CANON: It’s Not What You Think It Is

One of the very first articles I wrote At Boundary’s Edge was entitled CANON, CONTINUITY & CONTROVERSY. With a focus on the role of expanded universes in the realms of science fiction, that article was essentially written as a response to people who complain about new entries in a series ‘not being canon.’ Here’s theContinue reading “CANON: It’s Not What You Think It Is”

TBR & BEYOND: September 2022

Autumn has rolled around quickly, bringing us kicking and screaming into the last third of the year. But while the months continue to rush by, there’s still a lot to look forward to. It’s time to dive into this month’s reading schedule. TBR My TBR stack has grown so rapidly that I can no longerContinue reading “TBR & BEYOND: September 2022”

BOOK REVIEW: Cybersong, by S.N. Lewitt

A Standalone Novel Takes place during Seasone One of Voyager Published by Pocket Books in 1996 A Space Opera 277 pages Stranded in the Delta Quadrant, Voyager seeks the fastest way home. But while travelling through a dangerous region of space, the ship finds itself drifting off course. Something is calling to Voyager. Something thatContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Cybersong, by S.N. Lewitt”

BOOK REVIEW: Star Trek III: Short Stories, by William Rotsler

A collection of five short stories Published by Ravette in 1984 Space Opera 126 pages This is a very short book, so it’s only fitting that I give it a very short review. So short, I’ve even forgone my traditional teaser synopsis. So let’s backtrack a little. Star Trek, like all franchises, has spawned aContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Star Trek III: Short Stories, by William Rotsler”

BOOK REVIEW: Star Trek 12, by James Blish & J. A. Lawrence

A novelisation of five Original Series episodes Three stories by Blish, two by Lawrence Published by Corgi in 1978 Social SF 170 pages These are the voyages of the USS Enterprise, as it explores the furthest reaches of space. Captain James Kirk leads his bold crew to worlds where dreams become reality, where Nazis rule,Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Star Trek 12, by James Blish & J. A. Lawrence”

TBR & BEYOND: August 2022

The months continue to tick along at an alarming rate, and so we have come to August. I’m hoping that my reading picks up a bit this month, which is should do, as I have no major engagements planned. I’m still in a semi-storage position due to renovations, but that will hopefully wrapped up byContinue reading “TBR & BEYOND: August 2022”

TBR & BEYOND: July 2022

July could well be a spotty month so far as blogging is concerned. As well as the usual work hassle, I’ve got a LARP weekend for the end of the month, and as a month-long project I’m renovating my bedroom/library. This means reduced reading time, but also unreliable internet access as I relocate to anotherContinue reading “TBR & BEYOND: July 2022”

MONTHLY ROUNDUP: June 2022

We’ve made it to the halfway point of the year. Congratulations, and don’t forget to take a break and read some books. Of course, I’ve been reading books all through the year, and June was no exception. It was also a somewhat remarkable month in that I managed to stick to my planned TBR. Let’sContinue reading “MONTHLY ROUNDUP: June 2022”

There And Back Again: Looking Back at the Star Trek Voyager Relaunch

Voyager holds a unique place in the Star Trek canon. It is the only show that started with a goal – to bring the ship home to the Alpha Quadrant. (In theory, Deep Space Nine also had a set goal of bringing Bajor into the Federation, but this was largely forgotten as the show wentContinue reading “There And Back Again: Looking Back at the Star Trek Voyager Relaunch”

BOOK REVIEW: Enemy of My Enemy, by Christie Golden

Spirit Walk (#2) Part of the Litverse Focuses on the Voyager crew Published by Pocket Books in 2004 A Space Opera 292 pages Captain Chakotay has been abducted by the mad scientist Crell Moset. In his place, in command of Voyager, sits a Changeling with an agenda of their own. Only a few suspect theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Enemy of My Enemy, by Christie Golden”