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Sunday, 25 November 2018

Warped: An Engaging Guide to the Never-Aired 8th Season

Warped: An Engaging Guide to the Never-Aired 8th Season (Star Trek: The Next Generation)Warped: An Engaging Guide to the Never-Aired 8th Season by Mike McMahan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Now this is a book of its time, a few years ago something like this may have done the fanfic rounds but in the age of social media the popularity via twitter led us to this publication and we should all be grateful. Now you may have to have been a fan of The Next Generation to get the most out of the book or at least a fan of Star Trek (concept can fit any of the series after all) and while TNG was never my favourite I loyalled watched the show every week and own the boxset. The idea that an eighth season was ordered but everyone on the creative side wanted nothing to do with it and led us to these episodes was inspired and they are all fun, bizarre and totally out there but remain true to the traits of the characters and that is why it all works.
Looking for something for a Star Trek fan for christmas or birthday, here you go but I treated myself and loved every page.

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Sunday, 11 November 2018

Nightfall by Jay Allan

Nightfall (Blood on the Stars #10)Nightfall by Jay Allan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The tenth novel in the Blood on the Stars series "Nightfall" is a no holds barred action packed book relying on the tens of thousands of words used in the previous novels to develop the characters who play out this apocalyptic scenario. This novel is purely the pay off for the chess moves of the Confederation and Alliance against the Hegemony fleet with Union forces circling, it's full of action and drama as the battle for the Confederation capital system ignites and just when you think you can take a breath the conflict explodes again. I've got to give a lot of credit to Jay Allan for maintaining my interest in the series this long, there have been a few dips in form but with interesting characters, well written dialogue and action pieces both small and epic it's been an overall delight and it ain't over yet.

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