BOOK REVIEW: A Call To Duty, by David Weber & Timothy Zahn

Publisher: Baen Genre: Space Opera/Military SF Series: Manticore Ascendant (#1) Pages: 508 Publication Date: 14/10/14 Verdict: 4/5   Travis Long has chosen a bad time to join the military. Not only are there threats from other empires, but some in the Manticore Star Kingdom don't want a military at all...   When it comes to … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: A Call To Duty, by David Weber & Timothy Zahn

BOOK REVIEW: On Basilisk Station, by David Weber

Publisher: Baen Series: Honor Harrington (#1) Genre: Space Opera/Military SF Pages: 419 Publication Date: 1993 Verdict: 4/5 Honor Harrington has been given an impossible task. Protect a colony, avert a war and not get killed. It's obvious she's been set up to fail. But Honor is nothing if not determined . . . David Weber … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: On Basilisk Station, by David Weber

BOOK REVIEW: Space Viking, by H. Beam Piper

Publisher: Sphere Series: Terro-Human Future History (#4) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 222 Publication Date: 1963 Verdict: 5/5   Thousands of years from now, the Galaxy is a barbaric place. In the Sword Worlds, the petty nobles squabble amongst themselves, sending out raiding parties to the ruins of the Old Federation. These raiders, known as Space … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Space Viking, by H. Beam Piper

BOOK REVIEW: Science Fiction Volume 1, by Kevin J. Anderson

Publisher: WordFire Press Series: Selected Stories: Science Fiction (#1) Genre: Various Pages: 369 Publication Date: 14/08/18 Verdict: 4.75/5   A collection of short stories and novellas from over forty years of Anderson's writing. Kevin J. Anderson is one of the most prolific writers in modern science fiction. With well over a hundred books spanning Dune, Star Wars, The … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Science Fiction Volume 1, by Kevin J. Anderson

BOOK REVIEW: Shadow Captain, by Alastair Reynolds

-This review conatins spoilers for Revenger. Proceed with caution.- Publisher: Gollancz Series: Revenger (#2) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 422 Release Date: 10/01/2019 Verdict: 4.5/5   In the rubble of our solar system, it's every man and woman for themselves. Sunjammers ply their dubious trade between thousands of tiny worlds, their solar sails carrying through the ruins … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Shadow Captain, by Alastair Reynolds

BOOK REVIEW: Galactic Patrol, by E.E ‘Doc’ Smith

Publisher: Gollancz Series: Lensman (#3) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 269 Publication Date: 09/01/19 (originally 1950) Verdict: 2/5   In the distant future, the Galaxy is defended and protected by the Lensmen. The pirates of Boskone have been growing in threat for years. But when a ruthless new leader emerges, their predation spills over into active … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Galactic Patrol, by E.E ‘Doc’ Smith

BOOK REVIEW: Star Destroyers

Publisher: Baen Editors: Tony Daniel & Christopher Ruocchio Genre: Military SF/Space Opera Pages: 328 Publication Date: 2018 Verdict: 3.5/5 'Big Ships. Blowing Things Up' The thing with Baen is that you always know what you're getting. They've really cornered the market in action-filled Space Opera and Military SF, almost always wrapped up in a mind-boggling … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Star Destroyers