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Star Wars

Not a Guilty Pleasure: The Star Wars Prequels

1. Yoda Yoda, in much of the original Star Wars trilogy, could be mistaken for a senile muppet. When I watched A New Hope after seeing him in The Phantom Menace, it seemed like he was filling the Jar Jar role this time around, bumbling and nonsensical, fighting with R2-D2 and stealing Luke’s food. Where was the […]

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Happy Star Wars Day!


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Today we welcome Gavin Deas the author of the stunning Empires: The First Battle back to the blog for a **SPOILER FILLED** review of The Force Awakens. You have been warned.  The two-headed monster that is Gavin Deas has been fighting again. This time, however, they’re not arguing over the colour of lasers, or who’d […]

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (in us)

Finn: You’re awesome. You humanize the stormtroopers! You’re super excited about all the cool stuff you get to do once you become a good guy! You’re a fan of Han Solo! Who isn’t? You cheer whenever we cheer! You’re super into Poe! LET’S JUST BE HONEST: WHO ISN’T. You’re a great friend to Rey! You’ve also got a charming crush on her! Who […]

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On This Day: Leigh Brackett

On this day 100 years ago, Leigh Douglas Brackett was born in Los Angeles, California. Her planetary romances – particularly the Stark stories – might carry echoes of Edgar Rice Burroughs‘ John Carter, but Brackett’s tales were written with a sophistication belying their pulp roots. Indeed, no less an authority than Michael Moorcock has claimed […]

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7 unpopular opinions

Jar-Jar Binks wasn’t that bad!? Prepare to be outraged.

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Jupiter Ascending is better than Star Wars

The Gollancz Blog is delighted to welcome Gavin G. Smith back to the blog. As you can see from the title of this post, Gavin is about to explain to you why he belives Jupiter Ascending is better than Star Wars.  So now that I have your attention… I enjoy baiting Star Wars fans.  Part of it […]

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May the 4th be with you . . .

It’s that time of year again! International Star Wars Day! To celebrate we’ve rounded up a collection of our favourite Star Wars gifs and images from across the Dagobah Galaxy . . .   1. Carrie Fisher discovers that Jar-Jar Binks will be in the new films. 2.  ‘I’ll show that “Star Wars Kid” how it’s done.’ […]

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Guilty Secrets: I’ve Never Seen Star Wars

I have a confession to make. Before I started working on the SF Gateway, I hadn’t in fact read much SF. I hadn’t even seen Star Wars (something that I haven’t quite been allowed to forget but have since rectified, never fear!). When pushed to state my allegiance I would without a doubt have said […]

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Happy Star Wars Day: A heated Ewok exchange

Happy Star Wars Day, and May the Fourth be with you! Today’s post is the best of the heated debate around the Gollancz office this week on the value of Ewoks. Love them? Hate them? There’s a pretty powerful sway on both sides, but we will let you decide for yourself. Rest assured it has […]

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Star Wars: A New Hope

Its old news now, but in an extraordinary mega-deal, Disney has acquired LucasFilm, Industrial Light and Magic and Skywalker Sound from George Lucas . . . And with it, the rights to (amongst others) the Star Wars franchise. Social media was alight with the news, it’s been the talk of parts of the genre community […]

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