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I just started re-reading Rogue Planet. I don't think that I've read it in the past ten years, so I don't remember much.


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I've moved on to Apocalypse...
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I'm about 100 pages into Han Solo at Stars' End.


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I'll be getting into X-Wing: Mercy Kill during lunch today...
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I finished Rogue Planet and I'll post a review and thoughts in the book club thread later. Vector Prime is next.


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This week I read Red Harvest and Death Troopers. I really liked them, but I am a fan of horror novels. They are definitely different from other Star Wars novels.

I just bought 501st: An Imperial Commando Novel. I liked the Republic Commando novels so I hope this one won't disappoint.


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I'm about 1/3rd through Crucible. I'm actually really enjoying it so far. Very Happy
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I've been reading through the Omnibuses starting with Rise of The Sith. I'm up to Clone Wars volume 2. I have been pleasantly surprised with the overarching storylines and themes explored through the books, particularly Aurra Sing and Quinlan Vos' stories.

Having already read Jedi in Darkness, it is good to see Vos' character fleshed out and given even more complexity. Also unless he undergoes a radical personality transplant in the books I still have to read, I have no idea what the Clone Wars series was thinking with their characterisation of Quinlan!
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AdmiralSteven wrote:
I'm about 100 pages into Han Solo at Stars' End.


Love the earliest EU literature. That series by Brian Daley were the first books I read, along with Heir to the Empire, and they remain to be some of my favorites. Just short, sweet fun without all of the extreme over-arching "end-of-the-world" plotlines that go over 8 books.

I kind of wish they'd write more books like that.


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Baloo wrote:
AdmiralSteven wrote:
I'm about 100 pages into Han Solo at Stars' End.


Love the earliest EU literature. That series by Brian Daley were the first books I read, along with Heir to the Empire, and they remain to be some of my favorites. Just short, sweet fun without all of the extreme over-arching "end-of-the-world" plotlines that go over 8 books.

I kind of wish they'd write more books like that.


Agreed. Stover was trying for that feel with Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor. It didn't have an "end of the world" galactic peril plotline, but it put the Big 3 plus Lando, Chewbacca, and the droids in mortal peril. I think he largely succeeded.

However, one major difference is that Daley's early novels weren't permitted to have Jedi or the Empire, so they only starred Han Solo and Chewbacca and the Corporate Sector was created to replace the Empire. It lends it a very "big galaxy" feel, especially when read with L. Neil Smith's Lando novels which likewise don't feature the Galactic Empire and take place in their own corner of the galaxy.

Jim Luceno was friends with Brian Daley so his novels are very referential of the early Han Solo novels, and I think he does a good job of capturing the same feel to the novels as Daley. Millennium Falcon is really a homage to those early novels, for instance, but even his Agents of Chaos duology in the New Jedi Order series is reminiscent of them at times.


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Finished Emma. Quite enjoyable, though wasn't particularly happy with the resolution of the Harriet storyline. I think I'm going to go away from reading the collection for a little while. Change things to reading one collection book, then one physical book and so on. I don't think staring at the DS screen for prolonged periods agrees with me.

Now reading Crucible. I had actually hoped to read William Shakespeare's Star Wars (I caved), but it hasn't turned up yet.
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Finally got through Children of the Jedi. Sigh.

Taking a Callista break and reading Starfighters in Adumar. Never read this before and so far so soooo sooooooooo good.


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Crash Override wrote:
I finished Rogue Planet and I'll post a review and thoughts in the book club thread later. Vector Prime is next.


I couldn't get into that book, so I put that book down. Can't wait to read your review of it.


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Baloo wrote:
AdmiralSteven wrote:
I'm about 100 pages into Han Solo at Stars' End.


Love the earliest EU literature. That series by Brian Daley were the first books I read, along with Heir to the Empire, and they remain to be some of my favorites. Just short, sweet fun without all of the extreme over-arching "end-of-the-world" plotlines that go over 8 books.

I kind of wish they'd write more books like that.


I eat these kind of books up. A book that doesn't have that, as you put it, "end-of-world" type plot line. Just a book about someone/people who are just trying to make their way through the galaxy. And I couldn't agree more, I wish they write more books like this.


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Finally got through Children of the Jedi. Sigh.

Taking a Callista break and reading Starfighters in Adumar. Never read this before and so far so soooo sooooooooo good.


I would love to read that book again for the first time. I love the book, but I've found that humorous books like that lose a little upon multiple readings. Just like a good mystery novel.


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