Both of these books that I am going to recommend have been out on the market for a bit. Dining with the Doctor has only been out since last December, but the Star Wars Craft Book has been out for a couple of years. Even though they are not hot off the press, they are both great reads, with plenty of eye candy and provide some valuable advice on how to cook and craft with a Science Fiction theme.
If you have always wanted to make your own Star Wars themed crafts but never really knew where to start, you may want to get yourself a copy of Bonnie Burton’s Star Wars Craft Book. Burton is a San Francisco-based author and journalist, who has worked for various Star Wars publications and web sites and contributed to the Official Star Wars Blog. She has come up with quite the serviceable book for beginning crafters who just adore the Star Wars Universe. Who could resist a book that has Han captured in Soapanite? Or a mini plush version of Chewie? The R2D2 knit hat is worth the price of the book alone, and I am desperately trying to find someone to make one for my son. (I don’t knit.) Most of these crafts are quite good, some are a bit lacking, but I would still recommend buying it as the good outweighs the bad, much like in the Saga itself.
Dining With the Doctor is a new cookbook written by Chris-Rachael Oseland. Oseland is a Austin-based freelance web writer and blogger who runs a blog called Kitchen Overlord. Her Doctor Who-themed culinary offering features such wonders as White chocolate-covered strawberry Cybermen, a recipe for the infamous Fish Fingers and Custard, and various cocktails inspired by our favorite Time Lord’s travels. Many of the recipes are quite inspired and some fall flat, but overall it is a good cookbook. The fandom was long overdue for a more up-to-date book for Doctor Who-themed food, and now at long last, we have it. Available in print form or e-book.
If you are a Sci Fi fan who loves to create, are just itching to have a Sci Fi themed party, or you are in need of a gift for a crafty or foodie Sci Fi fan friend, check out both of these fine tie-in books
- Craftin’ and Cookin’ the Sci Fi Way 3: How It “Felt” to Me (deepfriedscifi.wordpress.com)
- Craftin’ and Cookin’ The Sci Fi Way: Part Two, Electric Boogaloo (deepfriedscifi.wordpress.com)