The Chronicles of Riddick by Alan Dean Foster Genre: Science fiction, space opera, dystopia Publisher: Del Rey Books (December ). The Chronicles of Riddick by Alan Dean Foster, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. The Chronicles of Riddick is a novelization of the film, The Chronicles of Riddick. It was written by Alan Dean Foster, a science fiction/horror/fantasy/mystery.

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Foster began his career as an ofster when a letter he sent to Arkham Collection was purchased by the editor and published in the magazine in In fact, in searching my library for more novelizations by him, this one popped up. The book tells you what he is and the typical traits of his species and sometimes why e.

The Chronicles of Riddick (novelization)

Well, in this case, watch the movie and skip the book. That was only a matter of physics. Riddick, who has now been imbued with magical Furyan powers thanks to a prophecy and upgraded backstory. He needs me to feel the cold gray of that universe and the painful futility of living in it. I have a natural affinity for characters similar to Riddick.

Book Review: The Chronicles of Riddick by Alan Dean Foster

May 19, Jeff rated it it fostrr ok. He received a B. The book does not even try very hard to provide this imagery. This has to rate as one of the worst movie novelisations I’ve read in years, it’s as though the author just took the screenplay and wrote the book with his eyes closed.


His first novel, The Tar-Aiym Krang, introduced the Humanx Commonwealth, a galactic alliance between humans and an insectlike race called Thranx. There are many minor scene extensions, and some narrative focus apan design elements that are only implied in the film such as apan reliance on older, sturdier mechanization in the Crematoria Slam Facility. Extended scene on ice planet U. Science fiction, space opera, dystopia Publisher: Something I liked about this book in comparison to the movie is that you can easily see how the characters feel.

The Chronicles of Riddick by Alan Dean Foster

Before Imam Abu al-Walid walks home, he is present at a congressional meeting where representatives debate whether or not to close defenses based on rumors of an invasion fleet roaming the system. I already know the overall story, of course, seeing as I’ve watched the movie at least three times. Some of the unnecessary details are over explained and repeated, making it cjronicles. Fortunately, this book was not just about Riddick and the perspective quite often changed.

It’s not amazing though it did impress meand it’s worth a read if you’re interested in a story like Riddick’s.

In his conversation with Riddick, the Purifier reveals that “most” Furyans converted to Necroism, bolstering the ranks and providing fierce fighters. Several other novels, including the Icerigger trilogy, are also set in the world of the Commonwealth.

It was a beautiful, clear night.

Foster did not let me down with the sultry blade that is Dame Vaako. However, I was expecting a bit more. Email required Address never made public. Oct 04, Paulo “paper books always” Carvalho rated it it was ok Shelves: Overall it’s a fun tale with adventure and excitement. While on Helion prime a certain race comes to bother the people as there have been reports of planets being silenced.


So I feel like I should give Foster credit for capturing both the vibe of the film and showing such patience with our illustrious star.

While I recognize that the movie can’t exactly be considered high art, I like it a lot. Open Preview See a Problem? When Riddick is interrogated by the Quasi-Deadthey see a different vision of the past; he is also able to ridvick them back to gain information about his captors. Reams more information than the movie. Too close to the movie To find out more, including fiddick to control cookies, see here: There is no room for my observation or my opinion.

You are commenting using your WordPress. This book is easy reading and you can easily finish it in a day or two. I am not sure if there is a better actor who could play Riddick as well as Vin. Didn’t seem to better explain the universe they lived in, how people came to be or what would happen next.

A story of a superman — he can see in the dark; he can dislocate his joints and still have strength to manhandle his enemies; he can kill wild beasts: He wants desperately to convince the reader Riddick is an archetypal character, the quintessential anti-hero, a cunning survivor who is so good at surviving that he could almost be thought of as a force of nature himself.