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When Did Star Wars Jump the Shark?

And can we finally agree that Star Trek has triumphed in the franchise contest?

This week, the wildly successful, self-published thriller author Robert Bidinotto had some thoughts on the state of Star Wars today:

SOME TIME BACK, I watched “The Force Awakens” and was bored to tears. The plot was a worn retread of many elements of the original “Star Wars: A New Hope,” without the chemistry and light-hearted fun of that cast, or the sense of menace of a truly “big” villain. As Yogi said, deja-vu all over again. And the second “Star Wars” prequel trilogy was just plain dull. Now I’m hearing negative things about “The Last Jedi,” which I haven’t seen and probably won’t. Is it safe to say Mr. Lucas’s franchise has jumped the shark?

The 17 Liberty Island Books Published From January 2015 through February 2018

Check out these compelling titles that span across multiple genres

Must-read novels by Frank J. Fleming begin and conclude this list of our books.

The Heroes Vs Villains Writing Contest’s Final Fight

Cast your votes!

Announcing the winners, runners up, and honorable mentions from last year’s contest.

9 Authors With Books That Can Transform Your Life

Part 9 of the Andrew Klavan Symposium

Who are the authors and books who most inspire you today? Which writers and titles are akin to weapons in your armory? Whose ideas and storytelling techniques do you adapt into your own?

Justice, Inc.: A Global Freedom Manifesto for Libertarian Hawks

Behind J.P. Medved’s exhilarating new sci-fi thriller novel lies an exciting set of ideas

If “politics is downstream from culture,” as a wise man once said, where does one put new innovations and business breakthroughs? Could technology and entrepreneurship be more important and influential than both culture and politics?

 

 

Book Talk and Signing: ‘Miranda’s War’ Author Howard Foster at Lincoln Public Library

The literary political satire takes place in Lincoln

Howard Foster will give a talk and book-signing on Monday, Feb. 5 at 1 p.m at the Lincoln Public Library.

The Long Road To Becoming An Essential Author

The Andrew Klavan Symposium, Part 5

Five Liberty Island writers – Fred Tribuzzo, Alec Ott, Jon Bishop, Chris Queen, and David M. Swindle — explore the insights from the memoir of one of their favorite novelists

10 Photographs: The Joy of a Sunset, Siberian Husky, & New Books

Over the weekend I shot this series of sunset images on Saturday evening as I relaxed and read over two new Liberty Island novels, now available: Justice Inc. and Mad Jones, Heretic.

Check Out Taliesin Nexus: Supporting Liberty-Minded Writers, Filmmakers & Creatives

Here are some photos of LI’s editors from the opening night of this year’s 3rd annual Calliope Writer’s workshop.

After 500 Years Rediscover the Meaning of Martin Luther Through Mad Jones, Heretic

The First Book in ‘The Accidental Prophet’ Series Offers a Dazzling 1990s Satire of Religion, Media, Politics, and Sex

For decades Quin Hillyer has established his reputation as a fair-minded journalist, engaged political activist, and principled conservative commentator. Now discover another of this gifted writer’s talents in his debut novel, Mad Jones: Heretic.