TV REVIEW: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Cast: Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, Felix Sila, Mel Blanc, Tim O'Connor, Thom Christopher, Jay Garner, Wilfrid Hyde-White Seasons: 2 Episodes: 32 Genre: Time Travel, Space Opera Broadcaster: NBC First Aired: 1979-1981 Verdict: 3/5 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century is the epitome of cheese. It's a glorious, nonsensical world of ham acting, scantily clad women, … Continue reading TV REVIEW: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

BOOK REVIEW: Prelude to Foundation, by Isaac Asimov

-spoilers for the entire Foundation universe- Publisher: Guild Publishing Genre: Social SF Series: Foundation Prequels (#1) Pages: 461 Publication Date: 1988 Verdict: 5/5 Hari Seldon has come to Trantor to present his latest paper: a mathematical treatise on his bold new theory of psychohistory. But while Seldon sees his paper as little more than a … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Prelude to Foundation, by Isaac Asimov

TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Picard, Season 1

-minor spoilers- Starring: Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Isa Briones, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, Harry Treadaway, Evan Evagora, Peyton List, Jeri Ryan, Brent Spiner Episodes: 10 Genre: Social SF, Space Opera Broadcaster: Amazon Prime (UK) First Aired: 23/01/2020 Verdict: 5/5 Star Trek: Picard set itself an almost impossible task right from the start. Take one of … Continue reading TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Picard, Season 1

BOOK REVIEW: Robots and Empire, by Isaac Asimov

-Spoilers for the entire Foundation universe- Publisher: Del Rey Genre: Social SF/Space Opera Series: Robot (4) Pages: 468 Publication Date: 1985 Rating: 4/5 Two centuries after the life of Elijah Baley, his robotic partner Daneel Olivaw watches as the human race once again comes to the brink of war. The stagnant Spacer worlds and the Settler … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Robots and Empire, by Isaac Asimov

BOOK REVIEW: The Robots of Dawn, by Isaac Asimov

-Spoilers for the entire Foundation universe- Publisher: Granada Genre: Crime Series: Robot (3) Pages: 477 Publication Date: 1984 Rating: 5/5   Once more, Earthman Elijah Baley finds himself sent into space to deal with a crime that could have far-reaching consequences. But on the Spacer world of Aurora, not everything is as it seems. And can … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Robots of Dawn, by Isaac Asimov

BOOK REVIEW: The Naked Sun, by Isaac Asimov

-Spoilers for the entire Foundation universe- Publisher: Panther Genre: Crime Series: Robot (2) Pages: 188 Publication Date: 1958 Rating: 5/5   Elijah Baley is back at it again. Reunited with R. Daneel Olivaw, he is tasked by the Earth government with solving a most unusual murder. But his investigation will take him far from home, to … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Naked Sun, by Isaac Asimov

BOOK REVIEW: The Caves of Steel, by Isaac Asimov

-Spoilers for the entire Foundation universe- Publisher: Harper Voyager Genre: Crime Series: Robot (1) Pages: 206 Publication Date: 1950 Rating: 5/5 Elijah Baley is just another policeman in the sprawling supercity of New York. But when a visitor from the Spacer colonies is murdered, he finds himself thrust into the spotlight. As he uncovers a deadly … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Caves of Steel, by Isaac Asimov

BOOK REVIEW: The Positronic Man, by Isaac Asimov & Robert Silverberg

-Spoilers for the Foundation universe. A full index of novels can be found here- Publisher: Gollancz Genre: Tomorrow Fiction/Social SF Pages: 223 Publication Date: 1992 Rating: 5/5 Meet NDR-113: an ordinary household robot just like any other. Meet Andrew: the robot who would wish to be human. Join him on his two-century journey to change not … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Positronic Man, by Isaac Asimov & Robert Silverberg

BOOK REVIEW: I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov

-Spoilers for the Foundation universe. A full index of novels can be found here- Publisher: Grafton Genre: Tomorrow Fiction Pages: 206 Publication Date: 1950 Rating: 4/5 Robots are everywhere. In our homes, in our workplaces, on Mercury and Venus and all the space stations humanity has built. One woman was there from the start. Now at … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov