DC Gives Batgirl the Cold Shoulder

At SDCC a woman dressed as Batgirl asked DC Entertainment some tough questions about the lack of women creators involved in the new reboot. . . . → Read More: DC Gives Batgirl the Cold Shoulder

Ladies Rule the Day at Comic-Con Thursday

More thoughts about two of the panels from SDCC 2011. . . . → Read More: Ladies Rule the Day at Comic-Con Thursday

Comic-Con Sunday Recap

Up, pack, and off to breakfast at the Walker House. You have to stand in line, but it’s worth it. . . . → Read More: Comic-Con Sunday Recap

Comic-Con Saturday Roundup

I slept in. I sort of felt like today would be the craziest in the Convention Center, and it was pretty packed but the floor or the panels weren’t too insane. . . . → Read More: Comic-Con Saturday Roundup

Comic-Con Friday Roundup

Another long day, but a fun one! . . . → Read More: Comic-Con Friday Roundup

Comic-Con Thursday Roundup

Whew! What a day! . . . → Read More: Comic-Con Thursday Roundup

Chapter Five Excerpt Posted

A new excerpt from my upcoming novel has been posted at TriciaBarr.com. I hope you’ll check it out.

REVIEW: Star Wars: Choices of One by Timothy Zahn

Star Wars: Choices of One by Timothy Zahn

Once again, Tim Zahn delivers a fun Star Wars adventure in the best tradition of the Original Trilogy films and the Expanded Universe stories featuring those characters and EU favorites from the same era. If you’re looking for something dark and gritty, or heavy on the Force philosophy, or with deranged Sith, then this isn’t the book for you. If you’re looking for a novel that puts the space opera back in Star Wars, then Choices of One should be right up your alley.

Without getting into the plot, what can you expect from Choices of One? The flow of the book is classic Zahn: introduce a bunch of elements separately and spend the first half of the book drawing them all together to the same place, followed by a second half of the book that’s nonstop mayhem. As with his prior entries – such as Survivor’s Quest, which has a similar overall structure – this story design is executed flawlessly. There’s a reason, after all, that Zahn has been able to sustain his place as one of the fan favorite EU authors for so long. He knows how to design a really great Star Wars yarn, and he always carries it off well.

I say a lot more in my full review, but here’s the bottom line: Choices of One has Luke, Han, and Leia with the Rebel Alliance, Mara Jade, Thrawn, Pellaeon Vader, and the Emperor with the Empire, plus a dangerous warlord, mysterious aliens, and a plot . . . → Read More: REVIEW: Star Wars: Choices of One by Timothy Zahn

Does Slave Leia Weaken or Empower Women?

It’s not surprising that Slave Leia gets drawn into the mix when discussing sex appeal, objectification, and female geeks. . . . → Read More: Does Slave Leia Weaken or Empower Women?

Who Should Write Strong Female Heroines? Women Don’t Always Get It Right

Most definitely I hope to see more women in creative roles not just at DC, Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars, but everywhere. At the same time, I want women capable of effectively creating characters and storylines that women can relate to, or this Spaceship to Gender Equality in Scifi and Fantasy will take us nowhere fast. . . . → Read More: Who Should Write Strong Female Heroines? Women Don’t Always Get It Right