BOOK REVIEW: We, Robots, edited by Simon Ings

Publisher: Head of Zeus Genre: Various Pages: 997 Publication Date: 10/12/2020 Verdict: 3/5 Robots. Androids. Machines. Mechanical men. Sometimes they come as conquerors, sometimes they are our slaves. Whether they are the ultimate other, or a reflection of our own desires, robots have a long history in science fiction. Here are one hundred stories fromContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: We, Robots, edited by Simon Ings”

BOOK REVIEW: Acts of Contrition, by Kirsten Beyer

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Post-Voyager Series: Voyager: Full Circle (#6) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera/Social SF Pages: 390 Publication Date: 2014 Verdict: 5/5   Voyager has made contact with the Confederacy of the First Quadrant, a growing power within the Delta Quadrant who could proveContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Acts of Contrition, by Kirsten Beyer”

BOOK REVIEW: The Magos, by Dan Abnett

-Click here for a full index of my Black Library/Warhammer 40,000 reviews- Publisher: Black Library Series: Eisenhorn (#4) Genre: Grimdark SF Pages: 714 Publication Date: 2020 Verdict: 3/5 Gregor Eisenhorn. Inquisitor, loyalist, and pariah. For over two centuries Eisenhorn has fought against the enemies of humanity, but his methods are not always approved. Witness nowContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Magos, by Dan Abnett”

BOOK REVIEW: Protectors, by Kirsten Beyer

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Post-Voyager Series: Voyager: Full Circle (#5) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 385 Publication Date: 2014 Verdict: 5/5 Having returned from the dead, Kathryn Janeway returns to the Alpha Quadrant to face questions over her suitability for command. In the DeltaContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Protectors, by Kirsten Beyer”

BOOK REVIEW: The Butlerian Jihad, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: Tor Series: Legends of Dune (#1) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 675 Publication Date: 2002 Verdict: 3/5   Ten thousand years before the Atriedes come to Arrakis, the Galaxy is controlled by thinking machines. Ruling from Earth, the evermind Omnius sees all. But humansContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Butlerian Jihad, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”

BOOK REVIEW: The Eternal Tide, by Kirsten Beyer

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– –this review contains major spoilers– Era: Post-Voyager Series: Voyager: Full Circle (#4) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 385 Publication Date: 2012 Verdict: 3/5   Fourteen months ago, Kathryn Janeway gave her life to save the Federation from the Borg. Now, asContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Eternal Tide, by Kirsten Beyer”

TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3

Starring: Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp,  Mary Wiseman, David Ajala, Michelle Yeoh, Wilson Cruz, Emily Coutts, Patrick Kwok-Choon, Oyin Oladejo, Ronnie Rowe Jr., Sara Mitch, Blue del Bario Episodes: 13 Genre: Social SF, Space Opera Broadcaster: Netflix (UK) First Aired: 15/10/2020 – 08/01/2021 Verdict: 4/5 It’s no secret that the first two seasons of DiscoveryContinue reading “TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3”

BOOK REVIEW: Koko Takes A Holiday, by Kieran Shea

Series: Koko (#1) Publisher: Titan Genre: Cyberpunk Pages: 332 Publication Date: 2012 Verdict: 3/5 Koko has given up the life of a mercenary in favour of running a brothel in the utopian island chain of The Sixty. But her new boss, who is also her old boss, has other ideas. Ideas that involve Koko’s immediateContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Koko Takes A Holiday, by Kieran Shea”

BOOK REVIEW: Malleus, by Dan Abnett

-Click here for a full index of my Black Library/Warhammer 40,000 reviews-   Publisher: Black Library Genre: Grimdark SF Pages: 431 Publication Date: 2001 Verdict: 3/5 Gregor Eisenhorn has spent his life eradicating the heretics who threaten the Imperium. Now he hunts a deadly foe, one who lurks within the ranks of the Inquisition itself.Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Malleus, by Dan Abnett”

BOOK REVIEW: Unworthy, by Kirsten Beyer

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Post-Voyager Series: Voyager: Full Circle (#2) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 370 Publication Date: 2009 Verdict: 5/5   Voyager returns to the Delta Quadrant, this time spearheading a fleet tasked with exploring this distant region of space. Their first priorityContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Unworthy, by Kirsten Beyer”