I'm a bit nervous about posting my first thread here, but I didn't see another thread going on this book that TFN Books just announced. It sounds interesting. The Random House site labels it a video game tie-in, so it seems clear that it will actually connect with the Star Wars Galaxies MMORPG. I play Galaxies but have never been to Dantooine. Anyone who's been there have any idea what the book's title could be in reference to? One thing that strikes me about the title is that it sounds a lot like the title of the first month's storyline, "The Shards of Alderaan." Perhaps they'll do a series of these books, incorporating each of these monthly storylines into the EU so that the game isn't completely apocryphal. I wonder what this book will do for the relationship between Galaxies and the EU. It's already been established, as I understand it, that the events that start each storyline and the major LFL-created events that occur on all servers are canonical and form the basis for the AU action of the game. A book(s) like this would definitely strengthen the canon standing of those events. Also makes me wonder if they'll be adding NPCs based on characters that appear in the book, or synthespians controlled by LucasArts/Sony employees. I see all sorts of interesting possibilities for tying the two together. Anyone else have thoughts on the book or how it will affect the relationship between the the EU and gaming? Edit: I should point out that it'll be a paperback, cost $7.50, be released in December, and be authored by Voronica Whitney-Robinson. What scant information we have on the book currently is available at [link=http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?0345470664),]Random House[/link]. -Paul [hl=black]Ok, the spoiler thread is up now, so (since I don't think there is much more to discuss on the non-spoiler front), I direct further conversation to that official thread found here:[/hl] [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Literature/b10003/14393443/]The Official STAR WARS GALAXIES: THE RUINS OF DANTOOINE Discussion Thread (Spoilers Allowed)[/link] Unlocking until Quest comes back so he can post the sticky thread. Should be appearing above any time now.