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Aftermath by Chuck Wendig
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Logging a re-read, post "The Force Awakens." I'm even more impressed by this after having seen the movie twice. Wendig does a good job laying down a lot of the bits and pieces that establish the new canon of the post Endor era in Star Wars. Looking forward to Life Debt.

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Non-stop. Excellent reboot of the post "Return of the Jedi" era.

Taking nothing away from the classics now deemed "Legends," Wendig launches a great story, well paced and with plenty of twists and turns. The measure (to me) of a good Star Wars novel is one that turns the dial of "fantasy" down and the dial of "hard SF" way up. Zahn is a master of that, along with Karen Traviss - authors who can take the Universe of the GFFA and build a credible hard SF story in it.

Wendig likewise draws in the vocabulary, races and settings of Star Wars, and builds a fun, thrilling story - I hope to see more!

It's interesting also, to see how the tone and ideas can reflect our times. Disillusioned soldiers, PTSD, liberated lands with crumbling infrastructure - there's things in here that give you a way to reflect on our own galaxy, not so far away.
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Reading Progress

July 23, 2015 – Shelved
July 23, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
September 17, 2015 – Shelved as: star-wars
April 15, 2016 – Started Reading
April 28, 2016 – Finished Reading

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