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Discussion in 'Literature' started by Kol_Skywalker, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Why is...

    Wait...

    No...

    Bah! Too many discrepancies to point out in one post without making a wall-of-text diatribe!

    So I reiterate Xicer's sentiment: This list is blasphemy!
  2. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    Make one! Should be fun to read :p
  3. Havac Some Guy Who Moderates Lit

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    Yeah, Abyss should be way lower.
  4. Manisphere Force Ghost

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    I don't think Abyss was lower in quality than...
    7.81 Legacy of the Force IV: Exile
    7.81 Legacy of the Force III: Tempest

    Definitely. I'd love to examine how the numbers for these books shake out.
  5. Havac Some Guy Who Moderates Lit

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    Exile blows Abyss out of the water, and even Tempest is significantly better. But the main point is that the list is just plain lousy; average Lit ratings have never been a very reliable indicator of quality.
  6. MistrX Force Ghost

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    About as reliable as each individual's opinion, it seems.
  7. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    I updated the authors and made some cosmetic changes (Series books now have authors by them/ranking authors and series/number of novels authors wrote/updating books we need to get reviews on) I'll probably post an analysis soon, as well as see which authors had the greatest or smallest ranges. I'd also like to do a ranking by the chronology of books (i.e. putting Darth Bane trilogy first and Fate of the Jedi last and seeing how the rankings rose and fell)

    Master List:

    9.52 Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (Stover)
    9.32 X-Wing: Starfighters of Adumar (Allston)
    9.26 Republic Commando: Hard Contact (Traviss)
    9.20 Heir to the Empire (Zahn)
    9.19 X-Wing: Solo Command (Allston)
    9.18 Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream (Allston)
    9.13 The Unifying Force (Luceno)
    9.12 Outbound Flight (Zahn)
    9.12 The Hutt Gambit (Crispin)
    9.04 Dark Force Rising (Zahn)
    9.03 Labyrinth of Evil (Luceno)
    8.96 Yoda: Dark Rendezvous (Stewart)
    8.92 Traitor (Stover)
    8.91 X-Wing: Wraith Squadron (Allston)
    8.90 Star by Star (Denning)
    8.89 Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter (Reaves)
    8.84 I, Jedi (Stackpole)
    8.81 Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor (Stover)
    8.79 Shatterpoint (Stover)
    8.79 X-Wing: Iron Fist (Allston)
    8.78 X-Wing: Rogue Squadron (Stackpole)
    8.73 Episode IV: A New Hope (Lucas)
    8.72 The Paradise Snare (Crispin)
    8.71 The Han Solo Adventures (Daley)
    8.70 The Last Command (Zahn)
    8.65 Tatooine Ghost (Denning)
    8.64 X-Wing: The Bacta War (Stackpole)
