AUDIO REVIEW: Kevin + Abi and the Secret of the Golden Pendant, by Paul Shapera

Genre: Crime, Time Travel Runtime: 1hr 15mins Release Date: 23/02/2021 Cast: Paul Shapera, Kerttu Aarnipuu, Oliver Marsh, Kiera-Marie Somers, Lauren Osborn, Hayley Warner, Verdict: 5/5 The third volume in Paul Shapera’s trilogy of intricate and long-titled ‘secret’ New Albion albums has been out for less than two months, but it’s already my favourite of the set.Continue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Kevin + Abi and the Secret of the Golden Pendant, by Paul Shapera”

BOOK REVIEW: Armageddon Saint, by Gav Thorpe

–click here for a full list of all my Warhammer 40,000 content– Publisher: Black Library Series: Last Chancers (#4) Genre: Military SF Pages: 319 Publication Date: 2020 Verdict: 3/5   Lieutenant Kage of the 13th Legion is dead, having thrown himself into the flames in pursuit of the enemy. But from the ashes rises theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Armageddon Saint, by Gav Thorpe”

BOOK REVIEW: The Complete Rafen Omnibus, by James Swallow

–click here for a full list of all my Warhammer 40,000 content– Publisher: Black Library Series: Rafen (#1-4) Genre: Grimdark SF Pages: 828 Publication Date: 2019 Verdict: 3/5 The Blood Angels are among the more famous chapters of Warhammer 40,000’s Space Marines. Maybe not quite as famous as the Ultramarines, but if you’ve ever walkedContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Complete Rafen Omnibus, by James Swallow”

BOOK REVIEW: Penitent, by Dan Abnett

–click here for a full list of all my Warhammer 40,000 content– Publisher: Black Library Series: Bequin (#2) Genre: Grimdark SF Pages: 346 Publication Date: 04/03/2021 Verdict: 5/5 Beta Bequin continues her investigation of the ancient city Queen Mab. Torn between the warring Inquisitors Gregor Eisenhorn and Gideon Ravenor, Bequin finds herself questioning everything. ButContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Penitent, by Dan Abnett”

BOOK REVIEW: Sagas of the Space Wolves

–click here for a full list of all my Warhammer 40,000 content–   Publisher: Black Library Genre: Space Opera Pages: 933 Publication Date: 2020 Verdict: 3/5 This omnibus contains the novels Ragnar Blackmane, Legacy of Russ, Curse of the Wulfen, The Hunt for Logan Grimnar, and multiple novellas and short stories. Black Library’s paperback omnibuses areContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Sagas of the Space Wolves”

AUDIO REVIEW: Nash Harding and the Secret of the Twisted Tower, by Paul Shapera

Genre: Science Fantasy/Hippiepunk Runtime: 1hr 37mins Cast: Paul Shapera, Kerttu Aarnipuu, Hayley Warner, Jessica Singer, Jessica Law, Lauren Osborn, Marjolein Nijsten Verdict: 4/5   A thematic successor to Katy Shaw and the Search for the Stolen Secret, Nash Harding and the Secret of the Twisted Tower takes place in the halcyon days of New Albion,Continue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Nash Harding and the Secret of the Twisted Tower, by Paul Shapera”

BURN BRYTE: A Quick Look at Roll20’s First RPG System

I’ve been using Roll20 to run my RPGs for the past two and a half years, racking up around a thousand hours of actual game time. That’s about a fifty-fifty split between my homebrew SF systems and Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition. It’s a great tool for GMs who can’t meet up with their playersContinue reading “BURN BRYTE: A Quick Look at Roll20’s First RPG System”

AUDIO REVIEW: Dooku: Jedi Lost, by Cavan Scott

-This review contains some spoilers. Proceed with caution- Genre: Space Opera/Science Fantasy Publisher: Penguin Runtime: 6hrs 21m Release Date: 30/04/2019 Cast: Orlagh Cassidy,  Euan Morton, Pete Bradbury, Jonathan Davies, Neil Hellegers, Sean Kenin, January LaVoy, Saskia Maarleveld, Carol Monda, Robert Petkoff, Rebecca Soler, Marc Thompson Verdict: 4/5 Dooku. Once a Jedi Master, now Count ofContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Dooku: Jedi Lost, by Cavan Scott”

AUDIO REVIEW: Saga of the Beast, by David Annandale

Series: Saga of the Beast (#1-4) Genre: Science Fantasy Publisher: Black Library Runtime: 4hrs 23mins Release Date: 28/03/2020 Cast: Tom Alexander, Charles Armstrong, Gareth Armstrong, Ian Brooker, Steve Conlin, Andrew Fettes, Jonathan Keeble, Colleen Prendergast, Jon Rand, Richard Reed Verdict: 4/5 Ragnar Blackmane, the youngest of the Space Wolf jarls, has earned a great victoryContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Saga of the Beast, by David Annandale”

AUDIO REVIEW: Space Ninjas From Hell, by Victorius

Label: Napalm Records Genre: Speed Metal/Science Fantasy Tracks: 12 Runtime: 45 minutes Release Date: 17/01/2020 Verdict: 4/5 I don’t like anime. In fact, I hate it. The jarring visual style, the over the top storytelling, the incomprehensible plotlines, the absolute black hole of a fandom. Yes, these are all ungenerous generalisations, but everything I’ve encounteredContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Space Ninjas From Hell, by Victorius”