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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. Grievousdude

    Grievousdude Jedi Master star 4

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    Does Dooku know that Palpatine is Sidious in canon? I think the ROTS novel said he did from what I remember but I could find no mention of him knowing on his Databank page.
     
  2. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    It would be a bit hard to be The Apprentice and not know - especially since the two are running the war between them.
     
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  3. PCCViking

    PCCViking Force Ghost star 9

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    Definitely, although Sidious/Palpatine did have have servants who didn't know: Sate Pestage knew (I think), but Kinman Doriana didn't. In Outbound Flight, he thought Palpatine would be just as angry if he had learned Kinman was serving Sidious...he definitely thought they were two separate individuals. I'm sure the Separatist leaders (not Dooku) thought Palpatine and Sidious were separate individuals.

    As for Grievous, I think Labyrinth of Evil made it seem like he thought they weren't the same person either.
     
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  4. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    And CW - Grievous is very aggressive toward him, grabbing him by the front of his robes.
     
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  5. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    I always figured Dooku was the only one who DID know.

    Edit: Though now that I think about it, there were a few others.
     
  6. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    Possibly the only Separatist at least.
     
  7. vncredleader

    vncredleader Jedi Master star 4

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    Oh yeah definitely check out Betrayal. Anything from early "Empire" is worth reading
     
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  8. Daneira

    Daneira Jedi Knight star 4

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    Pestage realized Palpatine was a Sith pretty early on, I think when they had to rescue Plagueis at the secret society initiation.


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  9. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    Have we seen any non-human dressed in something resembling modern military uniforms?

    EDIT: also, what colours where the jumpsuits that the YJK:s had as semi-uniforms?
     
  10. Daneira

    Daneira Jedi Knight star 4

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    Not sure what you mean by "modern", but of course there's Thrawn, not just in his Imperial uniforms but in his Chiss Expansionary Defense Force outfit:

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    If the Jacen and Jaina on the book covers are anything to go by, they had a few different colors.

    This is the most common variation:
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    Not sure if this is supposed to be a different color or just the lighting:
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    Entirely new uniform on this one:
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    Raynor Thul is wearing a different outfit than the twins:
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    Another new uniform:
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    And yet another:
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    Bottom line, not sure if there is an official Jedi Praxeum uniform, and maybe the Solo twins just like to wear matching outfits.
     
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  11. MartyAvidianus

    MartyAvidianus Jedi Padawan star 3

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    The uniform on thrawn in the above pic is basically a ww2 German style National Revolutionary Army (Chinese) uniform circa 1930-1945.

    edit:

    his new uniform on the cover of Thrawn is reminiscent of ww2 japanese uniform circa 1930.
    although the Fengtian clique (Chinese) army of Zhang Zuolin in Manchuria also sported that style in their army also (before 1928)
     
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  12. Grievousdude

    Grievousdude Jedi Master star 4

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    So the Amazon kindle store has slashed the prices of all the Canon Marvel Star Wars collections to £1.80 each at the moment. I'm not really a comic reader (with a few exceptions I've never really bothered with them as they are expensive) but I am running out of SW novels to read so when I saw that the prices on all the collections or TPBs as I think they're also called is so cheap, I decided to check some out. I tried Obi-Wan and Anakin and thought it was pretty good and I'm currently reading the first volume of the Vader series which is fantastic. I've gone ahead and bought the other volumes of the Vader series but are the other Marvel comics worth reading? Are some better than others? I'm having to restraint myself from buying all of them right now.
     
  13. spicer

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

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    Good call on picking up Obi-Wan&Anakin and Darth Vader. I know I may sound like a broken record on these boards by recommending Lando on a regular basis, but, hey definitely check Lando! Other titles worth reading are Kanan, Han Solo and I'm not sure if Darth Maul and Doctor Aphra are available on the Amazon kindle store since both aren't finished yet.
     
  14. Grievousdude

    Grievousdude Jedi Master star 4

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    Thanks. I'll definitely get Lando as I am interested in seeing more of him. The others available for me are
    Star Wars volumes 1-4
    Han Solo
    Chewbacca
    Princess Leia
    Kanan volume 1 and 2
    Shattered Empire
    Poe Dameron volume 1

    There's also Vader Down which is slightly more expensive but not by that much. This seems to be one that follows on from other comics though.
     
  15. Jedha John

    Jedha John Jedi Padawan star 1

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    If you're enjoying the Vader series, you're going to love the Doctor Aphra books. I would recommend the SW series volumes 1 -3 plus Vader Down. And the 2 Kanan trade paperbacks.
     
  16. spicer

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

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    Vader Down can be counted as a part of the main Star Wars series and Darth Vader. So if you're reading Darth Vader I'm afraid you'll have to read Vader Down too, otherwise you'll find a gap in the story...

    In my opinion Star Wars is a hit and miss series, and more a miss than a hit. Personally I don't recommend it. Poe Dameron, Chewbacca and Priness Leia are ok but only if you are a big fan of the characters, otherwise skip them. Shattered Empire is a waste of time and money (although the art is great). Again, just my opinion.
     
  17. Grievousdude

    Grievousdude Jedi Master star 4

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    Where abouts does Vader Down occur in the timeline? Should I carry on with the Vader series , then read the main series and go on to Vader Down or does it occur between the 2 series?
     
  18. MartyAvidianus

    MartyAvidianus Jedi Padawan star 3

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    it looks like in between to me (simultaneously) . All a plan to get you to read all comic series.
     
  19. spicer

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

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    Vader Down is a crossover series between the main series and Darth Vader, but I think that reading Vader Down and Darth Vader only will be sufficient. Vader Down fits between Darth Vader Volume 2 - Shadows and Secrets and Darth Vader Volume 3 - The Shu-Torun War. Check out these two links for more details, and scroll down where are issues are listed in release&chronological order:

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars:_Darth_Vader_(Marvel)

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars:_Vader_Down
     
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  20. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    If you've the money and don't own any of the trades, there is a big DV Omibus due Sept time.
     
  21. SilentGuy66

    SilentGuy66 Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm currently reading the crystal star novel (2/3rds through)

    So far I wouldn't say it's the best novel but I've read worse stars wars books. HOWEVER from what I've heard from the community, crystal star is a book that's meant to be avoided like The Holiday Special. Can someone explain to me why?
     
  22. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    I haven't really heard it like that, honestly. It's more often characterized as "weird and goofy and stupid", as opposed to truly hated.
     
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  23. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    Its reputation has changed subtly over the years around here. When I was first here, people joked about it (religious propoganda blob from another dimension???), but nearly as often it was cited in conversations for serious discussion regarding the NR and Hethrir, Rillao, Tigris, etc -- at that time these characters were fairly new. Tigris, in particular, was favored among many folks as being a potential "next generation" hero.

    Now I think most people just remember Waru.
     
  24. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    And Lusa.
     
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  25. MartyAvidianus

    MartyAvidianus Jedi Padawan star 3

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    that's the book with Waru, right?
    If it is, I heard one of its flaw was that it read like a Star Trek novel instead of a Star Wars novel.