Previewing ‘A Chain Across the Dawn’

A Chain Across the Dawn is the kind of space opera I love, filled with action, high stakes missions, and a cause to fight for. I had a chance to preview the first third of the book and loved every page of it. The story begins in the action but I didn’t feel left out…

‘East of the Sun, West of the Stars’ Short Review

East of the Sun, West of the Stars is a beautifully written journey into space, featuring a woman whose purpose is to keep her culture’s stories alive. I was most impressed with the sense of home the author brought to the spaceship. While this is an evacuation story of sorts, the characters are extremely thoughtful…

‘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…

‘Space 2.0’ Review: An All-Inclusive Guide to Space Travel

Space 2.0 is an all-encompassing look at mankind’s race to space. The writing is accessible and includes everything you could want to know about rockets, space travel, and our future amidst the stars. It feels like a well-done textbook, accented with illustrations, historical photography, and artist renderings of imaginative futures.

‘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…

Binti: The Complete Trilogy: Stories We Know (And One We Don’t)

The Binti series is one of the deepest set of books I’ve read in years. It’s full of heart and soul-searching, featuring a young woman who desperately wants to know who she is amidst the many cultures that would claim her. Binti travels through space, sets foot on a new world, expands her knowledge beyond…

Binti: The Night Masquerade: A Beginning at the End

Binti: The Night Masquerade is a lesson in tragedy and heartbreak, ending in a flourish of hopefulness for a peaceful future. Okorafor’s examination of cultural ties is on point, sending Binti deeper into her heritage as she continues to discover who she is. Relationships strengthen, a new identity emerges and in the end, she becomes…