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  1. obi-TN Jedi Knight

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    Okay, but I thought they were making Prince Caspian as the second movie. Does the order of the books not correspond to chronological time?
  2. dwrd Jedi Padawan

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    No they don't. Douglas Gresham, C.S. Lewis's stepson owns the rights to the books. He changed the orders from publication order to chronological order a few years ago. It is a big debate in the C.S. Lewis arean of which is correct, and it is a 50/50 split among most scholars. In my opinion, and most of my coworkers at the bookstore etc, publication order is the way to go. I tell people when they are buying the book to look up the proper order before reading them.
  3. Hama Retired GSA, Retired RSA

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    Chronological order:

    1. The Magician's Nephew
    2. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
    3. A Horse and His Boy
    4. Prince Caspian
    5. Voyage of the Dawn Treader
    6. The Silver Chair
    7. The Last Battle

    Publication Order:

    1. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
    2. Prince Caspian
    3. Voyage of the Dawn Treader
    4. The Silver Chair
    5. A Horse and His Boy
    6. The Magician's Nephew
    7. The Last Battle

    Not that chronological order ever mattered to me. When I have kids, I'm still going to show them Star Wars 4-5-6-1-2-3.
  4. jedichic07 Jedi Master

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    I agree on both orders, Dylan, I read the books the way my set came to me in 1977?78? and when I first saw Star Wars of course I saw them in the order they came out- I am a first generation fan to be certin. If I saw them Episode 1,2,3,4,5,6 I would not have thought Vader to be a menacing, forbading villian. I would see him as I see him now, a sad puppet of the Emperor. It made the story more suprising as the events unfolded originally.
  5. obi-TN Jedi Knight

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    So if they do the movies in publication order, the first 4 will be in chronological order. Then, we'll jump back to a story between the first two movies. The 6th will be a prequel, and then we'll finally have the conclusion at the end. So I don't know if the four children are in all seven books, but if so, it looks to be a casting nightmare. You could have a kid be in 1-4 and then need a different kid for 5, a third kid for 6, and then any of those 3 for the 7th.
  6. SaberSpanker Jedi Knight

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    Ok someone who's read the books is going to have to fully explain this to Steiny. But from what I've gathered they're only "kids" in LW&W, none of the others. They are adult then. COrrect? And I believe we through in many new characters.

    Point is, I suggest you research it Steiny. The kids looks aren't important in this one.
  7. Hama Retired GSA, Retired RSA

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    No... the Pevensie children stay relatively young in all of the books, except The Horse and His Boy (it's during the time period when they are adults and reigning in Narnia as Kings and Queens). They get progressively older, but never become adults. The Magician's Nephew is a "prequel" that deals with the Professor as a child, so the child actors won't matter as much in that movie either.

    The main characters in each book:
    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Peter, Susan, Edmund, Lucy
    Prince Caspian: Peter, Susan, Edmund, Lucy
    The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Edmund, Lucy, Eustace
    The Silver Chair: Eustace, Jill
    The Horse and His Boy: Shasta, Bree, Aravis, Hwin
    The Magician's Nephew: Digory, Polly, Queen Jadis
    The Last Battle: Eustace, Jill (joined later by Peter, Susan, Edmund, Lucy)
  8. SaberSpanker Jedi Knight

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    Dang. My bad, I apologize. I never was very good at remembering the back of books :-D But I got part of it right! they DID get older, and new characters where thrown in for good measure ;)
  9. Doc_Savage Jedi Knight

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    I'm currently reading
    Worlds of Honor #4: The Service of the Sword by David Weber (January 19, 2006)

    On the list to be read:
    Richard Blade: Liberator of Jedd by Jeffrey Lord
    Who Goes There by John W. Campbell
    Black Destroyer by A. E. van Vogt
    Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan
    At All Costs by David Weber
    Wolf Time by Lars Walker

    Here's a list of what I've recently read:
    Time?s Eye by Arthur C. Clark and Stephen Baxter (January 16, 2006)
    The Technicolor Time Machine by Harry Harrison
    Into the Looking Glass by John Ringo
    The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum
    The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
    New Spring by Robert Jordan
    Wind Rider?s Oath by David Weber
    The War God?s Own by David Weber
    Oath of Swords by David Weber
    Stranglehold by Christopher Anvil
    Revolt! by Christopher Anvil
    Star Tiger by Christopher Anvil
    The Hunch by Christopher Anvil
    Experts in the Field by Christopher Anvil
    Compound Interest by Christopher Anvil
    Test Ultimate by Christopher Anvil
    Basic by Christopher Anvil
    The Nitrocellulose Doormat by Christopher Anvil
    The Royal Road by Christopher Anvil
    The King?s Legions by Christopher Anvil
    The Dukes of Desire by Christopher Anvil
    Strangers to Paradise by Christopher Anvil
    Richard Blade: Slave of Sarma by Jeffrey Lord
    Richard Blade: The Bronze Axe by Jeffrey Lord
    Stars Over Stars by Kathy D. Wentworth
    Black on Black by Kathy D. Wentworth
    Fallen Angles by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, & Michael Flynn
    The Armageddon Inheritance by David Weber
    Gust Front by John Ringo
    A Hymn Before Battle by John Ringo
    We Few by David Weber and John Ringo
    Mutineer's Moon by David Weber
    The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Morgwar by Terry Brooks
    March to The Stars by David Weber and John Ringo.
    March to The Sea by David Weber and John Ringo
    March Upcountry by David Weber and John Ringo
    The Apocalypse Troll by David Weber
    Isaac Asimov's Mysteries by Isaac Asimov
    Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Man of Bronze by James Alan Gardner
    The Ginger Star by Leigh Brackett.
    Father to the Stars by Philip Jose Farmer
    The Stone God Awakens by Philip Jose Farmer
    VALIS by Philip K. Dick
    Dare by Philip Jose Farmer
    The Blind Geometer by Kim Stanley Robinson
    The New Atlantis by Ursula K. Le Guin
    The Other Log of Phileas Fogg by Philp Jose Farmer
    Expanded Universe by Robert A. Heinlein
    Richard Blade: Gladiators of Hapanu by Jeffrey Lord
    Space Cadet by Robert A. Heinlein (read it many times)
    King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard
    The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Antrax by Terry Brooks
  10. Scruff Jedi Master

