TV REVIEW: Space Force, Season 1

Cast: Steve Carell, John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome, Jimmy O. Yang, Don Lake Episodes: 10 Genre: Comedy, Hard SF Broadcaster: Netflix First Aired: 29/05/2020 Verdict: 5/5 Inspired by the terrible idea of the same name, Space Force is the latest in a series of new SF-based comedies hitting our screens. Following the naturalContinue reading “TV REVIEW: Space Force, Season 1”

BOOK REVIEW: Firewalkers, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Publisher: Solaris Genre: Tomorrow Fiction/Post-Apocalyptic Pages: 184 Publication Date: 14/05/2020 Verdict: 4/5 The Earth is burning. As the last of the rich and famous depart for a new life in space, those less fortunate scrape out a living to make the wealthies’ dreams a reality. Tasked with investigating a power supply issue, Firewalker Mao will uncoverContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Firewalkers, by Adrian Tchaikovsky”

BOOK REVIEW: Nemesis, by Isaac Asimov

-Spoilers for the entire Foundation universe- Publisher: Guild Publishing Genre: Tomorrow Fiction/Social SF Pages: 364 Publication Date: 1989 Rating: 4/5 Nemesis. The twin star to our own sun, now on a collision course with the Earth. With the apocalypse looming, humanity must search out a new home. But the Galaxy is still beyond our reach, andContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Nemesis, by Isaac Asimov”

BOOK REVIEW: The Positronic Man, by Isaac Asimov & Robert Silverberg

-Spoilers for the Foundation universe. A full index of novels can be found here– Publisher: Gollancz Genre: Tomorrow Fiction/Social SF Pages: 223 Publication Date: 1992 Rating: 5/5 Meet NDR-113: an ordinary household robot just like any other. Meet Andrew: the robot who would wish to be human. Join him on his two-century journey to change notContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Positronic Man, by Isaac Asimov & Robert Silverberg”

BOOK REVIEW: I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov

-Spoilers for the Foundation universe. A full index of novels can be found here– Publisher: Grafton Genre: Tomorrow Fiction Pages: 206 Publication Date: 1950 Rating: 4/5 Robots are everywhere. In our homes, in our workplaces, on Mercury and Venus and all the space stations humanity has built. One woman was there from the start. Now atContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov”

BOOK REVIEW: Waste Tide, by Chen Qiufan

Publisher: Head of Zeus Translator: Ken Liu Genre: Tomorrow Fiction Pages: 347 Publication Date: 30/04/2019 Verdict: 4/5 In the mid twenty-first century, Silicon Isle is China’s polluted shame – where half the world comes to dump their refuse. But there is more than just waste here. There are people, and there is hope . .Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Waste Tide, by Chen Qiufan”

BOOK REVIEW: Emily Eternal, by M.G. Wheaton

Publisher: Hodder Genre: Tomorrow Fiction/Apocalyptic Pages: 292 Publication Date: 24/04/2019 Verdict: 4/5 The world is going to end. And while Emily can’t stop the sun killing us all, she can make these last few years a little more comfortable. I’m generally a bit wary of books claiming to investigate what it means to be human.Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Emily Eternal, by M.G. Wheaton”

BOOK REVIEW: One Way, by S. J. Morden

  Publisher: Gollancz Series: One Way (#1) Genre: Tomorrow Fiction/Murder Mystery Pages: 330 Publication Date: 23/08/18 Verdict: 3/5   In 2048, a team is sent to establish a permanent base on Mars. But these are not trained astronauts. To save money, the XO company have sent a group of criminals to the red planet. EachContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: One Way, by S. J. Morden”

BOOK REVIEW: The Sands of Mars, by Arthur C. Clarke

Publisher: Gollancz Series: Standalone Genre: Tomorrow Fiction/Hard SF Pages: 225 Publication Date: 09/01/19 (originally 1951) Verdict: 3/5   In the early 21st Century, humanity has reached Mars. Science Fiction author Martin Gibson has received special permission to travel to the red planet, to document the lifestyle of the colonists and to promote further investment. NotContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Sands of Mars, by Arthur C. Clarke”