Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Secret Rituals of the Men in Black Review

Secret Rituals of the Men in Black
By Allen H. Greenfield
Reviewed by Nathan Neuharth


An apt introduction by Jonathon Sellers. I’ve corresponded with both him and the author as their works have intrigued me in the past. In fact there are interviews with both in this blog.



The author makes extensive, relevant references to source material. The work is a look at or study of initiation, rituals and contact. It stresses the importance of the subjectivity of initiation and the open mindedness to change and evolve within social and cultural context. Secret rituals revealed are frameworks for individualized initiation and communication rituals. The revealed rituals alone mean nothing without the knowledge of the symbolism and intuition.

The Men in Black are the mystery men of “the authentic tradition” or the entities of contact or the visitors of UFO/alien encounters. An example being Indrid Cold.

An end goal of initiation is to know all of yourself, the deepest, farthest, most hidden portions of self. Lifting the veil. Utter self-actualization, illumination. A ladder to the higher/inner self. This book is intended for initiates of esoterica and those who are not will struggle through it if they are respectful, scoff if they close minded know-it-alls.

This book is about secret codes, the Johannite Tradition or the mystery tradition spanning to the earliest memories of humanity. It is ciphers and ascended masters. Angels. Messengers. Ultraterrestrials. Kabballah. It lends credibility to the work of Saint Natas.

I suggest reading the Secret Cipher of the UFOnauts prior to this book for those seekers with an interest. It is for those able to read between the lines. The book has great value for those with a serious interested in the subject of esoterica. If you are a serious student of esoterica, this book and it's predecessor is a must read.
 
 
 
 
 
Sincerely,
Nathan Neuharth

Author, Editor, Publisher
Owner of Night Horse Publishing House
 
 

Star Wars Slave Ship & Hard Merchandise Review

Star Wars: Slave Ship and Hard Merchandise
The Bounty Hunter Wars Book One and Two
1998 & 1999
by K. W. Jeter
Review by Nathan Neuharth
4 ABY

Slave Ship picks up precisely where the first novel left off. Fifty pages in and nothing happens other than very extensive characterization of Kuat of Kuat. I’ve decided to include both novels in one review because in my opinion the editor or editors should have condensed this trilogy to a single novel. The story is mostly telling and hardly any showing.

The internal dialogue goes on and on and on. It’s difficult to stay awake reading this drab, painful trilogy. I so wanted it to be good because everyone loves Boba Fett and the idea of the bounty hunter wars sounds rad and exciting. We learn that Boba Fett breaks up the Bounty Hunters Guild but we never learn how other than vague details.

Ninety pages in. Nothing has happened. I don’t want to go on, but I’ve committed myself to the Star Wars EU Challenge. The Ruins of Dantooine was better than this sad trilogy. On a positive note the cover art is splendid.

There comes a point where I must draw a line in the sand. No matter how much I love Star Wars I have to be honest… so far this is the worst of the Star Wars novels I’ve read. The lengthy internal dialogue is the same tone and persona for each character. 
 
It pains me to give negative review because I know how much time, effort, and work go into creating a novel, let alone a trilogy. I know how dear to the author the work is, like a child of the author. I only recommend this novel if you are an obsessive Star Wars fan with a vast amount of mental stamina and have trouble falling asleep at night. It is not worth the effort to read and you will have to force yourself to finish it.

Sincerely,
Nathan Neuharth

Author, Editor, Publisher
Owner of Night Horse Publishing House


Friday, January 13, 2017

Star Wars Challenge Update


by Nathan Neuharth



The Star Wars challenge is a personal goal I have set for myself for a variety of reasons.  One is my love of the Star Wars mythology.  Two it is an act of rebellion against the Star Wars Expanded Universe becoming the Legends universe.  There is too much good work to discard from cannon.  I started with reading one of the new Star Wars novels, the first novel of the Aftermath trilogy.  I'm not saying it was a bad novel, not at all.  But I can't let go of Talon Karrde, Mara Jade, Corran Horn, Kyp Durron, Admiral Daala, and so many other interesting characters from the Expanded Universe

I have compiled a chronological list of the 150 Expanded Universe books that have been scrapped from cannon.   I have 2 that need to be added into the chronology.  Novels highlighted in red have been read.



