BOOK REVIEW: Unconquerable Sun, by Kate Elliott

Publisher: Tor (US)/Head of Zeus (UK) Series: The Sun Chronicles (#1) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 523 Publication Date: 01/10/2020 Rating: 4/5 The Galaxy has fallen into an age of darkness. Amid the chaos, the Republic of Chaonia stands firm against its many enemies. With war once again on the way, young Princess Sun is determined … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Unconquerable Sun, by Kate Elliott

BOOK REVIEW: The Indranan War Trilogy, by K. B. Wagers

Publisher: Orbit Genre: Space Opera Books: 3 Published: 2016-2017 Verdict: 4/5 Hail Bristol is just another gunrunner. Or so she wants people to think. When her family is attacked, she is ofrced to return home and embrace her birthright as the next Empress of Indrana. She's not entirely happy about the prospect, and neither are … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Indranan War Trilogy, by K. B. Wagers

BOOK REVIEW: Cauldron of Ghosts, by David Weber & Eric Flint

-Major spoilers abound for all previous books in the Honorverse. Click here for a full index of reviews- Publisher: Baen Series: Crown of Slaves (#3) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 823 Publication Date: 2014 Verdict: 2/5 The Mesan Alignment's conspiracy to bring a new order to the Galaxy has been exposed. But as old alliances are … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Cauldron of Ghosts, by David Weber & Eric Flint

TV REVIEW: Babylon 5

Starring: Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs, Stephen Furst, Andreas Katsulas, Peter Jurasik, Jerry Doyle, Bill Mumy, Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jeff Conaway,  Patricia Tallman, Andrea Thompson,  Jason Carter, Michael O'Hare, Julia Caitlin Brown, Tobert Rusler, Mary Kay Adams, Tracy Scoggins Episodes: 111 (+6 spin off-films and a 13-part spin-off series Crusade) Genre: Space Opera Broadcaster: PTEN/TNT … Continue reading TV REVIEW: Babylon 5

AUDIO REVIEW: Dooku: Jedi Lost, by Cavan Scott

-This review contains some spoilers. Proceed with caution- Genre: Space Opera/Science Fantasy Publisher: Penguin Runtime: 6hrs 21m Release Date: 30/04/2019 Cast: Orlagh Cassidy,  Euan Morton, Pete Bradbury, Jonathan Davies, Neil Hellegers, Sean Kenin, January LaVoy, Saskia Maarleveld, Carol Monda, Robert Petkoff, Rebecca Soler, Marc Thompson Verdict: 4/5 Dooku. Once a Jedi Master, now Count of … Continue reading AUDIO REVIEW: Dooku: Jedi Lost, by Cavan Scott

BOOK REVIEW: The Last Emperox, by John Scalzi

-spoilers for The Collapsing Empire and The Consuming Fire- Publisher: Tor Series: The Interdependency (#3) Genre: Space Opera Pages 313 Publication Date: 14/04/2020 Verdict: 5/5 The Interdependency is doomed. With the Flow collapsing, interstellar travel will soon become a thing of the past. Emperox Grayland II stagess a last desperate bid to save as many … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Last Emperox, by John Scalzi

BOOK REVIEW: A Rising Thunder, by David Weber

-Major spoilers abound for all previous books in the Honorverse. Click here for a full index of reviews- Publisher: Baen Series: Honor Harrington (#13) Genre: Military SF/Space Opera Pages: 626 Publication Date: 2012 Verdict: 4/5 War is coming. Though they have made peace with their ancient foes in Haven, the Star Empire of Manticore now … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: A Rising Thunder, by David Weber

BOOK REVIEW: Mission of Honor, by David Weber

-Major spoilers abound for all previous books in the Honorverse. Click here for a full index of reviews- Publisher: Baen Series: Honor Harrington (#12) Genre: Military SF/Space Opera Pages: 832 Publication Date: 2010 Verdict: 4/5 Manticore and Haven have fought each other to a bloody stalemate. With both nations devestated by decades of war, the … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Mission of Honor, by David Weber

TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Picard, Season 1

-minor spoilers- Starring: Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Isa Briones, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, Harry Treadaway, Evan Evagora, Peyton List, Jeri Ryan, Brent Spiner Episodes: 10 Genre: Social SF, Space Opera Broadcaster: Amazon Prime (UK) First Aired: 23/01/2020 Verdict: 5/5 Star Trek: Picard set itself an almost impossible task right from the start. Take one of … Continue reading TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Picard, Season 1

BOOK REVIEW: At All Costs, by David Weber

-Major spoilers for all previous books in the Honorverse. Click here for a full index of reviews- Publisher: Baen Series: Honor Harrington (#11) Genre: Military SF/Space Opera Pages: 852 Publication Date: 2005 Verdict: 4/5 The war with the republic of Haven has resumed, and the tide has turned against Manticore. Fighting a losing battle against … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: At All Costs, by David Weber