50 Page Fridays: Joe Schreiber


Every Friday, we here @ Del Rey Spectra will place a 50 page excerpt of a selected title on Unbound Worlds. Whether it is science fiction, epic fantasy, alternate history, horror, urban fantasy, paranormal, the possibilities are endless.

For this week’s excerpt, we’ve cooked up something special. STAR WARS: RED HARVEST is centered around Hestizo Trace, a Jedi with a gift for plants. But little does she know that a rare plant she’s cultivating will be the last ingredient to a deadly virus that not only kills its victims, but reanimates them once they’re dead! Del Rey Spectra editor, Shelly Shapiro tells us more about Schreiber’s latest, terrifying Star Wars tale.

“Scary Star Wars? Well, why not? Darth Vader was pretty scary all by himself. And so many of us loved DEATH TROOPERS, so doing another Star Wars “horror” novel felt like a no-brainer. Joe Schreiber is an expert at scaring the pants off his readers, and once he proved he could do the same in the Star Wars universe, we asked him to do it again. This time, though, we decided to go in a slightly different direction. Instead of a story of zombies, desperate heroes and no Force users, we thought it would be fun to see how the zombie infection might affect Force users–from both the light and dark sides. That’s how RED HARVEST came about: a tale set in the long-ago days of the Old Republic, where Sith and Jedi both existed in relative abundance, trained in their separate academys, and kept the light vs. dark fight alive. Only now a plague has been unleashed among the students at a bastion of Sith learning, at the same time that the local dark lord’s insane ambitions bring an unsuspecting Jedi into the mix… If you like zombies, Jedi heroism against the odds, and Sith power set on having it all, grab a copy of STAR WARS:RED HARVEST, by Joe Schreiber.”

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Please enjoy this excerpt of STAR WARS: RED HARVEST, now in paperback!

STAR WARS: RED HARVEST by Joe Schreiber, Excerpt