Sale on Star Wars stuff on Amazon

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I just happened to be visiting Amazon this morning to look for something and noticed that a whole lot of Star Wars books, toys, and other merchandise have some small to huge discounts going on. I don't know if there's a special reason but you might want to look if there's any Star Wars stuff you were interested in.
 
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I just happened to be visiting Amazon this morning to look for something and noticed that a whole lot of Star Wars books, toys, and other merchandise have some small to huge discounts going on. I don't know if there's a special reason but you might want to look if there's any Star Wars stuff you were interested in.
Hmmm if they have reprints of the old EU ('Legends') series of books The Thrawn Triology, then I might flip some money at them.
But only if they have a version of the artwork on the original covers, not these new 'minimalistic' covers that became the rage for fantasy/sci fi novels in the post-Twilight/Hunger Games era.

I don't like my chances...
 

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Hmmm if they have reprints of the old EU ('Legends') series of books The Thrawn Triology, then I might flip some money at them.
But only if they have a version of the artwork on the original covers, not these new 'minimalistic' covers that became the rage for fantasy/sci fi novels in the post-Twilight/Hunger Games era.

I don't like my chances...
They have those but they don't seem to be on sale. Are they worth reading? I've not read any Star Wars novels published after 1983.
 

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They have those but they don't seem to be on sale. Are they worth reading? I've not read any Star Wars novels published after 1983.
They were written in the early 1990s, and are set after Return of the Jedi. I haven't read them, although various friends of mine have, and I have had the series recommended to me numerous times.

I did read a comic adaptation of the first book of the Thrawn Triology, Heir To The Empire, and it was pretty good. Much better than the Disney Star Wars storyline
 

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They have those but they don't seem to be on sale. Are they worth reading? I've not read any Star Wars novels published after 1983.
If you like coincidence and a villain that says "I knew they would do that!" rather a lot, then yes, they are worth reading. In a simplistic, almost innocent way.

Also, Luuke.

4/10, not as good as you remembered they were is my considered opinion after rereading them last year.
 

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They were written in the early 1990s, and are set after Return of the Jedi. I haven't read them, although various friends of mine have, and I have had the series recommended to me numerous times.

I did read a comic adaptation of the first book of the Thrawn Triology, Heir To The Empire, and it was pretty good. Much better than the Disney Star Wars storyline
I've read one of the Thrawn books and felt it was passably good pulp adventure fiction. One thing that it does do is to capture a Star Wars look-and-feel very well. Some folks feel that the super-genius-antagonist-who-anticipates-all-of-the-heroes'-moves gets overdone in the series, but I didn't really get that vibe from Heir to the Empire. OTOH I haven't read any of the other Thrawn stories, so I can't comment on them; the later books might ratchet that up.

I've really only read a handful of Star Wars fiction - Splinter of the Mind's Eye, a couple of the Daley Han Solo Books and Heir to the Empire.
 

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Yeah the vehicle models for X-Wing are almost worth collecting, even if I never play the game
 
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That is one hideous cover.
I notice a lot of Star Wars covers are just scene shots or promotional photos taken from the movies and then combined together. Not much is original.
 

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I notice a lot of Star Wars covers are just scene shots or promotional photos taken from the movies and then combined together. Not much is original.
A good clean promo image is one thing, that is clearly the result of someone just discovering Photoshop.
 
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