I saw both Guardians of Galaxy films at the cinema, and on both occasions have felt more than a little underwhelmed. I kept hearing that the first was the new Star Wars, and upon seeing it though much the same as I did about Iron Man 2. It was entertaining, but ultimately disappointing. After repeated viewings the first films has grown on me, and though by now means Star Wars, it is definitely a solid film, and worthy of rewatching. The same cannot be said of Vol.2.
Legendary war hero Spartan returns in the sixth thrilling ‘Mercenaries’ novel. As his forces return from the violent horrors of Karnak, they find themselves behind enemy lines. Spartan is trapped, yet the enemy sends vast armadas to the border of the Alliance. There will be no invasion, only a single cataclysmic naval engagement that will decide the fate of billions.Continue reading
I finally took the plunge, and watched the latest prequel to my favourite film. The film has some of the best cinematography of the series, and the music follows the theme of the original, so that’s good too. As for chronology, the film fits between Prometheus and Alien, and continues to pointlessly expand on the mythology that never existed, while providing next to no answers. Ultimately making the film nice to look at, and utterly unsatisfying.
New York is free of Reich control, and the flames of resistance spread throughout the Eastern states. Yet all is not well for the growing band of rebels. The Reich may be bloodied, but it is far from defeated. Nothing, not even the worst snow storm in a generation will stop them from mobilising for an overwhelming offensive. Once they are ready they will smash the rebels with a single decisive blow.Continue reading
About the author
Michael is a science fiction and horror novelist from Monmouthshire, situated right on the border between England and Wales, and has a substantial background in both advanced computing and ancient history, with an emphasis on artificial intelligence, machine learning and Greek military history.
His best-selling space opera Star Crusades series has sold in excess of a quarter of a million copies. This growing saga continues to draw in new fans every month as the Star Crusades universe itself expands. Black Legion is a pseudo historical tale but with a strong science-fiction twist. As well as a writing science fiction, Michael also writes horror and action fiction, including the popular Zombie Dawn trilogy, co-written with his brother, Nick S. Thomas.