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-“River World: The Dark Design”

By Phillip Jose Farmer (New York: TOR:Tom Doherty Assoc.,LLC, 2010) The third installment of the original and the 2nd book in the TOR reprint of the Riverworld  series by Phillip Jose Farmer. The main characters in this one build a couple of airships and a helicopter to make their way to the Tower at the […]

-Star Wars: Fate of The Jedi Series –“Allies”

By Christie Golden (New York: Ballantine Books, Lucasfilm LTD, 2010, 359 pages) The latest offering in the ‘Fate of the Jedi’ series. Grand Master Luke Skywalker is still banished and he and his son Ben continue their quest to discover what has been causing young Jedi to flip out and become crazy. They have discovered […]

-“Riverworld”

By Phillip Jose Farmer (New York: Tom Doherty Assoc.,LLC, 2010, 443 pages, including two books: “To Your Scattered Bodies Go” and “The Fabulous Riverboat”) The first half of the book follows Sir Richard Francis Burton who along with everyone who ever lived from early Neanderthals up to 2200 AD were resurrected at the same time […]

-“1632”

By Eric Flint (Riverdale, NY: Baen Publishing, 2000, 597 pages) 1632 actually begins in the year 2000 with a wedding in a small town mining in West Virginia—Grantville. Through an inexplicable event referred to later as the ‘ring of fire’, Grantville and the entire valley was transported to the middle of Germany and the year […]

-Star Wars: Fate of The Jedi Series –“Outcast”

By Aaron Allston (New York: Random House Pub., 2009, 318 pages) “Outcast” is the first book in the new Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi series. The war is over, Jacen Solo is dead and gone, and the Galactic Alliance is expanding under leadership of Natasi Daala. In a move to consolidate her power and […]