Tag Archives: Space Opera

The Last Days of Krypton by Kevin J. Anderson – Audio Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the audiobook edition of Kevin J. Anderson’s novel about the fall of Superman’s world and its final moments.

“Emotionally super-charged, this is a story that is not to be missed.” ~The Founding Fields

Comics Round-up 15.01.2013


Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings bring you the second comics round-up for January.

“Minus the disappointment of Wonder Woman these comics have all exceeded expectations.~Shadowhawk

Iron Man: Armour Wars is a fun, action-packed and brilliantly entertaining graphic novel that should not be missed for fans of Tony Stark.” ” ~Bane of Kings

Comics Round-up 01.01.2013

Thor God of Thunder 2

Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings bring to you the first comics round-up for the new year.

“An experience of extremes.” ~Shadowhawk

The last batch of comics that I read in 2012 have been (mostly) fantastic, setting 2013 up to be a great year. ~Bane of Kings

Comics Round-up 15.12.2012

Batman 14

Bellarius joins Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings for the second comics round-up for December.

“Some good, some bad, just like any other month really.” ~Shadowhawk

A mixed bag for Marvel Now and a fresh take on the Man of Steel.” ~Bane of Kings

“Some very disappointing reading this time around.” ~Bellarius

The Culture: The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings shares his thoughts on the second novel his new favourite space opera series, Iain M. Banks’ Culture. The Player of Games is published by Orbit in the UK.

“With the first two novels in the Culture series, Iain M. Banks has showed us all why he is a true master of his craft. The Culture is now one of my favourite series and I think The Player of Games may be one of my favourite novels. Unmissable.”~The Founding Fields

The Other Half Of The Sky by Athena Andreadis – Advance Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the latest anthology from Candlemark & Gleam, featuring stories that are primarily about female protagonists and how they fit into the wider SFF worlds.

“A very thought-provoking anthology that forces the reader to realise that female protagonists can be just as incredible and compelling as their male counterparts in the wider SFF fields, particularly space opera. ” ~The Founding Fields

Comics Round-up 01.12.2012


Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings bring you more comics reviews, covering everything from DC’s New 52 to Marvel’s relaunch of its lineup with Marvel Now!, IDW Publishing to Dynamite Entertainment, in the first round-up installment for December.

“This has been a month of highs and lows, but I’m still having fun!” ~Shadowhawk

“Marvel Now! Gets off to a positive start, The New 52 continues to impress and Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning are on fine form.” ~Bane of Kings

Nineteen Galaxies: Ghosts of Earth by John Charles Scott – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews John Charles Scott’s Ghosts of Earth, the military sci-fi follow up to The Legend of Adam Caine, self-published and set in the same Universe as Scott’s Recon One-Five.

“JCS keeps improving with every novel he writes. This is an example of why you shouldn’t dismiss self-publishing – it can provide some great novels, such as this one.” ~The Founding Fields

Spin The Sky by Katy Stauber – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews Katy Stauber’s latest novel, a space opera reimagining of one of the most classical tales in human history.

“Stunningly smart and deceptively unique, Spin The Sky is a new classic for modern times.” ~The Founding Fields

Kirby Genesis Part 1 – Comics Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the first volumes of three of Dynamite’s tribute series to creator Jack Kirby: Kirby Genesis Volume 1 collecting issues #0-8, Kirby Genesis – Silver Star Volume 1 collecting together issues #1-6 and Kirby Genesis – Captain Victory Volume 1 also collecting together issues #1-6.

“Better than expected but with a few flaws, these comics definitely gripping and entertaining.” ~The Founding Fields

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