Saturday, September 3, 2016

Lull Before the Storm?

I see a bunch of Star Wars books coming soon that are of great interest to me. All of these juicy tales represent a new crop of entrants into the Disney canon of the Rebellion era.

The first is set for an October 11 release: Ahsoka, by E. K. Johnston. Technically a Young Adult novel, I think this will be a cool read nonetheless. Remember that one of the best books last year was Lost Stars, also a YA release. This will cover her story after Ahsoka left the Jedi Order and before she became a Rebel Operative.

Star Wars veteran writer gives us another tale as James Luceno's Catalyst: A Rogue One Story is set to be released on November 15. A prequel tale that sets up the movie, this book will delve into the Erso family and Director Krennic's role in bringing about the Death Star superweapon.

The novelization of the new movie comes to us from Alexander Freed (of Twilight Company fame) on January 3, 2017. Looking forward to this one, as Freed's first foray into the "Star Wars as a war story" style book was excellent.

Finally, on April 17, 2017, we get to be re-introduced to Zahn and Thrawn. I hope he doesn't have to re-write too much of what he's done already. This is related specifically to the re-launch of this character with respect to Star Wars: Rebels. Potentially we will be able to work this in to the original EU canon without too much fuss.

1 comment:

  1. Brent, you make a good point about Lost Stars. That's been one of my favorites so far, so I think the "young adult" label will not be a limiting factor.