Posted by: alexwinger | November 27, 2007

alex’s future

Did you catch Alex’s appearance in Timothy Zahn’s Vision of the Future? Check out p. 284-285! Vision takes places approximately 9 years after Alex’s meeting with Luke Skywalker in “Rendezvous with Destiny” (SWAJ #6), and her brush with the dark side in “Betrayal by Knight” (SWAJ #11).

By the time of Vision, Garos IV has been freed from Imperial rule and Alex has pursued her dreams–to fly for the New Republic. In Vision, Alex is captain of her own ship, the Webley!

I met Tim Zahn in 1994 a few months after my first story, “A Glimmer of Hope,” was published. Tim has always had kind and encouraging words. He always kept abreast of Alex’s whereabouts in the Star Wars universe. One day he asked me what plans I had for Alex, where she would be 15 years after ROTJ. He wanted to know if it was all right if he gave Alex a cameo in Vision. “Flying starfighters for the New Republic,” I said. Thanks, Tim, for helping my dreams for Alex come true.

Of course, there are a lot of years–a lot of adventures–to fill in those 9 years between “Betrayal by Knight” and Vision. Stay tuned. After all, don’t you want to know how Alex got those cybernetic fingers?

Until then, clear skies. And May the Force be with us all.

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