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Lit Star Wars: Kenobi by John Jackson Miller

Discussion in 'Literature' started by DarthJenari, Oct 12, 2012.

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  1. DarthJenari

    DarthJenari Jedi Master star 4

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    One of the most recent announcements from the NYCC Del Rey Panel. Tentatively titled Kenobi, this will be a novel focusing on Obi-Wan Kenobi sometime after the events of Revenge of the Sith. It'll be written by John Jackson Miller (Knight Errant, Lost Tribe of the Sith, Knights of the Old Republic).

    Personally I think that the almost 20 some years between ROTS and A New Hope has always been an interesting time period, save for the crazy and ridiculously overpowered Force User running around every now and again. But what do we know about good old Ben and what he was up to during this time? He watched Luke for the most part, helped out Ferus a bit, and dueled the future Darth Krayt. For the most part that's almost 2 decades where he could've been getting up to any number of crazy adventures. This is just a promotional image, but he's clearly on Tatooine. So assuming the novel's just set there, what could he possibly be doing that'd be enough for a novel? I personally find it a little hard to believe he'd do anything except watch Luke if he was on that planet, however he is still a Jedi. If he saw people in danger he'd help. So perhaps it'll have something to do with the slave trade on the planet, or the Hutts, or hell maybe even the Tuskens. (Though i'm not sure how that'd play out with A'Shared being on the planet as well at some point, though it could work)

    Regardless I personally think this is a novel that has been a long time coming. Obi-Wan's one of the best characters in the series and one of the greatest Jedi of all time. Its about time we found out what he was really doing in his later years besides watching the future Grandmaster of the New Jedi Order. Thoughts?


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  2. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    I don't care what the subject is, I'm just happy that JJM is writing it.
     
  3. DarthJenari

    DarthJenari Jedi Master star 4

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    Just checked, Obi-Wan didn't meet Hett until 17 years BBY. I've always assumed Hett went straight to Tatooine after the Clone Wars, so i'm not sure how they didn't run into each other. Probably won't have anything to do with the Tuskens to keep it believable.

    I also didn't notice before, but that looks like the old Lars homestead in the background there.
     
  4. AirNeeva

    AirNeeva Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Whew. One book that I am actually looking forward to. *cough* coming up "Denningverse"*cough*.
     
  5. TheRedBlade

    TheRedBlade Jedi Master star 4

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    A feel that this artwork, if used as a cover, should be held up as an example of what all covers everywhere should be.
     
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  6. CeiranHarmony

    CeiranHarmony Jedi Master star 5

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    MUST HAVE, great art and congrats to JJM! can't wait
     
  7. CaptainPeabody

    CaptainPeabody Jedi Master star 3

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    Awesomeness.
     
  8. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Very interesting sounding. I wonder if there will be any more incidents of "Angry Drunk" Kenobi, or "Gimme your money, I need Groceries" Kenobi in the book.
     
  9. JohnJacksonMiller

    JohnJacksonMiller Mastermind: KOTOR, LTotS, Knight Errant star 3 VIP

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    And here would be my post on the book.

    Kept pretty quiet about this before now, I did. Hope you'll enjoy it!
     
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  10. Todd the Jedi

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

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    Somewhat explains why both Knight Errant and Lost Tribe are ending/on hold. Still, great announcent. Obi-Wan is sorely underrepresented in the EU. And this is a great period of time to explore the character.

    Though, hardcover. [face_frustrated]
     
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  11. Skywalker2B

    Skywalker2B Jedi Master star 3

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    Really looking forward to this one! Kenobi is my favorite part of the PT. It will also be cool to see Luke mentioned.
     
  12. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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  13. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    About time! :D
     
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  14. Skywalker2B

    Skywalker2B Jedi Master star 3

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    Thanks for posting here, John! Hopefully you'll get more than just me posting comments on your blog! :)
     
  15. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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    So that would be ghost Obi-Wan, I take it?
     
  16. Skywalker2B

    Skywalker2B Jedi Master star 3

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    Hey John, perhaps your next SW could be "Organa". ;)
     
  17. DarthJenari

    DarthJenari Jedi Master star 4

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    "Kenobi is a sweeping story that's part epic western, part high-stakes drama, part romance— but it’s all Star Wars, taking place in the early days of Obi-Wan’s exile to Tatooine. I shouldn’t expand too much beyond what Random House said on its panel and Facebook page, but I can say this. I’ve been working on this concept for years — I’ll talk more about that process later on — and the basics are pretty simple. The greatest hero in the galaxy faces his toughest challenge yet: He must stop being Obi-Wan — and learn to live as Ben."

    I think I speak for everyone when I say:


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  18. Skywalker2B

    Skywalker2B Jedi Master star 3

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    Yeah, I caught that too, but figured I'd let him change it to BBY.
     
  19. DarthJenari

    DarthJenari Jedi Master star 4

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    My bad. Haven't had my coffee yet. [face_coffee]
     
  20. Skywalker2B

    Skywalker2B Jedi Master star 3

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    NO! We don't want John to shut up! We want him to tell us as much as he can about his book! Or, at least, I do.
     
  21. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    hah. Barriss_Coffee was just speculating a while back that LFL probably had something like that in the works... guess she was right!
     
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  22. Eternal_Hero

    Eternal_Hero Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Perfection!
     
  23. LAJ_FETT

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

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    Adding this onto my Amazon list...
     
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  24. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    Thread title changed for clarity and to get more attention.

    I suppose this'll be my first JJM work that I read. Not that I've been avoiding the others--I've been meaning to get to KOTOR someday.
     
  25. colojedi7

    colojedi7 Jedi Knight star 1

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    So looking forward to this! Obi-Wan and Luke are my two favorite characters!! [face_party]
     
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