Review: Crystal Venom, Steve Wheeler

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Review: Crystal Venom, Steve Wheeler

Crystal Venom (Goodreads) Author:  Steve Wheeler (website) Rating: What will you do when the hand that nourishes you starts choking you?  The crew of Basalt, the interstellar frigate, are major media heroes, famous beyond their wildest dreams. The various factions of the Administration, the Games Board, the Haulers and the corporate Gjomviks all want a piece of their […]

Review: The 5th Wave, Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave (Goodreads) Author:  Rick Yancey (website) Follow @RickYancey Rating: The 1st Wave took out half a million people. The 2nd Wave put that number to shame. The 3rd Wave lasted a little longer, twelve weeks… four billion dead. In the 4th Wave, you can’t trust that people are still people. And the 5th Wave? No one knows. But […]

Review: Star Wars: Scoundrels, Timothy Zahn

Title: Star Wars: Scoundrels (Goodreads) Author: Timothy Zahn (Facebook) Rating: Han Solo should be basking in his moment of glory. After all, the cocky smuggler and captain of the Millennium Falcon just played a key role in the daring raid that destroyed the Death Star and landed the first serious blow to the Empire in its war against […]

Review: Great North Road, Peter F Hamilton

Title: Great North Road (Goodreads) Author:  Peter F. Hamilton (website) Rating: In Newcastle-upon-Tyne, AD 2142, Detective Sidney Hurst attends a brutal murder scene. The victim is one of the wealthy North family clones – but none have been reported missing. And the crime’s most disturbing aspect is how the victim was killed. Twenty years ago, a North […]

Review: Birdie Down, Jim Graham

Title: Birdie Down (Goodreads) Author:  Jim Graham (@jimsgraham) Rating: The Outer-Rim rebellion stumbles into its second day …and in the wrong direction. The third generation residents of the resource-rich New Worlds are seeking to throw off the yolk of corporate rule. Ex-Resource War veteran, Sebastian Scatkiewicz and his colleague, Andrew ‘Birdie’ Goosen, have dared to take on the biggest […]

Review: A Confusion of Princes, Garth Nix

Title: A Confusion of Princes (Goodreads) Author:  Garth Nix (@garthnix) Rating: I have died three times, and three times been reborn, though I am not yet twenty in the old earth years by which it is still the fashion to measure time. This is the story of my three deaths, and my life between. My […]

Review: Burnt Ice, Steve Wheeler

Title: Burnt Ice (Goodreads) Author:  Steve Wheeler Rating: Captain Michael Longbow and his crew of engineers, warriors and operatives are about to catch up on some recreation time on the resort world of Cygnus 5 when an investigation of some ancient underwater ruins turns into a full-scale battle. A series of missions takes them to […]

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