BOOK REVIEW: Moonrise, by Ben Bova

Moonbase (#1) Part of the Grand Tour universe Published by New English Library First published in 1996 Hard SF 613 pages The Moon. Since time began, our nearest celestial neighbour has called to us. Now the Masterson Corporation has established Moonbase, a permanent outpost on the lunar surface. But not everyone is happy with theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Moonrise, by Ben Bova”

BOOK REVIEW: The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Harper Voyager Genre: Tomorrow Fiction/Social SF Pages: 304 Publication Date: 1950 Verdict: 4/5   Mars. Not the lifeless rock some may believe, but a world teeming with life. And as life on Earth spirals into war, it is to the red planet that eyes turn, and the rockets are aimed. But will humanity findContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury”

BOOK REVIEW: The War in the Air, by H. G. Wells

Publisher: Penguin Classics Genre: Military SF/Tomorrow Fiction Pages: 276 Publication Date: 1908 Verdict: 2/5   The dawn of the twentieth century sees the age of a new and dreadful weapon. No longer are fleets bound by the ocean, but may take to the skies and rain death upon soldiers and civilian alike . . .Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The War in the Air, by H. G. Wells”

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”