BOOK REVIEW: Broken City

Click here for all of my Warhammer 40000 reviews Publisher: Black Library Genre: SF Crime Pages: 438 Publication Date: 2021 Verdict: 4/5   Return once more to Varangantua, a city rife with crime and corruption. A city where the enforcers of the law are as dangerous as those who break it, and the tangled webContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Broken City”

BOOK REVIEW: The Apollo Murders, by Chris Hadfield

Publisher: Quercus Genre: Alternative History/Thriller Pages: 463 Publication Date: 12/10/2021 Verdict: 5/5   The year is 1973. With the Soviet union on the verge of seizing a military advantage, the United States steps up its own space programme. Apollo 18 will go to the Moon, and ensure that the Soviet endeavour falls short . .Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Apollo Murders, by Chris Hadfield”

BOOK REVIEW: Rogue Elements, by John Jackson Miller

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Pre-Picard Publisher: Gallery Genre: Space Opera Pages: 404 Publication Date: 19/08/2021 Verdict: 4/5 Leaving Starfleet under a cloud of suspicion and mistrust, Cristobal Rios sets out on his own. But the life of an interstellar traveller is not an easy one, andContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Rogue Elements, by John Jackson Miller”

BOOK REVIEW: Of Ants and Dinosaurs, by Cixin Liu

Translator: Elizabeth Hanlon Publisher: Head of Zeus Genre: Alternative History/Social SF Pages: 249 Publication Date: 2020 Verdict: 5/5   The Cretaceous Era. Two great empires coexist in peace. But while the ants and the dinosaurs have achieved great things together, the differences between them are great. Can this alliance survive, or will doubt and suspicionContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Of Ants and Dinosaurs, by Cixin Liu”

FILM REVIEW: Dune: Part One

For more Dune content, click this link I don’t go to the cinema very often. I’ve seen the recent five Star Wars releases, but before that I think it was the 2009 Star Trek reboot. All good films, and I tend not to go to the cinema unless I’m confident I’ll enjoy the film. travel, tickets,Continue reading “FILM REVIEW: Dune: Part One”

Star Trek Crew Builder: Crew Morale

Welcome to the fourth in a series of articles wherein I attempt to build the ideal crew for a ship, using characters from the many variations of Star Trek. To be a candidate, all you need is to be a series regular on one of Star Trek‘s TV incarnations, from The Original Series onwards. Space takes itsContinue reading “Star Trek Crew Builder: Crew Morale”

BOOK REVIEW: The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Harper Voyager Genre: Tomorrow Fiction/Social SF Pages: 304 Publication Date: 1950 Verdict: 4/5   Mars. Not the lifeless rock some may believe, but a world teeming with life. And as life on Earth spirals into war, it is to the red planet that eyes turn, and the rockets are aimed. But will humanity findContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury”


Click here for all of my Warhammer 40000 reviews Publisher: Black Library Genre: SF Crime Pages: 331 Publication Date: 2020 Verdict: 3/5   Welcome to Varangantua, a hive city where the criminals outweigh the innocent, and where death and danger lurk around every corner. Probators and enforcers fight for justice, but no man can holdContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW:No Good Men”

BOOK REVIEW: The War in the Air, by H. G. Wells

Publisher: Penguin Classics Genre: Military SF/Tomorrow Fiction Pages: 276 Publication Date: 1908 Verdict: 2/5   The dawn of the twentieth century sees the age of a new and dreadful weapon. No longer are fleets bound by the ocean, but may take to the skies and rain death upon soldiers and civilian alike . . .Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The War in the Air, by H. G. Wells”

BOOK REVIEW: Ringworld, by Larry Niven

Publisher: Gollancz Series: Ringworld (#1) Genre: Hard SF Pages: 288 Publication Date: 1970 Verdict: 3/5   On the day of his two hundredth birthday, Louis Wu is visited by an alien who requires his assistance. Together with one of humanity’s oldest enemies and the luckiest woman in the world, Louis sets out to discover theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Ringworld, by Larry Niven”