Here is the list of everything in chronological order:

The Pre-Republic Era

25,793 Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void by Tim Lebbon
      
The Old Republic Era
      
5,000-2,975 Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories by John Jackson Miller        
3,954-3,950 The Old Republic: Revan by Drew Karpyshyn        
3,653 The Old Republic: Deceived by Paul S. Kemp       
3,645 Red Harvest by Joe Schreiber        
3,643 The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance by Sean Williams        
3,640 The Old Republic: Annihilation by Drew Karpyshyn       
1,032 Knight Errant by John Jackson Miller        
1,003-1,000 Darth Bane: Path of Destruction by Drew Karpyshyn        
1,000-990 Darth Bane: Rule of Two by Drew Karpyshyn        
980 Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil by Drew Karpyshyn 
 
 
The Prequel Era

67-32 Darth Plagueis by James Luceno       
33 Maul: Lockdown by Joe Schreiber       
32 Cloak of Deception by James Luceno       
32 Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter by Michael Reaves       
32 Episode I: The Phantom Menace movie novelization by Terry Brooks 
29 Rogue Planet by Greg Bear       
27 Outbound Flight by Timothy Zahn        
22 The Approaching Storm by Alan Dean Foster       
22 Episode II: Attack of the Clones movie novelization by R. A. Salvatore 
22 The Cestus Deception by Steven Barnes**        
22 Jedi Trial by David Sherman & Dan Cragg**        
22 Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie novelization by Karen Traviss 
22 The Clone Wars: Wild Space by Karen Miller*        
22 Republic Commando: Hard Contact by Karen Traviss        
22 Shatterpoint by Matthew Stover        
22 The Clone Wars: No Prisoners by Karen Traviss*        
21 Republic Commando: Triple Zero by Karen Traviss        
21 The Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth by Karen Miller*        
21 The Clone Wars Gambit: Siege by Karen Miller*        
21 Republic Commando: True Colors by Karen Traviss        
20 Medstar I: Battle Surgeons by Michael Reaves & Steve Perry        
20 Medstar II: Jedi Healer by Michael Reaves & Steve Perry        
19 Yoda: Dark Rendezvous by Sean Stewart 
19 Labyrinth of Evil by James Luceno        
19 Episode III: Revenge of the Sith movie novelization by Matthew Stover 
19 Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel by Karen Traviss        
19 Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader by James Luceno        
19 Imperial Commando: 501st by Karen Traviss        
19 Kenobi by John Jackson Miller       
19 Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight by Michael Reaves        
18 Coruscant Nights II: Street of Shadows by Michael Reaves        
18 Coruscant Nights III: Patterns of Force by Michael Reaves        
17 The Last Jedi by Michael Reaves and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff


The Classic Era

10 The Han Solo Trilogy: The Paradise Snare by A. C. Crispin
5-4 The Han Solo Trilogy: The Hutt Gambit by A. C. Crispin
3 Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu by L. Neil Smith        
3 Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon by L. Neil Smith       
2 Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka by L. Neil Smith       
2 Han Solo at Stars' End by Brian Daley       
2 Han Solo's Revenge by Brian Daley       
2 Han Solo and the Lost Legacy by Brian Daley       
2-0 The Han Solo Trilogy: Rebel Dawn by A. C. Crispin       
3-1 The Force Unleashed by Sean Williams       
1 The Force Unleashed II by Sean Williams        
1 Death Troopers by Joe Schreiber 
3-0 Death Star by Michael Reaves & Steve Perry 
0 Shadow Games by Michael Reaves and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff        
0 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope movie novelization by George Lucas (ghost-written by Alan Dean Foster; originally titled Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker)
0 Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina by various authors
0 Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn       
0.5 Allegiance by Timothy Zahn        
0.7 Choices of One by Timothy Zahn       
1 Honor Among Thieves by James S.A. Correy  
     
