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Discussion in 'Literature' started by Anakin SkySolo, Oct 2, 2001.

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  1. Anakin SkySolo

    Anakin SkySolo Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Hi all--

    For the curious, the latest issue of the Del Rey Internet Newsletter gives the following page counts for upcoming Star Wars novels:

    Star By Star (hardback, Nov. 2001): 624 pages.

    The Approaching Storm (hardback, Feb. 2002): 288 pages.

    Dark Journey (paperback, Feb. 2002): 384 pages.

    I haven't tried to keep track on how closely page counts projected four months in advance match the actual page counts, but I'd assume that SbS's page count is probably accurate.
     
  2. Darth Ludicrous

    Darth Ludicrous Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I believe so
     
  3. Dev Sibwarra

    Dev Sibwarra Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I'd consider the count for S^2 accurate because we've been hearing that this will be a long book from several other sources. Not so sure about the others...
     
  4. Freyja

    Freyja Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I emailed Elaine Cunningham awhile back and that is what she approximated the length of Dark Journey would be when I asked her.
     
  5. Darth Ludicrous

    Darth Ludicrous Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    rotfl, we go from SbS to SxS to S^2
     
  6. Balance_Point

    Balance_Point Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I hope they're right about that 384 page count, and Dark Journey isn't squished down to a 200 page book like EoV was.
     
  7. Galleon

    Galleon Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Amen to Balance_Point
     
  8. Han Soho

    Han Soho Jedi Youngling

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    It's about time we got some long books.
     
  9. Rebecca191

    Rebecca191 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Ugh, TAS is TOO SHORT! 288 pages for a hardcover?!
     
  10. Wedge 88

    Wedge 88 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Hardcovers hold more words per page. So as a paperback it would be over 300. And Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker (aka A New Hope novelization) and Splinter of the Mind's Eye both were not that long. But both very enjoyable.
     
  11. Dev Sibwarra

    Dev Sibwarra Jedi Padawan star 4

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    So far, Del Rey's hardcovers have had big letters and spaces. It might be slightly longer than a paperback would be, but not by much.
     
  12. RogueJaina

    RogueJaina Jedi Padawan star 4

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    The books wouldn't need to be longer if they would just eliminate the unnecessary plot threads and kick them to another book or something.
     
  13. Knight1192

    Knight1192 Jedi Knight star 6

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    Someone remind me. ^2 is what comes before the ^ squared, right?
     
  14. The Gatherer

    The Gatherer Jedi Youngling star 6

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    'Star by Star' is a long book... but I don't think it is THAT long.

    I am a little disappointed by the page count for 'The Approaching Storm'.
     
  15. Darth Ludicrous

    Darth Ludicrous Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    288 pages seems more like a prologue than an actual novel. Episode 2 hype?
     
  16. Anakin SkySolo

    Anakin SkySolo Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Well, TAS has been framed as a prequel to AotC in the same manner as CoD is to TPM. And 288 pages is about the typical length of a movie novelization, so perhaps TAS has about as much content as AotC or TPM.

     
  17. suncrusherX

    suncrusherX Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Shouldn't we be a little worried at the NOV release date listed?

    624, sweet.

    I thought dj was scheduled for JAN.
     
  18. DVader316

    DVader316 Jedi Knight star 7

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    I just got the DRIN newsletter, as well. SxS is 624 pgs ?? Last I heard it was a little over 5 and change. I really hope the page count is correct, just like the rest of you.

    Oh, and by the way, does anyone know when and where at TOS the SXS winners will be announced ? If so please enlighten me.
     
  19. cmulligan01

    cmulligan01 Jedi Master star 3

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    Suncrusher we shouldn't be worried about SbS be listed for November because that's one it is and has been since we started getting anything official on it.

    Same for Dark Journey. It is a February book but just like SbS and BP and quite a few others it's coming out the last Tuesday of the preceding month.
     
  20. suncrusherX

    suncrusherX Jedi Youngling star 3

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    hmm. I probably won't get it til several days into nov anyways. Hastings sucks. Still waiting for jedi vs sith 6...
     
  21. Jades Fire

    Jades Fire Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Knight1192: "Someone remind me. ^2 is what comes before the ^ squared, right? "

    Yes, the ^ is often used to denote an exponent, how many times a number is multiplied by itself.
    In this case, SxS becomes S^2 (S squared).

    DL, you suprised me that you knew that, being an English major and all. ;)
     
  22. Tahiri_2

    Tahiri_2 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    bigger is better, usually.
     
  23. Trandoshanjedi

    Trandoshanjedi Jedi Youngling

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  24. Trandoshanjedi

    Trandoshanjedi Jedi Youngling

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  25. Wedge 88

    Wedge 88 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Last post... deleted. Thanks :eek:

    And bigger is not always better. Case in point, VotF.
     
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