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Star Wars: Death Troopers (Star Wars)

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ISBN13: 9780345509628
ISBN10: 0345509625
Condition: Standard
Dustjacket: Standard
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When the Imperial prison barge Purge — temporary home to five hundred of the galaxy's most ruthless killers, rebels, scoundrels, and thieves — breaks down in a distant, uninhabited part of space, its only hope appears to lie with a Star Destroyer found drifting, derelict, and seemingly abandoned. But when a boarding party from the Purge is sent to scavenge for parts, only half of them come back — bringing with them a horrific disease so lethal that within hours nearly all aboard the Purge die in ways too hideous to imagine.

And death is only the beginning.

The Purge's half-dozen survivors — two teenage brothers, a sadistic captain of the guards, a couple of rogue smugglers, and the chief medical officer, the lone woman on board — will do whatever it takes to stay alive. But nothing can prepare them for what lies waiting aboard the Star Destroyer amid its vast creaking emptiness that isn't really empty at all. For the dead are rising: soulless, unstoppable, and unspeakably hungry.

Review:

"For what it is, which is basically a Star Wars/Left 4 Dead mashup, it's done about as well as it could have been. It's written in such a brisk, bestsellery way that a single evening ought to be enough for most readers to polish it off. This means it retains its entertainment value by not overstaying its welcome." SFReviews.net

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"This gory tale of survival against unspeakable odds should appeal to a multitude of fans, though it is not for the squeamish." Library Journal

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"[A]n incredibly quick and entertaining read. I found myself wondering what would happen next and not be able to put the book down." BigShinyRobot.com

Review:

"[A] fast-paced, exciting, and wonderfully gruesome zombies in space story. Author Joe Schreiber has a great way with tension and pacing....For a book that is only 265 pages, Schreiber has packed in a lot of fun stuff for even the most discerning horror fan." DreadCentral.com

Synopsis:

The Star Wars adventure goes someplace new and scary with the release of the first-ever Star Wars horror novel, featuring a special cover with a full-color poster printed on the reverse side. Death is only the beginning when a Star Destroyer is found drifting in space.

Synopsis:

A deadly virus turns its victims into the vicious undead when an Imperial prison barge breaks down in deep space with its load of prisoners — criminals and murderers, human and non-human.

Synopsis:

When the Imperial prison barge Purge-temporary home to five hundred of the galaxys most ruthless killers, rebels, scoundrels, and thieves-breaks down in a distant, uninhabited part of space, its only hope appears to lie with a Star Destroyer found drifting, derelict, and seemingly abandoned. But when a boarding party from the Purge is sent to scavenge for parts, only half of them come back-bringing with them a horrific disease so lethal that within hours nearly all aboard the Purge die in ways too hideous to imagine.

And death is only the beginning.

The Purges half-dozen survivors-two teenage brothers, a sadistic captain of the guards, a couple of rogue smugglers, and the chief medical officer, the lone woman on board-will do whatever it takes to stay alive. But nothing can prepare them for what lies waiting aboard the Star Destroyer amid its vast creaking emptiness that isnt really empty at all. For the dead are rising: soulless, unstoppable, and unspeakably hungry.

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About the Author

Joe Schreiber is the author of Chasing the Dead, Eat the Dark, and No Doors, No Windows. He was born in Michigan but spent his formative years in Alaska, Wyoming, and Northern California. He lives in central Pennsylvania with his wife, two young children, and several original Star Wars action figures.

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FNORDinc, February 20, 2010 (view all comments by FNORDinc)
like an unconcerned lover, meeting you for a “nooner”, Death Troopers is quick and dirty. it doesnt ask you how you are doing or if you are getting close. when it is finished, it rolls out of bed and leaves you staring, asking “what exactly just happened”. you feel a little dirty, then you shower and get back to work.

a little background info to explain the above..

as a kid, i was an avid book reader. you put it in front of me, and it would be consumed. scifi, conspiracy, historical fiction.. even the babysitters club.

i was a blank template for the DnD dice rolling dork who, at 40, woulds till be living in the basement. a virgin, who had +60 defense against magic.

i was a sucker for sci-fi movies. i watched starwars, star trek, battle star (original), buck rogers.. my dad ended up recording over our copy of The Beastmaster because my brother and i watched it far far too often.

as i got older, conspiracy’s became more of a focus, zombies and the occult.. i began theorizing how i would reinforce structures in case of a zombie apocalypse. i became the dice rolling dork, and escaped with only minimal scarring.

although i have been considered a geek for most of my life, i have been able to keep myself out of the uber geek, fanboy, socially scary category. Joe Schreiber screwed that all up for me.

by combining Starwars and Zombies into a novel, Joe forced me to pick up a Starwars universe book. this is the first that i have ever read, and as we all know, addictions always start with a single experience…. so.. damn you Joe.. and thank you joe…, . but ultimately.. damn you Joe. i am one step closer to becoming the “starwars kid”. someone keep video cameras away from me for a while.

when i bought this, i found that the dust cover on the book was reversible, a poster for the book. the cover itself, instead of being blank as many hard covers, sported the books image.. inside, a timeline for where this book exists in the universe (between 1-5 years before “A New Hope”).

