I really really really wanted to like the first book after your wonderful write up on it. I'd been craving good space opera for some time, I'd just finished the first Expanse novel, and I grabbed Justice along with a couple Culture books and I came to a very sad realization... I don't like super hard scifi. » 10/20/14 3:03pm 10/20/14 3:03pm

I'm just going to be the jerk that says NONE. I don't think it's about the quality of some stories being better than the movies they are derived from. In the case of Star Wars, I have looked at a lot of EU books that try alternative forms of storytelling and/or points of view that are much different from the styles of… » 10/17/14 3:00pm 10/17/14 3:00pm

Lucas wouldn't have sued the kid— that's not his style. What he would have done is announced a Star Wars math problem contest that costs $50 to enter, that thousands of people would participate in. In the mean time, he'd get a team of low-paid writers to write their own versions. In the end, he'd pick a winning one… » 10/11/14 2:52pm 10/11/14 2:52pm