BOOK REVIEW: Eyes of the Void, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

The Final Architecture (#2) Published by Tor Books First published in 2022 A grand Space Opera 576 pages The Architects have returned, but only Idris knows the terrifying truth. That something is controlling them. His quest for answers leads him deep into alien space. But even Idris cannot escape humanity. Nor the war that isContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Eyes of the Void, by Adrian Tchaikovsky”

BOOK REVIEW: Venus, by Ben Bova

A standalone novel Part of the Grand Tour universe Published by Tor in 2000 Hard SF 405 pages ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Alex Humphries died on Venus, and now his brother is going to bring the remains home. But Van has more to worry about than one of the deadliest world in the solar system, because he isContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Venus, by Ben Bova”

BOOK REVIEW: The Exiled Fleet, by J. S. Dewes

Hold up, this is a sequel! Find my review of the previous book by clicking on this link. Book Two of The Divide Published by Tor in 2021 Space Opera 420 pages ⭐⭐⭐ The universe isn’t as big as it used to be. Literally. And that’s a problem for Adequin Rake and her crew, whoContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Exiled Fleet, by J. S. Dewes”

BOOK REVIEW: The Last Watch, by J. S. Dewes

Book One of The Divide Published by Tor in 2021 Space Opera 474 pages ⭐⭐⭐ The Divide. It stands at the edge of the universe, marking the line between existence, and the infinite void beyond. Stationed here at the edge of reality are a handful of soldiers, who would rather be anywhere else . .Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Last Watch, by J. S. Dewes”

BOOK REVIEW: Scornful Stars, by Richard Baker

Hold up, this is a sequel! You can find my review of the previous book by clicking this link. Series: Breaker of Empires (#3) Publisher: Tor Genre: Military SF Pages: 459 Publication Date: 2019 Verdict: 3/5   Sikander Singh North’s naval career is on the rise, and now he has a ship of his ownContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Scornful Stars, by Richard Baker”

BOOK REVIEW: Sandworms of Dune, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: Tor Series: Dune Chronicles (#8) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 493 Publication Date: 2007 Verdict: 3/5   Under the command of Omnius, the thinking machines of old launch a devastating assault on the remaining human worlds. All that opposes them is a loose alliance ofContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Sandworms of Dune, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”

BOOK REVIEW: Shards of Earth, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Series: The Final Architecture (#1) Publisher: Tor Genre: Space Opera Pages: 533 Publication Date: 27/05/2021 Verdict: 5/5 The Architects destroyed Earth, and nearly eradicated the human race. Idris helped end that war. A generation has passed since then, and now Idris is being sought by powers that want to use him as a weapon. There areContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Shards of Earth, by Adrian Tchaikovsky”

BOOK REVIEW: New Earth, by Ben Bova

Publisher: Tor Genre: Hard SF Pages: 384 Publication Date: 2013 Verdict: 5/5   A small group of scientists land on a new planet, a paradise world much like Earth itself. But they are eighty years’ travel away from Earth, and no one is coming to help them. Exploring this strange new world, the scientists discoverContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: New Earth, by Ben Bova”

BOOK REVIEW: Navigators of Dune, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: Tor Series: Schools of Dune (#3) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 412 Publication Date: 2016 Verdict: 5/5 Butlerian fanatic Manford Torondo and ruthless businessman Josef Venport have thrown the Imperium into all-out war. In the middle of the conflict stands Emperor Roderick Corrino, aContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Navigators of Dune, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”

BOOK REVIEW: A Desolation Called Peace, by Arkady Martine

–Major spoilers for A Memory Called Empire– Publisher: Tor Series: Teixcalaan (#2) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 480 Publication Date: 04/03/2021 Verdict: 5/5 Teixcalaan expands outwards, consuming all in its path. Except Lsel Station, which has negotiated a fragile peace in the face of a greater threat. A fleet is approaching human space. Unidentified, unknowable, andContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: A Desolation Called Peace, by Arkady Martine”