Monday, October 08, 2018

Enigma by Michael Jan Friedman

Enigma (Star Trek: Stargazer, #5)Enigma by Michael Jan Friedman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

More trials for young Cap'n Picard.....

A mysterious crew member, a mysterious enemy, a cantankerous admiral... the Stargazer saga continues. Good mysteries and characters in this prequel to the adventures of Captain Picard of the Enterprise.

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Sunday, October 07, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story by Mur Lafferty

Solo: A Star Wars Story (Expanded Edition)Solo: A Star Wars Story by Mur Lafferty
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Excellent adaption of the movie, terrific reading (as always) by Marc Thompson.

This novelization is a great example of how the movie tie-ins can work to turn a fun action movie into a very good SF story. When it works (and it does very well here) the author can add the logic, narrative and exposition a fast paced movie inevitably lacks. I love the background parts (Han's Imperial service, L3-37's awakening and transition) that are now in my mind's eye version of the movie.

Thompson as narrator does his usual job of creating - from one voice - a full cast of characters. His rendition Dryden Vos and Becket are particularly striking.

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