Monday, October 17, 2011
by Joe Schreiber
What happens when take good old zombie horror fiction and combine it a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away? You get Death Troopers, a unique and entertaining foray into the Star Wars expanded universe. Roughly one year before a farm boy from Tatooine encounters a pair of droids that will change his life forever, the Imperial prison barge Purge breaks down in a remote sector of space. They discover a Star Destroyer, seemingly abandoned and adrift in space. A team is deployed to the Star Destroyer to salvage parts to repair the Purge. Only half of the team makes it back as they find themselves infected and dying from an unknown disease. Within hours, roughly a half-dozen survivors are all that are still alive after the contagion kills the others. Unfortunately for the survivors, death is only the beginning… Schrieber's book is an entertaining gory thriller that requires no knowledge of Star Wars beyond the original trilogy. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Red Harvest.] -- recommended by Corey G. - Gere Branch Library
[Also available in downloadable audio and book-on-cd formats.]
[ official Joe Schreiber blog ]
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