Thursday, August 01, 2019

Night Train to Rigel by Timothy Zahn

Night Train to Rigel (Quadrail Book 1)Night Train to Rigel by Timothy Zahn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hitchcock... in SPACE!!!!

Take the 39 Steps / North by Northwest and put it on an interstellar train (yes, really) and you've got a hint of what Zahn has going on here. Accepting the notion of this interstellar train and building it into a hard-sf / noir story, there are plenty of twists and turns going on here. Obviously Grand Admiral Thrawn is not Mr Zahn's only trick.

Intricate plot and plenty of mysteries wrapped up here - I'm sorry it took me almost two years to get around to reading this one. Happily, I've got three more in my TBR pile (virtual pile in the cloud - thanks, Kindle!)

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Treason by Timothy Zahn

Treason (Star Wars: Thrawn, #3)Treason by Timothy Zahn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Excellent - remarkable!

Zahn continues the tale of Thrawn and his work for the Empire. Intricately plotted as always, with Thrawn as the brilliant Sherlock Holmes of the Galaxy Far, Far Away. His relationship with others gives him an ability to lead them to learn "his methods" far better than Holmes ever had with Watson.

The plotting and clever twists are first-rate. My minimal knowledge of the TV show "Rebels" did not matter - Zahn gives you everything you need to know (though it left me wanting to see more of Rebels.)

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