Book Reviews

To Fall Among Vultures
by Scott Warren

A one rocket bomb. I couldn't finish To Fall Among Vultures due to the erratic writing, flat characters, and confusing storytelling.

Book Reviews

Vick’s Vultures
by Scott Warren

Vick's Vultures barely qualifies for two rockets. Confusing writing, flat characters, and marginal storytelling couldn't salvage an otherwise promising premise.

Book Reviews

The Collapsing Empire
by John Scalzi

The Collapsing Empire begins a galaxy spanning story full of political backstabbing and shaky alliances. Scalzi's always colorful cast of characters and punchy writing kept me engaged throughout the reading experience. Needless to say, this one doesn't disappoint.

Book Reviews

Artemis
by Andy Weir

Readers of The Martian will want to love this book. I did. Unfortunately, I came away disappointed. Unsophisticated writing and juvenile humor made Artemis a slog which I finally had to give up on.

Movie Reviews

War for the Planet of the Apes

The third time is not the charm for this final movie in the franchise reboot. War for the Planet of the Apes was, unfortunately, a serious letdown in many ways.

Book Reviews

A Lot Like Christmas
by Connie Willis

If you’re looking for something beyond the traditional Dickens to read this holiday season, A Lot Like Christmas may fit the bill for you. Despite a couple of the stories feeling like duds to me, I’m giving it four rockets because there are many more stories I enjoyed than not, and even a few which stand out as holiday gems.

Book Reviews

Spin
by Robert Charles Wilson

Spin isn’t necessarily bad, but it isn’t necessarily good, either. It's somewhere inbetween, which isn't good enough for me to want to continue with the series.

Book Reviews

On Basilisk Station
by David Weber

Honor Harrington, newly appointed commander in the Royal Manticoran Navy, sees her bright future turn dull almost immediately as she is reassigned to the most distant outpost imaginable. Through her own resourcefulness and wit, though, Honor discovers a plot to destabilize the region that may have consequences far beyond just Basilisk Station.

Show Reviews

Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek: Discovery marks the return of the franchise to television after a 10+ year hiatus. It joins the canon of Trek greatness with visually stunning special effects and loads of potential, but will it live up to expectations?