"X-Wing: Solo Command," by Aaron Allston [Bantam, 1999]

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“Solo Command,” by Aaron Allston [Bantam, 1999]

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  1. Gandalf the Grey Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 14, 2000
    star 6
  2. Gandalf the Grey Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 14, 2000
    star 6
    [image=http://www.theforce.net/books/images/solocommand.gif]

    Summary:
    The hunt for Warlord Zsinj intensifies as Alliance officials realize that he's a greater danger than what's left of the Imperials. The hunt for his ship, the Iron Fist is underway as Rogue Squadron and Wraith Squadron unite, under Wedge's command, for the first time. In scenes reminiscent of the hunt for the Nazi battleship, Bismark, Alliance forces will harry and eventually make an all-out assault on the Super Star Destroyer.

  3. dp4m Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Nov 8, 2001
    star 9
    I'll show you cretins what for! This is a review!

    Where to begin. Let's just start with this -- Aaron Allston wrote the only Star Wars book EVER that has inspired me to read fan fiction. And I've been an active SW RPG gamer for 16 years, so it's not like I haven't been interested in fan creations!

    In no particular order...

    The "no ranks allowed" party.
    The "no boot" scene.
    Wedge's revenge on Janson.
    Myn and Lara.
    Wedge's belief in happy endings.
    The irregular usage of MSE droids.
    Kolot.
    The origin of "Kiss my Wookiee?"

    This book had everything. Humor, action, furballs (space and Ewok), drama, tragedy... all wrapped up in a convenient, paperback-sized package.

    I give this book a 10/10.
    (did I mention ONLY book that made me want to read Fan Fic? Ever?)
  4. Guinastasia Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 9, 2002
    star 6
    I give it a 10. This is one of the best.
    "Nice rear, Lt!" Plus we find out who Ton Phanan was going to give his money to if Face didn't have his scar removed. (And Tetran Cowall is a LOSER!!!)

    Plus, we meet a real life Kettch, we see Lara get by okay, Myn finally recovers, etc. It's perfect. Plus I like seeing Han in command. Especially when he starts teasing Wedge about how he'll put in a reccomendation for Wedge to get an instant promotion.

  5. JADES_FIRE Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 3, 2001
    star 4
    10 :D

    I think that dp4m & Guinastasia stated it perfectly. :D

    As per normal dp4m ;)
  6. neeldawg66 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 21, 2002
    star 8
    10. Another excellent edition to the X-Wing series, again Allston is spot on with the humor, especially when Janson ends up naked in front of everybody. That scene was hilarious.
  7. JacensGirl Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 25, 2003
    star 4
    my fave X-wing book so far! (i haven't read very many....yet)
  8. DarthJDDavis Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Sep 15, 2003
    9-10

    Loved this book! It had the perfect mixture of action, drama, and humor. The only thing I didn't like what Han Solo, he just seemed to not stay true to Harrison Ford's potrayal in the movies.
  9. Tha_Corran_Terrik Jedi Padawan

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    Oct 12, 2003
    10/10 Great book, as are all of them :) I agree with the first review. Han Solo is well portrayed, "Kiss my Wookiee."
  10. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Jul 9, 1999
    star 10
    Another great Allston book. I love how he cleared up some of the inconsistencies in The Courtship of Princess Leia.

    "Kiss my Wookiee!"
  11. jada_marnew Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2003
    star 5
    Aaron Allston is a genius, pure genius. This is the best Star Wars book I've read. I even read parts of it out loud to my child.

    The next time I get called into my manager's office, I taking off my right shoe and putting on the desk.

    "Nobody looks dignified when they are having fun" <------ This is wisdom!

    I'm even bent on doing a Lt. Kettch costume! [face_shocked]
  12. Sniper_Wolf Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 26, 2002
    star 4
    7 out of 10. As with all the Wraith Squadron X-Wing, I thought it wasn't as funny as some people think they are, and I just don't like them as much as the Stackpole ones.

    wolf
  13. Bravo Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 10, 2001
    star 6
    I gave the book a 9. It was a good book, although I haven't read it in a while, I can't really come up with any facts to support my vote. But I did like the book and it was very good; I liked how the author decrisbed him as a general and how he acted. It was a very good book all the way around.




    "One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do." - Henry Ford
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