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Books The Official Outbound Flight Discussion Thread (Spoilers Allowed)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by dp4m, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. wild_karrde

    wild_karrde Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    It's the publisher, not the author, who arranges the book tours. The chick from DR who does it actually used to pot here. Dunno if she still does.


    EDIT: Here she is [link=http://boards.theforce.net/ASP/user.asp?usr=679352]DelReyPublicity[/link]
     
  2. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    The Chiss are too blue. IIRC, Thrawn was described as having a faint bluish hue to his skin.

    I am keen to read this book. Maybe it will counter the wretched taste of someone taking advantage of you that the Dark Nest books leave.

    E_S
     
  3. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    At least he's not looking fat, like the Chiss on the cover of Survivor's Quest did.
     
  4. killfire

    killfire Jedi Master star 4

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    Does anyone have the dramatis personae?

    I wonder whether we will see Parck, Stent, Formbi or one of the Fel's
     
  5. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Um, why would we see a Fel here precisely?

    E_S
     
  6. killfire

    killfire Jedi Master star 4

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    I am just sick of the Chak Fel mystery - is he a son of Baron Soontir Fel or is another Fel (Soontir's brother, cousin, uncle whatever involved). Since Zahn introduced Chak Fel in SQ and insisted that he's not Davin I wondered if he would clear this up in OF
     
  7. Major_Jordan_McKell

    Major_Jordan_McKell Jedi Youngling

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    Seeing that Outbound Flight is set a good 50 years before SQ, I think that's highly unlikely.
     
  8. Darklord07

    Darklord07 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I usualy HATE Zahn books, but I read the little sneak peek thingy, and I was really interested. It wasnt boring for a change, so I plan on buying this book.
     
  9. LucasBuiltMeHotRod

    LucasBuiltMeHotRod Jedi Youngling star 2

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    wow, this thread has been here for a while and only has thirty something posts in it.
    is this a sign that a lot of folks just arent interested in Zahn/Outbound Flight?
     
  10. Thrawn McEwok

    Thrawn McEwok Co-Author: Essential Guide to Warfare star 6 VIP

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    Well, I know I'm interested; but I'm waiting for (a.) the book, and (b.) anything interesting to happen in the thread...

    Shouldn't we be starting to see spoilers, teasers, excerpts and advanced copies by now? [face_thinking]

    - The Imperial Ewok
     
  11. Ackbar_Van_Gungan

    Ackbar_Van_Gungan Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Well, walmart.com, notorious for shipping books early, doesn't even have the book up on its website. If it is I can't find it.

    -The Rebel Gungan
     
  12. JaggedFel568

    JaggedFel568 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Me too.

    Where are the spoilers?
     
  13. Excellence

    Excellence Jedi Knight star 7

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    Yes, yes, spoil us with an ending we already know. Perhaps we'll see the young Negotiator and his younger scruff battle deadly droidekas against impossible odds, which we're supposed to empath with bated breath, all the while knowing bat and brat live tomorrow. And sweet Lorena's mum that you guys call mom for some reason and more Palpatine cackling, all proceeds as foreseen. Car'diss didn't begin his predatory expansion until after his first Yoda meet, so perhaps he's more sombre here. That would make him the same character-personality as Karrde, so I anticipate his template clones with just the same name change again, as all his books seem to do. Truth be told, actually, I wouldn't know, for I won't be even shop flicking this one.

    I am interested in how he'll manage his repetitive Impstar opening, I admit, and the ending pages, to see if the SQ players get their answers, and how.
     
  14. sidious618

    sidious618 Jedi Master star 6

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    Man, I can't wait for this book. Zahn writes a great Obi-Wan Kenobi.
     
  15. Pelranius

    Pelranius Jedi Master star 5

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    I don't know why, but when I read the excerpt at the end of TUQ, I kept on thinking that Maris could be Pellaeon's kid sister or cousin. Dunno.
     
  16. LawgSkrak

    LawgSkrak Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Wait a minute. Wal-Mart gets Star Wars hardcovers? Why doesn't my local Wal-Mart ever have them?????
     
  17. JaggedFel568

    JaggedFel568 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Maybe we do know how it ends (more or less), but we knew how ROTS ended, too. Did you go see that?
     
  18. SoloFel_RebelGirl

    SoloFel_RebelGirl Jedi Knight star 5

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    ^^[face_laugh]

    I ran back in to read the spoilers! :D




















    WHERE ARE THE KRIFFIN' SPOILERS??? :eek: :mad: :_|
     
  19. JaggedFel568

    JaggedFel568 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    My feelings exactly. :mad:


    It's kind of a moot point to put "(Spoilers Allowed)" in the thread title if no one's going to post spoilers.
     
  20. Ackbar_Van_Gungan

    Ackbar_Van_Gungan Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I finished the book

    Here's what happened

    Obi-Wan and Anakin got away and didn't die
    Thrawn destroyed Outbound Flight and didn't die
    Outbound Flight was downed but some of the passengers survived.

    -The Rebel Gungan
     
  21. Excellence

    Excellence Jedi Knight star 7

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    I'd never have guessed! What's the action like? For the first half of SQ, a cable swung at Luke, and Mara climbed ornaments to the ceiling.
     
  22. SoloFel_RebelGirl

    SoloFel_RebelGirl Jedi Knight star 5

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    Obi-Wan and Anakin got away and didn't die
    Thrawn destroyed Outbound Flight and didn't die
    Outbound Flight was downed but some of the passengers survived.


    No...really? Anakin doesn't die? :eek:
     
  23. Inara

    Inara Jedi Master star 4

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    In the excerpt in TUQ, it was mentioned that the Chiss knew some trade languages - I wonder if Zahn will mention how exactly the Chiss learned even those languages. I was under the impression that the Chiss did not trade with outsiders at all.

    At least this book will answer some questions of Chiss society.

    And I've read somewhere, though I have no idea if this is true or not, that Thrawn has a brother.:eek:
     
  24. JaggedFel568

    JaggedFel568 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Darn!

    All of my predictions are wrong! And--wait a second, Thrawn didn't die with Outbound Flight? Nor did Obi-Wan?! :eek:
     
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  25. vong333

    vong333 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    What I want to know is if the Chiss will wear those camoflouge armour suits from the Swarm War, what about those maser beams and megacannon. I want to know what kind of fighting will be written in this story.