    8.60 Cloak of Deception (Luceno)
    8.59 Specter of the Past (Zahn)
    8.56 Vision of the Future (Zahn)
    8.49 Episode I: The Phantom Menace (Brooks)
    8.48 Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (Kahn)
    8.48 Republic Commando: True Colors (Traviss)
    8.47 Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight (Reaves)
    8.46 Edge of Victory I: Conquest (Keyes)
    8.45 X-Wing: Wedge's Gamble (Stackpole)
    8.43 Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand (Allston)
    8.43 Republic Commando: Triple Zero (Traviss)
    8.41 Legacy of the Force VI: Inferno (Denning)
    8.39 Legacy of the Force I: Betrayal (Allston)
    8.38 Dark Tide II: Ruin (Stackpole)
    8.36 Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (Glut)
    8.27 X-Wing: The Krytos Trap (Stackpole)
    8.27 Legacy of the Force VII: Fury (Allston)
    8.21 Shadows of the Empire (Perry)
    8.20 Survivor's Quest (Zahn)
    8.14 Medstar I: Battle Surgeons (Reaves, Perry)
    8.12 Destiny's Way (W. J. Williams)
    8.09 Dark Tide I: Onslaught (Stackpole)
    8.07 Dark Nest I: The Joiner King (Denning)
    8.23 The Clone Wars: Wild Space (Miller)
    8.05 Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader (Luceno)
    8.05 Force Heretic I: Remnant (S. Williams, Dix)
    8.03 Episode II: Attack of the Clones (Salvatore)
    7.99 Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil (Karpyshyn)
    7.92 Crosscurrent (Kemp)
    7.90 Dark Nest II: The Unseen Queen (Denning)
    7.89 X-Wing: Isard's Revenge (Stackpole)
    7.84 Fate of the Jedi III: Abyss (Denning)
    7.84 The Final Prophecy (Keyes)
    7.82 The Clone Wars: Gambit: Stealth (Miller)
    7.81 Legacy of the Force IV: Exile (Allston)
    7.81 Legacy of the Force III: Tempest (Denning)
    7.76 Fate of the Jedi I: Outcast (Allston)
    7.76 Vector Prime (Salvatore)
    7.72 Legacy of the Force II: Bloodlines (Traviss)
    7.70 Medstar II: Jedi Healer (Reaves, Perry)
    7.69 The Clone Wars (Traviss)
    7.67 The Lando Calrissian Adventures (Smith)
    7.63 The Cestus Deception (Barnes)
    7.60 Coruscant Nights II: Streets of Shadows (Reaves)
    7.57 Rebel Dawn (Crispin)
    7.56 Force Heretic II: Refugee (S. Williams, Dix)
    7.55 Coruscant Nights III: Patterns of Force (Reaves)
    7.48 Fate of the Jedi IV: Backlash (Allston)
    7.43 Darth Bane: Rule of Two (Karpyshyn)
    7.42 Force Heretic III: Reunion (S. Williams, Dix)
    7.38 Edge of Victory II: Rebirth (Keyes)
    7.29 Darth Bane: Path of Destruction (Karpyshyn)
    7.28 Death Star (Perry/Reaves)
    7.28 Millennium Falcon (Luceno)
    7.26 Republic Commando: Order 66 (Traviss)
    7.15 Legacy of the Force V: Sacrifice (Traviss)
    6.96 The Courtship of Princess Leia (Wolverton)
    6.96 Jedi Search (Anderson)
    6.93 Legacy of the Force IX: Invincible (Denning)
    6.90 Tyrant's Test (Kube-McDowell)
    6.87 Showdown at Centerpoint (Allen)
    6.81 Ambush at Corellia (Allen)
    6.72 Allegiance (Zahn)
    6.72 Assault at Selonia (Allen
  8. Xicer Jedi Master

