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A long time ago, in a galaxy, far, far away...
It was not in times immemorial and definitely not in a galaxy far, far away. In fact, it was twelve years ago, in 1997, and the place was York, England.
Four like-minded people found each other and inspired by the re-release of the original Star Wars movies, they created new and developed old ideas to write stories set in the Star Wars universe.
Many a happy day and night was spent discussing the various projects (some of which are published here, some are not), debating everything from the unfortunate positioning of the Star Destroyers' shield generators to the tricky question of Imperial officers' underwear. The stories grew and prospered.
However, remember this, our stories were based on what you can see in the three original films. While we read a number of official novels - which continue to be published in great numbers - we decided not to pay any attention to them (unless we felt like it). Additionally, there is startlingly little you learn about a great number of things, even in the novels: What for example was the name of Luke and Leia's mother?
The official books offer so little information about what happened before the original films start that it can only have been an offical restriction placed on the authors. The explanation they give, that the Empire destroyed all evidence of the Old Republic, just won't wash as a lot of the characters, including Han Solo, are old enough to remember the last days of the Old Republic and the rise of the Emperor.
In the absence of an official version we invented our own history and filled in the blanks based solely on the original films (and the novelizations of these). Obviously, our version deviates completly from the new movies. This just to remind those of you readers who want to jump into our faces about 'mistakes'.
For us, the new films were made too late, and we cannot say, we are sorry about this.
Not only the fragments of the prequel (called 'The Early Years') you find on this site shows a different, you could say a parallel history to those in the official version, the other stories share some but not all of this history.
No offence or infringement of any copyright is intended!
So, go on, and we hope you enjoy the tales.
Praise for the Star Wars Literary Guild:
The Adventures of Darth Vader
Admiral Piett and the Great Ewok Adventure
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