Wednesday, April 30, 2008

You were fantastic..

In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women, and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri.

Look, I don't know if you like Star Wars or not, but free is free and Random House is offering a free Star Wars e-book and audiobook at this link.
Letting you know about these kinds of things is one of the services I try to provide.


Dylan said...

I DL'ed this yesterday, though I don't know if I want to start getting back in to the Star Wars Expanded Universe after reading Every. Single. New Jedi Order book because I know if I start, there's a definite possibility I will never stop. I have a serious problem.
There is no hope for me.

chrishaley said...

That has always been my fear.. well, that and before the prequels I was always afraid the EU stuff wouldn't be as good as I expected Star Wars to be.
I bought "Han Solo At Stars' End" when I was a kid and could never bring myself to read it.

thomas said...

Oh there is TONS of awesome EU stuff, in fact, most of the prequel era stuff is really good. The OT era stuff not so much because it seems no one can get the main casts voices down right. But the stuff about the peripheral characters can be great.

Best jumping on point for the Star Wars Republic comics by Ostrander. They are GOLD.

And Dylan: Every NJO book? Really? I couldn't make it past the third. They just really didn't feel like Star Wars to me.

Dylan said...

Thomas, at that point, I had read most (okay, almost all) of the OT era stuff (which yeah, the voices are not always "on" but it still satiated my thirst for Star Wars lore), got involved in the NJO plot and just couldn't stop. I blame Mild Completist OCD. Some of it (NJO) is pretty good. Some not so much. Plus, they killed Chewie.

I justify it by saying it's "research" for the awesome Lando Calrissian story I'll write someday. Otherwise I cry my self to sleep. It's not pretty.

chrishaley said...

Dylan - "Completist OCD"? That's a thing? Finally I can put a name to my problems.

Also, they killed Chewie?!

thomas said...

They dropped a moon on him. It was their way of saying "See! Anything can happen!" by killing a main character. You notice the one character they kill is the brown non-human one. That's right, Star Wars is speciest.

Dylan said...

Add to that the fact that the dude who looks like a giant black killer penis turns out to be a shriveled old white dude with asthma and you've got a heckuva Internets rant just waiting to happen.

Oh and PS: I cried when Chewie died. I'm man enough to admit it.

And while I hated that they did it, it did raise the stakes and I sort of enjoyed the downward scoundrel spiral it sent Han Solo on.

chrishaley said...

Does anyone know if this free book they're giving us is any good?
I already downloaded it, but I don't want to invest the time into it if it's lousy.