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  1. Point Given

    Point Given Mod of Literature and Community star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Dec 12, 2006
    Added Riptide, Ascension and TOR: Revan. Updated Choices of One, Deceived, Fatal Alliance, Red Harvest, Knight Errant, Gambit: Steath, Gambit: Siege. Also updated relevant author rating information.

    I added Paul Kemp to the Authors list since he's hit the 3 book minimum. He's ranked 6th out of the 21 authors (and collaborations) who've written at least 3 novels in the Star Wars universe.

    I also added Christie Golden to the Authors list since she's also hit the 3 book minimum. She didn't do well at all as she's ranked 20 out of 21. Her book Ascension (5th lowest rated EU book overall) also dropped Fate of the Jedi in the 4th worst SW series and lowest series of the Del Rey era.

    I also added The Old Republic book series. It ranks 13th out of the 18 series.

    Projects for the future for these rankings include rankings by era (e.g. Prequel Era, Legacy Era, etc.) and rankings by the year the books came out (in short, see the downward trend!)

    Master List:

    1. 9.52 Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (Stover)
    2. 9.32 X-Wing: Starfighters of Adumar (Allston)
    3. 9.26 Republic Commando: Hard Contact (Traviss)
    4. 9.20 Heir to the Empire (Zahn)
    5. 9.19 X-Wing: Solo Command (Allston)
    6. 9.18 Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream (Allston)
    7. 9.13 The Unifying Force (Luceno)
    8. 9.12 Outbound Flight (Zahn)
    -. 9.12 The Hutt Gambit (Crispin)
    10. 9.04 Dark Force Rising (Zahn)
    11. 9.03 Labyrinth of Evil (Luceno)
    12. 8.97 Knight Errant (Jackson Miller)
    13. 8.96 Yoda: Dark Rendezvous (Stewart)
    14. 8.92 Traitor (Stover)
    15. 8.91 X-Wing: Wraith Squadron (Allston)
    16. 8.90 Star by Star (Denning)
    17. 8.89 Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter (Reaves)
    18. 8.84 I, Jedi (Stackpole)
    19. 8.79 Shatterpoint (Stover)
    --. 8.79 X-Wing: Iron Fist (Allston)
    21. 8.78 X-Wing: Rogue Squadron (Stackpole)
    22. 8.77 Riptide (Kemp)
    23. 8.76 Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor (Stover)
    24. 8.73 Episode IV: A New Hope (Lucas)
    25. 8.72 The Paradise Snare (Crispin)
    26. 8.71 The Han Solo Adventures (Daley)
    27. 8.70 The Last Command (Zahn)
    28. 8.65 Tatooine Ghost (Denning)
    29. 8.64 X-Wing: The Bacta War (Stackpole)
    30. 8.60 Cloak of Deception (Luceno)
    31. 8.59 Specter of the Past (Zahn)
    32. 8.56 Vision of the Future (Zahn)
    33. 8.49 Episode I: The Phantom Menace (Brooks)
    34. 8.48 Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (Kahn)
    --. 8.48 Republic Commando: True Colors (Traviss)
    36. 8.47 Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight (Reaves)
    37. 8.46 Edge of Victory I: Conquest (Keyes)
    38. 8.45 X-Wing: Wedge's Gamble (Stackpole)
    39. 8.43 Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand (Allston)
    --. 8.43 Republic Commando: Triple Zero (Traviss)
    41. 8.41 Legacy of the Force VI: Inferno (Denning)
    42. 8.39 Legacy of the Force I: Betrayal (Allston)
    43. 8.38 Dark Tide II: Ruin (Stackpole)
    44. 8.36 Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (Glut)
    45. 8.27 X-Wing: The Krytos Trap (Stackpole)
    --. 8.27 Legacy of the Force VII: Fury (Allston)
    47. 8.21 Shadows of the Empire (Perry)
    48. 8.20 Survivor's Quest (Zahn)
    49. 8.14 Medstar I: Battle Surgeons (Reaves, Perry)
    50. 8.12 Destiny's Way (W. J. Williams)
    51. 8.09 Dark Tide I: Onslaught (Stackpole)
    52. 8.07 Dark Nest I: The Joiner King (Denning)
    53. 8.06 Choices of One (Zahn)
    54. 8.05 Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader (Luceno)
    --. 8.05 Force Heretic I: Remnant (S. Williams, Dix)
    --. 8.05 Crosscurrent (Kemp)
    57. 8.04 The Clone Wars: Wild Space (Miller)
    58. 8.03 Episode II: Attack of the Clones (Salvatore)
    59. 8.02 The Old Republic: Deceived (Kemp)
    60. 7.90 Dark Nest II: The Unseen Queen (Denning)
    61. 7.89 X-Wing: Isard's Revenge (Stackpole)
    62. 7.88 Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil (Karpyshyn)
    63. 7.85 Fate of the Jedi III: Abyss (Denning)
    64. 7.84 The Final Prophecy (Keyes)
    65. 7.81 Legacy of the Force IV: Exile (Allston)
    --. 7.81 Legacy of the Force III: Tempest (Denning)
    67. 7.76 Vector Prime (Salvatore)
    68. 7.72 Legacy of the Force II: Bloodlines (Traviss)
    69. 7.70 Medstar II: Jedi Healer (Reaves, Perry)
    70. 7.69 The Clone Wars (Traviss)
    71. 7.67 Fate of the Jedi I: Outcast (Allston)
    --. 7.67 The Lando Calrissian Adventures (Smith)
    73. 7.63 The Cestus De
  2. Point Given

