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Star Wars author John Jackson Miller reveals how he learned Disney was jettisoning some of the Expanded Universe books as canon, while he was writing one of the books

John Jackson Miller discusses the funny relationship his Star Wars novels have with canon.

Kenobi novel cover
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When John Jackson Miller began writing Star Wars: A New Dawn, he had no hint at how historical the novel would be. Initially it was supposed to be the latest Star Wars tie-in novel, serving as a lead-in to the animated series Star Wars: Rebels. Little did Miller realize that his novel would be launching a new canon for Star Wars.

John Jackson Miller is a prolific science-fiction writer. His Star Wars books, including New Dawn and the critically acclaimed Kenobi, have regularly topped the best-sellers list.

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Joshua Lapin-Bertone: Joshua is a pop culture writer specializing in comic book media. His work has appeared on the official DC Comics website, the DC Universe subscription service, HBO Max promotional videos, the Batman Universe fansite, and more. In between traveling around the country to cover various comic conventions, Joshua resides in Florida where he binges superhero television and reads obscure comics from yesteryear.
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