Tag Archives: Science Fiction

The Transformers: All Hail Megatron #1-16 by Shane McCarthy and Guido Guidi – Comic Review [Bellarius]


Bellarius returns to 2008 (and sanity) with Transformers: All Hail Megatron.

“Autobots versus Decepticons at its best, yet it somehow still leaves you wanting more.” – The Founding Fields

Comics Round-up 01.04.2013


Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings welcome you to the first comics round-up for April.

“After reading the first half of JMS’ run on Wonder Woman, I sincerely wish that it was him writing the current ongoing, rather than Azzarello. Bill Willingham delivers an absolute scorcher on Fables Vol.1, even as Snyder’s Batman ends on a rather tame note. Following Arvid Nelson’s excellent first two volumes, Robert Place Napton’s Dejah Thoris proves to be a disappointment, continuing a trend with the writer across the various John Carter titles.” ~Shadowhawk

“The flagship titles of Marvel Now! make some good, entertaining progress and DC’s Justice League is a strong but flawed series” ~Bane of Kings

Codex: Grey Knights by Mat Ward – Book Review [Bellarius]


Bellarius hails the magnum opus of Our Ward In Heaven, Codex: Grey Knights by Mat Ward.

“PRAISE BE!” – The Founding Fields

A Soldier’s Duty by Jean Johnson – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the first novel in the Theirs Not To Reason Why hard military SF series.

“This is military science fiction at its best, filled to the brim with some excellent action scenes and a heavy dose of military jargon, rounded off with an excellent protagonist and a great narrative. A must-read.” ~The Founding Fields

Strange Chemistry Double – Emilie & The Hollow World and The Holders [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews two of Strange Chemistry’s latest young adult fantasy titles.

On Emilie & The Hollow World: “This is an action-adventure novel that is very reminiscent of Jules Verne’s classic, A Journey To The Center of The Earth. Hence, my conclusion is that the novel is a work of genius.

On The Holders: “An Irish fantasy that reads like an X-men novelisation. Which means of course that this was pretty damn good, no mistake.”

Horus Heresy: Galaxy in Flames by Ben Counter – Dual Review [Bane of Kings & Lord of the Night]


Lord of the Night and Bane of Kings continue their re-reviews of the Horus Heresy Saga, returning this time to the Siege of Isstvann III, the final act of the opening trilogy, written by Ben Counter and published by Black Library.

Galaxy in Flames is the Horus Heresy version of an over-the-top action movie, with an action-packed, page-turning read but little in the development of characters. However, Counter manages to deliver a satisfying conclusion to the last installment of the initial trilogy.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

“An enjoyable third novel that while not meeting the same standard as its two predecessors, is still a good book with plenty of incredible moments.” ~Lord of the Night, The Founding Fields

Shadowsun: The Last of Kiru’s Line by Braden Campbell – Novella Review [Bellarius]


Looking at Black Library’s latest novella, Shadowsun: The Last of Kiru’s Line by Braden Campbell, Bellarius’ analyses its problems.

“An ultimately failed effort to develop Shadowsun’s character, undermined by a flawed presentation of the tau themselves.” – The Founding Fields

No Return by Zachary Jernigan – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

No Return

Bane of Kings reviews Zachary Jernigan’s brilliant debut novel, No Return, published by Night Shade Books.

“An awesome novel with some great world building and some strong characters – Zachary Jernigan is an author who you want to watch out for.” ~The Founding Fields

Germline by T. C. McCarthy – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the first book in T. C. McCarthy’s Subterrene War near-future SF series.

“Relentless, ambitious and disturbingly dark, Germline is one of the most interesting novels I’ve read, but it also leaves something to be desired.” ~The Founding Fields

Priests of Mars by Graham McNeill – Book Review [Bellarius]


Bellarius analyses Priests of Mars by Graham McNeill to see just how a 40K novel can hold up when not at the centre of a war.

“A very good, very interestingly detailed story which desperately needs to be continued.” - The Founding Fields

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