Everything Is Canon: Justina Ireland

On this episode of “Everything is Canon”, Steve talks with Justina Ireland, author of many great books including “Star Wars: Spark of the Resistance”, “Star Wars: Lando’s Luck”, and the 2018 best-selling fantasy novel “Dread Nation”.

She returned to that zombie-killing world with this year’s incredible follow-up, “Deathless Divide”, and next January returns to that galaxy far, far away with “A Test of Courage”, part of the “Star Wars – The High Republic” publishing initiative.

However you know Justina, you know she’s passionate, outspoken, funny, charming, intelligent, and ultra-talented. I’ve spoken to her before, and it’s for all these reasons I couldn’t wait to talk to her about 2020, a year that no one could’ve imagined.

So in that spirit, we talk about the state of publishing, supporting Black authors, Star Wars, killing zombies, and of course, politics.


The sequel to the New York Times bestselling epic Dread Nation is an unforgettable journey of revenge and salvation across a divided America.

After the fall of Summerland, Jane McKeene hoped her life would get simpler: Get out of town, stay alive, and head west to California to find her mother.

But nothing is easy when you’re a girl trained in putting down the restless dead, and a devastating loss on the road to a protected village called Nicodemus has Jane questioning everything she thought she knew about surviving in 1880s America.

What’s more, this safe haven is not what it appears—as Jane discovers when she sees familiar faces from Summerland amid this new society. Caught between mysteries and lies, the undead, and her own inner demons, Jane soon finds herself on a dark path of blood and violence that threatens to consume her.

But she won’t be in it alone.

Katherine Deveraux never expected to be allied with Jane McKeene. But after the hell she has endured, she knows friends are hard to come by—and that Jane needs her too, whether Jane wants to admit it or not.

Watching Jane’s back, however, is more than she bargained for, and when they both reach a breaking point, it’s up to Katherine to keep hope alive—even as she begins to fear that there is no happily-ever-after for girls like her.

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Everything is Canon
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Everything Is Canon: Justina Ireland
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