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Tarkin’s Top Shelf #23: Star Wars From A Certain Point of View—the first 10 Stories!

Welcome back to another episode of “Tarkin’s Top Shelf,” the only Star Wars literature podcast on the internet that dissects and analyzes your favorite (and maybe least favorite) canon books. In this episode, Mark and Becca give their perspectives on Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View. Of course, the book contains 40 stories to commemorate the 40th year of Star Wars: A New Hope. But, your hosts will be looking at the stories in groups of 10 per episode. So, sit back and keep warm by the fire, and allow “Tarkin’s Top Shelf” to shed some light on Star Wars literature.

This episode features the following bullet points:


  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi official trailer
  • The official theatrical poster for The Last Jedi

Main Topic:

  • Breakdown: the first 10 stories of Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View:
  • “Raymus” by Gary Whitta
  • “The Bucket” by Christie Golden
  • “The Sith of Datawork” by Ken Liu
  • “Stories in the Sand” by Griffin McElroy
  • “Reirin” by Sabaa Tahir
  • “The Red One” by Rae Carson
  • “Rites” by John Jackson Miller
  • “Master and Apprentice” by Claudia Gray
  • “Beru Whitesun Lars” by Meg Cabot
  • “The Luckless Rodian” by Renee Ahdieh



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I do Star Wars! It's a verb. Former EIC of The Cantina Cast. Host and owner of Kanata's Castle Podcast and Tarkin's Top Shelf. A contributor for: Coffee with Kenobi, Jedi News, and Making Star Wars, and a titlist for Lucasfilm artist Steve Anderson.
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