Arctic Rising – Tobias S. Buckell

Arctic Rising – Tobias S. Buckell
Bit of a techno thriller but luckily not too much techno babel. Set in a future where the polar ice has melted sea levels rose and coastal cities are underwater. A corporation had set out to fix the issue by launching tiny mirrors into the upper atmosphere to reflect away sunlight  and cool the earth  enough for polar ice to form again.
This sounds good but countries try to stop it from happening. there’s navel blockades, secret agents and suddenly a nuke has been smuggled into  the polar region and its revealed  why everyone wants to try and stop it. Its been turned into a weapon using the power of light to melt its target – which now makes it just like the weapon from James bond – die another day.
And thrown  into the middle of all this is a polar customs agent who accidently  discovers the nuke and sets off a chain off events leading to the ultimate confrontation
Quite  a good paced read, dealing with modern themes and i hear the author has written another story  with some of these characters mights have to track that one down aswell

Star Trek Enterprise – Uncertain Logic

Star Trek Enterprise – Uncertain Logic
While i have always been a big trek fan i haven’t really gotten into the books. Most of the series have a finale that wraps up all lose ends why continue writing more stories?. However enterprise was the first modern version to be cancelled and not allowed to complete its run hence its last season was rushed and many stories left out
As such when i first heard of a series of novel dealing with the Romulan war i grabbed them, the were quite a good read differently had the same feel as the show. Then at the end of that series the Federation was born which then led me to this book series. This is the third so far in the Rise of the Federation series dealing with the early years of the federation but the best part is it uses the characters from the Enterprise TV show.
Really liking the continuation of themes and plots from the TV series and am quite looking forward to the next in the series