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”

ROTS Quote, and Speculation About the Obi-Wan Kenobi Show

I’ve been thinking about the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series, and this passage from the Revenge of the Sith novel by Matthew Stover came to mind. This dialogue between Yoda and Obi-Wan wasn’t in the film, but it shows that, although Obi-Wan is saddened and grieved by Anakin’s turn, his friend will live on in Luke.Continue reading “ROTS Quote, and Speculation About the Obi-Wan Kenobi Show”

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: 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!”

Star Wars Book Review: The Cestus Deception (A Clone Wars Novel)

Author: Steven Barnes 398 pages Published in 2004 Legends Placement in Timeline: 21 BBY (About one year after Attack of the Clones) What It’s About: Obi-Wan Kenobi and Kit Fisto are sent on a mission to Ord Cestus, a seemingly insignificant planet that has suddenly become important to both The Republic and the Separatists. TheContinue reading “Star Wars Book Review: The Cestus Deception (A Clone Wars Novel)”

Star Wars: The High Republic–Starlight Beacon (And a Special Edition)

In anticipation of the release of Star Wars: The High Republic novels beginning in January, I’m posting information every Friday here concerning one aspect of the new era. Here’s a little information about Starlight Beacon: Also known as Starlight Station, this structure was built in 232 BBY, and placed in the darkest region of theContinue reading “Star Wars: The High Republic–Starlight Beacon (And a Special Edition)”