Tag Archives: Space Opera

Non-Spoiler Review of Star Wars: Rogue One

To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t amped up about Rogue One.  Not even after how much I loved The Force Awakens.  I had a confidence in the production company’s ability to make a Star Wars film I lacked after the … Continue reading

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Review of Star Wars: Darth Vader vol. 4: End of Games by Kieron Gillen

Volume 4 completes the 25 comic run covering Darth Vader’s adventures between the first and second Star Wars movies (i.e., Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back).  It’s everything you would hope for from a Darth Vader story—it’s visually gorgeous, … Continue reading

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Short Review Roundup – Graphic Novel Edition

The day and a half I spent without power post Hurricane Hermine was an excellent excuse to plow through some graphic novels.  And I did enjoy those I read, but it doesn’t really make sense to write long reviews of … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: Women of Futures Past, edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

I discussed Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s essay on women’s contributions to the pulps in my review of Cirsova issue #2.  It was that essay that convinced me to pick up Women of Futures Past.  And, oh, how I am glad I … Continue reading

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Review of Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

A frequent complaint regarding today’s short speculative fiction is that it is too frequently only nominally speculative or not really speculative at all.  I’m leery of going that far, if only because I like non-speculative fiction just fine and I … Continue reading

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Review of The Cold Between by Elizabeth Bonesteel

Elizabeth Bonesteel shows considerable promise in her debut.  The Cold Between is an exhilarating mélange of Space Opera, Military SF, Mystery, and Romance. The Cold Between has a killer setup.

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Review of Star Wars: Darth Vader vol. 2 by Kieron Gillen

I enjoyed the first volume of the new Darth Vader comic enough to keep reading, but it had its issues.  I’m glad I did.  Volume 2 has moved beyond the issues of volume 1 and come into its own. Volume … Continue reading

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