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Books Alphabet Squadron by Alexander Freed

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

  1. Outsourced

    Outsourced Force Ghost star 5

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    Exxxxxxxxcelent!
     
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  2. JediKnight75

    JediKnight75 Jedi Master star 4

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    Ok, cool. Thanks for responding. Can't wait for this book
     
  3. The2ndQuest

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

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    I'm looking forward to the A-wing and B-wing pilots having the same argument over which fighter is better that my friends and I had in the XVT era (and, later, in a different form, Rogue Leader).

    (The answer is "A-wing", BTW)
     
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  4. nancipants

    nancipants Jedi Knight star 2

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  5. The Positive Fan

    The Positive Fan Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I was having that same argument with my friends before that, back in the mid-80s vintage action figure era. The answer back then was B-Wing, BTW. That toy was freakin' sweet, not to mention that fact that Kenner never released an A-Wing in the mainline Star Wars collection so if you wanted your A-Wing Pilot to actually fly something you had to cross over into the Droids toy line to get it. (Insert Nelson "Ha ha!" here.)

    More or less related, I require a scene in this book where one of the starfighters explodes and another pilot exclaims "He's Alpha-Bits now!" Variations on the theme are acceptable.
     
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  6. bsmith7174

    bsmith7174 Jedi Master star 3

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    I will say, I was the first one to comment that I didn't really care for the title. However, over the last couple of days it has started to grow on me. So give it time, everyone.
     
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  7. The2ndQuest

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

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    Oh, the B-wing toy is superior, but the A-wing is better to fly- smaller, faster and, thus, way harder for the eyeballs to hit.
     
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  8. Matthew Trias

    Matthew Trias Force Ghost star 6

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    The only thing that matters to me: Will Super Star Destroyers be in the book?
     
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  9. EmperorHorus

    EmperorHorus Jedi Master star 4

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    Just takes a lucky or shot or 2 though and your A-Wing is toast. B-Wing can at least take a bit of punishment.
     
  10. The2ndQuest

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

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  11. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Yes, with an 8km length listed and the internet will go insane.
     
  12. Palp_Faction

    Palp_Faction Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Very interested in this book even though the title suggests that the ships are going to be flown by Big Bird and the Cookie Monster etc.
     
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  13. The2ndQuest

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

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    The franchise is known for several puppet characters.
     
  14. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I don't judge a book by its cover and I don't judge a book by its title. ;)

    I have zero doubts that this book will be an amazing story by a very talented author. Sign me up for Alphabet Squadron, I can fly anything! :D

    --Adm. Nick
     
  15. JediKnight75

    JediKnight75 Jedi Master star 4

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    Here's an article that has some interesting information on this book.

    http://www.theforce.net/story/front...ublishing_Director_Michael_Siglain_182128.asp

    The relevant quote from the Lucasfilm creative director is "It started with us thinking, what if the hunters became the hunted? We had that idea around the same time were discussing stories that we all love like Rogue Squadron stories and fighter pilot stories. We thought it would be cool if we had this squadron that was this rag-tag team that included an A-Wing, a B-Wing, a Y-Wing, an X-Wing and a U-Wing. If you had this Imperial strike force that was taking out all of these teams, and then you had to bring the survivors of these teams together to stop this strike force that was stopping all of them.

    It’s looking a little bit at the horrors of war and the aftermath of war. We’re looking at what happens to these rebel pilots during the time of the Galactic Civil War and then once the final battle happens, where do they go from there. We wanted to explore the time after The Return of the Jedi, we wanted to explore these Rebel pilots and what they’re dealing with both pre and post the destruction of the second Death Star.

     
  16. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    One of the smartest things they ever did after the reboot was publish a Databank article on the Executor with a 19.0km length. They were like “we’re not doing that again.”
     
  17. DarthInternous

    DarthInternous Editor - Del Rey Star Wars star 3 VIP

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    This book will have 75 Super Star Destroyers in it.

    *This is an estimate and may be widely inaccurate.*
     
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  18. Sinrebirth

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

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    And them promptly introduced an SSD of the same class as the Executor before it was constructed but named the class after the Executor to annoy the people who demand that the first names ship of the class be the name for the class...

    ... not that we ever had an Obi Wan-class Star Destroyer.


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  19. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I’m just hoping for a few Mon Cala cruisers. :p

    —Adm. Nick
     
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  20. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    Yeah but Tagge’s a troll anyway so
     
  21. The2ndQuest

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

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    Fine, you get the Freedom-class.

    [​IMG]

    :p
     
  22. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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  23. PimpBacca

    PimpBacca Jedi Master star 4

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    I’m just hoping for some wedge antilles in this book.
     
  24. nancipants

    nancipants Jedi Knight star 2

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    SIGN ME UP.
     
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  25. Xander Vos

    Xander Vos Jedi Master star 4

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    Especially when he seemed a different character in the Aftermath segments we got with him.
     
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