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Old 10-30-2012, 02:59 PM  
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:05 AM   #526
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TBH I never knew there were more than 5 or 6 Star Wars books...


Dude, it's arguably the most successful IP in the last 40 years...only Star Trek comes close...maybe it's 2nd to Star Trek, hard to say in the end.

They both churn out books by the truckload every year. For both age groups.

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Old 11-30-2012, 02:07 AM   #527
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Dude, it's arguably the most successful IP in the last 40 years...only Star Trek comes close...maybe it's 2nd to Star Trek, hard to say in the end.

They both churn out books by the truckload every year. For both age groups.

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It's been nearly a decade since I even dabbled in the EU but honestly, 90% of it was complete and utter ridiculous bullshit.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:15 AM   #528
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It's been nearly a decade since I even dabbled in the EU but honestly, 90% of it was complete and utter ridiculous bullshit.
Depends on what you like to read.

For my money anything by Kevin J Anderson was a hoot to read.

Nothing like Kyp Durron destroying a Star Destroyer by ramming his invincible starship through the middle of it.

Tales from Jabba's Palace and Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina were lots of fun too. And any book about Boba Fett.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:22 AM   #529
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Dude, it's arguably the most successful IP in the last 40 years...only Star Trek comes close...maybe it's 2nd to Star Trek, hard to say in the end.

They both churn out books by the truckload every year. For both age groups.

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I dont own the plans for the deathstar or know how to build a lightsaber, but the original StarWars movies are permanently part of me because they were partially responsible for "opening my mind" for lack of a better term.

Thats why I am kinda shocked how many books there have been written.
Its a shame that George didnt decide to sell the brand after he decided he wasnt gonna make the last 3 of the original 9 movies.

Shit, its probably a shame he didnt just hand off the second trilogy other others because for the most part, they were terrible.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:24 AM   #530
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The number of books is insane. I have read maybe 10 percent of these.

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Timeline_of_books
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:28 AM   #531
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Depends on what you like to read.

For my money anything by Kevin J Anderson was a hoot to read.

Nothing like Kyp Durron destroying a Star Destroyer by ramming his invincible starship through the middle of it.

Tales from Jabba's Palace and Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina were lots of fun too. And any book about Boba Fett.
Would you be so kind as to share some things from the books that relate to the original story line of 4-6?

Someone told me that Leia and Han get married and have twins...what happens to Luke?...how about Chewbacca after Han gets married?

Or, are there a specific set of books that are based on the follow up? (I dont care if you give me the book names and give me part of the plot line, too...it wont ruin it for me or anything)
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:31 AM   #532
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Would you be so kind as to share some things from the books that relate to the original story line of 4-6?

Someone told me that Leia and Han get married and have twins...what happens to Luke?...how about Chewbacca after Han gets married?

Or, are there a specific set of books that are based on the follow up? (I dont care if you give me the book names and give me part of the plot line, too...it wont ruin it for me or anything)
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Books in the series

Heir to the Empire, 1991 (ISBN 0-553-40471-7)
Dark Force Rising, 1992 (ISBN 0-553-08574-3)
The Last Command, 1993 (ISBN 0-553-56492-7)
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The number of books is insane. I have read maybe 10 percent of these.

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Timeline_of_books
HOLY SHIT.

That's like a few hundred books.

WOW.
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Heir to the Empire, 1991 (ISBN 0-553-40471-7)
Dark Force Rising, 1992 (ISBN 0-553-08574-3)
The Last Command, 1993 (ISBN 0-553-56492-7)
These are what George was originally gonna do 7-9 with...or just an independent view of the StarWars universe?
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Would you be so kind as to share some things from the books that relate to the original story line of 4-6?

Someone told me that Leia and Han get married and have twins...what happens to Luke?...how about Chewbacca after Han gets married?

Or, are there a specific set of books that are based on the follow up? (I dont care if you give me the book names and give me part of the plot line, too...it wont ruin it for me or anything)
Luke tries to rebuild the Jedi Order and is less and less involved in the Rebellion, which becomes The New Republic.

Han and Leia are basically the leaders of the New Republic. Chewbacca still tags along and is like the family protector.

The initial threat right after ROTJ is the stragglers from The Empire reuniting under one incredibly smart and insightful general who names himself Grand Admiral. His battle tactics give The New Republic a lot of trouble. There's also a sideplot with Luke, an insane Dark Jedi clone and Mara Jade, who was previously like a half Dark Jedi/half spy under Palpatine.

There's some cool stuff where Luke is starting the new Jedi Academy and one of his pupils turns to the darkside.

There's a really weird book where Luke almost gets turned into a robot.

Later on, with the New Republic firmly in control of Coruscant and the galaxy, an outside threat emerges. A bunch of aliens who basically are immune to the force and have all this bio-technology that's really weird.

The best storyline by far, IMO, is still the Dark Empire comics. The stuff with the reborn Emperor and Luke turning to the darkside, only to have his sister save him, is awesome shit.

Some of the later books are about Han and Leia's kids becoming Jedi. One of them goes bad.
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HOLY SHIT.

That's like a few hundred books.

WOW.
That are absolutely irrelevant
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These are what George was originally gonna do 7-9 with...or just an independent view of the StarWars universe?
Independent. Unrelated.

There was never a 7-9 trilogy mapped out, regardless of what you read.

The original Star Wars series was nine episodes. Luke & Leia weren't related. Many things were very different but since the iron was "hot", Lucas, Fox and a team of writers condensed everything into three movies.
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That are absolutely irrelevant
In the end it's all a big movie playing in my head.

If you are gonna read any of these Boss, read Shadows of the Empire. It's set between ESB and ROTJ. There's a funny chapter where C-3P0 flies the Falcon on Coruscant.
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In the end it's all a big movie playing in my head.

If you are gonna read any of these Boss, read Shadows of the Empire. It's set between ESB and ROTJ. There's a funny chapter where C-3P0 flies the Falcon on Coruscant.
I agree. I think "Shadows" was cool, as was the first Zahn trilogy, outside of the ridiculous ysalamiri.

That pretty much ruined it for me. Thankfully, he, IIRC, didn't revisit that in his future novels.

With all due respect, I thought the Kevin J. Anderson novels were crap.
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Will do...Ill have to check it out tomorrow to see if I can download them to my Iphone with Ibooks to read in between jobs or when I'm on the plane...or If I have to buy them in paper form only.

A few people have commented on the "thrawn" books...worth the read, or totally irrelevant in every way possible?

Thanks for the info, guys.
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