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For more than 30 years, fans have been waiting for the definitive guide to the monsters, vehicles and aliens in the Star Wars universe. Some of them may find that this collection of essays by Andrew Rilstone passes the time while they carry on waiting.

Starting with the opening night of Phantom Menace, Andrew explains why the prequels aren't quite as bad as everyone say; wonder if sometimes a lightsaber is just a lightsaber; and tries to show why the Saga has become so important to so many people.

A very personal journey to the heart of the Star Wars saga, in the company of such luminaries as Joseph Campbell, Jack Kirby...and Bob Dylan?

Includes parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 of the seminal "Little Orphan Anakin", though not necessarily in that order.

...the most intelligent and insightful articles ever on the Star Wars hexology....”
Mike Taylor ( of the best things I’ve read on the whole Star Wars phenomenon in the last 27 years...

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  • Is Tolkien Actually Any Good?
  • Did Gandalf Torture Gollum?
  • Did Susan Pevensie Go To Hell?
  • Who Wrote The Poems of C.S. Lewis?

Andrew Rilstone answers thirteen important questions about C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien -- their lives, their books and their worlds.

Reviews and critiques of books, plays and those god-awful movies

Every Inklings-related word that Andrew has published since 1999.

Never-before published material, including

  • a detailed response to Planet Narnia
  • thoughts on Jack's Life and Lenten Lands
  • >a new, definitive essay on the trillemma
  • >a commentary on the internet furore which engulfed my essay Is Tolkien Actually Any Good
  • lost Usenet essays and other rare fragments of Rilstonia.

Thirteen or so years in the making
About 300 pages
Around 100,000 words

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Andrew Rilstone has been blogging about his favourite TV show since before there was such a thing as a blog. This book collects everything he wrote about "the welsh series" between 2005 and 2010. It's a real-time account of one fan's relationship stormy relationship with Doctor Who.

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The Viewer's Tale continues as Andrew attempts to answer the question "Was Matt Smith any good?" (Clue: Yes.)

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For more than a decade, people from all over the internet have turned to Andrew Rilstone to find out what they ought to think about subjects such as homosexual bishops and the introduction of sharia law into the United Kingdom. Now, a collection of Andrew's most challenging, provocative and widely linked to essays are available in a more durable format.

"Scintillating...and long overdue...a writer who is so far as I can tell unique in the modern world."
(5 star review at

"This guy totally hands Richard Dawkins his own ass."

£6 + postage

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Andrew Rilstone talks about comic books, movies and practically everything else.

Longlisted for a British Fantasy Award (Best Non Fiction)

"The finest analysis of Watchmen that I have so far read"
(Eddie Campbell)

"It's Rilstone's internet, and we're just writing on it."
(Andrew Hickey)

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