BOOK REVIEW: Islands in the Sky, by Arthur C. Clarke

A Standalone Novel First Published in 1954 Puffin Edition Published in 1976 A classic piece of Tomorrow Fiction 208 pages Roy Malcolm knows everything there is to know about aviation, so its no surprise when he wins the coveted prize of a free trip to anywhere. What is a surprise is that he chooses toContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Islands in the Sky, by Arthur C. Clarke”

BOOK REVIEW: The Helwinter Gate, by Chris Wraight

Space Wolves/Jarnhamar Pack (#3) Focuses on the Space Wolves Published by Black Library in 2020 Space Opera 421 pages The Imperium stands on the brink of ruin, with Cadia under siege and the servants of Chaos spilling through the Eye of Terror. Into this inferno comes the Jarnhamar pack, who may just have accumulated tooContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Helwinter Gate, by Chris Wraight”

BOOK REVIEW: Foundation’s Friends, edited by Martin H. Greenberg

An anthology of 18 stories Published by Graffton Books First published in 1989 A collection of many genres 511 pages For fifty years, Isaac Asimov has entertained and inspired with his science fiction tales. In this anthology, eighteen authors pay tribute to the good doctor and his myriad creations. And what better way to celebrateContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Foundation’s Friends, edited by Martin H. Greenberg”

BOOK REVIEW: Stars and Bones, by Gareth L. Powell

Continuance (#1) Published by Titan Books Published on 1st March 2022 A post-apocalyptic space opera 347 pages At the moment of nuclear annihilation, humanity is saved by an angel. But this angel cares more for Earth than its inhabitants, and banishes humanity to wander the galaxy in great arks. Cast adrift in the universe, humanityContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Stars and Bones, by Gareth L. Powell”

AUDIO REVIEW: The War Master: Self-Defence

A Big Finish production Full cast, including Derek Jacobi and David Tennant Written by Lou Morgan, Una McCormack, Lizbeth Miles, and Lizzie Hopley Approximately 4 hours Released in June 2022 The Master. The most notorious criminal in the universe. A man who has committed every crime in every book. Now he is at long lastContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: The War Master: Self-Defence”

BOOK REVIEW: Silent Hunters, by Edoardo Albert

A Standalone Novel Focuses on the Carcharadons Published by Black Library in 2021 A Gimdark Space Opera 338 pages In the darkness of the Void, the Carcharodons hunt their prey. But while they are famed for their victories against xenos and chaos alike, the most elusive prey may be an artefact from their own history.Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Silent Hunters, by Edoardo Albert”

TV REVIEW: Obi-Wan Kenobi

Since Disney’s acquisition of the franchise, Star Wars has been largely focused on the legacy of the original trilogy. In the sequel trilogy we see recreation (The Force Awakens), examination (The Last Jedi) and celebration (The Rise of Skywalker) of that original tale. It’s perfectly understandable. Those are the films held up as all-time classics.Continue reading “TV REVIEW: Obi-Wan Kenobi”

AUDIO REVIEW: The Great Ninja War, by Victorius

Victorius’ third album 50 minutes and 24 seconds 13 tracks Power Metal Released on 24/06/2022 Throw any sense of logic out the nearest window, break out the toys of your childhood, overdose on fizzy drinks and sweets, and you’ll be in the right frame of mind to listen to The Great Ninja War. That is,Continue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: The Great Ninja War, by Victorius”

AUDIO REVIEW: Wedge’s Gamble, by Michael A. Stackpole

Narrated by Marc Thompson X-Wing (#2) Part of the Expanded Universe/Legends canon This audio version published 5/5/2022 A Grimdark Coming-of-Age 13hrs 1min The newly reformed Rogue Squadron have won their first victory, but it is only a stepping stone to a greater prize. The New Republic has its eyes set on Coruscant, the world alsoContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Wedge’s Gamble, by Michael A. Stackpole”

BOOK REVIEW: The Fuzzy Papers, by H. Beam Piper

An Omnibus edition of Little Fuzzy and Fuzzy Sapiens Published by Futura Omnibus first published in 1979 A classic social SF adventure 409 pages Zarathustra belongs to the Company, whose charter dictates they can do as they please with its resources. But when a native being shows signs of sapience, the inevitable question is broughtContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Fuzzy Papers, by H. Beam Piper”