Mar 182018
Olympus Union: Jovian Wars: Omnibus [Book Review]

Olympus Union: Jovian Wars: Omnibus by Gary Bloom My rating: (Click here to go to Goodreads) This book is Science Fiction at its best. It’s an interesting blend of Tom Clancy and George R. R. Martin (GRRM). I feel like Bloom captures the essence of Clancy in that he brings the political depth and tumult to the science fiction genre. He also brings quite a cast of characters, like GRRM, (without murdering every character to which you have become endeared). Olympus Union Jovian Wars begins by describing the political landscape of Earth’s solar system. The Jovian Moons (aka Jupiter’s moons) have been populated by man [… Click to Continue …]

Feb 212018
Book Review: Thrawn

Thrawn by Timothy Zahn My rating: (Click here to see this review on Goodreads) It has been a long since I have read a book written by Timothy Zahn; far too long in fact. The last books I read would have been the first time Grand Admiral Thrawn was introduced to the Star Wars Universe. Sadly those books are now considered “legends”, as they are part of the defunct post-Jedi canon. So it is quite the understatement to say I was excited to see a new Thrawn book by Timothy Zahn. What makes this book even more exciting is that it’s an origin story that [… Click to Continue …]

Dec 312017
Book Review: Shatterpoint

Shatterpoint by Matthew Woodring Stover My rating: (Click here to check out this review on Goodreads) Even the strongest of gems have that one spot where they are weakest. The one spot that creates a cascading effect which causes it to shatter. Everything has a shatterpoint, including Jedi. This is Jedi Master Mace Windu’s talent, he can find a person’s shatterpoint. The one thing where they are weakest and thus use it to claim an advantage. He will need this ability when he has to return to his home world of Haruun Kal to find out what has become of his former padawan, Depa Billaba. [… Click to Continue …]

Apr 072017
Book Review: Extracted (Extracted Trilogy Book 1)

Extracted by R.R. Haywood My rating:  As a member of Amazon Prime you have access to download a free book from a couple new release’s a month in advance through the Kindle First program. Every month I select a new book that sounds interesting; Extracted is a book I picked up for free in February. For some mystical reason it was the book I choose to read next and I am pleasantly surprised. Before I get into my book review of Extracted, let me quickly lay out the premise for you. In the year 2061 a scientist invents a time machine to try to change [… Click to Continue …]

Dec 072016
Book Review: Star Wars Aftermath

Aftermath by Chuck Wendig My rating: I have been trying to get back into Star Wars books for a while now; I just kept finding other great books to read (*cough* Kubrick’s Game *cough*). Star Wars Aftermath is the first post-Return of the Jedi book that takes place within the new canon, therefore it’s pretty high on my list. I know some Star Wars fans are probably surprised that I would prioritize this book so high. Disney stepped on quite a few toes when they declared all other canon defunct (post-ROTJ). This is something I discuss in a separate post. Be that as it may, [… Click to Continue …]

Jun 182016
Book Review: Shadow of the Hegemon

Shadow of the Hegemon by Orson Scott Card My rating:  See the review on Goodreads Ender’s Game is a top 3 book for me (right up there with Ready Player One and Moby Dick). I’ve read Ender’s Game more than once, I’ve read Ender’s Shadow and I’ve had this book sitting on my shelf for a couple of years. I don’t know why I waited so long to read it. I knew it wouldn’t be anything like Ender’s Game, and it wasn’t, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a good book. Shadow of the Hegemon reads kind of like a Tom Clancy novel. It’s as [… Click to Continue …]