Discussion in 'Literature' started by ThrawnFreak, Oct 3, 2001.
I'd have to say Tolkein, I've only read the hobbit and haven't got around to reading LotR yet. Zahn is still brillant and so is Lucas's vision.
BTW,are you asking which is best? Worst? Which has eaten the most bologna sandwiches in their lives? Names without a question to go with them mean nothing in a poll?
Two are authors and one is a filmmaker, so what the hell are you asking?
I vote for d.) Keyes.
Actually, I think Kyp would beat them blob racing. I hear he owns the fastest blob in the galaxy.
That is what this is about, right? Blob racing?
I would definitely say not Tolkein since he has a tendancy to draw the beginning too much.
JWK: read LOTR! its the best book ever...i have read it 4 times even tho it is 1000+ pages! Im asking which is best...not the bologna thing I know two are authors and one is a film maker, but Lucas had to think up SW didnt he?! he wrote the lines and developed the plot, which makes him an author. Anyway, just vote for which one you like best...
Someone who writes books is an author. Alan Dean Foster is the author of A New Hope, not George Lucas. George Lucas is the creator. If you wanna be picky, he is also the screenwriter or whatever, but author is the wrong word.
All those who claim the NJO is too dark should never come within spitting distance of a Song of Ice and Fire. He makes the NJO look like a Disney film.
If he was writing the NJO, he'd have killed off Luke, Mara (and brought her back as an Undead critter), Han, Anakin, Lando, and Chewie. Jaina would be borderline psychotic, Jacen would have a broken back. Leia would have seized power back from Borsk and settled down into being a tyrant. The people of the New Republic would be hoping that the Vong would come and rescue them?
Hah! Sweet, I like Martin already!
And Anakin would've married Tahiri, at the expense of an important political marriage, and then gotten stabbed through the heart.
be obstinate Jedi Rascal!
Anakin would have married Tahiri against his mothers wishes. Leia would have already picked out a match that would have created an alliance that might just saved the realm, and Anakin would blow everything by marrying a girl just because he slept with her for a night...
I love ASOS...
If your going for who has the best story/vision etc. it is Lucas by far. I never had any intrest in Tolkien (don't hate me) and I feel Zahn crapped on Star Wars.
Ahem... Tolkien created at least two languages for LotR. What Lucas has done is great, but it does not go that far...
Alright, which one of you was that one person smoking the crack before you voted. Man, you gotta lay off that stuff, it'll not only rot your brain, it'll make you vote for Zahn.
I voted for Tolkien. In my mind this isn't even a contest. Especially after TPM.
Hum... I should have anticipated Genghis' commentary... Well, I did not and I'm ROTFLMAO !
Umm, Ben Burtt created dozens of languages for Star Wars. And he recorded them all for the movies. And he did a million other things all at once.
And other authors have created languages for their books too. Off the top of my head I can say Keyes created at least 2 for the Chalenging (err, whatever) series (its fresh on my mind, I just finished reading it).
I voted for Lucas BTW.
Star Wars Trilogy is and always will be my favorite movies ever, but LOTR is is my favorite experience ever. Nothing can come close to the magic of Lord of the Rings.
Zahn is the only one who could actually produce a novel in the near future.
Everyone knows i think Zahn is the man, but he is only the Star Wars EU man. Lucas is the Star Wars man, but even he didnt come up to Tolkiens standards. Not only did he write LOTR and hobbit, there was also the simiarlion, and over ten novel-size chronicles of the middle earth books, which read like HISTORY textbooks. He was devoted to his universe in ways that lucas, frankly, is not.
He wins hands down
Lucas definitely. Zahn rocks too but not as much as Lucas. And Tolkien just sucks. He is so boring.