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

  1. Pelranius

    Pelranius Jedi Master star 5

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    Now wait a moment, I just remembered something.

    Didn't Corellian traders teach the Chiss Basic about half a millenium before Yavin, accodring to FH Refugee???!!
     
  2. Csillan_girl

    Csillan_girl Jedi Master star 5

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    Oh NO!!!!

    Really?? :eek:

    I want some real spoilers!! :_|
     
  3. Bratty Jedi Master

    Bratty Jedi Master Jedi Youngling star 2

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    If the things Zahn said at a Convention I was at in Hosuton about 3 years ago are still true, yes he has a brother. But I know from some conversations with Zahn at CIII that some of his outline that he had back at the Houston con had to be changed so I don't know if that is still true.

    Bratty

    EDIT: Oh yeah, for anyone in the Southeast: Zahn, Stackpole, and Allston are all going to be at a con in North Carolina in February.
     
  4. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    I think - and hope and pray - that those things will be ignored. I don't think I've heard a sillier term than "megamaser" in recent memory...

    I'm looking forward to another Hand of Thrawn style retcon. Feed the fires of hate, Tim, by making them think you're arrogant whilst saving Star Wars!!!

    :D

    E_S
     
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  5. Master_Keralys

    Master_Keralys VIP star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    You know, as much as I'm not looking forward to this book, I'm not looking forward to pre-edited out's and also pre-edited out's :p infinite amount of Zahn-bashing that will immediately ensue. The only thing that will be worse is when Allegiance comes out in '07...

    - Keralys
     
  6. JaggedFel568

    JaggedFel568 Jedi Padawan star 4

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  7. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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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<<

    I believe that was sorted out in The Joiner King (hell, there's basicly a whole chapter basicly dedicated to retconning the Chiss problems between SQ and FHT ;) ).
     
  8. Csillan_girl

    Csillan_girl Jedi Master star 5

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    I've never seen such a bad retcon before.

    I mean, I admit I read everything that has Chiss in it - but all I want is a little quality! Am I asking for too much? I was so looking forward to the Dark Nest series, as it finally had the NJO characters again, and what do I get?? The first part was okay, but the rest was just one big disappointment.
     
  9. Ive_Got_Two_Legs

    Ive_Got_Two_Legs Jedi Youngling star 4

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  10. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    You have yet to witness the fury of the LOTF wars! Even veterans of the VP-NJO conflict will be awed by their ferocity!

    JB
     
  11. Bratty Jedi Master

    Bratty Jedi Master Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Yes, I'm serious. February 17-19 in High Point, NC

    I originally found out about it through Aaron Allston's appearance schedule on his website. I followed the link on his site to the con site which is where I found out about Zahn and Stackpole. The site for the con is: http://www.uncg.edu/student.groups/sf3/stellarcon.htm

    I really want to go but I'm not sure I can afford a hotel room.

    Bratty
     
  12. Ive_Got_Two_Legs

    Ive_Got_Two_Legs Jedi Youngling star 4

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    My college is 20 minutes away, and by luck, it turns out my roommate was going to the convention anyways. So I signed up too and payed him back for half the hotel room.

    Apparently there's going to be a Star Wars d20 game with Zahn playing as Thrawn. I know next to nothing about d20 but I'm going to have to do that.
     
  13. dp4m

    dp4m Also a Narc star 10

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    Nov 8, 2001
    I'm sorry?

    Really?

    NO REALLY?

    I might have to go to that...
     
  14. Ive_Got_Two_Legs

    Ive_Got_Two_Legs Jedi Youngling star 4

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    I did a double-take when I saw that on the site, too. But on second glance it was still there, thankfully enough. [face_dancing]
     
  15. Spike2002

    Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I thought one of the Chiss in Unseen Queen was Thrawn's brother, given that they both had Mitt starting off their names :confused:
     
  16. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    T-minus 11 days, and we've got nothing? Surprising.
     
  17. 000

    000 Jedi Master star 4

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    Courtesy of Chris OFarrell on SDN:

    That review about killed any chance of me picking up the hardcover. Granted, we ought to give it the benefit of the doubt... but Zahn's writing seems to be dropping with each new novel/story.
     
  18. fett 4

    fett 4 Force Ghost star 5

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    I would have to read the book before giving that judgment just yet. It could be just the reviewer making it look worse than it was.
    But like you I do hope OBF is better than SQ which was fairly pointless.
     
  19. Pelranius

    Pelranius Jedi Master star 5

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    The surrender part is most likely due to Kinman Doriana's military ineptitude and general stupidity. Which seems to be on the level of the Rojo and Isoto idiots.

    The surrender by Doriana doesn't surprise me in the least, actually. So he's apparently a coward in addition to being a moron. It amazes me why Palpatine keeps such a moron in such close confidence.

    As for the interdictor gravity projector, that's probably a version that is small enough to fit onto a chiss cruiser. (wasn't the gravity well on the DSI also experimental?) Or the technology could have been lost in the Ruusan period.
     
  20. QuentinGeorge

    QuentinGeorge Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    It amazes me why Palpatine keeps such a moron in such close confidence.

    Considering that Doriana has no idea that Palpatine = Sidious, he's not really in "close confidence".

    Heck, even Mas frickin Amedda knew that Palpatine was a Sith Lord...

    ....Regardless Doriana, Thrawn and the Chiss don't interest me...

    ...the tidbit about Jorus, however, has gained my attention. So the original, Jedi Master was crazy too? Hmmm...
     
  21. Excellence

    Excellence Jedi Knight star 7

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    NEGVV seems to think 220m Techno Union Hardcell ships are unarmed . . . The 30 mins was right though; Vulture fighters have a fuel life of that long.
     
  22. Vana

    Vana Jedi Master star 4

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    I'd like to read the book in French, but I'd have to wait one more year... so I'll buy the US book... [face_plain]

    How did this guy read the book before everyone? isn't it forbidden?
     
  23. Pelranius

    Pelranius Jedi Master star 5

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    It looks like Parck was lying when when he told Mara about the clash between Doriana and Thrawn (the numbers don't add up by any means, since if the Chiss fighters are included in the count, why not include the Vultures?) But why would he lie about a detail like that?

    What class of patrol ships, incidentally?

    Or he (Parck( got a garbled account from Thrawn or someone, or he's been going senile.
     
  24. Spike2002

    Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Hmmm. 15 top of the line ships from Palpatine's private army are now Trade Federation :confused:

    I think Zahn needs to re-read his own stories once in a while.
     
  25. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Don't be silly -- you can't judge a book by its spoilers. Get a feel for it, learn what to expect, but until you read it spelled out on the page, you've got no idea what you're talking about.[face_shhh]