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Discussion in 'York/lancaster, PA' started by Rebel_Spook, Mar 10, 2004.

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  1. Jedipete33

    Jedipete33 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I don't know if you know this but when I went to tim zahn's signing he said his next project is a prequel to Survivor's Quest. It details the Outbound Flight back in the clone wars. I'm really looking forward to it.
     
  2. Rebel_Spook

    Rebel_Spook Jedi Master star 4

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    Yeah, I had heard that, it's one of the reasons I am so looking forward to it, to know what happened on the Outbound Flight project! And to say it is a prequel to Survivor's Quest is slightly off, in that SQ is a sequel to the TTT where we first here of the Outbound Flight.

    Have you read the Hand of Thrawn Duology that occur between TTT and SQ? They are also written by Zahn and would fill in a lot of gaps if you haven't.
     
  3. Jedipete33

    Jedipete33 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I haven't gotten the chance to read the thrawn dualogy yet. I'll get to it....eventually.
     
  4. Asyr Handor

    Asyr Handor Jedi Padawan star 4

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    The Hand of Thrawn books are amazing, probably my favorites, actually. Do you guys know when the Outbound Flight book is set to be released?
     
  5. Rebel_Spook

    Rebel_Spook Jedi Master star 4

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    I hate to say that the Outbound Flight Novel (still untitled) is not slated to be released until November 2005. So we have a bit of a wait on our hands.

    For the updated release dates, go:

    http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=9618960

     
  6. Rebel_Spook

    Rebel_Spook Jedi Master star 4

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    I picked up Medstar 1 the other night at Walmart and it is already in the pile of stuff that is going to the beach.

    Has anyone else read Shatterpoint yet? When I tried, it was a bit complicated and too deep to be an easy read. I plan to read it, but just think it's going to be a while before I try again.

     
  7. Jedipete33

    Jedipete33 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Yes, I've read Shatterpoint and I agree it's a really deep book. Unlike most sw books this one is very phycological. It may not be the best book to take on vacation. Also it doesn't really deal with the clone wars it deals with Mace's search to find out what happened to his padawan.

    If I had to suggest a book to take on vacation it would be The Courship of Princess Leia. I can't recommend that book enough.
     
  8. Rebel_Spook

    Rebel_Spook Jedi Master star 4

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    I read Courtship of Princess Leia a long time ago when it first came out. It was a decent book, but not all that great, IMO.

    Scott, I don't know if you've had a chance, but I would highly recommend the X-Wing Series of novels. Now those were some great books!

    As I have MEdstar 1 and 2 other non-SW books going with me, as well as several computer magazines to catch up on, I think I have more than enough reading material! :D
     
  9. Jedipete33

    Jedipete33 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Yes, I have read part of the X-wing series. Books 1 thru 4. And I agree that was some good reading.

    For vacation trips I recommend the transformers trilogy. They are really good books filled with constant action.
     
  10. Rebel_Spook

    Rebel_Spook Jedi Master star 4

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    Transformers? As in "More than meets the eye?" I didn't know they had made any novels for them. As much as I liked the cartoon as I kid and would love to have a complete collection of the G1 toys, I have way too many books on my reading list, Star Wars and otherwise, to add them to it. What generation are they stories based in?

    I have been reading the Transformers G1 comics that have been coming out lately, but that's about as far I will likely go in the way of reading Transformer stories.

    My favorite books of the X-Wing series were the ones involving Wraith Squadron!

     
  11. Analia_Ary

    Analia_Ary Jedi Padawan star 4

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    hey guys :)

    i just finished Cestus deception, it was really good
     
  12. Jedipete33

    Jedipete33 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Yeah, about those wraith squadron books... I kinda skipped them and went right on to book 8 maybe I should go back and read them.

    I'm glad you liked the Cestus Deception. All the more reason to read it myself. I'm going to have to pick it up this weekend at Borders. As long as I don't spend my money on figures.
     
  13. Rebel_Spook

    Rebel_Spook Jedi Master star 4

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    You skipped the Wraith books?!? What were you thinking?!? Those are some of the best SW stories written!

    I unfortunately don't have the money right now for Cestus Deception, so I'll probably not get to it until sometime next year...
     
  14. Asyr Handor

    Asyr Handor Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Don't skip any X-Wing books!!! Solo Command is about the funniest thing I have every read, except maybe SoA! They are so good. :D ;)
     
  15. Analia_Ary

    Analia_Ary Jedi Padawan star 4

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    i love the jedi apprentice books, yas i kno they are for kids [face_laugh] but they are great.

    i love all the prequel books
     
  16. Asyr Handor

    Asyr Handor Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I started out reading the JA books, but after awhile their were so many of them, and I wasn't really into them that much, that I stopped. I tend to like the post RotJ or NJO books more than the prequel era...
     
  17. Jedipete33

    Jedipete33 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Just because books are written for kids doesn't mean adults or teenagers can't enjoy them. I've read Legacy of the Jedi and own 3 of the 5 Boba Fett books.
     
  18. Rebel_Spook

    Rebel_Spook Jedi Master star 4

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    Heck, I know people who think ALL SW books are for kids! Unfortunately some of them are even in my family...

    I, personally, haven't read any of the "teen/kid" books, but may at some point for an easy, fun read.
     
  19. Analia_Ary

    Analia_Ary Jedi Padawan star 4

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    the Jedi Quest books weren't as good as the jedi apprentice books. :( and only one more to come out now.

    i haven't read any of the boba feet ones and i hav one lol ihavne't gotten around to readin it
     
  20. Jedipete33

    Jedipete33 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I finished Shadows of the Empire last week and I have to say the book bridges the gap between ESB and ROTJ very nicely. While I recommend the book don't forget about the comic. The comic takes and expands on the book in every way and even gives us Boba Fett in action where the book doesn't. Two very good reads know one should pass up.
     
  21. DarthAndreis666

    DarthAndreis666 Jedi Youngling

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    I have read SW Shadows Of The Empire and I have to say,that book was awesome.
     
  22. Jedipete33

    Jedipete33 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I just spotted at a local store the new reprints of the original sw trilogy books from scholastic. They feature new cover artwork and movie shots inside.

    I definitely want to pick these up.
     
  23. Jedipete33

    Jedipete33 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I just wanted to let everyone know that Star Wars Jedi Trial and Star Wars Hard Contact are now out to read.
     
  24. Rebel_Spook

    Rebel_Spook Jedi Master star 4

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    Great, that means there are 4 books out that I need to buy... [face_plain]
     
  25. Jedipete33

    Jedipete33 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Umm dave you better make that 5 books we both need to read. Yoda Dark Rendezvous is now out. Let the reading begin!
     
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