Tag: Aftermath

NYCC 2015: New Star Wars Novels, Short Stories, and Comics Announced! (UPDATED)

New Republic BloodlineIt’s already seemingly a fantastic time to be a Star Wars fan, what with 6 new films on the horizon and all the comics and novels already in the works, but it’s only going to get better and better: at NYCC the other two entries in the Aftermath Trilogy got subtitles (and release windows), Claudia Gray has a new novel, a couple of short stories are on the way, and a new comics series called Obi-Wan and Anakin were all announced! Your wallets won’t be happy with an awakening of this magnitude. Continue reading “NYCC 2015: New Star Wars Novels, Short Stories, and Comics Announced! (UPDATED)”

Grand Admiral Canon: To Be or Not to Be “So Artistically Done” Again

Grand Admiral Canon

– Warning: This article contains spoilers for Aftermath and Lost Stars

Let me start this off by saying, without a doubt, this article is pure speculation. The Fleet Admiral character introduced in the final pages of Star Wars: Aftermath is without a name, species, or any other physically identifying details. He remains a mystery and will likely remain to do so until we’re much closer to the release of the second part of the Aftermath Trilogy sometime next year. But what we have been given is enough for myself and many, many, many others to speculate on the Admiral’s identity, with millions of fingers pointing at an all too familiar Grand Admiral who is synonymous with the original Expanded Universe. However, it’s as equally likely it’ll be someone else entirely or a brand new character as much as it could be the famous Admiral. But once I decided to make the assumption it could be the old staple of the Legends-verse, Thrawn, I started to wonder: how can the new unified canon make the Grand Admiral character fresh and unique while still honoring what came before in Legends? Can he really be so artistically done again? This article has my answers to those questions. Continue reading “Grand Admiral Canon: To Be or Not to Be “So Artistically Done” Again”

Canon Novel Review: Star Wars: Aftermath

Star Wars Aftermath

Spoiler Review –

Star Wars: Aftermath, sharply written by Chuck Wendig with a style that might be off-putting at first, is the most thrilling adventure of the new canon, stars a multi-dimensional and diverse cast, has an engaging character driven plot, sets a new tone and path for the expanded universe, and has a series of short stories begging (maybe too much) to be expanded.  Continue reading “Canon Novel Review: Star Wars: Aftermath”

Star Wars: Aftermath Excerpt Paints Ugly Post-Return of the Jedi Picture

Aftermath

Just recently it was revealed fan-favorite Wedge Antilles would be headlining Star Wars: Aftermath (Update: he definitely isn’t), the first in Chuck Wendig’s post-Return of the Jedi trilogy, and now we have an excerpt from the upcoming novel. Whether it’s the grim opening showing war is far from over, how it handles Wedge, an awesome connection to the first new canon novel A New Dawn, or the present-tense writing, there’s a lot to discuss (and enjoy) about Aftermath. My thoughts on the excerpt are below (Update: and here’s my review of the novel!). Continue reading “Star Wars: Aftermath Excerpt Paints Ugly Post-Return of the Jedi Picture”

Aftermath Story Details, Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens YA Novels Receive Covers

Lost Ship from Lost Stars

Just prior to SDCC 2015, the official site unveiled covers for the Young Adult novels in the “Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens” line and they gave us a blurb from Aftermath, the first canon post-Return of the Jedi novel, which actually contained details on the story including a fan favorite character’s return! Continue reading “Aftermath Story Details, Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens YA Novels Receive Covers”

New Star Wars: Aftermath Details, Cover Unveiled

Aftermath

The novel related Star Wars news is strong with the month of March it seems. Shortly after the “Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakensinitiative was revealed, the author for the first canon adult novel Aftermath was uncovered thanks to some expert internet sleuthing. Today Jennifer Heddle, senior editor at Lucas Books, not only confirmed Chuck Wendig’s role, but also shared some new and enticing tidbits about the upcoming novel. Continue reading “New Star Wars: Aftermath Details, Cover Unveiled”

Marvel’s Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser, Aftermath Author Revealed

Shattered EmpireThe cover (by Phil Noto) for Shattered Empire #1 (full series review!), one of Marvel’s contributions to the ‘Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ initiative, has been revealed. It’ll drop in September, which is the expected release month of Star Wars: Aftermath, Del-Rey’s first canon post-Return of the Jedi adult novel. It’ll be authored by Chuck Wendig, his first novel for the saga, who was uncovered by Florian of Jedi-Bibliotehek. The full image of Shattered Empire and Chuck Wendig’s reaction to the gundark being let out of the cage are below. Continue reading “Marvel’s Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser, Aftermath Author Revealed”

20 Books Along the ‘Journey to The Force Awakens’ (UPDATED)

The Force AwakensEW.com had the exclusive reveal this morning about the upcoming plans for the lead-up to The Force Awakens, which will consist of at least 20 books, including YA novels, adult novels, stickerbooks, comics, and more. While they won’t be filling in every gap in the post-Return of the Jedi era (thankfully), they’ll be your chance to start getting hints on where this new era of storytelling just might go. Continue reading “20 Books Along the ‘Journey to The Force Awakens’ (UPDATED)”