Science Fiction Books I’d Like To Reread

I’m not much of a rereader. When it comes to books, there are already far more than I can keep up with. More than anyone could hope to read in a lifetime. I’ma  fairly quick reader, and it’s been several years since I didn’t have a stack of books waiting to be read for theContinue reading “Science Fiction Books I’d Like To Reread”

SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: The Second Cuts

Welcome back to the SPSFC! As we read through our thirty allotted books in search of three to send through to the next round, we sadly must bid farewell to the majority. At this stage in the competition, we are making initial judgements based on the first 20% of each book. It is entirely possibleContinue reading “SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: The Second Cuts”

BOOK REVIEW: Citadel, by Marko Kloos

-Hold up, this is a sequel! Find my reviews of Book 1: Aftershocks and Book 2: Ballistic, by clicking on the links.- Series: The Palladium Wars (#3) Publisher: 47North Genre: Space Opera/Military SF Pages: 320 Publication Date: 10/08/2021 Verdict: 5/5   In the wake of the nuclear attack on Rhodian soil, the Alliance clamps downContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Citadel, by Marko Kloos”

BOOK REVIEW: Brinkmanship, by Una McCormack

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Post-Nemesis Series: Typhon Pact (#7) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 334 Publication Date: 2012 Verdict: 4/5   The independent territory of the Venette Convention becomes the latest flash-point in the cold war between the Federation and the Typhon Pact. YetContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Brinkmanship, by Una McCormack”

BOOK REVIEW: Chapter House Dune, by Frank Herbert

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: Guild Publishing Series: Dune Chronicles (#6) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 374 Publication Date: 1986 Verdict: 3/5   The Honored Martres have taken control of humanity, and the ancient order of the Bene Gesserit are forced into hiding. The choice before them is simple: FightContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Chapter House Dune, by Frank Herbert”

Faith of the Heart: Celebrating Twenty Years of Star Trek: Enterprise

On September 26th 2001, Star Trek went where it had never been before. To a prequel, chronicling the voyages of the first starship Enterprise in the middle of the twenty-second century. A hundred years before Kirk, and two hundred before the trio of shows that had just finished their epic fourteen year journey. The show ranContinue reading “Faith of the Heart: Celebrating Twenty Years of Star Trek: Enterprise”

BOOK REVIEW: Raise the Dawn, by David R. George III

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Post-Nemesis Series: Typhon Pact (#6) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 394 Publication Date: 2012 Verdict: 3/5   Deep Space Nine is no more. Destroyed by agents of the Typhon Pact, the venerable station’s final legacy may be nothing less thanContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Raise the Dawn, by David R. George III”

BOOK REVIEW: Plagues of Night, by David R. George III

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Post-Nemesis Series: Typhon Pact (#5) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 385 Publication Date: 2012 Verdict: 3/5   Deep Space Nine has weathered many troubles, not least the Dominion War, but now it once again becomes a flashpoint of galactic politics.Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Plagues of Night, by David R. George III”

BOOK REVIEW: Night Lords: The Omnibus, by Aaron Dembski-Bowden

–click here for a full list of all my Warhammer 40,000 content– Publisher: Black Library Series: Night Lords(#1-3) Genre: Grimdark SF Pages: 942 Publication Date: 2020 Verdict: 3/5 The Night Lords, once under the leadership of Konrad Curze but now turned to the path of Chaos, roam the dark places of the Galaxy. Plagued byContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Night Lords: The Omnibus, by Aaron Dembski-Bowden”

WRITING UPDATE: The Start of Something Good

At 80,047 words, An Empire For Yesterday is complete, and I have another draft novel under my belt. As has become tradition, I’ve sat on it for a few days to reflect on what I learned from writing it. I’m to going to break the novel down into its base elements, and have a lookContinue reading “WRITING UPDATE: The Start of Something Good”