StarTroopers: The Final Episode by Ged Maybury

Spencer Sockitt is a huge fan of the science fiction franchise, StarTroopers, and is ecstatic to get to interview the author – Arthur Thorsen – for his school magazine. However, the author is not what he was expecting: he is a strange man who claims that, rather than writing fiction, he has visions of battles…

Space: Above and Beyond #1 The Aliens Approach by Easton Royce

In the mid 21st century humans have begun to colonize other worlds. But mankind soon learns it is not alone when an unknown alien force destroys the settlement, and humans quickly finds itself in a race to defend the Earth and all of humanity against this new blood-thirsty foe. Based on the failed TV series (despite winning 2…

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

“That boy is our last hope,” Ben Kenobi said, his voice heavy with emotion. “No,” Kenobi’s former teacher corrected with a knowing gleam in his large eyes. “There is another.” For those who do not know the story of The Empire Strikes Back: Luke, Han and Leia lead the rebellion against the fascist Empire and…

Star Wars: Ylesia by Walter Jon Williams

Ylesia is the sixteenth installment in the New Jedi Order series. Set in the Expanded Universe (now known as Star Wars Legends) it takes place approximately thirty years after A New Hope, though the EU/Legend stories are all now considered non-canonical since the Disney purchase of Star Wars. Ylesia takes place specifically between chapters 21 and…

Star Wars “Brothers in Arms” – FCBD 2005

Since 2002 the American Comic Book Industry began promoting Free Comic Book Day to encourage customers to visit independent comic book retailers, to encourage sales and attract new customers. The promotion was a success and still runs to this day. 2005 saw the release of the first Star Wars FCBD comic, which can be downloaded…

Star Wars: Memes, Funny Memes & NSFW.

This is less of a review and more of a warning: Do Not Purchase This Book. Do not even download the free version. S.S Publishing has collected Star Wars memes from around the internet of varying resolutions and poorly edited them together into a bland, unoriginal and not even slightly entertaining book. On the Amazon page for…

Horus Rising by Dan Abnett

“It is the 31st millenium. Under the benevolent leadership of the Immortal Emporer the Imperium of Man has stretched out across the galaxy. It is a golden age of discovery and conquest. But now, on the eve of victory, the Emperor leaves the front lines, entrusting the great crusade to his favorite son, Horus. Promoted…

Star Trek: The Klingon Gambit by Robert E. Vardeman

Set during the original five-year mission (and according the star date placing it roughly towards the end of the second season) this book reads like a classic Star Trek episode. That can be a good or a bad thing depending on your tastes, as Star Trek is one of those franchises that proves to polarize it’s…

Cerberus: A Wolf in The Fold

Qwin is an agent of the Confederacy; a master spy and assassin. He is sent to the penal colony of Cerberus to infiltrate the crime lord’s syndicate and stop the alien subterfuge that threatens all of mankind. But there is a catch – the planets in the Warden system have a symbiotic microbe that infects everything living…

An Interview with Neal Asher

I have recently had the honor and pleasure of interviewing Neal Asher, one of the UK’s top Science Fiction authors. His works are gritty and violent and (the vast majority) of his works set in the distant future are often labeled as post-cyberpunk due to the themes in his stories. His work is highly imaginative…

Star Rebel by F. M. Busby

Star Rebel is an epic story of one man’s struggle against institutional brutality and the oppression of the Space Academy. Bran Tregare has survived humiliation, beatings, fights to the death and witnessed rapes and murders – all by superior officers who use their authority to satisfy their own sadistic needs. Somehow, amongst this violence, Bran has…

Soldier, Ask Not by Gordon R. Dickson

Originally a short story (that won the Hugo award) and later re-written as the third installment of the Childe Cycle, Soldier, Ask Not is heavy with themes of faith and philosophy and treads a thin line between logic and faith – never condemning nor promoting one or the other. The title – Soldier, Ask Not – hints…