Star Wars: The New Rebellion

Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Bantam Books. $22.95
(paper $5.99)

Luke Skywalker is searching for a former student who turned to the Dark side. President Leia faces a no-confidence vote following a deadly explosion in the Senate Hall, and Han and Lando return to the nefarious Smuggler's Run. Looks like another normal day in the New Republic.

The New Rebellion is the latest novel in the ongoing multi-author "Star Wars" series. It's better than some, not as good as others. Most noticeably, Rusch does not have a good grasp of "Star Wars" humor; the bantering between C-3PO and R2D2 is particularly tedious, and other scenes -- the mud-covered Wookies, for instance -- might have worked better as visual humor in a movie. Speaking of movies, I would much prefer to wait for the forthcoming re-release of the original Star Wars movie, or the new "Star Wars" series rumored to be already in production.


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This review copyright 1996 by Wendy Morris 

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