Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Recent Trips to Maly

I love sci-fi.  Because of this, I am very glad I live near not one, but two libraries with a healthy sci-fi section.  The Velky library has a good selection of Timothy Zahn and juvenile Star Wars, and the Maly library has a good adult Star Wars selection.  Unfortunately, the placement of the Star Wars books, especially at Maly, can be very confusing; but I'm getting used to it. ;)

And now to the main body of the post: recent trips to Maly. 

I, Jedi by Michael Stackpole.  Other than the fact that it is definitely an adult book, there isn't much to say.  Mirax disappeared, and Corran goes to look for her.  The story is not so much about the search as about Corran coming to terms with himself: who he is, who he is not.  I didn't love it, and I didn't hate it. 

The Force Unleashed by Sean Williams.  An adult book, but not as much as I, Jedi is.  It tells the tale of a young man as he goes from Starkiller, Darth Vader's secret apprentice, *SPOILER ALERT* to Galen Marek, the first Rebel. *END SPOILER*  I enjoyed this book, especially towards the end. 

Cloak of Deception, Labyrinth of Evil, and Millennium Falcon, all by James Luceno.  I haven't read these yet, but I have them sitting in my room, ready to go.  I'm especially looking forward to Cloak of Deception and Labyrinth of Evil, as I hope to see Obi-Wan's pure epicness in them.  
Rogue Planet, by Greg Bear.  No, I haven't read this one yet.  Yes, I know you're not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but just look at that cover.  Do you see...?  Yes, you do.  Ladies and gentlemen, this book has Obi-Wan!!! 

Suvivor's Quest, by Timothy Zahn.  I have not read this book either, but it is written by the amazing Timothy Zahn, so it looks very promising.  In addition, the cover indicates there'll be some Mitth'raw'nuruodo, a.k.a. Grand Admiral Thrawn and one of my favorite bad guys.  (For those of you who don't know who Thrawn is, he's the blue guy with red eyes.)  AND THE CHISS AND FROST GIANTS ARE RELATED!!! Or they should be.  Too bad they're different fandoms.  *sigh*
Last but not least, The Children of Hurin, by J.R.R. Tolkien.  (I have yet to read this.)  It was in the sci-fi section, its author is the same one who wrote the famous Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and the version I checked out has full-page, color illustrations. 


  1. I've read all the Star Wars books in the prequels here! :) Actually I'm finished with all the star wars prequels, plue force unleashed one and two and some other star wars books :D You should really read them all- easier said than done! :D And I love JRR Tolkien- he spun such an amazing story. LOTR is second only to star wars on my fandom list

  2. Don't you just love fandom books? I mean, movies are awesome and everything, but books go deeper. And can imagine things the way you want! Just as a random aside, I'm such a huge J.R.R. Tolkien fan! when I was (I think) 8, I walked into the local library and got a stack of all his works (Except the Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, and the Silmarilion—we have them already) and the stack was almost as big as I was. So I had to carry them in batches up to the desk so the man could check me out while about half the Library was staring at me. When I handed the librarian my card, he just looked down at me for a minute. Finally he said, "So you're a Tolkien fan, huh?" and laughed. It was epic—especially since could hardly even see over the counter at that point. Now all the librarians there know me on sight. : )

  3. Ah, I need to read some of these! I think one of my brothers did at one point...but I've always been too lazy to actually try it. :D


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