BOOK REVIEW: A Hard Rain, by Dean Wesley Smith

–Click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: The Next Generation Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: SF Noir Pages: 233 Publication Date: 2002 Verdict: 3/5 Dixon Hill is the greatest detective the city by the bay has ever known. He is also a hologram, the gumshoe alter-ego of Jean-Luc Picard.Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: A Hard Rain, by Dean Wesley Smith”

TV REVIEW: The Mandalorian, Season 2

–Season 1 review located here– Starring: Pedro Pascal Episodes: 8 Genre: Space Opera Broadcaster: Disney+ First Aired: 2020 Verdict: 5/5 Look at social media and you’ll see a common theme emerging: The Mandalorian has saved Star Wars. Now, I don’t really think Star Wars needed saving, but there is no denying the popularity of StarContinue reading “TV REVIEW: The Mandalorian, Season 2”

BOOK REVIEW: Live By The Code, by Christopher L. Bennett

–Click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– –This review contains spoilers. Proceed with caution– Era: Enterprise Series: Rise of the Federation (#4) Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Space Opera Pages: 372 Publication Date: 2016 Verdict: 4/5 Hunting for the origins of the alien technology known as the Ware, Captain ReedContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Live By The Code, by Christopher L. Bennett”

BOOK REVIEW: Uncertain Logic, by Christopher L. Bennett

–Click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Enterprise Series: Rise of the Federation (#3) Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Space Opera Pages: 384 Publication Date: 2015 Verdict: 5/5 As the Federation grapples with a growing crisis on Vulcan, Captain Malcolm Reed of the Pioneer is called to invetigate aContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Uncertain Logic, by Christopher L. Bennett”

AUDIO REVIEW: Hearts of Darkness, by David Llewellyn & Lisa McMullin

Series: The War Master (#5) Genre: Space Opera Publisher: Big Finish Runtime: 4hrs 31m Release Date: 31/10/2020 Cast: Derek Jacobi, Paul McGann, Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo, Colin McFarlane, et al. Verdict: 5/5   The Master and the Doctor. Two of the Time Lord’s most infamous sons, and two of history’s greatest rivals. At the height ofContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Hearts of Darkness, by David Llewellyn & Lisa McMullin”

BOOK REVIEW: Tower of Babel, by Christopher L. Bennett

–Click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Enterprise Series: Rise of the Federation (#2) Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Space Opera Pages: 348 Publication Date: 2014 Verdict: 4/5 The Rigel system is as diverse as the Federation, and as troubled. Hoping to gain new allies, Jonathan Archer leads theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Tower of Babel, by Christopher L. Bennett”

BOOK REVIEW: To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, by Christopher Paolini

Publisher: Tor Genre: Hard SF/Space Opera Pages: 825 Publication Date: 15/09/2020 Verdict: 3/5 As humanity expands into the universe, it finds evidence that it is not alone. Nor is it the first species to come this far. First contact leads to a galactic war, and one woman finds herself caught in the middle of eventsContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, by Christopher Paolini”

BOOK REVIEW: A Choice of Futures, by Christopher L. Bennett

–Click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Enterprise Series: Rise of the Federation (#1) Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Space Opera Pages: 336 Publication Date: 01/01/2013 Verdict: 4/5   From the ashes of the Coalition rises the United Federation of Planets. Spearheaded by Earth, the Federation sets about itsContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: A Choice of Futures, by Christopher L. Bennett”

BOOK REVIEW: The Duke of Caladan, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

-minor spoilers for other books in the Dune saga. Proceed with caution- Publisher: WordFire Press Series: The Caladan Trilogy (#1) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 425 Publication Date: 13/10/2020 Verdict: 5/5 A year before he and his family make their fateful trip to Arrakis, Duke Leto Atreides finds himself embraoiled in a conspiracy that could toppleContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Duke of Caladan, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”

BOOK REVIEW: To Brave the Storm, by Michael A. Martin

–Click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Enterprise Series: The Romulan War (#2) Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Space Opera Pages: 334 Publication Date: 2011 Verdict: 4/5 Earth and Romulus are at war, and the Coalition of Planets has been shattered. As Captain Archer fights one losing battle afterContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: To Brave the Storm, by Michael A. Martin”