Review: The Enterprise War (Star Trek: Discovery) by John Jackson Miller

Where was the Enterprise during season 1 of Discovery? There was a war on, after all! This book does a great job answering that question. Miller brings the Enterprise crew alive, from the senior command staff to those usually relegated to the lower decks. He does an especially good job with Anson Mount’s Captain PikeContinue reading “Review: The Enterprise War (Star Trek: Discovery) by John Jackson Miller”

Review: Q & A (Star Trek: The Next Generation) by Keith R. A. DeCandido

Disclaimer: I am friends with the author; however, I purchased this paperback at full price. This twentieth-anniversary celebration of Star Trek: The Next Generation novel is a fitting tribute to the lasting mark Q has left on the franchise. And I can’t think of a better writer to infuse Q’s ridiculousness into text form. ThisContinue reading “Review: Q & A (Star Trek: The Next Generation) by Keith R. A. DeCandido”

Review: The Expanse: Origins edited by James S.A. Corey

Favorite Story “Naomi Nagata” by Georgia Lee (illustrated by Huang Danlan): This isn’t Naomi’s “origin story,” which is covered very well in the books themselves. Instead, it shows us the first introduction between Naomi and Amos prior to the events of the books/television show. I loved the growth shown by both characters even in suchContinue reading “Review: The Expanse: Origins edited by James S.A. Corey”

Review: Homeworlds (SG-1/SGA Traveler’s Tales #3) edited by Sally Malcolm

Disclaimer: I am friends with the editor and multiple authors in this collection; I purchased a hardcopy of this book from one of the authors for full price. Favorite Story “The Mysteries of Emege” by Jo Graham: I could say that the ending of this story had enough emotional impact to bring me to tearsContinue reading “Review: Homeworlds (SG-1/SGA Traveler’s Tales #3) edited by Sally Malcolm”

Review: Doctor Who: Time Lord Fairy Tales

Written by Justin Richards Illustrated by David Wardle As part of an amazing Doctor Who-themed raffle basket I won recently, I acquired this amazing boxed set of “Time Lord Fairy Tales.” These sixteen short stories are told in the fashion of the fairy tales they are based on, but just like the television show they areContinue reading “Review: Doctor Who: Time Lord Fairy Tales

Review: Before the Awakening (Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by Greg Rucka

Finn’s story: This story, while well-written in the technical sense, was by far the weakest of this trio. If not for my husband encouraging me onward, I might have put the entire book down. I understand that the book was released before the film, and that the authors don’t necessarily get all the information they’dContinue reading “Review: Before the Awakening (Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by Greg Rucka”

Review: The Weapon of a Jedi (Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by Jason Fry

This book boiled down to “Just how did Luke get so good at using a lightsaber, anyway?” Which is an important question to ask, in the continuity between the films A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. Unfortunately, the reality of the the limitations established in the Star Wars universe at that point inContinue reading “Review: The Weapon of a Jedi (Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by Jason Fry”

Review: Smuggler’s Run (Star Wars: Journey to the Force Awakens) by Greg Rucka

This young adult novel was a well-written and well-crafted story set between two of the films in the original Star Wars trilogy. All of the battle scenes, whether shoot-outs on ground or ship-to-ship battles in space, were dramatic and clearly written. The plot flowed at a good pace. Unfortunately, I didn’t love it. 

Review: Moving Target (Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by Cecil Castellucci & Jason Fry

This was an excellent Star Wars young adult novel that succeeds at showing realistic decisions that must be made in war, and how people involved in those wars end up making essential decisions regardless of how much power or authority they might have. I also appreciated that Princess Leia is given much authority and agencyContinue reading “Review: Moving Target (Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by Cecil Castellucci & Jason Fry”

Review: Shattered Empire (Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by Greg Rucka

One of my biggest pet peeves about most war movies is how the characters celebrate at the end of a big battle as if everything is going to be easy from there on out. This graphic novel shows how the opposite is the case and does an excellent job of leading into how the remnantsContinue reading “Review: Shattered Empire (Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by Greg Rucka”