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PT Club Jocasta: Han Solo Adventures

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by cubman987, Feb 19, 2018.

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Which book should we read next?

  1. Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter by Michael Reaves

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  2. Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader by James Luceno

    3 vote(s)
    27.3%
  3. Leia: Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray

    4 vote(s)
    36.4%
  4. No Prisoners by Karen Traviss

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Cloak of Deception by James Luceno

    3 vote(s)
    27.3%
  1. cubman987

    cubman987 PT Book Club Host - PT Trivia Host star 5 VIP - Game Host

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    Hey everyone. Starting up a thread for the next book club reading. So this time around I'm changing it up a bit and using my executive powers to chose what we are reading, and I'm picking the Han Solo Adventures, a trilogy of books by Brian Daley. I'm doing this for a few reasons:

    1. I thought this would be fun with the Han Solo movie coming up.
    2. I want to see how this works doing a trilogy, in case we want to explore doing this again in the future.
    3. I'm including the poll for the next book with this post so that people will have longer to vote. I've had a few people ask to keep the polls open longer so I thought keeping it open until the current book is finished would be the best way to do that.

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    The Han Solo Adventures are three books: Han Solo at Stars' End, Han Solo's Revenge, and Han Solo and the Lost Legacy. They first two were released way back in 1979 with the third coming out in 1980. These were the first EU books for a lot of Star Wars fans, as only Splinter of the Mind's Eye precedes them. Han Solo's Revenge was actually one of the first Star Wars books I read, after Tales from Jabba's Palace and the Thrawn trilogy.

    All three books are available in one collection on Amazon (with the cover posted above) and other sellers for a very reasonable price. You can also track down some used copies of each book individually online or probably at usedbook stores. And please don't forget about your local library!!

    So, the way I would like to do this is start off with At Star's End and progress through the books in order. If you'd like to participate but not sure you want to read all three books that is fine, but if you don't want to start until the 2nd or 3rd book I will ask you to refrain from commenting until we get to that book. If you start late and we are on the 2nd or 3rd book already but you want to talk about the 1st (or 2nd), go right ahead! I just don't want to spoil anything by discussing the books we haven't gotten to yet. Also, I know a lot of people have already read these books multiple times, so if you fall into this category please join the discussion as well, even if you don't plan on reading them again.

    So if you have At Stars' End, go ahead and start reading/discussing. Everyone else track down your copies and get to reading!


    I don't think I need to worry about posting decorum rules at this point, just always remember:
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  2. cubman987

    cubman987 PT Book Club Host - PT Trivia Host star 5 VIP - Game Host

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    @heels1785 can you sticky this one and unsticky the Lost Stars thread please?
     
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  3. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 9

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    I reread those a couple of weeks ago. Still good. But one thing stands out (since I was reading Crispin's trilogy as well) - Daley Han doesn't talk as much like movie Han as Crispin Han does.

    He says "isn't" instead of "ain't" and virtually never abbreviates his words - no " 'em " or "travellin' " or anything like that.
     
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  4. Mandalorian Riddler

    Mandalorian Riddler Jedi Knight star 4

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    Is Maul's worth the read! :) Love the dude.
     
  5. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 9

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    I liked it. If you want to support reading it next, vote in the poll.

    If you want to propose adding a different book to the poll (this poll, or maybe the poll for the next Club Jocasta thread when it comes up) - this is the thread for adding books to polls:

    http://boards.theforce.net/threads/club-jocasta-recommendations-for-next-book-s.50045933/
     
  6. Mandalorian Riddler

    Mandalorian Riddler Jedi Knight star 4

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    Thanks for the information :). And yeah Mauls story from TPM to Rebels is interesting.
     
  7. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 9

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    Shadow Hunter is, however, not that - it's set shortly before TPM.

    The Sith Hunters is the Legends comic covering (in flashback) the immediate aftermath of Maul's falling into the pit in TPM. TCW, Son of Dathomir, Darth Maul: Shadow Conspiracy, and part of The Wrath of Darth Maul, are your go-tos for post-TPM Maul.
     
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  8. cubman987

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  10. cubman987

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    Okay so vote for the next book and let's continue some discussion.

    Iron Lord brings up something to look at while reading these stories, and that's comparing Han in these books to how he is portrayed in the movies and in future media. Keep in mind there was only one movie when these were written so it's interesting to see how he ends up comparing to what we get in Empire, Jedi, and even TFA.....not to mention the plethora of canon and Legends material he would later appear in. Just something to think/talk about as we make our way through these books.
     
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  11. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 6

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    Unfortunately I have nothing to contribute. Never read Han Solo Adventures and probably never will.
     
  12. cubman987

    cubman987 PT Book Club Host - PT Trivia Host star 5 VIP - Game Host

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    I know a couple of people have mentioned to me there are going to get to this or will add their thoughts later, but I'm going to go ahead and talk a bit about At Star's End since I'm finished with it. Honestly, I still liked it just as well as I remembered it. It's a story that really feels for the most part like it could fit into the Star Wars universe, which is a little surprising considering when it was written. Han and Chewie are both written pretty close to character, with some slight differences that Iron Lord mentioned before. I liked how much the story shows the close friendship of Han and Chewie. Several times Han is ready to die for his friend and vice versa. The side characters introduced in the story all work pretty well. The Trianni duo become a nice support system in Han's scheme along with the 2 droids; Bollux and Max.
     
  13. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Oooh, this is a rare Legends book I've not read, so Club Jocasta and the upcoming movie(2 months from today you guys!) will be a good motivator.
     
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  14. PymParticles

    PymParticles Cruel but Fair Tyrant of New Films star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    My semester just ended, so I think I'm going to finally dive into these. Pulpy paperback Han Solo stories should make for perfect poolside summer reading.
     
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  15. cubman987

    cubman987 PT Book Club Host - PT Trivia Host star 5 VIP - Game Host

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    You should! I'm got sidetracked a bit but am about 3/4 through Han Solo's Revenge. These older books are great, they fit into the universe just fine for the most part but there is still something about them that you can just tell they were written in the 70's/80s - and I love that.
     
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