Category: Books Completed

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The Mortal Engines Quartet

MORTAL ENGINES launched Philip Reeve’s brilliantly-imagined creation, the world of the Traction Era, where mobile cities fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic future. Now, in time for the film debut, the critically acclaimed MORTAL ENGINES quartet is repackaged in a boxset with fantastic and eye-catching covers featuring new artwork. I watched the fantastically ridiculous movie and figured that it had a number of cool ideas that I should check out the book series that the movie was based on. The first book was pretty verbatim what happened in the movie, so I moved onto the second book, it introduced more...

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Seveneves

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon comes an exciting and thought-provoking science fiction epic–a grand story of annihilation and survival spanning five thousand years. What would happen if the world were ending? A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space. But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with unforeseen challenges and dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers, until only...

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Rocketeer Adventures

Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer was an instant hit the moment it hit the spinner racks in the early 1980s. After the untimely passing of Stevens several years ago, many thought there would never be another Rocketeer story. But, with the full cooperation of the Stevens family, IDW has produced an anthology book that utilizes the talents of many of comics’ top creators, a veritable Who’s Who of writers and artists, and each one a labor of love to Dave and his greatest creation! I was no expecting a collection of short stories and pinups, but that’s what I got. They’re...

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Mech Cadet Yu Vol. 3

A young boy gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he bonds with a giant sentient robot and joins the ranks of the illustrious Sky Corps Academy to protect the world from alien threats. After relentless training and defying orders, the Mech Cadets find themselves on the front line of the Second Sharg War. Facing an uncompromising enemy they do not fully understand, Stanford, Park, Olivetti, and Sanchez are Earth’s last hope. With human existence at stake, their bond will have to match their courage if they are to protect everything they hold dear. Bestselling author Greg Pak (The Hulk,...

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Halo Warfleet

Halo: Warfleet is the official, authoritative guide to spacecraft in the Halo universe, featuring ten intricately detailed full-color cross-sections of the franchise’s most renowned ships–including the Pillar of Autumn, Truth and Reconciliation, Infinity, and Shadow of Intent. Discover encyclopedic information which reveals the secrets of Covenant, UNSC, and Forerunner weapons, sensors, fighters, planets, and more! Illustrated by renowned artists Hans Jenssen, John R. Mullaney, Isaac Hannaford, Darren Bacon, Shi Kai Wang, Glenn Israel, and Jay Prochaska. Additional artwork by Carlos Naranjo and Tyler Jeffers. Foreword by Frank O’Connor, Halo Franchise Creative Director. Cover art by Sparth, Art Director for Halo...

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Infinity Born

A breathtaking near-future thriller. The new novel by the NY Times bestselling author whose books have been downloaded over a million times.When DARPA’s billion-dollar program to create Artificial Superintelligence is sabotaged, US operative Cameron Carr is tasked with finding the culprit…. I really wanted to like this book, the story has many elements that I find particularly enjoyable, but they never really seemed to come together very well. There’s a point where the smarted man in the world is bamboozled by a mysterious Russian spy that I found to be unbelievable, which I guess is especially of note when the...

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Punisher: The Ghosts of Innocents

The Punisher’s harassment of the Kingpin finally overrides the amusement value of hiding the man the Punisher wants to kill. The criminal is thrown to Frank Castle, who executes him via train. This does not calm the ghosts. There’s a couple different ways to portray The Punisher: 1 – He’s a crazy psychopath that had a horrendously traumatic event happen and now he’s a cold blooded murder that schemes and plots to kill the worst people in the world using the most violent and explosive methods possible. 2 – He’s a crazy psychopath that literally sees the ghosts of his...

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Monstress

2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Writer 2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Painter/Multimedia Artist 2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Continuing Series 2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Publication for Teens 2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Cover Artist 2018 Harvey Award winner, Book of the Year 2018 Hugo Award winner, Best Graphic Story 2018 British Fantasy Award winner, Best Comic/Graphic Novel 2018, 2016, 2015 Entertainment Weekly’s The Best Comic Books of the Year 2018, Newsweek’s Best Comic Books of the Year 2018, The Washington Post’s 10 Best Graphic Novels of the Year 2018, Barnes & Noble’s Best Books of the Year 2018, YALSA’s...

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Mech Cadet Yu Vol. 1

A young boy gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he bonds with a giant sentient robot and joins the ranks of the illustrious Sky Corps Academy to protect the world from alien threats. Every year, giant sentient robots from outer space come to Earth and bond forever with a brand new crop of cadets at Sky Corps Academy to help keep the planet safe. But this year, instead of making a connection with a cadet, one of the mechs bonds with Stanford, a young kid working with his Mom as a janitor at Sky Corps. Stanford has the opportunity...

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Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Lost Stars

This thrilling Young Adult novel gives readers a macro view of some of the most important events in the Star Wars universe, from the rise of the Rebellion to the fall of the Empire. Readers will experience these major moments through the eyes of two childhood friends–Ciena Ree and Thane Kyrell–who have grown up to become an Imperial officer and a Rebel pilot. Now on opposite sides of the war, will these two star-crossed lovers reunite, or will duty tear them–and the galaxy–apart? Star Wars: Lost Stars also includes all-new post- Star Wars: Return of the Jedi content, as well...