January 14, 2010

Mapping the Galaxy of Far, Far Away

Author Jason Fry discusses the challenge of putting the Star Wars universe into an authoritative atlas.

Michael Gluckstadt

To the uninitiated, the vastness of the Star Wars galaxy is difficult to comprehend. Sure, everyone's seen the original trilogy, and is at least aware of the Phantom Menace, but only the diehards know the full depth of Star Wars lore. There have been hundreds of spin-off novels and comics, a current animated television series, and even an ill-conceived Christmas special. And that's just part of the material that Lucasfilm considers part of the official Star Wars canon.

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