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Books Alphabet Squadron by Alexander Freed

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

  1. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Mod-Emperor of the EUC, Lit, RPF and SWC star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Has to be done.

    *is ready to rewatch all the films before IX*


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  2. Jid123Sheeve

    Jid123Sheeve Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'm already doing that (Re-watching the film part) hoping to Ep 5 soon.
     
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  3. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    My TV was returned to me this morning. Though I'm gonna be away for over a week starting tomorrow. Will pick it up and start my Star Wars movie marathon (I, II, III, S, RO, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII) the following Monday :).
     
  4. Ancient Whills

    Ancient Whills Force Ghost star 6

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  5. Daneira

    Daneira Jedi Master star 4

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    very James Bond


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  6. Xander Vos

    Xander Vos Jedi Master star 4

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    What's with the "An alphabet squadron novel" is that leaving the door open to it being more than a trilogy?

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  7. Todd the Jedi

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

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    The paperback calls it book 1 of the Alphabet Squadron trilogy, so no. More likely they're forgoing the naming scheme they used for the Aftermath and Thrawn trilogies due to how cumbersome it would be to name the other two books Alphabet Squadron: Book Title.
     
  8. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    The child in me wishes they had called it Book A of the Alphabet Squadron series.
     
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  9. Todd the Jedi

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

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    Well they wanted to, but realized there's no C-Wing, so it wouldn't have worked.
     
  10. Xander Vos

    Xander Vos Jedi Master star 4

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    Dunno why they need to be so creative, if it's a trilogy just call it a trilogy.
     
  11. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Sir, I have created a C-wing starfighter for myself :)

    Want to know more?
     
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  12. KerkKorpil

    KerkKorpil Jedi Knight star 1

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    I once created an M-Wing for my RPG group, so yes I wanna know more.


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  13. Todd the Jedi

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

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    Yes... that's what they're doing.
     
  14. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Talk to the guys in leather trenchcoats currently shoving a drill up an aliens' rectum.
     
  15. Xander Vos

    Xander Vos Jedi Master star 4

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    You literally just said they are forgoing that naming convention so don't get condescending with me.

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  16. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    What?
     
  17. Jedi Master Scorpio

    Jedi Master Scorpio Star Wars Television star 4 Staff Member Manager

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    You don't want to know :)
     
  18. Todd the Jedi

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

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    I said they're not using the same naming convention as the Thrawn and Aftermath trilogies, not that they're not calling this a trilogy at all. Note the very first sentence in my initial response to you. I'm not sure where you got confused, but I was trying to answer your question, hence my confusion when you didn't seem to get what I was saying.

    Just to help, here's the cover for the paperback-

    [​IMG]
     
  19. DarthInternous

    DarthInternous Editor - Del Rey Star Wars star 3 VIP

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    Sometimes we like to change things up, or use alternate wordings to save space or reduce some of the text clutter, etc. *shrug*
     
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  20. Todd the Jedi

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

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    Figured as much. Even in the Bantam days the different trilogies didn't always have the same naming schemes.

    Of course sometimes I do miss the days of the Darth Bane trilogy and its overuse of colons.
     
  21. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    What did it have to do with three people talking about starfighters? That's what confuses me.
     
  22. The2ndQuest

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

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    It seems this series is cursed to have the majority of its discussion be about the title and how its formatted ;).
     
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  23. Xander Vos

    Xander Vos Jedi Master star 4

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    You've missed my point, not sure if intentionally. I'm talking about the marketing of the second book.

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  24. Todd the Jedi

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

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    IDK, not a huge difference between Thrawn: Alliances and Shadow Fall: An Alphabet Squadron Novel. They're both parts of trilogies, it's just more for casual conversation. You'd refer to the former pretty much always as Thrawn: Alliances, and the latter just as Shadow Fall. Del Rey's pretty good at communicating their intentions, here the fact that the 1st book calls it a trilogy on the cover eliminates any confusion about calling the second one An Alphabet Squadron Novel.

    If that doesn't address your point, then well, I can't help you any further. [face_dunno]
     
  25. DarthPhilosopher

    DarthPhilosopher Force Ghost star 6

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    Okay so super pedantic question, but would you call this novel:

    Star Wars: Shadow Fall

    Or...

    Star Wars: Shadow Fall - An Alphabet Squadron Novel (ala Catalyst)
     
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