Star Wars Weekly Wishlist: “Science” Fiction

I usually think of Star Wars as space fantasy, while something like Star Trek (another franchise I love) is science fiction. Probably because things like the Force and the Jedi make Star Wars more mystical; there’s also the fact of sentient droids with emotions. Star Trek seems to be more fact-based, a celebration of whatContinue reading “Star Wars Weekly Wishlist: “Science” Fiction”

Star Wars Books: On My Shelf

I just bought a few Star Wars books to keep me occupied for the next couple of months, so I thought I’d list them here and maybe get your opinion on what I should read next. I will say that right now I’m reading Light of the Jedi, by Charles Soul, the first of theContinue reading “Star Wars Books: On My Shelf”

Star Wars Book Review: Guardians of the Whills

Author: Greg Rucka 234 Pages Published in 2017 Canon Placement in Timeline: Just before Rogue One What It’s About This is a short little book about Chirrut Imwe and Baze Malbus, the two Guardians of the Whills from Rogue One. Chirrut is blind but by no means sightless, as he has a kind of ForceContinue reading “Star Wars Book Review: Guardians of the Whills”

Star Wars Books: If You Like Leia Organa…

With the fourth anniversary of Carrie Fisher’s passing recently, I thought I’d honor her by listing some books about our favorite princess. If Leia Organa is one of your favorite characters, check out these books: Leia, Princess of Alderaan, by Claudia Gray (Canon). If you want a story about a young Princess Leia (16 yearsContinue reading “Star Wars Books: If You Like Leia Organa…”

Star Wars Book Review: Resistance Reborn

Author: Rebecca Roanhorse Published in 2019 400 Pages Canon Placement in Timeline: Between The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker What It’s About: Resistance Reborn is a kind of prequel to The Rise of Skywalker–a prequel to a sequel. It’s the story of how the Resistance recovered after the Battle of Crait in TheContinue reading “Star Wars Book Review: Resistance Reborn”

Star Wars: The High Republic–The Drengir

I’ve talked about one of the new type of villains that will be introduced in The High Republic books, the Nihil. They are a group of savage marauders that adhere to no creed, set of values, or morals, except anarchy. But there’s another threat to the galaxy, of a kind that “sends chills down theContinue reading “Star Wars: The High Republic–The Drengir”

Star Wars Book Review: Force Collector

Author: Kevin Shinick 225 Pages Published in 2019 Canon (Young Adult) Placement in Timeline: 32 ABY (Just before The Force Awakens) What It’s About: Karr Nuq Sin is a young man who lives on the planet Merokia with his family of tailors. He goes to school there, but he doesn’t have many friends because he’s,Continue reading “Star Wars Book Review: Force Collector”

Star Wars: The High Republic–More Jedi

I’ve covered one of the main Jedi of the High Republic–Avar Kriss–in one of my previous posts, but there are many more Jedi of this new era to explore. So let’s get right to it! Starwars.com describes Stellan Gios as an “optimistic and well-respected Jedi Master.” He came up through the Order with Avar Kriss,Continue reading “Star Wars: The High Republic–More Jedi”

Star Wars Books: If You Like Obi-Wan Kenobi…

With all the renewed excitement about the Obi-Wan Kenobi series due to the announcement that Hayden Christensen will be reprising his role as Darth Vader, I thought I’d list some great books that either center on Obi-Wan Kenobi, or at least include him in the story. We’ll start with Legends books, since there are moreContinue reading “Star Wars Books: If You Like Obi-Wan Kenobi…”

Star Wars: The High Republic–Lightsabers!

Any Star Wars story including Jedi must have lightsabers. And since the High Republic is a new era of Star Wars, we must have new types of lightsabers. And they are awesome! Here’s an example, which belongs to the Jedi Knight Stellan Gios: The High Republic is a much more stylized era, and the JediContinue reading “Star Wars: The High Republic–Lightsabers!”