Jason Fry is the author or co-author of a number of Star Wars reference books (and fiction books, too), including one of his most recent works, The Last Jedi Incredible Cross-Sections by DK Publishing.
And though that’s the focus of what Jason and I will be talking about on this episode, the conversation’s going to take a couple of interesting turns, too, if I do say so myself.
These were the questions I intended to ask him:
1. There’s a familiar structure (though not a formula) to the writing in the Cross-Sections books. Is there anything you did to approach this one differently, or any new creative avenue you pursued?
2. There are more than a few “Expanded Universe/Legends” references in the book, including the Virgilian Civil Wars, the reinforcement of Thila, and even a nod to Xim the Despot that goes back to the old Brian Daley Han Solo novels. How does your process of choosing what to include from Legends stories work?
3. There are also new and deeper stories hinted at in the book – a battle at Chasidron Shoals where Republic commandos captured the Vigil, for example. What story would you most like to see fleshed out or learn about?
And in the conversation we go on a few tangents, but before we even get started, Jason gives you an honest and authentic glimpse into what the writing life looks like (for him, at least – your experience may vary). Hope you enjoy it!