisters Ness, have embraced their pirate reputation. But raiding ships throughout the ruins of the solar system is not an easy life, and it only gets harder when the … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Bone Silence, by Alastair Reynolds

BOOK REVIEW: Howling Dark, by Christopher Ruocchio

-Spoilers for Empire of Silence- Publisher: Gollancz Series: The Sun Eater (#2) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 656 Publication Date: 18/07/2019 Verdict: 5/5 Hadrian Marlowe has spent half a century searching for a way to make peace with the Cielcin. When he finds a way to the lost world of Vorgossos, it could be the answer … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Howling Dark, by Christopher Ruocchio

BOOK REVIEW: Honor Among Enemies, by David Weber

-Major spoilers abound for previous books in the Honorverse. Click here for a full index of reviews- Publisher: Baen Series: Honor Harrington (#6) Genre: Space Opera/Military SF Pages: 538 Publication Date: 1996 Verdict: 5/5   Given one last shot at redemption, Honor Harrington accepts a mission that will take her beyond Manticore's borders. Pirates, rebels, … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Honor Among Enemies, by David Weber

BOOK REVIEW: Space Viking, by H. Beam Piper

Publisher: Sphere Series: Terro-Human Future History (#4) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 222 Publication Date: 1963 Verdict: 5/5   Thousands of years from now, the Galaxy is a barbaric place. In the Sword Worlds, the petty nobles squabble amongst themselves, sending out raiding parties to the ruins of the Old Federation. These raiders, known as Space … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Space Viking, by H. Beam Piper

BOOK REVIEW: Shadow Captain, by Alastair Reynolds

-This review conatins spoilers for Revenger. Proceed with caution.- Publisher: Gollancz Series: Revenger (#2) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 422 Release Date: 10/01/2019 Verdict: 4.5/5   In the rubble of our solar system, it's every man and woman for themselves. Sunjammers ply their dubious trade between thousands of tiny worlds, their solar sails carrying through the ruins … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Shadow Captain, by Alastair Reynolds

BOOK REVIEW: Galactic Patrol, by E.E ‘Doc’ Smith

Publisher: Gollancz Series: Lensman (#3) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 269 Publication Date: 09/01/19 (originally 1950) Verdict: 2/5   In the distant future, the Galaxy is defended and protected by the Lensmen. The pirates of Boskone have been growing in threat for years. But when a ruthless new leader emerges, their predation spills over into active … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Galactic Patrol, by E.E ‘Doc’ Smith