Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Freman, Nov 19, 2009.
On second thought, make that a month or two . . . .
I would. I have at least two novel-length ideas that can only work in the STAR WARS universe.
Nope. After Stargate, I'm pretty much done with pursuing tie-in. If they want to come to me, we'll talk, but it's time to play in my own universes.
They're just saying that because they're afraid you'll kill off half the main characters in one go.
Are you the guy who does the back of the Lucky Charms boxes? I've been wondering why the Leprechaun has been screaming in terror for the last few boxes I've gotten.
NOTE: ('s true. Look at the back of the LC boxes. That's one unhappy Leprechaun.)
And sacrifice all of those rich and compelling characters? Perish the thought.
I've been severely disappointed by the lack of Vader-themed books. After ROTS was released, and the whole story was out there, I thought we'd be seeing an explosion of new between-trilogy books. Instead we get more shit about Young Anakin and the Clone Wars. I want Vader, the early days of the Rebel Alliance, Princess Leia, Grand Moff Tarkin, etc etc etc.
^Maybe the books are avoiding the inter-trilogy era because the upcoming live-action TV series is going to deal with it.
We did get the Force Unleashed, which shows alot of that stuff.
Yeah, I stopped reading Star Wars fiction a few books into the whole New Jedi Order thing. Haven't gone back since.
Let's get David Mack to write a Star Wars novel. That way we can end the series for good as all the characters could be killed off in one go.
I finished and enjoyed NJO, but Dark Nest was really bad and I never finished it and never looked back..
I don't think they have enough loose moons to pull that off.
Please...the tale of Crackle dealing with the loss of Snap and Pop? That's compelling fiction there...
I would absolutely write a Star Wars comic or novel.
In fact, I know the approach I'd take, and the setting I'd use. It would be mental. Abso-fucking-lutely mental. And hilarious. Did I mention hilarious?
When I was younger, I thought that the Star Wars RPG campaign I helped to create in college would have been fantastic material for a novel, and I wrote up a short story based on it and submitted it to the magazine that West End Games published in the early 90s, the Star Wars Adventure Journal -- what if a Niven Ring existed in the GFFA, and what if the Rebels and Imperials found it (and fought over it) three years after Endor? There was a Jedi Master who had survived the Clone Wars (by hiding on the Ring) named Law-Ren Vanco, and it was a fun scenario. In retrospect, I'd probably change it to an Alderson Disc now.
I actually think the NJO was pretty fantastic, but I got really pissed off at Legacy of the Force and haven't read a SW book in 2 years as a result. I used to read all of them.
I have the same opinion of LOTF and I haven't read any of the new series yet either and won't until they're in paperback and even then I may pass it up. The multi-book series they do suck because they have like 3 authors write, who each do their own thing so you have multiple subplots and characters showing in one book and not in another. The only thing in these series is the overall main plot and even then the connection between the books isn't much.
since NJO ended I've only read the RC novels and am currently reading IC: 501st
Actually I was thinking the other day about Kevin Anderson and the possibility that he might some day write a Trek novel. I know he did the Gorn comic awhile ago, but it seems as though the guy has managed to associate his name with a bunch of other sci-fi franchises. I guess the work he did for Star Wars recieved a mixed reaction. I think he was involved with the X-Files books. I know he has also been involved with the new Dune books. With that much work behind him I wonder if he would be interested in doing Trek.
On that same note, another name mostly associated with SW fiction is Michael Stackpole, who I think would be an interesting author to tackle a Trek book.
Another name I was going to throw out there was Steven Barnes, but he did the novelization to 'Far Beyond the Stars'....
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