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Lit GENERAL QUESTION THREAD (What to read? Where to start? What's canon? What's not? Duros, etc.)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Master_Keralys, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I try to turn off the screens (PC and TV) at least two hours before bedtime, partly because I've read the blue light from them can disturb sleep (I tend toward insomnia so I don't need that added problem). I spend that time reading.
     
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  2. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    So has there ever been any confirmation on whether or not General Madine survived the Liberation Day attacks in Life Debt? It would kind of suck if he died ignominiously in BOTH continuities.
     
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  3. spicer

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

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    I couldn't find the thread for the (canceled :() Star Wars: The Essential Characters, so I'll post this here instead. The incredible Doug Wheatley posted two unfinished versions of the cover
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    I hope that LFL and/or MARVEL gives this man a job in Star Wars. Aside from the cover to A New Dawn, and a handful of illustrations for that Kanan/Hera short story in SW Insider, it seems he's been forgotten. Oh, and I hope that this character guide gets released some day. More Legends? Yes please! Or at the very least, get re-purposed for the canon.
     
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  4. bhagavandas

    bhagavandas Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Morning! In which sequence I should start reading The Last Padawan comics??

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  5. ObiWanKnowsMe

    ObiWanKnowsMe Jedi Master star 4

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    Anybody read KENOBI by John Jackson Miller? Thoughts on it?
     
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  6. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I read it when it came out in HC - I enjoyed it. I'm also currently between books 2 & 3 for his Prey series for ST. Those aren't bad if you like Klingons.
     
  7. iPodwithnomusic

    iPodwithnomusic Jedi Knight star 3

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    You're talking about the Kanan comics right? Read them in release order.
     
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  8. Taalcon

    Taalcon Force Ghost star 4

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    This. While each arc has a flashback story set at different points in the past, it is designed to be read in order, there's an overarching present-day story throughout all issues, and there are moments in the earlier-set flashback scene that rely on recognition from having read the later-set flashback scenes that occurred in earlier issues.
     
  9. TheAvengerButton

    TheAvengerButton Jedi Master star 4

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    Question time because I'm confused.

    Is [​IMG] considered to be a DC-15s or a DC-15a in new canon? In the old EU it was a dc-15s. But now it's a DC-15a with the rifle just being a DC-15. IS THIS CORRECT?
     
  10. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    Beside dogs and vornskrs, what domesticable animals that are/can be used for tracking do we know of?
     
  11. spicer

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

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    The T'surr spicers from Telerath apparently used this reptile for such a purpose:
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    The species of the reptile is unknown. It appeared in Dark Times: Blue Harvest #4.
     
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  12. Snax Rebo

    Snax Rebo Jedi Knight star 4

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    Massiffs, as well as Anooba. Embo kept one of the latter as a pet.

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  13. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    What if in 33 BBY, a ship with Palpatine, Maul, Dooku, and Plagueis on it got blown up?
     
  14. Snax Rebo

    Snax Rebo Jedi Knight star 4

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    I imagine the Republic would eventually collapse under it's own corruption.
     
  15. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    Not sure I agree. The Republic's corruption had been pushed for a thousand years by the Banite Sith in the shadows. It's at least possible that people like Padme, the Bails, and Valorum could have saved it with the Sith out of the picture (Cloak of Deception certainly makes this case).
     
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  16. BadCane

    BadCane Jedi Knight star 3

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    Just read Star Wars #19 and

    why the hell did Leia let Aphra go? I mean, the in universe explanation is not really convincing. Leia just let her go because she promised to do good? C'mon... The way I see it, that's was forced so she could get back to the Vader comic.

    Thoughts?
     
  17. Snax Rebo

    Snax Rebo Jedi Knight star 4

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    Leia took her word on it and tries to see the good in people (as evident in the second SW annual). But, as you can tell, it really wasn't the best choice.
     
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  18. Darth Dnej

    Darth Dnej Jedi Master star 4

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    Great book. It really brought Obi-Wan down to earth. It's on the long side, but it's worth reading.
     
  19. SpecForce Trooper

    SpecForce Trooper Jedi Knight star 4

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    Strills are tracking hounds used by Mandalorians. Akk Hounds were used by Stormtroopers for sniffing out organics.
     
  20. Snax Rebo

    Snax Rebo Jedi Knight star 4

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    Is the D in dark side/dark sider capitalized? I can never figure out if I want to capitalize it or not.
     
  21. Valryk

    Valryk Jedi Knight star 2

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    Are there more novels/comics that feature Vader as main character and delve into his thoughts similar to Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader? Might I mention I already read Lords of the Sith and his Marvel comic.
     
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  22. Snax Rebo

    Snax Rebo Jedi Knight star 4

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    I highly recommend those two, especially Lords of the Sith. Be warned, a fair portion of that book isn't about Vader.
     
  23. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 6

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    That's what I thought made the book good - that the parts without the Sith were very compelling (for me at least).
     
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  24. Snax Rebo

    Snax Rebo Jedi Knight star 4

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    Oh I totally agree. Seeing Cham and his group was awesome and I especially liked the incompetent imperial they forced into working with them.
     
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  25. Grievousdude

    Grievousdude Jedi Master star 4

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    While he's not the main character in it as such, Shadows of the Empire which is set between TESB and ROTJ has a subplot involving Vader which has a few scenes that get inside his head. I'd say it's worth checking out for that.
     
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