A lot of people had trouble with eliminating a minimum of ten books or series from the Expanded Universe. I suspect this will be substantially harder.
Let's say hypothetically you were working for George Lucas, or were otherwise in a situation in which he asked your advice. Under this scenario, he says that due to fan reaction to contradictions between his show and the Expanded Universe, he's basically considering revamping the Expanded Universe to coincide with a new TV show he's doing that stars Han, Luke, and Leia which is going to vary in timeline from after the original Star Wars to after Return of the Jedi -- ALTERNATIVELY, an anthologized TV show that spans the entire gamut of Star Wars history.
Consequently, he wants you to list for him twenty books, comics, video games, etc. which you think he should maintain within the Expanded Universe (let's assume that the films and TCW are by default staying in continuity). Everything else is getting expunged.
1) The Force Unleashed series (presuming third one is made or novelized)
2) Shadows of the Empire
3) Thrawn trilogy
4) Dark Empire trilogy
5) Hand of Thrawn duology
6) New Jedi Order
7) Dark Lord trilogy
8) Cloak of Deception
9) Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter (I'm presuming Saboteur is included, <3 Luceno)
10) Darth Maul miniseries
11) The Han Solo Adventures (Daley)
12) The Clone Wars microseries
13) Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor
15) Rogue Planet
16) Outbound Flight and Survivor's Quest
17) Qui-Gon & Obi-Wan: The Aurorient Express
18) Qui-Gon & Obi-Wan: Last Stand on Ord Mantell
19) Dark Forces saga
20) Life, Death, and the Living Force
I think this exercise kind of shows what sort of stuff you like.
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