Fields of Orion II Guest Post – Andy Oppenheimer

If you stare upwards at the night sky this week, you may see up to 70 shooting stars an hour from the Orionid Meteor Shower as the Earth intersects the orbit of Halley’s Comet. Today & tomorrow is due to be the peak viewing opportunity of the meteor shower. The perfect time then, for aContinue reading “Fields of Orion II Guest Post – Andy Oppenheimer”

The Skald’s Black Verse – Review

Author – Jordan Loyal Short Pages – 330 Format – Ebook Synopsis When a soldier’s murder sparks rebellion in the tiny village of Skolja, Brohr’s past marks him as the prime suspect. Haunted by his brother’s ghost, and drawn into a web of dark pacts and tangled loyalties, Brohr must choose between the path ofContinue reading “The Skald’s Black Verse – Review”

Review – Salvation

Author – Peter F Hamilton Pages – 532 Format – Paperback Synopsis Know your enemy – or be defeated. AD 2204An alien shipwreck is discovered on a planet at the very limits of human expansion – so Security Director Feriton Kayne selects a team to investigate. The ship’s sinister cargo not only raises bewildering questions,Continue reading “Review – Salvation”

Alien: Out of the Shadows Audio Adaptation – Review

This is a bit of a shorter review than usual (stop cheering at the back!) for a 4½ hour dramatisation of Tim Lebbons’ Alien: Out of the Shadows. This is a bit of a strange review to write due to it not being a true review of the book – I’ve been able to scoreContinue reading “Alien: Out of the Shadows Audio Adaptation – Review”

Lost Solace – Review

Author: Karl Drinkwater Synopsis Sometimes spaceships disappear with everyone on board – the Lost Ships. But sometimes they come back, strangely altered, derelict, and rumoured to be full of horrors. Opal is on a mission. She’s been seeking something her whole life. Something she is willing to die for. And she thinks it might beContinue reading “Lost Solace – Review”

Embers of War – Review

Embers of War is a book that ticks all the boxes – plot, worldbuilding, characters, writing style, immersion and quite simply exudes a slick, professional vibe. “They say that our remembrances shape our personalities. But what happens to us when our recollections are altered? Who do we become?” I’d been meaning to get around toContinue reading “Embers of War – Review”

Binti – Review

Author: Nnedi Okorafor Publisher: Tor Books Pages: 96 Binti is an easy read that incorporates some important themes, without feeling preachy. It’s a space adventure, and it manages to make for a fast paced and interesting read. Because of this, the word count does let down the plot – there is simply not enough spaceContinue reading “Binti – Review”

The Bitter Twins – Review

A return to Sarn with more fleshed out characters and world, Jen William’s brilliant humour and imagination, and the building blocks in place for an exciting finale When I wrote my review for The Ninth Rain, I asked readers who prefer fast paced books to stick with it as it begins slowly but heats upContinue reading “The Bitter Twins – Review”

Neon Leviathan – Review

Author: T. R. Napper Pages: 358 Publisher: Grimdark Magazine, Feb/March 2020 Synopsis A collection of stories about the outsiders – the criminals, the soldiers, the addicts, the mathematicians, the gamblers and the cage fighters, the refugees and the rebels. From the battlefield to alternate realities to the mean streets of the dark city, we walkContinue reading “Neon Leviathan – Review”

Review of the novelette, Bloodchild – Octavia E.Butler

Publisher: Headline This review does contain potential spoilers Synopsis: Years ago a group known as the Terrans left Earth in search of a life free of persecution. Now they live alongside the Tlic, an alien race who face extinction; their only chance of survival is to plant their larvae inside the bodies of the humans.Continue reading “Review of the novelette, Bloodchild – Octavia E.Butler”