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One Sith, Two Sith, Red Sith, Lost Sith (3 of 3) – SWBTF #34

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Greetings Fanboys, Fangirls, EU Fans, and returning Beyonders!
And welcome to Star Wars Beyond the Films!

This week true believers, your EU Guru; Nathan P. Butler, and The Defender of the EU; Mark Hurliman, continue on with their look back at John Jackson Miller’s Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories. This week they wrap up their three part coverage of the newest premium trade paperback by Del Rey by covering Pandemonium.

We have a winner for our Celebration 6 contest! Marissa (insert last name) Congradulations! The hosts also explain their plan for the next few episodes.

Nathan breaks down where we are in the story, as well as publishing sides of things. Which leads to gripes- and points of view when it comes to gripes- what’s yours?

Size? Price? Characters? Era placement? Something else?

This leads the hosts to discussing e-books and paperbacks as well as collecting and branching out. As well as how this might factor into the publishing side of things.

Do you fear a bait and switch? If you fear that’s the case with the Lost Tribe: The Collected Stories, well the hosts explain why you shouldn’t worry.
Digital concerns lead to reverse comparability and how that might effect you the SWEU reader. Mark still wants to see Del Rey publish a book in Hardcover,

Paperback, Audiobook/ ebook, and all that at once to see just which format readers most prefer.

Jumping into the story- Mark explains his fascination with SWEU Maps, and how he’d have liked one world map just to make understanding content placement better.

The hosts also discuss John Jackson Miller, as well as some of his Mass Effect work, which leads them to again pondering about the new Dark Horse Comics Lost Tribe of the Sith: Spiral comic series.

Nathan hopes Spiral won’t suffer the Babylon 5-fifth season scenario. (if you have no idea what this means; go watch Babylon 5 you’ll quickly understand when you reach season 5.)

Both hosts were taken back by Quarra’s secret mission is an affair. Could this be the SWEU’s first adultery?

The hosts discuss how John Jackson Miller has a habit of giving readers STRONG Female characters. And he seems to do it well! Keep it up Sir!

This leads to a discussion of Kerra Holt, as well as other prominent characters and moments brought to readers by Mr. Miller. As well as playing with assumptions. The man is king.

Mark discusses scenes that could hold their own. Where action occurs off page but so epic in action it could hold its own as a short story. Unlike some other short stories that were so obscure readers hardly even care.

While some may have felt the series was a collection of “too short” stories, the hosts both felt it worked as a collection, the pacing kept the story moving, if anything it could have even added more stories to the mix; or even a second volume later down the line. Mark explored the ending, how it left him both satisfied, and yet conflicted, wanting more. But how that is NOT a bad thing!

The hosts end with discussing the accessibility of this story compared to the larger EU. Mark dares Del Rey to multi-format release to see if Hardcovers are the real numbers or not. Nathan explains how that might not work.

Another must listen episode with your dynamic duo, way too much to cover in one set of shownotes. So once again, enjoy and may the Force be with you!

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Getting Lost in the EU (1 of 3) – SWBTF #32

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Greetings Fanboys, Fangirls, EU Fans, and returning Beyonders!
And welcome to Star Wars Beyond the Films!

This week true believers, your EU Guru; Nathan P. Butler, and The Defender of the EU; Mark Hurliman, take you on an adventure unlike any other, as they discuss John Jackson Miller’s Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories.

Wait… what’s this? The hosts are moving?!

The stage is set, the hosts explore the  characters and themes of the first four ebooks.

Premium Trade- will it fit on the bookshelf? Is it worth it’s price? The hosts explain why they feel it is.

The collection takes a historical reader feeling. As well as a technology curve.

Mark gets a little tongue tied over Kesh. It’s not Kresh Mark…

Mark focuses on the map at the beginning of the book, and how Del Rey should bring maps back to every SWEU novel. He also found the book for $7.14

The hosts talk brotherly love Korsin style.

The Korsin arc has a very Hamlet feel to it, with Seelah being one evil Sith bad-girl…

Sith just can’t get over themselves. A reoccurring theme in the Sith. John Jackson Miller explores the Sith dynamic in a way that is refreshing to read, and it works even better as a collected stories. It has a trilogy feel overall. The first four stories, then the next four, and wraps up with Pandemonium which is sixteen chapters as well.

Nathan points out that Seelah isn’t the only plotting lady in the story, Adari herself has a few hidden plots herself.

Did Luke take a tip from the Sith in Return of the Jedi? Use your magic!

Also check out Lost Tribe of the Sith: Spiral

You also have until Celebration VI to like our Facebook page for a chance to win Mark’s (once-read) hardcover of Star Wars: Fatal Alliance. On the first day of Celebration VI, one of our “Facebook friends” will be chosen at random to win!

Another must listen episode with your dynamic duo, way too much to cover in one set of shownotes, nay show itself. So the guys will be spreading this great book over three whole episodes! Enjoy and may the Force be with you!

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