AUDIO REVIEW: Hearts of Darkness, by David Llewellyn & Lisa McMullin

Series: The War Master (#5) Genre: Space Opera Publisher: Big Finish Runtime: 4hrs 31m Release Date: 31/10/2020 Cast: Derek Jacobi, Paul McGann, Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo, Colin McFarlane, et al. Verdict: 5/5   The Master and the Doctor. Two of the Time Lord's most infamous sons, and two of history's greatest rivals. At the height of … Continue reading AUDIO REVIEW: Hearts of Darkness, by David Llewellyn & Lisa McMullin

BOOK REVIEW: Tower of Babel, by Christopher L. Bennett

-Click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews- Era: Enterprise Series: Rise of the Federation (#2) Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Space Opera Pages: 348 Publication Date: 2014 Verdict: 4/5 The Rigel system is as diverse as the Federation, and as troubled. Hoping to gain new allies, Jonathan Archer leads the … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Tower of Babel, by Christopher L. Bennett

BOOK REVIEW: To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, by Christopher Paolini

Publisher: Tor Genre: Hard SF/Space Opera Pages: 825 Publication Date: 15/09/2020 Verdict: 3/5 As humanity expands into the universe, it finds evidence that it is not alone. Nor is it the first species to come this far. First contact leads to a galactic war, and one woman finds herself caught in the middle of events … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, by Christopher Paolini

BOOK REVIEW: The Duke of Caladan, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

-minor spoilers for other books in the Dune saga. Proceed with caution- Publisher: WordFire Press Series: The Caladan Trilogy (#1) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 425 Publication Date: 13/10/2020 Verdict: 5/5 A year before he and his family make their fateful trip to Arrakis, Duke Leto Atreides finds himself embraoiled in a conspiracy that could topple … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Duke of Caladan, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

BOOK REVIEW: To Brave the Storm, by Michael A. Martin

-Click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews- Era: Enterprise Series: The Romulan War (#2) Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Space Opera Pages: 334 Publication Date: 2011 Verdict: 4/5 Earth and Romulus are at war, and the Coalition of Planets has been shattered. As Captain Archer fights one losing battle after … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: To Brave the Storm, by Michael A. Martin

BOOK REVIEW: Beneath the Raptor’s Wing, by Michael A. Martin

-Click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews- Era: Enterprise Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Space Opera Pages: 566 Publication Date: 2009 Verdict: 4/5 The Romulan Star Empire has declared open war against the Coalition of Planets. Built on shaky foundations, this young alliance of worlds has little hope of standing … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Beneath the Raptor’s Wing, by Michael A. Martin

BOOK REVIEW: The Never-Ending Sacrifice, by Una McCormack

-Click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews- Era: Deep Space Nine Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Space Opera Pages: 352 Publication Date: 2009 Verdict: 4/5 Born a Cardassian but raised as a Bajoran, Rugal has been ripped from his family by the misguided actions of Benjamin Sisko. Sent to a … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Never-Ending Sacrifice, by Una McCormack

BOOK REVIEW: Demon In White, by Christopher Ruocchio

-Spoilers for Empire of Silence and Howling Dark- Publisher: Gollancz Series: The Sun Eater (#3) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 746 Publication Date: 30/07/2020 Verdict: 5/5 Hadrian Marlowe has risen far in the ranks of the Sollan Empire, spearheading the war against the Cielcin. Yet not all threats are as obvious as the alien aggressors. In … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Demon In White, by Christopher Ruocchio

BOOK REVIEW: Kobayashi Maru, by Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels

-Click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews- Era: Enterprise Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Space Opera Pages: 475 Publication Date: 2008 Verdict: 5/5 The Romulan Star Empire wages a secret war against the nascent Coalition of Planets. Haunted by piracy and split by hidden agendas, the Coalition may be over … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Kobayashi Maru, by Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels

BOOK REVIEW: Hold Up The Sky, by Cixin Liu

Translators: John Chu, Adam Lanphier, Joel Martinsen, Carmen Yiling Yan, Publisher: Head of Zeus Genre: Social SF Pages: 334 Publication Date: 01/10/2020 (this translation) Rating: 4/5   With Hold Up the Sky, Head of Zeus continue their excellent track record of putting out English translations of Chinese SF. This particular collection stems from the pen … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Hold Up The Sky, by Cixin Liu