Reviewing “Doctor Who: City of Death” by James Goss The classic Fourth Doctor episode written by Douglas Adams makes its way to print

Doctor Who: City of Death

In the halls of Doctor Who fandom, along with that legendary scarf, the name of Douglas Adams goes hand in hand with that of Tom Baker. Adams, known for his Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy books, started with Doctor Who. Specifically, Adams is best known among Whovians for having an authorial hand in three well known Fourth Doctor stories: The Pirate Planet, Shada, and City of Death, which has only recently found its way into bookstores as a novelization penned by James Goss.   [Read more…]

Reviewing “Star Wars: A New Hope: The Princess, The Scoundrel, and The Farm Boy” Retelling the classic tale from new perspectives for a new young adult audience

Star Wars: A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy

Imagine if someone asked you to retell the story of the original Star Wars for a new Young Adult audience. Now imagine that you can only tell the story from three perspectives, who do you chose?

Luke is obvious, but what about the other two?   [Read more…]

Reviewing “Star Wars: Tarkin” A Slice of SciFi Book/Audiobook Review

star wars-tarkin

“Star Wars: Tarkin” answers the troubling question of how a young lad born and raised by a prominent family on one of the outer rim planets (Eriadu), places normally reserved as breeding grounds for rebels, thieves, gangster thugs (the Hutts), hijackers and smugglers (Han Solo) could produce a man like Wilhuff Tarkin who would rise to the Empirical rank of Grand Moff.   [Read more…]

Reviewing “Doctor Who: Engines of War” A Slice of SciFi Book Review

Doctor Who: Engines of War

The trickiest part of writing a tie-in novel with a movie or TV franchise is making the characters speak with the voices we have come to know on screen. In this sense, Doctor Who: Engines of War is a success. Author George Mann brings the War Doctor to life in this adventure that takes place during the Time War. Throughout the course of the story, I could hear John Hurt’s voice in the dialogue.   [Read more…]

“The Martian” by Andy Weir — A Slice of SciFi Book Review

The Martian by Andy Weir

In The Martian, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the few people to walk on Mars. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.   [Read more…]