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    I'm almost the opposite. :p I liked Abyss better than Exile, but I thought both were significantly better than Tempest.

    Hm, any reason why the Han/Lando trilogy books don't have separate ratings?
  9. RC-1991 Force Ghost

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    Abyss? Meh. What I don't get is why Inferno is comparatively high... @__@
  10. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    Updated to add rest of Bounty Hunter Wars books in (Thanks to Master Keralys for providing me with the ratings)

    Master List:

    9.52 Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (Stover)
    9.32 X-Wing: Starfighters of Adumar (Allston)
    9.26 Republic Commando: Hard Contact (Traviss)
    9.20 Heir to the Empire (Zahn)
    9.19 X-Wing: Solo Command (Allston)
    9.18 Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream (Allston)
    9.13 The Unifying Force (Luceno)
    9.12 Outbound Flight (Zahn)
    9.12 The Hutt Gambit (Crispin)
    9.04 Dark Force Rising (Zahn)
    9.03 Labyrinth of Evil (Luceno)
    8.96 Yoda: Dark Rendezvous (Stewart)
    8.92 Traitor (Stover)
    8.91 X-Wing: Wraith Squadron (Allston)
    8.90 Star by Star (Denning)
    8.89 Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter (Reaves)
    8.84 I, Jedi (Stackpole)
    8.81 Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor (Stover)
    8.79 Shatterpoint (Stover)
    8.79 X-Wing: Iron Fist (Allston)
    8.78 X-Wing: Rogue Squadron (Stackpole)
    8.73 Episode IV: A New Hope (Lucas)
    8.72 The Paradise Snare (Crispin)
    8.71 The Han Solo Adventures (Daley)
    8.70 The Last Command (Zahn)
    8.65 Tatooine Ghost (Denning)
    8.64 X-Wing: The Bacta War (Stackpole)
    8.60 Cloak of Deception (Luceno)
    8.59 Specter of the Past (Zahn)
    8.56 Vision of the Future (Zahn)
    8.49 Episode I: The Phantom Menace (Brooks)
    8.48 Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (Kahn)
    8.48 Republic Commando: True Colors (Traviss)
    8.47 Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight (Reaves)
    8.46 Edge of Victory I: Conquest (Keyes)
    8.45 X-Wing: Wedge's Gamble (Stackpole)
    8.43 Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand (Allston)
    8.43 Republic Commando: Triple Zero (Traviss)
    8.41 Legacy of the Force VI: Inferno (Denning)
    8.39 Legacy of the Force I: Betrayal (Allston)
    8.38 Dark Tide II: Ruin (Stackpole)
    8.36 Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (Glut)
    8.27 X-Wing: The Krytos Trap (Stackpole)
    8.27 Legacy of the Force VII: Fury (Allston)
    8.21 Shadows of the Empire (Perry)
    8.20 Survivor's Quest (Zahn)
    8.14 Medstar I: Battle Surgeons (Reaves, Perry)
    8.12 Destiny's Way (W. J. Williams)
