Lit The Last Jedi by Jason Fry

Discussion in 'Literature' started by GrandAdmiralJello, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. MagnarTheGreat Jedi Master

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    I hope with the picture potentially locking next month that means the novel and movie will be more in-sync.
  2. BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost

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  3. Onderon1 Jedi Master

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    Congrats, Jason. =D= Quite the pleasant surprise, to be sure. :)
  4. SensationalSean Jedi Knight

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    Yes! Great news, and it's fun to see the universal positivity here.
  5. LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master

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    Not a problem per se. Maybe "Ordu Aspectu" is High Galactic or Atrisian Basic for "Ordu Aspectu." ;) At any rate, I fully trust @jasonfry to do something with it some time in the future, if given the opportunity.
  6. snelson Jedi Master

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    it is nice Jason fry is writing the last jedi novel. I hope it will be good
  7. Darth_Duck Jedi Grand Master

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    How's the script, Jason? Am I going to like this movie?

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  8. Revanfan1 Force Ghost

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    I think I found a suitable way to express my excitement.

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  9. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    mm, space Latin.
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  10. Vialco Jedi Grand Master

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    Plo Koon: Not very subtle
  11. LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master

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    Well, of course I meant " (...) Atrisian Basic for 'Order of the Terrible Glare.'" But I'm sure you all got it. ^^
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  12. vong333 Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm happy that Jason Fry got a chance to write a movie novelization. It's someone different. The only request that I have for Jason with The Last Jedi Novel is that please, describe the color of the lasers that are fired and lightsabers. For example, Rey ignited her bright blue lightsaber blade and clashed with Kylo's red bladed weapon, or something like that. I say this because not everyone will watch the movie, and I remember my cousin asking me when he read TFA novel, what color was that chicks lightsaber again? He was one that didn't watch the movie. Just a little bit more description with the color of the lightsabers and lasers, and no sea foam color, or sea color, or cyan. If its blue its blue, no cerulean, if its aqua its aqua no derivative of the same stuff. Other than that, congrats.
  13. StoryWorthTelling Jedi Knight

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    but sea foam and sea and cyan and blue and cerulean and aqua are all different colors...

    also appropriate would be navy, teal, turquoise, baby blue, powder blue, ice, royal blue, sky blue, deep blue, blue-green, blue-gray, cobalt, iris, azure, sapphire, etc.

    It's not a matter of synonyms, it's a matter of specificity and descriptiveness. You can call it blue here and then cyan in the next sentence because repetition is dull, but both are technically correct because cyan is a shade of blue. And maybe in different lights the shade changes, and so why wouldn't it be appropriate to call it cyan in scene 3 and the color of the sea in scene 42?

    On the other hand, the color is not as big of a detail as how it is used. If the color is never mentioned, maybe the book just isn't very descriptive. But if I never know who's holding the lightsaber, or whether the lightsaber is on or off, that cuts into my understanding of what's happening and is far more problematic.
  14. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    So what are we saying, that we don't want anything like:

    Kylo's crimson weapon throbbed ominously.....
  15. Stymi Jedi Grand Master

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    Lol...please put that line in the book!

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  16. Yunzabit Jedi Knight

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    To my complete surprise, the TLJ novelization, being written by Jason Fry has been pushed back to March 6, 2018!!! It says so here on the Random House website
    http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/562319/the-last-jedi-star-wars-by-jason-fry/ebook

    I don't know why the hell this is happening. Maybe to prevent leaks for the movie? But that doesn't make sense either since the book was supposed to release the same day as the movie. This leaves a gaping hole in the book order. October has an anthology, and December has the pseudo-novel Canto Bight. Something should be announced soon to come around February? I really REALLY hope that they won't stop making Star Wars novels. Its (after the movies of course), the best thing about Star Wars. They already stopped having Star Wars Insider publish original short stories. Has Disney decided that people don't like Star Wars literature anymore, and will they only focus on comics and animated shows in 2018? Maybe they didn't like the selling numbers that the books get. I'm probably overreacting, but you never know.
  17. BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost

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    I hope that's a glitch cuz if it's March 2018 then the paperback would be, like, December 2018
  18. Stymi Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah, you're overacting. Lol. And not mildly. Also, they do still publish stories in SW Insider. But a lot less frequently...which does bug the **** out of me.

    Star Wars is publishing so much literature right now. More than in a long, long time. A wild conspiracy theory that they will stop making novels is just, well...short sighted is the nicest way I can put it.

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  19. LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master

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    Do they. They have stopped completely, haven't they?
  20. Stymi Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm pretty sure an upcoming issue has one...I think.

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  21. Stymi Jedi Grand Master

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    Ok, so I did a quick look. The last short story in Star Wars Insider was a Blade Squadron story in issue 172, released in April. They are now on issue 175, released just this month, September.

    So that's three issues in a row without a short story. Which sucks hard.

    The next couple issue don't look like there will be short stories either...but that could change.

    I'll be pretty ticked if they've stopped. Three issues with no stories is already not worth what I paid for the subscription. I'd save money buying single issues when a story is published.

    But...SWI has waffled on short stories back and forth many times.

    I'm hoping this trend is due to all the short story effort that went into the upcoming anthology.

    But it doesn't look good. Has anyone heard official word?

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  22. DarthInternous Del Rey Assistant Editor

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    Official word: no more short stories in Insider. None in 2017 and I would not expect any in 2018.

    This isn't really related to the From a Certain Point of View anthology.
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  23. Stymi Jedi Grand Master

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    Any word on why? Will there be another venue in which we'll be seeing more published short stories?

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  24. DarthInternous Del Rey Assistant Editor

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    Mostly a bandwidth and priorities decision. It might appear that writing a short story is a lot easier and faster than a novel - and it is, but not by much. We put as much diligence and effort into creating the shorts as we do the novels, which adds more work and pressure and creates more challenges. Now imagine doing one of those for every novel many times with the short arriving before the book. Suddenly you've added a massive additional workload on top of a full publishing schedule. And our goal isn't do just do little short stories to satisfy the unending craving for more Star Wars. We want the shorts to be as important and interesting as our novels. We want them to explore ideas and themes that the books might only touch on, or give primacy to a character that isn't in the scope of a novel or was merely a background character.

    Could that change and we start doing shorts again in Insider or elsewhere? Sure, of course, we love doing them, we know readers enjoy them and they're a lot of fun. Who doesn't love bonus Star Wars? Personally I have several ideas for shorts that I'd love to get developed. Heck, I took a character from a dormant short-story concept and turned him into my next SW RPG character. But it's just not feasible right now and if we can't do them well were aren't going to force it.

    Ask me again in 6 months and things might be different (though I doubt it).
  25. SilentGuy66 Jedi Master

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    If short stories have now stopped in SWI does that leave room for all the published stories to be collected into an anthology book for those that missed them?
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