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Lit Battlefront: Twilight Company (releasing 11/3)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by cdgodin, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. cdgodin

    cdgodin Jedi Master star 4

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  2. TrandoJedi

    TrandoJedi Jedi Master star 4

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    Intriguing!
     
  3. Taalcon

    Taalcon Force Ghost star 4

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    Its placement on the Del-Rey timeline between Heir to the Jedi and Empire Strikes Back is intriguing. So likely not Battle of Jakkun (saving that for Aftermath?). Perhaps ... Sullust?
     
  4. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    Finally a spiritual successor to Ruins of Dantooine
     
  5. Taalcon

    Taalcon Force Ghost star 4

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  6. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Not super into this, but I like that Freed is getting a shot at a novel.
     
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  7. ifleninwasawizard

    ifleninwasawizard Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm sure it took all their willpower not to release this on September 4th.
     
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  8. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    Twilight. [face_plain]
     
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  9. DoubleSith

    DoubleSith Jedi Master star 3

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  10. StoryWorthTelling

    StoryWorthTelling Jedi Knight star 2

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    I'm kind of surprised they didn't get Sean Williams to write this. Doesn't he do all of the video game novels?
     
  11. The Star Wars Archivist

    The Star Wars Archivist Jedi Knight star 3

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  12. Taalcon

    Taalcon Force Ghost star 4

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    Then there's Karen Traviss, but, well, yeah.
     
  13. 80ninjas

    80ninjas Jedi Knight star 1

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    Difference being, Williams didn't insult the fan base. Travis did. I enjoyed his TFU adaptation, so he would have been perfect for another game book.
     
  14. JLG

    JLG Jedi Master star 1

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    Guess that makes up for the game's lack of a campaign/story.
     
  15. vong333

    vong333 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Another downer, wow, no news about an adult movie novelization. So the junior novel thing which is prevalent in the Marvel Universe is also part of star wars. So star wars is the new Marvel run by Disney. This book has suckiness written over it. You guys here just fall googoo gaga over any star wars news. wow, this weekend was suppose to be great and its been one disappointment after the other, from the trailer to the comic book announcement to this one and to all that clone war crap they were working on. Even that series would have never ended from what we were told....I'm going back to my whiskey. Maybe Lucas was right after all, too much of one thing is not a good thing
     
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  16. Taalcon

    Taalcon Force Ghost star 4

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  17. Tzizvvt78

    Tzizvvt78 Jedi Master star 5

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    He has "vong" in his name. You expect quality posting? ;)
     
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  18. The_Forgotten_Jedi

    The_Forgotten_Jedi Jedi Master star 4

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    ...you do realize it is only Friday, right? The Del Rey panel is tomorrow. I think it is pretty likely we will get a lot more news there.
     
  19. Captain RX

    Captain RX Jedi Knight star 2

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    How can they do an adult novelization if everything is canon now? The Novelization will almost certainly have differences from the film and how can you tell the same event twice?
     
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  20. Taalcon

    Taalcon Force Ghost star 4

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    It's been done before. A cool way it was done was when James Cameron had Orson Scott Card write the novelization for The Abyss. He brought the author on set, and sent him updates with edits, etc. When OSC wrote scenes for the characters; backstory, Cameron gave those to the actors so that they would know their backstory. The synergy between the filmmaker and the writer of the novelization (and its uncanny nature among novelizations of adding to without contradicting the film) made it into a very successful and highly regarded work.

    It can be, and had been done. But it requires a lot of effort.
     
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  21. vong333

    vong333 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Hey Tziz whats with the jab? Who do you think you are to say about quality posting? Alright, I'll stop before I get banned again but that comment was unnecessary. So what if I want a movie novelization If I'm down its because I wanted or expected something else than what we got. That's all.
     
  22. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    Freed wrote the Imperial Agent story in SWTOR, right? In any case, still looking forward to Aftermath more, but I expect this book to be good, as well.
     
  23. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    Is that true? Oooooooooooh, suddenly I'm interested in this book.
     
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  24. Taalcon

    Taalcon Force Ghost star 4

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    I wonder if this will be a series, a la Republic Commando. Seeing how the game at this point goes from ANH-era through post ROTJ , there's plenty of room to follow 'Twilight Company' through several campaigns.
     
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  25. DigitalMessiah

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    Omgomgomg