The "other" SW canonical fiction Thread

The OC47150

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9/24/19: Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, New Edition (hardcover) by Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

I have to go on a rant for just a second. I bought the latest character encyclopedia, which included Solo characters, as a Christmas present to myself. So, less than a year later, a new, super duper and improved version is coming out? What's up with that Disney?
 

Bel-Cam Jos

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9/24/19: Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, New Edition (hardcover) by Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

I have to go on a rant for just a second. I bought the latest character encyclopedia, which included Solo characters, as a Christmas present to myself. So, less than a year later, a new, super duper and improved version is coming out? What's up with that Disney?
I have stopped buying some books in the Disney era for two reasons: the same one you just mentioned, OC; and the glut of product for so many audiences and styles (I doubt there will be ANY issues with continuity, since there IS none at all) that come out so often. Gotta say this for the EU era: they at least tried to make it fit together, even if it was way out there.
 

Bel-Cam Jos

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I bought this because it was a SW book, and I had a coupon: Pirate’s Price by Lou Anders. It's a tale (well, series of tales) told by Hondo Ohnaka, a normally-annoying character in the cartoons. But he was funny as a narrator, reveling in his times trying to steal the Millennium Falcon. It actually worked as a plot device. But in true Disney fashion, it has to bring in a product/service to shill: so the characters and locales in the soon-to-open SW Galaxy's Edge appear. Very transparent "surprises" throughout, but still a fun read.
 

Bel-Cam Jos

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Queen's Shadow by E. K. Johnston (who wrote the Ahsoka book) was very good. The title has multiple meanings (the obvious: it includes Amidala's handmaidens; not so obvious: senator and person Padme Amidala is in her own shadow as former queen), there is so much fashion description that is doesn't get overwhelming somehow, and while the action isn't too frequent it works well overall. The best part is the beginnings of the first and last paragraphs of chapters first and last; I had to smile while reading both.
 

El Chuxter

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told by Hondo Ohnaka, a normally-annoying character in the cartoons.
WHAT?!?

You are dead to me. I bid you good day, sir!

On a more serious note, is there an actual list of all the E-nU? It seems like every week I'm finding out about some new book or comic from a year earlier that just slipped by me.

Also, totally unrelated, I've seen multiple SW books show up dirt cheap lately at Dollar Tree and Dollar General.
 

Bel-Cam Jos

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WHAT?!?

You are dead to me. I bid you good day, sir!

On a more serious note, is there an actual list of all the E-nU? It seems like every week I'm finding out about some new book or comic from a year earlier that just slipped by me.

Also, totally unrelated, I've seen multiple SW books show up dirt cheap lately at Dollar Tree and Dollar General.
Should I have said "often-annoying" instead? :p

I have been posting what is due out new in this thread, but there hasn't been a list (LISTS... :drool: ) I've seen yet. I miss the Dramatis Personae for that book and the updated timeline of books inside each book.
 

Bel-Cam Jos

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I had given up on the Jedi Academy series, as it got too kidsy (even for a kids book with drawn [poorly, simply] pictures), but the 7th (?!?) book, Revenge of the Sis, starring the main character Victor's sister Christine Starspeeder, was pretty good. It had a good plot with a (fairly obvious) surprise mystery to solve and decent humor and characterization.

p.s. This was my 400th SW book read!
 

El Chuxter

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The finale of Queen's Shadow better get some follow-up.

As an aside, I'm not a prude, but explicit sex--and by that I don't mean X-rated, but situations in where it's absolutely definitive that two characters reenacted scenes from Boogie Nights-- always weird me out in Star Wars books and YA books. In YA Star Wars books, it borders on creepy. I guess at least I now know Sabé did not die a virgin, if that knowledge ever proves important.
 

The OC47150

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I had the chance to buy the Celebration exclusive of Master and Apprentice (special cover, autographed, collectible pin and bag) but I couldn't see spending $45 on a book I can pick up at Target or WM for $22.

Attended the authors' panel at Celebration. Deliah Dawson spoke about her Galaxy's Edge book coming out later this summer. Sounds interesting. Just hope it's better than Phasma.

Did finally meet Timothy Zahn face to face. Got him to sign an early edition of Heir to the Empire for me.