For along time, Timothy Zahn was THE definitive author when it came to star wars novels. Lately, it seems that Zahn is not quite as revered as it used to be. There seem to be many reasons for this. 1) Emergence of other authors-After experiencing works of other authors, it seems that other authors have a better understanding of what Star Wars is about, i.e., more mythological and fantasy, less sci-fi. 2) Evaluation of Zahn's style - Some have complained that Zahn ignores the star wars mythology in favor of pure sci-fi. 3) New series - Zahn's second series seems to not be quite as revered as his first. This leads people to see him on more even footing with other authors. There may be other reasons, feel free to point them out if you like. Am I right, or is it just me?