Sunday, January 24, 2016

Blood Ties - Jango and Boba Fett by Tom Taylor

Jango and Boba Fett (Star Wars: Blood Ties #1-4)Jango and Boba Fett by Tom Taylor
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Filling in the cracks - more Boba back story.

One of the challenges of what I call "franchise fiction" is working within the constraints of known events while creating interesting an surprising stories. Taylor does this well - giving us Jango and Boba at the beginning, followed by a story of adult Boba, dealing with the consequences of his father's life. Does a nice job of extending the Star Wars stories - no Jedis required, either!.

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Star Trek: Best of Klingons by Scott Tipton

Star Trek: Best of KlingonsStar Trek: Best of Klingons by Scott Tipton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Qapla'! Good Klingon Fun!

I picked this up some time ago on a Humble Bundle - mainly to get the GoldKey Volume 1, but this was a great addition. Two stories, one with the TOS crew, after the death of Spock, another set just at the beginning of "The Undiscovered Country."

I enjoyed them both, but especially, Klingons: Blood Will Tell, the second story. That one built on Original Series events, with an elder Klingon retelling them and discussing them with his granddaughter as he was deciding whether to agree with Gorkon's plan or not.

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