1.5 Galaxies: The Ruins of Dantooine by Voronica Whitney-Robinson w/ Haden Blackman
2 Splinter of the Mind's Eye by Alan Dean Foster       
2 Empire and Rebellion: Razor's Edge by Martha Wells  
     
3 Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back movie novelization by Donald F. Glut 
3 Tales of the Bounty Hunters by various authors       
3.5 Shadows of the Empire by Steve Perry       
4 Episode VI: Return of the Jedi movie novelization by James Kahn 
4 Tales from Jabba's Palace by various authors        
4 The Bounty Hunter Wars: The Mandalorian Armor by K. W. Jeter       
4 The Bounty Hunter Wars: Slave Ship by K. W. Jeter        
4 The Bounty Hunter Wars: Hard Merchandise by K. W. Jeter       
(various) Tales from the Empire by various authors


 
The New Republic Era

4 The Truce at Bakura by Kathy Tyers 
5 Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor by Matthew Stover
 
6.5 X-Wing: Rogue Squadron by Michael Stackpole        
7 X-Wing: Wedge's Gamble by Michael Stackpole        
7 X-Wing: The Krytos Trap by Michael Stackpole        
7.5 X-Wing: The Bacta War by Michael Stackpole        
7.5 X-Wing: Wraith Squadron by Aaron Allston        
7.5 X-Wing: Iron Fist by Aaron Allston        
7.5 X-Wing: Solo Command by Aaron Allston        
8 The Courtship of Princess Leia by Dave Wolverton        
8.5 Tatooine Ghost by Troy Denning        
9 Heir to the Empire, book 1 of the Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn        
9 Dark Force Rising, book 2 of the Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn        
9 The Last Command, book 3 of the Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn
        
9.5 X-Wing: Isard's Revenge by Michael Stackpole       
11 The Jedi Academy Trilogy: Jedi Search by Kevin J. Anderson        
11 The Jedi Academy Trilogy: Dark Apprentice by Kevin J. Anderson        
11 The Jedi Academy Trilogy: Champions of the Force by Kevin J. Anderson       
11 I, Jedi by Michael Stackpole        
12 Children of the Jedi by  Barbara Hambly        
12.5 Darksaber by Kevin J. Anderson
       
13 X-Wing: Starfighters of Adumar by Aaron Allston       
13 Planet of Twilight by Barbara Hambly        
14 The Crystal Star by Vonda McIntyre
       
16 The Black Fleet Crisis: Before the Storm by Michael P. Kube-McDowell       
16 The Black Fleet Crisis: Shield of Lies by Michael P. Kube-McDowell       
16 The Black Fleet Crisis: Tyrant's Test by Michael P. Kube-McDowell       
17 The New Rebellion by Kristine Kathryn Rusch       
18 The Corellian Trilogy: Ambush at Corellia by Roger McBride Allen       
18 The Corellian Trilogy: Assault at Selonia by Roger McBride Allen        
18 The Corellian Trilogy: Showdown at Centerpoint by Roger McBride Allen       
19 The Hand of Thrawn: Specter of the Past by Timothy Zahn       
19 The Hand of Thrawn: Vision of the Future by Timothy Zahn        
19 Scourge by Jeff Grubb        
22 Survivor's Quest by Timothy Zahn        
(various) Tales From the New Republic by various authors



