|wApr 11, 2009|
Voting is open for the first round of the Incomprehensible Awards.
Let's talk Star Wars novels. Does anybody read these? Star Wars novels were my first sci-fi novels, back in elementary school. I remember reading Steve Perry's Shadows of the Empire in 5th grade and being like, OMFG! So then I read A.C. Crispin's Han Solo trilogy, the Admiral Thrawn trilogy, Truce at Bakura, Courtship of Princess Leia, and all that other stuff. My favorites were probably the X-Wing series and Young Jedi Knights, even if they were repetitive (although presumably targeted to my age at the time....LOL one day I will post an entry about the reverse-timeline of my reading habits!).
Anyway, it's been a long time since I've read any Star Wars novels, but I understand that Han/Leia's kids Jacen and Jaina are now major players. Since they and their friends were the stars of the Young Jedi Knight series, I think it'd be neat to see how they were doing.
For $1 each yesterday, I picked up New Jedi Order: Dark Journey, New Jedi Order: Traitor, and Legacy of the Force: Tempest. Looking on Wikipedia is pretty annoying, though. Apparently the New Jedi Order has 19 novels in it! It says it got a lot of crap for being "too dark," though, which makes it sound right up my alley. Similarly, Legacy of the Force is 9 novels long. Does anybody know if I can just read these out of order?
I still own the New Jedi Order books Vector Prime and Dark Tide II: Ruin, but do I need to reread them? WTF continuity issues!
I fear that picking up Star Wars novels will open my eyes to an onslaught of skanky race and gender issues. This would be pretty annoying, because my memories of 10-year-old me reading about Jaina Solo and Tenel Ka and Mara Jade are happy ones. Please stay that way, memories!
An interview with the four-woman team CLAMP!
CLAMP’s creativity and productivity is impressive, you manage to run several series at the same time. What is you secret?
Holy shit! That is....impressive.10:17 AM
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