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Books Tales from Vandor by Jason Fry

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Giovs, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. LAJ_FETT

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

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    Finally ordered this on Amazon UK after not finding it in town today. Hopefully I'll get it next week.
     
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  2. Chris0013

    Chris0013 Jedi Master star 4

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    Had Barnes and Noble order it for me as for some reason they did not have it in stock. Lot of stuff in there....

    Even "Ian" from the Star Wars Lego stuff
     
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  3. LAJ_FETT

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

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    I finally got it from Amazon UK but I haven't had time to read it yet. Maybe this week.
     
  4. LAJ_FETT

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

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    Caught up with this today. It was a quick read but I found it enjoyable. Liked the art a lot.
     
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  5. Chris0013

    Chris0013 Jedi Master star 4

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    @jasonfry
    Does the inclusion of the Han Solo book info re-canonize those stories or are they just for shout outs??
     
  6. Coherent Axe

    Coherent Axe Jedi Master star 4

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    No details that reference Legends works re-canonize those works; the canon doesn't work that way. If it did, the first time durasteel was mentioned, for example, would have re-canonized every Legends story to mention durasteel. All that happens is that something with that name exists in the canon universe, along with any other details introduced by the canon story; nothing from Legends gets ported over because of it.
     
  7. Chris0013

    Chris0013 Jedi Master star 4

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    This is more than just a word or name....Dash is mentioned but it does not recanonize every thing with him....however there are specific details in ToV that relate to the adventures Han and Chewie had in those early books regarding freeing Chewie from Star's End and destroying it as well as dealing with Xim's war droids.
     
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  8. HedecGa

    HedecGa Jedi Master star 4

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    Just a thought on canon and re-canonizing things that I've been mulling over since the Disney buyout. I suppose it's neither here nor there, but I just had to say it somewhere--but, to me, Star Wars is about faith. George Lucas has said on more than one occasion that it's about believing in something greater than yourself, about seeing the magic in the world, etc. You have to take the saga on childlike faith. To me, that's how the whole canon thing always worked all these years. No, not every detail lined up. There were some huge errors, GIANT gaps in logic, and just plain impossible situations--but in the EU we were told "it all exists". God bless 'em, those like Jason and Daniel and Abel and others have crafted wondrous retcons to help us believe, but it really always came down to our own belief. No, it didn't make sense that everything "happened", but as long as were allowed to believe that it did, that was all that mattered to me. Faith was kept alive. When Disney came into the picture, however, their first order of business was to make a public declaration: "These things in the EU absolutely, unequivocally did not happen!" They took all the mystery out of it, and killed the simple joy of believing. To me, that's what killed Star Wars for me for a while. Now we had hard lines in the sand: "This happened, but this did not happen". It became too concrete. But! (and this is the reason I write this), with things like ToV and the wonderful Visual Guides coming out...I feel that faith slowly coming back. By having references to guys like Dash and SO many others in that excellent book---I love it! I don't WANT to know how it all fits together. I don't need to know what parts of a book are or are not canon. Just open that possibility to me that it COULD be canon. That in some crazy way that we don't know about yet, in some form or another--even just as in-universe stories--those things "happened". Rather than say "no/yes" as Disney did in the beginning, give me a twinkle in the eye and a mischievous wink and say "Some legends ARE real..." These days, that's all I need to satisfy me when it comes to the debate over whether something has been brought back into canon. Give me that magic back, that simple childlike faith that it all fits together. Just allow me to believe that "it all really happened" in some way. I don't need any more details beyond that. :)
     
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  9. Coherent Axe

    Coherent Axe Jedi Master star 4

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    Sure, so only the details mentioned are canon; it doesn't make the content of any of those Legends stories canon. So in this case all we know is that Bollux believes Han blew a Corporate Sector prison off the surface of a planet to rescue Chewie, and that he helped destroy a battalion of Xim's war droids. That's it.
     
  10. FiveFireRings

    FiveFireRings Jedi Knight star 3

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    1. It's interesting that early EU (like before it was the EU) stuff, like the Brian Daley Han books and Lando trilogy, is easier to see as almost completely canonize-able because it was so one-offy and not tied to any other continuity stuff that's likely to be invalidated. So while only certain details of those novels are now canon, I struggle to think of any reasons why the whole stories wouldn't "fit". Kind of the opposite of, say, "canon Thrawn" whose very introduction wipes out his EU history almost completely.
     
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  11. Outsourced

    Outsourced Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I mean, they pretty much did that. In a show no less, and from a fan favorite character.

     
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  12. Coherent Axe

    Coherent Axe Jedi Master star 4

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    It does? I thought Thrawn and Thrawn: Alliances were specifically written by Zahn to (broadly) match up with both Legends and canon? The start of Thrawn basically adapts Mist Encounter almost verbatim.
     
  13. Chris0013

    Chris0013 Jedi Master star 4

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    Nu Canon does change enough that there is nor reason the NR would not know who he is by the time of the Thrawn Trilogy.
     
  14. Coherent Axe

    Coherent Axe Jedi Master star 4

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    That's a reasonably minor issue I think could be written around easily enough (especially if he's still missing, presumed... in the Unknown Regions circa 9 ABY). It's not really on the level of wiping out his history completely.
     
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  15. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    Solo has Lando literally narrating his novel adventures and I think L3 got a pretty big inspiration frolm Vuffi Ra. Why would the screenwriters chose Lando's sidekick to be a droid if not for good ole Vuffi?
     
  16. PCCViking

    PCCViking Chosen One star 10

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    I think L3 would have no problem not calling Lando master. :p

    (that was the running joke with Vuffi Ra).
     
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  17. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Chosen One star 10

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    I like the many Legends shout-outs in this.
     
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