The New Jedi Order Era

25 Vector Prime by R. A. Salvatore        
25 Dark Tide I: Onslaught by Michael Stackpole       
25 Dark Tide II: Ruin by Michael Stackpole       
25 Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial by James Luceno       
25 Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse by James Luceno       
26 Balance Point by Kathy Tyers       
26 Edge of Victory I: Conquest by Greg Keyes       
26 Edge of Victory II: Rebirth by Greg Keyes       
27 Star by Star by Troy Denning       
27 Dark Journey by Elaine Cunningham       
27 Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream by Aaron Allston       
27 Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand by Aaron Allston       
27 Traitor by Matthew Stover
28 Destiny's Way by Walter Jon Williams 
28 Force Heretic I: Remnant by Sean Williams and Shane Dix        
28 Force Heretic II: Refugee by Sean Williams and Shane Dix         
28 Force Heretic III: Reunion by Sean Williams and Shane Dix        
28 The Final Prophecy by Greg Keyes        
29 The Unifying Force by James Luceno 



The Dark Nest Trilogy
      
35 The Joiner King by Troy Denning        
36 The Unseen Queen by Troy Denning        
36 The Swarm War by Troy Denning 

The Legacy Era

40 Betrayal by Aaron Allston        
40 Bloodlines by Karen Traviss        
40 Tempest by Troy Denning        
40 Exile by Aaron Allston        
40 Sacrifice by Karen Traviss        
40 Inferno by Troy Denning        
40 Fury by Aaron Allston        
41 Revelation by Karen Traviss        
41.5 Invincible by Troy Denning        
Stand-alone novels:
      
41.5 Crosscurrent by Paul S. Kemp        
41.5 Riptide by Paul S. Kemp        
43.5 Millennium Falcon by James Luceno        
The Fate of the Jedi series:
      
43.5 Outcast by Aaron Allston        
43.5 Omen by Christie Golden        
43.5 Abyss by Troy Denning       
43.5 Backlash by Aaron Allston        
44 Allies by Christie Golden        
44 Vortex by Troy Denning        
44 Conviction by Aaron Allston        
44 Ascension by Christie Golden        
44 Apocalypse by Troy Denning
        
Stand-alone novels
      
44 X-Wing: Mercy Kill by Aaron Allston       
45 Crucible by Troy Denning
Sincerely,
Nathan Neuharth

Author, Editor, Publisher
Owner of Night Horse Publishing House

The Mandalorian Armor Book Review

Star Wars: The Mandalorian Armor
The Bounty Hunter Wars Book One
by K. W. Jeter
1998
Book Review by Nathan Neuharth

4 ABY


The novel begins with the bounty hunter Dengar scavenging the battlefield of Jabba the Hutt's last stand on the Dune Sea of Tatooine. He is engaged to a woman named Manaroo and looking for one last big score to retire with her. He comes across not only the barely living infamous bounty hunter Boba Fett and a memory-wiped dancing slave of Jabba's known as Neelah. Boba Fett blew the Sarlac up and climbed out, nearly dead from it's digestive acids.

I intended on reading something else but after finishing Shadows of the Empire I walked straight to my library and picked this out. Obsession? Astrally exploring this galaxy of thought? Escapism? Something archetypal touching the unconscious? The Star Wars galaxy is ripe for untold tales.


Kuat of Kuat. Head of the Kuat Drive Yards. Starship and weapons manufacturing. The Empire is a major customer. He has a pet Felinx. A half-cat, half-lynx creature? We don't learn much about him other than he embeds spyware in his merchandise, is tangled up with the Black Sun, and wants Boba Fett dead.

This novel in one word is intrigue. In fact, it's too intelligent for a Star Wars novel. The author's intelligence shines through the writing. He has a wonderful and colorful vocabulary. Another thing I noticed, of all the Star Wars novel trilogies I've read thus far, this is the only one that does not stand alone. To have a complete story the next two books must be read. The author does tell the tale with two timelines. One takes place shortly after the events of the film A New Hope and the present tense takes place just after the events of the film Return of the Jedi.

Kud'ar Mub'at is another unique hive brain, arachnid, space-faring type alien. He created independent nodes. Grows them. The space station he lives on is truly an extension of himself, webs, and junk. The alien must always be on guard just in case a node becomes too independent and revolts against him like he did, consuming his creator.