    8.09 Dark Tide I: Onslaught (Stackpole)
    8.07 Dark Nest I: The Joiner King (Denning)
    8.23 The Clone Wars: Wild Space (Miller)
    8.05 Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader (Luceno)
    8.05 Force Heretic I: Remnant (S. Williams, Dix)
    8.03 Episode II: Attack of the Clones (Salvatore)
    7.99 Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil (Karpyshyn)
    7.92 Crosscurrent (Kemp)
    7.90 Dark Nest II: The Unseen Queen (Denning)
    7.89 X-Wing: Isard's Revenge (Stackpole)
    7.84 Fate of the Jedi III: Abyss (Denning)
    7.84 The Final Prophecy (Keyes)
    7.82 The Clone Wars: Gambit: Stealth (Miller)
    7.81 Legacy of the Force IV: Exile (Allston)
    7.81 Legacy of the Force III: Tempest (Denning)
    7.76 Fate of the Jedi I: Outcast (Allston)
    7.76 Vector Prime (Salvatore)
    7.72 Legacy of the Force II: Bloodlines (Traviss)
    7.70 Medstar II: Jedi Healer (Reaves, Perry)
    7.69 The Clone Wars (Traviss)
    7.67 The Lando Calrissian Adventures (Smith)
    7.63 The Cestus Deception (Barnes)
    7.60 Coruscant Nights II: Streets of Shadows (Reaves)
    7.57 Rebel Dawn (Crispin)
    7.56 Force Heretic II: Refugee (S. Williams, Dix)
    7.55 Coruscant Nights III: Patterns of Force (Reaves)
    7.48 Fate of the Jedi IV: Backlash (Allston)
    7.43 Darth Bane: Rule of Two (Karpyshyn)
    7.42 Force Heretic III: Reunion (S. Williams, Dix)
    7.38 Edge of Victory II: Rebirth (Keyes)
    7.29 Darth Bane: Path of Destruction (Karpyshyn)
    7.28 Death Star (Perry/Reaves)
    7.28 Millennium Falcon (Luceno)
    7.26 Republic Commando: Order 66 (Traviss)
    7.15 Legacy of the Force V: Sacrifice (Traviss)
    6.96 The Courtship of Princess Leia (Wolverton)
    6.96 Jedi Search (Anderson)
    6.93 Legacy of the Force IX: Invincible (Denning)
    6.90 Tyrant's Test (Kube-McDowell)
    6.87 Showdown at Centerpoint (Allen)
    6.81 Ambush at Corellia (Allen)
    6.72 Allegiance (Zahn)
    6.72 Assault at Selonia (Allen)
    6.72 Dark Nest III: The Swarm War (Denning)
    6.70 Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial (Luceno)
    6.70 Dark Journey (Cunningham)
    6.64 Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse (Luceno)
    6.63 Before the Storm (Kube-McDowell)
    6.62 The Truce at Bakura (Tyers)
    6.60 Champions of the Force (Anderson)
    6.60 Rogue Planet (Bear)
    6.56 Fate of the Jedi II: Omen (Golden)
    6.50 Balance Point (Tyers)
    6.39
  11. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    Updated. Backlash has risen dramatically to become the best of the FotJ books and elevating Allston to 2nd best author over Zahn and after Stover. Clone Wars: Gambit: Stealth, on the other hand, dropped dramatically more than half a point.
    Master List:

