The Lost Fleet

Review: Allies and Aliens

Allies and Aliens Roger Macbride Allen Baen I find it hard to remember, looking back over twenty years, which book served as my first proper introduction to Baen Books.  One possible candidate was On Basilisk Station, by David Weber, while the other was Allies and Aliens.  On Basilisk Station is the first book in a […]

From Fantasy England to Realistic Space Battles

I had a spurt of reading energy so instead of giving you three weeks of reviews I decided to bundle them altogether into one article. Luckily for me I get to review books from two of my favorite authors. First up is The Place of Dead Kings by Geoffrey Wilson. Sequel to Land of Hope and Glory, […]

Convincing vs. Amazing: Balancing Your SF World

Author Paul J. McAuley (author of  “A Very British History“, one of my favorite short stories) recently tweeted: The trouble with SF ‘worldbuilding’ is that it too often strives to be dully convincing, instead of amazing. I couldn’t agree more. Take The Lost Fleet series by John G. Hemry under the pen name Jack Campbell. The story follows the protagonist […]