It is finally March and that means it is time for brackets. All kinds of brackets from College Basketball to dessert toppings and everything in between. With that in mind this blog will be doing a Star Wars authors bracket.
I am taking on the Vince McMahon role for this endeavor. That means I picked the authors who I felt most qualified to be considered. I don’t think I made any huge omissions but some of you may…This is the 32 authors I think have had the most impact on the Star Wars book universe and more importantly have entertained all the Star Wars book readers. They will be broken into four brackets; Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Yoda, and Grand Moff Tarkin. The Authors have been seeded 1 through 8 again most due to my own personal judgement while taking into consideration how the authors works are viewed by the readers at large.
With that being said I give you the eighth and final seed in the Yoda bracket:
So if you name a bracket after everyone’s favorite green Star Wars character you probably have to seed the guy that wrote the only Yoda book I can think of. Sean Stewart made his deal with Lucasfilm contingent upon being allowed to write a story with Yoda at the center of it. Not something The book group did for a lot of writers as for the most part Yoda was kept out of the books allowing George Lucas alone to craft his story.
For most of the Expanded Universe this is not a huge deal. Yoda (spoilers) dies in Episode 6. So for 15 years or so as the EU focused on the post Return of the Jedi timeline Yoda was dead and gone and obviously not a part of the story being told.
Stewart’s lone Star Wars novel was Yoda: Dark Rendezvous. IT was a part of the Clone Wars multi media project and even though it focuses on a major character was not originally publsihed in hard cover. The project was a replacement for a novel to hae focused on Shaak Ti. The concept of thisbook run was the hardcoverswould deal with major charactes while the paperbacks would tell the tale of background characters from the prequel trilogy.
Not being a fan of prequel era stuffI ahve not read this book but it appears the main plot invovlesYodagoing to see Count Dooku to ngoiate a cease fire to the now two year old galaxy wide conflict.
As a eight seed Stewart will need to earn a first round victory to secure invitation to future Star Wars Book Club tournaments. He will face Michael Stackpole, so the challenge is formidable. Live fan voting begins Monday, March 20th on Facebook and Twitter.
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