Star Wars Weekly Wishlist: Culture, Philosophy, and Money

Here’s a trio of books that look intriguing to me, and delve into some interesting Star Wars territory:

This book is a series of essays by Ken Napzok, cohost of the Jedi Alliance podcast and life-long Star Wars fan. Every fan’s journey is unique and as varied as the stars in the galaxy, and I love to read people’s experience of Star Wars. The author counts down the 100 most impactful Star Wars moments for him in personal essays, which I think is a clever way to structure the book.

Why We Love Star Wars: The Great Moments That Built A Galaxy Far, Far Away (Science Fiction, For Fans of Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection) by [Ken Napzok]

Personally, this book looks absolutely fascinating to me, discussing the philosophical themes of Star Wars, such as: Was Anakin predestined to fall to the Dark Side? Are the Jedi truly role models of moral virtue? Why is there both a light and dark side of the Force? And many other philosophical quandaries and questions the franchise brings up. If you’re fond of the metaphysical, this one’s for you (and definitely me).

Star Wars and Philosophy: More Powerful than You Can Possibly Imagine (Popular Culture and Philosophy Book 12) by [Kevin S. Decker, Jason T. Eberl, William Irwin]

This one is a sort of history of the Star Wars franchise and how it’s impacted the world, both culturally and financially. The author looks at George Lucas and his influences, the controversies, the real-world faith of “Jedi-ism”, the merchandise, and many, many other aspects of the franchise’s impact on the world.

How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise by [Chris Taylor]

9 thoughts on “Star Wars Weekly Wishlist: Culture, Philosophy, and Money

  1. I’ve got Ken’s book and really enjoyed it. It’s very much one person’s love of Star Wars being celebrated, but I’m sure most people would find some degree of commonality with the majority of the list and it covers all media. If you’re a fan of Ken then I recommend it

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      1. Haha me too as it is I have spent way too much money on Star Wars related stuff over the last couple of years. I only became a serious star wars merchandise collector back in 2015 when I went to a trip to the US. After that, I was spending money on just about everything I could get including books and figurines. Now I have no more room for any figurines lol so that’s a good excuse for me to stop buying things 😛

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