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Lit SCOUNDRELS - New Han Solo book written by Timothy Zahn!

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Kypsolo, Oct 16, 2011.

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  1. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Assuming that it's between ANH and TESB, Car'das would be out of it. Karrde might be involved off to the side, not getting in direct contact with Han. Booster would be in Kessel, or else he could be worked in. I might not put it past Zahn to bring back someone like Mazzic from TTT. But if Han's stealing something for the Rebellion, which is likely, I'd guess it's most likely that Han would work with Wedge and the Rogues, maybe Page. But it's all just guessing.
     
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  2. Zorkel567

    Zorkel567 Jedi Master star 4

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    If he includes Jaxxon, I'm in.
     
  3. TalonCard

    TalonCard •Author: Slave Pits of Lorrd •TFN EU Staff star 5 VIP

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    Sorry; it worked earlier... [link=http://www.theforce.net/humor/jaxxon/jaxxon-01.asp]Try this[/link].

    TC
     
  4. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    Oooh... Mazzic, now there's a name which takes me back.:)

    I'd also possibly enjoy if he somehow worked Fel and the Eighty Worst in as antagonists under whose watch Han stole something from. :p
     
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  5. JediAlly

    JediAlly Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I was doing a search, and I found a link to a website Knights Archive. There's a blurb on that site about this novel, and apparently Lando's also going to be in it. Guess that means this takes place some time before ANH. Here's a link to the blurb: [link=http://www.knightsarchive.com/2012/03/19/untitled-star-wars-stand-alone-by-timothy-zahn-blurb/]Han Solo novel blurb[/link]
     
  6. Daft-Vader

    Daft-Vader Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    "Ocean?s Eleven meets Star Wars in this classic adventure set just after Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. From #1 New York Times bestselling author Timothy Zahn."

    I see... issues here if Lando's in it
     
  7. JediMara77

    JediMara77 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I doubt Lando will be in it.

    That said, this is one of those novels where I really don't care about continuity at all, as long as the story and characters are good.

    Also, Mirax Terrik is a like-minded smuggler. [face_praying]
     
  8. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I wonder who the nine will be. Hopefully some pre-existing characters. I also like the tidbit that the cover will be a wrap-around portrait of Han's crew.

    I don't think there would be too big an issue if Lando was in it. He was in Yavin Vassilika without much problem, and since this novel is supposedly right after ANH, it could also work.
     
  9. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I get the feeling that this may blow up in such a way as to reset "what you pulled" to . . . whatever this is, and not Ylesia.
     
  10. JediMara77

    JediMara77 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I also had the same thought. That would be cool...
     
  11. JediAlly

    JediAlly Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Not if it takes place during the time of the Han Solo Trilogy novel The Hutt Gambit.
     
  12. Daft-Vader

    Daft-Vader Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    I agree... but

    "Ocean?s Eleven meets Star Wars in this classic adventure set just after Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. From #1 New York Times bestselling author Timothy Zahn."

    Its set AFTER ANH
     
  13. JediAlly

    JediAlly Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Oh. Well, Lando could still be in it, but he and Han don't cross paths. Or they do, but Lando doesn't become part of the Rebellion. I'm saying that the lack of info is enough to entertain some flexibility, thereby preventing any continuity issues at this time.
     
  14. Master_Optician

    Master_Optician Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I quoted the catalog description in my article word for word. It says "Han Solo, Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian at the heart of an impossible heist make this a totally accessible adventure."

    It's still early of course, and things can change. We'll see.
     
  15. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Last I checked, he kept the reward and just never had a chance to pay Jabba. Am I missing something?
     
  16. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    Didn't Crimson Jack steal his reward? And I'm going to go ahead and assume Han and Chewie are going to come out of this heist empty-handed.
     
  17. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah, Crimson Jack stole it before he could get to Jabba. Though I have no idea if Zahn is going to be aware of that or not.
     
  18. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Oh, right, the pirate guy. Meh.

    Also, why do I foresee the end result of this heist overriding Ylesia as the thing Lando's pissed about in ESB?
     
  19. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Could be interesting if Han is doing this heist to make up for losing his reward from the Rebellion.
     
  20. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Because I'm 99% sure that's what's going to happen.:p
     
  21. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I doubt it will actually be alluded to, but the name "Crimson Jack" being uttered in a Star Wars book, particularly a Zahn book, would make my day :)

    If he's mentioned, hopefully his criminally short shorts will be mentioned as well.

    [image=http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/c/c5/Crimson_jack.jpg]

    Oh yeah
     
  22. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    With Ylesia, originally wasn't the whole "what you pulled" thing in ESB related to the Tonnika Sisters (or certainly this was the inference five YEARS before Crispin changed it in HST). This is based on inference from WEG supplementary material as of 1993 (or potentially earlier).

    If so, changing canon doesn't appear to be an issue for what Lando is pissed at Han for...
     
  23. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [image=http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110205171537/starwars/images/thumb/3/34/13thConclave.jpg/640px-13thConclave.jpg]

    They obviously shop at the same store.
     
  24. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Aye, the hot pants...
     
  25. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Haven't seen much discussion of the Scoundrels excerpt in Mercy Kill.

    Even, you know, on the temp boards. What do people think of the setup?
     
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