Captain Pike is the hero of Star Trek Discovery: The Enterprise War, a book that takes place in the brief moment when Pike was captain of the Enterprise, but before he took over command of the Discovery. It’s a good read and a straightforward sci-fi adventure.
Gamers should love the HALO book franchise, because it dives deep into the lore and the universe that is only lightly covered by the games. HALO: Renegades does this, while also delivering a compelling sci-fi story that stands on its own.
Author Troy Denning is best known for the many great D&D Forgotten Realms novels he’s written. In Halo Silent Storm, he takes on sci-fi by delving into the pivotal character of Master Chief, and giving us an exciting origins story that is every bit as good as his Dungeons and Dragons work.
In the excellently written Halo: Bad Blood book, author Matt Forbeck takes us on a journey where normal humans and the enhanced Spartans, as well as the UNSC and ONI, must learn to get along to defend humanity from a new threat.
Halo: Fractures is an amazing collection of short stories set in the Halo universe. Penned by top sci-fi authors and writers who work on the Halo games, the diverse set of tales will appeal to Halo fans and those just enjoy great stories.
What a Halo experience! If you like byzantine politics matched with a mystery set in the Halo universe, then author Troy Denning has got a wild ride for you with Halo: Last Light. This one is a real page turner, in the best possible way.
While many gamers are diving into the new Reaper of Souls DLC for Diablo III, we take a moment to review the Storm of Light novel, which delves deeper into characters from the game.
While World of Warcraft: Vol’jin: Shadows of the Horde has all the bloody battles we’ve come to expect in these books, it also offers a fascinating study in character. Really.
Gunsight shows off the humorous side of Borderlands John Shirley’s latest novel Borderlands: Gunsight is a romance of rivals and a comedy of errors, all told by a tale within a tale technique. The center of the action is the tumultuous romantic relationship between Mordecai (a player character in Borderlands 1) and Daphne, a deadly interstellar adventurer. Shirley introduced this pairing in his second Borderlands novel, “Unconquered.” The tone is lighter in this book than in Borderlands: The Fallen. There is a slapstick quality to the action. This follows the game, with its cartoonish perspectives and overkill weapons. The backdrop is still … Continue reading Frantic, Manic, Science Fiction Goodness
The Gears of War: The Slab novel fleshes out Marcus Fenix from the game, and takes us from his horrible time in prison all the way to becoming a hero on the frontlines.