Nov 28, 2021

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

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  • Title: Star Wars on Trial: The Force Awakens Edition: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Debate the Most Popular Science Fiction Films of All Time
  • Author: David Brin Matthew Woodring Stover
  • ISBN: 9781942952046
  • Page: 331
  • Format: Paperback

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

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  1. Thanks to Netgalley I m not normally a reader of non fiction unless I m in a hardcore research mode, but I wanted this solely because I m a fan of both David Brin and Matthew Woodring Stover It really had nothing at all to do with the arguments one can fling at the SW universe, whether to attack or defend.To do so is a very deep rabbit hole, indeed.Fortunately, it turned out to be rather amusing to hear Stover intimate that Brin was a Sith Lord in disguise and to show that Stover is an unabashed [...]


  2. I ve really been enjoying SmartPop s anthologies, and this is one of the most entertaining I am certainly part of the target audience a life long, passionate Star Wars fan whose love is tempered by feelings of frustration and even betrayal by Lucas s handling of the prequels and my favorite character.It was great to read essays by smart, talented people taking the saga so passionately, seriously, and yet with a sense of fun Whether testifying for the prosecution or the defense, virtually all of [...]


  3. So this little volume debates Star Wars and whether or not it has harmed Sci Fi writing or viewing I brought pretty much because it has essays by Tanya Huff who is on the prosecution and Kristine Kathryn Rusch who is on the defense Largely, I have to say the prosecution came after better Many of the defense essays seem to take good natured pot shots at the opposition, and while I don t think Stover really believes Brin is an idiotic corrupt Sith Lord, it does wear thin after a while, and really [...]


  4. BenBella Books and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review.Star Wars on Trial The Force Awakens Edition is a critical examination of this huge science fiction universe, dramatized and set in a mock courtroom I chose not to take this book too seriously after all, who can when the judge is a droid I can surmise that I enjoyed it than those who took these arguments to heart The idea that Star Wars is really pure fantasy in a science fiction sett [...]


  5. Entertaining Definitely worth reading, maybe not cover to cover One of the best essays is the very last one, a smart and funny defense of the movies plot problems that gives a long list of plot holes but concludes that they don t matter to take the story seriously is to miss the point All the essays are from SF writers, editors, etc David Brin turns out to be a pretty funny guy.I discovered I don t know Star Wars nearly as well as I thought I did I saw the first movie many times in the theatre i [...]


  6. Star Wars on Trial is based on an article for salon that David Brin wrote a number of years ago The premise of which was basically a forum for him to rant about how popular Star Wars is and how unworthy it is of that popularity David Brin is, by all accounts a brilliant author and an incredibly intelligent man as far as I can tell form listening to his interviews, which really only means that he is confident and well versed in the subjects he talks about Matthew Woodring Stover is an author of S [...]


  7. My two cents Book Good Website Disappointing Hidden benefit introduction through these essays to the writing of around 20 authors I m one of those people who both love Star Wars and hate it too Okay, I don t hate Star Wars itself, but there are some things about it that just drive me batty It s reassuring to know I m not the only one This book is not a weighty philosophical treatise on the merits of Star Wars as art form, cultural phenomenon, etc Instead it is a light but thoughtful exploration [...]


  8. Thanks to BenBalla Book and NetGalley or the review copy of this book This was a fun read that playfully, yet thoughtfully, examines many different aspects of the Star Wars mythos From the use, or lack thereof, of religion in the series, to the argument that Yoda is actually evil, to the relevancy of movie tie books, to a look into the sexism that prevails throughout the saga, there is a little bit of everything that is debatable here, in the Star Wars Universe The way this books works, is sever [...]


  9. A thoughtful and impassioned look at how Star Wars does and does not stack up against the rest of science fiction culture As a long time fan of both Dr Brin and Star Wars, and as a science fiction writer who also finds grievous faults with all movies in the series not named Empire Strikes Back, I found this a welcome and brutally honest pulling back of the curtain This series of essays concerns itself primarily with the faults of the films themselves, and only briefly with the expanded universe [...]


