Red Harvest is a prequel to Death Troopers to be written by Joe Schreiber. Originally titled Black Orchid, the book is set for release on December 28, 2010. A hardcover horror novel, it will reveal the origin of the virus from the original book. On April 23, Sue Rostoni posted on the official site forums that the novel was re-titled due to internal concerns that the title Black Orchid sounded too much like a romance novel.
Years ago, in the long lonely days after Return of the Jedi but long before The Phantom Menace, I was a Star Wars book nut. I recall being particularly fond of the “Tales of” collections be they the Mos Eisley Cantina, Jabba’s Palace, The Empire and so on. Then George Lucas revisited the franchise with a new trilogy, a few animated incarnations highlighting the Clone Wars came about, and a whole slew of Star Wars based video games pushed the universe in … more
I read Joe Schreiber's Star Wars: Death Troopers just a few weeks ago. I find it quite ironic that I've now been given the opportunity to read and review an advanced copy of his new book, Star Wars: Red Harvest. I found many similarities between the two books, but I also noticed some good and bad differences as well. Much like Troopers, Red Harvest features a zombie plague occurring within the Star Wars universe. … more