REVIEW: Star Wars: The Blueprints

Weighing over twenty-five pounds, Star Wars: The Blueprints is literally a hefty new addition to the line of nonfiction coffee-table books that give fans behind-the-scenes glimpses at the creative process of the Star Wars films, providing an in-depth look at a stage of the creative process rarely seen previously by the public: the technical drawings from the production design department.

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Heir to the Empire Anniversary Edition

The Twentieth Anniversary Edition of Heir to the Empire went on sale yesterday. When the cover art was first revealed, I commented briefly about why Timothy Zahn’s novel – and for that matter the entire Thrawn Trilogy – is rightfully considered a classic of the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Now that the special edition is out, I thought I’d share a few additional thoughts.

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The Clone Wars, the Expanded Universe, and Me: Five Years of Twists and Turns in Star Wars

If you had told me in the spring of 2006, at the time we were anticipating the start of the Legacy of the Force novels and the Legacy comic series, that in fall 2011 I’d be far more excited for Season Four of The Clone Wars than for any upcoming Expanded Universe book or comic, I’d have said you were crazy.

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