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Scoundrels (Star Wars)

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Timothy Zahnis the author of more than forty novels, nearly ninety short stories and novelettes, and four short fiction collections. In 1984, he won the Hugo Award for best novella. Zahn is best known for hisStar Warsnovels (Heir to the Empire, Dark … see full wiki

2 reviews about Scoundrels (Star Wars)
review by . April 02, 2013
I’ve written about this before: any author – new or established – takes great risks when tinkering or tampering in established universes.  Especially sci-fi properties.  Especially Star Trek worlds.  Even more so with Star Wars galaxies.  After all, much of the audience is lured to the book on the premise alone, as they’re hoping to vicariously experience the latest and greatest adventures with their favorite heroes with all-new settings and consequences.  …
review by . November 22, 2012
Obviously, Scoundrels was Timothy Zahn's attempt at combining an Ocean's 11 caper with the Star Wars saga. What I hadn't appreciated before reading the book was just how serious Zahn was about this. There have been several Star Wars books this year that try to break into the espionage/thriller genre, such as Annihilation: Star Wars (The Old Republic) and Mercy Kill: Star Wars (X-Wing), but at the end of the day they feel like rehashed Star Wars. By contrast, Scoundrels is something new. It takes …
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