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Lit Journey to TLJ: Canto Bight

Discussion in 'Literature' started by GrandAdmiralJello , Jul 20, 2017.

  1. MartyAvidianus

    MartyAvidianus Jedi Padawan star 3

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    But I was looking forward to the pure black cover! :face_crying:
     
  2. Stymi

    Stymi Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    We need a novel with the title "Cover Not Final"

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  3. starfish

    starfish Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    How about a draw your own cover one? :p
     
  4. Yunzabit

    Yunzabit Jedi Knight star 3

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    I don't see the appeal of this book, yet I didn't think Phasma would be good, and it rocked!!!
     
  5. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    It would've been good with Catalyst and the whole theme of Krennic being unable to get a working superlaser


    Missa ab iPhona mea est.
     
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  6. MartyAvidianus

    MartyAvidianus Jedi Padawan star 3

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    Given the calibre of the authors involved.... I don't see any way this won't be a great book.
     
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  7. DarthInternous

    DarthInternous Del Rey Associate Editor star 2 VIP

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    R.I.P. "Cover Not Final", until next time old friend.
     
  8. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    Reallly.......


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  9. bsmith7174

    bsmith7174 Jedi Knight star 3

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  10. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    The guys in front are just like "we're so rich LOL"


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  11. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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  12. SWpants

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I love the cover. It looks so cool.
     
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  13. ifleninwasawizard

    ifleninwasawizard Jedi Master star 4

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    That has to be the most original and memorable SW cover in a while.
     
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  14. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Yeah, I too really like the cover.

    The details on each of the stories sound great as well.
     
  15. Yunzabit

    Yunzabit Jedi Knight star 3

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    I'm not impressed. I don't want to read the 40 short stories of From A Certain Point of View, no interest in this novella collection, and the TLJ novelization I don't need to waste money on. Basically I'm stranded on a desert island until May. Also, I a have a bad feeling about this. I think Disney is going to put the kebash on Star Wars written stories to focus on the movies and tv shows. First, they take away the Insider short stories for no reason. I think the books are next :( If that's the case, I better check myself into a mental ward, because I will literally go crazy.
     
  16. Darth_Duck

    Darth_Duck Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Dude. They're not taking the novels away.

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  17. my kind of scum

    my kind of scum Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Love that cover and all of the stories look like a lot of fun. Really looking forward to this collection.
     
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  18. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    I'll observe that the cover design, in addition to having this cool layering thing (transitioning from external to internal) also gives us a neat look at the buildings at Canto Bight. They look very Senate mushroomy in style. No relation to the Senate I'm sure, but it's neat to see that style again.
     
  19. my kind of scum

    my kind of scum Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    If you haven't seen it yet, there was a really good high resolution shot of the city in last month's Entertainment Weekly coverage.
     
  20. SWpants

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    OK that explains why it looks so weird and "fake" to me. I still think it's cool but on second/third look everything looked awkward - though I figured it was purposeful, over the top like casinos and the flashy elite tend to be. Your noting of the layers helps me better understand what I'm seeing.

    I'm hoping that this is kind of a mix of Scoundrels and Winner Lose All.
     
  21. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    I am reminded of... Mr. Toad....
     
  22. vncredleader

    vncredleader Jedi Master star 4

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    Wait this Mr. Toad?
    [​IMG]
    I am honest to god asking
     
  23. Dannik Jerriko

    Dannik Jerriko Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I'm quite looking forward to Canto Bight. I have fond memories of the old short story collections (Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina et al). I wouldn't have minded a similar collection pertaining to the guests at Maz's castle. I like the idea of having a background story to the interesting characters that we only catch a glimpse of in the films. Because these characters are often of no consequence to events in the storyline, it gives authors an opportunity to get creative.
     
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  24. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Did you have a look at the Aliens short collection? It's YA/younger material, but the stories are fun and a couple are set in the castle.
     
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  25. Dannik Jerriko

    Dannik Jerriko Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Jedi Ben I didn't pick that up. To be honest, I glanced at the cover and thought it was a visual guide. I didn't realise it was a short story collection. I'll be sure to check that out. Thanks for the heads-up.
     
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