BOOK REVIEW: Koko the Mighty, by Kieran Shea

–click here for my review of book one, Koko Takes A Holiday– Series: Koko (#2) Publisher: Titan Genre: Cyberpunk Pages: 323 Publication Date: 2015 Verdict: 1/5 Koko has done her best to settle down, but sometimes trouble finds you. Once again pursued by people who want her dead, Koko flees the Sixty. But is herContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Koko the Mighty, by Kieran Shea”

BOOK REVIEW: The Complete Rafen Omnibus, by James Swallow

–click here for a full list of all my Warhammer 40,000 content– Publisher: Black Library Series: Rafen (#1-4) Genre: Grimdark SF Pages: 828 Publication Date: 2019 Verdict: 3/5 The Blood Angels are among the more famous chapters of Warhammer 40,000’s Space Marines. Maybe not quite as famous as the Ultramarines, but if you’ve ever walkedContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Complete Rafen Omnibus, by James Swallow”

BOOK REVIEW: Mentats of Dune, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Series: Schools of Dune (#2) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 445 Publication Date: 2014 Verdict: 5/5 Torn between the technological advances of Venport Holdings and the fanaticism of the Butlerian movement, the Imperium stands on the brink of civil war. InContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Mentats of Dune, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”

BOOK REVIEW: Penitent, by Dan Abnett

–click here for a full list of all my Warhammer 40,000 content– Publisher: Black Library Series: Bequin (#2) Genre: Grimdark SF Pages: 346 Publication Date: 04/03/2021 Verdict: 5/5 Beta Bequin continues her investigation of the ancient city Queen Mab. Torn between the warring Inquisitors Gregor Eisenhorn and Gideon Ravenor, Bequin finds herself questioning everything. ButContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Penitent, by Dan Abnett”

BOOK REVIEW: The Buried Age, by Christopher L. Bennett

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: The Lost Era/ Pre-Next Generation Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Social SF Pages: 433 Publication Date: 2007 Verdict: 4/5   Jean-Luc Picard. Once captain of the Stargazer, now taking a leave of absence from Starfleet. As the Alpha Quadrant grows ever more dangerous, all PicardContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Buried Age, by Christopher L. Bennett”

AUDIO REVIEW: Descent, by Kalah

-with my thanks to the band for sending me a review copy- Label: Independent Genre: Electronica/Melodic/Metal Tracks: 4 Runtime: 18 minutes Release Date: 01/02/2021 Verdict: 4/5 Kalah’s debut EP is an odd beast and no mistake. Even with my eclectic music taste, I’ve never heard anything quite like it. Even though it’s less than twentyContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Descent, by Kalah”

BOOK REVIEW: Pariah, by Dan Abnett

–click here for a full list of all my Warhammer 40,000 content– Publisher: Black Library Genre: Grimdark SF Pages: 306 Publication Date: 2012 Verdict: 5/5 In the ancient and sprawling city of Queen Mab, a young woman named Alizabeth Bequin is about to be drawn into a conspiracy that could reshape the Imperium itself. ButContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Pariah, by Dan Abnett”

BOOK REVIEW: Sisterhood of Dune, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Series: Schools of Dune (#1) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 496 Publication Date: 2012 Verdict: 5/5   The Imperium stands at a crossroads. Along one path lies a new age of technology and the possibility of new thinking machines. Down theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Sisterhood of Dune, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”

BOOK REVIEW: Sagas of the Space Wolves

–click here for a full list of all my Warhammer 40,000 content– Publisher: Black Library Genre: Space Opera Pages: 933 Publication Date: 2020 Verdict: 3/5 This omnibus contains the novels Ragnar Blackmane, Legacy of Russ, Curse of the Wulfen, The Hunt for Logan Grimnar, and multiple novellas and short stories. Black Library’s paperback omnibuses are someContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Sagas of the Space Wolves”

BOOK REVIEW: The Dark Veil, by James Swallow

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– –spoilers for Season 1 of Star Trek: Picard– Era: Pre-Picard Publisher: Gallery Genre: Space Opera Pages: 321 Publication Date: 02/01/2021 Verdict: 5/5   The Federation has fallen on hard times, and Captain William Riker of the USS Titan finds himself wondering what hisContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Dark Veil, by James Swallow”