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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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Now displaying: November, 2022
Nov 26, 2022

Tarkin's Top Shelf reviews the first adult novel from Phase II of Star Wars: The High Republic: CONVERGENCE by Del Rey Publishing and authored by Zoraida Cordova. But first, your hosts share their thoughts and hopes on the season finale of Andor on 'Andor Eve' before it airs on Wednesday, November 23rd. 

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Nov 22, 2022

In this episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, your hosts go over the latest segment of the Andor series: The Daughter of Ferrix. Mark and Becca take a closer look at the series as they discuss character growth and arcs, plot points, and the overall progression of the story. But first, they talk about Life Day, Willow, and wish Adam Driver a Happy Birthday!

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Nov 15, 2022

In this episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, your hosts discuss Zen: Grogu and Dust Bunnies, a collaboration between Studio Ghibli and Lucasfilm. And then Mark and Becca revisit Tales of the Jedi by taking a closer look at the parallels between Anakin Skywalker and Count Dooku. 

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Nov 7, 2022

Tarkin's Top Shelf welcomes Kristin Baver to the show to talk about The Art of Star Wars: The High Republic! In this episode, your hosts sit down with Kristin Baver, the official host of, 'This Week in Star Wars and author of Skywalker: A Family at War, to discuss her latest project, The Art of Star Wars: The High Republic (Phase I) published by Abrams Books.

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Nov 2, 2022

In this episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, your hosts review the second installment from Phase 2, Wave 1 of Star Wars: The High Republic: Quest for the Hidden City by George Mann. Quest for the Hidden City is a middle-grade novel by Disney Publishing and Lucasfilm Press. This story takes us on a journey alongside Jedi Knight Silandra Sho and her Padawan, Rooper Nitani, who are mandated to find their missing team members. Their investigation leads them to the planet 'Gloam,' a ravaged world said to be haunted by mythical monsters.

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