BOOK REVIEW: The Redemption of Time, by Baoshu

Translator: Ken Liu Publisher: Head of Zeus Genre: Space Opera Series: Remembrance of Earth's Past (4) Pages: 339 Publication Date: 16/07/2019 (this translation) Rating: 4/5   When Earth sent the brain of Yun Tianming into space, they had no idea what the result would be. Tortured and brutalised by the Trisolarans, Yun Tianming eventually found … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Redemption of Time, by Baoshu

BOOK REVIEW: Lord of the Dark Millennium, by Dan Abnett

Publisher: Black Library Genre: Various Pages: 667 Publication Date: 23/01/2020 Verdict: 4/5 In the grim darkness of the forty-first millennium, there is only war. From Commissars and Inquisitors to guardsmen and space marines, the war consumes all. Everyone has a part to play, and everyone has a story to tell . . . I don't … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Lord of the Dark Millennium, by Dan Abnett

BOOK REVIEW: Mark of Faith, by Rachel Harrison

Publisher: Black Library Genre: Military SF/Space Opera Pages: 310 Publication Date: 2019 Verdict: 4/5 One of the few survivors of a devastating attack by the forces of Chaos, there is no rest for Sister Evangeline. Forced to work alongside a secretive Inquisitor, Evangeline is sent to the far side of the Galaxy in search of … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Mark of Faith, by Rachel Harrison

BOOK REVIEW: Torch of Freedom, by David Weber & Eric Flint

-Major spoilers abound for previous books in the Honorverse. Click here for a full index of reviews- Publisher: Baen Series: Crown of Slaves (#2) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 826 Publication Date: 2009 Verdict: 4/5 Erewhon has broken from the Manticoran Alliance. Even within its borders, division is rife. As spies and operatives from across the … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Torch of Freedom, by David Weber & Eric Flint

BOOK REVIEW: Light of Impossible Stars, by Gareth L. Powell

-Major spoilers for Embers of War and Fleet of Knives- Publisher: Titan Series: Embers of War (#3) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 364 Publication Date: 18/02/2020 Verdict: 5/5 With a seemingly unstoppable armada of alien vessels tearing through civilised space, thins are looking pretty bleak for Trouble Dog and her crew. Heading for the one safe haven … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Light of Impossible Stars, by Gareth L. Powell

BOOK REVIEW: Bone Silence, by Alastair Reynolds

-Spoilers for Revenger and Shadow Captain- Publisher: Gollancz Genre: Space Opera Series: Revenger (#3) Pages: 602 Publication Date: 30/01/2020 Rating: 4/5   Arafura and Adrana, the sisters Ness, have embraced their pirate reputation. But raiding ships throughout the ruins of the solar system is not an easy life, and it only gets harder when the … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Bone Silence, by Alastair Reynolds

BOOK REVIEW: Crown of Slaves, by David Weber & Eric Flint

-Major spoilers abound for previous books in the Honorverse. Click here for a full index of reviews- Publisher: Baen Series: Crown of Slaves (#1) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 710 Publication Date: 2003 Verdict: 4/5 The nation of Erewhon's ties to Mantciore have never been weaker. Overlooked by the current parliament, rebellion is brewing. As both … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Crown of Slaves, by David Weber & Eric Flint

BOOK REVIEW: War of Honor, by David Weber

-Major spoilers abound for previous books in the Honorverse. Click here for a full index of reviews- Publisher: Baen Series: Honor Harrington (#10) Genre: Space Opera/Military SF Pages: 929 Publication Date: 2003 Verdict: 3/5 For the first time in nearly two decades, there is peace. The fragile truce between haven and Manticore is holding, for … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: War of Honor, by David Weber

BOOK REVIEW: A Chain Across the Dawn, by Drew Williams

-Spoilers for The Stars Now Unclaimed- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Series: The Universe After (#2) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 308 Publication Date: 08/08/2019 Verdict: 5/5 Three years after joining the ranks of the Justified, Esa assists her mentor Jane in tracking down children with unique gifts. But they are not the only ones searching, and their … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: A Chain Across the Dawn, by Drew Williams

BOOK REVIEW: Ashes of Victory, by David Weber

-Major spoilers abound for previous books in the Honorverse. Click here for a full index of reviews- Publisher: Baen Series: Honor Harrington (#9) Genre: Space Opera/Military SF Pages: 645 Publication Date: 2000 Verdict: 4/5 The war between Manticore and Haven drags on, with both sides nearing breaking point. With the return of the legendary Honor … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Ashes of Victory, by David Weber