SOCL Posted March 16, 2005 Share Posted March 16, 2005 Jeez, I almost BEAKed myself to death in the "Being Promoted In The Forums" thread, but I think I have time to make an intelligent thread that asks a valid question: what will become of the Bantam Star Wars novels now that DelRey has the contract? Quite simply, are the Star Wars novels that were previously published by Bantam Books going to be republished/reprinted by DelRey, or will they continue to be printed by Bantam, or are they going to go out of print (like some many other Star Wars books...for instance, The Imperial Sourcebook and, apparently, Tales of the Empire, though the latter is not 100% confirmed so don't quote me on that....)? I'll get to why I wrote "republished/reprinted" in a second, but I ask because I noticed that Splinter of the Mind's Eye is out in a DelRey-printed version and not a Bantam Book version. I know, some of are saying, "So what?" Well, Splinter of the Mind's Eye was the very first Star Wars novel to ever be printed, even before Timothy Zahn's Heir to the Empire! This was back in the day, man, before DelRey had a contracted with LucasFilm to print novels, back even before Bantam had the Heir to the Empire-started contract! Certainly sometime inbetween then and now, Bantam printer Splinter of the Mind's Eye, but is DelRey now printing it also? I mean, really, is this a trend? Can we expect to see reprints of Heir to the Empire and the X-Wing series, but this time by DelRey? Or have these novels had their run and their day? I don't see the latter happening, of course (too much profit potential). As far as the republishing comment goes, I was thinking: If DelRey starts reprinting the Bantam novels, will Lucas want the authors (or himself...shudder ) to rewrite some of the scenes to fit in and/or not conflict with what happens in the prequels (i.e. canon)? For instance, by allowing say, Timothy Zahn, go back and rewrite some of the bits and pieces in the Thrawn trilogy, it would be possible to elliminate the confusion concerning the time period in which the Clone Wars occured (since Zahn originally predicted an earlier era). This is not to say I am abvocate of changing already long-standing works, I just thought that our favourite Changer-Of-Established-Ideas-Hopes-And-Theories Lucas might want to do this to make the EU better fit his cinematic masterpieces (and, in the process, make the EU more Jar-Jared and canon). Any one know anything about this? SOCL: Putting the BE in BEAK.Read the Forum Rules - Welcome the New Members - Rebellion Reloaded - Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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