Sci-fi Review: ‘Blackcollar’ by Timothy Zahn

Manly men, doing manly things, sometimes in outer space!  Super geniuses, always one step ahead of the game, weaving masterful plans of manliness.  Space battles, ground battles, hand to hand battles, throwing stars and nunchuku.  The evil aliens have kept the humans underfoot for too long; it is time to strike back!  Bring on the Blackcollars, buckle in, and take a wild ride!

Obviously, you have to take this book for what it is, a fairly cheesy space adventure on the lighter side of the sci-fi genre.  The author is probably better known for his Star Wars novels than he is for his original works, but fans of the tie-ins know that he is one of the better writers to do them, for whatever that is worth.  But if you find yourself hankering for a fast paced sci-fi adventure, you may find this one to be a bit smarter than you were expecting, and fairly enjoyable.

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