Riffing on Star Wars: #9 – Humanizing the Enemy

Our first introduction to the evil Galactic Empire began in the stars over Tatooine, as a monumental starship, a star destroyer we would later learn, paralyzed and then figuratively devoured a rebel corvette.  Our second introduction was a door blasting to smithereens and white armored stormtroopers pouring through an opening concealed in smoke and blaster…

Star Wars Expanded Universe: Novels Wanted

After the incredible success of the Timothy Zahn trilogy in the early 1990s, the Star Wars Expanded Universe virtually exploded in a wave of novels which eagerly set out to continue the story of our heroes from the Original Trilogy.  Dozens upon dozens of books later, this Expanded Universe (EU) was essentially declared defunct when…