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review 2017-03-23 19:33
Star’s End: An Inner Space Opera
Star's End - Cassandra Rose Clarke

Man, I really like Clarke's stuff. Not real flashy, but emotionally detailed.

 

My latest at B&N SciFi & Fantasy

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review 2016-07-12 18:57
Han Solo at Stars' End
Han Solo At Stars' End - Brian Daley

"The Free-Flight Dance Dome was a first-class trough. It was equipped with a top-of-the-line gravity field, its console visible among the bottles, spigots, and taps, and other paraphernalia encircled by the bar. The field permitted the management to alter gravity anywhere on the premises, and so the dance floor and the dome over it had become a low-gee acrobatic playground in which singles, couples, and groups looped, floated, and spun with effortless grace. Han also spotted individual booths and tables where species from low-gravity worlds were taking their ease in comfort, the specific gravity of their area having been lowered for them."

 

I'm sorry, book. It's not you book, it's me.

 

This promised fun but instead the story got lost on me. I just could not get interested in it.

It was all: gun smuggling, blah, blah, battle scene, blah, blah, quipping with female, blah, blah, getting attached to droid, blah blah...

 

I have no idea what I read. However, I am putting this down to the fact that sci-fi just is not my bag. At all. Not interested.

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text 2016-07-10 23:45
Reading progress update: I've read 60 out of 188 pages.
Han Solo At Stars' End - Brian Daley

Ok, this is another one I would not have picked up if it weren't for the bingo challenge.

 

The thing is, I actually read this before, when I was about 13...

It was much more engaging then.

 

 

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review 2013-07-18 00:00
Han Solo at Stars' End - Brian Daley Early Star Wars novel without a lot of the expanded universe angst. Fun, quick read for any space opera fan.
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review 2012-11-03 00:00
Han Solo at Stars' End
Han Solo at Stars' End - Brian Daley Still a fun read after all of these years but different than the Post-Expanded Universe books because it's mostly disconnected from the rest of the Star Wars Universe. Written at a time when Lucas was experimenting with his brand but didn't want anything written that would force his hand on the movies, etc., it takes Solo and Chewbacca off to a distant place far removed from The Empire, Jabba the Hutt and more. While it does examine their pre-Luke Skywalker life, it makes no references to anything familiar other than the two characters and their beloved ship, making it markedly different than most other Star Wars tie-ins. Still, the character do feel like those we grew to love on screen and they do have fun banter and action adventures. Daley wisely throws in some alien races and droids without them seeming too close to the beloved ones from the films either. And the books are short and well-paced. Altogether good reads that fit in nicely beside A.C. Crispin's deeper examination of Solo's early years and meeting Chewbacca.
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