This thought hit me the other day.
At Celebration 6, at the Del-Rey authors panel, several future books were revealed. Scoundrels and Razor's Edge were among them. But the one series that got everyone excited was the proposed Sword of the Jedi, feature Jaina in a post-Fate of the Jedi world. Artwork on the proposed hardback was revealed.
With the EU announcement, I realized we hadn't heard anything about Sword. And guess what? We won't.
That's too bad. I was looking forward to it.
I've been wracking my brain, trying to remember what other books were announced. I do remember that Tarkin wasn't mentioned.
Almost every single thing that Lucasfilm announced at Celebration VI has been cancelled or "postponed": 3D AOTC, 3D ROTS, The Clone Wars, Star Wars Detours, Star Wars 1313, Dark Horse comics, even Hasbro's revived Droid Factory line. The Disney deal was signed only two months later, so it makes sense that things in development would get shifted, but the fact that everything got cancelled does sting a little.
Originally Posted by OC47151
That's why I do not see this Disney purchase as just a transition in the Star Wars "everything," but as another entity entirely. :(
I am going to be very upset if I cannot even somehow fudge the timeline a little and be able to accept the EU that we all grew up with.
Let me explain the "EU people (like myself) whining" to others that do not understand.
Many of us are sick of the old movies (almost all 6 of them - I have some tolerance for AOTC and ROTS still).
But I can't sit through them any longer. I know them by heart (and do love them) but just need new ideas, new material.
The EU supplied that and coordinated it so that it made sense.
Did you know Luke had a Gamorrean wife named Bubba who gave birth to a Jedi Kwowakiyan Lizard Monkey needed BeeBee?
That never happened. The reason is that because in another book, Luke had a hottie for a wife named Mara, who gave birth to a son named Ben.
If that guy Arndt was fired for trying to preserve my EU, then the rest of us ought to find out if he has a retirement fund and kick in a little for trying to look out for ours (and Jaina and Jacen's ) interest.
I had The Jedi Path, by Daniel Wallace, somewhat hidden on a shelf; finally got to it. It's kind of like Harry Potter's book, where he read what others had written in it; but this has various Padawans commenting on the pages (Qui-Gon, Yoda, Dooku, Anakin, Obi-Wan, Ahsoka, Luke, and some other older character I don't remember). Decent, but definitely more for a YA audience.
Time for another upcoming books list (LISTS... :drool: )
1/13/15 Heir to the Jedi: Star Wars (Kevin Hearne) hardcover
11/4/14 Tarkin (James Luceno) hardcover
10/28/14 Razor’s Edge: Empire & Rebellion (Martha Wells) paperback
10/28/14 Star Wars Costumes (Brandon Alinger, Aggie Rodgers [Introduction], John Molland [Introduction]) hardcover
10/28/14 Star Wars Volume 4: A Shattered Hope (Brian Wood, Carlos D'Anda [Illustrator]); last Dark Horse SW comic series [ironic title :( ]
10/14/14 Star Wars Art: Posters (Drew Struzan [Foreword], Roger Kastel [Introduction])
10/7/14 Star Wars The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight (Tony DiTerlizzi, Ralph McQuarrie [Illustrator])
9/30/14 How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise (Chris Taylor) hardcover
9/2/14 A New Dawn: Star Wars (John Jackson Miller, Dave Filoni [Foreword]) hardcover
9/2/14 Star Wars: Lords of the Sith (Paul S. Kemp) hardcover
8/18/14 Star Wars in 100 Scenes (Jason Fry) hardcover
8/5/14 Star Wars Rebels: A New Hero [Purchase Includes Star Wars eBook!] (Rebels Animation Team [Illustrator])
8/5/14 [3 other children’s SW: Rebels books]
7/29/14 Kenobi (John Jackson Miller) paperback
7/29/14 Star Wars: Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan [Book 2] (Jeffrey Brown) hardcover
7/1/14 Crucible (Troy Denning) paperback
Looking forward to the SW: Costumes, Jedi Academy, McQuarrie-illustrated ANH, and Tarkin books; a maybe for 100 Scenes and Lords of the Sith; with a hesitiancy for Heir to the Jedi and A New Dawn books. Rebels? Eh.
The latest issue of Star Wars Insider noted that the two-part Blade Squadron short story, which started in issue #149, is part of the new canon. The short stories in the magazine will also be part of the canon going forward. I haven't read either part but I have them both so I'll have to check them out.
You know, if Clone Wars count as cannon, then all the EU stuff that created Dathomir and the Nightsisters from the Del Rey novel like Courtship of Princess Leia, to Tenel Ka being Allanah Solo's mother, all have some reference to them now incorporated in cannon.
Meanwhile, Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir continues to really impress.
As a reader, comics are easier for me right now as I have now also become a novel writer and read a lot of non-fiction for my research to make my own fiction more real - and I have commitments to read the novel fiction of other authors whom I've befriended and they do not writer for Star Wars.
That being said, I am re-reading the EU in chronological order and restarted that once more, so I'm re-reading the past parts to CrossCurrent, a SW novel.
I picked up the Insider last weekend for the sole purpose of this short story. It was okay, although I think I could write a better story myself if I sat down and did it. It didn't have some of the usual SW jargon we're used to: coffee was coffee, not caf.
Originally Posted by Mr. JabbaJohnL
I'll pick up number 150 for the continuation.
In the past, one of my favorite things about the Insider was the original short stories. They stopped for a while, and when money got tight for me, I didn't renew my subscription. I'd like to go back and get some of the better short stories. The comic shop has some of the older Insiders for sale. Just have to wait for a good sale to get a few.
I had the same concerns a time ago, OC. :(
Originally Posted by the Bel-Cam Jos from March of 2014