The Dragonback Series Books 4 6

The Dragonback Series Books 4   6

He is best known for his Star Wars novels, which have been widely credited with rejuvenating the Star Wars book franchise. ... He launched the Cobra series two years later with Cobra (1985), and published the celebrated Thrawn ...

Author: Timothy Zahn

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504050500

Category: Fiction

Page: 825

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The final three novels in the Dragonback sci-fi saga from the #1 New York Times–bestselling and Hugo Award–winning author of Star Wars: Thrawn—“Enthralling” (Science Fiction Chronicle). Young fugitive Jack Morgan and alien K’da warrior Draycos are inseparable—quite literally. They’ve been together since a desperate Draycos was forced to bond with Jack as his host in order to survive. Now they’re traveling the stars trying to clear Jack of a crime he didn’t commit, bring down a conspiracy to destroy Draycos’s people, and generally stay alive . . . DRAGON AND HERDSMAN After nearly being caught, Jack and Draycos are rescued by Alison Kayna, a reluctant mercenary who steals them away to a planet where she plans to meet some friends. But when they get there they see something they never expected: a lost colony of K’da who have all but forgotten their pride and honor. DRAGON AND JUDGE Just when Jack thinks he has a lead to help Draycos on his quest, he’s kidnapped by a pack of aliens—not as a prisoner, but as a judge. Jack has no idea why they think he would, or could, know how to be a judge. But they soon reveal they want him specifically because Jack’s long-lost parents were once asked to do the same thing . . . DRAGON AND LIBERATOR Jack and Draycos have traveled a long way and been through a lot of hard times together, and now it looks like their journey may finally come to an end. Their hunt has brought them to the man at the heart of the deadly conspiracy against the K’da, and put him within their grasp. But before they can exact justice, they must stop him from unleashing a weapon of apocalyptic power . . .
Categories: Fiction

Collaborative Worldbuilding for Writers and Gamers

Collaborative Worldbuilding for Writers and Gamers

Fry, Servants of the Empire; Cavan Scott, Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space, 6 vols., Adventures in Wild Space (Glendale, CA: Disney Lucasfilm Press, 2016); Gray, Lost Stars; James Luceno, Tarkin, 2015; Zahn, Thrawn.

Author: Trent Hergenrader

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350016699

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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The digital technologies of the 21st century are reshaping how we experience storytelling. More than ever before, storylines from the world's most popular narratives cross from the pages of books to the movie theatre, to our television screens and in comic books series. Plots intersect and intertwine, allowing audiences many different entry points to the narratives. In this sometimes bewildering array of stories across media, one thing binds them together: their large-scale fictional world. Collaborative Worldbuilding for Writers and Gamers describes how writers can co-create vast worlds for use as common settings for their own stories. Using the worlds of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, A Game of Thrones, and Dungeons & Dragons as models, this book guides readers through a step-by-step process of building sprawling fictional worlds complete with competing social forces that have complex histories and yet are always evolving. It also shows readers how to populate a catalog with hundreds of unique people, places, and things that grow organically from their world, which become a rich repository of story making potential. The companion website features links to online resources, past worldbuilding projects, and an innovative card system designed to work with this book.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Ecofeminist Science Fiction

Ecofeminist Science Fiction

4 The character of Captain Phasma, the commander of the First Order stormtroopers, was first introduced in The Force Awakens (2015) and reappeared in The ... 5 Timothy Zahn's Star Wars: Thrawn Trilogy (1991–1993) outlines this well. 6 ...

Author: Douglas A. Vakoch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000376364

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

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Ecofeminist Science Fiction: International Perspectives on Gender, Ecology, and Literature provides guidance in navigating some of the most pressing dangers we face today. Science fiction helps us face problems that threaten the very existence of humankind by giving us the emotional distance to see our current situation from afar, separated in our imaginations through time, space, or circumstance. Extrapolating from contemporary science, science fiction allows a critique of modern society, imagining more life-affirming alternatives. In this collection, ecocritics from five continents scrutinize science fiction for insights into the fundamental changes we need to make to survive and thrive as a species. Contributors examine ecofeminist themes in films, such as Avatar, Star Wars, and The Stepford Wives, as well as television series including Doctor Who and Westworld. Other scholars explore an internationally diverse group of both canonical and lesser-known science fiction writers including Oreet Ashery, Iraj Fazel Bakhsheshi, Liu Cixin, Louise Erdrich, Hanns Heinz Ewers, Larissa Lai, Ursula K. Le Guin, Chen Qiufan, Mary Doria Russell, Larissa Sansour, Karen Traviss, and Jeanette Winterson. Ecofeminist Science Fiction explores the origins of human-caused environmental change in the twin oppressions of women and of nature, driven by patriarchal power and ideologies. Female embodiment is examined through diverse natural and artificial forms, and queer ecologies challenge heteronormativity. The links between war and environmental destruction are analyzed, and the capitalist motivations and means for exploiting nature are critiqued through postcolonial perspectives.
Categories: Fiction

The History and Politics of Star Wars

The History and Politics of Star Wars

Star Wars. New York: Bantam Books, 1997. Zahn, Timothy. Star Wars – Hand of Thrawn Duology: Vision of the Future. ... 'How Dark Empire Kickstarted Star Wars Comics for a New Generation'. 26 February 2018.

