AUDIO REVIEW: Star Trek: Picard: No Man’s Land

Takes place between Seasons 1&2 Full cast, including Michelle Hurd and Jeri Ryan 1 hour 39 minutes Released 22/02/2022 Raffi Musiker. Seven of Nine. Both women have messy histories when it comes to Starfleet, but both are determined to uphold the principles once embodied by that organisation. And as chaos spreads in the ruins ofContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Star Trek: Picard: No Man’s Land”

BOOK REVIEW: The Kaiju Preservation Society, by John Scalzi

A standalone novel Published by Tor in March 2022 A monster-filled alternate history 268 pages Jamie Gray is out of a job, and the Coronavirus pandemic is only making life more difficult. So when a chance encounter with an old friend leads to a job interview, Jamie grabs the opportunity with both hands. But theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Kaiju Preservation Society, by John Scalzi”

TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 4

Four seasons in, Discovery has finally settled on the show it wants to be. After the production chaos of the first two seasons (there are twenty-three producers credited with the show at this point) and the soft reboot of the third, the fourth season finally stands confidently on its own two feet. It acknowledges thatContinue reading “TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 4”

TV REVIEW: The Book of Boba Fett

To cut to the chase, The Book of Boba Fett is not a good television show. But that in itself is interesting. because even though the overall result is a horrible mess, almost every single scene, taken in isolation, is brilliant. The overwhelming issue is one of the structure. And here we’re going deep intoContinue reading “TV REVIEW: The Book of Boba Fett”

AUDO REVIEW: Muscle Bound for Glory, by Grailknights

For all my music reviews, click on this link. The 3rd full-length album from Grailknights Features collaborations with Feurschwanz and Angus McFife 49 minutes and 2 seconds Heavy metal with a sense of humour Released in 2022 One of the allegations often thrown at metal music is that it takes itself too seriously. I admit,Continue reading “AUDO REVIEW: Muscle Bound for Glory, by Grailknights”

MONTHLY ROUNDUP: March 2022

Like so many good stories, March started off quite slowly then escalated into pure madness by the end. Work kept me busy for much of the month, but I still found time to run the second #WarhamMarch. Not only did this clear out my Black Library backlist, but it also led to a lot ofContinue reading “MONTHLY ROUNDUP: March 2022”

BOOK REVIEW: Wonderlands, by Una McCormack

A standalone novel Features the characters of Discovery Published by Pocket Books in 2021 Space Opera 333 pages ⭐⭐⭐ Michael Burnham has travelled to the distant future. Not knowing when her crew will arrive, Burnham must adapt to this strange new world. But with uncertain alliances, no Federation, and danger at every turn, the futureContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Wonderlands, by Una McCormack”

BOOK REVIEW: Dead Endless, by Dave Galanter

A standalone novel Features the characters of Discovery Published by Pocket Books in 2019 Space Opera 339 pages ⭐⭐ Paul Stamets steers the USS Discovery through the mycelial network, but is this network a simple series of passageways, or something more complex? And just who is the man calling himself Hugh, who seems to knowContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Dead Endless, by Dave Galanter”

BOOK REVIEW: Ghazghkull Thraka: Prophet of the Waaagh!, by Nate Crowley

A standalone novel Focuses on the Orks Published by Black Library in 2021 A grimdark comedy 263 pages ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Ghazghkull Thraka is a name feared throughout the galaxy. This ork warlord, the self-proclaimed prophet of his xenos gods, has his mind set only on slaughter. But where did this ork come from? And will theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Ghazghkull Thraka: Prophet of the Waaagh!, by Nate Crowley”

BOOK REVIEW: Day of Ascension, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

A standalone novel Focuses on the Genestealer Cults and the Adeptus Mechanicus Published by Black Library in 2022 Grimdark SF 196 pages ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Ascension Day nears, and the Adeptus Mechanicus are ready to enjoy their moment of triumph. But their control over the forge world of Morod is not as secure as they believe. InContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Day of Ascension, by Adrian Tchaikovsky”