Quick Review: The Outside, by Ada Hoffmann

The Outside is a definite mind-bender, serving up shock and awe from the start. What begins as the launch of a cutting edge engine for a run-of-the-mill space station becomes a universe-altering fiasco that has far-reaching implications. The worldbuilding is top notch, slowly revealing this fascinating existence combining future humanity with Gods who run the…

Previewing ‘Empress of Forever’

I had a chance to preview Empress of Forever, out this June, and it is the wildest of rides through space, time, and reality. It’s the kind of book that slowly pulls you in, showing you an interesting character who seems pretty normal. She makes a big life decision, adding a bit of intrigue to…

‘Finder’ Review: An Adrenaline-Fueled Space Race

Finder is an action-adventure space opera done right, filled with death-defying acts and sheer luck of our thieving protagonist. There’s never a dull moment as we cycle through fight scenes, devious plots, and the nearly impossible task of stealing and delivering the payload. It’s a fun time and I enjoyed going along for the ride….

‘Edges’ Review: A Smart Space Opera in Search of Answers

Edges is an intellectual space opera featuring an epic journey to discover the answers of the lost human race. The writing is pristine, featuring strong characters who quest for the answers to humanity’s potential demise. With the dangers of a past war lurking on the outskirts and technologies that are a marvel to imagine, Edges…

‘Pure Chocolate’ Review: Drama, Danger & Pure Epicness

Pure Chocolate brings us back to the brilliance of Amber Royer’s Chocoverse, filled with all of the enticing drama, danger, and epicness of a space opera. We’re immediately thrown into the action and it never slows down. Our favorite holo-star finds herself caught up in any number of telenovela-style dramatics, including, but not limited to,…

‘Polaris Rising’ Review: A Space Opera of Royal Proportions

Polaris Rising grabs hold of your attention and never lets go as it flies through dangerous missions, near death experiences, and steamy encounters. You’ll be immediately addicted to the fast-paced storytelling mixed with a character who is always one step ahead of the game. I couldn’t put it down. As a character, Ada von Hasenberg…

‘Fleet of Knives’ Review: An Epic Race Through Space

Fleet of Knives is brimming with everything that makes a space opera epic—fast-paced chases through space, unseen enemies bursting from the pages unexpectedly, deep characters who struggle with their high-stakes lives, and a galaxy-scale setting. All together, it makes for an exciting, no-holds-barred ride through space. Powell has continued the brilliance in this second addition to…

There Before the Chaos: Political Sci-Fi At Its Best

There Before the Chaos epitomizes the space opera genre, weaving a complex universe with a powerful protagonist and a story that utilizes political intrigue, space travel, and a strong history. The novel is an extension of an existing universe, but it stands mightily on its own. Wagers is an expert at dialogue and discourse, taking you…

Top 5 July 2018 Favorites

This month’s favorite reads include tourists lost in space, spies in the afterlife, a trippy trek into alternate realities, a warring space opera, and a space exploration ode to female empowerment. Add as many of these to your reading list as you can! 5. Adrift, by Rob Boffard I loved this book. Loved the plot…