Star Wars Book Previews: Rebels, Poe & Aphra
While the on-screen adventures of our Star Wars heroes are on pause, the collected canon continues to expand.
According to StarWars.com, current/upcoming Star Wars books on the docket are:
- The Art of Star Wars Rebels, with an introduction by Dave Filoni, available now.
- Poe Dameron: Free Fall arrives August 4.
- Doctor Aphra: An Audiobook Original arrives July 21.
Aphra Begins (Again)….
The audio excerpt of the Doctor Aphra: An Audiobook Original release gives us an introduction to the character.
In Doctor Aphra: An Audiobook Original, an expanded adaptation of the galactic archaeologist’s introduction in Marvel’s Darth Vader series, Aphra makes a deal with the Sith Lord and begins a memorable misadventure. StarWars.com is thrilled to present a first-listen to the audio drama, in which actor Emily Woo Zeller brings Aphra to life with a simultaneously hilarious, chaotic, and faux-confident performance befitting the not-so-good doctor.
Before Poe Was Poe
The new book about Poe Dameron, set before he was a Resistance leader, is Poe Dameron: Free Fall:
In Poe Dameron: Free Fall by Alex Segura, we can finally expect some answers. Set a few years after his mother, Shara Bey, passed away, the story finds a troubled teenaged Poe running away from home (and his Rebel hero father) to find adventure and — of course — some trouble.
Remembering Star Wars Rebels
Perhaps the most underrated of all of SW non-theatrical programming, Star Wars Rebels added much to the overall canon of the Star Wars universe. And, as far as I am concerned, it is — in conjunction with the Mortis Arc of Star Wars: The Clone Wars — the most spiritual scenes of The Saga.
And now, we can see how some of those poignant set-pieces came into being.
Amy Richau sat down with The Art of Star Wars Rebels author Dan Wallace, who told the StarWars.com writer:
I’ve been a Rebels fan since the beginning, and even before the beginning! During Season One of Rebels I wrote two tie-in books: Ezra’s Rebel Journal and Sabine: My Rebel Sketchbook, and as part of that I got to read the early scripts before the show was officially released. Of course, I kept up on the show as it aired, and you’re definitely right that working on The Art of Star Wars Rebels required a lot of rewatching of certain episodes and sequences.
And it looks that we’ll all benefit from that research!
Check out Richau’s full article and more images from the book on the SW homepage.
In the meantime, if you are a Star Wars fan and haven’t tried them, pick up a Star Wars book.