Re: Abrams Directing Star Wars
Shadows of the Empire
and the Thrawn books tend to be the novels most mentioned by my friends who are into Star Wars. I hear the occasional mention of the Han Solo and Lando Calrissian trilogies written in the late seventies and early eighties but if a book is going to be spoken of by my friends it'll probably be SOTE or the Zahn trilogy simply because they're the most well known and had the greatest advertising pushes.
Human instinct is pretty strong. You can't expect us to change overnight.
-Captain Jonathan Archer, 2151