BOOK REVIEW: Orion’s Hounds, by Christopher L. Bennett

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Post-Nemesis Series: Titan (#3) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 379 Publication Date: 2006 Verdict: 3/5   Titan‘s journey takes it into the breeding grounds of the star-jellies first encountered at Farpoint Station. But where there are animals, there are hunters,Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Orion’s Hounds, by Christopher L. Bennett”

BOOK REVIEW: Shards of Earth, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Series: The Final Architecture (#1) Publisher: Tor Genre: Space Opera Pages: 533 Publication Date: 27/05/2021 Verdict: 5/5 The Architects destroyed Earth, and nearly eradicated the human race. Idris helped end that war. A generation has passed since then, and now Idris is being sought by powers that want to use him as a weapon. There areContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Shards of Earth, by Adrian Tchaikovsky”

BOOK REVIEW: Taking Wing, by Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Post-Nemesis Series: Titan (#1) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 359 Publication Date: 2005 Verdict: 5/5   William Riker is captain of the USS Titan, the first in a new class of exploration vessels. But Titan’s maiden voyage is not one of discovery,Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Taking Wing, by Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels”

BOOK REVIEW: Dune Messiah, by Frank Herbert

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Series: Dune Chronicles (#2) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 293 Publication Date: 1971 Verdict: 4/5   Paul Atreides is Emperor of the known universe. But total victory has come at a terrible price. Billions are dead, worlds are in ruins, andContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Dune Messiah, by Frank Herbert”

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

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Series: Heroes of Dune (#1) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 648 Publication Date: 2008 Verdict: 5/5   Paul Atreides is Emperor of the Known universe, but even he cannot fight the expectations of Muad’Dib. A man of honour and principle, PaulContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Paul of Dune, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”

BOOK REVIEW: Storming Heaven, by David Mack

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: The Original Series, Season 3 Series: Vanguard (#8) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 346 Publication Date: 2012 Verdict: 4/5   The end is nigh. Operation Vanguard is on the brink of success in its efforts to stop the Shedai andContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Storming Heaven, by David Mack”

BOOK REVIEW: Star Trek Vanguard: Declassified

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Contributors: Kevin Dilmore, David Mack, Marco Plamieri, Dayton Ward Era: The Original Series Series: Vanguard (#6) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 384 Publication Date: 2011 Verdict: 3/5   Starbase Vanguard and the Taurus Reach have earned a reputation for tragedy andContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Star Trek Vanguard: Declassified”

BOOK REVIEW: Precipice, by David Mack

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: The Original Series Series: Vanguard (#5) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 331 Publication Date: 2009 Verdict: 5/5   The Organians have forced a ceasefire on the Federation and Klingons, but true peace is a way off. Both sides use thisContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Precipice, by David Mack”

BOOK REVIEW: Dune, by Frank Herbert

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Series: Dune Chronicles (#1) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 529 Publication Date: 1966 Verdict: 3/5 Arrakis. Dune. Desert Planet. Only on this one world is the spice melange located, and he who controls the spice controls the universe. The Atreides familyContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Dune, by Frank Herbert”

BOOK REVIEW: Open Secrets, by Dayton Ward

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: The Original Series Series: Vanguard (#4) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 426 Publication Date: 2009 Verdict: 5/5   Diego Reyes is no longer in command of Starbase 47. Facing a misconduct trial after leaking classified information to the media, heContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Open Secrets, by Dayton Ward”