WRITING UPDATE: Back To The Grind

On Sunday, I wrote 3000 words. More than I’d written in the previous four months. Oh, I’d written a few thousand here and there, but nothing that still looked acceptable the next day. Certainly nothing I’d count as progress in any meaningful way.  But then work quietened down a little (here on the farm, lambingContinue reading “WRITING UPDATE: Back To The Grind”

BOOK REVIEW: Navigators of Dune, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: Tor Series: Schools of Dune (#3) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 412 Publication Date: 2016 Verdict: 5/5 Butlerian fanatic Manford Torondo and ruthless businessman Josef Venport have thrown the Imperium into all-out war. In the middle of the conflict stands Emperor Roderick Corrino, aContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Navigators of Dune, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”

BOOK REVIEW: Shockwave, by Paul Ruditis

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– (Based on the screenplay by Rick Berman & Brannon Braga) Era: Enterprise, Season 1/2 Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 305 Publication Date: 2003 Verdict: 4/5 Enterprise has been blamed for the destruction of a mining colony, and now the future ofContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Shockwave, by Paul Ruditis”

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: Koko Uncaged, by Keiran Shea

–click here for my review of book one, Koko Takes A Holiday– Series: Koko (#3) Publisher: Titan Genre: Cyberpunk Pages: 351 Publication Date: 2018 Verdict: 1/5   Koko Martstellar is back, this time on a ship bound for space. Having lost everything, Koko throws herself into an all-or-nothing battle against the odds. With the universeContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Koko Uncaged, by Keiran Shea”

BOOK REVIEW: A Desolation Called Peace, by Arkady Martine

–Major spoilers for A Memory Called Empire– Publisher: Tor Series: Teixcalaan (#2) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 480 Publication Date: 04/03/2021 Verdict: 5/5 Teixcalaan expands outwards, consuming all in its path. Except Lsel Station, which has negotiated a fragile peace in the face of a greater threat. A fleet is approaching human space. Unidentified, unknowable, andContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: A Desolation Called Peace, by Arkady Martine”

THE WISHLIST: Heavy Hitters of Science Fiction

I consider myself pretty well-read when it comes to science fiction. Look at my shelves and you’ll see a lot of the big names. Asimov, Herbert, Scalzi, Weber. There’s tie-in novels for Star Trek, Star Wars, and more. Then there’s books no one else seems to have heard of. Michael Mammay, Christopher Ruocchio, H. BeamContinue reading “THE WISHLIST: Heavy Hitters of Science Fiction”

BOOK REVIEW: What Price Honor? by Dave Stern

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Enterprise, Season 1 Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera/Military SF Pages: 298 Publication Date: 2003 Verdict: 4/5 A member of the Enterprise crew is dead, having seemingly turned traitor. But is there more to the story of Alana Hart? And how does itContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: What Price Honor? by Dave Stern”

BOOK REVIEW: By the Book, by Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine Kathryn Rusch

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Enterprise, Season 1 Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Social SF Pages: 252 Publication Date: 2003 Verdict: 4/5 First contact is the reason Jonathan Archer travels, but what do you do when communication with aliens is impossible? And when there are two aliens onContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: By the Book, by Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine Kathryn Rusch”

BOOK REVIEW: Broken Bow, by Diane Carey

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– (Based on the screenplay by Rick Berman & Brannon Braga) Era: Enterprise, Season 1 Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 282 Publication Date: 2003 Verdict: 3/5 Enterprise. The NX-01 will be Earth’s first warp five starship. But before the ship can beContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Broken Bow, by Diane Carey”