Category Archives: Hard Copy

Reviews of things in print.

Hard Copy: Star Wars Smuggler’s Guide: Notes from the Underworld (Deluxe Edition) Coming in October from Epic INK

Available October 30, 2018 exclusively through Amazon.com is STAR WARS™ SMUGGLER’S GUIDE: NOTES FROM THE UNDERWORLD. This is the sixth title in the successful deluxe Secrets of the Galaxy series which includes The Jedi Path, Book of Sith, The Bounty … Continue reading

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Hard Copy: Young Adult Books Feature Rose Tico and Her Sister Paige from Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi introduced fans to yet another strong female character, Rose Tico. Rose was a maintenance worker on the Rebel flagship when she is introduced but her story didn’t start there. According to the book Rose Tico … Continue reading

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Hard Copy: September’s Previews Cover Features the Return of Firefly

The September edition of Diamond Comic Distributors’ monthly PREVIEWS catalog arrives in comic shops and digitally on August 29th and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning November 2018.   … Continue reading

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Hard Copy: Take a Journey into the Surreal with An Atlas of Imaginary Places

I guess this is my old man rant…kids these days lack something previous generations had in abundance, imagination. Even the most popular toys are ones linked to some kind of cartoon, movie or video game. I am a fan of … Continue reading

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Hard Copy: The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story

I think my fascination with production art and designs goes back to when I saw Ralph McQuarrie’s art for the first Star Wars movie. Here we are many, many years later and I am still enthralled by art books. Some … Continue reading

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Hard Copy: A Review of the New Novel, A Mound Over Hell by Gary Morgenstein

Great science fiction transcends its own narrative; it is impossible to pigeonhole it. The most significant works of science fiction were so important precisely because they did not remain within the original, limited definition of the genre. Philip K. Dick, … Continue reading

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Hard Copy: New from IDW Comics…Star Trek vs. Transformers

The starship Enterprise finds there’s more to the final frontier when Kirk and his crew come face-to-face with the strangest life forms of all: the shape-changing robots of Cybertron! Prepare to beam up and roll out this September with Star … Continue reading

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Hard Copy: Go Behind the Scenes with The Art and Making of Pacific Rim: Uprising from Insight Editions

The behind the scene workings of films and television shows has always intrigued me. I love looking through books with production art and set design because I like to get an idea of how different things are between concept and … Continue reading

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Hard Copy: The Art of Star Trek: The Kelvin Timeline Review

I have been a Star Trek fan all of my life. I wish I could recall when I watched the show for the first time but I don’t. My father says (though I really don’t believe it) that by the … Continue reading

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Hard Copy: The Movie Art of Syd Mead-Visual Futurist Review

Like many science fiction fans I am obsessed with the future. Sadly, we do not know for sure how the future will look. Since future vistas are sheer speculation film makers need someone with unique vision when they are making … Continue reading

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