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

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: Tor Series: Schools of Dune (#3) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 412 Publication Date: 2016 Verdict: 5/5 Butlerian fanatic Manford Torondo and ruthless businessman Josef Venport have thrown the Imperium into all-out war. In the middle of the conflict stands Emperor Roderick Corrino, aContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Navigators of Dune, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”

BOOK REVIEW: Shockwave, by Paul Ruditis

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– (Based on the screenplay by Rick Berman & Brannon Braga) Era: Enterprise, Season 1/2 Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 305 Publication Date: 2003 Verdict: 4/5 Enterprise has been blamed for the destruction of a mining colony, and now the future ofContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Shockwave, by Paul Ruditis”

BOOK REVIEW: A Desolation Called Peace, by Arkady Martine

–Major spoilers for A Memory Called Empire– Publisher: Tor Series: Teixcalaan (#2) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 480 Publication Date: 04/03/2021 Verdict: 5/5 Teixcalaan expands outwards, consuming all in its path. Except Lsel Station, which has negotiated a fragile peace in the face of a greater threat. A fleet is approaching human space. Unidentified, unknowable, andContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: A Desolation Called Peace, by Arkady Martine”

BOOK REVIEW: What Price Honor? by Dave Stern

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Enterprise, Season 1 Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera/Military SF Pages: 298 Publication Date: 2003 Verdict: 4/5 A member of the Enterprise crew is dead, having seemingly turned traitor. But is there more to the story of Alana Hart? And how does itContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: What Price Honor? by Dave Stern”

BOOK REVIEW: Broken Bow, by Diane Carey

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– (Based on the screenplay by Rick Berman & Brannon Braga) Era: Enterprise, Season 1 Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 282 Publication Date: 2003 Verdict: 3/5 Enterprise. The NX-01 will be Earth’s first warp five starship. But before the ship can beContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Broken Bow, by Diane Carey”

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

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Series: Schools of Dune (#2) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 445 Publication Date: 2014 Verdict: 5/5 Torn between the technological advances of Venport Holdings and the fanaticism of the Butlerian movement, the Imperium stands on the brink of civil war. InContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Mentats of Dune, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”

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

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Series: Schools of Dune (#1) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 496 Publication Date: 2012 Verdict: 5/5   The Imperium stands at a crossroads. Along one path lies a new age of technology and the possibility of new thinking machines. Down theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Sisterhood of Dune, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”

BOOK REVIEW: Sagas of the Space Wolves

–click here for a full list of all my Warhammer 40,000 content– Publisher: Black Library Genre: Space Opera Pages: 933 Publication Date: 2020 Verdict: 3/5 This omnibus contains the novels Ragnar Blackmane, Legacy of Russ, Curse of the Wulfen, The Hunt for Logan Grimnar, and multiple novellas and short stories. Black Library’s paperback omnibuses are someContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Sagas of the Space Wolves”

BOOK REVIEW: The Dark Veil, by James Swallow

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– –spoilers for Season 1 of Star Trek: Picard– Era: Pre-Picard Publisher: Gallery Genre: Space Opera Pages: 321 Publication Date: 02/01/2021 Verdict: 5/5   The Federation has fallen on hard times, and Captain William Riker of the USS Titan finds himself wondering what hisContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Dark Veil, by James Swallow”

TV REVIEW: Star Trek: The Animated Series

Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelly, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, James Doohan, Majel Barett Seasons: 2 Episodes: 22 Genre: Social SF, Space Opera Broadcaster: Netflix (UK) First Aired: 1973-1974 Verdict: 2/5 One of the joys of a Netflix account is having access to over fifty years of Star Trek at the touch of a button.Continue reading “TV REVIEW: Star Trek: The Animated Series”