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.
Reviews this episode Purge (comic volume) Agent of the Empire: Hard Targets (comic volume)
Bookworms is back with your hosts Teresa and Aaron. On this episode they bring in Mark Hurliman of the Star Wars Beyond the Films podcast to talk some comics.
Before they tackled the reviews though, they had some feedback from a listener to share. Listener shazbazzar sent in an email with his thoughts on Crucible, Mortis, the Expanded Universe, and Episode VII which led to some fun discussion on all topics.
Then our hosts jumped right into their review of the Purge comics, covering each of the 4 storylines individually. Aaron, Teresa, and Mark had varying opinions on which stories they enjoyed and which ones didn’t work for them.
We have an extra special episode of Star Wars Bookworms for you today. This past weekend was Dragon Con 2013 in Atlanta. One of our hosts, Aaron, was on location at this major pop culture convention and he had the chance to be on a few Star Wars panels. One of the panels he was on was the Intro to the Star Wars Expanded Universe panel. He was joined by a number of other panelists including Brian and Nanci from the Tosche Station podcast.
Lucky for us Riley from the Star Wars Report recorded the entire panel. What we have done for our listeners is take the recording and edit it a bit. The majority of the panel is here but we did edit out sections that were hard to hear or parts that were more filler. If you are interested in listening to the entire unedited panel you can find that over at Tosche Station Radio.