Cradossk is the father of the Trandoshan bounty hunter Bossk and leader of the Bounty Hunters Guild. The story is about Boba Fett being hired by Kud'ar Mub'at (secret an Emperor approved plot of Prince Xizor) to break up the guild. I'm glad I read Shadows of the Empire prior to this so I am familiar with who Prince Xizor is.

Zuckuss, the short Gand alien and Bossk are partners through the guild. Bossk (and it seems all Trandoshans) is always on the verge of breaking out into violence, always on the cusp of rage, a violent race, and cannibalism is an accepted part of their culture. Bossk ate all his brothers to be the alpha male and in the end murders and eats his own father as well. Another important part of the plot is that Bossk hates, loathes Boba Fett. And Boba Fett is the best.


The Boba Fett of this trilogy is not the Boba Fett we know after the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy came about. This Boba Fett was not a clone of Jango Fett. I suppose he could be, his past is enigmatic, but there is no mention of Jango Fett, the clones, or the events in the Clone Wars series (I'm currently on season six and it honestly rocks). However, this Boba Fett seems more menacing, more dangerous, and more of a loner than what has since come about. I prefer this version in which the Mandalorians are an ancient extinct race of mighty warriors the galaxy will never forget.

Ob Fortuna is the major domo of Cradossk which is a nice nod to Return of the Jedi as Bib Fortuna was major domo of Jabba the Hutt in the film. Ob is a distant relation of the same Twi'lek clan. Speaking of Hutts, the author throws in a creative twist: the Shell Hutts. They are a small Hutt clan that live inside metal armor shells, like giant armored slugs. Imagine Iron Man and a Hutt amalgam. We meet the fallen from grace Gheeta the Hutt and the elder Nullada the Hutt on planet Circumtore.

The last interesting character is a bounty hunter called in by Boba Fett named D'harhan. D'harhan has become a weapon. His head has been removed and replaced by a targeting system and laser cannon, among other features he types into a keyboard that synthesizes words for him. He is part of a team Boba Fett puts together with Bossk, Zuckuss, and IG-88. Everyone but Boba Fett is a bit cautious around D'harhan. I feel sorry for him.

There are no heroes in this novel. Every character is an unscrupulous scoundrel and criminal. Even the characters I found most likable: timid Zuckuss and white trash-like Dengar.

I will of course be reading the rest of the trilogy in due time. Now I must show some self restraint and read a few more non-Star Wars books.

Sincerely,
Nathan Neuharth

Author, Editor, Publisher
Owner of Night Horse Publishing House
 
 

Shadows of the Empire Book Review

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
by Steve Perry
1996
Review by Nathan Neuharth

3.5 ABY


I had high expectations for this novel. I think because this is the novel so many people talk about when they mention Star Wars novels, in my experience, and likely a result of the video game of the same name. My expectations were so high I was let down to no fault of the author. He couldn't have possibly lived up to the hype for this novel. It could have been called a detour in the search for Han Solo.

Having said that, there are some truly high points within such as the introduction of some powerful and unforgettable characters: Prince Xizor, secret head of the feared criminal organization known as the Black Sun. Publically he is owner of XTS (Xizor Transportation Systems). He is a Falleen alien over a hundred years old and possible the third most influential person in the galaxy following Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine. The Falleen are a reptilian species who change color with their mood and excrete an odorless pheromone that attracts humanoid females to the point of almost being mind control. Xizor is also a skilled martial artist. Prince Xizor and Darth Vader are polite and bitter rivals. I liked Xizor. His downfall is overconfidence and underestimating his adversaries due to becoming lax from being so mighty.

Guri is a human replica droid, an almost perfect replica of a human female. Essentially an assassin droid built with billions of Xizor's credits.

Dash Rendar is a mercenary and smuggler. Imagine a red haired and green eyed Han Solo but more cocky, confident, and works strictly for the credits. He has no love of the Empire and helped the rebels by piloting a snow speeder during the battle of Hoth. He has morals that are harder to get at than Han Solo's. His ship is a newer more expensive and smaller version of the Millennium Falcon called the Outrider. His droid partner is Leebo (LE-BO2D9). I loved Dash Rendar and hope to read more of him.

