Brian in his office--crammed full of all
types of books
and assorted research materials.
"He was not the sort of writer who spent every waking hour at a
keyboard. Drawing on an encyclopedic knowledge of science, technology,
magic, weaponry - the list goes on and on - he could produce in four hours what
it takes most writers to produce in eight. His office overlooked the
Severn River, near Annapolis, Maryland, and was entered by way of a Japanese
James Luceno, life
long friend, fellow writer, and the other half of Jack McKinney.
Click on each book cover to link to Amazon - some of the
books are out of print, but used copies are often available.
The Gamma L.A.W. series of books was
published after Brian's death; he'd been working on them for
many years, but it was James Luceno who edited them. (Click here
for "A Labor of Love",
an article published in Annapolis' Capital on June, 18,
location and technology of future wars may change dramatically
but soldiers of every era will recognize the warriors Brian
Daley so vividly portrays in this realistic, exciting, and
thought-provoking saga. From the opening paragraph--perhaps the
most skilled lead into any combat story yet written--to the
conclusion, this is SF at its best."
--Lt. Col. Michael Lee Lanning, US Army
(Ret.), author of The Only War We Had, Inside the LRRP's,
and Inside Force Recon.
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Description (From Amazon for the third book, but similar scenes
abound in each of the episodes. For the whole trilogy deluxe
edition click here.)
THE RETURN OF THE JEDI MOVIE
CROWNED THE DRAMATIC CONCLUSION OF THE STAR WARS(c) TRILOGY. BUT
HERE ARE SOME SCENES YOU HAVE NEVER WITNESSED BEFORE . . .
Luke Skywalker returns to Tatooine to build a new lightsaber
with the Adegan crystals * Threepio confers with Arica, Jabba's
dancing girl who is secretly the Emperor's Hand, Mara Jade *
Disguised as the humble sand skiff guard Tamtel Skreej, Lando
Calrissian plots with Princess Leia in anticipation of Luke's
arrival at Jabba's palace * The Millennium Falcon narrowly
escapes the Imperial blockade of Tatooine * The Rebels outline
their strategies in the Alliance briefing room before launching
the fateful assault against the second Death Star
The six episodes of this new radio dramatization script are
packed with crucial new scenes and colorful dialogue. And a
behind-the-mike introduction by the one and only C-3PO, Anthony
Daniels, offers us a rare glimpse into the recording studio,
highlighting the challenges they faced in bringing this
thrilling sci-fi classic to life on radio with only sound
effects, vivid descriptions, and the actor's voices to set the
stage and maintain the thrilling pace.
The story of Return of the Jedi is back as you've never seen it
before. You just may never look at Star Wars(c) the same way
Han Solo trusts no one, and
does no favors. But when the best illegal ship rebuilder in the
galaxy disappears, Han and Chewbacca agree to go after him --
after all, the Millennium Falcon needs some very special
repairs. Their search pits them against powerful and ruthless
enemies out to destroy them, and finally leads them to an
airless speck of desolate asteroid -- the Authority prison
planet known as Star's End.
Han Solo's Revenge For a
cool ten thousand credits, Han and Chewbacca will do just about
anything -- except transport slaves. For one thing, it means an
instant death sentence. So when a high-paying cargo shipment
turns out to be a consignment of slaves, Han and Chewie have to
think fast. But Han forms a plan to turn the tables on the
slavers and free the captives. Then, good deed accomplished, he
scours the skies for the nasty joker who set him up -- because
revenge can be so sweet.
Han Solo and The Lost Legacy There's a fabled
treasure at stake and a price on Han's head. So he and Chewbacca
head for a planet rumored to hide undreamed-of riches. But once
they get there, Han's beloved spacecraft, the Millennium Falcon,
is hijacked by a band of assassins and killer robots. Their
chances for survival are so slim, they might as well risk it
THE GEM OF THE TRILOGY!!!!, August 12, 2002, an Amazon reviewer
First of all, you must know that Brian Daley has been my favorite
author for several years and all his books have captivated me like no
other books have (except the best of classic sci-fi/fantasy). Sadly,
he was never that popular and most people probably don't know his
works, excepting his Star Wars trilogy. Any of his books are good
enough to be on the same shelf with The Lord of the Rings and Dune,
and his style of writing has always appealed to me.
In Jinx on a Terran Inheritance, this style is taken to the max.
The humor and irony is there, and so is the action. This is also the
longest of "The Trilogy" (for lack of a better name).
Alacrity and Hobart are on their way to Blackguard, a planet infamous
for its oppression of the weak and poor by the powerful, who made it
into a theme park where they can play out fantasies such as being Lord
of a medieval castle, etc. This is also where Hobart's inheritance, a
ship called Astrea Imprimateur, is being held. With no idea where the
ship is on the planet, or if it has fallen into an evil warlord's
hands, they set out towards the planet with no funds, and no way to
get there. Eventually, they get employed as breakabouts by a ship
captain, and off they go. One of the funniest parts in any of the
books is where they make a stop on a planet in the process of a
funeral for the mayor of one of the cities or something like that. I
won't give it away, but you'll get there soon enough....
I don't think it's possible to dislike this book. Any fan of good
sci-fi should get this, and anyone who calls himself/herself a fan of
Brian Daley should already have it.
Long live the Srillans!
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Doomfarers & Starfollers have been republished. So if you've worn
your old copy out, now you can get a new one.
Or purchase audio recordings at Books
An Amazon Reviewer January 4, 2003 I re-read the Doomfarers and Starfollowers at least once every year.
Mr. Daley was one of those authors who threw you right into the
action within the first few pages and unfolded the history and
detail as he went. Brian Daley served in the Army and it shows in
the books attention to detail. I highly recommend.
A Tapestry of Magics, a
fantasy: The reluctant knight, Crassmore was fed up with
knightly deeds of derring-do... The trouble was that he had an
unfortunate talent for getting himself into the very center of
any trouble that might come along.
Tron, a novelization of
the Disney movie. If you had trouble following the action in
this ahead-of-its-time movie, the novel will be the guide you
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