Star Wars introduces its first LGBT character to canon

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in books | 0 comments

Star Wars is introducing a new character, Moff Mors, and she is a lesbian. In Paul S. Kemp’s upcoming Star Wars: Lords of the Sith novel, Moff Mors is the first LGBT character that will officially be introduced in Star Wars when the book is released in April. The editor at Star Wars book publisher, Shelly Shapiro, has confirmed the news of the character and her sexuality during an interview on Big Shiny Robot’s “Full of Sith,” podcast. She is being described as a fully capable Imperial leader and spends most of her time trying to prevent failure. Shapiro has stated that Mors will be the first official LGBT character in Star Wars but there have been gay characters in other median set in space. One example is in Karen Traviss’ Legacy of the Force books; Mandalorians, Goran Beviin and Medrit Vasur were married in one of the novels. Star Wars has not done a great job for recognizing the LGBT community so far, and any hint of a homosexual relationship that are present in the games and...

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At Least 20 New Star Wars Books in the Works

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 in books | 0 comments

Entertainment Weekly just shared some big news: Disney will be publishing at least 20 new books that will fill the 32-year gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. The books will come in many formats: novels, storybooks, and sticker books have been mentioned (we can only hope for graphic novels). The series will be called Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The books will detail the adventures of Han, Luke, Leia, and Chewie leading up to the forthcoming film, and will contain a number of elements that foreshadow events to come. A number of different publishers will be involved, including Disney itself, DK, Marvel, and Del Rey. We don’t know what will be contained in these books, or who the authors are, but they’re sure to bring some surprises, especially with how closely the plot of The Force Awakens has been guarded. There’s no listing of the books planned or potential release dates yet, but we’re very much looking forward to finding out...

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Read or listen to a excerpt from “Star Wars: Tarkin” by James Luceno

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in books, News, star wars, star wars news | 0 comments is offering a unique opportunity for all fans of Star Wars science fiction books. The website is previewing the second book released since Disney took over Lucas’ franchise, titled “Tarkin” in an audiobook form. The latest publication is set to be released today (November 4,2014) so if you’re on the fence about it you can either listen or read a 50 page excerpt that was also made available. The book’s back cover reads: He’s the scion of an honorable and revered family. A dedicated soldier and distinguished legislator. Loyal proponent of the Republic and trusted ally of the Jedi Order. Groomed by the ruthless politician and Sith Lord who would be Emperor, Governor Wilhuff Tarkin rises through the Imperial ranks, enforcing his authority ever more mercilessly . . . and zealously pursuing his destiny as the architect of absolute dominion. Rule through the fear of force rather than force itself, he advises his Emperor. Under Tarkin’s guidance, an...

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New Star Wars Kids Books Announced by Disney Publishing

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in books, star wars news | 0 comments

Disney Publishing, which we already knew was handling the Rebels books, has also recently announced they are going to be releasing a new original-trilogy book series for young readers. They have brought together some bestselling children’s authors- Tom Angleberger (The Strange Case of Origami Yoda,) Tony DiTerlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles,) Adam Gidwitz (A Tale Dark and Grimm,) and R.J. Palacio (Wonder) – to help create something awesome for the younger Star Wars fans.  The books will start hitting the shelves in October. Here’s a video to show you more: Coming October 2014 is a new series of Star Wars children’s books reimagining the films of the original trilogy. The classic saga will come to life like never before through adaptations by bestselling children’s authors Tom Angleberger, Tony DiTerlizzi, Adam Gidwitz, and R.J. Palacio, with art by famed Star Wars concept artist Iain McCaig. Each of these celebrated authors will bring their...

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RIP Aaron Allston

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in books | 0 comments

Last week, the world lost a very wonderful writer and special person named Aaron Allston. He born on the 6th of December in 1960 and passed away on March 1st, 2014. He wrote and designed video games and also was well known for writing Star Wars books. He and Michael Stackpole worked together to create the X-Wing Series.

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