I still remember the night when the original television movie "Battlestar Galactica" first appeared on television. As a science fiction buff, I was transfixed by the quality of the special effects and the Cyclons. The storyline and the action made for an excellent beginning. Unfortunately, the remainder of the series failed to live up to the start. With all the wide and empty slate of space to work with, the writers and producers found it difficult to get beyond simple human concepts.
This book is the novelization of the original movie and compared to other books in the genre it is quite good. The authors manage to capture most of the wonder and drama of the movie and avoid the common mistake of adding inconsequential filler. I still enjoy (re)reading it nearly three decades after the movie first