Star Trek: Dreadnought! (1986) – Diane Carey

When I was younger, living in Bermuda, back in 1986, I would hit the rather meagre offerings in the book racks of the American Exchange store which served Canadian, British and American forces as our mult-need department store. I would grab each Trek book I came across, and would tear through them, devouring the adventures…

The Tournament (2013) – Matthew Reilly

Matthew Reilly brings his thrill-a-minute style of writing back to the 16th century as he populates his novel with historical figures caught up in intrigue, lust and a legendary chess tournament in the heart of the Ottoman Empire, Constantinople. A young English princess, Elizabeth Tudor, Bess, all of thirteen years old, accompanies her teacher Roger…

Legend (2011) – Marie Lu

  Thanks to my Sweetie, Amanda, this book found it’s way into my hands, and I was more than happy to dig into it, I do love a good book, and as always there seems to be lots of fun storytelling going on in the ‘young adult’ genre. Legend takes us to the future, a…

Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi (2015) – Kevin Hearne

  More Star Wars!!! Taking place in the early days after the destruction of the Death Star and before the more recently published, The Weapon of a Jedi, we are plunged into a bit of a meandering adventure as author Kevin Hearne puts Luke Skywalker through his paces, as the young man takes his first…

The Last Policeman (2012) – Ben H. Winters

This week’s perusal of the Book Shelf brought me this, the first in a trilogy, that combines a whodunnit with some light science fiction. Not too long from now, an asteroid, Maia, is discovered, way too late to do anything about it, on a direct collision with Earth. They have until the beginning of October….