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Michael Moreci


Chicago, IL, United States

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Past articles by Michael:

Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers Is a Manic, Misunderstood Satire

My goodness, is Starship Troopers an under-appreciated movie. It’s also a strange movie, even by ’90s standards. It shares a space with Demolition Man, representing satirical sci-fi mov… → Read More

Six of the Most Compelling Voices in Fantasy

Voice is a tricky thing. It’s one of those writing qualities where you know when you see it, but it can’t be easily described or defined. Yet you hear it talked about all the time, particularly fro… → Read More

Michael Moreci’s 5 Favorite Episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars

The writer of IDW's Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars - Battle Tales picks his essential installments of the classic animated series. → Read More

How Y: The Last Man Made Me Fall in Love with the Craft of Writing

I’ve been a comics reader my entire life. Ever since I was very little, there were comics in my house…which is a bit strange, because neither of my parents read comics and my older brother had no i… → Read More

Talking Star Wars Tech with Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry

StarWars.com talks with Musuem of Science and Industry, Chicago, curator Dr. Voula Saridakis about Boba Fett's jetpack and more. → Read More

Five Religious-Themed Horror Movies That Are Scarier Than The Nun

This past weekend, The Nun scared up over $53 million at the domestic box office, and over $130 million worldwide; both numbers are record highs for the Conjuring universe, which has two more films… → Read More

Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One is Smarter and More Insightful Than You’ve Been Told

Let me just say something right at the start, because it needs to be said: I love Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One. Normally, I wouldn’t have to thrust such a declarative statement at th… → Read More

The Internet Remembers Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking, the acclaimed physicist whose work defied conventional conceptualization and which led to a much deeper understanding of the extreme forces of the cosmos, passed on March 14, 2018 … → Read More

6 Essential Star Wars Rebels Episodes for Fans of the Bad Guys

StarWars.com ranks 6 essential Star Wars Rebels episodes featuring iconic bad guys and villains, including Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader, and more. → Read More

Five Sci-Fi Books That Are More Relevant Now Than Ever

There’s an old saying that I’m certain you’ve heard before: “May you live in interesting times.” The phrase is a translation of a Chinese curse, because peace, harmony, all those niceties make for … → Read More

Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn Proves it’s Okay to Have Some Serious Fun

Many moons ago, when I was a young lad attending ye olde undergraduate university, I was filled with visions of writing big, rollicking sci-fi and fantasy stories. My heroes were Kurt Vonnegut, Ray… → Read More

The Unappreciated Genius of John Carpenter

John Carpenter is one of the greatest American filmmakers. Ever. Period. The end. There—I’ll just come out swinging. See, I toyed with several different ways of saying what I mean to say. Initially… → Read More

Gattaca is a Profound Sci-Fi Examination of the Human Soul

There’s a certain type of sci-fi story that we all know: visitors from beyond make contact with humans and teach us something important about who we are and where we’re heading. It&#821… → Read More

Thank the Maker for The Clone Wars and Asajj Ventress

StarWars.com examines the journey of Asajj Ventress, the former apprentice of Dooku who became one of Star Wars' most complex characters. → Read More

5 Star Wars Books to Help New Fans Take Their First Step Into a Larger World

Check out some of the best Star Wars books for readers of any age. → Read More

6 Books to Tide You Over Until Star Wars: The Last Jedi

For most Star Wars fans, there’s one true thing that surrounds us, and binds us. Sure, we may squabble about which movie is the best and argue over who Snoke really is (it’s the angry r… → Read More

How George Lucas’s Love of Cinema Changed Movies Forever

In 1975, a little movie about big trouble in a New England resort town came along and changed American cinema. That movie was Jaws, the Steven Spielberg-directed shark thriller that’s credited with… → Read More

Explore New Universes with Tor.com Publishing’s Summer of Space Opera Sampler

Blast off into adventure with psychic powers, half-human revolutions, haunted luxury spaceships, murderous sentient robots, and genetic experiments! Tor.com Publishing’s free Summer of Space Opera sampler includes excerpts from five short works that will be lighting up the stars in Summer 2017: → Read More

Strange Days: A Flawed but Fascinating Look at Racism, Voyeurism, and the Future

I don’t know how Kathryn Bigelow is still making movies. Don’t get me wrong—I’m very, very glad she is, because she’s one of the best directors around. Up until 2008’s The H… → Read More

From a Certain Point of View: Who Is the Best Droid Character (Not Counting R2-D2 and C-3PO)?

Which single mechanical being is the galaxy's greatest? Two StarWars.com writers debate! → Read More