BOOK REVIEW: Stolen Earth, by J. T. Nicholas

A standalone novel Published by Titan Books First published in 2021 A post-apocalyptic space opera SF 397 pages Old Earth has been destroyed. The ruins ruled over by unfettered Artificial Intelligences. Only an array of satellites prevents these deadly machines escaping into the Solar System. But while nothing comes out, one ship is about toContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Stolen Earth, by J. T. Nicholas”

BOOK REVIEW: Lesser Evil, by Timothy Zahn

Book Three of the Thrawn Ascendancy trilogy Published by Del Rey in 2021 A Space Opera novel 548 pages The Chiss Ascendancy teeters on the brink of civil war. The enigmatic Jixtus prepares to lead an invasion of zealots intent on ‘enlightening’ the Chiss. In their path stands one officer: Thrawn. The odds are againstContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Lesser Evil, by Timothy Zahn”

BOOK REVIEW: Greater Good, by Timothy Zahn

Click here for more Star Wars content Book Two of the Thrawn Ascendancy trilogy Published by Del Rey in 2021 A Space Opera novel 410 pages General Yiv has been defeated, and the immediate danger to the Chiss Ascendancy is over. But in the shadows, a new evil is at work. Because the mysterious JixtusContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Greater Good, by Timothy Zahn”

BOOK REVIEW: Chaos Rising, by Timothy Zahn

Click here for more Star Wars content Book One of the Thrawn Ascendancy trilogy Published by Del Rey in 2020 A Space Opera novel 383 pages For generations, the Chiss Ascendancy has been an island of calm in a chaotic region of space. But now an enemy has set their eyes on the Ascendancy. RisingContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Chaos Rising, by Timothy Zahn”

AUDIO REVIEW: The Terra Nostra

A Big Finish production Full cast, including Michael Keating, Sally Knyvette, Abigail Hinton, and Karl Howman Written by James Kettle, Peter Anghelides, and Robert Valentine Approximately 3 hours Released in December 2021 In a Federation rife with corruption, there are few groups as insidious as the Terra Nostra. Weapons, drugs, lives. There is nothing inContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: The Terra Nostra”

AUDIO REVIEW: The Clone Masters

A Big Finish production Full cast, including Jan Chappell, Sally Knyvette, Stephen Grief, and Brian Croucher Written by Tim Foley Approximately 3 hours Released in December 2021 In all the galaxy, there are few groups as enigmatic as the Clone Masters. When these mysterious genetic engineers need to elect a new leader, it comes toContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: The Clone Masters”

BOOK REVIEW: The Bridge, by Janine Ellen Young

A standalone novel Published by Simon & Schuster First published in 2000 An apocalyptic social SF 348 pages A deadly plague ravages the Earth, killing eighty-five percent of the population. And perhaps they are the lucky ones. For those who survive the disease suffer visions of alien origin, and are overcome by a strange compulsion,Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Bridge, by Janine Ellen Young”

AUDIO REVIEW: Bayban the Butcher

A Big Finish production Full cast, including Michael Keating, Sally Knyvette, Stephen Grief, and Colin Baker Approximately 3 hours Released in December 2021 Bayban the Butcher. Bayban the Berserker. Bayban the Bad. His is a name that will long live in infamy. For not all who resist the Federation fight for freedom, and Bayban willContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Bayban the Butcher”

BOOK REVIEW: The Farian War Trilogy, by K.B. Wagers

A sequel to to the Indranan War Trilogy Action-packed, character-driven space opera Released 2018-2019-2021 Published by Orbit A total of 1248 pages Hail Bristol has overcome adversity and now sits on the Indranan throne. But while the war with the neighbouring human nations is at an end, a greater threat now emerges from alien stars.Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Farian War Trilogy, by K.B. Wagers”

BOOK REVIEW: The Deacon of Wounds, by David Annandale

A standalone novel in the Warhammer Horror range Focuses on the Imperial clergy Published by Black Library in 2021 A slow, psychological horror 203 pages Theotokos is a world on the brink of death. First comes the drought that wipes out all cities but one. Then comes the deadly sickness known as the Grey Tears.Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Deacon of Wounds, by David Annandale”