SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: Semi-Finalist Gut Reactions 1-3

These are my personal initial impressions of the books allocated to the At Boundary’s Edge team during Phase 2 of the inaugural SPSFC. Ratings are subject to change as I take a closer look at each book. Full length reviews of each book will be posted once the whole team has had a chance toContinue reading “SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: Semi-Finalist Gut Reactions 1-3”

AUDIO REVIEW: Blake’s 7: Avalon, Volumes 1&2

Takes place during Series A Full cast, including Olivia Poulet, Sally Knyvette, Stephen Grief, and Colin Baker Approximately 3 hours each Volume 1 released May 2021 Volume 2 released June 2021 On Earth, revolutionary leader Roj Blake is about to be put on trial. But the resistance against the Federation is far larger than anyContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Blake’s 7: Avalon, Volumes 1&2”

BOOK REVIEW: Oblivion’s Gate, by David Mack

Book Three of the Coda trilogy Part of the Litverse Published by Gallery Press in 2021 An apocalyptic Space Opera 422 pages It’s the end of everything. As the Devidians devour all of creation, the survivors of Starfleet prepare for one last stand. But when even victory means the end of their universe, will thisContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Oblivion’s Gate, by David Mack”

BOOK REVIEW: The Ashes of Tomorrow, by James Swallow

Book Two of the Coda trilogy Part of the Litverse Published by Gallery Press in 2021 An apocalyptic Space Opera 342 pages The end of the universe is nigh, but no one is willing to do what is necessary. No one, except Jean-Luc Picard. Calling in every favour and every friend and ally he has,Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Ashes of Tomorrow, by James Swallow”

BOOK REVIEW: Moments Asunder, by Dayton Ward

Book One of the Coda trilogy Part of the Litverse Published by Gallery Press in 2021 An apocalyptic Space Opera 339 pages Wesley Crusher returns to the Enterprise with a dire warning: Time itself is in danger. An unknown force is striking temporal hotspots across the Federation and beyond. The sheer scale of this threatContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Moments Asunder, by Dayton Ward”

AUDIO REVIEWS: Blake’s 7: Liberator Chronicles & Classic Adventures

Take place between Series 1&3 Full cast, including Gareth Thomas, Paul Darrow, Michael Keating, Sally Knyvette, Jan Chappell, Jacqueline Pearce, Stephen Grief, and Steven Pacey Approximately one hour in length A ragtag band of criminals hopping around space causing problems for a corrupt government, outrunning vicious military patrols with the help of a sarcastic andContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEWS: Blake’s 7: Liberator Chronicles & Classic Adventures”

BOOK REVIEW: Embedded, by Dan Abnett

A standalone novel Published by Angry Robot in 2011 Military SF 363 pages Lex Falk is a journalist on a mission. To uncover the truth of the escalating conflict on the colony Eighty-Six. The higher-ups claim it is a local matter, but Falk knows it goes deeper than that. Just how deep will shock everyoneContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Embedded, by Dan Abnett”

AUDIO REVIEW: Star Trek: Picard: No Man’s Land

Takes place between Seasons 1&2 Full cast, including Michelle Hurd and Jeri Ryan 1 hour 39 minutes Released 22/02/2022 Raffi Musiker. Seven of Nine. Both women have messy histories when it comes to Starfleet, but both are determined to uphold the principles once embodied by that organisation. And as chaos spreads in the ruins ofContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Star Trek: Picard: No Man’s Land”

BOOK REVIEW: The Kaiju Preservation Society, by John Scalzi

A standalone novel Published by Tor in March 2022 A monster-filled alternate history 268 pages Jamie Gray is out of a job, and the Coronavirus pandemic is only making life more difficult. So when a chance encounter with an old friend leads to a job interview, Jamie grabs the opportunity with both hands. But theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Kaiju Preservation Society, by John Scalzi”

TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 4

Four seasons in, Discovery has finally settled on the show it wants to be. After the production chaos of the first two seasons (there are twenty-three producers credited with the show at this point) and the soft reboot of the third, the fourth season finally stands confidently on its own two feet. It acknowledges thatContinue reading “TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 4”