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Rodney-2187

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#1425135
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What are you reading?
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JadedSkywalker said:

Can someone recommend some science fiction or fantasy?

I haven’t read anything new in a couple decades in these genres beyond GRRM.

Once upon a time i used to read every new book my library brought in. Amazingly i was much more busy back then and still found more time to read than i do now.

Its easy to get comfortable and reread stuff you are familiar with. In Lieu of any such recommendations i’ve began re-reading Mary Stewart’s Merlin Trilogy and Le Morte D’Arthur. I never finished the Winchester version and i figure i might as well finish the second half of that. I’ve read the complete Caxton.

Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation - Asimov
Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson
Lost Stars - Claudia Gray
The Expanse Series - James S. A. Corey

I’m currently reading The Expanse books, but I just got a copy of The Three Body Problem - Liu Cixin. Can’t wait to get started on it.

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#1424698
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The Place to Go for Emotional Support
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I watch this every so often when I feel like I need to change my outlook. Even if you’re not a sports fan, give it a look. Watch the whole thing. I think it’s worth the time. (10 mins)

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Jim Valvano’s inspiring ‘Don’t give up … Don’t ever give up!’ speech at The ESPYS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHKzH6zR8xE

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#1424685
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<strong>Disney+</strong> streaming platform : <strong>Star Wars content</strong> &amp; various other info
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Fang Zei said:

Rodney-2187 said:

The “Vintage” section sure seems like a perfect place for them to eventually release the unaltered originals. I know that wouldn’t be the ideal scenario for many reasons, but certainly better than nothing.

It’s worth remembering that the 2019 D+ versions showed up there mere months before hitting physical UHD just over a year ago (they ditched Dolby Vision on the actual discs, but whatever).

So, a new transfer of the films hitting D+ ahead of a physical release wouldn’t entirely be without precedent.

I know The Bad Batch is already planned for May 4th, but I wonder if they will surprise us with anything else for Star Wars Day?

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#1424684
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'Star Wars: <strong>The High Republic</strong>' era publishing project (was aka 'Project Luminous')
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jedi_bendu said:

Rodney-2187 said:

That’s a great review. Makes me want to read it again. Are you planning on reading Into the Shadows next? While I don’t think it’s quite as good as Light of the Jedi, it’s definitely worth reading. I’d love to get your thoughts on it.

Thanks, Rodney! As for Into the Dark (which I’m sure is what you meant!), I’ve heard great things about it, but I want to wait until it comes out in paperback. I might give in to temptation before that, but I’ll see. I’ve been collecting the main High Republic comic run by Cavan Scott and the HR Adventures comic run by Daniel Jose Older, so those are what I’m planning to read next after Light of the Jedi.

Yes, that’s it. I confused it with “Out of the Shadows” coming in July.

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#1424681
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Cassian Andor - Live-Action Series
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I agree. There’s just so much potential to show scenes during the Imperial reign we haven’t seen much of before. I loved the the scenes on Lothal during the Empire’s occupation complete with propaganda and recruitment ads. Everyone gets dirty in war and to see more of that gray morality of the Rebellion would be interesting. Everything has a cost. Plus I think Diego Luna is great. This can’t get here soon enough.

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#1423568
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'Star Wars: <strong>The High Republic</strong>' era publishing project (was aka 'Project Luminous')
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FIRST DETAILS OF THE NEXT WAVE OF STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC STORIES REVEALED
https://www.starwars.com/news/star-w...blic-next-wave

The Rising Storm

In the wake of the Great Hyperspace Disaster and the heroism of the Jedi, the Republic continues to grow, bringing more worlds together under a single unified banner. Led by Chancellor Lina Soh, the spirit of unity extends throughout the galaxy, with the Jedi and newly established Starlight Beacon station at the vanguard.

In celebration, the chancellor plans “The Republic Fair,” a showcase of the possibility and peace of the expanding Republic—a precept the Jedi hope to foster. Stellan Gios, Bell Zettifar, Elzar Mann, and others join the event as ambassadors of harmony. But as the eyes of the galaxy turn toward the Fair, so too does the fury of the Nihil. Their leader, Marchion Ro, is intent on destroying this spirit of unity. His storm descends on the pageantry and celebration, sowing chaos and exacting revenge.

As the Jedi struggle to curb the carnage of the rampaging Nihil, they come face to face with the true fear their enemy plans to unleash across the galaxy. The kind of fear that even the Force cannot shield them from.

Out of the Shadows

Sylvestri Yarrow is on a streak of bad luck with no end of sight. She’s been doing her best to keep the family cargo business going after her mom’s death, but between mounting debt and increasing attacks by the Nihil on unsuspecting ships, Syl is in danger of losing all she has left of her mother. She heads to the galactic capital of Coruscant for help, but gets sidetracked when she’s drawn into a squabble between two of the Republic’s most powerful families over a patch of space on the frontier. Tangled up in familial politics is the last place Syl wants to be, but the promise of a big payoff is enough to keep her interested…

Meanwhile, Jedi Knight Vernestra Rwoh has been summoned to Coruscant, but with no idea of why or by whom. She and her Padawan Imri Cantaros arrive at the capital along with Jedi Master Cohmac Vitus and his Padawan, Reath Silas—and are asked to assist with the property dispute on the frontier. But why? What is so important about an empty patch of space? The answer will lead Vernestra to a new understanding of her abilities, and take Syl back to the past…and to truths that will finally come out of the shadows.

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#1421687
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<strong>Star Wars: Ewoks</strong> (animated tv series) - a general discussion thread
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I recorded a lot of Ewoks episodes on an old VHS back in the day. I watched that tape over and over as a kid. I probably still have it in a box somewhere. I must have only recorded the first season because I’ve never seen any of these season 2 episodes. I’d definitely remember that new intro. I have no memory of it.

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#1421685
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Are there any new <strong>Star Wars Books</strong> coming out soon? a general book discussion thread
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April 27, 2021
Thrawn Ascendancy: Greater Good (adult novel)
The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

June 8, 2021
The High Republic: The Edge of Balance (manga)

June 29, 2021
The High Republic: The Rising Storm (adult novel)
The High Republic: Race to Crashpoint Tower (middle-grade)

July 27, 2021
The High Republic: Out of the Shadows (young adult novel)

September 7, 2021
Life Day Treasury (young adult novel)

September 28. 2021
The Odyssey of Star Wars: An Epic Poem

November 2, 2021
Queen’s Hope (young adult novel)

November 16, 2021
Thrawn Ascendancy: Lesser Evil (novel)