The Dumbest Thing The Star Wars Expanded Universe Did To Princess Leia

Star Wars’ old Expanded Universe is no more. Under the Disney regime, it has been relegated to the “Legends” banner, and the new official canon includes just the movies and TV shows, along with a whole new set of books, comics, etc. But somehow, one of the absolute worst EU books still has an enduring influence on … »11/03/15 3:00pm11/03/15 3:00pm

A Brand New Kids' Space Opera Series From Some of Your Favorite YA Authors

Voyagers aims to be a brand new Star Wars for the young generation, right while everybody is getting excited about the upcoming Force Awakens. There are six books coming out in the next year, written by people like City of Ember author Jeanne DuPrau and Skinned author Robin Wasserman. Check out an excerpt! »9/29/15 2:40pm9/29/15 2:40pm

Why Captain Kirk Is Still One of the Greatest Space Heroes Of All Time

James T. Kirk owes a lot to his space opera forebears, characters like Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon and the Lensmen: He wears a cool uniform, has a fancy ray gun strapped to his hip, flies the fastest ship in the galaxy, and has a weird alien sidekick. Yet the character of Kirk has outstripped his predecessors. »9/16/15 12:07pm9/16/15 12:07pm

Get the inside scoop on Star Wars’ hard-working model-makers!

Get the inside scoop on Star Wars’ hard-working model-makers! In honor of Force Friday, we’re hosting a giveaway of two copies of Sculpting a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars Model Shop. To enter, you just have to sign up for the Insight Editions email list, and two winners will be chosen. Good luck, and may the Force… »9/04/15 3:47pm9/04/15 3:47pm

Here’s A Book That Adds a Fascinating New Dimension to Posthuman Space Opera

By now, the stories of humans transcending their limitations in space have become pretty much ubiquitous. We’ve had space cyborgs, space immortals, and tons of other posthumans in space. But the new novel Edge of Dark by Brenda Cooper still represents a fascinating new approach. »8/19/15 7:49pm8/19/15 7:49pm

Disney Is Adding A Massive 14 Acres of Star Wars To Its Theme Parks (Updated)

Years of rumors have finally be made official. Disney CEO Bob Iger just announced at the D23 Expo that they are making not one, but two, full-on Star Wars-themed lands at their theme parks. One at Hollywood Studios in Orlando and one at Disneyland in Anaheim, marking their largest single land park expansions ever. »8/15/15 6:47pm8/15/15 6:47pm

"Worth Waiting 15 Years For": Fans React To Glimpsing Star Wars At SDCC

We were pretty impressed by the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel at San Diego Comic Con—but what did ordinary fans think? They were pretty unanimously thrilled, not just by the featurette they watched, but also by hearing the Original Trilogy cast talk about coming back. We asked them, see for yourself. »7/11/15 2:40am7/11/15 2:40am

First Look At Axanar, The Star Trek War Movie We've Waited Decades For

Star Trek fans have been curious for years about the Battle of Axanar, the decisive turning point in the war against the Klingon Empire. And now, a new unofficial movie will show what really happened at Axanar, and how Captain Garth triumphed. Here’s your first image from Star Trek: Axanar, exclusively at io9! »7/06/15 3:00pm7/06/15 3:00pm