40 years of Star Wars in the new SFX - on sale now

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Behold the new issue!

The latest SFX arrives with a tinge of sadness. We'd already sent it to the printers when the sad news that Carrie Fisher had passed away was announced. 

We put Princess Leia on the cover because she's a true icon of sci-fi cinema. She was the perfect face for our celebration of 40 years of Star Wars, the biggest SF franchise of them all. The tributes over the last week have shown how much Carrie Fisher meant to so many people, as she did to all of us here at SFX.

We hope this issue stands as a tribute to a legend of the genre.

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We're on set for future-shocking new movie The White King - is it 2017's most chillingly prophetic film? Plus: Voltron: Legendary Defender season 2, the X-Files: Origins novels and Cradle Of Filth frontman Dani Filth shares the sci-fi that rocks his world.

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Star Wars

Can it really be 40 years since the world first made the jump to hyperspace? Join us as we mark four incredible decades of the Star Wars saga: interviews, essential stats, the ultimate timeline and a visit to the biggest collection of merch on the planet.

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The Expanse

Run and hide, people - war is coming to the solar system... We're on set for the second season of The Expanse, talking to stars Steven Strait and Wes Chatham as the threat level ramps up in Syfy's explosive interplanetary epic.

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The X-Men universe is heading to the small screen, courtesy of Fargo creator Noah Hawley. Get the inside word on the mutant franchise's latest, strangest evolution, a show that promises to be unlike any other superhero series you've seen...

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The freaks are on the streets as Hell prepares to break loose in the third season of Gotham. We talk to Ben McKenzie AKA Jim Gordon to discover what's in store for the unluckiest city in the world...

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Director M Night Shyamalan returns with Split, his darkest, most twisted movie yet. He gives us the lowdown on this genre-bending tale of personality disorder - and star James McAvoy tells us all about unleashing the Beast...

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Rogue One and Passengers in cinemas, Blair Witch and The Purge: Election Year on Blu-ray and DVD, Stephen Baxter's The Massacre Of Mankind in books and Trinity in comics. Face front, troops - it's the SFX review section!

Want to see more? Check out this preview of our latest issue.

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