Review: Machine World

Book review of Machine World, a space mercenary science fiction novel authored by B. V. Larson.

Intense battles on a uniquely specialized world.

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Review: Sword

Book review of Sword, a galactic empire science fiction novel authored by D. Rebbitt.

Epic storytelling. Larson’s style meets Lozito’s flair with a pinch of Walker’s pace.

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Review: The Last Marines

Book review of The Last Marines, a space fleet science fiction authored by Lawrence N. Oliver.

Epic storytelling. Larson’s style meets Lozito’s flair with a pinch of Walker’s pace.

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What is the Kardashev Scale?

Conceptualized by Nikolai Kardashev, a Russian astronomer, the Kardashev Scale is a way to determine how advanced a civilization is, based on the amount of energy the civilization consumes. Kardashev had initially made three categorizations, Type 1 is a planetary civilization which is able to store and use all the energy available on its own planet from its own star, Type 2 being a stellar civilization which is able to harness and utilize the energy of its entire star and a stellar system (a close group of stars) and Type 3, a galactic civilization which is capable of harvesting all the energy from across its own galaxy.

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Ásta Gylfadóttir, Character Profile

Ásta is one of two Main Characters in the science fiction series, Galaxy Accretion Conflicts. She’s first mentioned in the novel Framandi Alliance and is the daughter of Icelandic biotech researchers Gylfi Hallgrímsson and Katrín Magnusdóttir.
She’s a first generation transhuman.
Specializations: Astrophysics, quantum computing hardware and software, EVA operations, psychology, field surgery, wicked problem solutions, strategy.

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