    9.52 Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (Stover)
    9.32 X-Wing: Starfighters of Adumar (Allston)
    9.26 Republic Commando: Hard Contact (Traviss)
    9.20 Heir to the Empire (Zahn)
    9.19 X-Wing: Solo Command (Allston)
    9.18 Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream (Allston)
    9.13 The Unifying Force (Luceno)
    9.12 Outbound Flight (Zahn)
    9.12 The Hutt Gambit (Crispin)
    9.04 Dark Force Rising (Zahn)
    9.03 Labyrinth of Evil (Luceno)
    8.96 Yoda: Dark Rendezvous (Stewart)
    8.92 Traitor (Stover)
    8.91 X-Wing: Wraith Squadron (Allston)
    8.90 Star by Star (Denning)
    8.89 Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter (Reaves)
    8.84 I, Jedi (Stackpole)
    8.81 Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor (Stover)
    8.79 Shatterpoint (Stover)
    8.79 X-Wing: Iron Fist (Allston)
    8.78 X-Wing: Rogue Squadron (Stackpole)
    8.73 Episode IV: A New Hope (Lucas)
    8.72 The Paradise Snare (Crispin)
    8.71 The Han Solo Adventures (Daley)
    8.70 The Last Command (Zahn)
    8.65 Tatooine Ghost (Denning)
    8.64 X-Wing: The Bacta War (Stackpole)
    8.60 Cloak of Deception (Luceno)
    8.59 Specter of the Past (Zahn)
    8.56 Vision of the Future (Zahn)
    8.49 Episode I: The Phantom Menace (Brooks)
    8.48 Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (Kahn)
    8.48 Republic Commando: True Colors (Traviss)
    8.47 Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight (Reaves)
    8.46 Edge of Victory I: Conquest (Keyes)
    8.45 X-Wing: Wedge's Gamble (Stackpole)
    8.43 Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand (Allston)
    8.43 Republic Commando: Triple Zero (Traviss)
    8.41 Legacy of the Force VI: Inferno (Denning)
    8.39 Legacy of the Force I: Betrayal (Allston)
    8.38 Dark Tide II: Ruin (Stackpole)
    8.36 Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (Glut)
    8.27 X-Wing: The Krytos Trap (Stackpole)
    8.27 Legacy of the Force VII: Fury (Allston)
    8.21 Shadows of the Empire (Perry)
    8.20 Survivor's Quest (Zahn)
    8.14 Medstar I: Battle Surgeons (Reaves, Perry)
    8.12 Destiny's Way (W. J. Williams)
    8.09 Dark Tide I: Onslaught (Stackpole)
    8.07 Dark Nest I: The Joiner King (Denning)
    8.23 The Clone Wars: Wild Space (Miller)
    8.05 Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader (Luceno)
    8.05 Force Heretic I: Remnant (S. Williams, Dix)
    8.03 Episode II: Attack of the Clones (Salvatore)
    7.99 Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil (Karpyshyn)
    7.92 Crosscurrent (Kemp)
    7.90 Dark Nest II: The Unseen Queen (Denning)
    7.89 X-Wing: Isard's Revenge (Stackpole)
    7.85 Fate of the Jedi IV: Backlash (Allston)
    7.84 Fate of the Jedi III: Abyss (Denning)
    7.84 The Final Prophecy (Keyes)
    7.81 Legacy of the Force IV: Exile (Allston)
    7.81 Legacy of the Force III: Tempest (Denning)
    7.76 Fate of the Jedi I: Outcast (Allston)
    7.76 Vector Prime (Salvatore)
    7.72 Legacy of the Force II: Bloodlines (Traviss)
    7.70 Medstar II: Jedi Healer (Reaves, Perry)
    7.69 The Clone Wars (Traviss)
    7.67 The Lando Calrissian Adventures (Smith)
    7.63 The Cestus Deception (Barnes)
    7.60 Coruscant Nights II: Streets of Shadows (Reaves)
    7.57 Rebel Dawn (Crispin)
    7.56 Force Heretic II: Refugee (S. Williams, Dix)
    7.55 Coruscant Nights III: Patterns of Force (Reaves)
    7.43 Darth Bane: Rule of Two (Karpyshyn)
    7.42 Force Heretic III: Reunion (S. Williams, Dix)
    7.38 Edge of Victory II: Rebirth (Keyes)
    7.29 Darth Bane: Path of Destruction (Karpyshyn)
    7.28 Death Star (Perry/Reaves)
    7.28 Millennium Falcon (Luceno)
    7.26 Republic Commando: Order 66 (Traviss)
    7.15 The Clone Wars: Gambit: Stealth (Miller)
    7.15 Legacy of the Force V: Sacrifice (Traviss)
    6.96 The Courtship of Princess Leia (Wolverton)
    6.96 Jedi Search (Anderson)
    6.93 Legacy of the Force IX: Invincible (Denning)
    6.90 Tyrant's Test (Kube-McDowell)
    6.87 Showdown at Centerpoint (Allen)
    6.81 Ambush at Corellia (Allen)
    6.72 Allegiance (Zahn)
    6.72 Assault at Selonia (Allen)
    6.72 Dark Nest III: The Swarm War (Denning)
    6.70 Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial (Luceno)
    6.70 Dark Journey (Cunningham)
    6.64 Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse (Luceno)
    6.63 Before the Storm (Kube-McDowell)
    6.62 The Truce at Bakura (Tyers)
    6.60 Cham
  12. drivering Jedi Grand Master

