BOOK REVIEW: Red Rising, by Pierce Brown

-spoilers beyond this point- Series: Red Rising (#1) Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Genre: Grimdark SF Pages: 382 Publication Date: 2014 Verdict: 4/5   Darrow toils under the surface of Mars to make a better world, beaten down and oppressed by the rulers of his world. But a person can only take so much, and soonContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Red Rising, by Pierce Brown”

BOOK REVIEW: Open Secrets, by Dayton Ward

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: The Original Series Series: Vanguard (#4) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 426 Publication Date: 2009 Verdict: 5/5   Diego Reyes is no longer in command of Starbase 47. Facing a misconduct trial after leaking classified information to the media, heContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Open Secrets, by Dayton Ward”

AUDIO REVIEW: Ahsoka, by E.K. Johnston

-You can find the rest of my Star Wars content by clicking here- -This review contains some minor spoilers. Proceed with caution- Read By: Ashley Eckstein Genre: Space Opera Publisher: Disney Runtime: 7hrs 4m Release Date: 11/10/2016 Verdict: 4/5 Ahsoka Tano has turned her back on the Jedi. But as the newly founded Empire tightensContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Ahsoka, by E.K. Johnston”

BOOK REVIEW: Reap the Whirlwind, by David Mack

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: The Original Series, Season 1 Series: Vanguard (#3) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 409 Publication Date: 2007 Verdict: 4/5 Probed by the Federation and Klingon Empire alike, the Taurus Reach is beginning to reveal its secrets. Yet the Tholians haveContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Reap the Whirlwind, by David Mack”

BOOK REVIEW: The Cruel Stars, by John Birmingham

Series: The Cruel Stars (#1) Publisher: Head of Zeus Genre: Military SF Pages: 482 Publication Date: 2019 Verdict: 4/5 Long after they were assumed defeated, the Sturm have returned to menace human civilisation once again. In a devastating first strike, they unleash chaos across countless worlds. And they are only just getting started . . .Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Cruel Stars, by John Birmingham”

BOOK REVIEW: Summon the Thunder, by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: The Original Series, Season 1 Series: Vanguard (#2) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 416 Publication Date: 2006 Verdict: 3/5   Despite the shocking loss of the USS Bombay, the crew of Starbase 47 continue their mission to uncover the secrets ofContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Summon the Thunder, by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore”

TV REVIEW: Vagrant Queen

Starring: Adriyan Rae, Tim Rozon, Alex McGregor, Paul du Toit Seasons: 1 Episodes: 10 Genre: Space Opera, Comedy Broadcaster: SyFy First Aired: 2020 Verdict: 5/5 Stop me if you’ve heard this before. A renegade royal in hiding, a brilliant mechanic, and a charming rogue team up to fight an evil space empire. On the faceContinue reading “TV REVIEW: Vagrant Queen”

BOOK REVIEW: Harbinger, by David Mack

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: The Original Series, Season 1 Series: Vanguard (#1) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 374 Publication Date: 2005 Verdict: 4/5 On the Federation’s newest frontier, an expanse of space known as the Taurus Reach, stands Starbase 47, better known as Vanguard.Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Harbinger, by David Mack”

AUDIO REVIEW: Human, by Kalah

-with my thanks to the band for sending me a review copy- Label: Independent Genre: Electronica/Melodic/Metal Tracks: 4 Runtime: 19 minutes Release Date: 01/06/2021 Verdict: 4/5 In their follow-up to to February’s Descent, Italian band Kalah continue to showcase a dazzling variety of musical styles. This is an album that hits you in a wall ofContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Human, by Kalah”

BOOK REVIEW: House Corrino, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Series: Prelude to Dune (#3) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 590 Publication Date: 2001 Verdict: 4/5 The tyranny of Emperor Shaddam Corrino deepens, as do the conspiracies surrounding him. But for all his attempts to force order upon the Galaxy, theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: House Corrino, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”