Speculation Who should write the novelisation of episode VII?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by JackG, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Aug 15, 2011
    I'm thinking Matthew Stover.
    Though the hatred of EU writers in the film boards is obvious...
    What do you think?
  2. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

    Nov 21, 2002
    As long as it's not Kevin J. Anderson...
  3. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Aug 15, 2011
    Death Star 3...
    or DS prototype
    or Darksaber
    or Sun Crusher
  4. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Nov 19, 2007
    Alan Dean Foster.
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  5. EviL_eLF

    EviL_eLF Force Ghost star 5

    Mar 16, 2003
    Timothy Zahn has always been the best EU author imo.
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  6. Saurion-Fett

    Saurion-Fett Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Jul 3, 2001
    George Lucus....I liked his last one
  7. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

    Feb 18, 2001
    Is this like the director thread, where people list unrealistic choices because they like them and not because they would necessarily make a good director? If so, and we're just wildly spraying fangasm everywhere - I enjoyed and have enjoyed for a decade now, the works of George RR Martin. Even though he would never do a novelisation nor is his writing style remotely suited to Star Wars, I feel as a fanboy I can make this suggestion in a serious and earnest fashion.
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  8. Rodimus1980

    Rodimus1980 Jedi Knight

    Nov 1, 2009
    Bring back Terry Brooks!!!
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  9. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

    Aug 19, 2003
    Ayn Rand. Now there is an author who knows how to convey empire-building.
  10. Saintheart

    Saintheart Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Dec 16, 2000
    Seconded. Leave aside the invention of the duck, he was the first guy to name Palpatine in text. And anyone who's an Alien fan appreciates his work on the first three novelisations in that franchise: "Two dreamers," anyone?
  11. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

    Nov 15, 2004
    Has to be Stover. :D
  12. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

    Oct 13, 2003
    For the Sequel Trilogy:

    Luceno should write one (the master of continuity), Stover should write another (for sheer awesomeness), and even though I'm not his biggest fan I think Zahn should write another (for helping Star Wars find new life in the 1990's and setting the post-ROTJ stage).
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  13. MandaloreTheNerdy

    MandaloreTheNerdy Jedi Youngling

    Mar 15, 2009
    Tim Akers would do a good job His Horns of Ruin book was a great story that easily fit in a larger story which is what episode VII will be one part of a larger whole.
  14. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

    Sep 2, 2012
    Luceno, Stover, Zahn have to be my picks
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  15. Darth_Martus

    Darth_Martus Jedi Knight star 1

    May 11, 2011
  16. kenwastinger

    kenwastinger Jedi Master star 5

    Mar 29, 2004
    Zhan is overrated, and frankly, the Thrawn trilogy sucks. Stover has written many of my favorites.
  17. Jobertus

    Jobertus Jedi Knight star 3

    Oct 31, 2012
    I vote for Luceno, Stover, and Denning, in that order.
  18. DarthHutt

    DarthHutt Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Aug 2, 2000
    ADF FTW!
  19. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

    Sep 2, 2012
    If Stover does Episodes 7-9 in the style of his ROTS novel I want him. Luceno has stated he prefers working in the PT era and Zahn doesn't want to do anything NJO on. Since this might overwrite the NJO on we might get Zahn to do it. I do not want Denning to do it.
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  20. George Roper

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

    Oct 31, 2012
    J. K. Rowling.
  21. LAJ_FETT

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

    May 25, 2002
    I'd go for Stover or Luceno. I just can't get into Zahn's writing as much. I have the SW books he's done but I'm not a fan of Thrawn. I did enjoy the Mara Jade/Emperor's Hand books he did though
  22. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Dec 14, 2000
    Jet Lucas.
  23. hothie

    hothie Jedi Youngling star 2

    Jun 12, 2004
    Matthew Stover. RotS is hands down the best movie novelization so far. Although I really liked Luceno's Cloak of Deception and Labyrinth of Evil as set-up novels to the prequels.
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  24. Darth-Seldon

    Darth-Seldon Jedi Grand Master star 6

    May 17, 2003
    Stover is by far the best choice. Zahn is a far second (and would he even want to write the novel that likely erases the history he created with the Thrawn books?)
  25. IG_2000

    IG_2000 Jedi Master star 4

    Aug 5, 2008
    [face_liarliar] i need surgery :_|