Jonathan Rinzler, prolific author who took fans behind-the-scenes of Star Wars, dies at 58

Jonathan Rinzler, prolific author who took fans behind-the-scenes of Star Wars, dies at 58

The Star Wars and Lucasfilm communities today are mourning the death of Jonathan "J.W." Rinzler, the supremely talented and incredibly influential author behind many behind-the-scenes books. Rinzler died on July 28 after an eleven-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 58. Rinzler was a longtime executive editor at Lucasfilm and prolific author, writing many books [...]

The new projects of The High Republic wave 3 announced, which will wrap up Phase I of the storytelling era!

The new projects of The High Republic wave 3 announced, which will wrap up Phase I of the storytelling era!

The third wave of projects from The High Republic era have been announced! The projects will release in January 2022 and will conclude Phase I of the storytelling initiative. At a panel held for Comic-Con@Home 2021, host Krystina Arielle talked with High Republic authors Cavan Scott, Daniel José Older, Justina Ireland, Charles Soule, and Claudia [...]

Star Wars: The High Republic: Race to Crashpoint Tower review!

Star Wars: The High Republic: Race to Crashpoint Tower review!

The second wave of The High Republic books are underway, headlined by the brilliant and devastating novel The Rising Storm, written by Cavan Scott, that serves as the headliner to this wave of storytelling. That book tells of the Republic Fair, hosted on Valo and meant to serve as a display of the Republic's resolve, [...]

Three classic Star Wars Legends novels are being re-released, with more to come in the future!

Three classic Star Wars Legends novels are being re-released, with more to come in the future!

So much of Star Wars storytelling throughout the years has happened in books. That has continued with the new canon, with plenty of fantastic content already released and more on the way, but we also shouldn't ignore that there were plenty of great stories told in Legends material as well. And soon, you'll be able [...]

It seems that the catalyst for wave two of The High Republic will be the Republic Fair

It seems that the catalyst for wave two of The High Republic will be the Republic Fair

Wave one of The High Republic era of Star Wars storytelling began earlier this year, and the catalyst for these stories was the Great Hyperspace Disaster. So with wave two coming soon, what's going to be the main storytelling impetus? I figured that the entirety of phase one (which stretches into next year) would mainly [...]

Did we just get a clue that we might see Qui-Gon Jinn show up in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series?

Did we just get a clue that we might see Qui-Gon Jinn show up in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series?

On Tuesday, Kristin Baver's biography of the Skywalkers and the Star Wars saga, Skywalker: A Family at War, was released. I'm only a few chapters into it, but so far it's great - and others who are further along have pointed out something very interesting. At one point, Baver writes this about Obi-Wan Kenobi communing [...]

A new High Republic audio original about the Nihil is coming this fall!

A new High Republic audio original about the Nihil is coming this fall!

Another Star Wars: The High Republic project was announced last week, as Del Rey revealed that Cavan Scott is writing a new audio original about the Nihil, Tempest Runner. It will release in the fall of 2021 and will feature Lourna Dee, one of the highest-ranking members within the Nihil. Lourna Dee is one of [...]

The final two books of the Thrawn Ascendancy trilogy are both coming this year!

The final two books of the Thrawn Ascendancy trilogy are both coming this year!

This is not an April Fool's joke: Del Rey announced that the third novel in Timothy Zahn's current Thrawn Ascendancy trilogy will be releasing later this year! That means that the final two books in the trilogy will both release this year, which is unexpected and awesome! The first book, Chaos Rising, was released September [...]

New Star Wars: The High Republic video shows us a glimpse of Geode!

New Star Wars: The High Republic video shows us a glimpse of Geode!

The Star Wars social media department continues to produce great video shorts about The High Republic era, and recently there was one posted on the Star Wars website about Leox Gyasi - and in it, of course, we also got a look at Affie Hollow and Geode! These characters appeared in Claudia Gray's Into the [...]