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Tarkins Top Shelf

A Star Wars literary podcast that strives to deliver an educational and yet, entertaining analysis and outlook, pertaining to the new canonical novels/YA books from the galaxy far, far away. In other words, Becca and Mark are your guardians to the Whills and your librarians to the long-lost Jedi Archives.

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Tarkin’s Top Shelf #114 “BUG” The Clone Wars with E. Anne Convery

Tarkin's Top Shelf welcomes E. Anne Convery, The Clone Wars Anthology Author of the short-story "Bug," to the show!

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #113 In Review: Star Wars: THRAWN Ascendancy (Chaos Rising)

Tarkin's Top Shelf reviews Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy (Chaos Rising) by Timothy Zahn and Del Rey Publishing

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #112: Character Crossovers: Vi Moradi: Storybook to Theme Park!

Tarkin's Top Shelf talk about character crossovers and the evolution of literary characters from storybook to on-screen

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #111: Doctor Aphra Chat with Sarah Kuhn

Tarkin's Top Shelf welcomes Sarah Kuhn, the author of Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (audio drama) to the show

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #110: Star Wars: A New Home with Alden Diaz

Tarkin's Top Shelf welcome Alden Diaz from Ahch-To Radio to the show

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #109: In Review: Star Wars: Poe Dameron: Free Fall

Tarkin's Top Shelf review Star Wars: Poe Dameron: Free Fall by Alex Segura

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #108: In Review: Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (Audio Drama)

Tarkin's Top Shelf review Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (an audio drama) by Sarah Kuhn and Random House Audio

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #107: In Review: Star Wars: Dark Legends By George Mann

Tarkin's Top Shelf review the sequel to George Mann's "Star Wars: Myths & Fables," "Dark Legends."

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #106: Revisiting Solo and The Mandalorian Publishing Program

Tarkin's Top Shelf revisit Solo: A Star Wars Solo now on Disney Plus

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #105: Pitiful Little Band Presents: A Star Wars Roundtable Event

Tarkin's Top Shelf welcome Idiot's Array Podcast and Kanata's Castle to a "Behind the Podcast" roundtable event

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #104: A Bookish Perspective on Star Wars with Adam Bray

Tarkin's Top Shelf welcome author Adam Bray to the show for a Bookish Perspective on Star Wars

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #103: In Review: Star Wars: Shadow Fall

Tarkin's Top Shelf review Star Wars: Shadow Fall (an Alphabet Squadron Novel) by Alexander Freed and Del Rey Publishing

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #102: The Empire Strikes Back Gets 40 Stories!

Tarkin's Top Shelf talk about what's coming to Star Wars

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #101: Star Wars: Queen’s Peril

Tarkin's Top Shelf review Star Wars: Queen's Peril, the prequel to Queen's Shadow by E.K. Johnston and Disney Publishing

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #100: A Star Wars Hat-Trick with Michael Kogge

Tarkin's Top Shelf welcomes back author Michael Kogge to the show

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #99: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (A Junior Novel)

Tarkin's Top Shelf review Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Junior Novelization

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #98: Star Wars Day with Vanessa Marshall!

Tarkin's Top Shelf celebrate Star Wars Day with a special guest, the heart and voice of Hera Syndulla, Vanessa Marshall!

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #97: The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Tarkin's Top Shelf review The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker by Phil Szostak and Abrams Books

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #96: Ahsoka Tano: From Padawan to Mandalore

Tarkin's Top Shelf discuss how integral Ahsoka Tano is to the continuation of Star Wars stories

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #95: Rey Who? Rey Skywalker

Tarkin's Top Shelf discuss the controversial topic of Rey Skywalker

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #94: In Review: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker “Expanded Edition”

Tarkin's Top Shelf review Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker "Expanded Edition"

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #91: Palpatine: Every Voice, Inside Your Head

Tarkin's Top Shelf talk all things Palpatine for Valentine's Day - what else would they do?

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #77: In Review: Star Wars “Spark of the Resistance”

Tarkin's Top Shelf review Star Wars: Spark of the Resistance by Justina Ireland and Disney Books

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #76: In Review: Eaten by Ewoks, Smuggler’s Guide, and The Skywalker Saga!

Tarkin's Top Shelf go over the latest in Star Wars Book News, Empire Magazine Cover Reveals, and more

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #75: Star Wars: Rey and Pals with Jeffrey Brown

Tarkin's Top Shelf welcomes Jeffrey Brown to the show to talk about Star Wars: Rey and Pals

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #74: In Review: Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire by Delilah S. Dawson

Tarkin's Top Shelf review Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire by Delilah S. Dawson

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #73: Reviewing a bit of Batuu: “A Crash of Fate” and “Myths & Fables”

Tarkin's Top Shelf reviews a bit of Batuu with Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge: A Crash of Fate and Star Wars: Myths & Fables by Disney Books and Lucasfilm Press

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #71: A Heart-To-Heart with Padmé Amidala @cattaber

Tarkin's Top Shelf chat to Cat Taber to talk all things Padme Amidala

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #70: Skywalker Saber: The Elder Wand of Star Wars

Tarkin's Top Shelf discuss similarities between the Star Wars and Harry Potter franchises

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #69: In Review: Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron

