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The Star Wars Holiday Special

First Aired On: The CBS Network Reviewed by Melissa Minners             When I was a child, I remember watching a television holiday special featuring my favorite Star Wars characters in my bedroom on my Zenith black and white television.  Aptly dubbed The Star Wars Holiday Special, the show aired only once on CBS on NovemberContinue reading “The Star Wars Holiday Special”

The Timekeeper

Written By: Brad Aiken Published By: Kindle Direct Publishing Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                Nathan Fields may look like an ordinary 9-year-old boy…may feel like an ordinary boy…but Nathan Fields is anything but ordinary.  He has just learned that he is the descendent of a Timekeeper, an individual with the power to travel through timeContinue reading “The Timekeeper”

Mind Fields

Written by: Brad Aiken Published By: Padwolf Publishing Reviewed By: Melissa Minners             Imagine a world in which surgical procedures are a thing of the past, a world in which microscopic organic robots can be painlessly inserted into your body and programmed to repair damage to your internal organs, clear away clogs in your arteriesContinue reading “Mind Fields”

Star Wars: Kenobi

Author: John Jackson Miller Published By: Del Rey Books Reviewed by Melissa Minners                 Thanks to George Lucas and his Star Wars prequels, we all now know how Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa came into existence, how Luke arrived on Tatooine and was placed in the care of Owen and Beru Lars and how a Jedi known as Obi-Wan Kenobi just happened to be on the planet when Luke came into possession ofContinue reading “Star Wars: Kenobi”

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra

Written By: Sarah Kuhn Published By: Del Rey Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                I had some gift card money to spend.  What better way than to buy one of the new Star Wars novels.  They’re a little pricey and I needed to save some dough.  Free is a great price!  So, I decided to pickContinue reading “Star Wars: Doctor Aphra”

Dune

Written By: Frank Herbert Published By: Ace Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                When the latest film version of the Frank Herbert science fiction novel, Dune, hit the theaters, I listened to my friends’ enthusiasm and wondered at it.  My father had this book on our shelves when I was a kid and even though heContinue reading “Dune”

Upgrade

Written By: Blake Crouch Published By: Ballantine Books Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                I am a very fast reader and love reading new and exciting books from authors I haven’t sampled before.  Recently, I was offered an opportunity to review a science fiction novel by Blake Crouch called Upgrade.  I wasn’t entirely certain what itContinue reading “Upgrade”

Star Wars: Queen’s Hope

Written By: E.K. Johnston Published By: Disney Publishing Worldwide Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                I’m always on the lookout for Star Wars novels, no matter where they fall out on the timeline.  So, when Netgalley.com offered Star Wars: Queen’s Hope for review, I jumped at the opportunity.  I love learning more about Padmé Amidala andContinue reading “Star Wars: Queen’s Hope”

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Written By: Rae Carson Published By: Del Rey Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                It’s no secret to most G-POP fans that I am not completely impressed with the recent Star Wars trilogy of films.  That being said, I am a loyal Star Wars fan and have seen them all.  Star Wars: The Rise of SkywalkerContinue reading “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”

Alien

Distributed By: 20th Century Fox             “In space, no one can hear you scream.”  That was the tagline of the movie that created a whole new style of science fiction film – Alien.  I missed the movie when it originally aired in theaters.  I had heard terrific things about it – mostly that it wasContinue reading “Alien”