Fanclub X-wing Series Fan Club: Home of the Dancing Gamorrean

Discussion in 'EU Community' started by Jedi-Knight-Corran, Jul 12, 2004.

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  1. SnubJockey Jedi Master

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    As I've said elsewhere and often, He was my favorite EU author, who created rousing stories and clever plots, managed to write the most realistic EU characters I read without heading into ALL JEDI ALL THE TIME territory, and discussed the realities of loss without delving too deeply into angst.

    He also wrote the best Wedge. (Sorry Mr. Stackpole)

    Starfighters of Adumar will always be my favorite SW EU book, but Mercy Kill was one hell of a last hurrah.

    End of an era.

    Yub, Yub, Commander.
  2. Mitth_Fisto Jedi Grand Master

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    Sep 29, 2005
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    I must admit that I deeply enjoyed all his books in the X-wing series. Especially what he did with a disjointed group of pilots and made them a true fighting, joking, laughing, force of a family at the end of the book. They were not mere static characters but had great depth. He will be missed, but his creations will always be cherished.
  3. Runjedirun Jedi Grand Master

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    Sep 3, 2012
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  4. Bardan_Jusik Mand'alor - Manager of EUC, SWC and Anthology

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  5. CPL_Macja Jedi Master

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    Stop posting pictures from my life :p

    Sent from a Galaxy far, far away via my comlink
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  6. Runjedirun Jedi Grand Master

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    Sep 3, 2012
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    I really like that he's hiding one of the boxes behind his back.
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  7. CPL_Macja Jedi Master

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    Props to the roommate/girlfriend/wife for recognizing the potential danger

    Sent from a Galaxy far, far away via my comlink
  8. imiller Jedi Master

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    Apr 26, 2004
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    Yup. I have this problem. Adding EU ships in the (hopefully not cancelled) upcoming wave doesn't help :)
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  9. Katana_Sundancer Jedi Master

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    Aug 13, 2009
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    The child in the TIE pilot uniform is adorable! And I kinda like the Death Star suddenly in place of the bookshelf.
  10. imiller Jedi Master

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  11. Revanfan1 Force Ghost

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    Relevant to this, from the new novel Honor Amongst Thieves:

  12. CPL_Macja Jedi Master

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  13. Runjedirun Jedi Grand Master

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    Sep 3, 2012
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    Are there x-wings in the new Han Solo book? If so I must put my name on the wait list at the library :)
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  14. Revanfan1 Force Ghost

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    Jun 3, 2013
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    Yes, indeed, Wedge and Luke and a few others were playing escort to Han and Leia, and that's when that scene happened (from what I've heard; haven't actually read the book yet).
  15. Runjedirun Jedi Grand Master

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    I am now officially on the wait list for this book at my local library :) Only one person in front of me. *is excited*
  16. Runjedirun Jedi Grand Master

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    Sep 3, 2012
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    My library book is ready for pick up [face_dancing] I'll be sure to let everyone know how much x-wing awesomeness is in it when I finish. (which may take a few weeks I have a full time job and two kids :p )
  17. imiller Jedi Master

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    Apr 26, 2004
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    Look forward to it!
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  18. Katana_Sundancer Jedi Master

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  19. Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Art Curator | Oceania RSA | CR of NSW

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    Curious to know how it is. I've been debating about getting the audiobook after hearing the snippet that David Collins and Jimmy Mac put together, it sounds good.
  20. Runjedirun Jedi Grand Master

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    Sep 3, 2012
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    Nothing earthshattering in the first 40 pages. Hopefully I will get to read more this weekend.
  21. Revanfan1 Force Ghost

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    I just realized something, guys! We're surviving the canon apocalypse a lot better than most of the other fan groups. Not only is Wedge Antilles still canon, but so are Hobbie and Janson! The only problem is, technically speaking, Hobbie's canonical name is just "Hobbie" and Derek Klivian doesn't exist, while Janson is just "Janson" with no first name. But hey, they both appeared in the movies (with speaking roles, even!) so we're getting out of this fairly clean. I'm not sure about Tycho, unfortunately. He technically does appear in ROTJ, but I'm not sure that's still him, since he's never called by name. But let's just go with it. :p
  22. Force Smuggler Force Ghost

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    Sep 2, 2012
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    Doing a reread of the series for the first time in years.
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  23. BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF

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    Jul 5, 2003
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    THE AMAZING JANSON WILL ALWAYS BE CANON (whether they agree with me or not.) That is all. :p I really want to see his cape of himself high kicking from Starfighters of Adumar though. That would be cool. :D
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  24. Runjedirun Jedi Grand Master

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    Sep 3, 2012
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    I can honestly say the X-wing series is what hooked me on the EU. I kept reading other trilogies/books/series hoping they would live up to them and none ever did.

    My guess would be that they just never bring up Tycho, Janson or Hobbie again. So their stories are safe. However if they did and their stories changed they would have stories and that wouldn't be bad in my mind either...[face_thinking]
  25. CrazyOldHermit Jedi Master

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    Aug 22, 2007
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    Yeah, better than nothing I guess.
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