Category: Reviews of Books

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Star Trek: Coda: Book 2: The Ashes of Tomorrow

The crews of Jean-Luc Picard, Benjamin Sisko, Ezri Dax, and William Riker unite to prevent a cosmic-level apocalypse–only to find that some fates really are inevitable. THE FUTURE IS AT WAR WITH THE PAST. The epic Star Trek: Coda trilogy continues as friends become foes, the Temporal Apocalypse accelerates, and the catastrophe’s true cause is revealed. (TM), (R), & (c) 2021 CBS Studios, Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The middle part of a story is always going to be more interesting than the first part, because the first...

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Expendable

Under the benevolent leadership of the League of Peoples, there is no war, little crime, and life is sacred…unless you’re an Explorer. The ugly, the flawed, the misfit, the deformed, they are the unwanted, flung to the farthest corners of the galaxy to investigate hostile planets and strange, vicious creatures. Out there, there are a thousand different–and terrible–ways to die. Festina Ramos belongs to the well-trained, always-dwindling ranks of ECMs (Expendable Crew Members). Now she and her partner, Yarrun Derigha, have been ordered to escort the unstable Admiral Chee to Melaquin–the feared “Planet of No Return”– which has swallowed up...

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Star Trek: Coda, Book 1 – Moments Asunder

STARFLEET’S FINEST FACES A CHALLENGE UNLIKE ANY OTHER TOMORROW IS DOOMED Time is coming apart. Countless alternate and parallel realities are under attack, weakening and collapsing from relentless … It’s the end of the Star Trek Extended Universe as we know it, but luckily it’s not going out the way the Star Wars EU did, just being shoveled into a trash heap and fans told “that stuff never really happened”. Star Trek has a built in safety valve for that sort of thing with how it’s traditionally dealt with alternative realities, going all the way back to the original series’s...

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Obama

A vibrant celebration of President Obama, this stunning commemorative book provides a valuable record of his historical presidency and the years since he left o A very quick read, as it’s mostly photographs of iconic moments that happened during Obama’s presidency, with selections of his speeches and essays by people affected by the administration. It’s well done and the large format of the book really helps make the pictures pop.

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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War a book by Max Brooks

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – “Prepare to be entranced by this addictively readable oral history of the great war between humans and zombies.”–Entertainment Weekly We survived the zombie apocalypse, but how many of us are still haunted by that terrible time? We have (temporarily?) defeated the living dead, but at what cost? Told in the haunting and riveting voices of the men and women who witnessed the horror firsthand, World War Z is the only record of the pandemic. The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand...

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Non-Stop Spider-Man (2021-) #5

Okay, so we haven’t been 100% honest with you. No, we still won’t be stopping. No, it’s still about Spider-Man and the biggest craziest fight of his life. It’s just, there’s something we’ve been teasing you along with that is really a trick (on both you and Spider-Man) that… Well… you’re just going to have to read the issue. I stopped doing single issue reviews when I realized that there wasn’t enough content to truly get a review of the story, art, and other associated comic book points into a post that would be read by anyone, as well as...

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Firefly: River Run

How did Simon save River from the terrifying Hands-Of-Blue? The great lengths Dr. Simon Tam had to go to in order to save his only sister, River, from her captors are finally revealed in this special standalone issue! Follow Simon’s fall from grace as he risks it all and races against time to save River… even as she struggles to hold onto her sanity. It’s a filler issue of things that we knew happened and didn’t necessarily need to be shown how they happened, but in typical Boom Studios fashion, they made it interesting and worth my time. Buy On...

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Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection #174 Archer’s Toy Ship

To become a captain, you need to practice from an early age! This remote-controlled Archer’s Toy Ship from our Star Trek Starship Collection was perfect for that. This is one of the most silly, but awesome ships in this collection. It’s a toy that was featured in the first 20 seconds of the first Star Trek: Enterprise episode, then makes another 10 second appearance later in the show when there’s a clone that needs to learn how to be a real boy. It’s a toy In a flashback In a show and it’s on screen for a total of like a minute and the geniuses at...

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Star Trek: Picard: The Dark Veil

A thrilling untold adventure based on the acclaimed Star Trek: Picard TV series! A perfectly fine Star Trek novel, if you’re interested in the background universe of the Federation immediately before the events of the first Star Trek PIcard novel, this book is a tale of what Riker and his crew on board the Titan were up to right before the Romulan sun went nova (a huge unwarranted change from the established continuity of the shows, but what do I know). I do have a couple minor complaints, as the book opens in the middle of court case, which is...

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Eaglemoss Graphic Novel Collection #5: TNG: The Space Between

We know what happens in the episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. But what is the crew up to when we are not watching? IDW’s first Star Trek comic issues allow a glimpse into the space between… A well written story that (apparently?) never had a proper resolution, at least that’s the impression I got from the forward of the book, though that forward was definitely written well before 2017 when this collection was originally printed, so perhaps they’ve had time to get back to resolving the story of Federation Admirals going off the rails and using Picards’s logs for evil...

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