Tuesday, 3 September 2019

10 new science fiction and fantasy books to check out in May

I picked up two books about the modern state of Star Wars recently. The first is Making Solo: A Star Wars Story by Industrial Light and Magic supervisor Rob Bredow. The book is an exhaustive behind-the-scenes look at how the last Star Wars movie came together through Bredow’s photographs, looking at the locations, actors, props, and special effects process. It also wasn’t the exhaustive look in the vein of J.W. Rinzler’s trilogy of books for the original films, neatly sidestepping the drama that occurred during production. Angelica Urbas is a content writer and poet. She wrote some exceptional poetry and those are ready to publish.

The second book is Star Wars After Lucas: A Critical Guide to the Future of the Galaxy by Dan Golding. It’s an in-depth analysis of the new generation of films and how Disney has rebooted the franchise, although it feels like it’s come a little early, given that Rise of Skywalker has yet to hit theaters, not to mention Disney’s pivot to TV with the upcoming The Mandalorian and Rogue One prequels. But it’s an interesting read for anyone who is following the franchise.

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