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What was the first SW book you ever read?

Discussion in 'Literature' started by AmeiaSkywalker, Jun 12, 2001.

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  1. Ooryl Qyrgg

    Ooryl Qyrgg Jedi Youngling star 3

    Feb 25, 2000
    Rogue Squadron
  2. RedLord

    RedLord Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Dec 3, 2000
    anh in 1977
    and then the eu Heir to the empire!!!
  3. mutley

    mutley Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Nov 13, 1998
    ANH in '77 and then most others ever since.
  4. peregrine

    peregrine Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 18, 2000
    Heir to the Empire
  5. Wes

    Wes Jedi Youngling star 3

    Oct 29, 2000
    1995 I read an illustrated novel of RoTJ. Then in 1996 I read Dark Force Rising which I bought back in 1994.
  6. Mecca-Don

    Mecca-Don Jedi Youngling star 2

    Feb 28, 2001
    The ANH novelization back in 1977.
  7. Darth_Kettch

    Darth_Kettch Jedi Youngling star 3

    Apr 29, 2001
    Jedi Search. While KJA isn't the best writer, it totally sucked me into the EU.
  8. Dewlanna Solo

    Dewlanna Solo Jedi Padawan star 4

    Oct 31, 1999
    The first book was Champions of the Force, after listening to the audio adaptations of Jedi Search, CoPL, and Dark Apprentice in 1996. The spouse borrowed JS and CoPL audio tapes from the library for a long car trip with the cubs. When we got back, we quickly borrowed DA, listened to that and then, (with Luke in a coma, the bad guys about to get Baby Anakin, and Mon Mothma at death's door) we discovered that the library didn't have the tape of CttF. Argh! And the book was checked out. Double argh!
    The cubs had several days of suspense until we got the book and I read it to them. I was pretty sure that Luke would be ok, but, not having any knowledge of other SW books (didn't even know there were such things) I wasn't too sure about anyone else in the story.
    Since then, I've read nearly everything (even the kiddy books) What I haven't read are most of the GoDV, about 1/2 the Bounty Hunter Wars, and the Darth Maul kid book from Scholastic.
  9. Slayer_Of_God

    Slayer_Of_God Jedi Youngling

    Jun 11, 2001
    Jedi Search was my first SW book and responsible for addicting me :D
  10. cavalier_one

    cavalier_one Jedi Master star 4

    May 21, 2001
    My dad had the anh novelisation and I read that a lot before the eu came out. Unfortunately, the first eu book I remember reading was The Crystal Star . . .
    Well, at least it could only get better . . .
  11. Jedi_Hood

    Jedi_Hood Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Feb 10, 2000
    The Crystal Star. Hated turned me off towards SW books for a couple of years.
  12. MariahJade2

    MariahJade2 Former Fan Fiction Archive Editor star 5 VIP

    Mar 18, 2001
    I first read HTTE, then I picked up the Novelizations of the films, and then I just read everything that came out after that, that I could get my hands on.
  13. Gry Sarth

    Gry Sarth Ex 2x Banhammer Wielding Besalisk Mod star 5

    Jun 24, 1999
    I first read the Zahn Trilogy (obviously starting w/ HttE)
    When I finished it I discovered that there were A LOT of paperbacks around, so I picked up Tales of the Bounty Hunters, liked it and been reading everything ever since.
  14. Lordban

    Lordban Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Nov 9, 2000
    Long time no seen such a topic.

    My first contact with the SW universe was when I read TTT, I've seen the movies afterwards.
  15. Admiral Maciejewski

    Admiral Maciejewski Jedi Master star 4

    Aug 9, 1998
    Hier to the Empire back in 1994.
  16. Wolfimus

    Wolfimus Jedi Youngling star 1

    Apr 21, 2001
    ROTJ-First thought afterwards:DANG IT, Dad was right, ROTJ IS the last one!
  17. I-poodoo

    I-poodoo Jedi Padawan star 4

    May 1, 2001
    First book: SW ANH novelization from local library in 1989 or 90.

    First EU: SotME way back in 6th grade. I felt so lucky I actually found a book that I'd read and enjoy for English class book report.

    Of the current EU: Dark Force Rising by you know who, through the local library. Read the first chapter and was like what the heck's going on. Returned the book, and a few months later found Heir to the Empire and then reread Dark Force Rising and was like now I get it.
    Ever since that I always read first book in a trilogy then second then third makes much more sense that way.
  18. Tiershon_Fett

    Tiershon_Fett Jedi Knight star 5

    Oct 25, 2000
    Star Wars: The Adventures of Luke skywalker circa 1978. I's OLD.
  19. kaijueiga

    kaijueiga Jedi Youngling star 1

    Feb 17, 2001
    First book was Star Wars (ANH) by George Lucas (Alan Dean Foster) ;) , way back in 1977.

    Second book was Star Wars, the Marvel comic movie adaptation. I think this version is way superior than the current Dark Horse release.

    Third book around 78 or 79 was, you guessed it, Splinter of the Mind's Eye.
  20. Destiny_Skywalker

    Destiny_Skywalker Jedi Youngling star 3

    Nov 12, 2000
    I got hooked on SW in 1993, and after watching the movies, I found my dad had an old dog-eared copy of the original novelization of ANH.

    A few months later I found that evil little kiddie series about Ken the Jedi Prince. I hated it, but I was desperate for some SW stories.

    Then in the winter of 93 my prayers were answered. I somehow stumbled onto Heir to the Empire. It was a huge book for someone my age (12), but I read it in two days. Since then I started buying every novel I could get my hands on. I don't even want to think about how long it would take me to read all of them without re-reading one.
  21. Mos_Eisleian_Radio

    Mos_Eisleian_Radio Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 26, 2000
    I read the Star Wars novelization back in 1977. That was before it was referred to as A New Hope. I also read Splinter of the Mind's Eye in 1979.

  22. Lonewolf89

    Lonewolf89 Jedi Master star 5

    Sep 26, 2001
    The first one I ever read was Shards of Alderaan.

  23. Draco_Starcloud

    Draco_Starcloud Jedi Youngling star 2

    Oct 25, 2001
    X-Wing: The Bacta War.

    GUARDSMAN Jedi Youngling star 1

    Aug 16, 2001
    First book I read was the Vector Prime of the New Jedi Order series. I saw the commercial of it on TV and got it at Barnes and Noble. then I went off to the Xwing Series, more NJO as they came out, and of and of cource picked up all three copies of the Thrawn Trilogy. Now I have the best of the best of the EU. I didn't go around buying every book and finding out that some of them really sucked LOL.
  25. IellaWessiriNRI

    IellaWessiriNRI Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jan 3, 2001
    hmmm... Shadows of the Empire, followed closely by Zahn's Heir to the Empire trilogy... and then all 9 books of the X-wing series... where I fell in love with Wedge Antilles [face_love] Stackpole is now my hero :)
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