Saturday, May 28, 2011

Reid Review: 'Star God' Novel By Allen L. Wold

There have been so many science fiction books published that it's impossible to read them all (unless you're really an android). So I'm going to highlight a little-known book by a big-time publisher. It's called Star God by Allen L. Wold, published in 1980 by St. Martin's Press. Although I believe Wold considers his Planet Masters series better, I haven't read those. Also, it's been a while since I read Star God, so I'm mainly going to discuss what the story is about rather than get into minute details.

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Frankly, one of the reasons I bought the book is because I liked the title. That and I've met the author at a convention. The short blurb on the back of the book didn't interest me. It says, "There is a strange force at work in the universe. It must be stopped. But first, it must be understood." It seemed too generic and vague, but after reading the novel, I realized how true that phrase is.

Here's the review:

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Happy Birthday, George Lucas

Today (May 14, 2011) is George Lucas' 67th birthday. He's widely known for creating Star Wars, but THX 1138 was the first feature-length film he directed. It was based on a short film he did in 1967 as a student at the University of Southern California.

So let's wish him a birthday blast with some THX 1138!
THX 1138 costume from moviemaker29 on

Here's a trailer of the director's cut version of the movie:

And here's part 1 and 2 of his student film version, titled THX 1138 4EB:

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