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

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: Tor Series: Dune Chronicles (#8) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 493 Publication Date: 2007 Verdict: 3/5   Under the command of Omnius, the thinking machines of old launch a devastating assault on the remaining human worlds. All that opposes them is a loose alliance ofContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Sandworms of Dune, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”

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

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Series: Dune Chronicles (#7) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 520 Publication Date: 2006 Verdict: 3/5   Fleeing from the Honored Matres in a no-ship, Duncan Idaho leads a group of refugees into the unknown depths of space. But an unknown andContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Hunters of Dune, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”

SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: The Third 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 Third Cuts”

BOOK REVIEW: Peaceable Kingdoms, by Dayton Ward

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Post-Nemesis Series: The Fall (#5) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 372 Publication Date: 2014 Verdict: 4/5   President pro tem Ishan Anjar threatens to take the Federation into the darkest point of its history. But is the President all heContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Peaceable Kingdoms, by Dayton Ward”

BOOK REVIEW: The Poisoned Chalice, by James Swallow

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Post-Nemesis Series: The Fall (#4) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 372 Publication Date: 2013 Verdict: 4/5   Recalled to Earth amid the political fallout of President Bacco’s assassination, William Riker finds himself promoted to Admiral, and immediately plunged into aContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Poisoned Chalice, by James Swallow”

BOOK REVIEW: A Ceremony of Losses, by David Mack

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Post-Nemesis Series: The Fall (#3) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 334 Publication Date: 2013 Verdict: 5/5 Crisis after crisis have taken their toll on the Federation, and for one man it is finally too much. Determined to solve the AndorianContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: A Ceremony of Losses, by David Mack”

BOOK REVIEW: The Crimson Shadow, by Una McCormack

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Post-Nemesis Series: The Fall (#2) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 331 Publication Date: 2013 Verdict: 4/5 The Federation has been thrown into chaos by the assassination of President Nan Bacco. Yet on the streets of Cardassia, there are more pressingContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Crimson Shadow, by Una McCormack”

BOOK REVIEW: Revelation and Dust, by David R. George III

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Post-Nemesis Series: The Fall (#1) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 384 Publication Date: 2013 Verdict: 2/5 The Federation and the Typhon Pact have settled into an uneasy peace. As a signal of trust, delegates from both powers have been invitedContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Revelation and Dust, by David R. George III”

BOOK REVIEW: The Lesser Devil and Other Stories, by Christopher Ruocchio

Publisher: Planet 9 Press Genre: Space Opera Pages: 459 Publication Date: 21/09/2021 Verdict: 5/5   Everyone knows the tale of Hadrian Marlow. But what of his brother Crispin, left to continue the family name on Delos? And what of the other men and women who populate the Sollan Empire? Here at last are their storiesContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Lesser Devil and Other Stories, by Christopher Ruocchio”

Ethics of Trek: Should Janeway Have Saved Tuvix?

The Episode: ‘Tuvix’ – Voyager, Season 2, Episode 24 The Dilemma: The USS Voyager is stranded in a remote region of space.  During a freak transporter accident, the ship’s tactical officer (Lieutenant Commander Tuvok) and their local guide (Neelix) are converted into a single being. Calling himself Tuvix, this being shares the memories of both NeelixContinue reading “Ethics of Trek: Should Janeway Have Saved Tuvix?”