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chirop1 10/3/2008 4:56:49 AM
I was chugging along reading EU novels pretty consistently up until the New Jedi Order series. I don't know that I ever put a finger on why I didn't get into it until I just read this list... They have a nine book series that is directly related to one another (not just thematically) coming out over the course of two years' time written by four different authors. There is no possible way to maintain consistency. It would be like Timothy Zahn writing "Heir to the Empire" and then bringing in Kevin Anderson to write "Dark Force Rising" and then some other hack to write "The Last Command." The EU never would have gotten off the ground at all if this was the sort of stuff they pulled back then.
Dazzler 10/3/2008 5:04:45 AM
Never read them, but at least one of them should have been a movie I bet. But all we get is rehash prequel crap of why Vader went bad and seeing the Emperor's plan unfold to fuk over the Universe. Old and lame.
Miner49er 10/3/2008 5:30:57 AM
I wonder when they will publish "The Star Wars Guide to Milking a Cash Cow"
chirop1 10/3/2008 7:43:41 AM
Dazzler, unlike 99% of the crap written out there in the Star Wars EU... the Empire Trilogy by Zahn is actually worth reading. It would have made a much better second trilogy of movies than we actually got.
irascible 10/3/2008 8:17:08 AM
I quit reading after CLONE WARS:WILD SPACE. WTF? No, seriously, What The F?
acidsquall73 10/3/2008 9:09:10 AM
You're absolutely correct chirop. The Zahn Trilogy was the best EU reading I've ever done. I remember finishing Rising and getting depressed because I had to wait for Command to come out. Even Lucas himself took a rare few things from it to add into the movies. And admitted to it. Coruscant being one of them. And for many years, there has been speculation that it will get turned into another trilogy of films, but there has been so much back and forth about it, it'll probably never happen. At least not at Lucas' hands. Oh well, it's the Star Wars universe and I will always love it, no matter what they throw at us. Even still play Galaxies every now and then when I'm not playing with my children.
TheSleeper 10/3/2008 9:30:37 AM
Actually, acidsquall, I think Ralph McQuarrie had done some sketches of Coruscant during the early planning stages of Return of the Jedi, so Zahn didn't create that world. But that original trilogy by Zahn was something else. Nothing since has quite measured up.
acidsquall73 10/3/2008 9:58:23 AM
He may have sketched the environment, but the name was all Zahn's. Both Zahn and Lucas have commented on it's use in the new trilogies. Lucas had a name for it, but it didn't fit his idea of the world. No biggie, I was just mentioning Lucas made use of the name. Kind of a nod to the fact that Lucas gets very stubborn about his property. Using something someone else thought of was unheard of for him.
wrrlykam 10/6/2008 12:32:58 AM
LUKE SKYWALKER AND THE SHADOWS OF MINDOR by Matthew Stover Does Luke find a magic ring in this one?
todd890 10/27/2008 5:00:53 PM

I've always loved these books.

www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_hp_9_9

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