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Lit Star Wars: Last Shot by Daniel Jose Older (Out on Apr 17, 2018)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by bsmith7174, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. firesaber

    firesaber Jedi Master star 4

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    Mind your heresy :)

    I'm all in for this book. Very interested in knowing what Lando was up to at least post ROTJ. I've yet to forgive the ST for their utter lack of Lando.
     
  2. Jedi Jessy

    Jedi Jessy Force Ghost star 5

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    Bloodline (5/6 years before TFA) showed that Lando still talk with Han and Leia (he sent some messages to her). I think Lucasfilm could bring Lando in the ST, especially when Lando has experiences enough to help the Resistance
     
  3. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony Super Bowl Pick 'Em Winner star 6 VIP - Game Winner

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    I wasn't intrigued, but now I am after reading the excerpt. It sounds like this book starts with 2 year old baby Ben and then probably has to flash back to why Lando is upset or maybe not. How much of this book will take place in the "present" time frame and how much will flash back to an event earlier? The cover made me think it was a story about them when younger and maybe it could be and how it relates to "present" circumstances, right?
     
  4. MillenniumFalcon2015

    MillenniumFalcon2015 Jedi Knight star 3

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    How about a Luke and Han novel and a Han,Leia and Ben novel after this?
     
  5. Giovs

    Giovs Jedi Knight star 3

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  6. UnshavenWookie14

    UnshavenWookie14 Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I wonder where Del Rey will place this on their timeline since it takes place in three time periods.

    Not that this is critical to the story itself, just curious where it’ll fit on my shelf haha


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  7. DarthInternous

    DarthInternous Del Rey Associate Editor star 2 VIP

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    Post ROTJ. That's where it makes the most sense to be.
     
  8. Mandalorian Riddler

    Mandalorian Riddler Jedi Knight star 4

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    Gonna be cool to read this :).. Always wanted to see more of these two in books. And now a personal book to ride with Solo. Awesome
     
  9. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm all about the New Republic Pilots Commission. I'm also curious where the capital is 2+ years after Jakku. Still on Nakadia? Or did it move again?

    Oh, plus all the Han & Lando adventures. I'm looking forward to that too. :p

    --Adm. Nick
     
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  10. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Master star 4

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    I find it ridiculous that the New Republic rotates their capital yearly. It would take six months to get their offices in order and then six months to decide on the next capital.

    If anything it should be voted on every three-four years.
     
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  11. Darth_Duck

    Darth_Duck Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    It wouldn't take that long to get their offices in order if their offices are on ships. Ones that can just pack up and leave whenever the capital changes. A mobile bureaucracy.

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  12. Yunzabit

    Yunzabit Jedi Knight star 3

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    I read the excerpt on StarWars.com and I didn't like it. I didn't like the writing style, though Han with his toddler son reminded me of some of my earliest memories of my father. Anyways, I don't like Lando coming to the door and punching Han in the face. Its a crappy way to move the story along. Lando wouldn't do that, even if he was mad. Also, Han's door has a doorknob. What the heck? A doorknob....come on. Does he have a butter churn in the kitchen as well?
     
  13. Jedi Jessy

    Jedi Jessy Force Ghost star 5

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    I'm really interested in read this book
     
  14. Maythe14thBeWithYou

    Maythe14thBeWithYou Jedi Knight star 3

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    This is so cool. I'll need to preorder this right away. I guess this is our Journey book of sorts in a way. It is cool though in its variety. I mean this is really a great idea. I think something with Luke could be done in a SIMILAR nature. Regardless I can't wait.
     
  15. wobbits

    wobbits Jedi Knight star 4

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    Really looking forward to this book!
     
  16. Maythe14thBeWithYou

    Maythe14thBeWithYou Jedi Knight star 3

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    I preordered this last night along w/Most Wanted. Both should be cool.
     
  17. Yunzabit

    Yunzabit Jedi Knight star 3

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    I'm gonna read it, but I have a bad feeling about this........
     
  18. Yunzabit

    Yunzabit Jedi Knight star 3

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    Ewok slicer prodigy.....seriously? o_O
     
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  19. Grievousdude

    Grievousdude Jedi Master star 4

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    A certain word sticks out to me as not Star Warsy if that makes sense but I like those covers with the different looks of the Falcon.
     
  20. DarthInternous

    DarthInternous Del Rey Associate Editor star 2 VIP

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    Curious, What word is that?
     
  21. Giovs

    Giovs Jedi Knight star 3

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    Love the covers, I'll probably display mine with the Han one, since he's my favorite character, but the Lando cover looks very good as well.
    Can't wait for the Post-ROTJ content in the book, so far my favorite novels from the New Canon are set in this era.
     
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  22. Grievousdude

    Grievousdude Jedi Master star 4

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    "In fact he looked downright Pissed".

    I guess it's because I've gotten so used to SW books having stuff like "he looked as angry as a starving Rancor" (probably not the best example I could come up with but Legends especially had a lot of sentences like that) over the years that seeing something being described so bluntly suprised me.

    Sorry if I'm coming off as being nitpicky, I'm still really looking forward to reading the book this just caught me off guard a little.
     
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  23. Todd the Jedi

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

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    I think one or two of the old EU books used pissed off. I'm decently sure an Aftermath book used it, and maybe a few other books as well.

    It's not too far removed from some other "earthly" phrases utilized in SW, IMO.
     
  24. Darth_Hydra

    Darth_Hydra Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    After some quick research using Google I found the phrase appeared in Crucible.
     
  25. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    As long as nobody says "totes", "bae", or "adorbs", it should be all right.