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To the fanboys who say there are too many strong women in Star Wars

To the antis who say you can’t ship whatever you want

To the norms who say you should start adulting and give up your love of a galaxy far, far away

To everyone who isn’t us and doesn’t get it

When someone makes a ‘Ladies of Star Wars’ appreciation post

When they only mention Leia, Padme, and Rey

‘Chewie was able to deliver our Thernbee back to them.’

'He sounds like a delightful creature.’

He was too big and pesky to be delightful,’ Leia said. 'And it took him two days to digest the ysalamiri. Mara, Luke and I were stuck in the Falcon, playing holographic games while Han and Chewie argued about who would repair the damage.’

'They must have fixed it.’

Leia grinned. 'They did. After Mara threatened to shoot them both.’


Leia Organa Solo and Mon Mothma in the New Rebellion by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

Mara facing down an irate Han and Chewie is amusing. But also - despite Luke and Mara never sharing any page time in this book, they were apparently stuck on the Falcon playing holo chess with Leia for several days afterwards. There must be a fanfic opportunity in that somewhere…

Re-read: The New Rebellion by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Cover art by Drew Struzan

After Children of the Jedi and Darksaber I really needed a good book in the Legends EU to keep me going on this re-read. The New Rebellion wasn’t it. To be frank, I’m really just holding on in there for the Hand of Thrawn duology at this point.

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