Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C Clarke

It’s 2130 and Rama, a cylindrical space vessel 50km long by 20km wide has arrived in our solar system. Humanity do not know what it is or where it has come from, only that it is artificial and is passing through our solar system before heading out into deep space again. The only human spaceship that can reach it in time is the Endeavor with its commanding officer Bill Norton. Continue reading “Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C Clarke”

Hunter’s Planet: Aliens Vs Predator by David Bischoff

Hunter’s Planet picks up some years after the ending of Prey, with Machiko now working for the company on one of its many planets after spending the time inbetween hunting with the yautja. She is approached by Livermore Evanston, a businessman who owns a planet: Hunter’s Planet. He wants to hire Machiko, plus pay off her company contract, to help with an alien problem and has already hired others that will form the team she will lead. She arrives on the planet just as events take a turn for the worst, although she knows something is not quite right from the moment she arrives. Continue reading “Hunter’s Planet: Aliens Vs Predator by David Bischoff”

Prey: Aliens Vs Predator by Steve Perry & Stephani Perry

Ryushi, a planet where just over 100 humans live, farming Rhynth that they then ship back to other human worlds. The planet is hot and dry, the heat from twin suns giving it a barren landscape, where the only valuable thing for humans is the Rhynth, four legged beasts not too disimilar to terran Rhinos. However, with the cargo ship due to collect the shipment a rancher discovers something strange, a spider-like creature with a tail, dead near part of his heard. Continue reading “Prey: Aliens Vs Predator by Steve Perry & Stephani Perry”

Hilldiggers by Neal Asher

Brumal & Sudoria, two planets in the same system inhabited by adapted humans with a bitter history. A war was fought over many years and 20 years ago Sudoria clenched victory through the use of their massive Hilldiggers, spaceships capable of creating huge disruptions on planetary surfaces. Although this victory led to peace time between the two planets, Sudoria still hold a strong presence and are effectively the dominant planet in the system. Not only do Fleet, Sudoria’s space presence in control of the Hilldiggers, protect Sudoria and are used as the main transport links for the planet throughout the system, but Orbital Combine also protect Sudoria through their orbital stations, both industrial, defensive and scientific. Continue reading “Hilldiggers by Neal Asher”

Cowl by Neal Asher

Cowl, the genetically modified preterhuman of the title, has traveled back to beyond the Nodus (where life first began) in an attempt to change the future of life on earth to suit his views. He checks his progress by sampling DNA from humans of the future that are bought back through time by use of a tor. These tors are distributed by the torbeast, Cowl’s pet, a huge monster that has been created to travel through time at will – providing it has enough energy, which it gets from devouring humans of the future. Continue reading “Cowl by Neal Asher”