  10. I suspect that calling this, The Force Awakens Edition, was largely just to tie it in with the current movie, not that there s anything wrong with that If it hadn t been rereleased to cash in on Episode VII, I may never have known that this existed It s quite fun I like the concept, and apparently BenBella books have released a whole slew of these media books pertaining to various SF and fantasy movies and TV series The title is fairly self explanatory It s a delight to read such articulate and [...]


  11. On the whole, I thought it was a very interesting discussion I thought most of the arguments were fairly balanced on both sides of the argument with one major exception the charge that Star Wars is fantasy, not science fiction There is no question in my mind that Star Wars is fantasy In fact, when it first came out, I described it as science fantasy The one author who argues against this is not at all compelling First, because his major emphasis is that Star Wars is fun, which is irrelevant to t [...]


  12. Am so happy a friend gave me this book Such a great analysis not only of the SW franchise but of the state of sf in general A great source for getting ideas for further reading.


  13. p.40 Brin uses the philosophical conundrum, would you go back in time and kill Hitler as a boy, if given a chance A nitpick but, Palpatine is the shot caller here Vader s master has mentored others.Charge 1 The Politics of Star Wars Are Anti Democratic and Elitist.Democratic vote has gone against them Jedi Order, Amidala and Organa Rebel Alliance in its infancy Palpatine s propaganda and sway over the council shows him as a shrewd politician, playing the game to his favor rather than touting his [...]


  14. In this book, a a number of science fiction authors and others proceed to debate and critique star wars It s mostly a set of loosely linked essays, with a cute framing story about star wars on trial The essays and topics were mixed, of course, and I didn t read all of them But I thought there were some good things there Scott Lynch I thought in particular made a smart and interesting point I hadn t seen before Luke is an improvement, in moral terms, over the older Jedi he is honest and loyal to [...]


  15. Brin lined up pairs of science fiction authors and fans to debate the important questions of the Star Wars universe is it democratic and optimistic than Star Trek How does the technology actually work i.e if there are land speeders, why have big, heavy things on spindly legs , did Lucas have any idea what the endgame is supposed to be The tone is light, but imbued with the love of people who actually have thought about these things at great length.


  16. I love Star Wars I m a big unabashed nerd about it But if you re a nerd about anything and everyone s a nerd about something you know how it is some people just don t get it The SW novels I enjoy have a nasty reputation for being devoid of valuable content and full of poorly written baloney I felt the same way about Pride and Prejudice, but whatever I believe that everyone should read whatever the hell they want to read, but I m a sensitive dude, and sometimes other people s judgments make me in [...]


  17. RegretsI ve had a few,then againtoo fewto mention.So what ifmy life is riddledwith plot holesand logical gaps I have flaws and quirks I say adorable, some may beg to differ.I m thoughtful and thoughtless.Brilliant and oh so dumb, sometimes astonishingly, at the same time.I m a gloriously human jumble.So why do we expect our entertainment to be perfect when we aren t As humans, we get caught up in things, even now, computers are galactically buzzing about the new Star Wars, loving it, trashing it [...]


  18. I m writing this review quite a few years after I read the book, but I remember it was extremely well received by my sci fi book club, giving us many topics to talk about The book is comprised of a series of essays by many well known sci fi authors, organized around the conceit that they are arguing either for or against a particular charge that has been leveled against that most beloved of sci fi franchises, Star Wars Some of the authors present arguments that are just plain silly yes, I m talk [...]


  19. This is not a book for everyone, but it is interesting for the right person My initial impulse to read it was because of the involvement of David Brin, whom I follow on Google and consider a very intelligent observer of society And the book grew out of an article he wrote some years ago for Slate Magazine that compared Star Wars to Star Trek, and found Start Trek to be the better series for reasons that might not immediately come to mind to a casual observer.The lens that Brin chose to shine on [...]


