Book description Edit No matter how long or how hard they strive, no matter how extensive their education as a species, no matter what they experience of the small heavens and larger hells they create for themselves, it seems that humans are destined to see their technological accomplishments always exceed their ability to understand themselves. Differences from the film There are many minor scene extensions, and some narrative focus on design elements that are only implied in the film such as the reliance on older, sturdier mechanization in the Crematoria Slam Facility. Extended scene on ice planet U. Native fauna in described.
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In fact, in searching my library for more novelizations by him, this one popped up. Pitch Black and subsequently The Chronicles of Riddick are favourite films in my household and I am quite fond of the character of Riddick.
I suspect Vin Diesel, the actor who plays him, is quite fond of Riddick too, and it shows with Chronicles. Anyway, after surviving the monster infested planet in Pitch Black, Riddick has sequestered himself away from humanity, but is dragged back in thanks to the arrival of the Necromongers, a powerful race of beings bent on purifying the galaxy and preparing everyone for the great beyond.
Riddick, who has now been imbued with magical Furyan powers thanks to a prophecy and upgraded backstory. One by one, he pushed back hoods and examined faces. He had no divining equipment with him, needed none. He knew men better than any machine. 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. Fortunately, this book was not just about Riddick and the perspective quite often changed.
Kyra in particular is a character of interest, as is the Lord Marshall in his unwavering beliefs, but really, I am here for the Vaakos. Foster did not let me down with the sultry blade that is Dame Vaako. I was disappointed though — or perhaps pleased with the final movie version of the parting between Riddick and Kyra.
Alan Dean Foster
Riddick Vin Diesel , more commonly known as Riddick, is the protagonist of the series. He is shown to be a highly skilled predator, extremely mobile and stealthy, has a vast knowledge of how to kill almost any humanoid in a variety of ways, is an extreme survivalist, and is notoriously hard to contain. He is also self-admittedly a dangerous convict and murderer, yet despite this, he is sometimes shown to perform moral or even atypically heroic actions, usually against his own better judgment and survivalist nature. Riddick is a Furyan, a member of a warrior race obliterated by a military campaign that left Furya desolate, and is one of the last of his kind. One of his most defining features are his eyes, a characteristic inherent in a certain caste of his species The Alpha-Furyans , although he implies in Pitch Black that they were "shined" by a back-alley surgical operation. This allows him to see in the dark with no difficulty at all, but also renders his eyes incredibly sensitive to concentrated light, therefore he wears tinted welding goggles for protection.
The Chronicles of Riddick (novelization)
Akinotilar However, the movie was more realistic. Apr 12, stormhawk rated it liked it Shelves: She sees him thinking through a hard situation and she assumes that under his dark glasses that his eyes are concerned for the welfare of the other escapees. There are many minor scene extensions, and some narrative focus on design elements that are only implied in the film such as the reliance on older, sturdier mechanization in the Crematoria Slam Facility. Foster did not let me down with the sultry blade that is Dame Vaako. Riddick is on some small frozen ice ball world, away from everyone, but riddock bounty hunters find him and with such a large price on his head for capture, they figure that it worthwhile to go get him. What a terrible mess.