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Old January 27 2013, 03:43 AM   #421
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I'm still carrying my Borders Rewards card around in my wallet.
I found my Hollywood Video card the other day. The place went out of business before I could use up my "early return" credit. Of course, in this day and age of Redbox, Netflix and everything else, it would've cost me more to use that credit.
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Old January 27 2013, 04:00 AM   #422
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Now Shadows of the Empire....there's a terrific SW novel.
The only Star Wars novel I read was one about an alien invasion - I cannot remember the name but it was dreadful and I never finished it. I swapped it with someone for a Parker novel - I got the better end of the deal.
Vector Prime, perhaps? I know that book turned a lot of people off the EU--actually, I stopped following regularly cause of New Jedi Order.
JoeZhang might be talking about the novels featuring the Yuuzhan Vong invasion of the galaxy. They were set about 25 years after ROTJ and created a real division between many fans, some loving the idea of a threat even greater than the old Galactic Empire and others not liking the "Borgification" of the SW universe with some giant, collective alien threat.
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Old January 27 2013, 06:08 AM   #423
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Other than the novelizations of the OT and Splinter of the Mind's Eye, the only SW novel I own are Heir to Empire, Dark Force Rising and Han Solo At Star's End. I've no recollection what they're about though.
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Old January 27 2013, 07:53 AM   #424
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SW novels? What a bunch of geeks
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Old January 27 2013, 09:41 AM   #425
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SW novels? What a bunch of geeks
*psst* They wrote Trek books too, y'know.
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Old January 27 2013, 11:29 AM   #426
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JoeZhang might be talking about the novels featuring the Yuuzhan Vong invasion of the galaxy. They were set about 25 years after ROTJ and created a real division between many fans, some loving the idea of a threat even greater than the old Galactic Empire and others not liking the "Borgification" of the SW universe with some giant, collective alien threat.
The concept was alright. Having exclusively Dark Jedi or gangsters as villains was very old hat and the Vong were a serious outside threat akin to the Dominion in DS9.

The Legacy era was a real step backwards though. A cowardly return to the same old Star Wars formula.
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Old January 27 2013, 03:12 PM   #427
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The only Star Wars novel I read was one about an alien invasion - I cannot remember the name but it was dreadful and I never finished it. I swapped it with someone for a Parker novel - I got the better end of the deal.
Vector Prime, perhaps? I know that book turned a lot of people off the EU--actually, I stopped following regularly cause of New Jedi Order.
JoeZhang might be talking about the novels featuring the Yuuzhan Vong invasion of the galaxy.
Hence the phrase "Vector Prime, perhaps?"

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Other than the novelizations of the OT and Splinter of the Mind's Eye, the only SW novel I own are Heir to Empire, Dark Force Rising and Han Solo At Star's End. I've no recollection what they're about though.
So you never finished the Thrawn trilogy?
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Old January 27 2013, 03:19 PM   #428
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So you never finished the Thrawn trilogy?
I have all three and never even cracked open the last two.
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Old January 27 2013, 03:22 PM   #429
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IMO they're better than his later work.
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I tend to forget Vector Prime was a Yuuzhan Vong story. The post-ROTJ books aren't exactly my forte or preference.
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Old January 27 2013, 03:37 PM   #431
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IMO they're better than his later work.
I enjoyed the 'Hand of Thrawn' duology for the way it thumbed its nose at the ridiculously over-powered Jedi tricks that Luke used in the other tie-in media. Zahn's interpretation of The Force seems most in keeping with the OT, IMHO.

His Thrawn trilogy really is where Star Wars tie-in books begin and end, though. No others have even come close.
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Old January 27 2013, 04:06 PM   #432
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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.
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Old January 27 2013, 04:39 PM   #433
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Maybe Cumberbatch is really playing Thrawn in this movie, and the new Star Wars movie will be a crossover?

THRAWWWWWWWWWWWWWN!
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Old January 27 2013, 08:46 PM   #434
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SW novels? What a bunch of geeks
*psst* They wrote Trek books too, y'know.
And they still are!
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Old January 27 2013, 09:24 PM   #435
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IMO they're better than his later work.
I enjoyed the 'Hand of Thrawn' duology for the way it thumbed its nose at the ridiculously over-powered Jedi tricks that Luke used in the other tie-in media. Zahn's interpretation of The Force seems most in keeping with the OT, IMHO.
Though he didn't contradict anything Luke did in other sources, he did have him become convinced he had been using too much of the Force and rein in his use of it to what he considered a proper level.
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