A Mixed Bag, May 18, 2000
Reviewer: Stephanie Wenger (Texas)
Devlin and Emmerich are decent filmmakers, but their writing ability leaves a lot to be desired. The publisher bears the responsibility, however. The book has numerous typos and the kind of word and continuity errors that a good editor should have caught. During a critical moment, I wasn't anxious for the characters, but laughing. A character "collapsed like a sack of steak knives." Steak knives! And a character who dies on one page is back again 15 pages later. Still, the book is interesting for the background, the revelation of character and for the inherent vision--the images of light, shape and sound--that a good filmmaker must have. Please, D&E, at least hire an editor, since Signet can't be depended on.
This is the book true to the original movie. It is typical writing for a book/movie tie in. Not bad.
A brilliant archeologist and a fearless military man lead a team through the ancient StarGate and discover a planet where the humans are enslaved by the Egyptian god Ra.
STARGATE: THE PASSAGE TO DISCOVERY IS ABOUT TO BE ENTERED
Ten thousand years ago, something unworldly happened on earth. Something long forgotten. Something unearthed only in the now.
And now a crack team of scientists and soldiers has the power to go beyond the last frontier of space on an ultra secret mission to probe the greatest mystery in the universe. The have no clue what they will find, or if they can return. Only one thing is sure: the ultimate adventure is about to begin when they enter the STARGATE.