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    Actually, Han and Lando Adventures have reviews. As for YJK and JJK, I don't think young reader novels are considered for reviews.
  13. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    You have links to them?
  14. Xicer Jedi Master

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    Individually? I know they've been reviewed as wholes, but do we have review threads for each individual book?
  15. Lord_Hydronium Manager Emeritus

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    So a while back I made a series of charts showing a histogram score breakdowns for each LOTF book. I was poking around those old files, and Hav convinced me to update it for Invincible, so here's the updated version, if it's of any interest to anyone:

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v347/LordHydronium/LOTFDistributionv2.png]

    That's
    [ Betrayal....Bloodlines.....Tempest.. ]
    | Exile.........Sacrifice......Inferno.... |
    [ Fury.........Revelation....Invincible. ]
  16. Robimus Force Ghost

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    That works really well actually. I never would have thought that scores between 8-9 were the most prominate for that series.
  17. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Exactly. In fact, I'd like to see these books re-scored several years down the line, and another one of these histograms done then. I imagine the results would differ considerably. Just a hunch.
  18. drivering Jedi Grand Master

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    Master List:

    9.52 Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (Stover)
    9.32 X-Wing: Starfighters of Adumar (Allston)
    9.26 Republic Commando: Hard Contact (Traviss)
    9.20 Heir to the Empire (Zahn)
    9.19 X-Wing: Solo Command (Allston)
    9.18 Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream (Allston)
    9.13 The Unifying Force (Luceno)
    9.12 Outbound Flight (Zahn)
    9.12 The Hutt Gambit (Crispin)
    9.04 Dark Force Rising (Zahn)
    9.03 Labyrinth of Evil (Luceno)
    8.96 Yoda: Dark Rendezvous (Stewart)
    8.92 Traitor (Stover)
    8.91 X-Wing: Wraith Squadron (Allston)
    8.90 Star by Star (Denning)
    8.89 Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter (Reaves)
    8.84 I, Jedi (Stackpole)
    8.81 Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor (Stover)
    8.79 Shatterpoint (Stover)
    8.79 X-Wing: Iron Fist (Allston)
    8.78 X-Wing: Rogue Squadron (Stackpole)
    8.73 Episode IV: A New Hope (Lucas)
    8.72 The Paradise Snare (Crispin)
    8.71 The Han Solo Adventures (Daley)
    8.70 The Last Command (Zahn)
    8.65 Tatooine Ghost (Denning)
    8.64 X-Wing: The Bacta War (Stackpole)
    8.60 Cloak of Deception (Luceno)
    8.59 Specter of the Past (Zahn)
    8.56 Vision of the Future (Zahn)
    8.49 Episode I: The Phantom Menace (Brooks)
    8.48 Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (Kahn)
    8.48 Republic Commando: True Colors (Traviss)
    8.47 Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight (Reaves)
    8.46 Edge of Victory I: Conquest (Keyes)
    8.45 X-Wing: Wedge's Gamble (Stackpole)
    8.43 Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand (Allston)
    8.43 Republic Commando: Triple Zero (Traviss)
    8.41 Legacy of the Force VI: Inferno (Denning)
    8.39 Legacy of the Force I: Betrayal (Allston)
    8.38 Dark Tide II: Ruin (Stackpole)
