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Favorite EU Author

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Genghis12, May 8, 2001.

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Favorite EU Author

Poll closed Mar 28, 2012.
  1. R. A. Salvatore

    10.7%
  2. Mike Stackpole

    36.4%
  3. James Luceno

    10.0%
  4. Kathy Tyers

    10.0%
  5. Greg Keyes

    2.1%
  6. Michael Reeves

    2.1%
  7. Jude Watson

    1.4%
  8. Aaron Allston

    19.3%
  9. Kevin Anderson

    5.0%
  10. Dan Wallace

    2.9%
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  1. LanceJade

    LanceJade Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Mar 26, 2001
    Genghis, just to settle this, we should find a web page and make a poll and include every Star Wars author on it. Let them debate that.
     
  2. Pellaeon69187

    Pellaeon69187 Jedi Master star 5

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    Dec 28, 2000
    Timothy Zahn is the BEST SW author, in my opinion.
     
  3. Danamel99

    Danamel99 Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Jun 10, 2001
    I hate to go along with the masses, but in this case I must. I love Tim Zahn. His first trilogy re-newed my ongoing fascination with Star Wars. For that and the fact that I love his style, he is my favorite!
     
  4. crystal417

    crystal417 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Sep 20, 2000
    I'd have to go with Timothy Zahn.
     
  5. Dev Sibwarra

    Dev Sibwarra Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jun 4, 1999
    The poll asks for our favorite EU author, not our favorite among those listed. So, I'm going to have to submit a write-in vote for Zahn.
     
  6. Yun-Yuuzhan

    Yun-Yuuzhan Jedi Master star 4

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    May 9, 2001
    Timothy Zahn!
     
  7. Asyr Handor

    Asyr Handor Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Oct 11, 1999
    Timothy Zahn.
     
  8. barnsthefatjedi

    barnsthefatjedi Jedi Knight star 5

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    Feb 17, 2001
    Genghis is playing with our minds! His infamous hatred for Zahn's work has led to his exclusion from this poll! He won't let us choose him, thus forcing us to pick another favorite author!!! NOOOO, I'll never join you!

    Put's on Luke voice

    You've failed, Genghis. I'm a Zahn fan, like my father before me.

    G12: So be it, Zahn fan

    Proceeds to zap me with force lightning

    :p
     
  9. MariahJade2

    MariahJade2 Former Fan Fiction Archive Editor star 5 VIP

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    Mar 18, 2001
    Write in vote for Zahn.
     
  10. Krash

    Krash RSA Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oct 11, 2000
    Rogue Squadron is by far the best series in all Star Wars literature. Stackpole captures the intensity of the dogfights, and the personal drama of each character's story.
     
  11. Bror Jace

    Bror Jace Jedi Master star 3

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    Oct 30, 1999
    I want to vote for Timothy Zahn.
     
  12. Lordban

    Lordban Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Nov 9, 2000
    Today's recap, 7:30 am PST :

    1) Timothy Zahn & Mike Stackpole (the former being not on the list :D ) with 29 votes

    3) Aaron Allston (18)

    4) RA Salvatore, James Luceno, Kathy Tyers (9)

    7) Michael Reeves, Kevin J Anderson (3)

    9) Greg Keyes (2)

    10) Jude Watson, Dan Wallace, Greg Bears, AC Crispin, Brian Daley (1)

    **

    Genghis12, look at the way your own, biased
    creation went out of your hand : even though he's not offered as a choice, Tim Zahn is ex aequo with Mike Stackpole on top - and I didn't substract the vote from Jarik who clearly said he'd have voted Zahn instead of Stackpole, which would give Zahn the lead.
    You have recently reposted that from your POV, Zahn was no longer liked by the Star Wars Literature community. Your own poll states that it's your POV.

    Accept the lesson there's behind those figures, and those from all the polls where Zahn has been offered as a pick : Zahn is still #1.
     
  13. ChildOfWinds

    ChildOfWinds Chosen One star 6

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    Apr 7, 2001
    Timothy Zahn is my favorite author too. I voted for Kathy Tyers for this poll as she is a very close second.
     
  14. Wylding

    Wylding Jedi Master star 5

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    Aug 13, 2000
    I like'em all, but I notced that Zahn is represented...
     
  15. EMPRESS

    EMPRESS Jedi Master star 3

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    Jul 10, 2000
    eh. Timmy!
     
  16. Darth Tuna

    Darth Tuna Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Aug 18, 1999
    Yes! Zahn!!!
     
  17. JediTwinSunMoon

    JediTwinSunMoon Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Mar 8, 2001
    Zahn and Stakepole are great BUT it is Aaron Allston that I enjoy reading. He is the ONLY author who has made me laugh out loud...Yub,Yub Commander...
     
  18. Genghis12

    Genghis12 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nov 18, 1999
    LanceJade...
    "Genghis, just to settle this, we should find a web page and make a poll and include every Star Wars author on it. Let them debate that."

    :D I agree. To everyone else (well, a few people at least) - don't blame me that there is a fairly low limit on the number of choices allowed. Leaving Zahn out is no different than leaving the Davids' off or Hambly off, etc. People were going to be left off and Zahn was one of them. Get over it.
     
  19. Dewlanna Solo

    Dewlanna Solo Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Oct 31, 1999
    I've noticed that when Zahn is left off a poll many people cast a write-in vote, can the same be said for Hambly or the Davids?

    Tyers, Crispin, Allston, even KJA, I've seen get a handful of write-in votes on polls they've been left off, but nothing like the overwhelming write-in votes for Zahn this poll has generated
     
  20. Lordban

    Lordban Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Nov 9, 2000
    Seconding Dewlanna on this one.

    As of now, 32 of the 70 replies to this thread (this one included) voice a vote for Tim Zahn, even though there have been several remainders one should not vote Zahn as he's not proposed.
     
  21. MJ.Frodo

    MJ.Frodo Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Apr 1, 2000
    I've already voted,but of course I'd like to vote for Timothy Zahn if listed ;)
    He's my favor SW author,besides Kathy and Greg Keyes.
     
  22. Genghis12

    Genghis12 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nov 18, 1999
    Lordban...
    "As of now, 32 of the 70 replies to this thread (this one included) voice a vote for Tim Zahn, even though there have been several remainders one should not vote Zahn as he's not proposed."

    So, basically what you're suggesting is that those fans who like Tim Zahn may be illiterate? I suppose that is certainly one valid conclusion which can be made about your observation. That would certainly explain a whole lot about his popularity and those who like him :D
     
  23. MJ.Frodo

    MJ.Frodo Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Apr 1, 2000
    "those fans who like Tim Zahn may be illiterate?"

    Better illiterate and have fun :D

    The better thing with reading The Trawn Trilogie,is that it's available in every country, what cann't be said from the Marvel comics :D
     
  24. aleja

    aleja Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Sep 23, 1999
    Timothy Zahn.

    One has to be literate AND a critical thinker to be able to make an independent choice and not blindly accept what one is given. After all, the poll is not entitled "Favorite EU Author of Those Listed," but rather, "Favorite EU Author," which implies making a choice among all the authors who have ever worked in the EU. Therefore, those who are writing in are actually demonstrating their literacy by reading the title of the poll and responding in kind.
     
  25. Lordban

    Lordban Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Nov 9, 2000
    Genghis12, you're treading on a dangerous path (17 people on this thread flamed by your last post).

    No, it highlights all the more the fact Zahn is liked, plus it probably has not been read by several people who voted for Zahn without reading the entire thread.

     
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