Star Wars on Trial: Science Fiction And Fantasy Writers Debate the Most Popular Science Fiction Films of All Time
Debates on the authenticity of the Star Wars franchise and the hero-or-villain status of George Lucas are at the heart of these essays by bestselling science-fiction authors. The incredible popularity of the movies has led to the formation of strong emotions within the science fiction community... show more
Debates on the authenticity of the Star Wars franchise and the hero-or-villain status of George Lucas are at the heart of these essays by bestselling science-fiction authors. The incredible popularity of the movies has led to the formation of strong emotions within the science fiction community on the strengths and flaws of the films, exemplified here by David Brin's attacks and Matthew Woodring Stover's defense of the movies. This intense examination of the epic works addresses a broad range of issues - from politics, religion, and the saga's overall logic to the impact of the series on bookshelf space as well as science-fiction film. The question: Is George Lucas a hero for bringing science fiction to a mass audience or a villain who doesn't understand the genre he's working for? is discussed before a final "Judge's Verdict" on the greatness - or weakness - of the franchise is reached.
Publish date: May 11th 2006
Publisher: Smart Pop
Pages no: 386
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Media Tie In
, Literary Criticism
, Pop Culture
, Star Wars
Series: Smart Pop
So this little volume debates Star Wars and whether or not it has harmed Sci-Fi writing or viewing. I brought pretty much because it has essays by Tanya Huff (who is on the prosecution) and Kristine Kathryn Rusch (who is on the defense). Largely, I have to say the prosecution came after better. Many...
Really funny and some points are pretty insightful IMO. A nice read for sci-fi lovers and those love to (over)analyze stuff.
Super loosey-goosey and almost lazy, but fun if you're into this sort of thing. The format is a trial, with moderators David Brin and some Freaking Dork as the prosecution and defense. They call various writerly types to pen essays on such topics as "While Claiming Mythic Significance, Star Wars Por...