Star Wars Books Thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars' started by Mr Light, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. Mysterion

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    Is it essentially a newer version of the Essential Guide to Alien Species? It looks very similar in concept.
     
  3. Mysterion

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    Well, in tone it's different. This one is less encyclopedic and more someone showing what they've seen in their travels around the galaxy.
     
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    The Star Wars franchise's position on canon was not the same as the Star Trek position on canon. People always insist that everything must adhere to the Star Trek model, but not everything does.
     
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    The Death Star and Falcon books were both pretty well done, so am looking forward to this. Hoping an X-Wing or (my preference) Y-Wing book isn't too far behind this.
     
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    I agree, and I'm hoping the TIE Fighter book will list some of the variants even if it logically focuses on the basic TIE model.
     
  9. Mysterion

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    I'm guessing it will at least touch on the various variants of the type. If nothing else the Darth Vader model, I would think.
     
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    It does, here's the TOC
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    There are more previews on the official website
    https://haynes.com/en-gb/star-wars-tie-fighter-manual
     
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    That is good news!
     
  14. Unicron

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    Perhaps it's meant to be an early targeting system? That would be my guess.
     
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    Yeah, I'm not saying that. What I'm saying is that "official" just means that it was a licensed product, not whether it was canon or not, since canon and non-canon materials would be "official."
     
  16. Koric

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    Revenge of the Sith's novelization is incredible. Its now at $4.99 and a steal. See the Star Wars ebook thread here:

    https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/star-wars-e-book-price-alerts.299281/#post-12930045

    Also Star Wars Thrawn is $2.99.

    I think I found a tie between the Revenge of the Sith's novelization and the Last Jedi's novel. In the passages of ROTS when Yoda is fighting Sidious in the Senate hall and realizes that the Jedi cant fight darkness with more light. But in the TLJ novelization when Rey talks to Luke about the past, its like Rey realizes the same thing, as a Jedi do you fight darkness equally with light?

    Did anyone else see this connection when reading both books?
    Let me know.
    Happy May the 4th all :)
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    Glad to see them bringing in some more new writers. As much as I love the Trek books, I often get frustrated that they pretty much just stick to the same handful of writers. I havent't read it myself, but I have heard good about Rebecca Roanhorse's Trail of Lightning. I've never heard of Kevin Shinick so tried looking him up on Amazon, and nothing came up for him.
    I'm guessing since all the narrative stories take place between The Last Jedi and Rise of Skywalker that we will be getting a fairly big gap this time.
     
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    The only thing that I really didn't like about the RotS novelization, is the whole bit in the beginning about Anakin & Obi-Wan being famous on the holonet thanks to Republic propaganda. Partly because it just seems silly, but mostly because it goes against the notion of the Jedi being this insular order of warrior monks that's barely understood by the average person, if they even believe half the stories about them. Having their exploits on full display for all the galaxy to see makes it much harder to buy that they were all but forgotten within a generation.

    It also runs up against how Palpatine is ultimately setting them up for a fall. What makes the most sense to me is that most of the propaganda footage is of the clones. The Jedi would only be mentioned collectively, not singling out any individuals for praise since that'll only serve to humanise them. For their part, I think the Jedi wouldn't really be comfortable dealing with the press and while they may interpret the skewed propaganda as Palpatine trying to hog the glory, it's glory they have no interest in and thus, don't care about.
     
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    Okay. But if he's setting up for a fall, wouldn't elevating them just make the eventual fall that much more effective (and let Palpatine play the "More than sorrow than anger" card in public), and serve to harm the Jedi Order that much more? - which would be something Palpatine would want, right?