Category: Literature

“Fahrenheit 451” Ray Bradbury dies!

“Fahrenheit 451” Ray Bradbury dies!

Ray Bradbury, the legendary writer of science-fiction, fantasy and horror died yesterday at the age of 91. Ray is of course mostly famous for Fahrenheit 451, a story were everybody has joined together to create a complete dystopia for those enlightened who happened to think differently. The story follows Guy Montag, a fireman whose job it is to burn books, all books, but slowly changes his mind as he can’t identify the society around him with his own feelings.  Well, after Ray’s death it...

Blue Remembered Earth Review!

Blue Remembered Earth Review!

Alastair Reynolds’ latest sci-fi novel is entitled ‘Blue Remembered Earth’, it was released earlier this year and here is the full review. The novel is the first in a planned trilogy called ‘Poseidon’s Children’ and as such it suffers from the fact that it tries too hard to be both epic and the necessity that certain plot points can’t be fully developed yet. The author Alastair Reynolds first rose to fame with his Revelation Space novels first released in 2000, the standalone...

Star Trek Novels Update!

Star Trek Novels Update!

As I have not posted anything on Star Trek novels lately like I used to I will give a brief summary of what has happened on this front. ***UPDATED*** Here is the cover of Starfleet Academy The Assassination Game. ***UPDATED*** ‘Starfleet Academy The Assassination Game’. First of all is the prospective release of the Young adult novel ‘Starfleet Academy The Assassination Game’ by Alan Gratz late June next month, I say prospective because even though it is highly expected by fans there...

Fifth Starfleet Academy book slated for august 2013!

Various publishers have a listing for a fifth entry in the Starfleet Academy series, unfortunately it is slated for august 2013 which is still a while away. Meanwhile no news yet on the firth novel scheduled for June this year, I had hoped that the cover would have been released but so far no luck. Stay tuned for the announcement on who is to be the writer of the fifth book. source; http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1442428570/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=8ofsguitothet-21&linkCode=as2&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=1442428570  

Details on new Star Trek: The Next Generation novel trilogy revealed!

Details on new Star Trek: The Next Generation novel trilogy revealed!

According to 8of5.blogspot.com David Mack is writing a new trilogy that will feature the characters from The Next Generation. The Trilogy is called ‘Cold Equations’ and will see its first novel released in october. The details he described are taken out of the new issue of Star Trek Magazine and it contains the following brief description. In Book I: The Persistence of Memory, Picard and the Enterprise crew try to stop the Typhon Pact from raising an army of androids. Book...

Star Trek: DTI: Forgotten History Cover + Synopsis!

Star Trek: DTI: Forgotten History Cover + Synopsis!

Well, they are back. Our two famous Star Trek time travel investigator Lucsly and Dulmur (DS9 Trials and Tribble-ations) are again the leads in a new novel in the Department of Temporal Investigations series. Simon and Schuster have in another round of updates given this book a tentative release date for the 24th of April along with its official synopsis. Synopsis… The agents of the Department of Temporal Investigations are assigned to look into an anomaly that has appeared deep in Federation territory. It’s difficult...

Second chapter of Sisterhood of Dune online!

As expected a second chapter of the upcoming Dune universe novel Sisterhood of Dune has been made available online as a preview of what is to come. The book itself is still scheduled for a January 3rd release. The second chapter seems to be more interesting as the first had lots of filler material for those readers not familiar with the Dune universe. I expect this to be the last preview before the release, so see you back in early January...

Sisterhood of Dune audio sample released!

On January 3rd the Us edition of Brian Herbert and Kevin J Anderson’s latest Dune book ‘Sisterhood of Dune’ will be released. The first chapter has already been released as a sampler and now Macmillan audio has released that first chapter as an audio version. The audio book has the same release date as the book. The voice from this audio book is all too familiar to those who have before listened to Dune audio books. Here is the file. Sisterhood-of-Dune-Web-Clip  

Star Trek Destiny Omnibus

Simon & Schuster reveals details for their 2012 Star Trek Line-up.

Here are the details of the 2012 line up of Star Trek novels from Simon & Schuster. In the Last few months we have hit a bit of dry spell when it came to releases and the synopsis of the upcoming novels seem to arouse anticipation. Please note the details of ‘The assassination game’, so far we have been kept in the dark about the latest entry into the Starfleet Academy series. Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night Publication...

Star Trek Typhon Pact returns in 2012.

Star Trek Typhon Pact returns in 2012.

After four novels and one ebook set in the cross-franchise universe we will get two more novels in 2012. The Typhon Pact is of course the series that contains the main cast from TNG, DS9 and Voyager. Each of these series has continued into the expanded universe in one form or the other and in many ways the Typhon Pact series was an effort to bring some order and continuity to the expanded universe. Now, the series will continue with two...

Sisterhood of Dune First Chapter Online!

As has become a tradition with the novels of Briand Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson… here is the first chapter of their new novel ‘Sisterhood of dune’ which is the first book of a new trilogie. This new book series is set some time after the conclusion of the Butlerian Jihad and features the rise of the Bene Gesserit sisterhood. Download link => Sisterhood-Chap-1. Also, the above picture is I believe the final version of the cover art. The release date for the...

Star Trek Typhon Pact: The Struggle Within eBook Review!

Star Trek Typhon Pact: The Struggle Within eBook Review!

Depsite the fact that the Star Trek franchise recieved an official reboot back in 2009 the original franchise timeline continues. During the last two years we have seen the expanded universe of TNG, DS9 and VOY dealing with the aftermath of the Borg invasion. These novels and stories contain considerably more drama and emphasize personal development rather than exploring. So far they have been quite to my liking and slowly these storylines are emerging from the post-Borg invasion setting into a...

Sisterhood of Dune is to be released in february 2012. UPDATED

Sisterhood of Dune is to be released in february 2012. UPDATED

Yet again a novel is written by Kevin J Anderson & Brian Herbert that is set in the Dune Universe. Together they have written 10 novels for the dune universe and quite frankly sometimes it tires a little. Yet is has been a while since the last one and its not like other writers haven’t milked out franchises. Their new book is called ‘Sisterhood of Dune’ and is the first book of a trilogy called Schools of Dune. Though if the...

Starfleet Academy The Gemini Agent review!

Starfleet Academy The Gemini Agent review!

Synopsis… In The Gemini Agent, as first-year final exams week kicks off, several incident reports with serious allegations against James T. Kirk end up on the Commandant of Midshipmen’s desk. None of the allegations are true, of course… or are they? Kirk is being plagued by mysterious blackout periods, so he finds the allegations difficult to refute. During these blackout periods, he has no recollection of what he did, save for some very disturbing and disjointed memories. Kirk needs his...