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Old September 13 2008, 11:18 PM   #1
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OT: Christie Golden Part of Next Star Wars 9-Book Series

I only mention this because of Ms. Golden's past association with Trek. But Golden, along with Aaron Allston and Troy Denning, will be writing the next 9-book Star Wars series, Fate of the Jedi. This takes place after their last series, Legacy of the Force.

I'm a big fan of Star Wars books (New Jedi Order and onwards), and I'm curious if any others here are and what they think of her involvement in the new series. I haven't read enough of her books to get a good feel for her style, but what I did read (the first two books in the Voyager relaunch) gave me pause. Still, I think it's great to see her get this opportunity and I can't wait to see how it turns out.

The first novel in the series, Outcast, comes out in April 2009.
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Old September 13 2008, 11:37 PM   #2
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Re: OT: Christine Golden Part of Next Star Wars 9-Book Series

Oh no you didn't! I thought anything Lucas went against the charter of this fine organization!
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Old September 13 2008, 11:51 PM   #3
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Re: OT: Christine Golden Part of Next Star Wars 9-Book Series

It's Christie Golden, not Christine. Could a kindly mod fix the subject line, please?
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Old September 14 2008, 12:40 AM   #4
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Re: OT: Christine Golden Part of Next Star Wars 9-Book Series

Pif. I gave up on the tedious, simplistic exercise in repetition that was Legacy of the Force four books in. This new series has the same format and author line-up, save for replacing one author I midly dislike for one I actively dislike. Pass.

(Incidently, it's TheForce.Net that seems to have first made the error of calling her Christine instead of Christie)

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Old September 14 2008, 12:50 AM   #5
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Re: OT: Christine Golden Part of Next Star Wars 9-Book Series

Wow.

Yeah, uh, this is... comical at this point.

I used to love Star Wars books (see: my username ), but Legacy Of The Force was just stupid, and taking Traviss (who I like a lot, in every book she's written except Legacy) and replacing her with the author of the simplistic, poorly-thought-out drivel that I thought Homecoming etc were? This does not inspire confidence.

I'll pass.
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Old September 14 2008, 12:54 AM   #6
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Re: OT: Christine Golden Part of Next Star Wars 9-Book Series

Legacy of the Force was so mediocre-- part of it due to this rotating author approach-- that I've little inclination to pick up Fate of the Jedi. And a nine-book series all in hardcover? I think I'll pick up the first once it's in paperback, but I'm not very hopeful. Allston and Denning are usually reliable authors, but they were less than so in LotF.
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Old September 14 2008, 01:04 AM   #7
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Re: OT: Christine Golden Part of Next Star Wars 9-Book Series

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Legacy of the Force was so mediocre-- part of it due to this rotating author approach-- that I've little inclination to pick up Fate of the Jedi. And a nine-book series all in hardcover? I think I'll pick up the first once it's in paperback, but I'm not very hopeful. Allston and Denning are usually reliable authors, but they were less than so in LotF.
Allston was fine, Denning was atrocious. I liked the Dark Nest books a lot, but I don't know what got into him here. Allston and Traviss seemed to really be trying, at first, to make Jacen's fall into a sympathetic journey (especially Traviss in Sacrifice), but Denning just made him into a MUA-HA-HA idiot villain that all the other characters just gave up on.

And the multiple author approach also managed to simultaneously leave plot threads dangling uselessly between books by one author (like Fett, only appearing in Traviss's), and also cover the same ground over and over and over again with little movement forward. It was... lame.
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Old September 14 2008, 01:12 AM   #8
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Re: OT: Christine Golden Part of Next Star Wars 9-Book Series

Hmmm, I haven't read Legacy of the Force yet so I don't really know what to make of the new series. But comparing what I've heard about Travis to what I've heard about Christie Golden (I haven't read any book by either of them yet, althought I do own the first Voyager: Dark Matters book, and the LotF: Sacrifice) it sounds like this was a bad move.
I actually have the first, fifth, and sixth LotF books, but I fell a litle behind on Trek so I'm trying to get caught up on it before going back to Star Wars.
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Old September 14 2008, 01:17 AM   #9
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Re: OT: Christine Golden Part of Next Star Wars 9-Book Series

I think the first two Legacy books are fantastic, and then it's pretty much all downhill from there. So, even if you're impressed with the first one, read at your own risk.

Traviss's Republic Commando series, on the other hand, is pretty wonderful.
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Old September 14 2008, 01:18 AM   #10
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Re: OT: Christine Golden Part of Next Star Wars 9-Book Series

Legacy is the worst series so far in the novel line. I finished Sacrifice a few months ago and stopped there. I'm dreading reading the other books. I'll finish it but who knows when. Hopefully the next series will be better. But all hardcovers? Ugh. Why?

alternating writers doesn't work. it's too choppy. I prefer the way NJO did it with duologies.
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Old September 14 2008, 01:24 AM   #11
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Re: OT: Christine Golden Part of Next Star Wars 9-Book Series

I actually liked NJO quite a lot, except for that odd trilogy in the final year that slowed the series's momentum to a complete crawl.
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Old September 14 2008, 02:09 AM   #12
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Re: OT: Christie Golden Part of Next Star Wars 9-Book Series

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It's Christie Golden, not Christine. Could a kindly mod fix the subject line, please?
She's mentioned as Christine in the announcement, which is why I wrote that. Anyhow, I fixed it.

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Wow, I guess I'm the only one who enjoyed Legacy of the Force despite its flaws. I'll be reading this series, despite the fact that it's all hardcovers.
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Old September 14 2008, 02:44 AM   #13
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Re: OT: Christine Golden Part of Next Star Wars 9-Book Series

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Legacy is the worst series so far in the novel line. I finished Sacrifice a few months ago and stopped there. I'm dreading reading the other books. I'll finish it but who knows when. Hopefully the next series will be better. But all hardcovers? Ugh. Why?

alternating writers doesn't work. it's too choppy. I prefer the way NJO did it with duologies.
Yeah, but the NJO's main problem was that it was too damned long, and diverged far too much. About 12 books too long. I haven't read Legacy yet, but I'm hoping it's shorter length will lead to a more cohesive storyline. NJO was all over the place.
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It's Christie Golden, not Christine. Could a kindly mod fix the subject line, please?
She's mentioned as Christine in the announcement, which is why I wrote that. Anyhow, I fixed it.

EDITED ADD:

Wow, I guess I'm the only one who enjoyed Legacy of the Force despite its flaws. I'll be reading this series, despite the fact that it's all hardcovers.
So will I, once they're all paperbacks.
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Old September 14 2008, 03:21 AM   #15
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Re: OT: Christine Golden Part of Next Star Wars 9-Book Series

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Yeah, but the NJO's main problem was that it was too damned long, and diverged far too much. About 12 books too long. I haven't read Legacy yet, but I'm hoping it's shorter length will lead to a more cohesive storyline. NJO was all over the place.
Personally, I felt like tNJO was way more cohesive than LotF. The chunked duologies/trilogies of tNJO meant that each author carved out his/her own little story within the megastory, whereas with LotF everyone was trying to write one story and not really holding it together.
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