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Lessons from the Void | Book 2: The Lessons Saga

Lessons from the Void is the second novel in the Lessons Saga. It is now available for pre-order and will be released on the 30th of April 2021. A war between Earth and Mars is inevitable. Five years ago, Prince Du Mon prevented an alien attack on Mars. Now, he has been tasked with taking command of the fleet’s newest starship: a ship grown from the very flesh of the…

A Review of “Snow Crash” by Neal Stephenson

In many ways Neal Stephenson’s 1992 novel Snow Crash reads as though it’s describing the modern day: franchises spreading like viruses, mafia-controlled mega-corporations, boats of refugees lashed together and fighting to escape their homeland while the West tries to push them back into the ocean. Whereas William Gibson’s Neuromancer examined the criminal underbelly of a dystopian world by taking us through the eyes of a nobody, Stephenson sets up his…

What I learnt from the “worst” episode of Star Trek

Credit to Star Trek: The Next Generation | Season 4 Episode 25: In Theory (Written by Joe Menosky & Ronald D. Moore). In Theory is an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, which has been relatively panned by critics. To be fair, it’s an episode of an interstellar TV series with zero exploration. It’s a romantic episode without any romance. Despite these flaws, I continue cherish this awkward, penultimate…

A Review of “The Machine Stops” by E. M. Forster

I have only read one story by E. M. Forster, the author who also wrote the novel Passage to India. However, The Machine Stops has quickly cemented itself as one of my favourite stories. In fact, it was one of the pieces of fiction that inspired me to begin this blog. Forster’s writing is emotive, and in many ways disarmingly prophetic. He penned the story in 1928, and in it…

A Review of “Starfighters of Adumar” by Aaron Allston

A Prelude to Star Wars Fiction Throughout my lifetime I’ve perhaps read forty or fifty books based in George Lucas’s Star Wars universe. The cannon of literature spanned a few hundred years of fictional history (until the extended canon was jettisoned by Disney executives), with several long-running series planned out by some seminal authors. Of these, it was the X-Wing series that I most adored. Let me pitch them to…

The Sky Castle

Nobunaga was furious when he saw the sky castle, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on why. He stood in the lobby, mouth agape, eyebrows knitting together as he glanced quickly around the transport lounge. “What is this? What have you done?” He asked, examining the dark-stained wooden interior of the lounge. Two suits of samurai armour were placed either side of the exit, and his gaze lingered on…

Lessons from the Wreckage | Book 1: The Lessons Saga

Prince Du Mon of Mars is a reluctant officer aboard the starship, Socrates. However, he quickly finds himself thrust into danger when pirates kill his best friend, and a devastating creature arrives at the edge of inhabited space. The prince quickly learns two things: First, someone onboard wants him captured or dead. Second, he must outwit a terrifying alien foe that he cannot comprehend. Lessons from the Wreckage mixes the…