    Point Given Mod of Literature and Community star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Dec 12, 2006
    Forgot to update Karp's rankings. He's dropped to #14th overall from #13th

    Author Averages (three or more minimum):
    #1. Matthew W. Stover: 9.00 (4 novels)
    #2. Timothy Zahn: 8.60 (9 novels)
    #3. Ann C. Crispin 8.47 (3 novels)
    #4. Michael Stackpole: 8.42 (8 novels)
    #5. Aaron Allston: 8.29 (13 novels)
    #6. Paul S. Kemp: 8.28 (3 novels)
    #7. Michael Reaves: 8.13 (4 novels)
    #8. James Luceno: 7.93 (7 novels)
    #9. Greg Keyes: 7.89 (3 novels)
    #10. Troy Denning: 7.83 (10 novels)
    #11. Michael Reaves/Steve Perry (only collaborations): 7.71 (3 novels)
    #12. Sean Williams/Shane Dix (only collaborations): 7.68 (3 novels)
    #13. Karen Traviss: 7.35 (10 novels)
    #14. Drew Karpyshyn 7.28 (4 novels)
    #15. Karen Miller: 6.91 (3 novels)
    #16. Roger M. Allen: 6.80 (3 novels)
    #17. Kevin J. Anderson: 6.45 (4 novels)
    #18. Michael P. Kube-McDowell: 6.44 (3 novels)
    #19. Sean Williams: 6.39 (3 novels)
    #20. Christie Golden: 6.04 (3 novels)
    #21. Kevin W. Jeter 5.64 (3 novels)
  3. Point Given

    Point Given Mod of Literature and Community star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Dec 12, 2006
    Okay so I was going through this thread and I realized that after #75 or so on the book rankings, the message gets cut off (I assume due to post length) everything after that seems to be effectively gone, which really sucks.
  4. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Oct 16, 2008
    Well the search function is working again, so couldn't you find every review thread that way? I'm willing to help if you don't have the time.

    EDIT: There's a good amount of review threads in the inactive Literature Review Forum.
  5. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Sep 29, 2005
    Posts have been truncated at I think 10,000 characters in the move. It's not a problem with the database, though, just the import script. So we decided to go live even with the problem, and once we get the import process ironed out we can reimport the truncated posts with minimum downtime from the files we still have. So they're not gone forever, just for the moment.
  6. Darth Revan

    Darth Revan Jedi Padawan

    Sep 5, 2012
    Why isn't my book in the top 10? I thought you all loved me.
  7. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

    Dec 2, 2009
    Actually, many in Lit tend to prefer the Exile. And Karpyshyn did his level best to crap on everything KotOR II-related that he could with the Revan novel. Revan was a big part of me (temporarily) burning out on Star Wars almost a year ago.
  8. Darth Revan

    Darth Revan Jedi Padawan

    Sep 5, 2012

    I shall no longer speak to you again, Are-Cee-Nineteen-Ninety-One. I'm off to do a public reading of my novel. Beatnik style. In a little club I know down the way. I think I shall read the sections where I lament my worldful of woes to my wife or that exiled chick or T3 or a wall. Those were my favorite scenes. Karpyshyn conveyed my inner turmoil just right.
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  9. imiller

    imiller Jedi Master star 3

    Apr 26, 2004
    Cute. I avoided Revan for that reason, RC. And interestingly, it was KotOR II which got be back into fandom after the Sacrifice thing...

    I think it's quite interesting looking at number of books and average ratings. Hope this thread (and many others) have their missing content back soon!
  10. Esg

    Esg Jedi Knight star 4

    Sep 2, 2012
    As god awful as Revan was (Minus the Sith Emperor parts, those were cool). The Old Republic pretty much redeems the series from it's terribleness (Most likely because other writers were on it along with Drew K )
    Annihilation is more then likely going to suck hard though and will piss me off but I'll read it out of wanting to know more of how it relates to TOR like how I did with Revan. I am slave to the system
  11. imiller

    imiller Jedi Master star 3

    Apr 26, 2004
    Well. I'm definitely not buying Annihilation. But I'll probably pick it up from the library some day.
  12. Stymi

    Stymi Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Jan 10, 2002
    Are the lit. reviews being phased out? Haven't seen one for Annihilation yet.

    Or is this a consequence of the forum moves?
  13. Bib Fartuna

    Bib Fartuna Jedi Knight star 4

    Nov 4, 2012
    Can we get this updated for Kenobi?

    It would be interesting to see where JJM features in the author averages, I believe he has know 'qualified' with at least 3 books published...
  14. madslaust

    madslaust Jedi Knight star 1

    Aug 13, 2009
    That would be nice, as I have been gone awhile and so much has changed with the forums I can't find much!
  15. johnboy3441

    johnboy3441 Jedi Knight star 1

    Aug 14, 2007
    18 Months Later...

    I would love if this thread were updated again.
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