Tarkin's Top Shelf review Alphabet Squadron

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #68: Galaxy’s Edge: Where Books Meet World

Tarkin's Top Shelf the links between Galaxy's Edge and the literature released

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #67: Celebrating 20 Years of ‘Star Wars: The Phantom Menace’

Tarkin's Top Shelf reminisce on The Phantom Menace 20 years on

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #66: In Review: “Dooku: Jedi Lost” by @cavanscott

Tarkin's Top Shelf review Dooku: Jedi Lost by Cavan Scott

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #65: Star Wars Celebration ‘Lucasfilm Publishing Panel’ Recap

Tarkin's Top Shelf recap the Lucasfilm publishing panel from Celebration Chicago

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #64: Star Wars: Master and Apprentice and an Exclusive Interview with @claudiagray!

Tarkin's Top Shelf interview Claudia Gray the author of Master and Apprentice

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #63: LIVE from the Star Wars Celebration Podcast Stage!

Tarkin's Top Shelf release their live show from the Celebration podcast stage

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #61: Behind the Guise of “Star Wars: Queen’s Shadow” with E.K. Johnston!

Tarkin's Top Shelf welcome New York Times Best-Selling author E.K. Johnston!

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #60: Pirate’s Price and Lightspeeding to Celebration!

Tarkin's Top Shelf review Lou Anders Pirate's Price

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #59: Star Wars: Queen’s Shadow by @ek_johnston

Tarkin's Top Shelf review the long-awaited novel, Star Wars: Queen’s Shadow by E.K. Johnston

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #58: The Evolution of Manipulation in Star Wars

Tarkin's Top Shelf discuss the evolution of the manipulation in Star Wars

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #57: Timelines Collide: Dark Disciple meets The Clone Wars

Tarkin's Top Shelf discuss how Dark Disciple crosses over to The Clone Wars

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #56: Star Wars Icons: HAN SOLO by @_ginamcintyre

Tarkin's Top Shelf discuss Star Wars Icons: Han Solo

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #55: Reflecting on Star Wars: The Last Jedi: One Year Later

Tarkin's Top Shelf review The Last Jedi a year on

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #53: Star Wars Worldbuilding: Between Books and On Screen

Tarkin's Top Shelf discuss world building throughout the galaxy

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #52: Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy with Amy Ratcliffe

Tarkin's Top Shelf welcomes the author of Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy, Amy Ratcliffe to the show

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #51: Skywalking Through Fire in Star Wars Lore

Tarkin's Top Shelf return to discuss scenes from Star Wars

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #50: Reviewing ‘Lando’s Luck’ by @justinaireland

Tarkin's Top Shelf is back as they discuss Lando's Luck

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #49: Revisiting Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary

Tarkin's Top Shelf is back as they discuss new book releases

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #48: Sacred Jedi Texts: From a Biblical Lens

Tarkin's Top Shelf is back as they talk about the sacred Jedi texts

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #47: Solo: A Star Wars Story ‘Expanded Edition’

Tarkin's Top Shelf is back as they review Solo Expanded Edition

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #46: The Last Jedi: A Junior Novel with @michaelkogge

Tarkin's Top Shelf is back as they welcome Michael Kogge, author of Star Wars: The Last Jedi: A Junior Novel to the show

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #45: Literary Character Crossovers in Star Wars Resistance?

Tarkin's Top Shelf discussing the possibilities of literary crossovers in Resistance

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #44: A Clone Wars Chat with JAT

Tarkin's Top Shelf is back talking Clone Wars with James Arnold Taylor

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #43: “It’s YOUR Universe” with Ashley Eckstein

Tarkin's Top Shelf is back with an interview with Ashley Eckstein

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #42: Star Wars: THRAWN: Alliances by #TimothyZahn

Tarkin's Top Shelf is back with a discussion of Thrawn Alliances

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #41: Star Wars: Most Wanted by @raecarson

Tarkin's Top Shelf is back with a discussion of Star Wars Most Wanted by Rae Carson

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #40: Star Wars: The Rebel Files with Dan Wallace

Tarkin's Top Shelf is back with author Dan Wallace

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #39: The Whills of the Force!

Tarkin's Top Shelf is back with Lucas' possible sequel thoughts

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #38: Solo Reactions

Tarkin's Top Shelf is back with a Solo review

Tarkin’s Top Shelf #37: That Mighty Skywalker Blood!

Tarkin's Top Shelf is back, looking at the mighty Skywalker blood.

Tarkin’s Top Shelf

Tarkin's Top Shelf take a look at Jason Fry's adaptation of The Last Jedi.

Tarkin’s Top Shelf Episode 33: The Age of Heroes

Tarkin's Top Shelf is here with special guest Michael Moreci.

Tarkin’s Top Shelf Episode 31: SOLO: A Star Wars Story Teaser Overview

Join Becca and Mark for the latest edition of Tarkin's Top Shelf.

Tarkin’s Top Shelf Episode 27: The Last Jedi’ and ‘Canto Bight’ Initial Reactions

Tarkin's Top Shelf take a look at The Last Jedi on Episode 27.

Tarkin’s Top Shelf Episode 25: Legends of Luke Skywalker

Tarkin's Top Shelf returns with its 25th episode.

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