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Blood Orbit (A Gattis File Novel) by K.R. Richardson (book review).

July 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
Blood Orbit (A Gattis File Novel) by K.R. Richardson (book review).

‘Blood Orbit’ by K. R. Richardson is ‘A Gattis File’ novel. Eric Matheson has left his rich powerful family behind and is ‘five months and six days’ out of the police academy. He has been sent to the planet Gattis where the Gattis Corporation runs the law enforcement. This is reflected in their titles: an […]

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Uranus (Outer Planets Trilogy book 1) by Ben Bova (book review).

July 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Uranus (Outer Planets Trilogy book 1) by Ben Bova (book review).

‘Uranus’ by Ben Bova is the first novel in the ‘Outer Planets Trilogy’. Uranus is the seventh planet in our Solar System but, unlike the other gas giants, its ocean has been sterilised of life. It becomes a backwater where nobody wanted to go ‘until the self-styled Reverend Kyle Umber conceived his plan of building […]

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The Bastard Legion: book one by Gavin Smith (book review).

April 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Bastard Legion: book one by Gavin Smith (book review).

‘The Bastard Legion’ by Gavin Smith is the first novel in the ‘The Bastard Legion trilogy. Miska Corbin, ex-United States Marine Corps Special Operations Raider Regiment and ex-CIA is on a personal mission to find out who killed her Dad, Gunnery Sergeant Jonathan Corbin, USMC retired. It was a very professional hit. Her CIA handler […]

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Equations Of Life (Metrozone Sequence Trilogy book 1) by Simon Morden (book review).

March 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Equations Of Life (Metrozone Sequence Trilogy book 1) by Simon Morden (book review).

‘Equations Of Life’ by Simon Morden is the first novel in the ‘Metrozone Sequence Trilogy’. Samuil Petrovitch is a Russian living in a container in a domik at South Clapham. It is where poor people live and he, as a university physics researcher and computer programmer, does not earn that much money. The domiks, heaped […]

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Salvation Lost (The Salvation Sequence book 2) by Peter F Hamilton (book review).

February 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
Salvation Lost (The Salvation Sequence book 2) by Peter F Hamilton (book review).

‘Salvation Lost’ by Peter F Hamilton is the second novel in the Salvation Sequence trilogy. This in line with so many of Peter Hamilton’s novels is a space opera on a grand scale across both space and time. Time-wise it comprises two threads, the Earth-centric one is set from 25thJune to 4thJuly 2204 and the […]

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Abaddon’s Gate (book 3 of The Expanse Series) by James S.A. Corey (book review).

January 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Abaddon’s Gate (book 3 of The Expanse Series) by James S.A. Corey (book review).

Note for those who have only watched ‘The Expanse’, there are significant sub-plot changes between the TV series and the novel. The alien protomolecule has risen from Venus like ‘some titanic sea creature’ and travelled to the outer planets’ zone to form a Ring a thousand kilometres wide. A flotilla of science and military ships […]

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Caliban’s War (book 2 of The Expanse series) by James S.A. Corey (book review).

December 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Caliban’s War (book 2 of The Expanse series) by James S.A. Corey (book review).

‘Caliban’s War’ by James S. A. Corey is the second novel in the main ‘Expanse’ space opera series. Note: for those who have only watched ‘The Expanse’, there are significant sub-plot changes between the TV series and the novel. Tension is heightened between Mars and the United Nations on Jupiter’s largest moon, Ganymede, the breadbasket […]

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BristolCon 2019 Report (convention report)

November 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
BristolCon 2019 Report  (convention report)

BristolCon was a one-day Science Fiction and fantasy convention held on Saturday 26th October 2019 at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel, five minutes walk from Bristol Temple Meads railway station. Well, it would have been five minutes were it not for the roadworks and, of course, they closed some railway lines into the station for engineering works […]

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Deep Blue: The Second Species Trilogy book 2 by Jane O’Reilly (book review).

October 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Deep Blue: The Second Species Trilogy book 2 by Jane O’Reilly (book review).

‘Deep Blue’ by Jane O’Reilly, the second book in ‘The Second Species Trilogy’, is a space opera with a heavy leaning towards romance but not quite as we know it. Jinnifer Blue, Jinn to her friends, wakes up in the A2 prison ship, strapped to a bed and part way through forced treatment to have […]

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Blue Shift: The Second Species Trilogy book 1 by Jane O’Reilly (book review).

September 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
Blue Shift: The Second Species Trilogy book 1 by Jane O’Reilly (book review).

‘Blue Shift’ by Jane O’Reilly, the first book in ‘The Second Species Trilogy’, is a space opera with a heavy leaning towards romance but not quite as we know it. Jinnifer Blue is a pilot and, like all professional space pilots, is required to have ‘tellurium’ in her body to interface directly with spaceships. The […]

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