Discussion in 'Literature' started by Wraith729, Oct 9, 2001.
I think it's going to be Zahn
Why Zahn? Could be anyone. A good while back there was something mentioned about Anderson writing at least one NJO novel, if not a duology. Now there seems to be speculation that he could write the fifth hardcover. Or perhaps A.C. Crispin will write it. Maybe Jeff Shaara will be the writer, though he's more historic fiction if you ask me. Literally, it could be just about any author, from those who have written in Star Wars before to folks no one has heard of.
I dunno why Zahn, i just have a feeling thats who it will be.
Fans have wanted Zahn to write it since the beginning, but if I had to guess, I'd say that Salvatore will get it.
My guess is that we're not going to be able to guess correctly who it will be.
For the first year or so, in all those predict the author threads, no one came up with Troy Denning or Walter J. Williams, let alone Stover, Dix & Williams, Cunningham, etc...
I don't think it's going to be Zahn.
In a perfect world it would be Salvatore, Keyes, or Denning, but It will probably be none of those gentlemen either.
I am personally hoping it will be Salvatore. I am a big fan of his work and Vector Prime is my favorite Star Wars book.
I'm hoping A.C. Crispin. The Paradise Snare is my all-time favorite SW novel.
Crispin, Allston or KJA for me
I'm fairly sure it WILL NOT be anyone who has written for the NJO, and I'm hoping it will be someone who hasn't written any SW at all.
It might be Salvatore. Then again it could be someone completely from left field who is tapped to pen the novel. It might even be a team effort, say Zahn and Stackpole. Who knows?
Despite not liking Vector Prime, I'm hoping for Salvatore.
I'd really hope it'd be Slavatore. He's an amazing author, despite the fact that I don't like VP.
But a collaboration of Tim and Mike... that'd be really faboo!
(Having a helluva headavche...)
I'm holding out for Salvatore too. Why not finish a series he started? I think it'd be great...
For now, I'm putting my money on James Luceno.
Salvatore will write it.
They are just waiting for the right moment to announce it.
It would be somewhat poetic (not in the poetical sense) if Salvatore finished the line of books he started, just like Zahn did to the Bantam books.
Zahn didn't finish the Bantam run, Jeter did. Anyway, Salvator would have to do a rush job to write a book of appropriate length when he's already working on several other projects.
Salvatore would have plenty of time [to write HC#5]. If he was asked to finish NJO, do you really think he wouldn't make the time for it? Besides he's still got about 3 years if he was asked now!
If he started now he'd have 2 years until it came out, but since he's still working on other projects, and even after writing it he'd have to have time for editing and all, that gives him a year to write it -- if he wanted yet another SW book in such a short time...
I thought that Allston finished the Bantam run?
Chances are it'll be someone we've never heard of. I'd be reluctant to say that any author has more than a twenty percent chance of getting S^2. However, I think that RAS is more likely to write the book than any other individual writer.
Yeah technically, Allston closed the Bantam run.
However, I think that RAS is more likely to write the book than any other individual writer.
I disagree. (although I am known to make mistakes. . . from time to time) Look at the NJO -- a different author for each story. Even the authors who were really liked, Luceno and Salvatore, were brought back only for prequel stuff, not to write another NJO book. It seems to me that for the duration of NJO, it's one story per author. Also, if Approaching Storm is good, I'd be very unsurprised if we find Alan Dean Foster writing for NJO, going in the reverse of the two aforementioned. It would hold a certain poetic something: the guy who wrote the first SW book and the first EU book closing off the first SW maxiseries as such... However, personally I bet they've already got someone, and that it's not anyone who's written SW yet. BUt it's just a guess.
It would be awesome if Michael A. Stackpole made his triumphant return writing the last novel in the NJO.
And he'd make it an unforgettable book. That'd be cool.
You know, Wratih, ive been "feeling" the same thing...and i have acknowledged that that "feeling" is probably just wishful thinking. A Zahn/Stackpole collaboration would be great...and if Zahn wrote it himself...I would be so incredibly happy! (And ghengis would be so incredibly sad )
But i think realistically, theres a good chance of it being salvatore...although Mastadge does have a very good point.