The End Of The Empire, by Alexis A. Gilliland, A Del Rey Book, published by Ballantine Books, a division of Random House, Inc., First Edition December 1983. An short work, but enjoyable. I found it more to my taste than his Rosinante books.
Kaze no tani no Naushika (1984), aka Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds, 1984. Directed and written by Hayao Miyazaki. Watched this again with Lily, who enjoyed it.