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Lit The Last Jedi by Jason Fry

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

  1. Stymi

    Stymi Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I like the poster covers. Plus...the brand consistency seems pretty smart to me.

    Also... I'm extremely excited about this novelization. More than I normally am for a novelization. What they are doing is pretty unique and ambitious.

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  2. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Do we know when the paperback will be released?
     
  3. Stymi

    Stymi Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Isn't usually a year or so after the hardback?

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  4. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Anywhere between 6 months to a year.
     
  5. Endol

    Endol Jedi Knight star 3

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    UK paperback for TFA and RO was released near simultaneously, so you could pick that up from Wordery or book depository which both have free worldwide shipping for folks out of the UK.
     
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  6. SensationalSean

    SensationalSean Jedi Knight star 3

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    Loving the hype for this novel, it's clever to make it clear that the readers can get a deeper experience. I feel like most of the people here were on board the moment Jason Fry was announced as the author, but the more relaxed SW fan might need a bit more of a push.
     
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  8. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis

    The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Nice posters/covers they be, but I'm still a bit hurt that this wasn't the theatrical:

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  9. SensationalSean

    SensationalSean Jedi Knight star 3

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    The Dolby poster is probably most Struzanian, I wouldn't mind having a one-sheet sized version of it.
     
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  10. PCCViking

    PCCViking Chosen One star 10

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    Luke's face reminds me of Thrackan Sal-Solo's face on the cover of the second part of the Corellian Trilogy.
     
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  11. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Hmm, considering that the novelization will include additional information & scenes, I wonder if there will be a reference to where Statura, Snap, Jess, and other TFA Resistance personnel are... [face_thinking]

    --Adm. Nick
     
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  12. WebLurker

    WebLurker Jedi Master star 4

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    Didn't the visual dictionary state that they were on assignment elsewhere when the First Order dropped the hammer on the Resistance.
     
  13. Yunzabit

    Yunzabit Jedi Knight star 4

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    I just want more Snoke details.
     
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  14. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    The VD did, but maybe we'll get a few more tidbits as well. Maybe on Leia's Outer Rim allies as well. We'll know in a few months!

    --Adm. Nick
     
  15. vong333

    vong333 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'm hoping that the novel explain a bit more the entire Rey, Luke and Yoda scenes from the movie. To include a proper description of Leia, the force and flying back to the ship.
     
  16. Coherent Axe

    Coherent Axe Jedi Master star 4

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    I doubt we're going to be getting "explanations" for things the film decides to leave unexplained. I'm sure the writing will clarify some stuff, and present some interesting extra details, but folks hoping for a Snoke POV chapter or a thirty-page version of the flashback are probably going to be disappointed.
     
  17. jSarek

    jSarek VIP star 4 VIP

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    What "proper description of Leia, the force and flying back to the ship" is needed? She reached out with the Force and pulled the ship to her, just like we've seen Jedi do countless times with lightsabers. It's just, if you have a big enough "lightsaber" and no fixed frame of reference, doing that is indistinguishable from pulling yourself to it.
     
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  18. vong333

    vong333 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I love it, with that explanation it basically means that if a jedi or sith can concentrate enough, they can even fly......okay, I can dig it.
     
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  19. Jedi Princess

    Jedi Princess Jedi Master star 4

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    We have seen Jedi and Sith fly in gravity (I don't know how else to describe a multi-story jump, at some point it is not a jump anymore). I don't know why it's suddenly a problem that Leia does it in micro-gravity.
     
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  20. Vialco

    Vialco Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Oh yeah? Well my powers have doubled since The Force Awakens novelization was released!
     
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  21. Pfluegermeister

    Pfluegermeister Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I would honestly say she WAS pulling herself to the ship, rather than pulling the ship to her.

    The reason we're even having this discussion is because that entire thing was very execution-dependent, and the way it was executed left us with these questions. If she had been shown reaching out with her hand even as everyone else was being blown out, against the force of the escaping atmosphere and loose items, almost as if she were holding onto a branch to keep from being pulled down a river, then I think less questions would have been asked. No one would have questioned it had, say, Palpatine done the same thing when the bridge viewport of the Invisible Hand was breached by Grievous - it would have fracked up the plot of Revenge of the Sith something awful, yes, but in terms of his powers and abilities, few would have been saying "bullsheev" or making Mary Poppins jokes about it. But Leia was left out in space for too long, and was too far out from the ship. Is that too much for me? Not really - I was willing to swallow people dueling right on top of lava, for cryin' out loud! But I do get how it could have been jarring for some, and head-scratching for others.

    What can Jason Fry provide to help that scene out in the novelization? Probably neither more nor less than a "proper description" of what she was doing: was she pulling herself to the ship, pulling the ship to her, or just flying? Fry could potentially nail down which of those it was, and that'd be more than enough for me.
     
  22. Jedi Princess

    Jedi Princess Jedi Master star 4

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    Do you think Marvel fans sit around wondering how Star Lord did the exact same thing with LESS pre-established lore setting up the idea that he could?

    No, cuz Star Lord is a man, this nonsense only happens when women do anything cool. :(
     
  23. Coherent Axe

    Coherent Axe Jedi Master star 4

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    People can survive in space for anywhere around two or three minutes, so she wasn't even out in space too long, and that's without her being a Force-user.
     
  24. Vialco

    Vialco Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Can they? I've seen this said elsewhere but I don't believe it. Space is airless, cold and has thousands of little objects floating around. Humans can not survive being thrown into the empty void. It's never been done in reality.
     
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  25. Stymi

    Stymi Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Remember that time Bane flew through vacuum on a space dragon from one planet to the next?

    Star Wars has always been about strict adherence to realism



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