Book Review: Trial By Fire

I’m back and finally making a start on the expansive collection of Fandemonium-published Stargate novels! For the purposes of this project, I’ve chosen to read the novels in the order they were published, rather than where they would sit chronologically within the franchise. So, without further ado… Blurb Tyros – an ancient society teetering on the…

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Books Of The Month: March

Well, it looks like this latest round-up is going to be short and sweet because the number of books I managed to read throughout March was a big, fat zero. Okay, so that’s unfair. I did start reading a few books – I just haven’t finished any of them yet (the reasons for this are probably pretty…

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Lockdown: Week 1

It’s been just over a week since Boris Johnson announced via a television broadcast that the UK was to go into a planned “lockdown” (with further restrictions being introduced in Ireland – north and south – shortly thereafter). I’m now in my third week of self-isolation (I started on March 16th) and even though I…

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Close To Home

As some of you will know, I have spent a lot of time working from home (WFH) over the past couple of years. As a result, I’ve – naturally – been on the receiving end of some comments. Comments like: “You don’t realise how good you have it.” (Even though I really do know.) “Are…

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Books Of The Month: February

There’s a reason this blog post is so late, and that is purely because I thought I’d posted it already. (File that under “oopsie”). February, as it turned out though, was a very busy month in general so I didn’t get to read as often as I wanted – but I guess two books are…

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Book Review: The Morpheus Factor

This time we’re looking at The Morpheus Factor – the final tie-in novel from Ashley McConnell. It was first published in February 2001 and is set during season 3. Blurb On the world classified by the Stargate Project as P4V-837, the SG-1 team encounter an environment hospitable to humans, and the Kayeechi, a race of seemingly…

A group shot of the Stargate SG-1 team from the tie-in novel The Morpheus Factor by Ashley McConnell

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Hello February, My Old Friend

I don’t think I’m alone in saying this… but January seemed to last forever (certainly longer than its five calendar weeks, anyway).  I guess it’s because the run-up to Christmas is such a busy time and the general feeling of festivity that’s in the air is nice and comforting, so by the time you get…

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Books of the Month: January

It’s been a busy start to the year but I did manage to set time aside throughout January to read some books and I’m really happy with what I managed to complete. Before I give a run-down of my list, I should say that I don’t have a specific reading list to get through, so…

Sir David Jason on the front cover of his autobiography Only Fools And Stories

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Book Review: The First Amendment

We’re back with another Stargate novel review and taking centre stage on this occasion is the third book by Ashley McConnell, The First Amendment. Blurb From the very beginning, the success of the Stargate project hinged on one vital factor – absolute secrecy. The world remains ignorant of the Goa’uld and the war being waged in…

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Book Review: The Price You Pay

The Price You Pay is the second companion book to the Stargate SG-1 series by Ashley McConnell. It was first published in July 1999 and the timeline for the story is approximately midway through season 1. Blurb “On this world, you pay for survival – with your life.” Eons ago, the evil forces of Apophis and his…

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