Thursday, September 18, 2008

Original Novels. Jealous much?

After our discussions about whether or not Alderaan had any idea what was coming and why the rebel base on Yavin had time to mount an assault, I mentioned that I needed to dig out my old first edition Star Wars novel. I love digging around the attic when it’s 90 degrees outside in Orlando, where the humidity usually hovers around 116%. It was worth the change of clothes and shower required. What wonderful nostalgia in that giant cardboard box.

Not only did I find “STAR WARS FROM THE ADVENTURES OF LUKE SKYWALKER”, but also my “SPLINTER OF THE MIND’S EYE” and “HAN SOLO AT STARS END”. Looks like I’ll be up late for a week or three catching up on my reading. I’m including scans of the covers of all three novels here so you all can be incredibly jealous. They are absolutely not mint condition, but they are circa 1978 through 1979.

Also, check out the scans of the prologue from “STAR WARS”. This should be worth a 20 minute podcast segment. George, if you’re reading this, I’m invoking the fair use doctrine when reproducing such a limited amount of your copyrighted content for the purpose of generating legitimate criticism and comment, and not to create derivative work from your intellectual property. I probably don’t need to say that, ‘cuz you seem like a relaxed guy, but just in case, I’m really not pirating your work in any way by referencing it!

So all you with and without the knowledge, comment away. Help us keep the Star Wars love alive.


Blogger Tim said...

I dug this ( up on Wookieepedia. A very thorough examination of Alderaan.

September 19, 2008 9:18 AM  

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