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Photo Credit: Rayi Christian.

Photo Credit: Rayi Christian.

Upcoming Kindle Release: A Galaxy of Possibilities: Representation and Storytelling in Star Wars (New Revised Edition)

On September 9, I will release the New Revised Edition of my collection of essays A Galaxy of Possibilities: Representation and Storytelling in Star Wars. It includes not only updated content from the original version but also two brand new chapters.

I recently made the first official announcement at Sourcerer and Kat Clements also reviewed the original edition at Nerd in the Brain during the summer.

Cover designed by Jennifer A. Miller.

Cover designed by Jennifer A. Miller.

This is the table of contents for this New Revised Edition:

  • Introduction: Why Representation Matters and Why Star Wars has a Role to Play
  • Chapter 1: Star Wars Rebels: A New Text to Link the Old
  • Chapter 2 : Lando Calrissian : Iconic Scoundrel
  • Chapter 3: Star Wars’ Jedi Younglings: A Benevolent but Controversial Education System
  • Chapter 4: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II – A Milestone for Star Wars Female Characters
  • Chapter 5: Mara Jade: Pillar of the Star Wars Expanded Universe
  • Chapter 6 : Female Wizards: Jocasta Nu and Kreia
  • Chapter 7: Tenel Ka: Negotiating Acquired Disability
  • Chapter 8: Nala: The Missing Link between Disney Princesses and Leia Organa

The book will be available in Kindle format on September 9 (print version TBA later this year as I am waiting for the proof copy to arrive at the moment), on all Amazon sites, including Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon Canada. You can also find the book’s Goodreads page here. A Galaxy of Possibilities will also get a virtual book tour which I will post about during September.

Next Week on the Blog

Next week may be a quiet one on this blog. The Digital Quill Answers will happen on Thursday, as always. I am have some writing related posts coming up but I am still toying with exact topics.

Also, don’t forget to stop by Sourcerer today, where I write another Star Wars Saturday and reveal details about the upcoming release of the New Revised Edition of A Galaxy of Possibilities: Representation and Storytelling in Star Wars.

Have a great weekend!

Photo Credit: Nigel Lo.

Photo Credit: Nigel Lo.

Don’t miss “Star Wars Saturday” tomorrow on Sourcerer

Tomorrow, I’ll be back on Sourcerer with another Star Wars Saturday post. I’ll be talking about representation and diversity in the franchise.

And this book announcement I promised for this week? It might just happen to be part of this upcoming post. What? It wasn’t subtle enough? Oh well, come over to Sourcerer tomorrow!

Have a good Friday!

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June Recap

Here are the highlights of this month’s blog content, in case you missed anything! Happy July!

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Feminist Friday Discussion

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Blogging A to Z Day 29: Young Jedi Knights

My second A to Z post for Sourcerer. Today I write about an old Star Wars book series: The Young Jedi Knights (Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta).

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Navigating the extensive Star Wars Expanded Universe can prove a tricky task. In almost forty years of existence, it has never ceased to grow. Some titles are still famous and others remain obscure. One of them is the youth oriented book series The Young Jedi Knights, written by Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta. The fourteen volumes were released between 1995 and 1998.

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The books focus on a young generation of teenage Jedi, learning at the Academy Luke Skywalker runs on Yavin IV. This includes the first born twin children of Leia Organa and Han Solo: Jacen and Jaina Solo. The main group also involves Chewbacca’s nephew, Lowbacca, Tenel Ka Djo, Hapan princess of Dathomiri ascendancy, and finally Zekk, a childhood friend to the Solo twins.

These books do a great job at developing the…

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Blogging A to Z Day 28: X-Files

First A to Z Challenge post ever! Who is surprised that I wrote about the X-Files?

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I always say that without Star Wars, I wouldn’t be who I am today, including as an author and scholar. This is true, but there is another strong influence: The X-Files. This Science Fiction universe has also had a great impact since my adolescence. I even remember thinking that the FBI might be a career I’d like (although I am French!) and I loved how Mulder and Scully served their country, even when it was going against the system and put them in life threatening situations.

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I don’t like every single episode and I am not a huge fan of the second movie but this doesn’t take anything away from my love for the show. I hope that we get to see more X-Files in the near future, and that if it happens, we…

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