Lit Dream book?

Discussion in 'Literature' started by DarthJaceus, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. DarthJaceus Jedi Youngling

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    So. If you guys, in some alternate reality, could have any kind of Star Wars book you want; what would it be? Legends? Canon? Reference book? Novel?

    Now that Star Wars Legends is basically complete, I was thinking an Ultimate Chronology - now that Legacy is finished, along with Dawn of the Jedi - we could have a chronology that is complete as possible. From the beginning to the end, with character profiles for prominent people - Kyp Durron, Palpatine, Lando Calrissian, Mace Windu, etc.

    So many cool possibilities.

    Thoughts?
  2. Iron_lord Force Ghost

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    Reference book-wise - something like Janes Fighting Ships, for Star Wars ships. High-detail descriptions, that elaborate on their history in service as well (when the first ship of the class was commissioned, what their role in the fleet was - when they started being phased out, etc.
  3. Daneira Jedi Knight

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    A reference book about the Western Reaches campaign, detailing every battle in terms of how many ships/troops were deployed, losses incurred, etc. Every so often include memoir entries or interview quotes from the officers, pilots, soldiers. cowritten by Jason Fry and Alexander Freed. Filoni then makes a extremely faithful television series adaptation.

    Also, a book focusing on the Imperial civilian government- the ruling council, the Imperial Senate. Sate Pestage is Grand Vizier but Amedda still has an important role. Lots of chapters at Imperial functions so we get a lot of drama with the courtiers. Multiple Palpatine POV chapters. Janus Greejatus is a must-have main character. written by Luceno.


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  4. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    The Coruscant Social Register: Your Guide to High Society and the Imperial Court, with illustrations, vignettes, and stories.

    Probably in the same series as the Jedi Path and the Imperial Handbook, so it includes goodies and comes in a special case.
  5. Ulicus Lapsed Moderator

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    An IU reference book (set in, say, 10,000 ABY) that examined various Star Wars stories, EU and NU alike, from a perspective that treated them as belonging to different cycles of the same mythos.
  6. Valryk Jedi Padawan

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    At the top of my head I can think only of a Phasma comic book or novel, and I'd like to see how the new canon handles the old eras thousands of years before the movies.
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  7. Darth Invictus Jedi Knight

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    Interesting, a far future look back, yo could have both Legends and canon be seen as differing interpretations of of the same history.

    My dream book-hmmm a Legends grand finale in which every plot thread is resolved, the Jedi Sith conflict ended, the Galaxy unified, the skywalkers achieving peace, and a new era of "exploration and good will between beings".
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  8. Darth_SHOT Jedi Master

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    My pick would be "Dark Empire" by Matthew Stover

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  9. Ewan Tibbetts Jedi Padawan

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    I would like a book about droids trying to feel the force. Triple Zero would definitely be involved.
  10. JediKnight75 Jedi Master

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    I want a duology or trilogy about Anakin and Obi-Wan during the Clone Wars. There's a four month gap between AOTC and the Clone Wars movie. That's enough room for a novel or two. It could deal with the immediate aftermath of Geonosis and show Anakin's final days as a Padawan. The book(s) could also introduce Asajj Ventress since they met before Christophsis. I'd like two books so they can have a larger campaign that could lead directly into the movie and the more Anakin and Obi-Wan the better. Then there could be a second or third book which leads into ROTS, culminating with the siege of Mandalor.
  11. Ewan Tibbetts Jedi Padawan

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    The first book could also show the galaxy's introduction Grievous. The malevolence arc is currently his earliest canonical appearance but in that everyone seems to know who he is.
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  12. JediKnight75 Jedi Master

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    True, that would be a good idea, it would give him a proper introduction rather than coming out if nowhere. I'd also like to see Dooku's role during the early war. He could still use more character development. Introducong Greivous and Asajj in a novel could add a lot of weight to the show. Also, they are both really good characters and them having a large role would be a lot of fun. There seems to be a lot of threads between AOTC and TCW that should be covered. I'd say it's more important than leading into ROTS
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  13. Iron_lord Force Ghost

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    If they do it - I'd like them to use the CW miniseries as a starting point, even if they don't recanonize it wholesale. Grievous still taking on Jedi at the Battle of Hypori (after all, Catalyst specifically mentioned it).
  14. DarthJaceus Jedi Youngling

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    I have to agree that a Phasma book or comic series would be awesome.
  15. Lugija Jedi Grand Master

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    I want a novel just after AOTC as well. How the war started, the first campaigns and so on. Even in the Legends the war starts, and then it's just a backdrop for adventures of the week, with little references to the larger scale stuff. Lead-up to RotS was better since it had Labyrinth of Evil and stories made after RotS was out. AotC never had a Luceno-story pleasure.

