Star Wars Books Thread

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

  1. Set Harth

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    Maybe I shouldn't have said "a lot", since that's subjective, but there's some unique stuff in the novel, like the suggestion that the Jawas and the Tuskens could be the same species.
     
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    Yeah, there are a few bits and pieces, but nothing really substantial. The only true deleted scene put in it was the Jabba the Hutt one, and that's been back in the movie for years now.
     
  3. Set Harth

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    There's also the Biggs stuff, both on Tatooine and on Yavin 4. But the point is that it's not a word-for-word adaptation of the screenplay, it's embellished like just about any novelization.
     
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    Anyone else read the Crash of Fate novel produced for the Edge of the Galaxy line?
     
  5. The Wormhole

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    Yeah, but I didn't really care for it too much. The story itself is alright, nothing spectacular but not particularly bad. But it really has no relevant connection to Star Wars at all, aside from various alien races and a very brief and tangential involvement of the First Order and Resistance. It really feels like original fiction inserted into the Star Wars universe.
     
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    There are two Doctor Who books along those lines: Time Lord Fairy Tales by Justin Richards and Myths & Legends by Richard Dinnick. I wouldn't be surprised if Mann, who's written Who tie-in fiction, including the War Doctor novels, picked up the basic idea from those two books and pitched it as a Star Wars book.

    The AotC novelization shows that there was a good story in there that the film didn't execute particularly well.
     
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    Fair enough. Liked it for what it was and didn't really get the sense of "original story with Star Wars trappings" (unlike, say, the Death Trooper novels), but then, I have come to like stuff like Doctor Aphra that's in the margins and not part of the main story, where we don't know the fates of the main characters and the authors have lots of freedom to take the story where they will.
     
  8. JD

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    What about Black Spire? Of the two Galaxy's Edge novels, that was the one that sounded more interesting to me.
     
  9. Mysterion

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    Won't be released until 27 August.
     
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    Yeah, hasn't come out yet, but I am looking forward to it (written by the author who did the Phasma novel, with the spy character from that coming back).
     
  11. JD

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    Oh, I could have sworn it came out earlier this month.
     
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    The story Pirate's Price by Lou Anders also ties into Batuu a little bit. It's told in first-person perspective by Hondo Ohnaka, and it's a ton of fun. To me, Hondo is like the best parts of Villie the Devaronian from the Ostrander/Duursema comics in Legends and Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
     
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    I need to read that. Heck, Jim Cummings needs to do an audio book of it.
     
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    He did!
     
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    I read the third Thrawn book. It was pretty good, but if there is another one it needs to take place post Rebels, period. Its getting frustrating that there are no real stakes for Thrawn, because we know he has to keep his status quo so he can go get defeated by shitty Space Aladdin on Rebels. I don't remember if Thrawn is killed at the end of rebels (my mind has probably blocked that to protect my sanity), but if he is still alive then any potential future books need to start there. Disney is never going to use Thrawn in a movie, so there is no reason to only tell pointless, wheel spinning stories with him like they have to do with every single book about the movie characters.

    As for the book, the only real bad part is the side quest with
    Krenic's obnoxious aide and Thrawn's bland apprentice/subbordinate
    Besides that the book was pretty good, even if its fairly pointless. Its certainly better then the last Thrawn book, which was a stealth Padme book and every second with her, like literally everything involving Padme, was bad.
     
  17. Ithekro

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    Considering what happened at the end of Rebels, I doubt they'd do any sort of post-Rebels Thrawn book until they do some sort of resolution to that plot point on screen (be it TV series, film, or cartoon series). The main thrust of that plot point was to keep Thrawn from being a possible threat to the Rebel Alliance during the OT films, since he probably would have figured out how to defeat Leia's cell after Yavin, or crushed Ackbar's Fleet at Endor, had he been around.

    That and the whole, Luke needs to be the effective the only Jedi on scene for that part of the war. Post-war they can do whatever for nearly 30 years until TFA locks them back into a stricter path, but that path will resolve itself this December anyway, so they will be, free to do stuff again between RotJ and TFA without messing with the plots of the ST.
     
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  18. JD

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    The no subtitle Star Wars series will be ending, at least in it's current form, in November with #75.
    No word yet on what they will be doing afterwards.
    They seem to have pretty much run up to the beginning of Empire Strikes Back back at this point, so I'm wondering if they might start a new series set after ESB. The article's author, James Whitbrook, thinks they might for something set during the Sequel Trilogy since Rise of Skywalker will be out just a month after it ends. That seems like a pretty good possibility too, I'm curious to see which one it will be.
    I've enjoyed what they've done between A New Hope and ESB, and I wouldn't mind seeing them fill in the time between ESB - Return of the Jedi.
    But with RoTS finishing up the ST and probably answering at least some of the questions about the era between ROTS - The Force Awakens, it would free them up to go into that era in a lot more in depth without having to tip toe around anything they're saving to reveal in the movies.
     
  19. kirk55555

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    well I don't know what Jedi have to do with it, Thrawn isnt a jedi and it's not like any of the Rebels characters have to be involved with him when he returns. That said, I could see them doing a fourth book set after Return of the Jedi involving thrawn, and when rise of the Skywalker is out I could see them allowing the time. Between episode 6 and 7 to finally be explored more in Tie in Media. That would be a good time for another book.

    since Star Wars animation is busy making a cartoon for 2 year olds, I'm betting thrawn's next adventures will probably just be in the books anyway.
     
  20. WebLurker

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    Nice clip. Having a pro voice actor really makes a difference and when the reader played the character or something it's extra special. Normally don't spring for audio books, but I'll have to make an exception for this.

    As I understand it, Thrawn is a TV show character first and foremost now, so Dave Filoni and co. are the ones that get the first crack at any future story with him. Whether that will happen or not remains to be seen, but the people working on the cartoons were huge fans of the character, so maybe?