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Which of the many EU authors do you think is the worst & why?


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Such a hard question, there are some who couldn't be in this category and some that just plain belong. Hm, well as hard as it is to say it I'm gonna have to say KJ Anderson. He had the Jedi Academy Trilogy, and I liked good chunks of that (especially the Exar Kun storyline) but Darksaber is my least favorite of any of the novels.
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Before this gets off the ground: Please take in to consideration our policy toward flaming authors. Disliking works for valid reasons is one thing, flaming an author because he wrote something you didn't like is something totally different and not acceptable here.

We'll keep this open, for now, but if you have nothing civil to say, please just say nothing at all.
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KJA. Reason: JAT. Even Crystal Star was better written and had a sensible plot, although not a very good one. So, quality of the writing, not authorial decisions are behind my opinion.


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My 'least' favorite authors would be Brian Daley for writing Han Solo At Star's End, and William C. Dietz for the Dark Forces trilogy. I found those stories to be a little dry and hard to get into, most notably At Star's End which was the first Star Wars novel I read where I actually got bored of it and didn't want to read anymore. Though I will say the other two stories in the Han Solo Adventures were better.
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Darth Skuldren wrote:
My 'least' favorite authors would be Brian Daley for writing Han Solo At Star's End, and William C. Dietz for the Dark Forces trilogy. I found those stories to be a little dry and hard to get into, most notably At Star's End which was the first Star Wars novel I read where I actually got bored of it and didn't want to read anymore. Though I will say the other two stories in the Han Solo Adventures were better.


The Dark Forces Trilogy should've been left in the video games I'll admit, but the book made more connection to Bane, Kaan, and the thought bomb on Ruusan. I thought that made them noteworthy.
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Yeah, I was so glad somebody finally let the trapped souls out. Of all things, that bothered me greatly at the end of Bane. I couldn't help but think, "But they can't stay like that forever!" So anyway...that's the main reason I liked them. Smile
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Elaine Cunningham-I think she portrayed Jaina absolutely wrong in Dark Journey. I still find it so unfair how Cunningham wrote Jaina's stand-alone, and Jacen got STOVER... Sad
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Elaine Cunningham-I think she portrayed Jaina absolutely wrong in Dark Journey. I still find it so unfair how Cunningham wrote Jaina's stand-alone, and Jacen got STOVER... Sad


Cunningham is alright in my opinion, but yeah, Stover is a king amonst peasants in the Star Wars universe right now. That's my boy!
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My only problem with Cunningham's Dark Journey was how the whole story focused on Jaina struggling with the dark side and the value of her own life which is resolved on the second to last page of the book, and she just blinks twice and goes "oh my goodness, why am I doing this." It was a little anticlimatic, but I still enjoyed the book overall.
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Dietz is probably mine. I didn't even finsh Soilder For The Empire and I always finish Star Wars however bad they may be. I actually liked KJA's writing style, but the plotlines weren't all that good.
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I've never read Soldier for the Empire, but I've always seen it at one of the comic stores I would visit.
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Yeah, the Dark Forces Trilogy was a pretty awful read. I managed to grind through it, but it wasn't pleasant. Regardless, I'd still like to read the unreleased Escape from Dagu book he wrote. It's a shame they won't.
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