This is the only Expanded Universe novel that takes place between The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi. The novel begins with Han being frozen in carbonite in Cloud City and ends with his friends gathered on Tatooine awaiting Boba Fett's delivery the merchandise to Jabba the Hutt. Boba Fett is mentioned his ship Slave One is seen, but that is the extent of the bounty hunter's role in this novel.

Luke Skywalker builds his new lightsaber in Obi-wan Kenobi's old home on Tatooine. Leia is really the one who has the confrontations with Prince Xizor. I liked one of Leia's thoughts concerning Luke: “That was the thing about Luke. He wanted to win, but he wanted to win fairly.” Lando, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and R2-D2 are all major characters in this story as well. I also liked seeing the Bothan spy network in action.

Wedge Antilles and Rogue Squadron show up more than once. I always enjoy them and look forward to reading the X-wing Squadron books. I wasn't originally until they kept showing up in the other novels I've been reading peaking my interest. Rogue Five aka Dix is killed.

This is not the first novel Darth Vader has appeared in for my Star Wars EU Challenge but it is the first one in which he's a major character and he is portrayed as dark and dangerous as he should be. I very much enjoyed his presence. I saw the movie Rogue One in the theatre while I was reading this novel. An astounding Star Wars movie.

A few more tidbits. The writing is broken down into short sections that feel like scenes from a movie. We meet some minor characters. Koth Melan, a Rebel Bothan spy. Shahtul, a female Barabel bounty hunter. Snoova, a Wookiee bounty hunter (sort of). Boushh, an Ubese bounty hunter (also sort of). Spero, a Ho Din known as the master gardener living in the underworld of Corscant.

Sincerely,
Nathan Neuharth

Author, Editor, Publisher
Owner of Night Horse Publishing House



Thursday, December 29, 2016

Star Wars Razor's Edge Book Review

Star Wars
Empire and Rebellion: Razor's Edge
author Martha Wells
Book Review by Nathan Neuharth
 
2 ABY
 

The novel begins spinning right into action and never lets up.  Leia takes charge.  This novel showcases Princess Leia Organa at her best.  She rocks in this novel shining with leadership, diplomatic, and fighting skills.  Reading her internal dialogue her diplomacy is tactical genius.  Everything revolves around her confrontation with a group of people from her home world of Alderaan which was destroyed two standard years ago by the Death Star.  These Alderaanians have become space pirate to survive rather than joining the Rebel Alliance like most.

Han Solo is a strong second in this novel and the unspoken romantic tension is played out like a maestro is conducting.  Overall this novel is heavy with strong female leads, done in a very respectful and talented manner.  Maybe because the author is a female herself?  Doesn't matter.  She pulls it off.

If you want a very fun, fast paced, action, adventure, space opera novel this one will knock your socks off.  Highly recommended.  Buy it.  Read it.  The legends live on!


Sadly while reading my now favorite Leia focused Star Wars novel the talented, rebellious, witty, spirited Carrie Fisher passed away when I had about one hundred pages to go.  It brought me more sorrow than I imagined.  In fact I never thought about it.  I'm surprised how effected I was by her death...

I don't have the words, so I will leave you with the words of others...

It's never easy to lose such a vital, irreplaceable member of the family, but this is downright heartbreaking. Carrie was one-of-a-kind who belonged to us all- whether she liked it or not. She was OUR Princess, damn it, & the actress who played her blurred into one gorgeous, fiercely independent & ferociously funny, take-charge woman who took our collective breath away. Determined & tough, but with a vulnerability that made you root for her & want her to succeed & be happy. She played such a crucial role in my professional & personal life, & both would have been far emptier without her. I am grateful for the laughter, the wisdom, the kindness & even the bratty, self-indulgent crap my beloved space-twin gave me through the years. Thanks Carrie. I love you, mh
 
