BOOK REVIEW: No Time Like the Past, by Greg Cox

A standalone novel A crossover between the Original Series and Voyager Published by Pocket Books in 2014 Time Travel 386 pages ⭐⭐⭐⭐ While negotiating peace on a planet plagued by Orion piracy, James T. Kirk and his crew meet a mysterious stranger. Her name is Seven, and she has been cast back in time fromContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: No Time Like the Past, by Greg Cox”

SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: Welcome to Phase 2

Welcome one and all to Phase 2 of the inaugural SPSFX aka The Semifinals. There are still thirty books in the running, and we’re going to whittle that down to just seven finalists. To that end, each team of judges has been allocated six morebooks to read and review. This means that each semifinalist willContinue reading “SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: Welcome to Phase 2”

BOOK REVIEW: The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov

A collection of 28 short stories, each with an author’s introduction Published by Grafton in 1987 All manner of subgenres 320 pages ⭐⭐⭐⭐ I have read a lot of Isaac Asimov. In fact, I have a whole bookcase dedicated to him. He is one of those rare writers who managed a long career of bothContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov”

BOOK REVIEW: Divination, by John French

Book Three of The Horusian Wars A collection of 12 short stories Focuses on the Inquisition Published by Black Library in 2019 Grimdark SF 340 pages ⭐⭐ Inquisitor Covenant defends the Imperium from threats within the Inquisition itself, but he does not do so alone. Here are the stories of his most loyal followers, fromContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Divination, by John French”

BOOK REVIEW: Sinopticon, edited by Xueting Christine Ni

Translated by Xueting Christine Ni A collection of 13 short stories translated from Chinese into English Published by Solaris in 2021 Features a variety of science fiction subgenres 427 pages ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Like a lot of anglophone science fiction readers, I was first introduced to Chinese SF by Cixin Liu (via the work of translators KenContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Sinopticon, edited by Xueting Christine Ni”

BOOK REVIEW: Jupiter Laughs, by Edmund Cooper

A collection of 15 short stories, with an introduction by the author Published by Coronet in 1971 Social SF 220 pages ⭐⭐⭐ Though I’m not the biggest fan of anthologies, a single-author collection can be a great way to scout out an author’s style, in both writing and themes. Even if I know absolutely nothingContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Jupiter Laughs, by Edmund Cooper”

What Should I Write About?

It’s a question that comes to me at least once a week. Not from any outside source, but from inside my own head. You see, this is a blog where I write about science fiction. Unless you’re totally new here (in which case, welcome) you probably knew that already. But science fiction covers a wholeContinue reading “What Should I Write About?”

BOOK REVIEW: Servants of the Wankh, by Jack Vance

Book Two of the Planet of Adventure series Published by Mayflower in 1976 A classic Science Fantasy 159 pages ⭐⭐ Adam Reith is stranded far from home, without a spaceship to carry him home to Earth. Gathering a ragtag group of travelling companions, Reith sets across the hostile world he finds himself in, but onContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Servants of the Wankh, by Jack Vance”

SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: Destroyer, by Brian G Turner

As announced on Sunday, At Boundary’s Edge has chosen our three semi-finalists for the SPSFC. Today we’ve got our second full review of the contest, which is of Brian G. Turner’s Destroyer. With an SPSFC rating of 7.17 out of 10, this was my personal favourite of the books I’ve read so far in theContinue reading “SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: Destroyer, by Brian G Turner”

BOOK REVIEW: The Time Ships, by Stephen Baxter

A sequel to The Time Machine Authorised by the H.G. Wells Estate Published by Harper Voyager in 1995 A Time Travel novel 499 pages ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Time Traveller has returned to his own time, but yearns to visit the future of his beloved Weena once more. But his second journey to futurity reveals that theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Time Ships, by Stephen Baxter”