Why do people here at the boards think that Lucas and Zahn are having some kind of feud over the SW universe. Lucas was very happy with the books Zahn wrote. Zahn is a big SW fan. He admits that he wish he had more info. on the prequels when he wrote his books so he could make the books more consistent with Lucas' vision, but Lucas hadn't come up with all the particulars of the new movies yet. There were no scripts written, just ideas in his head. Zahn is NOT sitting at home saying, "Why didn't George consult me in the new movies." Lucas is NOT in his office saying, "I will show Tim up by contradicting his work in these new movies." Lucas is making the movies he wants to make and Zahn is writing new novels he wants to write.