Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Star Wars Books Cancellation Makes EU Marketing Even More Male-Centric, no one is surprised

Club Jade picked this up from the Del Rey facebook page a short time ago: a planned Nomi Sunrider novel has been cancelled, and Drew Karpyshyn's next Old Republic title will be given the teenage-boy-trap title Annihilation. I'll be entertained if it turns out to feature Darth Nihilus, but Karpyshyn does not exactly raise Star Wars' fans collective brows. Nor does he create especially interesting female characters. I wouldn't go so far as to say Drew Karpyshyn killed female Revan, but he sort of did.

The Sunrider novel, tentatively titled Mandorla, would have joined only a handful of other Star Wars books with titular female protagonists.  Even including Knight Errant, Choices of One and the Mara Jade graphic novel, and The Courtship of Princess Leia in that list is a stretch.

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