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Gabe / on Mon, Dec 17 2007 at 11:06 am

Star Wars and Child’s Play


I’ve been meaning to mention Karen’s new book in the Republic Commando series for a while but I wanted to wait until I finished it. I’m a ridiculously slow reader so I didn’t actually wrap it up until a few weeks ago. If you’re reading the series "True Colors" is out in stores and it’s great. If you’re not reading the series you should start at the beginning. Karen is essentially covering the Clone Wars like a real war correspondent would. Seeing as that was her previous job it makes sense. She’s looking at the war and asking the questions a real journalist would ask. "Why do we all of a sudden have a clone army? Don’t they take ten years to grow?" "How are we paying for this?" "Why doesn’t anyone ever see veterans or wounded clone troopers returning home?" She is cutting through the Galactic/imperial propaganda and showing the war from the point of view of the soldiers. Star Wars fiction tends to be about Jedi. All the movies are about Jedi and almost all of the books tend to revolve around Jedi and their lives. Republic Commando is refreshing because it’s not about Jedi. It’s about soldiers fighting a war that the government will never let them win.

The newest book also happens to introduce my new favorite Star Wars characters. Gaib and the Tk-0 droid are data bounty hunters. Essentially hackers for hire.  So fucking awesome. 


I also have some Child’s Play updates for you.

If you couldn’t make it to the dinner last week or you just want to remember how rad it was, you can hit

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