Book Review: ‘A Ceremony of Losses’

March 2, 2021 at 1:00 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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Star Trek: The Fall: A Ceremony of Losses is the third book in The Fall crossover series of books, written by David Mack and released in October of 2013. 

I have heard many times that David Mack is one of (if not the best) Star Trek authors and that this series, The Fall, was one of the best series. So when you combine the best author with the best series, it should be a good combination….and it certainly was!

I’ve read some of Mack’s other books. I read the Destiny Trilogy, which is the epic crossover trilogy about the Borg, and it was fantastic. It wasn’t what was promised, but it was well done. I also read the first few books in his (and Dayton Ward’s) Vanguard series, which I didn’t care for. So overall, I’ve had a mixed bag with Mack.

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Book Review: ‘The Crimson Shadow’ by Una McCormack

February 16, 2021 at 1:00 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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The Crimson Shadow is the second book in the five book series The Fall which was the epic crossover event in 2013. It was written by Una McCormack and released in September of 2013.

I went into The Fall excited since I’ve heard my Star Trek Book friends rave about it. Unfortunately, I was disappointed with Revelation and Dust, and therefore was nervous about The Crimson Shadow

My fears were unfounded, however, because this is one of the Best Star Trek books I’ve ever read!

This book breaks significantly with its predecessor in that it doesn’t really focus on a main character from the shows or even on one of the ships. Rather, it focuses on Elim Garak, the minor recurring character from Deep Space Nine who is now the Ambassador from the Cardassian Union to the Federation. While he may not be a main character from the shows, his story here is incredibly compelling and will make even strangers to the books endeared to him.

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Around the Web

July 26, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, Fantasy, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Resistance, Television, Toys & Collectibles, trailers | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • StarWars.com has an interview with Timothy Zahn about his new book Thrawn: Treason.
  • StarWars.com also has a look at the artwork for Star Wars: Myths & Fables.
  • Kevin Hearne has revealed the cover for his upcoming book A Blight of Blackwings. This is the sequel to A Plague of Giants and it will be out February 4, 2020.
  • John Jackson Miller has a new book coming out this, Star Trek: Discovery – The Enterprise War. This is a tie-in to the CBS show Star Trek: Discovery which will explain where the U.S.S. Enterprise was during season one. It’ll be out July 30th.

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Book Review: ‘Rogue Protocol’ by Martha Wells

August 14, 2018 at 4:09 pm | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy, TOR | Leave a comment
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Rogue Protocol is the latest novella in Martha Wells’ Murderbot Diaries series, and like the rest, it’s a fun read. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Book Review: ‘Artificial Condition’ by Martha Wells

May 11, 2018 at 3:00 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy, TOR | Leave a comment
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Martha Wells is one of my favorite writers, in large part because she knocks out such great stories. Her latest is Artificial Condition, the second novella in her Muderbot Diaries series. It follows an artificial construct (a robot with cloned human tissue) who gains its freedom and embarks on a journey to find out why it murdered all its employers in a massive mining massacre years ago. Along the way, it makes friends with a ship and deals with some murderous humans. Lucky murder is something the Murderbot is good at. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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December 1, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Episode VIII, Events, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • StarWars.com has another excerpt from the upcoming Canto Bight novel.
  • Tastes Like Chicken by Kevin J. Anderson is out today and it’s the latest novel in his Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. series. You can read the first chapter for free here.
  • The manga for Lost Stars Vol. 1 is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Note this is an English translation.
  • Easton Press is putting out a leather bound volume of Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia. Fair warning, though, it has a steep price tag.
  • Studio Fun posted an interview with author Jason Fry covering some of his upcoming Star Wars books.
  • Star Wars: The Rebel Files Deluxe Edition by Daniel Wallace is out. Pre-orders are also up for just the hardcover version (July 2018).

Comic Book News

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Around the Web

September 22, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Del Rey has released the rest of the From A Certain Point of View “social cards.” You can check them out here.
  • The Verge has an interview with author Martha Wells covering her new novella series The Murderbot Diaries which includes the cover for the second novella Artificial Condition. On top of that, TOR.com has a look at the cover for the third novella in the series, Rogue Protocol.
  • Christie Golden has written a short story tied into an upcoming VR videogame called ARKTIKA.1. You can read an excerpt here which includes pre-order links for the short story.

Convention & Event News

  • Salt Lake Comic Con is September 21 to 23 in Salt Lake City, UT. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn. Tim will be at Booth 519. You can check out his schedule here.
  • Cincinnati Comic Expo is September 22 to 24 in Cincinnati, OH. Star Wars guests include Caroline Blakiston, Joe Corroney, Julian Glover, Jason Isaacs, and John Ratzenberger.
  • New York Comic Con is October 5 to 8 in New York, NY. Star Wars guests include Katie Cook, Jim Cummings, Kieron Gillen, Mark Hamill, Felicity Jones, John Jackson Miller, Skottie Young and more.

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New Release: ‘Halo: Retribution’ by Troy Denning

August 29, 2017 at 4:55 am | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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Halo: Retribution by Troy Denning is out today. Click here to check out the official production page.

An original full-length novel set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times bestselling video game series!

December 2553. Less than a year after the end of the Covenant War, a string of violent incidents continues to threaten the tenuous peace in human-held space, culminating in the assassination of UNSC fleet admiral Graselyn Tuwa and the abduction of her family. It is a provocation so outrageous that the Office of Naval Intelligence must retaliate swiftly and ferociously—but only after its operatives identify her killer and rescue the hostages.

This mission will be the first for homicide-detective-turned-ONI-operative Veta Lopis and her young team of Spartan-IIIs, and some­thing feels wrong from the start. The obvious suspect is an infamous Brute dokab who leads the Keepers of the One Freedom, a Covenant splinter group in fierce opposition to the UNSC. But Lopis and her team soon realize that the truth is much more insidious than they could ever have imagined, and along with Fred-104, Kelly-087, and Linda-058 of Blue Team for combat support, must stop a plan hatched in the bowels of the secret research station Argent Moon—a plan so sinister it could destroy all those still reeling from thirty years of inter­galactic conflict….

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

August 4, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Fantasy, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles, trailers | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Lost Stars by Claudia Gray is now out in paperback.
  • Urban Enemies came out this week and features short stories by several authors including Kevin Hearne.
  • Also out this week is The Dark Tower: The Art of the Film by Daniel Wallace.
  • A Conversation in Blood by Paul S. Kemp came out in mass market paperback this week.
  • John Jackson Miller will be contributing a story for the upcoming fantasy anthology Kingdoms Fall which will be out next year from Cohesion Press. The anthology will also include stories by Kevin J. Anderson and David Farland (aka Dave Wolverton).

Comic News

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Around the Web

June 30, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Comic Books, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Television | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Art News

  • Dave Dorman finished the concept idea he had for a previously rejected submission for Celebration Anaheim, and it is gorgeous.

Book News

  • Martha Wells will officially be writing two more Murderbot novellas for a total of four. The first book is already out (and a great read) and the next three will be out next year. Artificial Condition, the second book in the series, will be out January 2018.
  • The cover for Troy Denning‘s next HALO novel has been revealed. Entitled HALO: Retribution, the book will be out on August 29th.

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