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Lost In Sci-Fi: Episode 9: The Force

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Lost In Sci-Fi: Episode 9: The Force

This week Elizabeth and Leland discuss the almighty Force from Star Wars: A binding, metaphysical, ubiquitous power or a space herpe? Which do you prefer? We talk about how it was once an awesome concept and how Episode One made it a joke. But there’s still hope. We fall down a huge Star Wars well today and go over the good and the bad. Please download and enjoy with us!  Read On

Review: Heir To The Empire

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Review: Heir To The Empire

“You’re not the last of the old Jedi, Luke, you’re the first of the new.”

After twenty-four years of Star Wars books, it’s hard to put into words just how excited fans were when the first Star Wars novel post-Return of the Jedi was announced. Sure we’d had comic books and TV shows set in the same universe. But this was the first story – officially sanctioned by George Lucas himself – that continued the adventures of all our favorite characters, finally answering the question we’d been asking in the eight years since the last film ended: “And THEN what happened!?”

Timothy Zahn’s Heir To The Empire was more than a spin-off. This was a sequel.

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Review: Splinter of the Mind’s Eye

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Review: Splinter of the Mind’s Eye

Only seventeen more days until Star Wars: The Force Awakens is finally released! To celebrate, all of the book reviews in December will be Star Wars themed. There’s over thirty years of novels to choose from after all, so there shouldn’t be any trouble finding material. And it seems only fitting to start by going all the way back to the beginning.

The book for this week’s review…is not the very first Star Wars book. That honor is actually held by the SW: A New Hope novelization (ghost written by Alan Dean Foster), which came out six months before the movie did, so technically the Star Wars books are older than the film franchise…I’m digressing too much, aren’t I? Moving on.

Splinter of the Mind’s Eye (also written by Alan Dean Foster) came out a year after A New Hope, and was the first officially-licensed book continuing the adventures of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia.

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