Category: Literature

Star Trek The Next Generation A gentle Encounter Before Farpoint Deanna Troi wearing skirt uniform

Star Trek The Next Generation A Gentle Encounter Before Farpoint

Star Trek The Next Generation A Gentle Encounter Before Farpoint For a while now I have considered writing a novel set in the Star Trek universe. I already have an extensive collection of notes as well as outlines for several novels. Yet I have not been able to really make a good start. One issue is that the novel will probably be rejected because I am still a novice writer. Just before Christmas I felt an urge to salvage something. I...

A Happy 2017 from SciFiEmpire.net

A Happy 2017 from SciFiEmpire.net, your website for all Sci-Fi news

A Happy 2017 from SciFiEmpire.net 2016 has come and gone. For many it outstayed its welcome. Problems such as Brexit and the election of Donald Trump has certainly made me apprehensive about the future. Sadly we also lost far too many celebrities: Carrie Fisher, her mother Debbie Reynolds and actor Alan Rickman to name just a few. On the last day of the year we also lost William Christopher, who played father Mulcahy on M.A.S.H for over a decade. All this makes...

Black Friday deal - purchase Linux, Programming and Hacking for Beginners for $2.99

Black Friday deal – purchase Linux, Programming and Hacking for Beginners for $2.99

Black Friday deal For those inclined to improve their Computer Science skills can now purchase my E-book on pre-order from Amazon. The book, entitled Linux, Programming and Hacking for Beginners, is for sale in the Kindle store for $ 2.99. You can download it directly to your Kindle or as an PDF and read it on any device of your choosing. As the title betrays the book is an introductory text into Linux, Programming and Hacking. It aims to teach novice readers a critical...

Black Friday deal - purchase Linux, Programming and Hacking for Beginners for $2.99

Linux, Programming and Hacking for Beginners now available on Amazon

Linux, Programming and Hacking for Beginners I wanted to give you guys the news that my computer book is now available for pre-order from Amazon. The book, entitled Linux, Programming and Hacking for Beginners, is for sale in the Kindle store for $ 2.99. You can download it directly to your Kindle or as an PDF and read it on any device of your choosing. As the title betrays the book is an introductory text into Linux, Programming and Hacking. It aims to...

The end for SciFiEmpire.net - So long and farewell!

The end for SciFiEmpire.net – So long and farewell!

The end for SciFiEmpire.net – So long and farewell! Readers of SciFiEmpire.net may have noticed I have been absent from posting for a few weeks. I had a lot of work to do and there are some big changes coming in my life. After some hesitation I decided the best decision was to stop posting on SciFiEmpire.net. Effectively that means the end of this blog. If anyone wants to continue the torch feel free to contact me. The decision to...

Introduction to Swift for Ubuntu

Introduction to Swift for Ubuntu in one easy tutorial!

Introduction to Swift for Ubuntu Those regular readers of this blog may know that I am also a writer. Currently I have two books nearing completion. One is a science fiction novel which is now in its third and I hope last draft. The other book is closer to my profession. Its an introductory book on Linux and programming. This week I have been busy working on its second draft. Mostly I have been fixing typos, re-checking code examples and...

Star Trek Novels in 2016

A full release schedule of Star Trek Novels in 2016!

Star Trek Novels in 2016 It has been a while since I wrote an overview of all upcoming Star Trek Novels in 2016. Below is a preview of 14 novels announced for release this year. 7 of those are set in the TOS universe alone. The Original Trilogy TOS is getting a lot of love this year with no fewer than 7 novels scheduled for release. Two of those releases are this month, February, with Miasma (Ebook) by Greg Cox and...

Beyond the Aquila Rift

Beyond the Aquila Rift: Alastair Reynolds short fiction collection

Beyond the Aquila Rift Sometime ago I wrote a preview about the upcoming works of famed sci-fi author Alastair Reynolds. Well, fans of his writing can look forward to even more of his stories. First up is BEYOND THE AQUILA RIFT: THE BEST OF ALASTAIR REYNOLDS. This is a collection of the author’s short fiction and novellas. For those readers unfamiliar with the author, Aquila Rift is his nomme de plume or alter ego. Reynolds has a long history of writing short fiction,...

A Happy New Year from SciFiEmpire.net

A Happy New Year from SciFiEmpire.net

A Happy New Year I would like to wish all readers a Happy New Year. I am sure 2016 will be a wonderful year filled with family happiness, job promotions and of course exciting Science Fiction! To get a glimpse of what you can expect from the new year you can read my two previous posts. The first previews upcoming sci-fi games and the second upcoming movies. The start of 2016 is also very promising. This evening the BBC will air...

SciFiEmpire christmas tree in winter. Wishing you the Seasons Greetings

Wishing you the Seasons Greetings

Wishing you the Seasons Greetings Christmas has almost arrived and the year is almost over. As such I wish every reader of this website the seasons greetings. I hope you will enjoy your holiday. I know I will. I will probably end up viewing The Force Awakens at the cinema for a second time this week. If you haven’t seen it yet, do go! For those who worry about a drought in articles can rest assured. I will post plenty over...

Child of the Daystar review - novel by Bryce O'Connor

Child of the Daystar by Bryce O’Connor Review

Child of the Daystar, a review Child of the Daystar is a fantasy novel by first time author Bryce O’Connor. The novel has been funded through a Kickstarter project and is the first in a series called The Wings of War. O’Connor freely admits that Child of the Daystar may be his mixtape. On the Kickstarter page he cites his influences to be authors such as Jennifer Roberson and Elizabeth Hayden. Read the rest of the review below to find out if this book is...

Aurora Review - Kim Stanley Robinson

Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson a Review

Aurora Review Author Kim Stanley Robinson released a new novel this year, Aurora. I considered it time to gather my thoughts and write a review for this very good book that alas also has some major deficiencies. Aurora is set some 500 hundred years into future on a generation ship. It’s goal is the Tau Ceti system. Freya, daughter of Devi, the de facto chief engineer, is struggling with her late adolescence. Her parents are worried she is not up to...

Git and GitHub - an introductory tutorial

Introductory Tutorial Git and GitHub

Git and GitHub Yet another chapter for my book on Linux, Programming and Hacking is finished. While I won’t publish them all a few key chapters I have posted online to get feedback. The latest chapter is the last one of the first part of the book. It concludes my description of the Linux command line. The chapter before it does briefly touch upon programming, but part 2 focuses solely on that. This chapter  on Git and GitHub connects the two...

Object oriented design with Java

An introduction to Object Oriented Design with java

An introduction to Object Oriented Design with java I have finished another chapter of my introductory book on Computer Science. This chapter, entitled Object oriented design with java, deals with Object-Oriented Programming (OOP). This concept is illustrated using the Java programming language. For this chapter just like the others a few caveats are necessary to understand. There may be typos and errors. I was pointed to a new of errors in my chapter on shell scripting. There may be some in this chapter as...