Lit Books from Clones' perspectives?

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Kaitan ISB021, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. Kaitan ISB021 Jedi Youngling

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    Hello--mods, feel free to move this to the proper thread if necessary.

    I'm desperate to find the series of books someone described that are written from the clones' perspective(s). Does this sound familiar to anyone? Does this unicorn exist? If so, could you give me some titles or direct me to the right place? Thank you!
  2. bmickey Jedi Padawan

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    I think you are after Karen Traviss' Republic Commando series. Although it is not canon anymore and many elements of it are overruled by the new canon it was and still is worth reading

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  3. Kaitan ISB021 Jedi Youngling

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    EXCELLENT!--thank you for that. It's OK if it is Legends -- just looking for someone who is a big TCW/clones fan.
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  4. Iron_lord Force Ghost

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    Traviss's TCW Legends novels (movie novelisation, and No Prisoners), while not part of the Republic Commando series, do contain a certain amount of material from the clone Rex's point of view (and Ahsoka's). Might actually be preferable to the Republic Commando series for that reason.

    Ryder Windham's YA series, Breakout Squad, is also TCW-themed with clone perspective playing a major part.

    For pre-TCW novels with a reasonable amount of "Clone perspective" - there's a few. The Cestus Deception in particular, has a higher percentage of it than almost any other.
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  5. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod

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    Medstar books also have quite a bit on the clones.
  6. Gamiel Force Ghost

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    In the Jedi Academy trilogy the clone Dorsk 81 is one of the characters, but I don't know if any part of the story is from his perspective
  7. Iron_lord Force Ghost

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    He gets his moment in the spotlight in Darksaber - and his successor, Dorsk 82, was one of the main characters in the comic Jedi Academy: Leviathan.
  8. Ulicus Lapsed Moderator

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    This should maaaaybe have been in our GENERAL QUESTIONS THREAD but, eh, it's fairly specific, so I'm fine leaving it as is.

    Also, after Gamiel's comment, I can't bring myself to lock and redirect. Absolute beaut.
  9. Iron_lord Force Ghost

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    Generally it tends to be a scene or two at most, rather than the whole book, in pre-PT stories.

    Dark Force Rising gives us a scene on Jomark from Joruus C'baoth's perspective, waiting for Luke Skywalker to eventually arrive.

    Specter of the Past and Vision of the Future both have a scene from Carib Devist's perspective.
  10. CT-867-5309 Force Ghost

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    I'm pretty sure Kaitan is looking for clone troopers, hence "the clones' perspective", not "a clone's perspective". That and a reference to TCW/clones.

    I don't want you to be misled, Kaitan. Dorsk 81 is a clone from an entire species that propagates itself with clones who becomes one of Luke's original Jedi students in Legends. He's not a clone trooper of the Republic.
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  11. Gamiel Force Ghost

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  12. comradepitrovsky Jedi Knight

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  13. SpecForce Trooper Jedi Knight

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    I would highly recommend the Republic Commando series. While they may have some stupid elements, I found the books consistently enjoyable. While filled with action the books also contain plenty of mundane elements; It's a series centered around the background characters of the SW universe. It has a gritty and quite dark tone to it. This may appeal to you, or if you only like the more classic SW stories, it may seem too different. It is primarily from the clones perspective and treats them as people rather than drones. This was a highly progressive view which even TCW failed to surpass. It focuses mostly on the special forces side of things, obviously Republic Commandos, but also ARC Troopers. If you really like the soldiers of the Republic I'm willing to bet you'll like this series.
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  14. iPodwithnomusic Jedi Knight

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    If you're also interested in comics, Star Wars Republic #68 is an amazing issue told from Commander Bly's point of view, I highly recommend it.
  15. SpecForce Trooper Jedi Knight

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    Hmm I never liked Bly. Just a jerk sociopath really. Didn't even hesitate to kill his commander. He freaking replied to Aayla's question right after murdering her.
  16. comradepitrovsky Jedi Knight

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    I've long since headcanoned that Bly and Aayla were sleeping together.
  17. CT-867-5309 Force Ghost

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    I love Bly. He's what a clone trooper should be.
  18. Bly Jedi Master

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    You're far too kind. :p

    With that said, before the push to portray Clones As Normal People who just happened to come out of tanks, I really liked how Bly was portrayed in sources like Republic and better still the old Reversal of Fortune comics---it was a good mix of, yeah they are people but you're still gonna be kinda weird after being trained from birth to be a soldier. He was human enough to banter with Aayla and fall in love with her (don't judge, I'll carry that torch to my grave), but he was also an officer in the GAR and his duty came first. Them's the breaks.
  19. SpecForce Trooper Jedi Knight

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    I'd say Delta Squad was the best portrayal of clones. Independent and human, yet they'll execute any order. It doesn't matter if they like it- they strongly disagreed with abandoning Sev, but they knew their duty. With this they still managed to be fun characters.