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Old June 29 2011, 07:18 AM   #19
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Re: Star Wars novels: What to read?

To be more constructive, books I'd read that you haven't already:

- Specter of the Past and Vision of the Future - not as good as Zahn's original trilogy, but still very good
- X-Wing series - Jedi are cool, smugglers are cool, but starfighter pilots are the coolest
- I, Jedi - it's like the Jedi Academy books, but good
- Rogue Planet - good characterization for post-TMP Obi-Wan and Ben, plus some cool concepts and nice politics
- The Adventures of Lando Calrissian - you can't get cooler than Lannnndo
- A. C. Crispin's Han Solo trilogy - a strong, well-written backstory
- Republic Commando/Imperial Commando - Traviss's masterwork, with excellent characterization... almost too excellent
- Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor - the best classic-era adventure that's not the OT
- Crosscurrent - a fun standalone that leaves you wanting more
- The Ruins of Dantooine - okay, I'm just messing with you; this book is awful

And do finish The New Jedi Order.

I refused to try Fate of the Jedi after the debacle that was Legacy of the Force, so I can't help you there.
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