Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu (1983) – L. Neil Smith

This week’s trip to a galaxy far, far away was the first Star Wars adventure released post-Return of the Jedi. The gambling scoundrel, Lando Calrissian is the hero of the tale, and it’s fun to dive into a story to see how his character has changed and developed over the years. Set a short time…

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) – Donald F. Glut

After Splinter of the Mind’s Eye, we were treated to two more novels, Han Solo at Star’s End, and Han Solo’s Revenge both written by Brian Daley. Both novels debuted in 1979, and I read them last year on vacation. And my sister I both owned one, I had Star’s End, she had Revenge. But…

Star Wars: Last Shot (2018) – Daniel Jose Older

I’ve read a slew of Star Wars books, though not so many since the blog started as I used to. They are fun, entertaining, enjoyable, and now that they are considered canon, usually that much more detail-oriented in tying in with the rest of the universe. Last Shot, a Han and Lando novel is all…

Han Solo’s Revenge (1979) – Brian Daley

A year before we were given the second installment in the Skywalker Saga, Brian Daley gave us the second book in his Han Solo trilogy. Remember, this was long before the film series took off. When this book came out, there was no internet, and as a kid I had no way of knowing that…

Star Wars: Han Solo at Star’s End (1979) – Brian Daley

Back in 1979 there wasn’t a lot in the way of Star Wars stories, there definitely wasn’t the Expanded Universe (now the Legends series) or the new canon series of novels. There were Marvel comics which were hokey but still fun, and before The Empire Strikes Back came along we had to use our imagination…

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) – Blu-Ray Review

Alden Ehrenreich takes on the iconic role of scoundrel and smuggler Han Solo, as Lawrence Kasdan, and his son Jonathan Kasdan pen the script for the Ron Howard directed film which comes home on blu-ray and DVD today from Disney and Lucasfilm. While it stumbled a bit at the box office, coming to close on…

Star Wars: Aftermath – Life Debt (2016) – Chuck Wendig

  Chuck Wendig takes us back to a galaxy far, far away  with his second instalment in his Aftermath series. Covering the event and years after the events of Return of the Jedi, Wendig seems to be much more at home in the universe this time around, and crafts an involving stories as we catch…

Star Wars: Smuggler’s Run (2015) – Greg Rucka

  So how many times have I seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens by the time this post goes up? Who knows!!! This week on the Book Shelf I dug into the third of the new ‘Young Adult’ books written around our original heroes, set during the original trilogy, but with tie-ins to the new…

Toronto Comicon Day 1

  The convention season got underway for Sue and I today with the Toronto Comicon, later today, we’ll be chatting with some of the celebrity guests that have been invited to this event in our usual informal way, and we’ll see how many of them we can make laugh. For now, we thought we’d share…

Niagara Falls Comic Con!!

Yesterday was a brilliant day! (Even getting up at 4am to get it underway.) Sue and I headed to Niagara Falls for their comic con in their brand new Scotiabank Convention Center. Chris Dabrowski Co-Owner of the show, who handles the celebrity bookings, as well as the PR & Marketing for the event kindly set us up with…