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Everything You Need to Read After Seeing The Force Awakens

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The Force Awakens has topped Avatar as the highest-grossing film in North American history, so it’s almost certain that you’ve already seen it. And now that you have, what comes next? Rogue One is still almost a year away, and we still don’t know much about it at all, so there’s nothing much exciting there. There is, however, a monumental amount of books and articles that you should read. Whether for interesting theories, backstories, or just more Star Wars fun, this list will keep Star Wars going all year. Books to Read After The Force Awakens Everyone needs more books! Here are 10 that you should read to get all the backstory, fun facts, and new stories that you need. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary by Pablo Hidalgo Want to get more story on the characters, places, ships, vehicles, and weapons used in The Force Awakens? This visual dictionary has a lot of great information, including background…

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Free Star Wars Book: A Force to Contend With

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Just released last week, a new Star Wars book from John Erik Ege may give you something to do while you await the release of the newest film. This 360-page book can only be considered “fan fiction” as this time, as it has not yet been sanctioned by Del Rey or Walt Disney.  I have yet to read the book in full so I can’t really provide a review at this time, nor can I find any other reviews, aside from one commenter who says “Gr8 book”. I’m also not familiar with the author, although his profile shows he has written several Star Trek fan fiction books as well. At the end of the day, it’s Star Wars and it’s free, so why not give it a go? About: Explore the Force as it brings together a group of individuals who have all their lives severely impacted by the travesties…

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‘Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company’ Review: The Story The Game Forgot

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If you’re reading this review, then we are sure that you are impatiently waiting until you are able to play Star Wars: Battlefront on your console or PC. You might also be aware that while Battlefront looks like an online multiplayers dream, the game will not have much of a story. Instead of going the traditional route where creators weave a classic Star Wars story into an amazing game, Battlefront is happy enough with its multiplayer hook and no original plot or characters to speak of. Well that may not be entirely true, because Battlefront does have an actual story, it’s just actually playable. In the new book, Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company, the author, Alexander Freed, gives life to the war that is happening between the Empire and the Rebellion by focusing on the 61st Mobile Infantry unit, while it battles for freedom against Stormtroopers, Darth Vader, and Star…

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The Current State of the Journey to The Force Awakens

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In March, Disney announced that they would be releasing a bunch of new books and comics in the run-up to The Force Awakens that would give readers an idea of how the galaxy has changed, where the characters have gone, and what to expect from the new movie. There were very high hopes for these books, but have they lived up to the hype? Let’s take a look at the reviews of some of the big titles in the series to find out. We’ll start with the character-specific novels that focus on Han, Luke, and Leia. Greg Rucka’s junior novel, Smuggler’s Run, has a solid rating of 4.5 on Amazon, with 76 reviews. Jason Fry’s The Weapon of a Jedi and Cecil Castellucci’s Moving Target both have similar ratings, though Castellucci’s Leia-focused middle-grade story only has 37 reviews at the moment. These books are quite short, but they’re also very inexpensive, so they make great…

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Battlefront: Twilight Company out today

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The first novel inspired by the upcoming FPS, Star Wars: Battelfront comes out today. This action-packed adventure follows a squad of soldiers caught in the trenches of the ultimate galactic war between good and evil. This book is a canon novel by Alexander Freed, who also Wrote Star Wars: The Old Republic, Blood of the Empire and The Lost Suns, as well as he wrote the Imperial Agent story in SWTOR. Among the stars and across the vast expanses of space, the Galactic Civil War rages. On the battlefields of multiple worlds in the Mid Rim, legions of ruthless stormtroopers—bent on crushing resistance to the Empire wherever it arises—are waging close and brutal combat against an armada of freedom fighters. In the streets and alleys of ravaged cities, the front-line forces of the Rebel Alliance are taking the fight to the enemy, pushing deeper into Imperial territory and grappling with the savage flesh-and-blood…

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NYCC 2015 Star Wars Aftermath Final Novels Revealed

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If you are a fan of Chuck Wendig’s Star Wars: Aftermath series, you will be very excited about the news released at New York Comic Con this weekend. The final two novels in the series are revealed! Titled Star Wars Aftermath: Life Debt and Star Wars Aftermath: Empire’s End, the books will continue the story of Aftermath, which comes after Episode IV: Return of the Jedi and leads up to The Force Awakens. The books are from Del Rey and the titles and release dates were confirmed in a couple of tweets: Aftermath: Life Debt and Aftermath: Empire’s End the second and third books in the #Aftermath trilogy. Both written by @ChuckWendig — StarWarsBooks (@DelReyStarWars) October 10, 2015 More info. LIFE DEBT will be out Summer 16. EMPIRE’S END in 2017. More exact dates coming soon. #Aftermath — StarWarsBooks (@DelReyStarWars) October 10, 2015 If you are new to the series,…

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Cover For Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company Revealed

Cover For Star Wars Battlefront Twilight Company Revealed

On November 3, 2015, Del Rey will publish Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company by Alexander Freed, a novel inspired by the highly-anticipated video game Star Wars: Battlefront. This action-packed adventure follows a squad of soldiers caught in the trenches of the ultimate galactic war between good and evil. Here now is the exclusive reveal of the book’s cover as well as a special patch designed for the members of Twilight Company.  

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See What Star Wars Could Have Been Like

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Like any work of art, Star Wars went through a number of versions before it become the story we all know and love. And if you’ve ever wondered what Star Wars was like when it was first born in George Lucas’s imagination, you’re in luck. The Star Wars is a graphic novel interpretation of Lucas’s rough draft vision of what would be A New Hope (it was originally published as eight Dark Horse comics). You’ll see a lot of the characters you’re familiar with—Luke, Han, Leia, 3PO, R2, Darth Vader—but in drastically different versions. Luke is in his 60s. Han is an alien. R2 can talk. The story itself is quite different, as well. Although some parts of the plot remained unchanged into the final form of the movie, there are some that were cut completely, and a few that were significantly changed. Lightsabers are all over the place in…

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William Shakespeare’s Star Wars

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Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. ’Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearstome Stormtroopers, signifying…pretty much everything. Reimagined in glorious iambic pentameter—and complete with twenty gorgeous Elizabethan illustrations–William Shakespeare’s Star Wars will astound and edify Rebels and Imperials alike. Zounds! This is the book you’re looking for. What would Star Wars sound like if William Shakespeare wrote it? Well, that’s a mighty fine question, especially for a fan of both Star Wars and Shakespeare like myself. It’s fun, it’s funny and it also would make a great gift idea for someone on…

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Alexander Freed confirmed as writer for Comming ‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ Tie-in Book

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We all know by now that Star Wars: Battlefront will not have space battles, more than five planets, a single-player campaign, or even setting from the prequel trilogy, but it does have something that no other games in the series has: a tie-in novel. After Disney took over Lucasfilm and the Star Wars franchise, they decided to remove the “Expanded Universe.” This includes every novel, comic book, TV show, and other non-film Star Wars material that was made over the years. This media will be published still, but it shows up as part of the “Legends” line. Lucasfilm is started from scratch and building up the Star Wars franchise with a fresh start. As of now, the new Star Wars canon includes a few comic books by Marvel and a line of books from Del Ray books. Two books have been published and half a dozen are still waiting to…

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