BOOK REVIEW: Master & Apprentice, by Claudia Gray

Publisher: Century Genre: Space Opera Pages: 330 Publication Date: 18/04/2019 Verdict: 5/5   A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away: Qui-gon Jinn is unorthodox by the standards of the Jedi, but when he and his padawan Obi-wan Kenobi are sent to work with an eccentric Jedi on a remote world, Qui-gon discovers … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Master & Apprentice, by Claudia Gray

BOOK REVIEW: The Honor Of The Queen, by David Weber

-This review contains some general spoilers for On Basilisk Station. Proceed with caution.- Publisher: Baen Series: Honor Harrington (#2) Genre: Space Opera/Military SF Pages: 422 Publication Date: 1993 Verdict: 4/5   The planet Grayson is independent, but its position makes it strategically valuable to both the Star Kingdom of Manticore and the people's Republic of … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Honor Of The Queen, by David Weber

BOOK REVIEW: The Black Fleet Crisis trilogy, by Michael P. Kube-McDowell

Publisher: Bantam Genre: Space Opera Books: 3 Published: 1997 Verdict: 4/5 It has been over a decade since the defeat of the Empire. But while Leia Organa-Solo holds together a fractured New Republic and Luke Skywalker trains the next generation of Jedi Knights, a new threat is rising. A threat called the Yavetha... Between 1991 … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Black Fleet Crisis trilogy, by Michael P. Kube-McDowell

BOOK REVIEW: A Memory Called Empire, by Arkady Martine

Publisher: Tor Series: A Memory Called Empire (#1) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 448 Publication Date: 04/04/2019 Verdict: 5/5   Mahit is the new ambassador to the Teixcalaanli Empire. With her predecessor dead, likely murdered, and a war brewing, it's going to be a rough assignment... As a general rule, I find that you can judge … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: A Memory Called Empire, by Arkady Martine

BOOK REVIEW: Thin Air, by Richard Morgan

Publisher: Gollancz Series: Standalone Genre: SF Noir/Political Thriller Pages: 528 Publication Date: 25/10/2018 Verdict: 3/5   In the not-too-distant future, Earth has colonised Mars. But not all is well between these two neighbours. Hakan Veil is a genetically engineered human weapon, stuck on Mars and short on funds. Coerced into helping an Earth audit of … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Thin Air, by Richard Morgan

BOOK REVIEW: Impulse, by Dave Bara

Publisher: Del Rey Series: Lightship (#1) Genre: Military SF/Space Opera Pages: 372 Publication Date: 2015 Centuries after a devastating war, humanity is starting to rebuild civilisation. Peter Cochrane, a young nobleman fresh from the naval academy, has been assigned to the ship that recently lost some of its crew, including his own girlfriend. Searching for … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Impulse, by Dave Bara