David Brin’s bestselling SF novels have won Hugo, Nebula and other awards and have been translated into 20 languages. His 1989 thriller Earth foreshadowed global warming, cyberwarfare and the Web. A 1998 movie was loosely adapted from his Campbell Award winner The Postman, while Foundation’s Triumph brought a grand finale to Isaac Asimov’s famed Foundation universe. Kiln People portrays people using “home copiers” to be in two places at once. David’s nonfiction book The Transparent Society deals with openness, security and liberty in the future; it won the Freedom of Speech Award of the American Library Association.
Star Wars on Trial: The Force Awakens Edition
Edited by David Brin and Matt Woodring Stover
$9.99 – $14.95
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Star Wars: the most significant, powerful myth of the twenty-first century or morally bankrupt military fantasy?
Six films. Countless books. $20 billion in revenue. No one can question the financial value or cultural impact of the Star Wars film franchise. But has the impact been for the good?
In Star Wars on Trial’s courtroom—Droid Judge presiding—Star Wars stands accused of elitist politics and sexism, religious and ethical lapses, the destruction of literary science fiction and science fiction film, and numerous plot holes and logical gaps.
Supported by a witness list of bestselling science fiction authors, David Brin (for the prosecution) and Matthew Woodring Stover (for the defense) debate these charges and more before delivering their closing statements.
The verdict? That’s up to you.
The release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the perfect time to look back at George Lucas’ crimes, and new introductions by Brin and Stover discuss the newest generation of Star Wars films and what JJ Abrams must do to live up to—or redeem—the franchise.
About the Editors
Matt Woodring Stover
After decades of intensive textual analysis, literary historians have finally reached a consensus that Heroes Die, Blade of Tyshalle, Caine Black Knife, the Barra & Co. novels, Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Traitor, Star Wars: Shatterpoint and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith were in fact not written by Matthew Woodring Stover at all, but by another man of the same name.
Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 1 in.
Weight: 1 lbs.
Publication Date: November 2015
Format: E-book (epub)