Counting down the 46 days until The Force Awakens on December 18, 2015.

In the days leading up to Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, And There Came A Day will present links, images, videos, art, memories, laughs, theories and thoughts leading up to the big day… which happens to be on my birthday!  ENJOY and may the Force be with you, always… or at least until 12.18.15!


With over a month go to, what is a Star Wars fan to do to keep sane? There are a few things I can suggest…



This trilogy by Timothy Zahn was originally published in 1991 and, for my money, is the gold standard of Star Wars fiction. No longer considered “canon” as new Star Wars tales will unfold with The Force Awakens, the so-called “Thrawn Trilogy” was so good that one could feel strains of John Williams playing while reading it.

Set five years after the events of Return of the Jedi, the trilogy tells the story of Luke Skywalker beginning to train new Jedi knights, of the married Leia Organa and Han Solo expecting twins, of the mysterious Grand Admiral Thrawn who has been building power and a plan to recreate the Empire and of the Jedi clone Jorruus C’Boath who will make matters worse for everyone.

Featuring terrific adventure, a story that would have made wonderful films and new characters that, unlike most Star Wars fiction, can really hold their own with the creations of George Lucas, the Thrawn Trilogy is absolutely worth the time of any Star Wars fan!

Pick it up. You won’t be able to put it down.

The Force is very strong with this one.

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