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JediKnight_114[b]
03-25-2001, 04:14 AM
Just kind of a personal poll. Michael A. Stackpole is my personal favorite.

Anyone that votes for Greg Bear does not count. Heh heh. http://www.jediknight.net/mboard/smile.gif

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StormHammer
03-25-2001, 03:58 PM
I really like the X-Wing series, so Stackpole gets my vote. Corran Horn is one of the more interesting characters in the expanded universe.

A close second-runner would have to be Timothy Zahn for giving us the lovely Mara Jade...and Admiral Thrawn (of course).

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Garindan
03-25-2001, 06:48 PM
i'd have to say stackpole also, since i've been reading the x-wing series also.

JediMasterHorn
03-25-2001, 08:03 PM
Stackpole with a very very close second by Zahn.

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Tycho_Celchu
03-25-2001, 11:34 PM
Heh, my favorite is Zahn with Stackpole as a fairly close second.

JediKnight_114[b]
03-26-2001, 12:23 AM
So far you all have great taste. Keep the opinions coming. Also, try some of Stackpole's other books. Talion: Revenant is probably his best With The Dark Glory either just as good or better.

Bear in mind, if you read the Dark Glory War, the end will surprise you, (and possibly anger you)but, just remember that it is the first in the four book DragonWar Series. The last three books are still forthcoming.

Jedi SuperBuen
03-26-2001, 04:09 PM
Mine is Terry Brooks. I like his other stuff too.

Stackpole was great. So is Timothy Z. I think Kevin J Anderson sucks, but's that my opinion.

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Jedimaster Tanskanen
03-26-2001, 04:38 PM
Timothy ZAHN and Jude WATSON

paulbarnard
03-26-2001, 04:47 PM
Zahn. If Heir to the Empire wasn't as good as it was and still is, there wouldn't have been a Dark Force Rising. The expanded universe would have never happened as it has. He was there at the right time to write the right book to start the momentum that helped carry the fans to Episode I and beyond.

Side note on Kevin Anderson. He tried to take over the series. Instead of making it Lucas's Galaxy in which we all get to play, he tried to make it his Galaxy in which you have to like what I do. He ruined several characters, wrote some of the worst books (Dark Saber and some of the lamer Tales of whatever). His Guides and Technical companions are just as blury. The only good thing he did was give us the oppurtunity to have more Jedi. (Although in half a book Stackpole takes us through the Jedi Trilogy better than Anderson did in 3).

Darth_Lando
03-26-2001, 05:46 PM
I am the best Star Wars author. Check it out:

"Let me tell you a story,
about a Jedi named Gordy.
Shall I begin it?
Well that's all that's in it!"

JediMasterHorn
03-27-2001, 02:01 AM
You're a loony.
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oninosensi
03-27-2001, 02:16 AM
I'M INVINCIABLE!!

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paulbarnard
03-27-2001, 04:16 AM
I thought you were a toad??

BeastMaster
03-28-2001, 02:49 PM
Whatever he is, he can't spell. http://www.jediknight.net/mboard/wink.gif

My faves are Stackpole (for the X-Wing series), Zahn (for the Thrawn Trilogy and the Hand of Thrawn Duology), and Anderson because I'm one of the few who actually liked Jedi Academy.

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Zell Raider
03-28-2001, 09:23 PM
Is the Jedi Academy a good Trilogy ?
I have Vol. 2 The Dark Apprentice but I have not read it yet cause I'am reading Shadows of the Empire By: Steve Perry

-Zell

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JediMasterHorn
03-29-2001, 04:38 AM
The idea was good, but I just dont like the way Anderson writes the characters, especially Luke. As was stated before, in half a book, Stackpole told the story better than Anderson did. Anderson should stick to playing Star Trek characters (he was Garak in DS9). All I can say is, thank God he hasn't been asked to write any of the NJO novels. Although, I really wish they would get Zahn to do a trilogy, or at least a hardback.

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JediKnight_114[b]
03-29-2001, 04:49 AM
Agreed. The sooner they get Zahn to write NJO, the better. So far, Michael Stackpole and Kathy Tyers have written the only unputtdownable NJO stuff. So, Timothy Zahn would be a very welcome treat.

