The countdown to The Force Awakens is growing ever shorter, and a month from today, September 4, marks the launch of the Journey to The Force Awakens publishing line.
One of the most anticipated books released on Force Friday is Aftermath by Chuck Wendig, which tells a tale set shortly after the Battle of Endor. If you missed it on July 16, EW.com shared an exclusive excerpt from the novel. Many a fangirl flail was experienced upon the reappearance of a longtime fan-favorite Wedge Antilles.
Aftermath brings a fresh, talented voice to the Del Rey novel lineup. Wendig’s highly regarded blog offers great writing advice, as well as pointed commentary on issues in genre fiction and beyond, and he does not hesitate to use his voice to advocate for diversity in creators and stories and for positive portrayals of female characters. Wendig also is prolific – and hilarious – on Twitter. (Both sources have occasional, and remarkably inventive NSFW language.) For the lapsed readers of Star Wars novels checking in at FANgirl, we’re happy to report that Aftermath finally is a book we’re genuinely excited for.
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.