Book review: Bastion Saturn

The book

Book title: Bastion Saturn

Author: C. Chase Harwood

Book genre: Sci-fi, space opera

Finish date: 5 Aug 2017

Link to book: Amazon

My review

What drew my attention to this book was its title! I am literally in love with two planets in this universe: mighty Jupiter, and the crown jewel of our solar system – Saturn. So I closed my eyes and bought the book happily. At the end I was not disappointed at all with the author’s great work!

Environment

What I liked about this book in particular was the relatively close time for its story from our time. There was the dystopian society which was controlled by an AI that is not allowing any living human to out-smart it or get out of its control! This is an expected end for our current AI development. And personally I am with the side who wants to … Read the rest “Book review: Bastion Saturn”

Book review: Date Night on Union Station (EarthCent Ambassador Book 1)

The book

Book title: Date Night on Union Station (EarthCent Ambassador Book 1)

Author: E. M. Foner

Book genre: Sci-fi, Humor, to me it is not Romance…

Finish date: 1 August 2017

Link to book: Amazon

My review

I saw this book and got drawn to it by its description. Although the cover image was a bit deceiving and might get you to get something else from the book (such as inter-species explicit relationships… or other stuff…). A sci-fi humor novel that involved dates and an earth politician, and an AI! I had a little expectation of what to come but I did not even get close to it!

Environment

The story takes place on a space station far away from Earth. Peace and coexistence is taking place between humans and other species, which is really a relieving thing. Residents of the station are peaceful and seem to only care … Read the rest “Book review: Date Night on Union Station (EarthCent Ambassador Book 1)”

Book review: Roadside Picnic

The book

Book title: Roadside Picnic

Author: Arkady and Boris Strugatsky

Book genre: Sci-fi

Finish date: 10 July 2017

Link to book: Wikipedia (spoilers), Amazon

My review

Before going into the review, I want to tell you how I cam across this story… I came across a PC game called S.T.A.L.K.E.R Shadow of Chernobyl (Steam, GOG, Wikipedia)… I owned the game DVD since 2008 but only was able to play in in 2014…

When I finished this game I felt some sort of a bond to it… Everything about this game was awesome (not talking about bugs…). So I started reading more about it and how it was made. I came to know that this was loosely based on the novel Roadside Picnic. And that was the point where I put this novel on my list, to finally read it and complete it on 10th … Read the rest “Book review: Roadside Picnic”

Star Carrier (Lost Colonies Trilogy Book 3)

The book

Book title: Star Carrier (Lost Colonies Trilogy Book 3)

Author: B. V. Larson

Book genre: Sci-fi, action, thriller, adventure

Finish date: Sometime back in 2016!

Link to book: Star Carrier (Lost Colonies Trilogy Book 3)

My review

Environment

We are still in our solar system and our ships. The story takes off after a while from the last one, but with relevant events. During the events of this part, we re-visit old places from the previous story and see how those places changed.

Characters

I don’t see a lot of changes to characters. Few characters disappeared from the majority of the story but they reappear at the end. New group of people is revealed in the end with a major role and twist in everything was happening in the past two books.

Ship mechanics

As usual, ships in the story have limited resources and capabilities. Even with the … Read the rest “Star Carrier (Lost Colonies Trilogy Book 3)”

Book review: Dreadnought (Lost Colonies Trilogy Book 2)

The book

Book title: Dreadnought (Lost Colonies Trilogy Book 2)

Author: B. V. Larson

Book genre: Sci-fi, action, thriller, adventure

Finish date: Sometime back in 2016!

Link to book: Dreadnought (Lost Colonies Trilogy Book 2)

My review

Environment

After I finished Battle Cruiser (Lost Colonies Trilogy Book 1) I found myself drawn into the story more, so I immediately started the second book! I immediately got in the mood. The environment was the same.. You could feel some time passed from the previous events, that there are some changes happened to the characters and the ship. The general atmosphere indicated some sort of trust issues between some characters… This led to a general feeling of mystery and distrust… You don’t know who is the bad guy from a bunch of suspicious people, and you keep going forward in the story to get to know the good guys from the bad … Read the rest “Book review: Dreadnought (Lost Colonies Trilogy Book 2)”

Book review: Battle Cruiser (Lost Colonies Trilogy Book 1)

The book

Book title: Battle Cruiser (Lost Colonies Trilogy Book 1)

Author: B. V. Larson

Book genre: Sci-fi, action, thriller, adventure

Finish date: Sometime back in 2016!

Link to book: Battle Cruiser (Lost Colonies Trilogy Book 1)

My review

I am slowly finding myself drowning in the sci-fi stories world! I started to realize this with this book. This book is a great read if you want to have some reality in the middle of sci-fi!

The first moments of the story put me right into the time and place with the characters. I began to imagine their looks, their ships, their buildings, and how the Earth looked like in that age. I enjoyed how each character has his own history and story. And I enjoyed the main character’s disagreements with his family, that added some excitement to each encounter with his parents.

The way the author describes the objects, … Read the rest “Book review: Battle Cruiser (Lost Colonies Trilogy Book 1)”

Book review: The Martian

The book

Book title: The Martian

Author: Andy Weir

Book genre: Sci-fi, survival

Finish date: Sometime back in 2016!

Link to book: The Martian: A Novel on Amazon.com

My review

I’ve first came to know about this book through the movie… I saw the movie and I liked it a lot! But then read somewhere on the internet that the book is much more enjoyable than the movie, so I went ahead and bought a hard copy of the book from a local book store, and started reading.

I was not disappointed at all… The author did a great job in all of the details in the book.

There were many aspects and points I liked about this book, I will try to list all of them if I can:

  • The beginning of the book puts you really well in the situation Mark Watney is in! It describe his dire
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