Book lengths from DRIN

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  1. Anakin SkySolo Jedi Master

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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 Manager Emeritus

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  3. Dev Sibwarra Jedi Padawan

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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 Jedi Padawan

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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 Manager Emeritus

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

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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 Jedi Youngling

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    Amen to Balance_Point
  8. Han Soho Jedi Youngling

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

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

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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 Jedi Padawan

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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 Jedi Padawan

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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 Jedi Knight

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

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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 Manager Emeritus

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

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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 Jedi Youngling

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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 Jedi Knight

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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 Jedi Master

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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 Jedi Youngling

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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 Jedi Padawan

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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 Jedi Youngling

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    bigger is better, usually.
  23. Trandoshanjedi Jedi Youngling

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  24. Trandoshanjedi Jedi Youngling

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  25. Wedge 88 Jedi Knight

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    Last post... deleted. Thanks :eek:

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