Behind the scenesEdit
Dr. Insmot Bowen was created for the original prologue of The Essential Guide to Warfare. However, the character was cut because Erich Schoeneweiss, the editor at Del Rey, felt that the prologue would not get people involved in the book, and that a first-hand account of a battle would be more appropriate. Jason Fry, one of the authors, begrudgingly complied, replacing Bowen's conversation with an account of the Battle of Andalia by Grand Admiral Osvald Teshik.
The character later appeared in the first part of the 12-part blog series Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare Author's Cut, "The Celestials," on Star Wars Blog. He alongside the entire segment was vetted as canon by Leland Chee.