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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi – Spoiler Free Movie Review

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi – Spoiler Free Movie Review 

“Let the past die. Kill it if you have to. That’s the only way to become what you were meant to be.” And with those words, The Last Jedi’s writer/director Rian Johnson’s intentions are laid bare. With a palpable sense of glee that never once veers into parody or mockery, Johnson delivers a bold, polarizing […]

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Star Wars: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn

Star Wars: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn
5

Timothy Zahn’s first foray into the New Star Wars EU sees him return to his most beloved character, the enigmatic and sorely missed Grand Admiral Thrawn. In a pseudo-origin story that both pulls back the veil on the origins of the Chiss mastermind and deepens the mystery of his service to the Empire, Zahn proves […]

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Star Wars Aftermath: Empire’s End by Chuck Wendig

Star Wars Aftermath: Empire’s End by Chuck Wendig
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Spoiler Warning: This review does not spoil Empire’s End. However, events of the first two books in the trilogy are discussed and, to a certain degree, spoiled. I’ve tried to leave as much unspoilt as possible. Proceed at your own risk. And now we know how all those ships crashed on Jakku. With the third […]

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Rogue One – Book and Movie Review

Rogue One – Book and Movie Review 

Note: This review covers both the film Rogue One and the prequel novel Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel. Small “spoilers” abound but I’ll say without reservation that there is no way this review can really spoil anything. The conclusion was foregone. We already know how the story ends. What I haven’t spoiled are some of […]

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RIP Carrie Fisher

RIP Carrie Fisher 

Fantasy-Faction is very sorry to hear of the passing of Carrie Fisher, the actress known globally for her role as Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars movies. Carrie Fisher suffered a heart attack during a flight to Los Angeles from London on Friday and had been in an American hospital since. The news will […]

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Star Wars: Life Debt by Chuck Wendig – Spoiler Free Review

Star Wars: Life Debt by Chuck Wendig – Spoiler Free Review
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The second volume in Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath trilogy—filling in some of the timeline between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens—Life Debt differs from its predecessor in tone, scope and style. Life Debt is a widescreen, traditional Star Wars tale set smack in the eye of the storm raging in a galaxy far, far […]

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Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Gray

Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Gray
5

Bloodline is best novel of the new Star Wars unified continuity. It’s certainly one of the best Princess Leia tales ever told. Steeped in the myth, lore and continuity of the Star Wars films (all seven of them…) while remaining fresh and fiercely individual, Bloodline exists as a novel set in the Star Wars universe. […]

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Game of Thrones: Content vs. Delivery

Game of Thrones: Content vs. Delivery 

I’ve just finished the fourth episode of the current season and I’m more engaged with both the show and the world of A Song of Ice and Fire than I have been since A Dance With Dragons was published in 2011. This renewed interest in Mr. Martin’s world is 100% attributable to the fact that […]

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens – Spoiler Free Review

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens – Spoiler Free Review 

Writer’s Note: This is truly a spoiler-free review. And while normally I’d never ask for anyone to censor themselves, allow me to issue this simple plea: don’t spoil the movie in the comments section. The Force Awakens is one of those watershed moments in nerd history that deserves to be experienced fresh, as the filmmakers […]

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Star Wars: Aftermath – A Discussion

Star Wars: Aftermath – A Discussion 

Star Wars: Aftermath is a good book. You should read it. Let’s get that out of the way right now, because in the days since it was released, Aftermath has taken an undeserved beating. Despite what the naysayers would have you think, it is most definitely a Star Wars novel. It is true to the […]

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Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig

Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig
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The Canon of Star Wars is in a state of confusion right now and long-time fans of the franchise are, rightly, angry. Since 1978, people all around the world have been investing their time into reading, watching and playing within the Expanded Universe. Hundreds, if not thousands, of hours have gone into this pursuit and […]

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A New Hope for the Star Wars Extended Universe

A New Hope for the Star Wars Extended Universe 

A few days ago, I took 25 years’ worth of Star Wars novels off my bookshelf, put them in boxes, and tucked them away. I couldn’t look at them anymore. It wasn’t healthy. It wasn’t productive. It was a sad moment for me, but it was necessary. The Star Wars Extended Universe as I knew […]

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