Try reading that new SW book: Darth Maul Shadow Hunter. That is a very fast paced very intense book with possibly the best lightsaber fights ever written. Incredible book.

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JediMasterHorn
03-29-2001, 08:18 PM
I dunno. I wouldn;t count out Salvatore. He did a really good job with an immensly rough situation. He had to be the first to write a new series, which is completly different than any other Star Wars thing done so far. And to top it all off, he had to be the one to kill off a major, and loved character. ALl things considering, I think he did a great job. I was splendedly suprised with Tyers. I liked Truce at Bakura kinda, and to be honest, I wasnt expecting much, especially after that boring stuff they titled Agents of Chaos, but she pulled off what is arguably one of the best Star Wars books to date. Stackpole is great with just about everything he does in the SW universe. All I can say is, Get Zahn to do some books, and bring back Corran Horn!

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Kurgan
04-02-2001, 09:44 PM
George Lucas.. the rest are just imitators.

JediMasterHorn
04-02-2001, 10:45 PM
Actually, Alan Dean Foster ghost wrote Star Wars, not George, but I know what you mean. http://www.jediknight.net/mboard/smile.gif

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John Kinsella
04-03-2001, 09:12 PM
Don't forget Kristine Kathryn Rusch, author of "The New Rebellion". That kicked ass! It's been a while since I've not been able to put a book down!

Pedro The Hutt
04-03-2001, 09:49 PM
Zahn is my fave author, but then again, I only have about 8 SW-novels(Thrawn trilogy, Jedi Academy trilogy, Truce at Bakura, and tales from Jabba's palace), they are so damn hard to find over here http://www.jediknight.net/mboard/frown.gif.

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Kurgan
04-05-2001, 04:06 PM
JediMasterHorn, really? He was the guy who wrote "Splinter of the Mind's Eye", correct?

I didn't see his name (ADF) on the cover of "Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker" (copyright 1976). ESB and ROTJ have their "ghost" writers credited on each book.

I just wanted to double check because my copy is in another city and I can't check it right now. : (

Kurgan

JediMasterHorn
04-07-2001, 07:14 AM
Yup, it even mentioned it recently in a interview with him.

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BeastMaster
04-07-2001, 06:49 PM
Originally posted by JediMasterHorn:
Anderson should stick to playing Star Trek characters (he was Garak in DS9

Um, WHAT?? http://www.jediknight.net/mboard/confused.gif

Garak (the Cardassian spy that everybody knew about http://www.jediknight.net/mboard/rolleyes.gif ) was played by Andrew Robinson.

I've seen pics or Robinson out of makeup (I had a magazine interview around here somewhere), and he's a fairly slim, cleanshaven guy with brown hair. Kevin J. Anderson is a heavyset redhead with a beard.

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JediMasterHorn
04-08-2001, 08:20 PM
Huh...I could have been wrong. I have had several people tell me that he played Garak in DS9, and I thought I had seen his name in the credits. Dah-Well, I guess I was mistaken. Thanx for the correction. http://www.jediknight.net/mboard/smile.gif

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Tie Guy
04-10-2001, 12:28 AM
Zahn is the greatest author ever to live. I read the entire Thrawn trilogy in under a weak, talk about not putting it down. However, Stackpole is a very close second, I loved the X-Wing Series.

However, i love all the books i read from starwars, and thats alot, over 30.

Rogue9
04-12-2001, 05:23 PM
Michael A. Stackpole best
Tomothy Zahn Close Second
Lucas Third -- sorry its true

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BeastMaster
04-14-2001, 05:07 PM
I wouldn't have rated Lucas that high! http://www.jediknight.net/mboard/wink.gif

I haven't counted, but my Star Wars book collection (including novels, comics, and graphic novels, and excluding RPG material, video games, and non-continuity), has recently (as of NJO: Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse) outgrown its storage capacity.

It currently fills three shelves (each ~1 metre wide), with Jedi Eclipse, NJO: Balance Point, and Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter stacked on the floor.

Now I need to find another bookcase. http://www.jediknight.net/mboard/frown.gif

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