Star Wars The Force Awakens: Tales From a Galaxy Far, Far Away
After the prequel trilogy made the Star Wars universe feel a lot smaller than it used to, The Force Awakens has helped to reignite the wideness and weirdness of the galaxy, introducing new characters, races, and locales to a generation of fans. There are many, many new stories to tell, and some intrepid authors are already digging in.
Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Aliens, Volume 1 takes us to unfamiliar places, abandoning both the classic cast of characters and our new trio of heroes to share the stories of some of the aliens populating Jakku, Takodana, and other places in the expanded universe. From a chef investigating a murder inside Maz Kanata’s castle to a scam targeting Rey’s former boss Unkar Plutt, from a treasure hunt in the desert to the story of the Death Star’s destruction from an unexpected source, these stories are wild, creative, and offer some curious, engaging color.
This feels like a throwback to the old Tales from Jabba’s Palace short story collections from years back, and it’s a welcome addition to the growing literary canon of the new Star Wars universe. Keep stuff like this coming. More aliens! More weirdness!
Oh, and more Rey, please.
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|Author||Landry Q. Walker, Jason P Wojtowicz, Designer|
|Page Count||352 pages|
|Publisher||Disney Lucasfilm Press|
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