SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: Shadows of Mars, by I. O. Adler

For the past few months, we’ve been reading six more semi-finalists from the inaugural SPSFC. Today we’ve got the fourth full review of these six, which is of I. O. Adler’s Shadows of Mars. This book has an SPSFC rating of 6.50 out of 10, and is reviewed here by my co-judge Ryan. It wasContinue reading “SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: Shadows of Mars, by I. O. Adler”

TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Picard, Season 2

There are going to be some major spoilers in this review. If you don’t want to know how this season ends, you’re better off not reading just yet. I loved Season One of Picard. Looking back at it two years later, it’s easy to see the flaws. It had a bit too much going on,Continue reading “TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Picard, Season 2”

BOOK REVIEW: Assassinorum: Kingmaker, by Robert Rath

A standalone novel Focuses on the Officio Assassinorum Published by Black Library in 2022 A grimdark espionage thriller 359 pages When a distant yet crucial world threatens to secede from the Imperium, the Officio Assassinorum dispatches a group of its finest agents to replace the planet’s monarch with someone more favourable. But when you’re workingContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Assassinorum: Kingmaker, by Robert Rath”

SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: The Dinosaur Four, by Geoff Jones

For the past few months, we’ve been reading six more semi-finalists from the inaugural SPSFC. Today we’ve got the third full review of these six, which is of Geoff Jones’ The Dinosaur Four. This book has an SPSFC rating of 5.50 out of 10. There are science fiction books that use their speculative elements toContinue reading “SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: The Dinosaur Four, by Geoff Jones”

SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: Resistance, by Mikhaeyla Kopievsky

For the past few months, we’ve been reading six more semi-finalists from the inaugural SPSFC. Today we’ve got the second full review of these six, which is of Mikhaeyla Kopievsky’s Resistance. This book has an SPSFC rating of 5.00 out of 10. Some genres are more popular than others. Space Opera, for example, is belovedContinue reading “SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: Resistance, by Mikhaeyla Kopievsky”

SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: Duckett & Dyer: Dicks For Hire, by G. M. Nair

For the past few months, we’ve been reading six more semi-finalists from the inaugural SPSFC. Today we’ve got the first full review of these six, which is of G. M. Nair’s Duckett & Dyer: Dicks For Hire. This book has an SPSFC rating of 7.50 out of 10, and is reviewed here by my co-judgeContinue reading “SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: Duckett & Dyer: Dicks For Hire, by G. M. Nair”

SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: Semi-Finalist Gut Reactions 4-6

These are my personal initial impressions of the books allocated to the At Boundary’s Edge team during Phase 2 of the inaugural SPSFC. Ratings are subject to change as I take a closer look at each book. Full length reviews of each book will be posted once the whole team has had a chance toContinue reading “SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: Semi-Finalist Gut Reactions 4-6”

BOOK REVIEW: Kingdoms of Death, by Christopher Ruocchio

Book Four of The Sun Eater Published by Head of Zeus on 22nd March 2022 A grand space opera 501 pages For almost a century, Hadrian Marlowe has languished under house arrest as punishment for his ‘miracle’ at Berenike. But with the Cielcin tearing across the stars, the Sollan Empire must once more call uponContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Kingdoms of Death, by Christopher Ruocchio”

BOOK REVIEW: Memory’s Legion, by James S. A. Corey

A collection of 6 novellas and 2 short stories, all set in the universe of The Expanse Published by Orbit in 2022 Space Opera with a Hard SF edge 418 pages Earth, Mars. The Belt. Laconia. Beyond. As humanity reaches across the stars, there are countless stories to be told. Countless lives to lead. HereContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Memory’s Legion, by James S. A. Corey”