Stars, time travel and a mystery to solve

I didn’t expect to like this story so much. I like Star Trek shows, but I’ve never read graphic novels or books, so that was something new to me and I didn’t know what to expect. It was worth it 🙂

Starfleet AcademyStar Trek: Starfleet Academy by Mike Johnson, Ryan Parrott, Derek Charm

My rating: star-full-iconstar-full-iconstar-full-iconstar-full-iconstar-full-icon

Goodreads | Amazon

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This story mixes two timelines, one when Uhura, Spock, and Kirk are still at the academy – Uhura stumbles upon a strange transmission and tries to solve the mystery. Unfortunately, the academy doesn’t want this information to get out.  And the other part of the story that takes place a few years later and follows brand new recruits with T’laan being the main heroine here. These guys are still in training and on one of their missions they get into a space-time disturbance and find the source of Uhura’s signal from years ago. The thing is, for the people inside not much time had passed. Continue reading “Stars, time travel and a mystery to solve”

Advertisements

Top 5 Wednesday: Fictional Items You’d Give as Gifts

imgresChristmas are coming! I don’t know about you, but I still have few gifts to buy… It’s fascinating how little time for anything I have this year. Anyway, there are few fantastic items I wish were real, so I could wrap them up and make someone extremely happy.

5. Babel fish

babel-fishFrom Hitchhikers guide through the galaxy – a strange little creature that would make my job completely useless 😛

If you love to travel all over the Earth and beyond this fish is just what you need – an instant translation to and from any language.

Continue reading “Top 5 Wednesday: Fictional Items You’d Give as Gifts”

Audio Thursday 15th of December

Another Thursday and another week closer to Christmas :D. And surprisingly, I haven’t heard “Last Christmas” playing yet… strange. No matter, it will be going through my head now anyway.

But I was going to write a bit about my last audio finds – the books from Playster and the BBC dramas I’ll be listening to soon.

A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan – DNF at ~40%

a-natural-history-of-dragonsI really hoped this one will be good, or interesting or maybe exciting, but the truth is it wasn’t. The idea was great – memoirs of a woman learning about dragons, tracking them, documenting her story. But I have few issues with this book. Continue reading “Audio Thursday 15th of December”

Are you hungry for some Doctor Who stories?

You’d think as a Doctor Who fan I’d read tons of books by now, right? Wrong. I did read some graphic novels, but no actual book. Till now. Well… I was actually under impression that it will be a graphic novel since it was categorized as such on NetGalley.

doctor-who-the-american-adventuresDoctor Who: The American Adventures
by Justin Richards

My rating: star-full-iconstar-full-iconstar-full-iconstar-empty-iconstar-empty-icon

Goodreads | Amazon

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

If you ever wondered what would happen if the Doctor landed in America, here are few stories that could show you just that.

All That Glitters   ★★☆☆☆

For a start, we’ve got a wild wild west story about a man possessed, an alien wanting more than he should and a seemingly-random hero who saves the day.

That was a rather weak opening for this story set. The plot was fine, but it felt like you could just switch the Doctor for any other character and it would work anyway. I do like wild wild west setting and I was rather hoping for something more interesting. Continue reading “Are you hungry for some Doctor Who stories?”