Another Hope

Another Hope

"Another Hope" is a controversial "Star Wars" fan fiction novel by Lori Jareo.

"Another Hope" is an alternative history reimagining of the events presented in "". Mixing familiar moments from the film with new story material, Jareo drew inspiration and mixed in elements from the prequel films. She adds in a sueified version of Ryoo Naberrie, described as "a gutsy underling on the Death Star."

The book deals in minute backstage details of the Death Star, the politics of Darth Vader's henchmen, and supposed insight into Vader and the Organas, Princess Leia's adoptive parents. Biggs Darklighter, a minor character from the film who was a childhood friend of Luke Skywalker, has been given an expanded role.

The novel was originally published as fan fiction in the form of a downloadable PDF file on Jareo's website, but later generated considerable controversy when Jareo self-published the book through her own poetry publishing firm and, without authorization from Lucasfilm, offered it for sale at, Barnes & Noble, and Powell's.

The novel came under heavy scrutiny from other authors, as well as the fan fiction community, once word of the novel's commercial availability came to light. The fan fiction community has offered near unanimous condemnation of Jareo selling the book, fearing that her actions may prompt Lucasfilm, and perhaps other rightsholders as well, to take action against various fan fiction communities, which have generally kept a low profile and pushed the boundaries of legality but never so blatantly crossed them.Fact|date=March 2007

Lucasfilm has yet to make a public statement regarding or take action against Jareo or the book, but many expect cease and desist letters, at a minimum, to be served in regards to "Another Hope".

On April 21, the following disclaimer appeared on Jareo's website: "Thank you for your interest in Another Hope. The book has been removed from the Books in Print database and will be removed from book distribution channels effective Tuesday, April 24, 2006."

As of April 22, 2006, Jareo's website was offline, although the book was still listed for sale on various websites.

External links

* [ The Naberrie Girls] - Jareo's website
* [ WordTech Communications LLC] - "Another Hope" publisher
* [ To Blur Plagiarism's Lines, Look to 'Star Wars'] - All Things Considered discusses the book
* [ SciFi Wire]
* [ Publisher's Weekly]
* [ Daytona Beach News-Journal]
* [ Comic Book Resources]
* [ Ansible]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужно решить контрольную?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Hope — • The desire of something together with the expectation of obtaining it Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Hope     Hope     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Hope Clinic Lukuli — is a philanthropic health facility in Kampala, Uganda. The clinic is situated in a semi urban part of Kampala District, within a few miles of the centre of the capital and yet with housing that is unplanned, without plumbing for clean or waste… …   Wikipedia

  • Hope Mirrlees — (1887–1978) was a British translator, poet and novelist. She is best known for the 1926 Lud in the Mist, a fantasy novel and influential classic, and for Paris: A Poem, a modernist poem which critic Julia Briggs deemed modernism s lost… …   Wikipedia

  • Hope (programming language) — Hope is a small functional programming language developed in the early 1980s prior to Miranda and Haskell. It is notable for being the first language with call by pattern evaluation and algebraic data types. Hope is an important language in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Hope Bauer — is a fictional character on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light. The character is the former wife of wealthy businessman, Alan Spaulding, and the mother of Alan Michael Spaulding. Many actresses have played this character over the years: Jennifer… …   Wikipedia

  • Hope for African Children Initiative — (HACI) Typ Entwicklungszusammenarbeit Gründung 2000 Sitz Nairobi …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Another Beatles Christmas Record — (deutsch: Noch eine Beatles Weihnachtsschallplatte) ist eine etwa vierminütige sogenannte Flexi Disk mit Weihnachtsgrüßen der Beatles, die der Fanclub der Band am 18. Dezember 1964 exklusiv an seine Mitglieder versandte. Die Schallplatte war nie… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hope Diamond — French Blue redirects here. For the color, see French blue (color). Hope Diamond Hope Diamond in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Weight 45.52[1][2] …   Wikipedia

  • Hope-cee Pharmaceuticals — Infobox Company company name = Hope cee Pharmaceuticals company company type = Private Limited foundation = 1998 location = Lagos, Nigeria key people = Pharm. Anyaogu Hope C. (CEO) industry = Pharmaceuticals area served = Nigeria and other parts… …   Wikipedia

  • Hope & Faith — Infobox Television show name = Hope Faith caption = Season 3 title card. genre = Situation comedy runtime = 30 min creator = Joanna Johnson starring = Kelly Ripa Faith Ford Ted McGinley producer = Jenna Bruce executive producer = Joanna Johnson… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”