Posted: January 17, 2013 Filed under: Books, Review, Star Wars | Tags: crime syndicate, han, han solo, Lando, Lando Calrissian, perfect distraction, prince xizor, Scoundrels, star wars, Thrawn trilogy, timothy zahn, Xizor, zahn
Having read Winner Lose All
by Timothy Zahn
, I felt like I was in great shape going into Scoundrels
. Sure, the only similarities are four characters and a single reference to the heist in the short story (which Zahn or the publisher tactlessly refer to on a separate page after the very end of the book — way to go, guys), but the tone of the short story is a great primer.
Posted: January 1, 2013 Filed under: Books, Review, Star Wars | Tags: Bink, e-book, Lando, Lando Calrissian, novella, star wars, Tavia, timothy zahn, zahn, Zerba
Released in early December in preparation for Zahn’s upcoming novel Scoundrels (released today — my copy is in the mail), Winner Lose All — A Lando Calrissian Tale is an e-book novella featuring Lando in a high-stakes sabacc game. The game — with a ten-million credit buy-in — features a rare and valuable piece of art. A small statuette, designed by a mysterious artist, which is completely identical to its twins (of which only seven exist in the galaxy). But an attempted break-in reveals that nothing is as it seems.
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Posted: February 20, 2012 Filed under: Books, Review, Star Wars | Tags: anakin skywalker, c'baoth, car'das, chiss, grand admiral, jedi, Jomark, jorus c'baoth, joruus, luke skywalker, Mitth'raw'nuruodo, new jedi order, new republic, obi-wan kenobi, old republic, outbound flight, sith, star, star wars, thrawn, timothy zahn, wars, Wayland, zahn
Another post, another Star Wars book review. I’ve found myself inundated with time and as I never really did a lot of reading for fun while in university, here I am, striking back.
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Posted: February 3, 2012 Filed under: Books, Review, Star Wars | Tags: a new hope, bioware, chiss, clones, coruscant, dark force rising, empire strikes back, expanded universe, george lucas, gilad pellaeon, grand admiral, grand admiral thrawn, han solo, joruus c'baoth, knights of the old republic, leia organa, leia organa-solo, luke skywalker, mara jade, mike baron, new republic, noghri, old republic, original trilogy, pellaeon, princess leia, rebel alliance, return of the jedi, spaarti cloning cylinders, star wars, talon karrde, the clone wars, the last command, the thrawn trilogy, thrawn, timothy zahn
1983 is a significant date in the history of Star Wars; not only did it mark the release of Return of the Jedi, but it was also the last year in the 1980s that a Star Wars book would be published (not if you count the Star Wars Roleplaying Game sourcebook that was released in 1987). After Return of the Jedi, there were fears that the whole “Star Wars” thing had dried up and that public interest was waning. For all intents and purposes, Star Wars was dead. Read the rest of this entry »