Today the latest issue of Star Wars Insider magazine, #142, hits newsstand shelves.
When editor Jonathan Wilkins asked me to write an article on Padmé and her role in the Prequel Trilogy, I never expected it would end up the cover story for the magazine. So a big thank you to Jonathan for the honor! In the article I talk about the strengths of Padmé’s character in The Phantom Menace, the mirrors of the future tales of her son and daughter in Attack of the Clones, and the nature of the tragedy unfolding around her in Revenge of the Sith, as well as the implications of her death and the way it was written. I hope you’ll give the article a read and tell me what you think.
In the Rogues Gallery column, Leland Chee identifies each of Amidala’s handmaidens from the Prequels along with their pictures.
Elsewhere in the issue, fellow Suvudu contributor Eric Geller discusses Season Five of The Clone Wars and its implications for the overall Star Wars saga. Artist Joe Corroney contributes some more great artwork of Jaina Solo, as well as her old friend Tenel Ka and niece Allana. Anticipating this fall’s The Making of Return of the Jedi, J.W. Rinzler provides a peek at some behind-the-scenes images he uncovered in his research that didn’t make it into the book.
Finally, I had to smile at Matt Martin’s shoutout to #TeamHondo in his sidebar on the This Is Madness character tournament. Maybe next year, pirate!
Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and strong female characters. She also writes about Star Wars for Random House’s science fiction and fantasy blog Suvudu.com and Star Wars Insider magazine and is a contributor for Her Universe’s Year of the Fangirl.
In her spare time, Tricia puts the finishing touches on her first novel, Wynde. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.
Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.