BOOK REVIEW: Ringworld, by Larry Niven

Publisher: Gollancz Series: Ringworld (#1) Genre: Hard SF Pages: 288 Publication Date: 1970 Verdict: 3/5   On the day of his two hundredth birthday, Louis Wu is visited by an alien who requires his assistance. Together with one of humanity’s oldest enemies and the luckiest woman in the world, Louis sets out to discover theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Ringworld, by Larry Niven”

BOOK REVIEW: The Best of World SF Volume 1, edited by Lavie Tidhar

Publisher: Head of Zeus Genre: Various Pages: 583 Publication Date: 01/042021 Verdict: 2/5   In recent years, there has been an explosion of interest in authors from non-English speaking languages. Here in the UK, it certainly seems as though Head of Zeus are leading the charge when it comes to fiction from outside the AnglophoneContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Best of World SF Volume 1, edited by Lavie Tidhar”

TV REVIEW: Space: Above and Beyond

Starring: Morgan Weisser, Kristen Cloke, Rodney Rowland, Lanei Chapman, Joel de le Fuente, James Morrison Seasons: 1 Episodes: 23 Genre: Military SF Broadcaster: Fox First Aired: 1995-96 Verdict: 5/5   Talk to a science fiction enthusiast for more than a few minutes and you’re likely to get into the topic of cancelled TV shows. ObviouslyContinue reading “TV REVIEW: Space: Above and Beyond”

TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Lower Decks, Season 2

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews–   Starring: Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noel Wells, Eugene Cordero, Dawnn Lewis, Jerry O’Connell, Gillian Vigman, Fred Tatasciore Episodes: 10 Genre: Space Opera, Comedy Broadcaster: Amazon Prime (UK) First Aired: 12/08/21 (UK) Verdict: 4/5   By their second season, most TV shows haveContinue reading “TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Lower Decks, Season 2”

BOOK REVIEW: Dark Age, by Pierce Brown

-Hold up! This is a sequel. Find my reviews of Red Rising, Golden Son, Morning Star, and Iron Gold by clicking on the links- Series: Red Rising (#5) Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Genre: Grimdark SF Pages: 752 Publication Date: 2019 Verdict: 2/5   The solar system is at war. Darrow and Virginia struggle to hold on toContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Dark Age, by Pierce Brown”

BOOK REVIEW: Fortune of War, by David Mack

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Post-Nemesis Series: Titan (#9) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 349 Publication Date: 2017 Verdict: 5/5   Two decades since their destruction, the technological legacy of the Husnock threatens Galactic peace. As numerous factions fight over the remnants of the Husnock,Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Fortune of War, by David Mack”

BOOK REVIEW: Sight Unseen, by James Swallow

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Post-Nemesis Series: Titan (#8) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 385 Publication Date: 2015 Verdict: 3/5   The newly promoted Admiral Riker has received his new orders. no more exploration of unknown space, but to oversee frontiers closer to home. WithContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Sight Unseen, by James Swallow”

BOOK REVIEW: Iron Gold, by Pierce Brown

-Hold up! This is a sequel. Find my reviews of Red Rising, Golden Son, and Morning Star by clicking on the links- Series: Red Rising (#4) Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Genre: Grimdark SF Pages: 596 Publication Date: 2018 Verdict: 2/5   Darrow has broken the tyranny of the Golds, but the war is not yetContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Iron Gold, by Pierce Brown”

BOOK REVIEW: Takedown, by John Jackson Miller

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Post-Nemesis Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 353 Publication Date: 2015 Verdict: 4/5   Admiral Riker has gone rogue. Commandeering the USS Aventine, he launches a series of strikes against allies of the Federation. But what has prompted this shocking betrayal of duty?Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Takedown, by John Jackson Miller”

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

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: Tor Series: Dune Chronicles (#8) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 493 Publication Date: 2007 Verdict: 3/5   Under the command of Omnius, the thinking machines of old launch a devastating assault on the remaining human worlds. All that opposes them is a loose alliance ofContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Sandworms of Dune, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”