“Star Wars: Queen’s Shadow” by E.K. Johnston (Book Review)

Released today on 5 March 2019 by Disney-Lucasfilm Press, Queen's Shadow is a young adult Star Wars novel by Canadian author E.K. Johnston (whose previous work in the Galaxy Far, Far Away includes the 2016 young adult novel Ahsoka, and the short story "By Whatever Sun" in the 2017 anthology From a Certain Point of View). Queen's Shadow has been the subject… Continue reading “Star Wars: Queen’s Shadow” by E.K. Johnston (Book Review)

Book Review: “Stranger Thing: Suspicious Minds” by Gwenda Bond

When I first heard about the expansion of the Stranger Things universe into the literary realm--probably last June, when the announcement was made--I got pretty excited. A large part of the appeal of the hit Netflix series (set to debut it's third season later this year, in July) is that it is as much an homage as it is a… Continue reading Book Review: “Stranger Thing: Suspicious Minds” by Gwenda Bond

Book Review: “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer

In April 1992, a young man from a well-to-do East Coast family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. Four months later his decomposed body was found by a party of moose hunters.("Author's Note," Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer)I These are (some of) the words that adorn the cover, the words… Continue reading Book Review: “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer

How to Nail a Character 101: Brian Daley & “The Han Solo Adventures”

I. Preamble & Introduction Han Solo is one of the most popular Star Wars characters -- he is, in fact, one of the most popular cinematic heroes period; in 2003, the American Film Institute honoured him with a placement at #14 in their list of "100 Greatest Heroes & Villains." It should therefore come as little… Continue reading How to Nail a Character 101: Brian Daley & “The Han Solo Adventures”

Review: “Age of Republic – Jango Fett #1”

Oh, hi! As mentioned in my entry here, I've decided to try my hand doing some more reviews. Neato, right? Well, let's dive right in... ***************************************** SPOILER WARNING! There may be spoilers in the review! I'll try not to go into extreme detail about any of the plot-points, but I will be talking about the… Continue reading Review: “Age of Republic – Jango Fett #1”