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Space Station Down by Ben Bova and Doug Beason (book review).

October 3, 2020 | By | Reply More
Space Station Down by Ben Bova and Doug Beason (book review).

‘Space Station Down’ by Ben Bova and Doug Beason is a standalone near future Science Fiction thriller. The Americans and the Russians, with contributions from other nations, run the International Space Station (ISS). The Russians are so hungry for cash that they had flown up 36 multi-mission radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs) for the Americans on […]

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Superposition (book one) by David Walton (book review).

September 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Superposition (book one) by David Walton (book review).

 ‘Superposition’ by David Walton is the first novel in a science fiction duology from 2015. Jacob Kelley used to be a top-notch scientist at the New Jersey Super Collider (NJSC) and had given up his job a few years back to get away from its politics. He is now enjoying being a teacher and has […]

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Friendly Fire: book two of The Bastard Legion by Gavin Smith (book review).

August 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Friendly Fire: book two of The Bastard Legion by Gavin Smith (book review).

‘The Bastard Legion: Friendly Fire’ by Gavin Smith is the second novel in the ‘The Bastard Legion’ trilogy. Miska Corbin, ex-United States Marine Corps Special Operations Raider Regiment and CIA black operative has taken over a prison barge with some 6,000 inmates. Her aim was to find who among them killed her father. The CIA’s […]

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Legion: Skin Deep by Brandon Sanderson (book review).

August 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
Legion: Skin Deep by Brandon Sanderson (book review).

‘Legion: Skin Deep’ by Brandon Sanderson is the second novella in the ‘Legion’ trilogy. Stephen Leeds can remember exactly everything he has seen and heard but the way he brings back these memories is highly unusual. He imagines real people that specialise in subjects who tell him what he needs to know. There is Ivy […]

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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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