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Old 02-10-12, 01:01 AM
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I'm a ways behind chronologically speaking...but has anyone heard of plans for after the FOTJ? Without spoiling anything that is.

I just wonder how far they'll continue to go.
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I'm a ways behind chronologically speaking...but has anyone heard of plans for after the FOTJ? Without spoiling anything that is.

I just wonder how far they'll continue to go.
Dark Horse did a comic series called "Legacy" that was set 100 years after the Battle of Yavin. So they have about sixty years left to play with.
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Old 02-10-12, 09:32 PM
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Something had to be done about the character shield. As bad as Kirk's death was handled in Generations, it still meant that he was mortal. The Star Wars books were kinda repetitive with regards to how nobody ever really got hurt.
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There has been death in the Star Wars books for some well established characters. Chewbacca being the most notable. Other deaths include Mara Jade, two of Han/Leia's kids, General Madine (was in ROTJ), Chancellor Valorum, Admiral Paellian. Sure the main 3 are still fine but how many book series based on TV/movies really kill off the main characters? I know Kirk came back in the books.
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There has been death in the Star Wars books for some well established characters. Chewbacca being the most notable. Other deaths include Mara Jade, two of Han/Leia's kids, General Madine (was in ROTJ), Chancellor Valorum, Admiral Paellian. Sure the main 3 are still fine but how many book series based on TV/movies really kill off the main characters? I know Kirk came back in the books.
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In the Buffy the Vampire Slayer season eight comics
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Just finished Darth Plagueis. Excellent novel...loved everything about it.
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Been out of the Star Wars books since reading the Darth Bane one, which I found quite intriguing.

Has there been anything written about Obi-Wan that takes place during the time between III and IV? That's a period of his life I am interested in, just to see what he did to pass the time on Tatooine. I know he appeared briefly in Dark Lord, but that didn't reveal much.
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Just finished Darth Plagueis. Excellent novel...loved everything about it.
I'm about 9 chapters in and liking it

edit: almost finished now
it might be titled Darth Plagueis but it's as much or more about the rise of Palpetine/Sidious as it is about Plagueis

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Old 03-03-12, 10:31 PM
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Read the first Darth Bane book in a couple days, another great book, easy read, just starting Rule of Two now.
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Been out of the Star Wars books since reading the Darth Bane one, which I found quite intriguing.

Has there been anything written about Obi-Wan that takes place during the time between III and IV? That's a period of his life I am interested in, just to see what he did to pass the time on Tatooine. I know he appeared briefly in Dark Lord, but that didn't reveal much.
There are some junior novels about Obi during this time.
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Nice cover.

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Hmm. I do like Zahn's writing. Might have to pick that one up when it hits paperback...
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Old 03-24-12, 03:16 AM
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What's with Lando in that outfit and not the movie one. Han's in his.
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It's apparently a heist novel set between Episodes IV and V.

Sounds great, love the Zahn Star Wars stuff.
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hmm
hadn't it been a while since Han and Lando had seen each other in ESB? I had the impression it had been years
not sure how a novel taken place between SW and ESB could have them together
probably should have made it be pre SW
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OK, I read a whole bunch of EU books over the spring and summer.

Fate of the Jedi
Some things here I hated but the new villains were interesting. Overall, it was better than Legacy of the Force but that's not saying much.

Darth Plagueis
Very heavy on prequel era politics but still interesting to read about Palpatine's rise to power.

Choices of One
I liked this a lot but I also did like Allegiance.

X-Wing Mercy Kill
Was a bit disappointed with this. not even that much X-wing action.

Darth Bane Trilogy
I liked this but didn't love it.

Revan
The ending just pissed me off. I hope the sequel (Annihilation) makes up for it like oh that was just a dream/vision.

Death Troopers
Wow. This book is quite violent but awesome.

Red Harvest
Death Troopers prequel. Disappointing. It could have been much better, but wasn't that bad either.

Shadow Games
Very enjoyable. Hope there'll be more Dash books.

Shadows of Mindor
Terrible.
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I'm about 100 pages into Scoundrels
liking it so far
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I recently finished Scoundrels and thought it was great.

I like the Zahn novels because they provide a good, contained story and don't get bogged down to much in the giant Expanded Universe.

mikehunt, I think he did a good job with Scoundrels in leading into ESB where there is some tension between Hand and Lando.


With regards to Legacy of the Force/Fate of the Jedi,

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I wonder how Zahn felt about them killing off Mara Jade? and by her own son no less. He created her and she features prominently in every one of his books except Scoundrels.
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Old 02-18-13, 07:48 PM
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What's with Lando in that outfit and not the movie one. Han's in his.
Hm. That's a strange sort of NAZI-ish outfit he's got on.
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I recently made a "test video" for my new webcam, showing off my signed books from Timothy Zahn. What do you think?


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^ I think you need to know where the camera's field of vision is. Half the time when you are showing off a book, half of it is off camera. Also look towards the camera. You are looking off to the side. Notes or a screen? Set the camera next to that if you need to look at it so you'd be looking in the general direction of the camera.
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My webcam is placed on the top of my monitor. I was looking at the transmission being done in Windows Movie Maker. If I placed the book directly in front of the camera, I wouldn't be able to see anything myself. I wanted to make sure all the signatures were being seen clearly while I was recording.
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Old 04-25-13, 11:33 PM
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Just finished the Republic Commando series, and I loved them. Nice to see a series covering the clones and just a mention of any of the main characters. It sucks she could not finish the series. I liked her version of Mandolor much better than the Clone Wars version. I really want a new version of the game now.
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Coming out in August.



STAR WARS: KENOBI by John Jackson Miller

Tatooine—a harsh desert world where farmers toil in the heat of two suns while trying to protect themselves and their loved ones from the marauding Tusken Raiders. A backwater planet on the edge of civilized space. And an unlikely place to find a Jedi Master in hiding, or an orphaned infant boy on whose tiny shoulders rests the future of a galaxy.



Known to locals only as “Ben,” the bearded and robed offworlder is an enigmatic stranger who keeps to himself, shares nothing of his past, and goes to great pains to remain an outsider. But as tensions escalate between the farmers and a tribe of Sand People led by a ruthless war chief, Ben finds himself drawn into the fight, endangering the very mission that brought him to Tatooine.



Ben—Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, hero of the Clone Wars, traitor to the Empire, and protector of the galaxy’s last hope—can no more turn his back on evil than he can reject his Jedi training. And when blood is unjustly spilled, innocent lives threatened, and a ruthless opponent unmasked, Ben has no choice but to call on the wisdom of the Jedi—and the formidable power of the Force—in his never-ending fight for justice.
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Old 05-28-13, 08:23 PM
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Coming out in August.

Looks exactly like the book I've been waiting for!
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Old 06-06-13, 12:02 PM
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I recently found a "junior" novel at a thrift store that was a collection of tales about ObiWan, starting during The Phantom Menace and jumping forward through the movies, with a bit about his time on Tattooine. I've only skimmed it, but it looks like it touches on this same kind of topic. I'll have to check the author when I get home to see if this is an expansion of that.
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