One Month to Aftermath

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.

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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, 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.

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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 the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. 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