SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: All The Whys Of Delilah’s Demise, by Neve Maslakovic

For the past few months, we’ve been reading six more semi-finalists from the inaugural SPSFC. Today we’ve got the penultimate full review of these six, which is of Neve Maslakovic’s All The Whys Of Delilah’s Demise. This book has an SPSFC rating of 5.00 out of 10, and is reviewed here by my co-judge Ryan.Continue reading “SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: All The Whys Of Delilah’s Demise, by Neve Maslakovic”

Every Science Fiction Series I’m Currently Reading

There are some readers who will pick up book one in a series, read it cover to cover, then pick up the next book in the series and do the same, rinsing and repeating until they’ve finished the entire series. I am not one of these readers, and quite frankly they scare me. My approachContinue reading “Every Science Fiction Series I’m Currently Reading”

BOOK REVIEW: Last And First Men, by Olaf Stapledon

A standalone novel This Masterworks edition published by Gollancz First published in 1930 An epoch-spanning social SF 304 pages What is the future of humankind? For as long as there have been minds, the future has proven the ultimate mystery. Now a mind of the far future sends a message back to the present. AContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Last And First Men, by Olaf Stapledon”

SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: Shadows of Mars, by I. O. Adler

For the past few months, we’ve been reading six more semi-finalists from the inaugural SPSFC. Today we’ve got the fourth full review of these six, which is of I. O. Adler’s Shadows of Mars. This book has an SPSFC rating of 6.50 out of 10, and is reviewed here by my co-judge Ryan. It wasContinue reading “SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: Shadows of Mars, by I. O. Adler”

TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Picard, Season 2

There are going to be some major spoilers in this review. If you don’t want to know how this season ends, you’re better off not reading just yet. I loved Season One of Picard. Looking back at it two years later, it’s easy to see the flaws. It had a bit too much going on,Continue reading “TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Picard, Season 2”

BOOK REVIEW: Assassinorum: Kingmaker, by Robert Rath

A standalone novel Focuses on the Officio Assassinorum Published by Black Library in 2022 A grimdark espionage thriller 359 pages When a distant yet crucial world threatens to secede from the Imperium, the Officio Assassinorum dispatches a group of its finest agents to replace the planet’s monarch with someone more favourable. But when you’re workingContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Assassinorum: Kingmaker, by Robert Rath”

Online Communities: More Harm Than Good?

There is one great joy that all fans of science fiction should get to experience at least once, and that is meeting someone with the same taste in genre as you. But science fiction is, no matter what the success of certain blockbuster films may have lead you to expect, quite a small niche. It’sContinue reading “Online Communities: More Harm Than Good?”

SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: The Dinosaur Four, by Geoff Jones

For the past few months, we’ve been reading six more semi-finalists from the inaugural SPSFC. Today we’ve got the third full review of these six, which is of Geoff Jones’ The Dinosaur Four. This book has an SPSFC rating of 5.50 out of 10. There are science fiction books that use their speculative elements toContinue reading “SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: The Dinosaur Four, by Geoff Jones”

HARD SF: Science Fiction For Your Inner Nerd

What Is Hard Science Fiction? You can’t have science fiction without science. It’s right there in the name, and even the loosest, goosiest approach to the genre still has some science in it. Star Wars might be full of space wizards, but it also has robots. Even the much maligned (by me) science fantasy, retainsContinue reading “HARD SF: Science Fiction For Your Inner Nerd”

SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: Resistance, by Mikhaeyla Kopievsky

For the past few months, we’ve been reading six more semi-finalists from the inaugural SPSFC. Today we’ve got the second full review of these six, which is of Mikhaeyla Kopievsky’s Resistance. This book has an SPSFC rating of 5.00 out of 10. Some genres are more popular than others. Space Opera, for example, is belovedContinue reading “SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: Resistance, by Mikhaeyla Kopievsky”