Thursday, August 15, 2013

Book Reviews yada yada... yada... *snore* ...I'm awake!!! I'm awake!!!

I've posted a couple book reviews on Goodreads if you feel the great urge to read them.  The first is on Star Wars: Heir to the Empre by Timothy Zahn which is the next installment of my retrospective series.  This book is great.  It's the first book written in the Star Wars Expanded Universe (novels that come before/after the original trilogy).  It's written by Hugo Award winning author Timothy Zahn, and if you're like me, you know that a Hugo Award is an indication of the absolute best that the science fiction and fantasy genres have to offer.  If you'd like to dive into the Star Wars Expanded Universe, but are intimidated by how many books there are, and don't really know where to begin.  This is where to begin.  It was the first, and it's one of the best. 

The other is The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter.  This book is a collaboration piece between a guy who writes hardcore sci-fi, and a guy who writes satirical fantasy.  What a combination, eh?  It's about the exploration of infinite alternate versions of Earth, and what impact a mass exodus of the lower class has upon the world.  Yeah, I know it sounds kind of boring, but it's really a very good book, and told in a very unique and refreshing sort of way.  It is far from either writer's normal fare, and they work very well together.  Check it out if you're looking for a very interesting a thought provoking book to read.

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