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 Force Ghost

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    I'm thinking Matthew Stover.
    Though the hatred of EU writers in the film boards is obvious...
    What do you think?
  2. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    As long as it's not Kevin J. Anderson...
  3. JackG Force Ghost

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    Death Star 3...
    or DS prototype
    or Darksaber
    or Sun Crusher
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  4. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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  5. EviL_eLF Force Ghost

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    Timothy Zahn has always been the best EU author imo.
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  6. Saurion-Fett Force Ghost

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    George Lucus....I liked his last one
  7. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    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 Jedi Grand Master

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    Bring back Terry Brooks!!!
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  9. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    Ayn Rand. Now there is an author who knows how to convey empire-building.
  10. Saintheart Chosen One

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    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?
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  12. Ghost Chosen One

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    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 Jedi Padawan

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    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 Chosen One

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    Luceno, Stover, Zahn have to be my picks
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  15. Darth_Martus Jedi Grand Master

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  16. kenwastinger Jedi Grand Master

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    Zhan is overrated, and frankly, the Thrawn trilogy sucks. Stover has written many of my favorites.
  17. Jobertus Jedi Grand Master

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    I vote for Luceno, Stover, and Denning, in that order.
  18. DarthHutt Force Ghost

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  19. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    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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  21. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    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
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  23. hothie Jedi Master

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    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 Force Ghost

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    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 Force Ghost

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    [face_liarliar] i need surgery :_|