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Lit The Last Jedi by Jason Fry

Discussion in 'Literature' started by GrandAdmiralJello , Jul 21, 2017.

  1. WebLurker

    WebLurker Jedi Master star 4

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    Maybe. In the case of the Comicsgaters, they seem to be pretty focused on their single target (Marvel) in regards to being anti-diversity. One member who I infrequently follow the work of (trying to understand the mindset and all that) was doing his thing years before Comicsgate "officially" started. However, I have seen some overlap -- the guy I mentioned has been attacking Star Wars and certain creators since Last Jedi and has made statements that lead me to believe that he's very pro Gamergate. So, he does seem to be a equal opportunist in terms of finding targets to harass because of the SJW conspiracy theory (the thing that really gets me is that most the "SJW" stuff -- which, incidentally, is an extremely meaningless statement -- are mostly elements that have been in the franchise long before Disney took it over, if not the very beginning.

    Conversely, I did once hear a podcast interview where some pro comic writers wondered if Comicsgate was specifically targeting Marvel because it had weaker sales and therefore could make their claims that progressiveness was destroying the industry seem more plausible. I don't know if that's true or not, but I do have to concede that it seems like a very strange happenstance that so man fan hate groups with similar worldviews and agendas are popping up at the same time.
     
  2. KSennia

    KSennia Jedi Knight star 1

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    I haven't been able to get into the novelization. I've tried a couple of times and I'm just not feeling it. Hopefully, one day, I'll be in the right mood and I'll pick it up and love it. Part of it might be that I've got the ebook version, and all of the star wars books I've loved have all been read in paper.
    I did like the extra Leia scenes at the beginning though.
    I really didn't like the TFA novelization, either. Also read as an ebook. Hmm
     
  3. Jid123Sheeve

    Jid123Sheeve Jedi Master star 4

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    This guy did a interesting breakdown of The Last Jedi Novelization which I found interesting to say the least

     
  4. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Spokesman of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Hey @DarthInternous are there plans for a paperback for this? There's nothing listed on the RH website as far as I can see, and we're right around the point where it'd be coming out.
     
  5. LAJ_FETT

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

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    Amazon UK has it listed - their date is Nov 29 2018.
     
  6. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Spokesman of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Do Arrow releases coincide with Del Rey US releases? I guess they're both owned by Penguin/Random House, but I think we know by now that US and UK distribution often don't match up.

    It's curious because the paperback for Last Shot is listed on the RH site, but that came out after TLJ.
     
  7. LAJ_FETT

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

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    Normally the adult novels are pretty close. DI should be able to tell you better if he knows the date. The Solo HC UK release was fairly close to the US one.
     
  8. DarthInternous

    DarthInternous Del Rey Associate Editor star 3 VIP

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    Paperback is scheduled for Nov 27th of this year. Yes, the UK release should be right around then (might differ slightly since books release on different days of the week in the US/UK).
     
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  9. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I've been re-reading the novelization lately. It is such quality writing. I can't understate how much the novelization and comic adaptation make me love the film so much more. The added scenes, context, explanations, etc all make the film so much richer.

    Also- I love that it was Ackbar who pushed Leia to do the funeral for Han. Any time we see Ackbar's care for Leia is a good time in my book. :)

    --Adm. Nick
     
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  10. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Yeah, different days for the UK/US markets. Some UK sellers will flog the US edition but the only practical difference will be the company name on the side.
     
  11. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony Force Ghost star 6

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    So I heard that Luke hears a voice, "Let go" before he disappears into the Force in TLJ novel, but the voice isn't identified. Who do we think said it and do you think we'll see that person/Force Ghost in Ep IX?
     
  12. Coherent Axe

    Coherent Axe Jedi Master star 4

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    It's very likely to be Obi-Wan:

    And he heard a familiar voice. Maybe it was real, or perhaps it was just in his memory.
    Let go, Luke.

    Jason has stated he had absolutely no inkling of what Episode IX might do with the story while he was writing, so nothing in the book is set up for any plot points. He even had to remain vague about where Luke's green lightsaber might be, only referring obliquely to a "weapon" kept on Ahch-To, because he had no idea if JJ might reveal anything later on.
     
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  13. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony Force Ghost star 6

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    Thanks @Coherent Axe ! I heard a rumor about the green lightsaber that I posted in the Episode IX spoiler thread as I don't want to discuss them here as it's not the place. But that totally makes sense that Lucasfilm would tell Jason Fry what was and wasn't on the table to have in the novel as to not contradict whatever JJ might do.
     
  14. Link1130

    Link1130 Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    @Coherent Axe beat me, so I'll just said "What he said"
     
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  15. Coherent Axe

    Coherent Axe Jedi Master star 4

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    The mention of Luke's weapon was Fry's invention. As he tells it, Lucasfilm didn't tell him anything one way or the other. If there was anything in his manuscript that might contradict material in the works, the Story Group editors would just remove or change it before sending it back to Jason. They wouldn't have to sit him down and go through all future plot points.
     
  16. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony Force Ghost star 6

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    Well I guess if they decide to show Luke's green lightsaber elsewhere in Episode IX then one would have to assume that Luke had some other weapon hidden on Ahch-To. [face_dunno]Not a big deal I guess.
     
  17. Coherent Axe

    Coherent Axe Jedi Master star 4

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    Yup, that's why Fry kept it vague enough to allow for any possibility.
     
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