Author: Chris Kempshall

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351382700

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 858

This book provides the first detailed and comprehensive examination of all the materials making up the Star Wars franchise relating to the portrayal and representation of real-world history and politics. Drawing on a variety of sources, including films, published interviews with directors and actors, novels, comics, and computer games, this volume explores the ways in which historical and contemporary events have been repurposed within Star Wars. It focuses on key themes such as fascism and the Galactic Empire, the failures of democracy, the portrayal of warfare, the morality of the Jedi, and the representations of sex, gender, and race. Through these themes, this study highlights the impacts of the fall of the Soviet Union, the War on Terror, and the failures of the United Nations upon the ‘galaxy far, far away’. By analysing and understanding these events and their portrayal within Star Wars, it shows how the most popular media franchise in existence aims to speak about wider contemporary events and issues. The History and Politics of Star Wars is useful for upper-level undergraduates, postgraduates, and scholars of a variety of disciplines such as transmedia studies, science fiction, cultural studies, and world history and politics in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Categories: History

Thrawn Alliances Star Wars

Thrawn  Alliances  Star Wars

The Del Rey Star Wars Timeline Epigraph Prologue: Now Prologue: Then Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter 16 ...

Author: Timothy Zahn

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780525480730

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Grand Admiral Thrawn and Darth Vader team up against a threat to the Empire in this thrilling novel from bestselling author Timothy Zahn. “I have sensed a disturbance in the Force.” Ominous words under any circumstances, but all the more so when uttered by Emperor Palpatine. On Batuu, at the edges of the Unknown Regions, a threat to the Empire is taking root—its existence little more than a glimmer, its consequences as yet unknowable. But it is troubling enough to the Imperial leader to warrant investigation by his most powerful agents: ruthless enforcer Lord Darth Vader and brilliant strategist Grand Admiral Thrawn. Fierce rivals for the emperor’s favor, and outspoken adversaries on Imperial affairs—including the Death Star project—the formidable pair seem unlikely partners for such a crucial mission. But the Emperor knows it’s not the first time Vader and Thrawn have joined forces. And there’s more behind his royal command than either man suspects. In what seems like a lifetime ago, General Anakin Skywalker of the Galactic Republic, and Commander Mitth’raw’nuruodo, officer of the Chiss Ascendancy, crossed paths for the first time. One on a desperate personal quest, the other with motives unknown . . . and undisclosed. But facing a gauntlet of dangers on a far-flung world, they forged an uneasy alliance—neither remotely aware of what their futures held in store. Now, thrust together once more, they find themselves bound again for the planet where they once fought side by side. There they will be doubly challenged—by a test of their allegiance to the Empire . . . and an enemy that threatens even their combined might. Praise for Thrawn: Alliances “It’s a science fiction beach read in the best way, brisk and amusing, with some cool additions to the Star Wars galaxy.”—Den of Geek “Like all of Zahn’s novels set in a galaxy far, far away, it’s an essential read for anyone looking for an artistically done adventure.”—CNET
Categories: Fiction

Star Wars Legends Epic Collection The New Republic Vol 4

Star Wars Legends Epic Collection  The New Republic Vol  4


Author: Mike Baron

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 9781302506711

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 472

View: 496

Collecting Star Wars: Heir To The Empire #1-6, Star Wars: Dark Force Rising #1-6 And Star Wars: The Last Command #1-6. The Thrawn Trilogy is here! Five years after the glorious rebel victory against the second Death Star, Luke Skywalker is the first of a new line of Jedi Knights! Han Solo and Princess Leia are married and have taken on many of the burdens of governing the New Republic. But the galaxy is not yet safe. Far, far away, something festers. One lingering faction of the Empire — near death, but all the more dangerous for it. And a new discovery could spark it back into life. The last of the Emperor’s warlords, Admiral Thrawn, is ready to seize his chance as a dark and deadly force — and suddenly, the odds are stacked heavily against Luke, Leia and Han!
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Star Wars Meets the Eras of Feminism

Star Wars Meets the Eras of Feminism

... 300, 311 Scarif, 39,279 science fiction, vii, 3, 83, 103, 119, 204, 307, 312 The Screaming Citadel, 289 Sebulba, 80 second wave, 4, 8, 15, 20, 35,43, 54, 163 Sei Taria, 80 self-rescuing princess, 5,211 Senate, 6, 38, 39, 40, 47, 48, ...

Author: Valerie Estelle Frankel

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498583879

Category: Social Science

Page: 364

View: 520

This book traces the changing representation of female characters in the Star Wars franchise through the lens of the four feminist waves, arguing that while the original trilogy reflects the second wave of feminism, the prequels mirror the girl power era that followed, and the sequels are helping define a new fourth wave of inclusion and diversity.
Categories: Social Science

The Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Sir James Augustus Henry Murray


ISBN: UOM:49015002910934

Category: English language

Page: 1240

View: 168

Categories: English language