This is a book I read in early 2010 and then picking up the second in the series, and meeting the author on the weekend, prompted me to write a review of book one. Space Captain Smith is the first in a series of adventures about Isambard Smith, a civilised, bumbling, slightly silly and old fashioned, stiff upper-lipped Englishman, living in an uncivilised future full of smelly, weird aliens. In the 25th century the British Space Empire faces a new menace, the Ghast Empire, a race of space ants who want to kill everyone because they are just so very naughty and very evil. Continue reading “Space Captain Smith by Toby Frost”
From the depths of Space a new foe rises to do battle with mankind: the British Space Empire is threatened by the lemming-people of Yull, ruthless enemies who attack without mercy, fear or any concept of self preservation.
At the call of their war god, the Yull have turned on the Empire, hell bent on conquest and destruction in their rush towards the cliffs of destiny.
When the Yullian army is forced to retreat at the battle of the River Tam, the disgraced Colonel Vock swears revenge on the clan of Suruk the Slayer, Isambard Smith’s homicidal alien friend.
Now Smith and his crew must defend the Empire and civilise the stuffing out of a horde of bloodthirsty lemming-men- which would be easy were it not for a sinister robotics company, a Ghast general with a fondness for genetic engineering and an ancient brotherhood of Morris Dancers- who may yet hold the key to victory…Continue reading “Wrath of the Lemming Men by Toby Frost”
The evil alien Ghast along with the religious fanatics the Republic of Eden have invaded Urn, the principle planet of the Didcot system and the main supplier of tea to the British Empire. Without tea the British will lose their moral fibre and the Ghast will wipe them aside. Continue reading “God Emperor of Didcot by Toby Frost”
Isambard Smith has been drafted for a mission – to collect a passenger, Rhianna, for one planet and take her to another. He’s given a small, pretty pathetic ship, the John Pym, a pilot in Carveth, an android and former sex-bot that is on the run, and he brings along his alien friend, Suruk the Slayer, an M’Lak with an unhealthy obsession with collecting skulls. Continue reading “Space Captain Smith by Toby Frost”