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Old February 1 2013, 01:43 AM   #1715
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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Up on deck after that is the original novelization of Star Wars (supposedly by George Lucas, but wasn't it really ghost written by Alan Dean Foster?).
Yes, it was, and later editions acknowledge that openly, apparently. As it happens, Tor.com did a piece about it just recently:

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/01/wei...g-novelization
Thanks! That's what I thought. I had been under the impression that he was the ghost writer for a lot of novelizations credited to their filmmaker counterparts at the time-- Star Wars as George Lucas, Close Encounters of the Third Kind as Steven Spielberg, and Star Trek: The Motion Picture as Gene Roddenberry. But I recall seeing a discussion on these boards that Roddenberry actually did write his, so I wasn't sure anymore.

I look forward to reading the article, but I think I'm going to wait until after I've reread the novel myself. Finding out all the differences is half the fun!
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