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Lit Star Wars: Deluxe Smuggler’s Guide by Dan Wallace

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Sith Iratus, May 31, 2018.

  1. Sith Iratus

    Sith Iratus Jedi Knight

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    Spotted this yesterday via twitter then the official site
    https://www.starwars.com/news/solo-a-star-wars-story-books-are-here-and-more-are-on-the-way

    Star Wars: Deluxe Smuggler’s Guide
    by Dan Wallace
    On Sale: October 2018

    Recovered from a strong box on the Millennium Falcon, The Smuggler’s Guide traces its own extraordinary journey through such notorious characters as Maz Kanta, Hondo Ohnaka, Lando Calrissian, and Han Solo. Explore previously unknown details about the underhanded dealings of the galaxy’s underworld. What secrets will you discover in these storied pages?
     
  2. Darth Nave

    Darth Nave Jedi Knight star 4

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    I've always loved the criminal underworld aspect of Star Wars, and I love these in-universe guidebooks (still need to read Rebel Files though), so I can't wait for this!
     
  3. Coherent Axe

    Coherent Axe Jedi Master star 4

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    Rebel Files was a lot of fun, so I'm happy Dan's doing more of these.
     
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  4. Darth_Duck

    Darth_Duck Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I love this series of books. Glad to see more in the pipeline.

    Senate Guidebook next, please?

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  5. Cracian_Thumper

    Cracian_Thumper Jedi Knight star 2

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    Ooh, the box can be shaped like debris from Hosnian Prime! [face_laugh]

    Back on topic, loved the Rebel Files, very excited for this!
     
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  6. blackmyron

    blackmyron Chosen One star 6

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    Ah, another insta-purchase. [insert standard gif of Futurama's Fry doing his thing]
     
  7. Ventrix

    Ventrix Jedi Knight

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    Clone Wars Guidebook, anyone?
     
  8. LAJ_FETT

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

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    I'll probably pick up the standard version when it comes out. I have Rebel Files but haven't read it yet.
     
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  9. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    Part of me is like woooooooooooooh!

    The other part of me is like, Star Wars is one of the only (the only?) franchise out there that makes heroes and light-hearted fun of smugglers. We're probably all on some sort of government watch list for even posting in a thread with a URL that includes the term "Smuggler's Guide".
     
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  10. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Chosen One star 10

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    There's plenty of sympathetic smugglers in standalone stories (Moonfleet, for example) - not so much large franchises though.
     
  11. jSarek

    jSarek VIP star 4 VIP

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    Smugglers have a long history of being depicted as heroic, from the days when they undermined the heavy British markup on goods in the American Colonies, to the days when your friendly neighborhood bootlegger was how you were getting booze in the midst of Prohibition. The same year that Star Wars gave us Han Solo, Smokey and the Bandit had Burt Reynolds smuggling beer across the United States. And after Star Wars, other franchises capitalized on the popularity of the heroic space smuggler idea, with Firefly being the one that leaps most immediately to mind. Even Star Trek had Quark on Deep Space Nine, who perhaps wasn't primarily a smuggler, but more than once orchestrated the movement of illegal goods from one place to another.
     
  12. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Well, anything that is written by Dan Wallace is an instant purchase for me. Done and done! :D

    --Adm. Nick
     
  13. JediBatman

    JediBatman Jedi Master star 4

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    Heck if you want to stretch “smuggler” to include “criminal in general”, the whole “scoundrel with a heart of gold” trope is everywhere in fiction. Heroic medieval outlaws in Robin Hood. Heroic pirates in POTC. Heroic car thieves in Fast and the Furious. This is far older than Star Wars, and by no means exclusive to it.
     
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  14. FiveFireRings

    FiveFireRings Jedi Knight star 2

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    Firefly is probably the most noteworthy one that features that kind of thing, and with a lot more specific focus than SW in general.
     
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  15. kalzeth

    kalzeth Jedi Knight star 3

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    I don’t have history with Wallace’s other books. Can anyone tell me what to expect? I am curious which characters beyond those names will be in here.


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  16. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    Yes, it's very nice to see this series still in motion. Smugglers are bad people, but that's OK -- the series is still very fun.
     
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  17. Darth_Duck

    Darth_Duck Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    They've covered Jedi, Sith, Bounty Hunters (and Mandos), the Empire and the Rebels. Smugglers are pretty much all the only group left (besides senators).

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  18. The Positive Fan

    The Positive Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    Slicers?

    ...which, if it were to happen, would pretty much make me the happiest fan in the galaxy. Just saying.
     
  19. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    I'm not complaining about the focus. The bounty hunter book had a similar issue for me, but they had to cover it.
     
  20. Darth_Duck

    Darth_Duck Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'm just a little worried they're going to run out of subjects. Now they've pretty much covered the occupations of all the main and popular characters. Pilots are already mostly covered in the Imperial and Rebels books, but I can still see them going there if they keep going. I just don't know how exciting it would be. Slicers might be getting into the weeds. Senators even seem a little niche, but Padmé, Leia, Mon Mothma, Bail and Papa Palpatine are big enough characters to be hooks. Clones would just be the Imperial Handbook but a little bit different. Droids? Would R2's notes in the margins be beeps? Hutts? Probably not until Rian Johnson's trilogy. An alien identification handbook might be cool, but is that straying from the idea of the series?


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  21. MrDarth0

    MrDarth0 Jedi Master star 4

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    What about clones? You could do a clone trooper manual with inserts from various famous clones like Rex or Echo plus an occasional paragraph from a Jedi or Kaminoan.
     
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  22. JediBatman

    JediBatman Jedi Master star 4

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    Expect lots of in-universe documents explaining history/facts about smuggling, with little "hand written" notes from the main characters, and plenty of Legends Easter Eggs.
     
  23. Jedi Princess

    Jedi Princess Jedi Master star 4

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    A failed television series that ended after less than a season "is probably the most noteworthy" example to bring up after someone has already mentioned Robin Hood?
     
  24. Grievousdude

    Grievousdude Jedi Master star 4

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    They could still do Republic and Separatist ones too don't forget.
     
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  25. Daneira

    Daneira Jedi Master star 4

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    The slicing one would be cool because maybe then I would finally understand how the holonet actually works.

    I'd love a pilot one, maybe include all those things that the Imperial Space Ministry and the Bureau of Ships and Services gives you from the Platt's Starport Guide/Smuggler's Guide. A TIE Pilot book would be really cool, too.
     
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