Guest Post: Monica Valentinelli: ‘Beyond Diversity in Fiction as a Catchphrase’

The success of small press publishers is crucial to ensure that diversity in fiction has a life in print. Diversity in fiction isn’t about a specific aspect of the genre: It’s an opportunity for new and exciting voices to debut and share culturally-rich stories that we can all enjoy.

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Peter Mayhew Reveals Obi-Wan’s Original Fate

What if Obi-Wan Kenobi had survived his encounter with Darth Vader? That’s a question fans are asking now that Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew has tweeted a scene from the original script in which the Jedi master lives. In the old version of the story, Obi-Wan deflects Vader’s blow and makes a getaway with the rest [...]

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How Well Do You Know These Five ‘Force Awakens’ Characters?

How Well Do You Know These Five ‘Force Awakens’ Characters?

One of the things that I love most about the Star Wars films are the background characters: the aliens, robots, bounty hunters, and assorted riffraff lurking in the shadows of cantinas and spaceports, and  busy at the control panels in Rebel and Resistance bases. I always find myself looking at them–a particularly fearsome-looking spacer here, [...]

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Spike Orders Mini-Series Based on Stephen King Novella ‘The Mist’

Variety.com reports that Spike TV has ordered a ten episode mini-series based on Stephen King’s novella The Mist. The series will be executive produced by Danish screenwriter and director Christian Torpe and TWC-Dimension Television. No announcements have been made regarding possible directors or actors involved with the project, which is set to begin production this [...]

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Star Wars Actor Jake Lloyd: What You Need to Know About Schizophrenia

News came today that Star Wars: Episode One: The Phantom Menace star Jake Lloyd has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. The actor has been in a South Carolina jail since leading police on a high speed car chase in June of last year. News of the diagnosis came from his mother, who reported that the [...]

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First Teaser Trailer Drops for ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

Just as it looked like we were finally catching our breath after Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Disney has gone and dropped the trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. In the newest addition to the Star Wars saga, a team of rag-tag rebels are sent to steal the plans to the [...]

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RIP Erik Bauersfeld: Voice of Admiral Ackbar Dead at 93

Erik Bauersfeld, known to Star Wars fans as the voices of Rebel leader Admiral Ackbar and Jabba the Hutt’s right-hand man Bib Fortuna died yesterday at his home in Berkley, California. He was 93 years-old.
Bauersfeld recently reprised his role as Ackbar in 2015’s Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens. In addition to the movies, he [...]

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‘Star Wars Doc ‘Elstree 1976′ Gets Release Date, Screening Locations

Star Wars documentary Elstree 1976 is finally coming to theaters. The film is set to begin a limited theatrical run on May 6, and you may get to see it if you’re lucky enough to have an independent theater in your town. There’s a list of dates and appearances here.
Funded off of a successful Kickstarter [...]

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