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: Bloodline by Claudia Gray – Review

Two things happened within the period of a few years regarding the Star Wars universe in recent history.  First, Disney purchased Lucasfilm and shortly thereafter, it was declared that the old Expanded Universe was no longer canon.  Second, The Force Awakens was released in December, 2015.  The effect of both these events on the Star…

Star Wars: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray – Review

The “Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has unleashed a number of books which serve several roles: those which fill in the gap that exists between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, those which fill in gaps between A New Hope through to Return of the Jedi, and those which fill in…