Black Star Renegades is a loving homage to Star Wars
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Stop me if youve heard this one before. A young man discovers that hes destined for greater things in the galaxy, joins a mysterious, semi-religious order that act as the guardians of peace in said galaxy, and finds himself fighting an oppressive, genocidal regime bent on controlling the collective, galactic civilization. If that sounds like Star Wars, youd be right, but its also the plot of comic book author Michael Morecis debut novel, Black Star Renegades. The book is a conspicuous tip-of-the-hat to George Lucas space opera franchise, and itll appeal to fans of Ernie Clines easter egg-laden novel Ready Player One.
In the books acknowledgements and elsewhere, Moreci recounts that his editor called him up and asked him to…