Category: Canon Short Story Review

Canon Short Story Review: Star Wars: Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Aliens (Volume 1)

Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away - Aliens

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UPDATED: The “Tales from/of” series has long been a stalwart of the literature arm of the Star Wars franchise, giving life to the background characters seen throughout the films. The tradition continues into the new canon with the newest iteration of the idea, written by Landry Q. Walker: Star Wars: Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Aliens (Volume 1), which is part of the “Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” line. Volume 1 originally released 4 stories as ebooks prior to the TFA‘s release, but they have since been collected, with two new stories, in a hardcover edition that released April 5. Below are reviews for all six Tales stories: 1) “All Creatures Great and Small”; 2) “The Face of Evil”; 3) “The Crimson Corsair and the Lost Treasure of Count Dooku”; 4) “High Noon on Jakku.”; 5) “A Recipe for Death”*; 6) “True Love”* Continue reading “Canon Short Story Review: Star Wars: Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Aliens (Volume 1)”

Canon Short Story Review: Star Wars: The Perfect Weapon

The Perfect Weapon

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Star Wars: The Perfect Weapon is a short story that is part of the “Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” written by Delilah S. Dawson, and centers on spy-for-hire Bazine Netal and her latest mission. Overall, The Perfect Weapon is an enjoyable spy-fi romp in the Star Wars universe, with a strong central character in Bazine, but it tends to be predictable thanks to its over-reliance on spy genre tropes (though that same reliance is what makes it enjoyable in the first place). Continue reading “Canon Short Story Review: Star Wars: The Perfect Weapon”