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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 256): Let’s Reboot Star Wars (OR Not)

In episode 256 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester invites Delilah S. Dawson, Jeff Patterson, and Jay Garmon to discuss:

Rebooting Star Wars

In comics, television and movies, ‘reboots’ are fairly common place. But what about in books? Can you think of a beloved book or series of books that was rebooted either by the original author or a new author? And was it successful?

Of course, this is leading into a discussion of the Star Wars reboot within books to bring it inline with the new movies. Have we ever seen a mass dumping of books the way the folks behind Star Wars are dumping the expanded universe?

Does anyone else care but me?

Is it a slap in the face to fans?

Should we just shut up and be happy there’s another movie coming? Does Guardians of the Galaxy change the expectations and raise the bar for that movie?

What about the authors who created those EU Books – should they care their words are no longer ‘canon’? Does it matter?

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3 Comments on The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 256): Let’s Reboot Star Wars (OR Not)

  1. Paul Weimer (@PrinceJvstin) // August 25, 2014 at 5:14 am //

    Comics are seen as more ephemeral than books, and much less tied to a single creator. In addition, the extension of copyright means that these days, books rarely fall into the public domain to be reinterpreted and revisited by new authors and creators.

    Books “seem” permanent.

  2. I dont think the water tower was the hotel water supply, I think it was for the train.

    Lots of curves
    You bet
    Even more when
    You get

    To the junction…

  3. Novel rebooted: Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper > Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi

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