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Tarkin's Top Shelf

A Star Wars literary podcast that strives to deliver an educational and yet, entertaining analysis and outlook, pertaining to the new canonical novels/YA books from the galaxy far, far away. In other words, Becca and Mark are your guardians to the Whills and your librarians to the long-lost Jedi Archives.
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Nov 30, 2021

Tarkin's Top Shelf welcomes the author of Star Wars: KENOBI and A New Dawn, John Jackson Miller, to the show! In this episode, your hosts sit down with Mr. Miller to discuss all things Kenobi, from its earliest conception, beginning with the initial pitch and into the long creative process that became what we now know and love as Kenobi's western tale. But your hosts don't stop there. They also go over Star Wars: A New Dawn and fan-favorites like Admiral Rae Sloane.

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Nov 24, 2021

Tarkin's Top Shelf Reviews Star Wars: THRAWN Ascendancy: Lesser Evil by Timothy Zahn and Del Rey Publishing.

In this episode, your hosts review the final installment to the latest Thrawn trilogy by veteran Star Wars author Timothy Zahn. They discuss the character arcs and motivations, the storyline and plot fulfillment, and how both Disney Era Thrawn trilogies lineup as one complete, fleshed-out story.

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Nov 22, 2021

Tarkin's Top Shelf welcomes Chuck Wendig to the show, the author of the first Star Wars book trilogy of the Disney Star Wars era, Star Wars: Aftermath. In this episode, your hosts sit down with Chuck to discuss the creative process behind the trilogy post Return of the Jedi, including character templates, influences, and motivations and setting the foundation for the next generation of Star Wars stories.

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Nov 15, 2021

This episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf was recorded during a Livestream Pod-A-Thon event to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation and hosted by Around The Galaxy and Bombad Podcasts. In this episode, your hosts welcome New York Times Bestselling author and a High Republic Architect, Claudia Gray, to the show!

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Nov 1, 2021

In this episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, your hosts review The Secrets of the Sith by Marc Sumerak and Insight Editions. They go over the illustrations, discuss the narrative from Palpatine's point of view, dive deep into the lore of the dark side, the rule of two, and so much more. After all, if one is to understand the great mystery of the Force, one must study all its aspects, not just the dogmatic narrow view of the Jedi.

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