BOOK REVIEW: Chaos Rising, by Timothy Zahn

Click here for more Star Wars content Book One of the Thrawn Ascendancy trilogy Published by Del Rey in 2020 A Space Opera novel 383 pages For generations, the Chiss Ascendancy has been an island of calm in a chaotic region of space. But now an enemy has set their eyes on the Ascendancy. RisingContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Chaos Rising, by Timothy Zahn”

AUDIO REVIEW: The Terra Nostra

A Big Finish production Full cast, including Michael Keating, Sally Knyvette, Abigail Hinton, and Karl Howman Written by James Kettle, Peter Anghelides, and Robert Valentine Approximately 3 hours Released in December 2021 In a Federation rife with corruption, there are few groups as insidious as the Terra Nostra. Weapons, drugs, lives. There is nothing inContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: The Terra Nostra”

AUDIO REVIEW: The Clone Masters

A Big Finish production Full cast, including Jan Chappell, Sally Knyvette, Stephen Grief, and Brian Croucher Written by Tim Foley Approximately 3 hours Released in December 2021 In all the galaxy, there are few groups as enigmatic as the Clone Masters. When these mysterious genetic engineers need to elect a new leader, it comes toContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: The Clone Masters”

BOOK REVIEW: The Bridge, by Janine Ellen Young

A standalone novel Published by Simon & Schuster First published in 2000 An apocalyptic social SF 348 pages A deadly plague ravages the Earth, killing eighty-five percent of the population. And perhaps they are the lucky ones. For those who survive the disease suffer visions of alien origin, and are overcome by a strange compulsion,Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Bridge, by Janine Ellen Young”

AUDIO REVIEW: Bayban the Butcher

A Big Finish production Full cast, including Michael Keating, Sally Knyvette, Stephen Grief, and Colin Baker Approximately 3 hours Released in December 2021 Bayban the Butcher. Bayban the Berserker. Bayban the Bad. His is a name that will long live in infamy. For not all who resist the Federation fight for freedom, and Bayban willContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Bayban the Butcher”

BOOK REVIEW: The Farian War Trilogy, by K.B. Wagers

A sequel to to the Indranan War Trilogy Action-packed, character-driven space opera Released 2018-2019-2021 Published by Orbit A total of 1248 pages Hail Bristol has overcome adversity and now sits on the Indranan throne. But while the war with the neighbouring human nations is at an end, a greater threat now emerges from alien stars.Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Farian War Trilogy, by K.B. Wagers”

BOOK REVIEW: The Deacon of Wounds, by David Annandale

A standalone novel in the Warhammer Horror range Focuses on the Imperial clergy Published by Black Library in 2021 A slow, psychological horror 203 pages Theotokos is a world on the brink of death. First comes the drought that wipes out all cities but one. Then comes the deadly sickness known as the Grey Tears.Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Deacon of Wounds, by David Annandale”

SPSFC FINALIST REVIEW: A Star Named Vega, by Benjamin J. Roberts

The time is finally upon us. The SPSFC has reached the finals, and we have a finalist review here for you today. This one is of Benjamin J. Roberts’ A Star Named Vega. This book has an SPSFC rating of 7.50 out of 10. Prior to the SPSFC, I had very limited experience with self-publishedContinue reading “SPSFC FINALIST REVIEW: A Star Named Vega, by Benjamin J. Roberts”

SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: All The Whys Of Delilah’s Demise, by Neve Maslakovic

For the past few months, we’ve been reading six more semi-finalists from the inaugural SPSFC. Today we’ve got the penultimate full review of these six, which is of Neve Maslakovic’s All The Whys Of Delilah’s Demise. This book has an SPSFC rating of 5.00 out of 10, and is reviewed here by my co-judge Ryan.Continue reading “SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: All The Whys Of Delilah’s Demise, by Neve Maslakovic”

BOOK REVIEW: Last And First Men, by Olaf Stapledon

A standalone novel This Masterworks edition published by Gollancz First published in 1930 An epoch-spanning social SF 304 pages What is the future of humankind? For as long as there have been minds, the future has proven the ultimate mystery. Now a mind of the far future sends a message back to the present. AContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Last And First Men, by Olaf Stapledon”