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    I've read several William W. Johnston lately and today I finished a W.E.B. Griffin book: By Order of the President.
  11. REVANLORD Jedi Master

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    I'm reading Danse Macabre right now, soon I'll be reading IT. (I'm a horror fan, live with it! :p )

    The Hooded Soul
  12. senator__padme Jedi Knight

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    I'm reading Everything Bad is Good for You (Steven Johnson)... pretty good so far. It's about how today's Pop Culture has become interactive and is shaping our cognitive skills. I'm also [supposed to be] reading Henry Kissinger's Diplomacy and Winston Churchill's My Early Life. I've read the first two and last chapters of Kissinger.. hopefully I can finish it before he comes to UT in March. :)
  13. Doc_Savage Jedi Knight

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    Sep 13, 2004
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    I'm currently reading
    The Stainless Steel Rat For President by Harry Harrison (March 08, 2006)

    Here's a list of what I've recently read:
    Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling (March 04, 2006)
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling (March 02, 2006)
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling (February 20, 2006)
    Through Darkest America by Neal Barret, Jr. (February 20, 2006)
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkhaban by J. K. Rowling (February 13, 2006)
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling (February 09, 2006)
    Time?s Last Gift by Philip Jose Farmer (February 06, 2006)
    Once a Hero by Elizabeth Moon (January 31, 2006)
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer?s Stone by J. K. Rowling (January 27, 2006)
    Worlds of Honor #4: The Service of the Sword by David Weber (January 19, 2006)
    Time?s Eye by Arthur C. Clark and Stephen Baxter (January 16, 2006)
    The Technicolor Time Machine by Harry Harrison
    Into the Looking Glass by John Ringo
    The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum
    The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
    New Spring by Robert Jordan
    Wind Rider?s Oath by David Weber
    The War God?s Own by David Weber
    Oath of Swords by David Weber
    Stranglehold by Christopher Anvil
    Revolt! by Christopher Anvil
    Star Tiger by Christopher Anvil
    The Hunch by Christopher Anvil
    Experts in the Field by Christopher Anvil
    Compound Interest by Christopher Anvil
    Test Ultimate by Christopher Anvil
    Basic by Christopher Anvil
    The Nitrocellulose Doormat by Christopher Anvil
    The Royal Road by Christopher Anvil
    The King?s Legions by Christopher Anvil
    The Dukes of Desire by Christopher Anvil
    Strangers to Paradise by Christopher Anvil
    Richard Blade: Slave of Sarma by Jeffrey Lord
    Richard Blade: The Bronze Axe by Jeffrey Lord
    Stars Over Stars by Kathy D. Wentworth
    Black on Black by Kathy D. Wentworth
    Fallen Angles by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, & Michael Flynn
    The Armageddon Inheritance by David Weber
    Gust Front by John Ringo
    A Hymn Before Battle by John Ringo
    We Few by David Weber and John Ringo
    Mutineer's Moon by David Weber
    The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Morgwar by Terry Brooks
    March to The Stars by David Weber and John Ringo.
    March to The Sea by David Weber and John Ringo
    March Upcountry by David Weber and John Ringo
    The Apocalypse Troll by David Weber
    Isaac Asimov's Mysteries by Isaac Asimov
    Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Man of Bronze by James Alan Gardner
    The Ginger Star by Leigh Brackett.
    Father to the Stars by Philip Jose Farmer
    The Stone God Awakens by Philip Jose Farmer
    VALIS by Philip K. Dick
    Dare by Philip Jose Farmer
    The Blind Geometer by Kim Stanley Robinson
    The New Atlantis by Ursula K. Le Guin
    The Other Log of Phileas Fogg by Philp Jose Farmer
    Expanded Universe by Robert A. Heinlein
    Richard Blade: Gladiators of Hapanu by Jeffrey Lord
    Space Cadet by Robert A. Heinlein (read it many times)
    King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard
    The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Antrax by Terry Brooks
  14. jedichic07 Jedi Master

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    Jan 28, 2002
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    ok, just finished the Divinci Code....very good! anyone else here read that?
  15. Basill Jedi Knight

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    Read it last year. I actually liked it. I love a good conspiracy, though I have to admit it does seem to lead you by the nose a bit. Almost put it down permanently sometime in the first chapter. Not sure why, but I just didn't like the writing "style." Not being a literary expert I don't know how to articulate it any better. It just rubbed me the wrong way sorta, like it started out kinda cheesy. Got through it and eventually finished it up on audio. (Played out much better in presentation format) Looking forward to the movie due out shortly.
  16. jedichic07 Jedi Master

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    BASIL! *runs and hugs him*
  17. Basill Jedi Knight

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