Category: Literature

The Assassination Game First Chapter Online! ***UPDATE Large cover***

The Assassination Game First Chapter Online! ***UPDATE Large cover***

After Simon & Schuster revealed the cover of their upcoming novel Starfleet Academy The Assassination Game they have now also uploaded the first chapter as a teaser. Download the PDF file here below to get it.   Enjoy!!!.   Download Link: Starfleet Academy The Assassination Game   (After hitting the link, push the top sentence entitled Starfleet Academy the Assassination Game).     ***UPDATE*** It would seem that Simon & Schuster have uploaded  a high-resolution version of the cover, it’s just gorgeous.

Starfleet Academy The Assassination Game cover revealed!

Starfleet Academy The Assassination Game cover revealed!

After less than a week to go until its supposed June 26th release date publishers Simon & Schuster have finally revealed the cover of the fourth installment in The Starfleet Academy young adult novel series. Book 4 is entitled The Assassination game and is written by Alan Gratz. So far, I have reviewed all earlier novels in the series and I must say I am looking forward to this one. And even though the plots seems to have elements from the 1980’s movie Gotcha it also seems that series will continue its often bleak view of reality. The cover itself is OK I think, it...

Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night Review!

Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night Review!

Plagues of Night is written by David R. George III, a Star Trek veteran vilified by fans over his earlier novel that was part of the Typhon Pact series. Rough Beasts of Empire of course dealt with the shocking divorce of Captain Sisko and Kasidy Yates. Plagues of Night however tries to tie-up all the earlier Typhon Pact novels by describing the events from the previous stories from the ‘Point of View’ of other characters in the first few chapters, sadly at first I didn’t know what the author was trying to do as I thought that history was repeating itself with these events. If that is the opinion of an experienced...

“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 will come down to us all to be like Guy Montag and voice our opinion when we want to.  ...

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 sequel Chasm City still occupies a warm spot in my heart. Over the following years we have seen more sequels...

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 has been no information on this book whatsoever. Meaning no new synopsis, front cover or interviews by the author. Which gives rise to...

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 II: Silent Weapons sees the Enterprise crew race to avert the assassination of the Federation president – only to confront an even...

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 to get clear readings, but a mysterious inactive vessel lies at the heart of the anomaly, one outfitted with some...

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 for the review here on SciFiempre.net Here is the download… Sisterhood of Dune Chapter 2 Source; http://kjablog.com

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 date: May 29, 2012 An all-new novel set in the universe of Star Trek: The Next Generation! In the wake of...

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 novels written by David R. George. Who is sadly also the author of the third wretched book in the Typhon...

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 novel has been confirmed as january 3rd next year for the US and late january for the UK. I won’t...

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 a new direction which seems difficult to plot. One effort to bring some order into the expanded universe is the Typhon Pact...

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 book is not a succes then its possible they will can the others. Personally I have mixed feelings about this...