Scottsdale author lives some fans’ dream, continues Lucas legacy in ‘Star Wars’ novels

Special to the State Press Magazine Michael A. Stackpole gets to play in George Lucas' Star Wars universe, and he gets paid to do it. The 41-year-old Scottsdale resident is the author of Bantam Spectra's I, Jedi and five books in the X-wing series, including the just-released Isard's Revenge. He has also written for Dark … Continue reading Scottsdale author lives some fans’ dream, continues Lucas legacy in ‘Star Wars’ novels

‘General’ treats modern Ireland justly

Special to the State Press Magazine Films that are based on true stories can be such a drag. They're either too preachy, like Saving Private Ryan, or too sentimental, like Apollo 13. Nothing against Tom Hanks, mind you, but those two examples just leaped to mind. The General, opening Friday exclusively at the Harkins Camelview … Continue reading ‘General’ treats modern Ireland justly