    8.36 Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (Glut)
    8.27 X-Wing: The Krytos Trap (Stackpole)
    8.27 Legacy of the Force VII: Fury (Allston)
    8.21 Shadows of the Empire (Perry)
    8.20 Survivor's Quest (Zahn)
    8.14 Medstar I: Battle Surgeons (Reaves, Perry)
    8.12 Destiny's Way (W. J. Williams)
    8.09 Dark Tide I: Onslaught (Stackpole)
    8.07 Dark Nest I: The Joiner King (Denning)
    8.23 The Clone Wars: Wild Space (Miller)
    8.05 Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader (Luceno)
    8.05 Force Heretic I: Remnant (S. Williams, Dix)
    8.03 Episode II: Attack of the Clones (Salvatore)
    7.99 Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil (Karpyshyn)
    7.92 Crosscurrent (Kemp)
    7.90 Dark Nest II: The Unseen Queen (Denning)
    7.89 X-Wing: Isard's Revenge (Stackpole)
    7.84 Fate of the Jedi III: Abyss (Denning)
    7.84 The Final Prophecy (Keyes)
    7.81 Legacy of the Force IV: Exile (Allston)
    7.81 Legacy of the Force III: Tempest (Denning)
    7.76 Fate of the Jedi I: Outcast (Allston)
    7.76 Vector Prime (Salvatore)
    7.72 Legacy of the Force II: Bloodlines (Traviss)
    7.70 Medstar II: Jedi Healer (Reaves, Perry)
    7.69 The Clone Wars (Traviss)
    7.67 The Lando Calrissian Adventures (Smith)
    7.63 The Cestus Deception (Barnes)
    7.60 Coruscant Nights II: Streets of Shadows (Reaves)
    7.57 Rebel Dawn (Crispin)
    7.56 Force Heretic II: Refugee (S. Williams, Dix)
    7.55 Coruscant Nights III: Patterns of Force (Reaves)
    7.43 Darth Bane: Rule of Two (Karpyshyn)
    7.42 Force Heretic III: Reunion (S. Williams, Dix)
    7.38 Edge of Victory II: Rebirth (Keyes)
    7.29 Darth Bane: Path of Destruction (Karpyshyn)
    7.28 Death Star (Perry/Reaves)
    7.28 Millennium Falcon (Luceno)
    7.26 Republic Commando: Order 66 (Traviss)
    7.15 Legacy of the Force V: Sacrifice (Traviss)
    7.03 Fate of the Jedi IV: Backlash (Allston)
    7.00 The Clone Wars: Gambit: Stealth (Miller)
    6.96 The Courtship of Princess Leia (Wolverton)
    6.96 Jedi Search (Anderson)
    6.93 Legacy of the Force IX: Invincible (Denning)
    6.90 Tyrant's Test (Kube-McDowell)
    6.87 Showdown at Centerpoint (Allen)
    6.81 Ambush at Corellia (Allen)
    6.79 The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance (Williams)
    6.72 Allegiance (Zahn)
    6.72 Assault at Selonia (Allen)
    6.72 Dark Nest III: The Swarm War (Denning)
    6.70 Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial (Luceno)
    6.70 Dark Journey (Cunningham)
    6.64 Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse (Luceno)
    6.63 Before the Storm (Kube-McDowell)
    6.62 The Truce at Bakura (Tyers)
    6.60 Champions of the Force (Anderson)
    6.60 Rogue Planet (Bear)
    6.56 Fate of the Jedi II: Omen (Golden)
    6.50 Balance Point (Tyers)
    6.45 Fate of the Jedi V: Allies (Golden)
    6.39 The Clone Wars: No Pris
  19. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    Catherine's needling of Trip reminded me that I've been shirking my duties in this thread.:p Thanks to drivering and LordHydronium for their contributions (although drivering has been doing this longer than I have). I'll probably update Wednesday or Thursday.
  20. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    Dec 12, 2006
    star 5
    Added Force Unleashed II and Vortex to the list and updated new rankings. Sean Williams made the 3 book minimum author's list (he's on the list for collaborations with Shane Dix) although he's 18th out of 19th.

