Star Wars: Thrawn Alliances

An ambitious book with some great ideas that ultimately doesn’t come together as tightly as one would like. Still, I enjoyed it. Thrawn is a great character, one of my favorite Star Wars characters. The setting of the book both in the midst of the Clone Wars and also in the time period before the … Continue reading Star Wars: Thrawn Alliances

Dune by Frank Herbert

Dune is an incredible feat of imagination and writing. Frank Herbert intermingles history, religion, politics, ecology, and philosophy into an epic adventure of intrigue and revolution. One can see the influence Dune has had on later science fiction. It’s hard not to imagine Tatooine as one reads about Arrakis. The intrigue among the great houses … Continue reading Dune by Frank Herbert

Saturn Apartments. Dosei Mansion.

Saturn Apartments. Dosei Mansion. Story and art by Hisae Iwaoka. 7 volumes. Completed. Saturn Apartments is a character-driven sci-fi slice of life set in a future where Earth has become a nature preserve. Humanity now lives in a gigantic tube-like structure that forms a ring around the Earth, 35 kilometers up in the sky. With a … Continue reading Saturn Apartments. Dosei Mansion.

Aftermath: Empire’s End

Empire's End by Chuck Wendig My rating: 5 of 5 stars In this conclusion to the Aftermath trilogy, we see the story lines of the main characters get wrapped up. [Spoiler Warning: some of what I write might be spoiler-ish] . . . Overall, I liked the book and the trilogy. It introduces some great … Continue reading Aftermath: Empire’s End

March Story

March Story. Story by Kim Hyung-Min. Art by Yang Kyung-Il. 5 Volumes. Completed. March Story is a fantasy horror manga full of dark violent imagery. The artwork in this series is astounding. Think highly-stylized 18th century gothic horror. It is extremely detailed. It is violent. It is graphic. It superbly sets the stage for this … Continue reading March Story