james Luceno in negotiations to write another SW book!!!!

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  1. ron corless Jedi Knight

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    I just read a blurb from an interview that
    James Luceno is in negotiatians with Lucasbooks and his publisher to write
    another SW book. But he can't divulge what
    the project is or where it fits into the
    scheme of things. Could it be the final
    NJO hardcover or the planned bridge novels
    set between Episodes II & III or a novel set
    in an unexplored era of the SW timeline?

    The blurb can be found right here in the
    Books section at TFN.
  2. Sturm Antilles Former Manager

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    It could be anywhere in the timeline. We have no evidence.

    If I had to guess, I'd say Rebellion Era or Rise of the Empire Era again.
  3. Wedge 88 Jedi Grand Master

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    Yep.

    Or... Ep3 novelization?

    Plus, we don't know if it'll go through or not. I hope so.
  4. ron corless Jedi Knight

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    Or maybe it could be the first post-NJO
    novel? Who knows? The possibilities are
    endless! I think it's going to happen.
  5. MattPeriolat Jedi Knight

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    I would agree that James would be ideal to do an Ep. III novelization. After reading Cloak, he'd be perfect, since I suspect a good portion of Episode III will be politically based.

    Matt
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  7. Ozzel TF.N Foreign Book Covers Staff

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    I'd like to see another book from him. I'm really liking Cloak of Deception (I'm currently reading it). :)
  8. ron corless Jedi Knight

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    I would love to see another prequel era
    novel from Luceno. He did a good job with
    COD. I suspect it might be the bridge novels
    between Episode II & III. He could be a
    perfect writer to cover the Clone Wars.

    The Clone Wars begin at the end of Episode II
    and end in Episode III. So Luceno could write
    about the Clone wars in between. He might do
    a good job.
  9. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    I hope he would do the first post NJO book. One author doing two prequal era books seems to much. They should share the wealth of the prequals.
  10. Jedi-Sith Jedi Master

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    Well I don't think they will be making anything past NJO for a while as it is still the area that the sequels will go if they happen. Lucas has still told authors to steer clear of that era. Ep 3 Novelisation I thought was Alan Dean Foster, yeah I know he wrote The Approaching Storm but I heard he was also doing the novelisation. Their is apparently two bridge novels between Eps 2 and 3 so he could be one of them or maybe a sequel of Ep 3. A sort of bridge between Eps 3 and 4. Their is 20 years there that can be explored heaps
  11. ron corless Jedi Knight

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    Lucas has said numerous times he won't be
    doing Episodes 7-9. Sad as I am to say this
    but I hope he changes his mind.

    But there's no reason why there can't be
    post-NJO books with Luceno doing the first
    one. They would likely be about the
    rebuilding of the galaxy after the long
    terrible confict with the Yuzzhan Vong and
    the exploration of the Unknown Regions and
    the Solo children becoming Jedi Masters with
    Ben Skywalker as their padawan learner.

    I wrote in a previous thread that Aaron
    Allston should write the first post-NJO
    book. But Luceno could be a perfect writer
    for it as well.
  12. Sturm Antilles Former Manager

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    All we have is conjecture until the end of the NJO series. And we have no idea what could go in between AotC and Episode III. It could be novels, or 2 trilogies for all we know. And Foster writing EpIII was just a rumor, although one I'd to see come true.

    Let's wait and see.
  13. ron corless Jedi Knight

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    I still think it could be an NJO book or a
    prequel era book. I think Luceno would be
    awesome to write the final NJO hardcover.

    He gives good descriptions of space battles
    in the AOC duology.

