Book Review | Star Wars: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray

If the Star Wars trilogies are concerned with the operatic drama of the Skywalker family and their close associates, then Lost Stars delivers fills in the spaces in between by providing a sampling of back story into the individuals that make up the Imperial fleet and Rebellion fighters. In this way, Lost Stars is a […]

Book Review |Tarkin by James Luceno

I’ve always thought of Grand Moff Tarkin was one of the under-appreciated villains of the Star Wars saga. He was a powerful commander close to the Emperor, called Darth Vader an “old friend,” and did not hesitate to destroy the planet Alderaan. And yet, for all his power, he survives no further in the original […]

Book Review | Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp

Star Wars is on the brain…of everyone. After the supreme disappointment of the prequels (okay, they weren’t that bad, and we probably all had our hopes set too high, anyway), the hype and the excitement and the energy and the shear cultural force of Star Wars + JJ Abrams + the biggest fandom in the […]

There aren’t enough scoundrels in your life: Star Wars: Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn

If, like Princess Leia, there aren’t enough scoundrels in your life, then Timothy Zahn’s heist novel Star Wars: Scoundrels might be for you. I’m a sucker for Star Wars, but after gobbling up The Thrawn Trilogy as a teenager, I somehow lost track of Star Wars fiction. I don’t know if it was disappointment with the […]

Review | William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher

Dost thou love Shakespeare?  Are you Star Wars fan? If you answered “yes,” once, then William Shakespeare’s Star Wars is recommended reading. If you answered “yes” twice, this is a must read! Ian Doescher masterfully retells Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in iambic pentameter.  However, this is far from being a simple script rewrite of […]

Star Wars and the Hero’s Journey

If you’ve ever wondered why Star Wars continues to resonate with viewers young and old decades after its special effects have been eclipsed by new technology, look no further than Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Star Wars did not spring from George Lucas’ pen like Athena from Zeus’s head, fully grown […]

A Moving Tribute to a Jedi: Kenobi by John Jackson Miller

Kenobi is a beautiful surprise, a wonderful scene in the larger arc of the Star Wars drama. I had no idea what I was in for when I started it, and I’m glad I gave it a try. It’s an exciting and moving story of one of Star Wars most important characters. I had stopped […]

Panels For Sci-Fi Lovers at Salt Lake Comic Con 2014

Salt Lake Comic Con has a little bit of something for everyone: celebrities, cosplay, advanced screenings, the artist alley, comic books and more. One of best parts of Salt Lake Comic Con, though, is the panels. Put your favorite celebrities, authors, and fellow geeks in a room for an hour, and you might learn a […]

Graphic Novel Review | Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown

Darth Vader and Son is a delightful and clever children’s comic book that is well conceived and worthwhile entertainment for children and adults alike. Set up as a series of illustrated tableaus from the life of a Darth Vader who, instead of learning only mid-way through Empire Strikes Back that Luke Skywalker is his son, is the single father of a four-year old […]

Review | Into the Void by Tim Lebbon

Thousands of year before the Jedi were the guardians of peace throughout the galaxy, they were the Je’daii, a caste of warrior monks based on the planet Tython and confined to just one solar system. Not unlike Obi-wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, they roamed the system, keeping order among the disparate peoples that call the […]