Star Wars on Trial: The Force Awakens Edition: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Debate the Most Popular Science Fiction Films of All Time (Paperback)

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By David Brin (Editor), Matthew Woodring Stover (Editor)
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Order in the Court

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.

Covering the films from A New Hope to The Force Awakens, Brin and Stover provide new forewords that explore the newest generation of Star Wars films and what JJ Abrams must do to live up to--or redeem--the franchise.

About the Author


David Brin is the author of 15 novels, including "Earth, Startide Rising, " and "The Uplift War, " and numerous short stories. He is the recipient of three Hugo Awards and one Nebula Award.

Matthew Woodring Stover is the author of the film novelization "Stars Wars: Revenge of the Sith, " as well as "Blade of Tyshalle" and "Star Wars: Shatterpoint."
Product Details
ISBN: 9781942952046
ISBN-10: 194295204X
Publisher: Smart Pop
Publication Date: November 3rd, 2015
Pages: 386
Language: English