AUDIO REVIEW: Dredge Runners, by Alec Worley

Genre: SF Crime Publisher: Black Library Runtime: 61 minutes Cast: Kelly Hotton, Emma Noakes, Paul Putner, Jon Rand, David Seddon, Andrew James Spooner Release Date: 08/08/2020 Verdict: 5/5   Baggit and Clodde, two abhuman former guardsmen, now make their living as petty criminals in the great city of Varangantua. When a deal goes wrong, theyContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Dredge Runners, by Alec Worley”

BOOK REVIEW: Vagabonds, by Hao Jingfang

Translator: Ken Liu Publisher: Head of Zeus Genre: Social SF Pages: 600 Publication Date: 14/04/2020 (this translation) Rating: 5/5 Earth and Mars. Two planets with a shared history, but very different visions of the future. Returning from an exchange trip to Earth, a group of Martian students comes home. The world they left has changed,Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Vagabonds, by Hao Jingfang”

BOOK REVIEW: Foundation and Empire, by Isaac Asimov

-spoilers for the entire Foundation universe-   Publisher: Grafton Genre: Social SF Series: Foundation (#2) Pages: 240 Publication Date: 1952 Verdict: 5/5 The Foundation has stood for two hundred years. and is on course to complete Hari Seldon’s plan. But not everyone is happy with the Foundation’s expansion, and the greatest threat to its existenceContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Foundation and Empire, by Isaac Asimov”

BOOK REVIEW: Foundation, by Isaac Asimov

-spoilers for the entire Foundation universe- Publisher: Grafton Genre: Social SF Series: Foundation (#1) Pages: 234 Publication Date: 1953 Verdict: 5/5 The end of the Galactic Empire is nigh. After millennia of stability, the Galaxy is slowly declining into a new age of barbarity. One man, Hari Seldon, has aplan to preserve civilisation. This isContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Foundation, by Isaac Asimov”

BOOK REVIEW: Shadow of Victory, by David Weber

-Major spoilers abound for all previous books in the Honorverse. Click here for a full index of reviews- Publisher: Baen Series: Saganami Island (#4) Genre: Military SF Pages: 1158 Publication Date: 2016 Verdict: 2/5   War rages across the Galaxy, and no world is spared. As the Solarian league and the Star Empire of ManticoreContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Shadow of Victory, by David Weber”

TV REVIEW: Space Force, Season 1

Cast: Steve Carell, John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome, Jimmy O. Yang, Don Lake Episodes: 10 Genre: Comedy, Hard SF Broadcaster: Netflix First Aired: 29/05/2020 Verdict: 5/5 Inspired by the terrible idea of the same name, Space Force is the latest in a series of new SF-based comedies hitting our screens. Following the naturalContinue reading “TV REVIEW: Space Force, Season 1”

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”

BOOK REVIEW: Forward the Foundation, by Isaac Asimov

-spoilers for the entire Foundation universe- Publisher: Doubleday Genre: Social SF Series: Foundation Prequels (#2) Pages: 416 Publication Date: 1993 Verdict: 4/5 Hari Seldon works tirelessly on his psychohistory project. But even as governments come and go, and the Galactic Empire slowly breaks apart around him, the greatest threat may yet be time. Time, andContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Forward the Foundation, by Isaac Asimov”