    Here's another idea:it could be an NJO
    epilogue novel where the galaxy rebuilds
    itself after the Vong wars. And Luke & co.
    pass the torch on to their children as heroes
    of the galaxy. The book could be out in the
    fall of 2004 since the last NJO hardcover
    would be out in the fall of 2003.
  14. ron corless Jedi Knight

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    We should hear an announcement soon of what
    new SW book Luceno is going to write.
  15. anyueman Jedi Knight

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    How do you know that, rc?
  16. ron corless Jedi Knight

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    Well Luceno can't say what the project is
    right now and he did say that he is in
    negotiations with his publisher and
    Lucasbooks regarding another SW project. It
    makes you wonder. It could be soon or a month
    or so from now. Who knows? I'm excited about
    it! Are you?
  17. Wedge 88 Jedi Grand Master

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    We already have a line up for a whole year. Of course most authors are gonna wanna right more Star Wars if their original projects were a success. First Micheal Reaves says hes in talks to do a series, then Greg Keyes is trying to write some short stories for Gamer, and now James Luceno is talking to do yet another project. This dosn't mean any of them will go through. Although I hope so.
  18. ron corless Jedi Knight

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    Here's a couple of highlights from that
    interview with James Luceno at EW'S Temple.

    It can be found right here at the Books
    Section at TFN.

    'Cloak of Deception' leads us to the events
    of Episode I as well as includes some hints
    regarding Episode II. Because of this, the
    book provides very important information.
    What made you to decide to write this novel
    which directly evolves to the movies?

    Luceno:From my first viewing of THE PHANTOM
    MENACE I hoped that someone would write a
    novel providing backstory on the Trade Federation and the Jedi, in their role as
    the guardians of peace and justice in the
    Old Republic. I was thrilled to be given the
    chance to do just that. Certain elements and
    some of the characters featured in CLOAK are
    the result of decisions made by George Lucas
    and the editors who oversee the STAR WARS
    novels. Just after I completed CLOAK, I was
    allowed to read the script for Episode II:
    ATTACK OF THE CLONES. To Provide CLOAK with
    continuity not only to THE PHANTOM MENACE,
    but also to "Episode II", I rewrote some of
    the scenes in CLOAK to include certain
    senators and other characters who are slated
    to play important roles to the prequel films.
    I don't know at the time if or how much of
    what I included would be permitted. But in
    the end, I wasn't asked to remove anything
    from the final draft of CLOAK.

    We all eagerly anticipate your next novel.
    Do you have any plan to write another bridge
    novel or New Jedi Order series?

    Luceno:I am currently in discussion with my
    publisher and with Lucasfilm regarding another SW project. Unfortunately I'm not at
    liberty just now to divulge the nature of
    the project, or where it fits into the scheme
    of things.

    Well there you have it! Somethings gonna happen. I can feel it!
  19. ron corless Jedi Knight

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    I think it would be fun if Luceno did another
    SW novel set set in the era of the Rebellion
    but 1 month after ROTJ featuring Luke,Han and
    Leia and dealing with the signing of the
    declaration of the NR. That would be good to
    see how the NR formed.
  20. Valiento Jedi Grand Master

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    You, mean the alliance of free planets? That was already covered in marvel, and later Truce at bakura sourcebook.
  21. ron corless Jedi Knight

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    Still it would be good if there were a novel
    that would deal with what Luke,Han and Leia
    did during the events of the Rogue Squadron
    books. They went their seperate ways:Luke
    went to go look for Jedi artifacts,Leia was
    running the NR and Han was chasing the Imperial Remnant. It would be fun if Luceno
    did a novel dealing with these events in that
    time period and the guy who runs The Ultimate
    SW Timeline suggested there should be such a
    book set 4-8 years after ANH and dealing with
    those exact events. I couldn't agree more.
    Luceno would be perfect for such a novel.
  22. Sturm Antilles Former Manager

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    I'm kinda tired of Luke, Leia and Han novels, especially in the Classic and New Republic time periods. I mainly want to see the Rise of the Empire Era open up. There's about 50 years of good stories in there alone.
  23. SithSpit777 Jedi Knight

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    Anyone consider the possibility that the NJO series ENDS with the Vong taking over and living in the known universe, and that the refugees flee the galaxy and have to go into the unexplored part of space, where the Chiss are from?
  24. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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  25. ron corless Jedi Knight

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    Maybe the post-NJO books could be about the
    Vong now running the galaxy and refugees are
    living in Chiss space. I hope Luceno does a
    post-NJO book. Maybe he'll do the first one.

    I love the idea SithSpit777!!
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