    So I wish for a Luceno novel about the beginning of the war, the separatists and Dooku. I remember saying this many times before.
  16. JediKnight75 Jedi Master

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    Showing Hypori in a novel would be fun. I feel that was the best way to introduce Greivous. Having him take on so many Jedi Masters at once was an effective demonstration of his power. I'd also like the inclusion of the Battle of Muunilinst; maybe not as a major part of the novel but as the opening scenes. I want the major events to be new, but that battle could be a good starting point.
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  17. jasonfry VIP

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    Xim, the Tion and the war with the Hutts. Don't care if it's reference or the backdrop to fiction.

    That's just one dream among several, but it would make me happy.
  18. Ackbar's Fishsticks Jedi Master

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    A book (or, better, a series of books) about Rostek Horn and Hal Horn, CorSec investigators, during Imperial rule. Written by Michael Stackpole.

    It would put them at a crossroads between the "Force user" and the "fringe" parts of the Star Wars universe (with them running a police department AND a Jedi Underground Railroad at the same time), but without the main characters actually being Jedi.

    It would have a really interesting premise of main characters trying to juggle between the need to maintain law and order, which has to exist in any society, with the need not to be corrupted by the rise of an increasingly oppressive regime. (Unlike in most of Star Wars, this one couldn't be resolved by the main character finally snapping and going "screw this, I'm joining the Rebellion!")

    It would act as a window into the stories of a whole host of underworld figures that we've heard about but whose stories in this era we've never covered and really deserve to be told: the glory days of Jorj Car'das, Booster Terrik, and Flirry Vorru, and the rise of Prince Xizor, Talon Karrde, and Mirax Terrik, maybe even with a few cameos by small-time scum like Garris Shrike or Thrackan Sal-Solo. Most of these people are Corellian, so you wouldn't have to stretch the story to include them.

    There are plenty of EU stories that I wanted to hear, but that's the one that I really wanted told. Alas, it didn't look likely even before the Great Reset - Stackpole dropped out of the EU after Dark Tide, and even before that, he never gave any hint that he was interested in telling that story.
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  19. Cheerios4u98 Jedi Knight

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    I'd like an EU novel that definitively ends Luke's story (and acts as somewhat of an actual closing to the EU storyline). Luke dies, and at the end of the novel he gets to be reunited with his wife, son, and father as Force ghosts or something.

    In the canon I'd love to see a novel about Light-side Dooku and Qui-gon Jinn. I think that would be fascinating.
  20. Vthuil Force Ghost

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    I don't know about my "dream book", but I think Dooku desperately, desperately NEEDS a book.
  21. JediKnight75 Jedi Master

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    So true. Maybe they should release a few PT era books. Have Luceno write "Dooku" similar to how he wrote Plaguise. Maybe the intro could be him training Qui-gon and then go into their relationship. It could follow this by showing his years as a Jedi Master and some of his early disillusionment with the Jedi Order. The second half could be him joining Palpatine, his role in the Separatist movement. through the Clone Wars. I may actually want such a book just as much as I want some Clone Wars Anakin and Obi-Wan books. Also, they need to do a Padme political novel that focuses on the Separatist crisis into the Clone Wars with maybe an introduction showing her transitioning from Queen to politician. Padme should appear in an Anakin and Obi-Wan book, but she deserves more. Padme should have gotten her own novel by now. She has had far to small of a role in Star Wars
  22. DarthJaceus Jedi Youngling

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    You hit it right on the head - this would be freaking awesome!!!

    I think some of Count Dooku and Jinn's adventures could use a spotlight too
  23. Darth_Henning Jedi Master

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    I have never considered this before, and somehow I really REALLY want it right now.
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  24. Cheerios4u98 Jedi Knight

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    Not my dream book but Padme absolutely needs a novel of some sort. I can't believe there isn't a Padme novel by now.
  25. mes520 Jedi Master

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    A Padme novel is my dream book.
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