Tag Archives: United States

Germline – The Subterrene War: Book 1, T.C. McCarthy (Orbit, 2011)

Germline is the lackluster, near future Military Science Fiction novel by T.C. McCarthy that serves as the first in the Subterrene War series. Written from the POV of a war correspondent, it has an interesting premise, but sparse descriptions and an unsympathetic narrator failed to really pull me in. For a full description go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com or short link to: http://wp.me/pWa2h-E3 Continue reading

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Posted in Chronicle, Coming of Age tale, Dystopian, Hard SciFi, Identity, Military Science Fiction, Near Future fic, Part of A Series but can be Read without reading previous volumes, Post Colonial, Post Modern, Present Day Sci Fi, Saga, Science Fiction, Series, Stand Alone Novel, Thoughtful, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Reason to Live: Marty Singer Mystery #1, Matt Iden (Iden, 2012 {Audible Iden/Sherr, Narrator: Lloyd Sherr})

A Reason to Live: Marty Singer Mystery #1 by Matt Iden: When a young woman and an old case show up in Marty Singer’s life, the retired DC detective is drawn into an excellent gritty noir mystery. For full review go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

Posted in audio book, Chronicle, Crime Thriller, Detective Novel, Mystery, Part of A Series but can be Read without reading previous volumes, Ripping Yarn, Series, Stand Alone Novel, Strong Characters, Thriller, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Broken Aro: Book One of the Broken Ones, Jen Wylie (Untold Press, 2012)

Tom reviews Broken Aro, the first installment of the Fantasy Romance series, The Broken Ones by Jen Wylie. With a very appealing central character, and at least one scene that truly moved me, I suspect this is a really good addition to anyone who enjoys the genre. Continue reading

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The Archaeologists’ Guide to The Billanobian Hegemony

T.L. Evans discusses the Billanobian Hegemeny Continue reading

Posted in Chronicle, Cultural Contact, Cycle, Espionage, Far Future, Future History, Generation Ship, Hard SciFi, Identity, Military Science Fiction, Music, Mystery, New Space Opera, Original Fiction, Part of A Series but can be Read without reading previous volumes, Planetary Romance, Political Drama, Post Colonial, Post Modern, Ripping Yarn, Saga, Science Fiction, Series, Space Exploration, Space Opera, Spy Thriller, Stand Alone Novel, Strong Characters, Thoughtful, Thoughtful Espionage Tale, Thriller, Uncategorized, Unique or Imaginative World, World | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press, 2008{Scholastic Audio, Narrator: Carolyn McCormick)

Tom finally gets around to reviewing The Hunger Games and is surprised by how good it really is. For a full review go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

Posted in audio book, Conspiracy Novel, Identity, Near Future fic, Part of A Series but can be Read without reading previous volumes, Political Drama, Ripping Yarn, Romance, Saga, Science Fiction, Series, Stand Alone Novel, Thoughtful, Thriller, Trilogy, Uncategorized, World | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Starship Troopers, Robert A. Heinlein, (Ace 1987, original published in serial form in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, 1959 {Blackstone Audio, 2006, Narrator: Lloyd James)

Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein is the classic of the Military Science Fiction genre. Great descriptions of technology and action filled combat dominate the book, though this is admittedly slowed down by a series of political thought experiment info-dumps. Even so, it is a great action tale and a fun read. For a more in depth description go to: http://www.sophyanempire.com Continue reading

Posted in audio book, Classic Sci Fi, Hard SciFi, Identity, Military Science Fiction, Political Drama, Ripping Yarn, Science Fiction, Stand Alone Novel, Strong Characters, Thoughtful, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Voyagers, Ben Bova (TOR, 1981 {Blackstone Audio, Narrators: Stefan Rudnicki})

Voyagers by Ben Bova is an alien contact book set in the early-to-mid 1980’s that is somewhat spoiled by the sexist nature of much of the text. ‘Tis a pity as that it had great potential. For a full review see http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

Posted in Alien Object, Chronicle, Hard SciFi, Part of A Series but can be Read without reading previous volumes, Political Drama, Present Day Sci Fi, Science Fiction, Series, Space Exploration, Stand Alone Novel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment