Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

“That boy is our last hope,” Ben Kenobi said, his voice heavy with emotion. “No,” Kenobi’s former teacher corrected with a knowing gleam in his large eyes. “There is another.” For those who do not know the story of The Empire Strikes Back: Luke, Han and Leia lead the rebellion against the fascist Empire and…

Star Wars: Ylesia by Walter Jon Williams

Ylesia is the sixteenth installment in the New Jedi Order series. Set in the Expanded Universe (now known as Star Wars Legends) it takes place approximately thirty years after A New Hope, though the EU/Legend stories are all now considered non-canonical since the Disney purchase of Star Wars. Ylesia takes place specifically between chapters 21 and…

Horus Rising by Dan Abnett

“It is the 31st millenium. Under the benevolent leadership of the Immortal Emporer the Imperium of Man has stretched out across the galaxy. It is a golden age of discovery and conquest. But now, on the eve of victory, the Emperor leaves the front lines, entrusting the great crusade to his favorite son, Horus. Promoted…

Star Rebel by F. M. Busby

Star Rebel is an epic story of one man’s struggle against institutional brutality and the oppression of the Space Academy. Bran Tregare has survived humiliation, beatings, fights to the death and witnessed rapes and murders – all by superior officers who use their authority to satisfy their own sadistic needs. Somehow, amongst this violence, Bran has…

Doom 3: Worlds on Fire by Mathew Costello

Matthew Costello has authored/co-authored under 30 novels and over a dozen video game scripts, including Doom 3. Set as a prequel to the genre-defining Doom franchise, Doom 3 explores the events leading up to Doom. For those unfamiliar with the franchise, it is easily summarized: experiments on a military base on Mars unwittingly open gateways…

Soldier, Ask Not by Gordon R. Dickson

Originally a short story (that won the Hugo award) and later re-written as the third installment of the Childe Cycle, Soldier, Ask Not is heavy with themes of faith and philosophy and treads a thin line between logic and faith – never condemning nor promoting one or the other. The title – Soldier, Ask Not – hints…