Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Timothy Zahn Ebook News

I know Timothy Zahn from his Star Wars novels (The Thrawn Trilogy), but he is also the author of many original works, including the Blackcollar Series, Spinneret, Deadman Switch, The Backlash Mission, Triplet, and A Coming of Age. I am pleased to announce these books are now available as ebooks!

To celebrate the release, here is a mini-documentary on Zahn:


I like how he compares writing to playing both sides of a game of chess (especially because I enjoy playing chess). When you have clever protagonists and antagonists, first you figure out a good move for one side, then turn the board around and figure out how the other side will get out of that sticky situation! Great comparison, Zahn.

A bit more on Zahn's books:
  • The Blackcollar Series is a military science fiction series about a group of superhuman combatants
  • A Coming of Age is a thoughtful tribute to what it means to come of age, face your fears, and even save the world. Readers of Dune, A Wrinkle in Time, Ender's Game, and The Chronicles of Narnia will be delighted to discover another tale that records the difficult yet crucial passage into adulthood.
  • Spinneret poses a scientific puzzle whose answer could threaten humanity's salvation, or destruction.
Well I for one am captivated by the comparisons for A Coming of Age. A book like Dune, A Wrinkle in Time, Ender's Game, and Chronicles of Narnia? Let me at it. It is also about  telekinesis, which is what my work in progress is about, and I'd love to see another author's take on the subject. I've already got a copy on my Kindle and have started reading it, and I will be sure to post a review on it when I am finished.

You can check out Zahn's author page for more info on the releases and to see the brand new covers.

Are you a Zahn fan? Which of these books sounds interesting to you?


10 comments:

  1. I think his Star Wars books are awesome! I'd like for my books to read the same way - fast and exciting. Haven't read as many of his other books as I'd like. Had a chance to be a featured author at a Con with Zahn this past summer, but I already had plans that weekend. Yeah, bummer!

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    1. I actually haven't read the Thrawn trilogy, but I should because it sounds really good. Wow, that would have been awesome to be at a Con with him!

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  2. I like Zahn's Star Wars trilogy, also. Haven't read them for years, but they rocked!

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    1. That's what I hear! I'm going to have to pick them up.

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  3. I'm totally embarrassed to admit I've never heard of Zahn! *hides* But I do now! And now I'll look really smart in the next conversation I come across where he's mentioned... ;)

    Thanks for this, Allison! :D

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    1. haha, well I've never actually read him before, so no need to be embarrassed! Glad I could help :P

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  4. That is a really cool analogy. I love it! And I love thinking of myself as the mastermind... figuring out the strategy for each side. I've never read the Star Wars books, but I've heard so much praise for them!

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    1. haha, the mastermind--I like that too!

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  5. I really enjoyed his Star Wars novels, and I think Coming of Age sounds cool! I also liked his comparison to chess, and figuring out the strategy for each side. Cool post!

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    1. The first chapter already has me intrigued--so far so good!

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