  20. I feel like this is worth reading if you are a dedicated Star Wars fan, a fan of David Brin, or a science fiction writer yourself The essays cover some larger questions about the role and effect of science fiction on culture that are worthwhile if you re interested in the topic.However, I m not sure who decided to pit Mathew Woodring Stover against David Brin This book is an intellectual bloodbath if I ever saw one Stover just doesn t have the debate skills to construct a good argument and Brin [...]


  21. Read this review and on my blog.I received a free copy of Star Wars On Trial The Force Awakens Edition for my honest opinion.You have to be very interested in Star Wars to appreciate this book Essentially, Star Wars On Trial is a bunch of hardcore Star Wars fans discussing not really discussing, like arguing different aspects of Star Wars, like plot holes.Their are 9 different charges that have been argued.The Politics Of Star Wars Are Anti Democratic And Elitist While Claiming Mythic Signific [...]


  22. This review and can be found at Book of BoganDisclaimer I received a copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Star Wars on Trial is part courtroom drama, part goodnatured philosophical discussion, and occasional open warfare between several contradictory sides, in a debate about the value and values of the Star Wars movie and cultural franchise.Let me get this out there I love Star Wars I love Star Wars in ways I can t even explain, but somehow resonate within me I suspected ther [...]


  23. This is a fun book for fans of the Star Wars universe, and looks at the films and other related media in an analytical way It is written in the form of a court case and is divided up into specific questions with responses from opposing viewpoints The discussions are, for the most part, intriguing and did make me aware of certain aspects of Star Wars that I wasn t really conscious of Because all of the questions have responses from opposing views, at times they come across as forced, as if you re [...]


  24. This was a fun book to read Accessible to anyone who has watched the first two Star Wars trilogies, this books features witnesses usually science fiction writers arguing through essays over the merits of Star Wars across a broad range of categories, including politics, logical consistency, gender, and the effect on science fiction as a genre The framework of Brin and Stover acting as attorneys in front of a Droid Judge was amusing and not overdone While the law student in me wishes they had stip [...]


  25. Two supposed experts never heard of them argue as to why Star Wars is so great and why it isn t There s a droid judge Other people I ve never heard of testify the original meaning, not the urban slang to that effect with their own essays, and then get cross examined I m surprised by how much of this tediousness I enjoyed Helps that there was plenty to laugh at, especially between the councilors I managed to annoy myself by thinking one side had a great point and then instantly the rebuttal had m [...]


  26. I started reading this 3 years ago based on a fellow Star Wars fan s recommendation, and when I first picked it up I was so charmed by the premise and utterly engaged by the different arguments However, it quickly grew tiring and although I meant to, I never returned to finish it and never felt particularly motivated to do so My status updates on the book from back in 2013 sum it up pretty clearly 15% LOVE THIS30% Stover is deeply obnoxious and really overly smarmy I actually think he lowers the [...]


  27. An entertaining read with some thought provoking arguments on both sides of the aisles I found myself rooting for the prosecution s arguments a bit because everyone who has seen all 6 of the movies from episode 1 6 can name at least 1 plot inconsistency from the top of their heads However, i enjoyed this book that I picked up from a shelf near the register at the bookstore the last minute Sometimes, those last minute purchases can turn out not so bad This one turned our to be somewhat entertain [...]


  28. The trial format was forced and, to my eyes, not at all funny And neither of the main writers were very memorable.But the collection of essays was really good I am a lifelong Star Wars fan and still I read about things I had never considered, saw new angles and learned new ideas about the Star Wars movies With that in mind, I think anyone who with than a moderate interest in Star Wars would really enjoy these essays.


  29. This book is good because David Brin Also because it s a great concept and for the most part it gets the job done This book is not good because Matthew Stover I would rather listen to my newborn son shriek angrily in my ear for eleven hours straight than read a single sentence written by Stover He is simply obnoxious, blasting my eyeballs with either unbearable smugness or unbearable tongue in cheek smugness Skip everything he writes here.


  30. I want to read this book soo much because I m a huge Star Wars fan and Star Wars is obviously the most popular Sci fi film saga there ever was The comics and Star Wars The Clone Wars are also good and the new series Star Wars Rebels seems to be hinting things that are going to happen in The Force Awakens.


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