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Lit Solo: A Star Wars Story Novelization

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Outsourced, May 27, 2018.

  1. Outsourced

    Outsourced Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Apr 10, 2017

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    Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy in this thrilling novelization of Solo: A Star Wars Story.

    Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, a young Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

    Mur Lafferty is a writer, podcast producer, gamer, geek, and martial artist. She is the host of the award-winning podcast I Should Be Writing and the Angry Robot Book podcast. She is the winner of the 2013 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She loves to run, practice kung fu (Northern Shaolin Five Animals Style), play Skyrim and Fallout 3, and hang out with her fabulously geeky husband and their eleven-year-old daughter.

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    Last edited: May 27, 2018
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  2. Senpezeco

    Senpezeco Jedi Master star 3

    Apr 27, 2014
    Oh hey, Mur Lafferty wrote the Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes story in From a Certain Point of View. She also wrote a Rogue One and Catalyst tie-in story for Insider magazine that was reprinted in this Del Rey sampler, which is free on Kindle, for anyone who'd like to sample her writing.
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  3. Shadowrain10

    Shadowrain10 Jedi Padawan star 2

    Sep 12, 2017
    So, we have to wait roughly a year before getting the novelization?
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  4. DarthSienna

    DarthSienna Jedi Knight star 1

    May 27, 2011
    A year for the paperback. If you click on the hardcover version, it arrives in early September 2018 (probably around the same time as the home media release).

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

    May 25, 2002
    The junior novelization is out at the same time.
  6. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

    Jul 19, 1999
    I'm not seeing the benefits of this strategy.

    Generally, the people who buy a novelisation will also see the film, it's not that one format whacks another, so why wait to the degree they're doing?
  7. Ackbar's Fishsticks

    Ackbar's Fishsticks Jedi Master star 4

    Aug 25, 2013
    Likewise. WTF mates?
  8. Nobody145

    Nobody145 Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Feb 9, 2007
    Remember when we used to get the novelization and a comic adaptation at about the same time when the movie came out? Ah, the good old days. Now, who cares when something Solo related comes out months later? I-) Unfortunately that seems to be the trend they're following these days (has the TLJ comic even started yet?). I'm not sure why, its not even one of the big sequels so spoilers shouldn't be as big a deal.
  9. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

    Jul 19, 1999
    Yeah, but the art seems to be trying to compete with the main title for the prize of being awful.
  10. Dr. Steve Brule

    Dr. Steve Brule Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Sep 7, 2012
    Skyrim and Fallout 3? Are we in 2011 still?
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  11. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

    Jul 19, 1999
    Last year's Skyrim remaster gave that game a huge boost.
  12. DarthInternous

    DarthInternous Del Rey Associate Editor star 2 VIP

    Feb 7, 2017
    Well I guess that answers that question.

    Also...its an author bio. They can write anything they want. You could say you spend your time jamming on your Atari 2600.
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  13. BeesInABar

    BeesInABar Jedi Knight star 1

    Sep 20, 2015
    I like the later release strategy for novelizations. It lets the author write based on the final (or at least later) version of the film instead of just the script and minimizes contradictions between the two. Jason Fry has mentioned a few things he changed after watching The Last Jedi because the way he read a scene was different than the way it came out on screen.

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  14. bsmith7174

    bsmith7174 Jedi Master star 3

    Apr 17, 2015
    @DarthInternous is this going to be an “expanded edition” like the TLJ novelization was?
  15. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Jan 27, 2005
    More. Val. Please. Thank you.
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  16. Endol

    Endol Jedi Knight star 3

    Nov 14, 2014
    Yea I prefer this strategy. I did ask in the main A&A about how del Rey thought it went with TLJ and with Jason saying that it enabled him to alter a few scenes I guess that answers that question too!

    I expect Tag and Bink in this book as they are going to be in a deleted scene
  17. mbruno

    mbruno Jedi Master star 1

    Jan 19, 2010
    Odd that there's an Amazon UK listing, but not one on Amazon US.
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  18. Vialco

    Vialco Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Mar 6, 2007
    Yeah and it's winning.
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  19. vong333

    vong333 Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Oct 18, 2003
    Looking forward to the movie novelization. thought that we would not get one. So the tradition of a book for a movie continues with Han Solo. Good very good. Now the movie just has to make at least $200 million domestic.
  20. AV-6R7

    AV-6R7 Jedi Knight star 1

    Dec 9, 2014
    I'm sure that getting the Solo novelization out the door by the 25th would have been a challenge, considering post-production only ended a week before the red carpet premier.
  21. Stymi

    Stymi Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Jan 10, 2002
    Not seeing a US solicitation...and the 30th is tomorrow. Anyone find it?

    Also...even though I enjoyed the movie a good deal, I'm not excited about this book. I usually look forward to the SWW novelizations too.

    Not sure why this is. My best explanation is that this story, while well told and executed, isn't particularly inspiring or exciting.

    I think the timing and marketing was off as well. A combination of those things is what accounts for the box office numbers. It didn't excited movie-goers. None of the weird SJW accusations or Disney/Kennedy ruining Star Wars rediculousness.

    I watched a YouTube review about the Pan Sexual thing...claiming it's promoting sex with anything, including children. The rant went on.

    Is that intentional lying or extremely lazy research? A simple Google search clears that up.

    But this is the world we live in.

    Anyway...I'm going g off on a rant. I was trying to explain how a movie could be good and yet still feel...boring and uninspired at the same time.

    What more insight could this novelization provide? There's not much more I feel I need or want to know. The only area of intrigue and mystery is the Crimson Dawn stuff. And maybe there will be some more about that. But it will also have to remain a mystery for the payoff of the reveal.

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  22. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

    Jul 19, 1999
    !? OK yeah, that does change the picture - no one's that fast!
  23. Guidman

    Guidman PT Book Club/PT Trivia Host star 5 VIP - Game Host

    Dec 29, 2016
    Looks like it's coming out September 4th in the US.
  24. Senpezeco

    Senpezeco Jedi Master star 3

    Apr 27, 2014
    30 May 2019 for the paperback. updated their Solo books and comics page with more titles; it also states 4 September 2018 for the hardcover.
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  25. Yunzabit

    Yunzabit Jedi Knight star 4

    Apr 5, 2015
    Jedibibliothek recently updated their site with a listing for the Barnes and Nobles edition of this book. It reads Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition. Just like the TLJ novelization was the "Expanded Edition" Interesting.[face_thinking]
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