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Writers Disney should bring back!!!

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Books & Comics + Legends' started by Ben_Kenobi, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. Ben_Kenobi

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    I'll start by stating the obvious. Great literature, like all other art forms, takes more than a skilled author. It requires inspiration, tenacity, and a stroke of luck! Even the most seasoned writers can't bang out "classics" one after another. It took the old canon books years to accumulate. In my opinion, out of 265 books that are now considered "Legends" maybe a dozen or two are true classics. About %40 are solid and the rest we accept because we are die-hard fans!

    With that in mind, the new era of the expanded universe had a bumpy road. From the adult novels I've touched, Tarkin, A New Dawn, The Sith Lords, Heir To The Jedi, none have managed to capture the spirit of the OT Disney has so aggressively pitched with the TFA campaign.

    My faith has been partially restored with the children books though, All three, Weapon Of The Jedi, Moving Target, and Smuggler's Run, effortlessly capture the big 3 the way I would expect them to be outside of the films. I have no illusion that it was a small task however. Children books are similar to short stories in a sense that they allow far less room for error. They have to consistently stay on course and I'm delighted to say all of the above pass with flying colors.

    QUESTION IS, WHICH AUTHORS WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE BACK TO HELM NEW PROJECTS?

    I have my own list of writers in mind, with detailed reasons why they should come back, but I'd like to hear what people here have in mind first.
     
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    Timothy Zahn should definitely come back to write some new ST era novels with the Big 3 ad the new characters and perhaps bring back Thrawn,the Chiss and the Unknown Regions. I hear that the Aftermath trilogy suggested that Palpatine got his power from the Unknown Regions or outside the known galaxy and that there are people on asteroids and moons hearnessing this power. They could be building their own fleets or armadas of warships and starfighters there too. There could be many threats there including possibly other Imperial Factions that could be enemies of the Resistance/New Republic in future novels or even Episodes VIII and IX or even Episodes X-XII.

    Troy Denning should come back too to write more Post-Jedi era novels with the Big 3 and before TFA. Perhaps some rebooted adventures of the UR or even the Killiks and the Chiss. I'd like to see Denning write about the ongoing war between the First Order and the Resistance between ROTJ and TFA and even between TFA and Episode VIII and even Episodes VIII and IX and even after Episode IX leading up to Episode X?
     
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    Zahn.
     
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    Zahn and Stackpole would be my two biggest hopes. I'd also love to see Matthew Stover since Shatterpoint is one of my alltime favorite Star Wars novels, (not to mention his excellent novelization of RotS that far surpasses the film). Luceno has actually already technically returned with Tarkin, however I would love to see him get a story that allows him to stretch out a bit more, like his excellent EU material, Labyrinth of Evil and Darth Plagueis in particular are really great. Even Tarkin had tantalizing glimpses into the Emperor's long term plans which were more interesting than the overall Tarkin narrative, which I still enjoyed but it definitely wasn't on par with some of his previous work. I'm sure I'll come up with more later, but its late and I'm both tired and sick, so I'm going to bed ;). I do look forward to hearing the thoughts of other readers on this subject.
     
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    I'd love to see Zahn and Stackpole return to the GFFA. I wonder though if Zahn has told his story and anything else would be retreading the same ground?

    I thought there was a rumor awhile back that Abrams had lunch with Zahn...probably bunk ...
     
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    Luceno and John Jackson Miller (yes, A New Dawn seemed to get mediocre attention, but Kenobi was great and I think that warrants a second or third chance).
     
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    As my username would imply, Michael A. Stackpole would be top of my list. Excellent writer who created some excellent characters and - in my perspective - really nailed Classic Trilogy players such as Wedge Antilles.

    Timothy Zahn and Matthew Stover are two others I would be interested to see brought back into the fold. I would also absolutely love to see Steve Perry (Shadows of the Empire) return. I think Shadows was one of the most underrated bits of the EU from a novels perspective, and Perry really did a fantastic job with it.

    Some to avoid at all costs...hm. Kevin J. Anderson would be atop that list for me.
     
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    Also avoid Denning. I hated how Denning made Jacen dark, made the Killiks a hive mind, and made the Mortis trio actual beings.
     
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    I think keeping the writers on stories other than main characters is the right approach. Background stories tell the heart of the rebels and Empire... That's all we need to lay framework....

    Zahn and Stackpole
     
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