Jun 232021
 
Book Review: Redshirts

Redshirts by John Scalzi My rating: (Click here to see the Goodreads review) I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while but something else always came up first (mostly the Dresden Files books). I’m glad that I finally got around to reading it. I knew the premise of the book going in and avoided all of the spoilers. I will try to remain spoiler free of my Redshirts book review. Also, some interesting trivia about the author, John Scalzi. He was a creative consultant for the Stargate Universe live action television series. Those Recurring Star Trek Themes While I am a huge Star [… Click to Continue …]

Feb 082021
 
Book Review: Cloak of Deception

Cloak of Deception by James Luceno My rating: (Click here to view on Goodreads) I’ve had this book since Star Wars Celebration III (circa 2005). I actually met James Luceno (in fact this book is a signed copy), he’s a great guy. This is also the book that I began reading last year and I was 40% away from completing to hit my 2020 Reading Challenge. I should have pushed myself harder to finish but November and December is always a busy time of year. Be that as it may, I’m always a sucker for some backstory, especially in the Star Wars universe. While I’m not [… Click to Continue …]

Jul 302020
 
Book Review: Force Collector

Force Collector by Kevin Shinick My rating: In my last book review I talked a bit about the young adult genre and I hardly qualify as a “young adult” (however I’m not exactly “old” either) but I digress. I won’t turn down a good young adult novel but, I’ll admit, I wasn’t sure about this book. This is another book in the “Journey to Rise of Skywalker” series and I’m eager to learn more about the lore that brought us to that epic conclusion. Therefore, regardless of my age and how it corresponds to “young adult”, I read it and I was not disappointed. This [… Click to Continue …]

Jul 102020
 
Book Review: Spark of the Resistance

Spark of the Resistance by Justina Ireland My rating: I’m going to take this opportunity to speak on the Young Adult genre before I dive into this review. Granted, this book is actually classified as “Children’s Middle Grade” but I’m going to juxtapose the Young Adult genre to make my point. I am hardly a “young adult”; in fact I probably haven’t been one in 15 (or more) years. Regardless, I won’t turn down a good Young Adult novel, I’ve read quite a few. The genre doesn’t necessarily define the audience. That being said, this is the first time I’ve read a “Middle Grade” children’s [… Click to Continue …]

Mar 202020
 
Book Review: Odd Girl Out (Quadrail Book #3)

Odd Girl Out by Timothy Zahn My rating: (Goodreads link) Odd Girl Out is the third book in the Quadrail series. I feel like these books are getting better as I go along. Frank seems to channel a bit more of his inner “Harry Dresden” and I’m enjoying it. This book is the half way point in the Quadrail series. Unfortunately I do not have books 4 and 5. If the right deal comes along I will pick them up but my list of books is so long right now that I should be reading what I already own. Short Synopsis/Biggs’ Review A mysterious woman [… Click to Continue …]

Mar 032020
 
Book Review - Thrawn: Treason

Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn My rating: (Click here to go to Goodreads instead) The man that brought us the original Thrawn Trilogy brings us a new trilogy, set before Star Wars: A New Hope. In fact these books predate Rogue One. Each book in the series describe a moment in Thrawn’s rise to power. The first book, Thrawn, talks about how the Empire first discovers this mysterious, and alien being. The second book, Thrawn: Alliances, takes place several years later in which he must work closely with Darth Vader to locate a disturbance in the Force on behalf of the Emperor. This book follows [… Click to Continue …]