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Discussion in 'Community' started by Chancellor_Ewok, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Krusty_the_Clone

    Krusty_the_Clone Jedi Padawan star 4

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  2. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    Got The Big Roads and The Arabs for my birthday.
     
  3. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Bought [link=http://www.amazon.com/Leviathan-Wakes-Expanse-James-Corey/dp/0316129089]Leviathan Wakes [/link] and [link=http://www.amazon.com/Up-Against-M-J-Locke/dp/0765315157]Up Against It [/link]

    I am on a hard(ish) scifi rampage.
     
  4. LAJ_FETT

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

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    Just put a pre-order in for the Darth Plagueis novel and #3 in Stephen Leather's Jack Nightingale series on Amazon UK. Both are out Jan 19 here in the UK.
     
  5. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    [link=http://www.amazon.com/Ready-Player-One-Ernest-Cline/dp/030788743X]Ready Player One[/link]


     
  6. LAJ_FETT

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

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    Plagueis novel came Saturday and I'm almost finished with it now. Postman brought an Amazon US order today that had The Wrath of Darth Maul in it. (Had to get it from the US site since it wasn't in stock on the UK site. There was also a non-SF book in the order that was out of stock on UK).
     
  7. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    I'm 2/3 of the way through Darth Plagueis too.
     
  8. LAJ_FETT

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

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    I finished it last night and am considering a re-read in the near future. There was a lot to take in there!
     
  9. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's going to change how I watch TPM, that's for sure.
     
  10. JEDI-SOLO

    JEDI-SOLO Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Feb 12, 2002
    It def DOES change the exp of TPM for sure. I rewatched it and was smiling almost the entire time. Very cool.
     
  11. ImpKnight

    ImpKnight Jedi Master star 3

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    Thanks guys. I bought it in preparation for TPM 3D. Also got Daniel Abraham's The Dragon's Path . He's 1/2 of the writing team that is James S.A. Corey(Leviathan Wakes, which I loved)
     
  12. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    I cannot recommend this book enough.

    Today I bought [link=http://www.amazon.com/Back-Moon-Travis-S-Taylor/dp/1439134057]Back to the Moon[/link]
     
  13. emilsson

    emilsson Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Yesterday I ordered Darth Plagueis and I hope it will arrive before it is time to see TPM :).
     
  14. LAJ_FETT

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

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    I just finished re-reading it and I read The Wrath of Darth Maul. The latter is a YA book but it dovetailed nicely with Plagueis.
     
  15. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    [link=http://www.amazon.com/Neverwinter-Saga-Book-II/dp/0786958421]Neverwinter: Neverwinter Saga, Book II [/link] and [link=http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Plagueis-James-Luceno/dp/034551128X]Star Wars: Darth Plagueis [/link]
    It's been a long time since I have bought an EU book.
     
  16. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm waiting for the paperback for Neverwinter... definitely looking forward to it, though.

    Recently ordered the Star Wars A Long Time Ago volume 5 omnibus... which will be the last in the ALTA set.
     
  17. Shepherd492

    Shepherd492 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Just got Indiana Jones: Army of the Dead and Fall of Hyperion. Also picked up Batman Year One because I am a loser and haven't read it yet. Planning on ordering some starcraft books and the rest of the x-files novels that I haven't found yet.
     
  18. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    I was gonna wait for the Neverwinter paperback too, but I said **** it. And the final of the trilogy comes out in August and I won't wait.

    Bought:

    [link=http://www.amazon.com/Brimstone-Angels-Forgotten-Realms-Neverwinter/dp/0786958464/ref=pd_sim_b_18]Brimstone Angels: A Forgotten Realms Novel (Neverwinter Nights)[/link]

    and

    [link=http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Riptide-Del-Rey/dp/034552246X/ref=pd_sim_b_7]Star Wars: Riptide [/link]

    I literally not only bought this for the decent reviews but it looks like a yellow saber wielding Jedi Sentinel so I got it.
     
  19. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    [link=http://www.amazon.com/Carpathia-Matt-Forbeck/dp/0857662023]Carpathia[/link]

    It's Titanic meets 30 Days of Night.

    When the survivors of the Titanic are picked up by the passenger steamship Carpathia, they thought their problems were over.

    But something's sleeping in the darkest recesses of the ship. Something old. Something hungry.



    [link=http://www.amazon.com/Night-Sessions-Ken-MacLeod/dp/1616146133/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332014693&sr=1-1]Night Sessions [/link]

    Religion banned. Robots created. The robots find God.
     
  20. Cushing's Admirer

    Cushing's Admirer Force Ghost star 7

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    TTT, HoT, Death Star, Outbound Flight, and Survivor's Quest.

    Breaking my 5-year-streak of not reading SW EU because I want to learn about the Chiss for a fanfic series I'm currently doing with a friend. I also want to give Thrawn another try. I came to him very late (about 2006 just before I quit EU in 2007). I also love that Zahn creates two of the EU chars I adore. Gilad and Talon. Now, I want to see what it seems many view as the best EU char in SW Thrawn is all about.

    I got Death Star because I'm hoping to at least glimpse Tarkin and I'm interested in an Empire-era story. :D

    Over the next year, I hope to also get Gilad's major books so I can finish his arc too. That's the thing that bugs me: everyone but Talon (AFAIK), that I *like* (Thrawn is likely to be added to this camp soon) is *dead*. Plus, NJO onwards EU seems very *dark*. It is entirely likely that I won't bother with EU beyond Thrawn and Gilad. Though, if they do a Dooku novel or actually kill Luke, I'd seriously consider reading those.
     
  21. LAJ_FETT

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

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    I got Carpathia in a recent Amazon order. Haven't started it yet though.
     
  22. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    It's not quite what I was expecting but it's damned good. I am over 100 pages in a day.
     
  23. LAJ_FETT

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

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    Maybe I'll read that next.
     
  24. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    It is like Stoker's Dracula, Cameron's Titanic, rolled into one. There are even vague references to each though I would consider them easter eggs rather than an attempt and "the same universe".

     
  25. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    Got the following for Christmas, my birthday and just because:

    High Calling by Evelyn Husband
    Off the Planet by Jerry Linnenger
    Inferno by Dan Brown
    Darth Plageus
    Fate of the Jedi: Omen