Saturday, April 30, 2005

Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Matthew Stover


After years of civil war, the Separatists have battered the already faltering Republic nearly to the point of collapse. On Coruscant, the Senate watches anxiously as Supreme Chancellor Palpatine aggressively strips away more and more constitutional liberties in the name of safeguarding the Republic....

You know this isn't going to have a happy ending.

Look - we're on our way to A New Hope - and you know all the bad things that have to happen to get to that chapter in the Star Wars myth, so.... I'm not going to give away the movie, but you know where this is going. Dead Jedi. Dead Padme. And a long orphan-hood for Luke and his twin sister.

Stover handles all this well, and for my money, he does a great job. Now... I just have to wait for the movie to come out.

Monday, April 25, 2005

The Rolling Stones
by Robert A. Heinlein

Wow! This is not the first (or even second) time I've noted reading this book on my book list - but this is the first time I've experienced it! Thanks to my subscription with "Audible" I downloaded this book - a full cast and unabridged rendition of my favorite SF story. Wonderful voice work, casting - a perfect package! I know that my download list is going to include more from this company. I can't recommend it highly enough!