Friday, 13 April 2012

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Star Wars: Red Harvest - Joe Schreiber

Release Date: 05/04/12


Received with enormous buzz and anticipation, Joe Schreiber's "Star Wars: Death Troopers" was the first time the "Star Wars" galaxy entered the realm of horror. Seth Grahame-Smith, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Pride and Prejudice" and "Zombies", called it "the "Star Wars" of every horror fan's dreams - gory, funny, and brimming with a blood-spattered cast of swashbucklers and space-zombies." Now the horror continues in a whole new adventure bringing Sith and Jedi both face to face with the undead in the dark times of the Old Republic...


To be honest I didn’t really end up thinking of this book as a title in the Star War’s universe as it had more in common with a fantasy urban horror story than anything in the Star Wars Universe. Yes there were Sith, yes there were Jedi but come on, Zombies?

All in this really was a book that was about survival against the odds, fierce fighting and of course lead by a protagonist set to stop this new evil from infecting the universe. All in pretty standard stuff but nothing that I’d have thought of as coming from the Star Wars Universe and to be honest was a title that whilst different to the norm, really didn’t feel that it gelled.

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