Sunday, April 19, 2015

Thematic Sunday: Books to Read for Star Wars fans

So Star Wars Celebration is happening. We've gotten a new Force Awakens trailer and Rebels season 2 trailer as a result. I've already got my lightsaber ready for Christmas. But it's a long way for both, so here are some books to check out while you wait for the new Star Wars stuff.

1) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams

Why: Adventuring across the galaxy  with a funny bone.

2) Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov

Why: About a galactic empire that rules supreme and a familiar rebels who fight back theme.

3) Dune by Frank Herbert

Why: Also has intersteller empire and adventure in space.

4) Avalon books by Mindee Arnett

Why: Has much adventuring in space.

5) Across the Universe Trilogy by Beth Revis

Why: A dystopian drama that takes place in the future on a spaceship.

6) Old Man's War series by John Scalzi

Why: About a man getting involved in a war in space.

7) Hainish Cycle series by Ursula K. Le Guin

Why: More adventuring and wars in space with fascinating alien cultures.

8) Animorphs series by Katherine Applegate

Why: Got a tween who is anxious for the new movie and Rebels series? Might be a perfect time to introduce them
to this oldie but goodie sci-fi series. You can probably find most of it in your local library. I also think they're being reprinting.

9) Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci

Why: This one is nice and short about a human girl who gets left behind on a space station.

10) Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer

Why: awesome fairy-tale mash-up series set in space with Cinderella as a rebel cyborg princess, Red Riding Hood as a rebel, and Rapunzel as a shut-in hacker. The last book is Winter and is going to have Snow White. Has lots of fighting against evil overlords.

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