Padmé Amidala to get her own young adult novel

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From MakingStarWars.net:

“Our good friends over at Jedi-Bibliothek have uncovered some pretty awesome information for fans of Padme Amidala. It looks like a young adult novel featuring Padme is on the way! […]

Not a lot is known about the novel at this time other than it will be released April 24th, 2018, but I’m sure more information will be released soon. I’m curious as to what timeline we’ll find Padme in the novel. A story set between The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones could be very cool, that gap hasn’t really been explored.”

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Star Wars author Saladin Ahmed said ‘George Lucas can suck my d*** for making turbo-racist s***’

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UPDATE : Saladin Ahmed deleted his tweet.

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Note: he was discussing Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.


In case you missed it, Ahmed also accused the Star Wars Prequels of racism.


Saladin Ahmed is one of the authors of the upcoming book Star Wars: Canto Bight.

Qui-Gon Jinn visits Obi-Wan Kenobi in From a Certain Point of View – Excerpt

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From StarWars.com:

“When Qui-Gon Jinn was struck down by Darth Maul, he truly became more powerful than we could possibly imagine.

Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, the landmark collection of short stories celebrating the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, hits stores today. In this exclusive excerpt from Claudia Gray’s “Master and Apprentice,” Qui-Gon Jinn returns to visit Obi-Wan — now Ben — Kenobi in the deserts of Tatooine. This beautiful passage gives us insight into Obi-Wan’s concern for the boy he is protecting, Qui-Gon’s higher plane of existence, and the nature of the Force.


Some believe the desert to be barren. This proves only that they do not know the desert.

Deep within the dunes dwell small insects that weave nets to trap one another, and burrowing snakes with scales the color of stones so that no hunter can find them. Seeds and spores from long-dead plants lie dormant in the warmth, waiting for the rainfall that comes once a year, or decade, or century, when they will burst into verdant life as brief as it is glorious. The heat of the suns sinks into the grains of sand until they glow, containing all the energy and possibility to become glass the color of jewels. All of these sing individual notes in the one great song of the Whills.

No place is barren of the Force, and they who are one with the Force can always find the possibility of life.

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‘Leia’ author says bringing back Panaka offered one of her favorite twists

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From StarWars.com:

” […] Princess Leia takes center stage in a new young adult novel, Leia, Princess of Alderaan, which came out on Force Friday II from Disney-Lucasfilm Press as part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi publishing program. Claudia Gray, whose previous Star Wars works include Lost Stars and the Leia-centric novel Bloodline, returns to show how a young Leia first gets involved in the Rebel Alliance. Now that there’s been some time for readers to enjoy the story, StarWars.com has asked Claudia Gray via e-mail to share some of the secrets of Leia, Princess of Alderaan. […]

Another familiar face in Leia, Princess of Alderaan, is Quarsh Panaka, former security chief to Queen Amidala. “Panaka! Originally I thought of having him be a part of the Rebellion,” shares Gray, “but then Pablo Hidalgo reminded me that in Legends, Quarsh Panaka became a moff loyal to Emperor Palpatine. That was too great a detail not to bring into canon, too. Plus once I really started thinking about that, and the potential inherent in having someone from Padmé’s life show up in Leia’s too…well, it offered one of my favorite turns in the entire story. Of course, Leia has no idea why anyone from Naboo would be connected to her, but her parents are all too aware.”

There’s a short story about Qui-Gon in Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View

Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View will be released on the 3rd of October.

Publisher’s summary:

“Experience Star Wars: A New Hope from a whole new point of view.
 
On May 25, 1977, the world was introduced to Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, and a galaxy full of possibilities. In honor of the fortieth anniversary, more than forty contributors lend their vision to this retelling of Star Wars. Each of the forty short stories reimagines a moment from the original film, but through the eyes of a supporting character. From a Certain Point of View features contributions by bestselling authors, trendsetting artists, and treasured voices from the literary history of Star Wars […]”


Claudia Gray is the author of three Star Wars novels: Lost Stars, Bloodline and Leia: Princess of Alderaan.