BOOK REVIEW: Master & Apprentice, by Claudia Gray

Publisher: Century Genre: Space Opera Pages: 330 Publication Date: 18/04/2019 Verdict: 5/5   A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away: Qui-gon Jinn is unorthodox by the standards of the Jedi, but when he and his padawan Obi-wan Kenobi are sent to work with an eccentric Jedi on a remote world, Qui-gon discovers … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Master & Apprentice, by Claudia Gray

BOOK REVIEW: The Black Fleet Crisis trilogy, by Michael P. Kube-McDowell

Publisher: Bantam Genre: Space Opera Books: 3 Published: 1997 Verdict: 4/5 It has been over a decade since the defeat of the Empire. But while Leia Organa-Solo holds together a fractured New Republic and Luke Skywalker trains the next generation of Jedi Knights, a new threat is rising. A threat called the Yavetha... Between 1991 … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Black Fleet Crisis trilogy, by Michael P. Kube-McDowell

BOOK REVIEW: Inferno Squad, by Christie Golden

Publisher: Arrow Series: Standalone Genre: Space Opera/Military SF Pages: 373 Publication Date: 27/07/2017 Verdict: 5/5   Inferno Squad are the Empire's finest. But even they had to start somewhere. Not a sequel to Battlefront: Twilight Company, but a prequel to Battlefront II's campaign mode, Inferno Squad is by far the best direct game tie-in I've … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Inferno Squad, by Christie Golden

BOOK REVIEW: Star Wars: Phasma, by Delilah S. Dawson

-This review conatins a major spoiler for The Last Jedi. Proceed with caution- Publisher: Century Series: Standalone Genre: Military SF/Space Opera Pages: 378 Publication Date: 01/09/2017 Verdict: 4/5 A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away . . . Captain Phasma is the perfect stormtrooper. Efficient and utterly loyal to the First Order. … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Star Wars: Phasma, by Delilah S. Dawson

HOW ARE WE STILL FRIENDS?: Evil Characters and the Group Dynamic

-This article contains spoilers for Knights of the Old Republic and Dark Matter- One of my chief hobbies outside of reading and watching TV is role-playing games. In particular, I enjoy running them for other people. One discussion that recently came up in my regular group regarded the nature of evil characters, and why I … Continue reading HOW ARE WE STILL FRIENDS?: Evil Characters and the Group Dynamic

PRIORITY TARGETS: Upcoming SF in 2019

Another year approaches, bringing with it a buffet of science fictional delights. Here are some that I'm particularly looking forward to. January 10 The Shadow Captain - Alastair Campbell I have a rocky relationship with Campbell's writing, but this sequel to Revenger already has me intrigued. January 12 The Anarch - Dan Abnett The fifteenth … Continue reading PRIORITY TARGETS: Upcoming SF in 2019