BOOK REVIEW: Prelude to Foundation, by Isaac Asimov

-spoilers for the entire Foundation universe- Publisher: Guild Publishing Genre: Social SF Series: Foundation Prequels (#1) Pages: 461 Publication Date: 1988 Verdict: 5/5 Hari Seldon has come to Trantor to present his latest paper: a mathematical treatise on his bold new theory of psychohistory. But while Seldon sees his paper as little more than a … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Prelude to Foundation, by Isaac Asimov

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

BOOK REVIEW: Lord of the Dark Millennium, by Dan Abnett

Publisher: Black Library Genre: Various Pages: 667 Publication Date: 23/01/2020 Verdict: 4/5 In the grim darkness of the forty-first millennium, there is only war. From Commissars and Inquisitors to guardsmen and space marines, the war consumes all. Everyone has a part to play, and everyone has a story to tell . . . I don't … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Lord of the Dark Millennium, by Dan Abnett

BOOK REVIEW: Mark of Faith, by Rachel Harrison

Publisher: Black Library Genre: Military SF/Space Opera Pages: 310 Publication Date: 2019 Verdict: 4/5 One of the few survivors of a devastating attack by the forces of Chaos, there is no rest for Sister Evangeline. Forced to work alongside a secretive Inquisitor, Evangeline is sent to the far side of the Galaxy in search of … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Mark of Faith, by Rachel Harrison

BOOK REVIEW: The Macharian Crusade, by William King

Publisher: Black Library Series: The Macharian Crusade (#1-3) Genre: Military SF Pages: 878 Publication Date: 09/02/2017 Verdict: 5/5 Solar Macharius has begun his conquest of the heretical parts of the Galaxy. A war that could outlive him, yet driven by his force of personality alone. But the greatest enemy may not be the heretics, nor … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Macharian Crusade, by William King

BOOK REVIEW: Crown of Slaves, by David Weber & Eric Flint

-Major spoilers abound for previous books in the Honorverse. Click here for a full index of reviews- Publisher: Baen Series: Crown of Slaves (#1) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 710 Publication Date: 2003 Verdict: 4/5 The nation of Erewhon's ties to Mantciore have never been weaker. Overlooked by the current parliament, rebellion is brewing. As both … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Crown of Slaves, by David Weber & Eric Flint

BOOK REVIEW: A Chain Across the Dawn, by Drew Williams

-Spoilers for The Stars Now Unclaimed- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Series: The Universe After (#2) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 308 Publication Date: 08/08/2019 Verdict: 5/5 Three years after joining the ranks of the Justified, Esa assists her mentor Jane in tracking down children with unique gifts. But they are not the only ones searching, and their … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: A Chain Across the Dawn, by Drew Williams

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: Sisters of Battle, by James Swallow

Publisher: Black Library Series: Sisters of Battle (#1-2) Genre: Military SF Pages: 750 Publication Date: 21/09/2018 Verdict: 5/5 The Sisters of Battle are the iron fist of the Imperial church.  Pious, unrelenting and utterly dedicated to the God Emperor, they are sworn to root out the enemies of mankind wherever they may be found. . … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Sisters of Battle, by James Swallow