LitStack Review: The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

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The Princess Diarist Carrie Fisher Blue Rider Press Release Date:  November 22, 2016 ISBN 978-0-3991-7359-2 In her 1984 semi-biographical novel Postcards from the Edge, readers were introduced to actor Carrie Fisher’s wry wit, her self-deprecating insight, and her lack of calculated artifice. Over 30 years later, The Princess Diarist bridges Postcards, giving us a younger [….]

LitStack Review: Bloodline by Claudia Gray

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Bloodline Claudia Gray Release Date: May 3, 2016 Del Rey ISBN-10: 0345511360 Claudia Gray can tell a Star Wars story. I got this book from the library shortly before Carrie Fisher fell ill. I had been meaning to read it since its publication and had been looking forward to it since finishing Claudia Gray’s previous [….]

Remembering Carrie Fisher

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An Actress, Yes, But Also an Amazing Writer I first came across Carrie Fisher, as so many of us did, as the feisty Princess Leia Organa in 1977’s cinematic classic Star Wars. That movie holds a special place in my heart, not only for what it is, but because it completely blew me away when [….]

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Staged in Philadelphia

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From GalleyCat: Quirk Books, Drexel University’s Urban Playground and Dragon Jedi staged a few scenes from William Shakespeare’s Star Wars outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art recently. Below, we’ve embedded a video of the reenactment. Museum goers were surprised by Star Wars costumes, R2D2 and “a number of weaponized baguettes.” Here’s more about Ian Doescher‘s book, coming in July: Return once more to [….]

Book Trailer: Scoundrels – Star Wars by Timothy Zahn

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Scoundrels: Star Wars by Timothy Zahn Ocean’s Eleven meets Star Wars in this classic adventure set just after Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. From #1 New York Times bestselling author Timothy Zahn, and starring Han Solo, Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, and more favorites! The Death Star has just been destroyed and Han Solo still needs the money to pay off the bounty [….]

Lucas Will Use Disney Deal to Fund Education

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From The Hollywood Reporter: Spokesperson for Lucasfilm tells THR the majority of the sale price will go toward educational philanthropy. By the end of the year, the $4.05 billion sale of Lucasfilm to Disney should be finalized. And since George Lucas owns 100 percent of his company – which has little to no debt – [….]

Lucas Gives Up Star Wars to Disney; Episode VII to Be Released in 2015

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File this one under “HUH?!” From Forbes: Disney has acquired Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion in stock and cash, which will likely move founder, chairman, and CEO of Lucasfilm, George Lucas, to a more vaunted position on the Forbes 400 chart. The leadership of Lucasfilm will pass to longtime producer Kathleen Kennedy. And in what is [….]