As I am a big Star Wars fan I am happy to report on some interesting news out of the new Star Wars-verse. Since the old Star Wars Universe was rebooted in favor of the new Star Wars Universe, Disney is pretty hip to release all manner of new stories that take us from the events of Return of the Jedi to the upcoming The Force Awakens. Today they dropped some news about an upcoming series I found pretty interesting.

"The second Death Star has been destroyed. Rumors are flying that the Emperor and his enforcer, Darth Vader, are dead. A new government is forming to replace the Empire. But the galaxy is a big place, and the fallout of this cataclysm will affect different worlds in different ways. Does everyone accept the fall of Imperial rule? Has everyone even heard the life-altering news? What rushes in to fill the vacuum the Empire has left? And who will try to stop them? Those are some of the themes we’ll be exploring in Aftermath, and as a lifelong Star Wars fan, just writing those words gives me chills. I can’t wait for our first canon glimpse into the state of the galaxy after the Battle of Endor."

Star Wars Aftermath drops September 9th and I am fairly certain I will pick it up on release. I've really enjoyed many Star Wars books including Timothy Zahns Thrawn trilogy as well as Star Wars Bounty Hunters and hope this is just as good.

Are you interested in filling in the backstory for the new Star Wars Universe up to the new film?

JaBo wrote on 03/18/2015 at 03:53pm

Oh, I'll definitely be grabbing it... So this book is supposed to be canon? The first non-movie canon material? I suppose they had the material for what took place after Ep6 and what is taking place in ep7 and they give all those guidelines to an author and say this is your before picture, this is your after picture, these things have to happen during this 30 years and these things can't happen.... go.

I've been stuck reading the Jedi Academy books, I think that's what they are called. I'm on the 2nd one. Just not keeping me engaged right now. So many Star Wars books to read. I hope it's all good, I just love Star Wars so much!

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 03/18/2015 at 04:30pm

It's been a long time since I read any Star Wars books, but I might pick this one up. Especially in preparation for the new movie. :D

I guess technically the first non-movie cannon was the Rebels cartoon show. There's some new Star Wars comics out too, but I don't know if those are considered cannon.

JaBo wrote on 03/18/2015 at 04:55pm

Oh yeah, the cartoons. Rebels isn't the first canon cartoon I think. There's Clone Wars too

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 03/18/2015 at 05:51pm

Is clone wars considered canon still? This whole expanded universe thing is very confusing, lol. It came out before Disney bought all the Lucas properties. I suppose it could still be canon since it takes place between episodes II and III.

JaBo wrote on 03/18/2015 at 06:57pm

""On April 25, 2014, Lucasfilm and Disney revised the franchise's canon. They announced that the existing six films and The Clone Wars television series are the "immovable objects" of Star Wars storytelling. Previously published material has been relabeled under a "Legends" label, and future content will present a different vision of people, places and events after Return of the Jedi. They also announced that all future Star Wars stories will be connected, with guidance coming from the Star Wars story group. Additionally, it was announced that the films of the sequel trilogy will not follow the same story as that of the Expanded Universe works taking place after the events of Return of the Jedi.""

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 03/18/2015 at 09:33pm

Cool! I'm glad Ahsoka Tano is still canon then. She is an awesome character. grin

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