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Lit Alphabet Squadron by Alexander Freed

Discussion in 'Literature' started by GrandAdmiralJello , Oct 5, 2018.

  1. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    5 former rebel pilots hunting ex Imperials after the war

     
  2. bsmith7174

    bsmith7174 Jedi Master star 3

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    I’m sorry I reallyyy don’t like that title. I’m sure the book will be great though.
     
  3. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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  4. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I love it! Looking forward to this.


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  5. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Assuming it’s bc of the different fighters. All of the letter wings.

    B U X Y and A wing for the 5 pilots
     
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  6. Coherent Axe

    Coherent Axe Jedi Master star 4

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    Why they didn't go with the classic title Star Wars: BUXYA I just don't know.
     
  7. my kind of scum

    my kind of scum Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Well, Twilight Company is my favorite new-canon novel hands down, so I am in - silly title or not. Cannot. Freaking. Wait.
     
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  8. Dannik Jerriko

    Dannik Jerriko Jedi Knight star 2

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    This could turn out to be great. Maybe even starting a series if it sells well and gets good feedback. I haven't read anything by Freed, but he seems to have a proven track record with Star Wars.
     
  9. PimpBacca

    PimpBacca Jedi Knight star 3

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    Looking forward to the story, also not so keen on the title.
     
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  10. Jid123Sheeve

    Jid123Sheeve Jedi Master star 4

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    So Star Wars Operation Finale not starting Oscar Issac ;p
     
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  11. JediKnight75

    JediKnight75 Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm looking forward to this one! I loved Freed's previous work and pilot stories are always fun. Any indication if this is pre or post Jakku?
     
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  12. Dr. Steve Brule

    Dr. Steve Brule Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Glad to see the U-wing. I think it's one of the best ship designs from the new movies. Probably my second favorite after the Resistance Bombers, which I think also are supposed to be used in the civil war era, so I'm also sad they aren't one of the choices for the cover.
     
  13. Coherent Axe

    Coherent Axe Jedi Master star 4

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    I'd hope it's post-Jakku, not least because we seem to be moving into that period with current content (Last Shot, The Mandalorian....) and a group of Rebels hunting down Imperials sounds like it might tread on Aftermath's toes a little, especially if it's in the 4-5 ABY slot.
     
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  14. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I hope Freed will include at least some Star Wars Uprising references in that!
     
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  15. Endol

    Endol Jedi Knight star 3

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    I'm sorry but this title is quite frankly ridiculous. My first thought was alphabetti spaghetti! I think it might change....

    But yes can't wait for Freed on this, first writer to get three Del rey books in the new canon?

    Also chance to bring back the E-wing outside of a picture in a comic
     
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  16. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Aurebesh Squadron would have made more sense, but the premise sounds awesome.

    Still,

    1977: ANH Released.
    1997: Don't worry, we removed that English text on the tractor beam controls.
    2019: Alphabet Squadron!

    Can't wait for them to encounter a nebula and dive into that soup.
     
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  17. Yunzabit

    Yunzabit Jedi Knight star 4

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    Yeah. This is exciting. Just upset 2018 isn’t getting a final book.
     
  18. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Alexander Freed is perfect to write this. He did a solid job with Twilight Company, but his novelization for Rogue One is one of the best things ever.

    The prospect of seeing a mixed group of Rebel fighters (err... New Republic, considering the setting) is just too cool. I'll echo the U-wing love. I was so stoked with Chuck Wendig mentioned U-wings as part of the New Republic assault on Jakku. I love those things.

    --Adm. Nick
     
  19. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    A mixed group of Rebel fighters just means this is meant to evoke every multiplayer SW flight game ever. ;)
     
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  20. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    This is the coolest-sounding book with the worst-sounding title I can remember being announced for SW in quite some time.
     
  21. bsmith7174

    bsmith7174 Jedi Master star 3

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    I really hope they consider changing the title. Sounds like a joke.
     
  22. The Positive Fan

    The Positive Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    There'll never be a better opportunity to bring E-Wings, K-Wings, and H-Wings into canon!
     
  23. DarthInternous

    DarthInternous Del Rey Associate Editor star 2 VIP

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    Friendly reminder that if never read anything by Alex Freed, now is a good time to check it out.
     
  24. KerkKorpil

    KerkKorpil Jedi Knight star 1

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    Do it! Both “Twilight Company” and the “Rogue One” novelization are amazing!!!


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  25. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Not to mention his TOR comics, Blood of the Empire and The Lost Suns.
     
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