The Airts touch the sails, and your ship pulls out of stardock, a few stray gulls calling after. Into the starry firmament your ship sails, leaving planetary life behind. The wood groans and the rigging creaks, while solar winds flap in the canvas and the starfaring engine thrums. Your journey will take you through the wonder of the cosmos and into the very spirit of adventure!Read more "Starfaring Ambience (Toy Soldier Saga)"
Wormholes When interstellar Airts form a strong enough connection between one star system and another, it becomes possible for a Star-Pilot in contact with a starfaring engine to fold space. The link between the two is called a wormhole. Wormholes make interstellar travel possible. Portals Portals are the openings to wormholes. Unlike Airts, they are visible to the naked eye […]Read more "Wormholes & Portals — Toy Soldier Saga"
If you’re reading for awards, here’s a couple of things you might consider putting on your list for 2019.Read more "Maybe Not a Nebula (Yet,) but Consider Me (and Others) for an Aurora?"
The Korpes Agenda by J.I. Rogers My rating: 5 of 5 stars WARNING: Contains spoilers for The Korpes File. I exchanged copies of my books for copies of J.I. Rogers’ books when we met up at a local comic con. I’ve already given a stellar review of the first book in this series, The Korpes […]Read more "Book Review: The Korpes Agenda by J.I. Rogers"
We Are Mars by Cheryl Lawson My rating: 4 of 5 stars When you read indie fiction, you often don’t know what you’re going to get. I exchanged books with Cheryl Lawson, a Kamloops writer, at a local comic con we both attended. I’ve made it a point to read a bit more indie fiction […]Read more "Book Review: We Are Mars by Cheryl Lawson"
Killing Titan by Greg Bear My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book is the sequel to War Dogs. Like the The Forge of God series by Bear, the second book has a very different focus and tone from the first book in the series, and I think that might be a bit off-putting to […]Read more "Book Review: Killing Titan by Greg Bear"
Anvil of Stars by Greg Bear My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the Space Opera 2019 Challenge. Wow, what a stunning book! I was thoroughly enamoured of the prequel to this, The Forge of God. I thought it was a brilliantly written apocalyptic epic, full of twists and turns and intrigue and enough […]Read more "Book Review: Anvil of Stars by Greg Bear"