So just think of the Star Wars stories contradicted by the movies or The Clone Wars as "historical fiction," as it were. If you can enjoy reading a Sherlock Holmes story with the full knowledge that there never really was a Sherlock Holmes or Dr. Watson in the real late 19th-century England, then there's no reason you can't enjoy an ST or SW novel depicting a version of events that didn't "really" happen in the canonical universe.
I am pretty sure if Godfather 2 would had contradicted the first movie people would had benn pissed fiction oir not.
I am pretty sure even the game respects its continuity.
Well, Godfather 2
and The Godfather
are both movies, so it's not really the same thing. I don't expect a media tie-in to be as consistent as a film sequel.
I agree with you in principle Christopher
, and for the most part I'm able to do that just fine. I would love to see the Commando
series completed, even though it's a totally different interpretation of Mandalore than we saw in The Clone Wars TV series. As you say, it's all just fiction, and my goal is just to be entertained.
But I do find that I often still get that brief uncontrollable moment of jarring reaction when the out-of-date item first comes up. I can shrug it off and still enjoy the story just fine on its own merits, but it still took me out of the story for that brief moment. So I decided I wanted to get caught up on the Star Wars books and reduce the number of those moments while I can.
And besides that, I don't think I've been caught up on Star Wars books since Darksaber
in 1995, so it would be nice to be caught up for a fresh start with the new trilogy.