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Crichton, Michael
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Erikson, Steven
Feist, Raymond E.
Foster, Alan Dean
Fraction, Matt
Furman, Simon
Gaiman, Neil
Gemmell, David A.
Gerber, Michael
Gibbons, Dave
Golden, Christopher
Goodkind, Terry
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Graham, Mitchell
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Green, Laurence
Guggenheim, Marc
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Hand, Elizabeth
Harras, Bob
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Heinlein, Robert A.
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McCaffrey, Anne
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Millar, Mark
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Stackpole, Michael A.
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Stewart, Sean
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Stover, Matthew
Straczynski, J. Michael
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Strnad, Jan
Sutcliff, Rosemary
Tolkien, J.R.R.
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Truman, Tim
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Watson, Jude
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The Books of Jan Strnad

Jan Strnad writes comic books.
Average Review Score: 3.5 out of 5 (2 books)

Star Wars: Prelude To Rebellion
(Graphic Novel with art by Anthony Winn, Robert Jones, John Nadeau and Jordi Ensign)
The first graphic novel to expand upon the events of 'The Phantom Menace', this book tells the story of how Ki-Adi-Mundi (the Jedi with the big pointy head) came to be a member of the Jedi Council.  It's an interesting story that features Ki trying to track down the smugglers of illegal technology on his homeworld, whilst also attempting to deal with the rebellious nature of his teenage daughter (he's been given special permission to disobey the 'no attatchments' rule of the Jedi).  The story takes us from peaceful Cerea to a spaceship infested with a deadly lifeform and then to Tatooine, where Ki has to rescue his daughter from Jabba the Hutt.  The artwork is excellent and compliments the tone of the story brilliantly and my favourite element was the prototype droids who Ki is forced to work with (including one that earlier tries to kill him!).  There's also a nice lead-in to Episode I, when Ki discovers that Jabba is helping to illegally arm the Trade Federation.  Also included is 'Vow Of Justice' which tells the story of Ki's first mission as a young Jedi Knight, as well as how he was originally found by a roving Jedi (The Dark Woman).  A great addition to the Star Wars saga.
5 out of 5
Star Wars: Droids - Season Of Revolt
(Graphic Novel with art by Bill Hughes, Keith Williams and Rich Perrota)
Serious Star Wars fans stay away!  As with most of C-3PO and R2-D2's adventures this book tends more towards cartoony comedy than dealing with anything too serious.  This book tells of how the droids become involved in the plots revolving around the drug Savorium, which has the ability to turn anyone into a harmless and peace-loving 'Smiler'.  This is the usual sort of thing for the droids, with Threepio mincing around and complaining whilst Artoo bravely dives straight into the action, so, nothing particularly new.  Basically, this is one for the younger Star Wars fans only (well, unless like me you want you collection to be complete regardless of how daft the stuff is).
2 out of 5

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