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Lit Journey to The Last Jedi - The Rebel Files by Daniel Wallace (Canon too!)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by AdmiralNick22 , Apr 17, 2017.

  1. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Great points! Plus I like the idea that it took Ackbar some time to gather enough MC80’s for the Endor attack.

    —Adm. Nick
     
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  2. Angry Warlock

    Angry Warlock Jedi Youngling

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    Brilliant News, Was getting a bit worried. Thanks for the update Dan
     
  3. Angry Warlock

    Angry Warlock Jedi Youngling

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    B&M have confirmed this will be published by Titan Books in The UK.
    Titan have confirmed a release date of 1/5/18 with further info available later this month.
    Amazon.com from USA it is then !
     
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  4. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Man, nothing on Amazon or any other site yet! I really hope this is available on Tuesday, grrr! :(

    --Adm. Nick
     
  5. WebLurker

    WebLurker Jedi Master star 4

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    quote="AdmiralNick22, post: 54655271, member: 877694"]Man, nothing on Amazon or any other site yet! I really hope this is available on Tuesday, grrr! :(

    --Adm. Nick[/quote]

     
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  6. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Bleh. Well, guess it'll be a couple days after release 'til we get to read it, then.

    I'd check a physical book store on Tuesday, but literally every single one within traveling distance has closed in the last few years. :(

    edit: Excluding indie stores unlikely to get the book without special ordering, that is.
     
  7. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Have you heard anything else from your publisher? :)

    —Adm. Nick
     
  8. eddie1969

    eddie1969 Jedi Master star 4

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    Here's my communication with Quarto Kids (not based in the US, but the only division of the publisher who took the time to answer my questions about the book):

    November 1:
    I found out more information! Had to email the US team: This is what they said-- There are two versions of The Rebel Files. The deluxe edition that we will be publishing under our Epic Ink imprint goes on sale 11/14/17. The trade edition of just the book (without the deluxe case and extras) will be published through Chronicle in July 2018.

    Had to email the US team: This is what they said-- There are two versions of The Rebel Files. The deluxe edition that we will be publishing under our Epic Ink imprint goes on sale 11/14/17. The trade edition of just the book (without the deluxe case and extras) will be published through Chronicle in July 2018.

    So it should be available to order NEXT WEEK hopefully! I'm not sure why it isn't on our website yet. I'm sure it will be once the book is available to order [​IMG]

    November 10:
    Unfortunately nothing yet... [​IMG] I had a look as well today! We'll give it another week as amazon may just be super slow and then I shall ask the US team about it again!

    This morning:
    I'm chasing it up with the US team now! Especially since it's meant to go on sale here soon.




     
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  9. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Thanks for the info! Please keep us posted if you here anything else or if you find a link!

    --Adm. Nick
     
  10. LAJ_FETT

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

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    I've found the listing for the regular hardcover (Jul 2018) on Amazon US. Nothing on Amazon UK.
     
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  11. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    http://www.starwars.com/news/nycc-2...ey-on-the-upcoming-star-wars-rebel-files-book

    Kristin Baver, SW.com contributor, wrote the above article. When she's not contributing there, her main job is a writer at The Press Enterprise in Bloomsburg, PA. She's very nice and I actually had the pleasure of meeting her when she did an article on me for the aforementioned paper. I sent her a tweet asking if she had any info. Maybe she has the contact information of the author she interviewed or possibly a connection at the publisher and potentially she can get us some answers. I'll report back if she responds to my tweet. Fingers crossed.
     
  12. eddie1969

    eddie1969 Jedi Master star 4

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    That's been up for weeks now....
     
  13. bsmith7174

    bsmith7174 Jedi Knight star 3

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    Still nothing guys?
     
  14. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    If I hadn't seen the Deluxe Edition in person at NYCC I'd swear it didn't exist, lol.

    Finding zilch on Amazon or even the Epic Ink site.


    Missa ab iPhona mea est.
     
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  15. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    If someone finds me the link today to order it, I will personally buy them a copy. I need my best scouts, the most cunning Bothan spies, my fastest pilots, and my steadiest commanders on this!

    --Adm. Nick
     
  16. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Friend of mine checked in with the publishers' PR, who told her the sale date got pushed back. No date given.


    Missa ab iPhona mea est.
     
  17. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    They should change it to a Journey After The Last Jedi tie-in now
     
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  18. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    My aforementioned contact had no information. Since it's coming from Chronicle Books, I sent them a tweet asking about it.
     
  19. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Hopefully the delay is minor, I'd be really disappointed if it's not out at least by the release date of TLJ.

    --Adm. Nick
     
  20. Dan Wallace

    Dan Wallace Author: Essential Atlas, Essential Guides, RPG star 3 VIP

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    Only the standalone book is coming from Chronicle (and not until next year). The Deluxe is coming from Quarto/Epic Ink.

    I was under the impression it was still set for Nov 11 so I’m also in the dark. Earlier today I put an inquiry through to the PR people working on the release but I haven’t heard back yet.

    If it’s been delayed I can’t imagine it’s been delayed for very long, since as of a couple weeks ago I was still hearing that it was on track. Hopefully just a minor bump. Will update the thread when I have something.
     
  21. Outsourced

    Outsourced Jedi Master star 4

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    <3
     
  22. masterskywalker

    masterskywalker Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Is there anything in particular that's changed in your lore writing working with Disney vs. Lucasfilms? By that I mean, have the marching orders changed much when it comes to filling in the plot with fan sugary spackle?
     
  23. Dan Wallace

    Dan Wallace Author: Essential Atlas, Essential Guides, RPG star 3 VIP

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    In my experience, not that much. A big chunk of what goes into lore is essentially background stuff, and there’s no compelling reason for that to have changed much under the new canon. It’s still the same setting.

    So there’s no reason not to carry over Rodia, or Herglics, or Sienar Fleet Systems. By the same token if I need to reference an Alliance historian, why not use Arhul Hextrophon or Voren Na’al? They’re pretty self-contained as it is, and there’s no continuity reason why they wouldn’t still be there somewhere. Of course introducing an all-new character would be ok too, but from my perspective the new canon is an all-new production using the same stage and set dressing.

    It helps that the Story Group has people like Pablo and Leland who really know the old EU and can tell which things will cause waves and which things won’t.
     
  24. masterskywalker

    masterskywalker Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I imagine its not easy striking the balance between old and new material, but it looks great so far!
     
  25. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony Jedi Grand Master star 6

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