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Which NJO author has written the best non-SW books?

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Mastadge, Oct 7, 2001.

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Which NJO author has written the best non-SW books?

Poll closed Mar 22, 2012.
  1. R.A. Salvatore

    8 vote(s)
    32.0%
  2. Michael A. Stackpole

    7 vote(s)
    28.0%
  3. James Luceno

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Kathy Tyers

    1 vote(s)
    4.0%
  5. J. Gregory Keyes

    6 vote(s)
    24.0%
  6. Troy Denning

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Elaine Cunningham

    1 vote(s)
    4.0%
  8. Aaron Allston

    2 vote(s)
    8.0%
  9. Matthew Woodring Stover

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Walter Jon Williams

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  2. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Sorry, no room in the poll for Sean Williams and Shane Dix.
     
  3. Dev Sibwarra

    Dev Sibwarra Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I've read one or two books by almost everyone on the list, and Stackpole wins. Stover isn't bad either, but I've only read Heroes Die- not enough to formulate a complete opinion on his work.
     
  4. princess_of_naboo

    princess_of_naboo Jedi Master star 4

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    I was wondering, what non-Star Wars books have Troy Denning, Matthew Woodring Stover, and Walter Jon Williams?

    I am interested in reading somethings by them.

    EDIT: And Elaine Cunningham.
     
  5. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Matthew Stover has written some historical fantasy set after the Trojan War, and some other excellent fantasy. I think his first two books are out of print, but Heroes Die and Blade of Tyshalle are his best anyway. His fav book that he's written is Jericho Moon.

    Williams has written some good sci-fi, as well as The Rift which is an earthquake disaster novel. He's good at military sci-fi. Try Aristoi or City on Fire.

    Denning has written some fantasy I think, I've never read anything of his.

    Cunningham has written a bunch of Forgotten Realms novels dealing with elves I think, I haven't read any of her stuff either.
     
  6. 181st Fighter Wing

    181st Fighter Wing Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Stackpole. His BattleTech books are outstanding.
     
  7. JWK

    JWK Jedi Master star 4

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    RAS Demon Wars Saga and Homeland (Book one of the Dark ELf Triology)

    Simply the Best
     
  8. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Right, I know for a fact that there's more than six readers here...
     
  9. The Gatherer

    The Gatherer Jedi Youngling star 6

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    To bad Williams & Dix DIDN'T make the list... as I would have voted for them.
     
  10. FrodoBaggins

    FrodoBaggins Jedi Youngling

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  11. ImperialGirl

    ImperialGirl Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Aaron Allston has written the best and most underrated urban fantasy I've read, "Doc Sidhe" and "Sidhe-Devil." Mike Stackpole's other books are good, but none of them grabbed me like the Doc Sidhe books.
     
  12. Jedi_Xen

    Jedi_Xen Jedi Padawan star 4

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    None of the above, why on Earth isnt Timothy Zahn included? I mean the guy only gave us the three best books in the EU, with the Thrawn trilogy, what a great injustice to leave him off,*fake Jamaican accent* whats a matter with you man?
     
  13. Valiento

    Valiento Jedi Knight star 7

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    Is zahn an NJO author? I didn't think so, look at the question AGAIN....
     
  14. Jedi_Xen

    Jedi_Xen Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Oops Sorry every one my bad, its 3 am what do you expect? My brain shut down 2 hours ago. Thought it was an EU author question, *L* wondering why Kevin J Anderson wasnt there.

    Ok I dont like the NJO so Ill stick with my answer of none of the above.
     
  15. Valiento

    Valiento Jedi Knight star 7

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    Which too doesn't have anything to do with the question. It's asking best non-star wars book, written by a NJO author. Now if you haven't read any non-star wars books by those authors, then it would still be none of the above, ;).
     
  16. Jedi_Xen

    Jedi_Xen Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Damnit!!!! Ok brain just for that Im going to stab you with a Q-tip!
     
  17. Senator_Elegos_A-Kla

    Senator_Elegos_A-Kla Jedi Master star 5

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    I personall have not read any of thier non-SW books, but I know Keyes has written some Babylon 5 books, and I am a fan of B5, so I'd probably read his books rather than the other authors. But I'd read the Evergence Trilogy though, it looks like a good read, which I might do to get the idea of Sean Williams and Shane Dix's writing style.
     
  18. Arabwel

    Arabwel Jedi Youngling star 2

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    R. A. Salvatore is the one. His FR books about Drizzt are marvelous, and Servant of the Shard featuring Artemis Entreri and Jarlaxle... He's good. Extremely good.

    I really love some of his Forgotten Realms-characters who even come to my dreams along the SW people; Zaknafein, Drizzt, jarlaxle, Artemis... And dislike some; Ctti-brie, Wulfgar...

    He is amazing. Simply amazing. and he's created the coolest assassin in history; Artemis Entreri!

    Ara
    (Totally RAS-fan, assassin-wannabe, drow-wannabe, etc.)
     
  19. Darth Thrawn

    Darth Thrawn Jedi Master star 3

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    Without a doubt RAS, homeland is perhaps of of the greatest books ever written, and I can not wait for the latest forgotton realms, although i have not read ascendance yet, as i cant seem to find it in the UK
     
  20. Kier_Nimmion

    Kier_Nimmion Jedi Knight star 5

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    What about Zhan and his excellent 'Conquerers' trilogy?
     
  21. wilco

    wilco Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I picked MAS because I love his other books but I would have voted for Williams and Dix if they had been on there because Evergence is one of the best stories I have ever read.
     
  22. Ozymandias

    Ozymandias Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Denning & Cunningham have both written a number of Forgotten Realms novels. Denning has also written for the now-defunct Dark Sun setting.
     
  23. Lonewolf89

    Lonewolf89 Jedi Master star 5

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    Sure, his Star Wars books weren't the best, but Kevin J. Anderson wrote some killer X-Files stuff!!
     
  24. Gandalf the Grey

    Gandalf the Grey Jedi Knight star 6

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    Salvatore. Almost all his books are great (Vector Prime being a disapointing exception), but he's still improving with virtually every book. Servant of the Shard (which I just bought in paperback the other day :) ) is fantastic, especially the middle third.
     
  25. princess_of_naboo

    princess_of_naboo Jedi Master star 4

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    I just loved Greg Keyes' Age of Unreason series, and Sean Williams and Shane Dix's Evergence Trilogy.

    I hope to read some stuff by Matthew Woodring Stover soon, and maybe some Kathy Tyers too.


    :D


     
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