At the top of the show Teresa asks Aaron and Megan about their time at New York Comic Con. Aaron and Megan do their best to make Teresa jealous by mentioning all the cool people they got to meet. You know, they just had dinner with John Jackson Miller. No big deal. The news revealed at the Rebels panel is also discussed.
In response to some listener feedback Aaron and Megan talk about their personal EU fandom and what were the first things they read (Teresa had to briefly drop out but her answer can be heard in the bonus content at the end of the show). Aaron also asked Megan what her hopes are for the future of the Expanded Universe.
Teresa rejoins the show to help review the comic volume Dawn of the Jedi: The Prisoner of Bogan. Are the characters too one-dimentional? Is Shae Koda a stereotypical “strong female”? Is Aaron becoming a shipper? All this and more is discussed.
Star Wars Reads Day was this past Saturday and I attended the event in Lancaster, PA. The event was a ton of fun and I would recommend it to all Star Wars fans, especially if you have kids. One of the highlights was the attendance of Star Wars author Joe Schreiber. He is the author of the novels Death Troopers and Red Harvest, but the novel I was excited to hear about was his upcoming Maul: Lockdown.
As Schreiber began to do a reading from the book I decided to turn on my phone’s voice recorder to see if I could catch some good audio for the show. I’m glad I did. The reading from Lockdown ended up being a battle between Darth Maul and a Yuuzhan Vong! Schreiber also had some very interesting things to say about the story and development of the book.
Anyone who listens to Star Wars podcasts is probably familiar with our guest for this episode. We were happy to welcome Jimmy Mac from the podcast RebelForce Radio! Of course since we had him we had to get his take on the Star Wars Expanded Universe. He talked about how he got into the EU while it was still in its infancy, some of the early things he was into, and his dislike for the Black Fleet Crisis. We also discussed what his thoughts are on the Expanded Universe in relation to the new movies coming out.
Title: Star Wars: Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge
Author: Martha Wells
Release Date: September 24th, 2013
Warning: This review may contain minor spoilers.
Many times liking a book or not comes down to personal preference in what types of stories and characters you prefer. Razor’s Edge started at a disadvantage with me.The book was set in an era I normally don’t get excited about and featured a character that is my least favorite of the “Big 3″. I mean I like Leia fine, but I prefer her more as an older Jedi and less as a young politician.
But then I saw the official blurb for the book and noticed something about Alderaanian pirates. Pirates are pretty cool. Maybe this book won’t be so bad after all.
So did Razor’s Edge surprise me or just meet my already low expectations? Well before we get into that let’s look at the official publisher’s summary.