    Fate of the Jedi has taken a real beating with the book average dropping from 7.29 to 7.15 and Aaron Allston has went down one place from #3 to #4 leaving Ann Crispin to round out a top three including her and the top two of Matt Stover and Timothy Zahn.

    Troy Denning fell to #9th overall with Greg Keyes leapfrogging him. However he is rare company joining only Allston and Karen Traviss as writing at least 10 Star Wars novels.

    The Clone Wars novels have fallen to the #9th best series overall with Republic/Imperial Commando taking over 8th.

    Master List:

    9.52 Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (Stover)
    9.32 X-Wing: Starfighters of Adumar (Allston)
    9.26 Republic Commando: Hard Contact (Traviss)
    9.20 Heir to the Empire (Zahn)
    9.19 X-Wing: Solo Command (Allston)
    9.18 Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream (Allston)
    9.13 The Unifying Force (Luceno)
    9.12 Outbound Flight (Zahn)
    9.12 The Hutt Gambit (Crispin)
    9.04 Dark Force Rising (Zahn)
    9.03 Labyrinth of Evil (Luceno)
    8.96 Yoda: Dark Rendezvous (Stewart)
    8.92 Traitor (Stover)
    8.91 X-Wing: Wraith Squadron (Allston)
    8.90 Star by Star (Denning)
    8.89 Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter (Reaves)
    8.84 I, Jedi (Stackpole)
    8.81 Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor (Stover)
    8.79 Shatterpoint (Stover)
    8.79 X-Wing: Iron Fist (Allston)
    8.78 X-Wing: Rogue Squadron (Stackpole)
    8.73 Episode IV: A New Hope (Lucas)
    8.72 The Paradise Snare (Crispin)
    8.71 The Han Solo Adventures (Daley)
    8.70 The Last Command (Zahn)
    8.65 Tatooine Ghost (Denning)
    8.64 X-Wing: The Bacta War (Stackpole)
    8.60 Cloak of Deception (Luceno)
    8.59 Specter of the Past (Zahn)
    8.56 Vision of the Future (Zahn)
    8.49 Episode I: The Phantom Menace (Brooks)
    8.48 Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (Kahn)
    8.48 Republic Commando: True Colors (Traviss)
    8.47 Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight (Reaves)
    8.46 Edge of Victory I: Conquest (Keyes)
    8.45 X-Wing: Wedge's Gamble (Stackpole)
    8.43 Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand (Allston)
    8.43 Republic Commando: Triple Zero (Traviss)
    8.41 Legacy of the Force VI: Inferno (Denning)
    8.39 Legacy of the Force I: Betrayal (Allston)
    8.38 Dark Tide II: Ruin (Stackpole)
    8.36 Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (Glut)
    8.27 X-Wing: The Krytos Trap (Stackpole)
    8.27 Legacy of the Force VII: Fury (Allston)
    8.21 Shadows of the Empire (Perry)
    8.20 Survivor's Quest (Zahn)
    8.14 Medstar I: Battle Surgeons (Reaves, Perry)
    8.12 Destiny's Way (W. J. Williams)
    8.09 Dark Tide I: Onslaught (Stackpole)
    8.09 Crosscurrent (Kemp)
    8.07 Dark Nest I: The Joiner King (Denning)
    8.05 Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader (Luceno)
    8.05 Force Heretic I: Remnant (S. Williams, Dix)
    8.04 The Clone Wars: Wild Space (Miller)
    8.03 Episode II: Attack of the Clones (Salvatore)
    7.90 Dark Nest II: The Unseen Queen (Denning)
    7.89 X-Wing: Isard's Revenge (Stackpole)
    7.88 Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil (Karpyshyn)
    7.85 Fate of the Jedi III: Abyss (Denning)
    7.84 The Final Prophecy (Keyes)
    7.81 Legacy of the Force IV: Exile (Allston)
    7.81 Legacy of the Force III: Tempest (Denning)
    7.76 Vector Prime (Salvatore)
    7.72 Legacy of the Force II: Bloodlines (Traviss)
    7.70 Medstar II: Jedi Healer (Reaves, Perry)
    7.69 The Clone Wars (Traviss)
    7.67 Fate of the Jedi I: Outcast (Allston)
    7.67 The Lando Calrissian Adventures (Smith)
    7.63 The Cestus Deception (Barnes)
    7.60 Coruscant Nights II: Streets of Shadows (Reaves)
    7.57 Rebel Dawn (Crispin)
    7.56 Force Heretic II: Refugee (S. Williams, Dix)
    7.55 Coruscant Nights III: Patterns of Force (Reaves)
    7.44 Darth Bane: Rule of Two (Karpyshyn)
    7.42 Force Heretic III: Reunion (S. Williams, Dix)
    7.39 Fate of the Jedi VI: Vortex (Denning)
    7.37 Millennium Falcon (Luceno)
    7.38 Edge of Victory II: Rebirth (Keyes)
    7.32 Darth Bane: Path of Destruction (Karpyshyn)
    7.28 Death Star (Perry/Reaves)
    7.26 Republic Commando: Order 66 (Traviss)
    7.15 Legacy of the Force V: Sacrifice (Traviss)
    7.03 Fate of the Jedi IV: Backlash (Allston)
    7.00 Th
  21. Revan_Kenobi Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Nov 16, 2010
    My website has the following top 3 for books/authors:

    Books:

    (1) Revenge Of The Sith
    (2) Dark Rendezvous
    (3) Outcast

    Authors:

    (1) Matt Stover
    (2) Sean Stewart
    (3) Aaron Allston
  22. PadmeA_Panties Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Oct 25, 2003
    star 4
    Sad.
  23. Kol_Skywalker Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 9, 2006
    star 4
    Del Rey / LFL should use the Master List for market research. See what books / era's worked, what didn't, what now to focus on, etc.
  24. Volderon Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 23, 2007
    star 4
    Don't know if its been said but if Matt Stover wrote 4 books and has a 9.5 and Zahn wrote 9 or 10 and has 9.43, what do those ratings really reveal? Nothing, because the data is unrealistic. Just a thought. If I'm interpreting it wrong, please tell me I'm wrong.
  25. darthjulian777 Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 28, 2008
    star 2
    NJO.....the best haha

    Yun-Yuuzhan, Do'ro-ik Vong Pratte