I feelll like you're all missing one author who, after his latest work, deserves the title of best EU author. James Luceno. Cloak of Deception, Labyrinth of Evil, The Unifying Force, and most awesome of all, Darth Plagueis. Luceno gives you a great plot, with real characters, great twists, and none of the extreme philosophy of Stover. After Darth Plagueis, James Luceno deserves the title of Best EU Author hands down.