BOOK REVIEW: The Good That Men Do, by Andy Mangels & Michael A. Martin

-this review contains major spoilers for the Enterprise series finale, continue at your own risk- Era: Enterprise Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Space Opera Pages: 446 Publication Date: 2007 Verdict: 5/5 Everyone thinks they know the story of the NX-01’s finale voyage, and how Jonathan Archer helped found the United Federation of Planets. But whatContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Good That Men Do, by Andy Mangels & Michael A. Martin”

BOOK REVIEW: Double Eagle, by Dan Abnett

-Potential spoilers for the early Gaunt’s Ghosts novels- Publisher: Black Library Genre: Military SF Pages: 428 Publication Date: 2004 Verdict: 5/5 The Phantine XX are the Imperial Army’s elite flight unit. But even they cannot hope to stand against the forces of Chaos for long. Fortunately, they are not alone. Unfortunately, neither are the enemy.Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Double Eagle, by Dan Abnett”

BOOK REVIEW: Honourbound, by Rachel Harrison

Publisher: Black Library Genre: Military SF Pages: 491 Publication Date: 03/09/2019 Verdict: 4/5   Imperial Commissar Severina Raine leads her regiment in the Bale Stars crusade. But after years of fighting the ranks of the Sighted, it seems that the deadliest threat may come from within . . . Honourbound was one of the mostContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Honourbound, by Rachel Harrison”

BOOK REVIEW: Rites of Passage, by Mike Brooks

Publisher: Black Library Genre: Space Opera/Grimdark Pages: 266 Publication Date: 07/09/2019 Verdict: 5/5 Her husband dead (by her own command) Chettamandey Brobantis faces an uphill battle to emerge as the new leader of her Navigator House. And when planets start disappearing, things only get more complicated . . . Mike Brooks’ debut Warhammer 40,000 novelContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Rites of Passage, by Mike Brooks”

AUDIO REVIEW: The Green Life, by David Llewelyn

Series: Torchwood (#26) Genre: SF Horror Publisher: Big Finish Runtime: 75mins Cast: John Barrowman, Katy Manning, Stewart Bevan Verdict: 5/5 Proper food. Proper grub. The small Welsh town of Llanfairfach has become the centre of a food revolution. But if all is what it seems, why is Torchwood investigating? I’m a massive fan of theContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: The Green Life, by David Llewelyn”

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 discoversContinue 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 1991Continue 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’veContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Inferno Squad, by Christie Golden”

AUDIO REVIEW: Red & Black, by James Swallow

Series: Standalone Genre: Grimdark SF Publisher: Black Library Runtime: 1hr 11mins Cast: Beth Chalmers, Lisa Bowerman Verdict: 5/5   I’m generally not a fan of audiobooks. For non-fiction I think they’re great. After all, who doesn’t love a good documentary? But for fiction they’ve always seemed a little slow for my tastes. Audio dramas, onContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Red & Black, by James Swallow”

BOOK REVIEW: Anarch, by Dan Abnett

-This review contains spoilers for ALL previous Gaunt’s Ghosts novels. Proceed with caution- Publisher: Black Library Series: Gaunt’s Ghosts (#15) Genre: Military SF/Grimdark Pages: 420 Publication Date: 24/01/2019 Verdict: 4/5   In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war. Commisar Ibram Gaunt and his men have survived three decades of warContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Anarch, by Dan Abnett”