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  Dancelittleewok
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Last night I stayed up till 3 AM reading Razor's Edge. I can't remember the last time I did that with a Star Wars book. I hope we can, somehow, get Martha Wells to come back to the EU.
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I was under the impression that that wasn't out until next week...

Darn lucky teddy bear.
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The release date is 24 September, but Star Wars books aren't subject to sales embargoes. Back when I bought Star Wars books brand new, I usually picked them up almost a week before.

The Chapters by my work has 22 copies on the shelf already.
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Almost done with Kenobie, absolutely love it!
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Darth_Henning wrote:
I was under the impression that that wasn't out until next week...

Darn lucky teddy bear.


I'm assuming Dance is reading an ARC - Advance Reading Copy. Sites get those from publisher for review purposes. They aren't the final proofed copy. I've also read the ARC for my review next Tuesday.
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Speaking of ARCs, I'm reading an advanced copy of The Making of Return of the Jedi by J.W. Rinzler. I've never read any of the making of books before, so this is a new experience. So far it's really cool. It talks about where different elements of the movie came from, how they were created, etc. It includes different drafts of the script, transcripts of writer's meetings where George, Kasdan and Marquand talk about changes. Plus there's tons of stuff on Ewoks Very Happy
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Re-reading Shatterpoint right now. I last read it years ago, but it is as great as I remember. Stover really does well with character-driven works.
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Taral-DLOS wrote:
The release date is 24 September, but Star Wars books aren't subject to sales embargoes. Back when I bought Star Wars books brand new, I usually picked them up almost a week before.

The Chapters by my work has 22 copies on the shelf already.


My chapters used to have things out a week early too.

But since Ep III came out, I'm lucky if they have anything on shelves a week to two weeks later. And that goes for all of them in the entire city.

Its faster to order it with free shipping from chapters.ca the day it comes out than wait for it to come out on shelves. Sigh.
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Darth_Henning wrote:
Taral-DLOS wrote:
The release date is 24 September, but Star Wars books aren't subject to sales embargoes. Back when I bought Star Wars books brand new, I usually picked them up almost a week before.

The Chapters by my work has 22 copies on the shelf already.


My chapters used to have things out a week early too.

But since Ep III came out, I'm lucky if they have anything on shelves a week to two weeks later. And that goes for all of them in the entire city.

Its faster to order it with free shipping from chapters.ca the day it comes out than wait for it to come out on shelves. Sigh.


Word to the wise: if you need to order from Chapters, you may as well just save money and order from Amazon. You don't save much on paperbacks, but great savings on hardcovers. And really, if your brick-and-mortar store is genuinely not meeting your needs, then you may as well go with Amazon.
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Taral-DLOS wrote:
Darth_Henning wrote:
Taral-DLOS wrote:
The release date is 24 September, but Star Wars books aren't subject to sales embargoes. Back when I bought Star Wars books brand new, I usually picked them up almost a week before.

The Chapters by my work has 22 copies on the shelf already.


My chapters used to have things out a week early too.

But since Ep III came out, I'm lucky if they have anything on shelves a week to two weeks later. And that goes for all of them in the entire city.

Its faster to order it with free shipping from chapters.ca the day it comes out than wait for it to come out on shelves. Sigh.


Word to the wise: if you need to order from Chapters, you may as well just save money and order from Amazon. You don't save much on paperbacks, but great savings on hardcovers. And really, if your brick-and-mortar store is genuinely not meeting your needs, then you may as well go with Amazon.


I find paperbacks are usually cheaper online from chapters (with the membership), and I get most trades and omnibusses about 40% off on average. Which usually beats everything i can find on amazon shortly after release.

Hardcovers I refuse to buy (and keep) new. I don't like the format, and I'll only buy it to read when it comes out and return it (and before anyone complains, the spine is never cracked on them - you couldn't tell the difference from right out of the shipping box).
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Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker by George Lucas *cough* Alan Dean Foster.

It's interesting how Emperor Palpatine is described as an isolated shut-in, with his underlings pursuing their own agendas outside of his knowledge or control. This is a far cry from the calculating and in-control Palpatine in the movies.
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There's a reason I don't read Alan Dean Foster Star Wars novels. Wink
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I currently decided to dip back into some of my older books. Finished I Jedi and am now reading the Hand of Thrawn books. Might try to X-wing novels next.


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Cerrinea wrote:
There's a reason I don't read Alan Dean Foster Star Wars novels. Wink

I was disappointed when I found out Lucas didn't write this book. Here I thought I would be getting Lucas's vision for Star Wars at its purest. Guess not. Confused
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It's worth the read for the hilarity factor alone. Owen Lars is Obi-Wan's brother and there are ducks on Tatooine. ADF was a little confused about things. Very Happy
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