Thursday, April 28, 2005

Revenge of the Sith- Matthew Stover

This is one of the better novelizations in the Star wars genre. Matthew does an excellent job with visualization in this book. The characters are faithful to the canon. essentially it is the story of the final fall of the old republic. it is also the story of the fall of Anakin Skywalker and the rise of Darth Vader. The storyline is dark, but suffused with a quirky sense of humor. one example is a scene reminiscent of one from Monty Python"s "The Holy Grail" involving the Black Knight! You Monty Python fans will recognize it immediately. Those of you not familiar will just have to see "The Holy Grail" to find out! All in all, I did enjoy the book more than I did most of the "Star Wars" books that have been published. It is somewhat formulaic, but that's the nature of the beast in this milieu. Definately check out the book. It's not the best I've read, but it certainly is a fun read!

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Monday, April 18, 2005

Lucifer's Hammer- Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

What can I say? This is so typical of Larry and Jerry when they get together! They mine out the storyline soooooo thoroughly it leaves no room for anyone else! This is the granddaddy of all end of the world/comet hitting the Earth books! This is a site recommended read!

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Thursday, April 07, 2005

There WIll Be Dragons- John Ringo

I just got around to reading this book, and I must say; It's vintage Ringo! Blast you John for writing such addictive stories! This is a story of a Netwar that collapses civilization and how people begin to recover from it. The biggest problem I had while reading this book was putting it down!

Rating- @@@@@ and that doesn't really cover it!

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Baens Bar

Baen's Bar is a forum of authors and science fiction fans. Authors on the bar include John Ringo, Mike Z. Williamson, Eric Flint, Julie Cochrane et al. I spend time there myself and have constantly found it to be an interesting and informative place to hang out! The address is . Go check it out, you won't regret it!