Fans of the original Star Trek are not going to want to miss seeing how events made Kirk one of Starfleet’s most iconic captains. Beyond just the Kirk angle, this is good science fiction at its best.
The Intersection book we reviewed before was a great spy thriller with heavy romance overtones. Betrayal follows that success and finds heroines Alex and Cassidy deep in more dangerous spycraft.
Looking for a new boardgame? Titles like Munchkin, Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, and One Night Ultimate Werewolf are great fun, if you know about them. Bebo’s new guidebook picks 100 top games, and explains what they are all about and who should play them.
It’s refreshing to find a book that blends the crime thriller genre with romance, especially for readers who are into one or the other, or both. Although there are a few missteps here and there, for the most part Intersection is a powerfully good read.
The Classic Game Design book is more than just a paper guide. It comes with a CD and all the programs needed to learn, step by step, how to code games that ruled the arcades during the classic coin operated era of gaming.
The Ghosts of Saltmarsh Dungeon and Dragons supplement is one of the most ambitious for Wizards of the Coast, updating classic modules like Danger at Dunwater into fifth edition masterpieces while adding new rules and settings to help launch exciting seafaring adventures.
Team Yankee is a speculative military fiction novel that presupposes that NATO and the Warsaw pack triggered World War III back in 1985. Written by Harold Coyle, its actually a retelling of an excellent story by Sir John Hackett, which is also the basis for a thriving minitures combat game.
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.
Wild is for sure an adult read, though the main plot involves a woman who can take the form of any animal at will. Once a month the full moon transforms her into a fierce wolf-like creature without a human conscience, which tends to make her relationships difficult.
Although a little cliched with a plot about a young teenager becoming a superhero in a time of crisis, Scales, Spirits of Chaos Book One is nonetheless a pretty good read for those who enjoy the superhero and young adult genres.