Lit One Sentence or Less -- GALAXY OF FEAR: THE NIGHTMARE MACHINE

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  1. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    In honor of the Essential Reader's Companion, I thought it would be a fun game to compose our own novel summaries, but for those busy professionals out there who can't swallow a 500-page guide. So let's see if we can boil these suckers down into one sentence or less. By "or less", I mean that you get bonus theoretical points for brevity - if you can do a phrase, even better. That said, I'm gonna go ahead and declare 1-3 words off-limits, because I can see a lot of people just saying "crap" or "best book ever" rather than actually summarizing.

    The goal here is to honestly encapsulate the gist of a book as briefly as possible. Readers vote for their favorite via likes, and each round should continue for at least a day or two, depending on whether a clear frontrunner emerges. I may or may not babysit this thing extensively, so if a given round seems to be over, anyone who wants to move on to the next is free to do so.

    Personally, I'm gonna go roughly chronological starting at Endor, but we can pretty much do any order we feel like - and both novels and comics at will. Once we get a bunch of winners I want to actually compile them into some kind of document, so while cleverness counts, try not to be so ridiculous that your sentence isn't actually helpful.

    Okay, The Truce at Bakura. Go.

    [:D]
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  2. stung4ever Force Ghost

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  3. instantdeath Force Ghost

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  4. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    Invasion of the evil reptilian soul-snatchers from another planet. No, really.
  5. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Extra rule: once a round is over, new submissions can supplant old winners if they receive more likes than the original did.
  6. Jeff_Ferguson Force Ghost

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    Jurassic Park is frightening in the dark.
  7. GrandAdmiralJello Emperor: Community & Lit

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    The book set right after the so-called Battle of Endor (which never happened).
  8. RebelJoseWales Jedi Grand Master

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    Techno-slavery, Imperials, and lizards, oh my!
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  9. AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature

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    Bakura or bust.

    --Adm. Nick
  10. Havac Some Guy Who Moderates Lit

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    Palpatine's dead, so space lizards try to steal everyone's souls to run their doors.
  11. Havac Some Guy Who Moderates Lit

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    Alternative submission (posted separate for the sake of keeping track of the likes):

    The Matrix, but with velociraptors.
  12. TheRedBlade Force Ghost

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    Luke the Ladykiller, Part 1.
  13. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    Luke defeats soul-snatching aliens but doesn't get the girl.
  14. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Seriously? No one's said it yet?

    Dinosaurs on a spaceship.
  15. blackmyron Force Ghost

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    Never mind the New Republic, here's a boring planet in the middle of nowhere!
  16. cavalier_one Force Ghost

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    Curse your sudden yet inevitable betrayal!
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  17. jedimaster203 Force Ghost

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    Luke has a relationship with a young boy, who is killed by space dinosaurs.
  18. darthcaedus1138 Force Ghost

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    Imps and Rebs fight raptors in pyramids.
  19. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Bump; giving TAB one more day.
  20. AirNeeva Jedi Master

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    Dinosaurs with humans.
  21. AdmiralWesJanson Force Ghost

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    Rebels and Imperials defeat dinosaurs who decided humans make great duracells.

    Dibs on RC:eek:rder 66: Four weddings and a funeral.
  22. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    That is one sneaky way to get a like by bringing up two at once... :p
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  23. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Speaking of which, I reserve the right to disqualify a winner if their line doesn't actually describe the book at all. Looking at you, @cavalier_one.
  24. AdmiralWesJanson Force Ghost

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    I've been calling it that for years, and didn't want to get ninja'd :D

    As for Cav_One, it does fit rather well. Both for the sudden but inevitable betrayal at the end, but for the dinosaur reference due to Wash. Great Firefly scene.
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  25. GrandAdmiralJello Emperor: Community & Lit

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    Yeah, you can't disqualify that entry. We'll revolt. :p

    ...well no, I don't approve of revolts. They're revolting. Um. We'll oppress you!
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