Category Archives: Book Review

Dark Sky (2017). Mike Brooks

Dark Sky(2017)   Mike Brooks Sequel to Dark Run and Ichabod Drift and his zany crew of miscreants are back for another story.  They are offered a sum to go to a mining planet and collect information about the productivity and … Continue reading

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Dark Run (2015). Mike Brooks

Dark Run(2015)    Mike Brooks Icabod Drift is a blue-haired Mexican Captain of the Keiko.  His crew of misfits includes Jenna McIllroy, a stow-away-turned-ship computer tech; Apirana Wahawaha, a massive Māori fighter; Micah van Schaken, a former mercenary; Jai and Kuia … Continue reading

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The Drug Hunters (2017) Donald R. Kirsch and Ogi Ogas

The Drug Hunters(2017)  Donald R. Kirsch and Ogi Ogas While not quite as exciting as Island of the Lost this book is very interesting in its own way. Have you ever wondered how something as common as an Aspirin was … Continue reading

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Island of the Lost (2007) Joan Druett

Island of the Lost: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World (2007)  Joan Druett This book is riveting.  Along the lines of Endurance and the story of Shackleton and his crew.  In 1864 the Grafton and it’s crew of five are returning … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eve and Adam (2012) Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate

Eve and Adam (2012) Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate I am not really sure why I read this book as it is not usually my taste. There was some interesting biotech – Rapid healing and a rapid DNA synthesis system. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Columbus Day: Expeditionary Force, Book 1 (2016) Craig Alanson

Columbus Day: Expeditionary Force, Book 1 (2016) Craig Alanson This book is a guilty pleasure. Joe Bishop is our hero.   He is in main on leave from the Army when first Hamster-like aliens named Ruhar come to Earth and start … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Perfect Mile (2004). Neal Bascom. – Roger Bannister, John Lady, and Wes Santee and the 4 minute mile.

The Perfect Mile (2004) Neal Bascomb With the passing of the great Sir Roger Bannister I highly recommend this terrific book about the great completion that occurred at that time between Englishman Bannister, Australian John Landy, and American Wes Santee. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Exodus (2017) Alex Lamb

Exodus (2017) Alex Lamb Book 3 of the Roboteer Trilogy (Roboteer an Nemesis)  Will Kono-Monet versus Superior Nada (Sounds like a nightmare Catholic Nun). Or is it Mark Ruiz and Ann Ludec versus the Photurians (The Borg).   Wait maybe all … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nemesis (2016) Alex Lamb

Nemesis (2016) Alex Lamb The most be a thousand books with this title. Sci Fi, fantasy, fiction, and non-fiction. Come on! Can’t we do a little better? Anyway. Part 2 of the Roboteer (I do like that title even though … Continue reading

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The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet (2014) Becky Chambers

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet (2014) Becky Chambers I lucked into this great book at my local library.   Rosemary Harper is a rich girl trying to escape from a family scandal. She ends up part of the … Continue reading

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