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: By the Book, by Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine Kathryn Rusch

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Enterprise, Season 1 Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Social SF Pages: 252 Publication Date: 2003 Verdict: 4/5 First contact is the reason Jonathan Archer travels, but what do you do when communication with aliens is impossible? And when there are two aliens onContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: By the Book, by Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine Kathryn Rusch”

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: The Buried Age, by Christopher L. Bennett

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: The Lost Era/ Pre-Next Generation Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Social SF Pages: 433 Publication Date: 2007 Verdict: 4/5   Jean-Luc Picard. Once captain of the Stargazer, now taking a leave of absence from Starfleet. As the Alpha Quadrant grows ever more dangerous, all PicardContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Buried Age, by Christopher L. Bennett”

TALES FROM THE TBR TOWER: March 2021

There’s an old joke that reading books and collecting books are two very different hobbies, and like so many readers, I buy books long before I get around to reading them. I try and keep on top of things, but newer, shinier books will always come along and push others further down my priority list.Continue reading “TALES FROM THE TBR TOWER: March 2021”

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: Lower Decks, Season 1

Starring: Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noel Wells, Eugene Cordero, Dawnn Lewis, Jerry O’Connell, Gillian Vigman, Fred Tatasciore Episodes: 10 Genre: Social SF, Space Opera Broadcaster: Amazon Prime (UK) First Aired: 22/01/21 (UK) Verdict: 4/5 It’s hard to know what to make of Lower Decks before you go in. The mind behind the infamous Rick and Morty hardlyContinue reading “TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Lower Decks, Season 1”

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”

BOOK REVIEW: To Lose the Earth, by Kirsten Beyer

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Post-Voyager Series: Voyager: Full Circle (#10) Publisher: Gallery Genre: Space Opera Pages: 352 Publication Date: 2020 Verdict: 5/5 Lieutenant Harry Kim is a man beset by problems. The love of his life is dying. His unborn daughter lives only thanks to aContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: To Lose the Earth, by Kirsten Beyer”

BOOK REVIEW: Architects of Infinity, by Kirsten Beyer

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Post-Voyager Series: Voyager: Full Circle (#9) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 384 Publication Date: 2018 Verdict: 4/5 Seeking to avoid further confrontation with the Krenim, Admiral Janeway leads the Full Circle Fleet in a scientific investigation of the sort StarfleetContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Architects of Infinity, by Kirsten Beyer”