BOOK REVIEW: Pebble in the Sky, by Isaac Asimov

-spoilers for the entire Foundation universe- Publisher: Orb Genre: Time Travel Series: Galactic Empire (#3) Pages: 255 Publication Date: 1950 Verdict: 3/5 Joseph Schwartz, aged sixty two, is accidentally propelled thousands of years into the future. Stranded in an unfamiliar Earth, he learns of a conspiracy that could endanger the entire Galaxy. And also of … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Pebble in the Sky, by Isaac Asimov

TV REVIEW: Doctor Who, Series 12

-Major Spoilers for the entire series- Starring: Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill, Toisin Cole, Bradley Walsh Episodes: 10 Genre: Time Travel Broadcaster: BBC Verdict: 3/5 After a year's break, Doctor Who returned to our screens earlier this year with a season that was even more controversial than the last. Before dive in to the finale that … Continue reading TV REVIEW: Doctor Who, Series 12

AUDIO REVIEW: Katy Shaw and the Search for the Stolen Secret, by Paul Shapera

-Thanks to Paul and his team for sending me a free copy (and all the lyrics)- Genre: Noir/Dieselpunk Runtime: 1hr 7mins Cast: Paul Shapera, Lauren Osborn, Candice Price, Kerttu Aarnipuu, Hayley Warner, Marjolein Nijsten Verdict: 5/5 Having tackled every punk suffix from steam- to cyber- to atom- to fairy-, and written everything from transgender cyborgs … Continue reading AUDIO REVIEW: Katy Shaw and the Search for the Stolen Secret, by Paul Shapera

BOOK REVIEW: Gunpowder God, by H. Beam Piper

  Publisher: Sphere Genre: Time Travel Pages: 189 Publication Date: 1965 Verdict: 5/5   Calvin Morrison is lost in time. Finding himself in another reality where his knowledge makes him the most powerful man on the planet, he soon rises from nothing as the famous Lord Kalvan. But while his people love and revere him, … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Gunpowder God, by H. Beam Piper

BOOK REVIEW: The End of Eternity, by Isaac Asimov

-Spoilers for the Foundation universe. A full index of novels can be found here- Publisher: Panther Genre: Time Travel Pages: 191 Publication Date: 1955 Verdict: 4/5 Eternity exists in all times and beyond time. A society of intellectuals sworn to the preservation of the human race. But when you can manipulate reality, how can any man … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The End of Eternity, by Isaac Asimov

BOOK REVIEW: Hyperion, by Dan Simmons

Publisher: Gollancz Series: The Hyperion Cantos (#1) Genre: Space Opera/Literary SF Pages: 473 Publication Date: 1989 Verdict: 4/5 Seven pilgrims make their way to ancient Hyperion, to confront the dreaded Shrike and the Time Tombs. But what drives them on, and what will drive them apart? Hyperion is a novel that wears its influences proudly, … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Hyperion, by Dan Simmons

BOOK REVIEW: Science Fiction Volume 1, by Kevin J. Anderson

Publisher: WordFire Press Series: Selected Stories: Science Fiction (#1) Genre: Various Pages: 369 Publication Date: 14/08/18 Verdict: 4.75/5   A collection of short stories and novellas from over forty years of Anderson's writing. Kevin J. Anderson is one of the most prolific writers in modern science fiction. With well over a hundred books spanning Dune, Star Wars, The … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Science Fiction Volume 1, by Kevin J. Anderson

BOOK REVIEW: The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman

Publisher: Gollancz Genre: Military SF Publication Date: 1974 Verdict: 4/5 The year is 1997, and Earth is waging war against the Taurans. With the war happening across vast interstellar distances, Einstein's laws of general relativity mean that for every month the soldiers spend on the front lines, years pass by back on Earth. William Mandella … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman