BOOK REVIEW: Revelation and Dust, by David R. George III

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Post-Nemesis Series: The Fall (#1) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 384 Publication Date: 2013 Verdict: 2/5 The Federation and the Typhon Pact have settled into an uneasy peace. As a signal of trust, delegates from both powers have been invitedContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Revelation and Dust, by David R. George III”

BOOK REVIEW: The Lesser Devil and Other Stories, by Christopher Ruocchio

Publisher: Planet 9 Press Genre: Space Opera Pages: 459 Publication Date: 21/09/2021 Verdict: 5/5   Everyone knows the tale of Hadrian Marlow. But what of his brother Crispin, left to continue the family name on Delos? And what of the other men and women who populate the Sollan Empire? Here at last are their storiesContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Lesser Devil and Other Stories, by Christopher Ruocchio”

SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: The Second Cuts

Welcome back to the SPSFC! As we read through our thirty allotted books in search of three to send through to the next round, we sadly must bid farewell to the majority. At this stage in the competition, we are making initial judgements based on the first 20% of each book. It is entirely possibleContinue reading “SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: The Second Cuts”

BOOK REVIEW: Citadel, by Marko Kloos

-Hold up, this is a sequel! Find my reviews of Book 1: Aftershocks and Book 2: Ballistic, by clicking on the links.- Series: The Palladium Wars (#3) Publisher: 47North Genre: Space Opera/Military SF Pages: 320 Publication Date: 10/08/2021 Verdict: 5/5   In the wake of the nuclear attack on Rhodian soil, the Alliance clamps downContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Citadel, by Marko Kloos”

BOOK REVIEW: Brinkmanship, by Una McCormack

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Post-Nemesis Series: Typhon Pact (#7) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 334 Publication Date: 2012 Verdict: 4/5   The independent territory of the Venette Convention becomes the latest flash-point in the cold war between the Federation and the Typhon Pact. YetContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Brinkmanship, by Una McCormack”

BOOK REVIEW: Chapter House Dune, by Frank Herbert

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: Guild Publishing Series: Dune Chronicles (#6) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 374 Publication Date: 1986 Verdict: 3/5   The Honored Martres have taken control of humanity, and the ancient order of the Bene Gesserit are forced into hiding. The choice before them is simple: FightContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Chapter House Dune, by Frank Herbert”

BOOK REVIEW: Raise the Dawn, by David R. George III

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Post-Nemesis Series: Typhon Pact (#6) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 394 Publication Date: 2012 Verdict: 3/5   Deep Space Nine is no more. Destroyed by agents of the Typhon Pact, the venerable station’s final legacy may be nothing less thanContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Raise the Dawn, by David R. George III”

BOOK REVIEW: Plagues of Night, by David R. George III

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Post-Nemesis Series: Typhon Pact (#5) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 385 Publication Date: 2012 Verdict: 3/5   Deep Space Nine has weathered many troubles, not least the Dominion War, but now it once again becomes a flashpoint of galactic politics.Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Plagues of Night, by David R. George III”

BOOK REVIEW: Night Lords: The Omnibus, by Aaron Dembski-Bowden

–click here for a full list of all my Warhammer 40,000 content– Publisher: Black Library Series: Night Lords(#1-3) Genre: Grimdark SF Pages: 942 Publication Date: 2020 Verdict: 3/5 The Night Lords, once under the leadership of Konrad Curze but now turned to the path of Chaos, roam the dark places of the Galaxy. Plagued byContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Night Lords: The Omnibus, by Aaron Dembski-Bowden”

BOOK REVIEW: Fallen Dragon, by Peter F. Hamilton

Publisher: Pan MacMillan Genre: Space Opera Pages: 808 Publication Date: 2001 Verdict: 3/5 Lawrence Newton has given everything to the Zantiu-Braun company, and has received nothing in return. Finally growing tired, he sets off on a rogue mission to make himself the richest man in the galaxy . . . Peter F. Hamilton is one ofContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Fallen Dragon, by Peter F. Hamilton”