Starlight: First Duty Part One

Issue 201 of Star Wars Insider is published today including part one of Starlight: First Duty, my new short fiction set within Star Wars: The High Republic.

This two-part story kicks off a new series of short stories which will see me alternating with Justina Ireland with a series of characters that we created together.

The focal point is Velko Kahen, a new administrator on Starlight Beacon who finds herself thrust into intrigue as the Republic’s recently dedicated space station copes with the fall-out of the Great Disaster.

It’s a huge honour to be writing short fiction for Insider, especially after so many years reading it in the magazine, and I’m really fond of this cast of characters, some of which you may see popping up in the High Republic comic too!

Here’s what else you’ll find in the issue:

Fresh from the celebratory awesomeness of #200, we have some real treats in store for you in #201! This issue includes the first part of an all-new Star Wars: The High Republic short story from Cavan Scott! We begin our two-part guide to the first season of Star Wars: The Mandalorian – packed with fascinating facts and trivia! Joonas Suotamo, Neil Scanlan, and Tom Spina uncover the behind-the-scenes story of the mighty Chewbacca, and we have an exclusive interview with Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Matt Lanter

Plus, celebrate 40 years of the original Star Wars radio adaptation; Cut Chemist, hip-hop producer and Star Wars fan explains how the saga has inspired his music, and authors Rae Carson and Michael Kogge discuss novelizing the epic final chapter of the Skywalker saga.

All this and much, much more in Star Wars Insider #201!

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