Book Nook, January 2010

Twinkle Twinkle Little Death Star
-a Chamba Fett mystery-
By Kevin Mitchell ($19.95, Spacely Press)

In the field of Star Wars speculative fiction, Kevin Mitchell’s Chamba Fett mystery’s are an anomaly. These detective novels based in the Star Wars universe have more to do with Raymond Chandler than they do Darth Vader. The other major Star Wars mystery series was of course John Stearns Tales From Palpatine’s Cat but those stories were very different, more of a futuristic Indiana Jones type thing, Mitchell’s stories have more of a noir-ish feel. The Chamba Fett series features Lieutenant Chamba Fett an officer in the Imperial Navy and cousin of infamous bounty hunter Boba Fett. Chamba’s two fisted approach to solving crimes were introduced in 2004’s Jedi Hide, Jedi Seek, and Twinkle Twinkle Little Death Star is the fourth in the series ( the other two titles are; Grebo’s Tauntaun Gambit and Tatooine Shakedown). The plot involves a murdered courier who had plans to the new Death Star as well as ties to an Ewok prostitution ring. It’s a fast paced and exciting read that will appeal to both Star Wars fans and futuristic space crime novel affectionados alike.

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    • jane mcbane
    • January 11th, 2010

    real original! what with all the other blogs that played on the “twinkle twinkle little death star” theme a week earlier. which one of your hundred monkeys wrote this one?


    • feedtim
    • January 11th, 2010

    I don’t usually follow any of the Star Wars fan stuff, I just thought it sounded like a title for a detective novel and I went from there. However, the monkey (who was a “Space 1999” fan) that actually wrote that piece has been fired.

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