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Someone mentioned a while back, that real Star Wars "geeks" are into the books , not the movies. And I thought, why not check out some of those books. But when I search for them at online book stores, I get several results, all by different authors.
So which are the real Star Wars books, the George Lucas ones, the Roy Lucas ones, or a third author?





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#2 Posted on

    Originally posted by Kjeldbjerg
    Someone mentioned a while back, that real Star Wars "geeks" are into the books , not the movies. And I thought, why not check out some of those books. But when I search for them at online book stores, I get several results, all by different authors.
    So which are the real Star Wars books, the George Lucas ones, the Roy Lucas ones, or a third author?




Well, if I had to recommend any, I recommend the 5 Thrawn books Timothy Zahn did.

So much better than the prequels and most of the other SW novels, all of which have the dreadful stench of bad fanfic all over them.




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I tried reading a few of the books, and the Zahn books were the only decent ones. Be warned though: Lucas obviously doesn't see the books as Star Wars "canon" and flatly contradicts many of their ideas in the latest movies.



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You might try Steve Perry's "Shadows of the Empire." It's set between ESB and ROTJ and deals with some of the search for Han Solo and some of the infighting between factions in the Empire.

I really enjoyed it, and have heard that Lucas really did as well, going so far as to say he wished he could make a movie of that one.

I've got quite a few of the others, but haven't had a chance to read them (much like my comic collection over the past few years). I'm hopeful that after my wife and I get into our new house and get situated, I'll have some time in between (ugh) yardwork to read a little.



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#5 Posted on

    Originally posted by WyldeWolf1
    I tried reading a few of the books, and the Zahn books were the only decent ones. Be warned though: Lucas obviously doesn't see the books as Star Wars "canon" and flatly contradicts many of their ideas in the latest movies.


I get nervous when people bandy the word "canon" around. Continuity porn is what ruined comics for good and all and when people try to do the same for books it just. . .feels wrong.





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The Zahn books were all excellent, but be warned-- if you don't like the way Tom Clancy writes his books, stay away from the Zahn books.

Timothy Zahn's books are all extremely long and extremely detailed, like reading Clancy's Red Storm Rising or something. They're very good, but I wouldn't recommend them to just anybody.



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thanx for the help, I think I'm going for the Zahn books.



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the zahn books kick ass... you won't be disappointed.

the han solo trilogy is also very good... Paradise Snare/Hutt Gambit/Rebel Dawn.

if you want to meet a lot of new characters, michael stackpole's X-Wing series is a lot of fun.

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The Bounty Hunters Trilogy (I forget the author) was pretty good. Just avoid anything by Kevin J. Anderson, and you'll be safe.



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