- Mark Hamill

The Princess stole my heart at age 7. Anybody who knows me knows #CarrieFisher was my first love. I thrilled to the adventures of #princessleia in the @starwars movies, but from '77 to '84, I was in love with Carrie Fisher herself. My bedroom was filled with Carrie Fisher pictures from any movie she was ever in (including Polaroids I took off the TV when #thebluesbrothers hit cable). I was jealous of Paul Simon when he was dating Carrie Fisher and wouldn't listen to his music... until they split up. I paid to see Carrie Fisher and #chevychase in Under the Rainbow nine times when it was in theaters (mostly because Carrie Fisher was in underwear in one scene). In childhood, I committed myself to Carrie Fisher without ever meeting her the way novice Nuns commit themselves to Christ without meeting Him. Decades later, I got to tell her this when Carrie Fisher and @jaymewes were in a station wagon on the set of #jayandsilentbobstrikeback. She was gracious about hearing it for the zillionth time from the zillionth man or woman who grew up idolizing her, but wickedly added "I'm glad to know I helped you find your light saber." And with that, she stopped being Carrie Fisher to me and just became Carrie. That's the Carrie I'll always remember: the dutiful standard-bearer of childhood dreams with a the wicked sense of humor and a way with words. She didn't want to get paid for her role in @jayandsilentbob Strike Back; instead, she asked that we buy her these antique beaver chairs. Her reason: "Beaver seems an appropriate currency for this movie." When she was a guest on Season 1 of our @hulu show #Spoilers, Carrie curled up in the throne like she belonged there. And she did: after all, she was royalty. As a boy, I dreamed of marrying Carrie Fisher. As a young filmmaker, I dreamed of casting Carrie Fisher. As an adult, I dreamed of being as sharp-witted and prepossessed as Carrie Fisher. And now that Carrie Fisher is gone, I'll dream of my friend Carrie - whose entire magnificent career I was lucky enough to witness, whose honesty made me a better person, and whose spirit - like The Force - will be with us always. Goodnight, Sweet Princess...

- Kevin Smith

Carrie was one-of-a-kind... brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless.  She lived her life, bravely... My thoughts are with her daughter, Billie Lourd, her mother, Debbie Reynolds, her brother, Todd Fisher, and her many friends. We will all miss her."

- Harrison Ford

Carrie and I have been friends most of our adult lives  She was extremely smart; a talented actress, writer and comedienne with a very colorful personality that everyone loved. In Star Wars she was our great and powerful princess – feisty, wise and full of hope in a role that was more difficult than most people might think.

- George Lucas

There are no words for this loss. Carrie was the brightest light in every room she entered. I will miss her dearly.

- Peter Mayhew







Sincerely,
Nathan Neuharth

Author, Editor, Publisher
Owner of Night Horse Publishing House
 
 

Thursday, December 22, 2016

NHPH Complete Catalogue update

Night Horse Publishing House
Complete Catalog
Paperback Editions
What's new:  Wizard of Vahan by Candy Ray & kult ov kaos quarterly!
Abel's Fables:
The Angel David and Other Strange Tales (coming soon!) by Nathan Neuharth
Star Crossed Chronicles:

In Nomine by Nathan Neuharth$9.99
The Old Storm by Nathan Neuharth (coming soon!)
Night Horse Paradigm:
The Doors of the Great Old Ones (coming soon!) by Nathan Neuharth
The Saint Natas Cycle:
*published by the Original Falcon Press
Pariah Games:
Lumiiere: World of Steam by Laird Bruce Boughner (coming soon!)
The Infernal Dictionary by Nathan Neuharth (coming soon!)
Pariah Games Core Rules by Nathan Neuharth (coming soon!)
Valarian Mythos:
Nova Ector by Nathan Neuharth (coming soon!)

Fan Fiction Line:

The Solar Dreamer (coming soon!)
The Solar Guardians (coming soon!)
 
kult ov kaos quarterly 

Sincerely,
Nathan Neuharth

Author, Editor, Publisher
Owner of Night Horse Publishing House