The story behind Star Wars Adventures in Wild Space’s RX-48

Here’s a fact about my Star Wars Adventures in Wild Space novel, The Cold that I first revealed in my email newsletter.

The Cold includes a new RX series droid – RX-48. He’s named after my late father-in-law who – as he was called Rex – was very excited to find out that there was a Captain RX on the Star Tours ride in Disneyland.

Rex was born in 1948, hence the pilot’s designation.

I’m not sure what Rex would have thought about been immortalised as a beaten-up, ever-so-slightly sarky droid, but I like to think he’d be pleased.

Here’s RX-48 by Adventures in Wild Space artist, David M. Buisan:

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Bestselling author Cavan Scott is a writer of novels, comics, audio dramas and non-fiction books for adults and children. He has written for Doctor Who, Star Wars, Tekken, Star Trek, Penguins of Madagascar, Skylanders, Adventure Time, The Beano, Pathfinder, Angry Birds, Judge Dredd, Blake's 7, Warhammer 40,000 and more.

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