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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. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    Lemme think of someone random... there's that one that got some weird attention from the fanart base, Sentepeth Findos, a Neimodian. Oh, and Pors Tonith is sort of low-rate. I consider him low-rate. All Toniths are low-rate. Jedi Starfighter had a Neimoidian villain... Ruuk I think it was? And there was a human with him, but I forgot that bloke's name. The one playing with trihexawhatsit -- Cavik Toth. Also would like, Sun Fac count? I'm on a role with video game villains now... ooo ooo Kul Teska! That guy was nuts!
     
  2. Nom von Anor

    Nom von Anor Jedi Knight star 2

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    Would Dua Ningo count? He led the CIS Bulwark fleet during some battles in the Core Worlds.
     
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  3. Daneira

    Daneira Jedi Knight star 4

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    Aside from the fact that they specifically serve the interests of COMPNOR, they're also an example of the decentralization of the military. The Empire is often seen in contrast to the bureaucracy of the Republic, but the various armed forces in the Empire are a system of checks and balances designed to prevent any one organization from having too much power.


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  4. SpecForce Trooper

    SpecForce Trooper Jedi Knight star 4

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    So they cover the same roles? Consistent with how Imperial organizations tend to balance eachother out.
     
  5. mbruno

    mbruno Jedi Knight star 1

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    Some time ago, I remember seeing something a book, similar to The Jedi Path, Imperial Handbook, etc., but it was about the rebellion. Does anyone know what I'm talking about, or was I imagining things?
     
  6. Daneira

    Daneira Jedi Knight star 4

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    Rebel Files by Dan Wallace. It's not out yet.
     
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  7. Groznik's Ladyshave

    Groznik's Ladyshave Jedi Youngling

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    Hi, can I ask a quick and hopefully easy question?

    I've just come back to the EU after a long break (The Crystal Star was still very new when I threw it across the room in despair). I've splurged on a bunch of books including the first several volumes of the New Jedi Order. I've also bought the Legacy Epic Collection. My question is, will reading the Legacy comics spoil the NJO? I mean specifically obviously - I'm assuming that I won't open the pages to find the galaxy under the rule of the Vong, that's fine, but I'd hate to read it and have specific events in the NJO story spoiled for me. Should I leave it on the shelf for a while, or am I safe to crack on?
     
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  8. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    In terms of specifics... yeah, I do think it spoils a couple of major galactic events, including a major part of the endgame, if not so much on the character level.
     
  9. Daneira

    Daneira Jedi Knight star 4

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    If you're trying to avoid NJO spoilers, stay off the internet.


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  10. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    Do we know of any planets with islands/rocks floating in the sky?
     
  11. Senpezeco

    Senpezeco Jedi Knight star 2

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    The Floating Rock Gardens of Ryloth spring to mind.
     
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  12. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    I think I've asked this before, but was it ever clarified why Wedge was so determined not to be promoted to general when his stated reason of believing he could do more good in a fighter cockpit than behind a desk didn't really fit with generals like Salm and Crespin (or Merrick in canon) who still personally flew into battle? Like, is there something I've forgotten about Ackbar specifically wanting him in a staff position or something?
     
  13. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    It wasn't just the "behind a desk" thing - it was that he didn't want to control a large force - a wing - he preferred to control a squadron.
     
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  14. DARTH_MU

    DARTH_MU Jedi Master star 4

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    somehow in the old canon being a squadron leader make you a squadron leader. Can't do anything else.

    Not so in the new canon, where a commander (command branch) can fly a TIE fighter if she chooses. Or a stormtrooper can become an ace X-Wing pilot one moment and be a ground garrison the next.
     
  15. Grievousdude

    Grievousdude Jedi Master star 4

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    So I was flicking through the James Khan ROTJ novel and I was fascinated by how accurate the description of how Palpatine rose to power still is considering the book came out way before the prequels and that a lot of extra details in the original OT novels have now been contradicted. So this got me thinking how much did the authors of PT era books/comics that came out from 1999 to 2005 know about what was going to happen in the then upcoming films? I think James Luceno probably knew quite a bit but what about the other authors?
     
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  16. Mightyrorschach

    Mightyrorschach Jedi Youngling

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  17. mbruno

    mbruno Jedi Knight star 1

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    Completely forgot I posted this question, but thanks for the answer.
     
  18. Clone Commander Cassius

    Clone Commander Cassius Jedi Youngling star 1

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    what is a good clone wars novel that deals with clone pilots dogfighting against Sep ships, preferably one that is more clone-centrist rather than just having them rely on the jedi to help em out?

    or same with OT era rebels taking out ties?

    a good in "your face, blow-by-blow space battle" type of novel is what I'm looking for. Preferably with our beloved clones, but rebellion is just as good...
     
  19. DARTH_MU

    DARTH_MU Jedi Master star 4

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    Not sure about clones in fighters, but you can check out Karen Traviss' books, maybe in Order 66 and 501st?

    Rebels taking out ties, X-Wing series by Michael Stackpole and I Jedi by Stackpole. And Wraith Squadron trilogy by Aaron Allston.
     
  20. MartyAvidianus

    MartyAvidianus Jedi Padawan star 3

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    I wonder why Disney doesn't release rogue one or episode 7 in 4k.
     
  21. vncredleader

    vncredleader Jedi Master star 4

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    The only story I can think of is "equipment" which was a short story tied in with Shatterpoint. You can find it in the new trade version
     
  22. lokie56

    lokie56 Jedi Youngling

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    Quick question about the Star Wars Omnibus series.

    For certain books the order of the actual release # of the issues included is not in order. Just to clarify is that because they are trying to keep similar stories together or because that is the actual better reading order.

    For example the republic series
    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars_Omnibus:_Clone_Wars_Volume_1:_The_Republic_Goes_to_War

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars_Omnibus:_Clone_Wars_Volume_2:_The_Enemy_on_All_Sides

    Is split at odd numberings where some issues are in Vol 1 and some in 2 but not in order.

    Just wanted to check if each of these issues are one off titles or if they are merged for other reasons.

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    Also for the stories that are covered in the Omnibuses is the full series included or are some issues not included.

    Thanks for any advice!
     
  23. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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  24. vncredleader

    vncredleader Jedi Master star 4

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    Wait trouble with what? I did not know Argus Filch was in the GFFA
     
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  25. PCCViking

    PCCViking Force Ghost star 9

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    The Squibs could be referring to the trio's species that Han and Leia dealt with in "Tatooine Ghost" and part three of The Dark Nest Trilogy.
     
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