2017 Year In Review: The Books – SWBTF #229

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Another Annual Beyond the Films Year in Review! What NEW LEGENDS stories did we get last year? How did the books of 2017 stack up? What did your hosts like, and dislike from 2017? All this, and more, all on the next Star Wars Beyond the Films. YOUR “Star Wars” discussion podcast! YOUR Podcast of Legends! YOUR ticket to that Galaxy far, far away! Your Fandom lies Beyond the Films.swbtf-wallpaper-combo

This week true believers, Beyonders, Fanboys, Fangirls, respected aliens around the galaxy, The Champion of the Multiverse; Mark Hurliman, and your Count of Continuities; Nathan P. Butler sit down to discuss the 2017 Year In Review: The Books! So strap in and tighten your crash webbing Fandom, Star Wars Beyond the Films is setting off on another rapid-fire trip into that galaxy far, far away!

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Star Wars Books of 2017:

“Adult” Novels from Del Rey
  • Empire’s End (both hardback and paperback)
  • Thrawn
  • Inferno Squad
  • Phasma
  • From a Certain Point of View
  • Canto Bight
  • Paperback reprints of Life Debt, Rogue One, and Catalyst
  • Han Solo trilogy got a B&N hardback reprint
Larger Books from Disney Lucasfilm Press
  • Rebel Rising
  • Leia: POA
  • Legends of Luke Skywalker
  • Paperback reprints of Lost Stars and Ahsoka
Younger Reader Books of Note (new material)
  • Join the Resistance (1) and Escape from Vodran (2)
  • Backstories: Darth Vader: Sith Lord
  • Adventures in Wild Space: The Cold (UK and here) and The Rescue (UK, finishing out the UK version). The U.S. also saw The Steal reprinted here as The Heist and The Dark reprinted here as The Darkness, both this year from UK books from 2016.
  • Rogue One junior novelization
  • Guardians of the Whills
  • Bomber Command
  • Cobalt Squadron
  • BB-8 on the Run
  • Chewie and the Porgs
  • New versions of kid’s adaptations of ANH, ESB, and ROTJ to go with TFA with some alterations for the SG’s new canon
  • FOD: Daring Adventures vol. 1 and 2, Tales of Hope and Courage

Comedic / Parody

  • Jedi Academy: The Force Oversleeps
  • 99 Stormtroopers Join the Empire
  • The Force Doth Awaken
  • Reference Style Works
  • Visual Encyclopedia
  • Topps Classic Sticker Book
  • On the Front Lines
  • Star Wars Made Easy
  • Star Wars Coding Projects
  • Ultimate LEGO SW
  • Rebel Files
  • TLJ Incredible CS
  • TLJ:TVD
  • Stormtroopers Beyond the Armor
  • Absolutely Everything…Updated and Expanded
NEW LEGENDS STORIES FROM 2017:
  • Trading Scars is a short story written by Sam Wallschlaeger and published in the developer blog for Star Wars: The Old Republic on August 17, 2017. It serves as a prelude to the Flashpoint: Crisis on Umbara 
  • Chasing Copero is a short story written by Charles Boyd and published in the developer blog for Star Wars: The Old Republic on November 16, 2017. It serves as a prelude to the Flashpoint: A Traitor Among the Chiss. 
  • All this, and more!

Once more your hosts cover entirely too much action this episode. But don’t worry, give it a go; you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you might even get a little education on Star Wars while you’re at it. But no matter how you slice it and dice it, you’ll be having another adventure Beyond the Films. So sit back, hang on, enjoy the show, and may the Force be with you!

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