The plot is pretty basic, Prison barge breaks down in the abyss of space. a Star Destroyer is sound, which has only 10 life forms aboard. prison guard enters the Star Destroyer to scavenge parts, then all hell breaks loose.

For those who say “i dont like star wars, so i wont read this” get over it. this is a horror/zombie novel. Starwars is almost cursory in most places. with the exception of references to familiar starwars species and verbiage, there is not much here that is out of the ordinary for a space/sci-fi storyline. no magic microbes that let you levitate stuff, no “laser swords” or cryptic green man doling out advice from a swamp.

for the avid starwars fan, you wont be disappointed by some of the surprises either. some references just cant be made in a review, doing so would just be bad form on my part.

in the end, i would suggest this book for any sci-fi or horror fan. at 230 pages, it was fast and fun. i look forward to reading it a second time, and loaning it out.

~~

To ballantine/del-rey books:

Great job on the design of Death troopers. there is one aspect that kinda pissed me off though.

What is the point in putting an excerpt in the end of the book for marketing purposes when you choose to put in chapters 3-5? do you realize that with out chapters 1 and 2, we are less likely to read it? that it makes little sense and therefore has a negative impact on the choice to buy the book you have excerpted?

in the book you chose, the characters exist nearly 40 years (thank you timeline!!) after a new hope. the book looks good, but it took far too long to get to the point where i understood what was happening. to be honest, if i were to buy the book, i would not read the first two chapters, as i am already far past their usability.

i have never run into a teaser excerpt that was mid book, and i hope i never do again.

what were you thinking..? very annoying

- FNORDinc.com
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Cody Ridenour, December 1, 2009 (view all comments by Cody Ridenour)
Nerds rejoice! Finally a book combing two of the greatest themes in the world, Star Wars and zombies! It surprises me that no one came up with this before now. this is an amazing book filled with classic horror and Star Wars themes. and when someone askes whay you're reading you can tell them this: "a book with Storm Troopers, that are zombies!" Buy it. Devour it. And love it!
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Geoffrey Pursel, November 28, 2009 (view all comments by Geoffrey Pursel)
Combining Star Wars with Zombies - What's not to like? At last, those of us that add our star wars films to our zombie marathon can read a book that fits the mood perfectly.
In a galaxy of uncountable people, there are also uncountable diseases. So for those of you who mock this book, you have to entertain the possibility of something like this happening in a galaxy far far away. Having it written by a professional horror writer is also a plus.
From what little I have read of this book, this is a must read, for both Star Wars fans as well as Zombie fans.
read it today!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345509628
Author:
Schreiber, Joe
Publisher:
LucasBooks
Author:
Joe Schreiber
Author:
Joe Schreiber
Subject:
Science Fiction - Space Opera
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Science Fiction - Star Wars
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Science / Space Opera
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Del Rey
Series:
Star Wars
Publication Date:
20091013
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.6 x 6.35 x 1.2 in 1.3 lb

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Product details 288 pages Lucas Books - English 9780345509628 Reviews:
"Review" by , "For what it is, which is basically a Star Wars/Left 4 Dead mashup, it's done about as well as it could have been. It's written in such a brisk, bestsellery way that a single evening ought to be enough for most readers to polish it off. This means it retains its entertainment value by not overstaying its welcome."
"Review" by , "This gory tale of survival against unspeakable odds should appeal to a multitude of fans, though it is not for the squeamish."
"Review" by , "[A]n incredibly quick and entertaining read. I found myself wondering what would happen next and not be able to put the book down."
"Review" by , "[A] fast-paced, exciting, and wonderfully gruesome zombies in space story. Author Joe Schreiber has a great way with tension and pacing....For a book that is only 265 pages, Schreiber has packed in a lot of fun stuff for even the most discerning horror fan."
"Synopsis" by , The Star Wars adventure goes someplace new and scary with the release of the first-ever Star Wars horror novel, featuring a special cover with a full-color poster printed on the reverse side. Death is only the beginning when a Star Destroyer is found drifting in space.
"Synopsis" by , A deadly virus turns its victims into the vicious undead when an Imperial prison barge breaks down in deep space with its load of prisoners — criminals and murderers, human and non-human.
"Synopsis" by , When the Imperial prison barge Purge-temporary home to five hundred of the galaxys most ruthless killers, rebels, scoundrels, and thieves-breaks down in a distant, uninhabited part of space, its only hope appears to lie with a Star Destroyer found drifting, derelict, and seemingly abandoned. But when a boarding party from the Purge is sent to scavenge for parts, only half of them come back-bringing with them a horrific disease so lethal that within hours nearly all aboard the Purge die in ways too hideous to imagine.

And death is only the beginning.

The Purges half-dozen survivors-two teenage brothers, a sadistic captain of the guards, a couple of rogue smugglers, and the chief medical officer, the lone woman on board-will do whatever it takes to stay alive. But nothing can prepare them for what lies waiting aboard the Star Destroyer amid its vast creaking emptiness that isnt really empty at all. For the dead are rising: soulless, unstoppable, and unspeakably hungry.

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