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Old July 10 2013, 07:31 PM   #2401
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Finished Book One of Destiny, now to Destiny: Mere Mortals. I'm about 150 pages into Destiny #2 and it's quite gripping!
The butler did it.

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Old July 11 2013, 02:03 AM   #2402
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Really looking forward to starting the new Star Wars novel Crucible. Looks to be the end of the story for Han, Luke, and Leia. Reboot of the Star Wars EU in 3...2...1...
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Old July 11 2013, 06:24 PM   #2403
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I finished Star Trek: The Shocks of Adversity by William Leisner the other day.

Yesterday I started Stargate Atlantis: Dead End by Chris Wraight.
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Old July 12 2013, 01:03 AM   #2404
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Really looking forward to starting the new Star Wars novel Crucible. Looks to be the end of the story for Han, Luke, and Leia. Reboot of the Star Wars EU in 3...2...1...
Probably, but perhaps the EU will instead diverge - one version for the current continuity, and one that lines up with the new films. (Doubtful, but it's what I would like to see happen.)

In any event, Christie Golden's Jaina Solo-centric trilogy Sword of the Jedi is still supposedly in the works, and it takes place at some point after Crucible.

On the other hand, Paul Kemp's duology is currently on hold...
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Old July 12 2013, 01:11 AM   #2405
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...In any event, Christie Golden's Jaina Solo-centric trilogy Sword of the Jedi is still supposedly in the works...
I can't tell you how unappealing that sounds to me. Ugh.

Sorry, I generally try to be a pretty positive poster, but the Star Wars EU after NJO has really turned me off. And adding Golden to the mix has not made me want to come back.
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Old July 12 2013, 01:29 PM   #2406
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I believe the only details released so far about that trilogy are that it will focus on Jaina and Jagged Fel, while also featuring Ben Skywalker, Allana Solo, and Tahiri Veila. All of that makes me interested in it... but unfortunately Golden's involvement kills almost all of that interest.

For the EU in general, I'm not that far off from your perspective at the moment. There were aspects of both Legacy of the Force and Fate of the Jedi that I enjoyed, but overall both series were disappointing, to say the least. I really wasn't a fan of the ancient Abeloth angle in the latter series, although the apparent ties to Mortis from The Clone Wars is something I'm curious to see explored in Crucible.

That said, I did think Millennium Falcon was a fun read and I'm happy that the X-Wing series returned with Mercy Kill, though I haven't had time to read it yet.

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Old July 12 2013, 02:03 PM   #2407
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Finally started ENT: A Choice of Futures by C. L. Bennett, so far it is great!
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Old July 12 2013, 06:13 PM   #2408
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Just finished Carey's novelization of Descent. Does anybody know why that episode warranted a novelization instead of BOBW? Seems like a strange choice.

Moving on to Carmen Carter's big novel The Devil's Heart. I haven't hear many positive reviews on this one.
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Old July 12 2013, 10:58 PM   #2409
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Just finished Carey's novelization of Descent. Does anybody know why that episode warranted a novelization instead of BOBW? Seems like a strange choice.
BOBW was the first TNG-era 2-parter other than "Encounter at Farpoint." Apparently it wasn't until later that they became enough of a successful thing that the publisher realized there'd be a market for novelizing them. We got novelizations of plenty of later 2-hour or longer stories, including "Unification," "Descent," "All Good Things...," "Emissary," "The Search," "The Way of the Warrior," the 6th-season DS9 Dominion War arc, "What You Leave Behind," "Caretaker," "Equinox," and "Endgame," as well as a few 1-hour episodes like "Relics," "Trials and Tribble-ations," "Flashback," and "Day of Honor." But BOBW came along before the practice got underway. There was no novelization of "Redemption" or "Time's Arrow" either.
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Old July 13 2013, 01:17 AM   #2410
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Finished reading Christopher's excellent A Choice of Futures. The first part of his Enterprise: The Rise of the Federation two-parter.

Now have started Greg Cox's "Man of Steel" novelization.
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Old July 14 2013, 04:47 PM   #2411
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I started a lost era TNG book Deny Thy father by Jeff Marriotte.The story about Kyle and Will Riker's troubled and strained Father &Son relationship is well written in this novel.
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Old July 14 2013, 07:21 PM   #2412
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I plowed through the first half of Destiny: Book Three: Lost Souls and man is it exciting. I wish the Voyager crew had a bit more to do, though they do explain away their absence and I wish the DS9 crew were mentioned at all outside of Dax and the flashback, but it's still super solid.

Not sure what I'll do after I finish it. I do have a backlog of comics to get through, a friend just just leant me the whole run of Queen & Country and the associated novels and I have some LeCarré and Furst to get to, too.
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Old July 14 2013, 07:24 PM   #2413
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I decided to check out the Mass Effect novels; just finished the first one. Quite good. I really like this universe, I wish they'd do more with it. Maybe ME4 will wander a bit more and the tie-ins can, as well. I see some real potential for a book line like Gears of War or Halo to come off of this, not just this one fairly self-contained parallel storyline.

...though it is, of course, impossible (or at least rather pointless) to novelize the games, considering that their entire point is that you can make so many choices, so maybe that's a problem.
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Old July 14 2013, 10:05 PM   #2414
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I believe the only details released so far about that trilogy are that it will focus on Jaina and Jagged Fel, while also featuring Ben Skywalker, Allana Solo, and Tahiri Veila. All of that makes me interested in it... but unfortunately Golden's involvement kills almost all of that interest.

For the EU in general, I'm not that far off from your perspective at the moment. There were aspects of both Legacy of the Force and Fate of the Jedi that I enjoyed, but overall both series were disappointing, to say the least. I really wasn't a fan of the ancient Abeloth angle in the latter series, although the apparent ties to Mortis from The Clone Wars is something I'm curious to see explored in Crucible.

That said, I did think Millennium Falcon was a fun read and I'm happy that the X-Wing series returned with Mercy Kill, though I haven't had time to read it yet.
I've really tapered off the EU in the past few years, I read all of the NJO in one summer and rather enjoyed the experience. That said, I couldn't click with the Dark Nest stuff or the more recent books. I'm hoping to eventually revisit the SWEU once I finish out the 24th Century TrekLit stuff.

However, I have to say a Jaina/Jagged Fel series really interests me. Golden, however, is not a name that will get me to pick up the books.
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Old July 15 2013, 12:27 AM   #2415
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Not sure what I'll do after I finish it. I do have a backlog of comics to get through, a friend just just leant me the whole run of Queen & Country and the associated novels and I have some LeCarré and Furst to get to, too.
^You're in for a treat with Q&C. Great comics and even better novels. Wish Rucka would revisit that series but I'm thankful for what was released.
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