Star Wars: Specter of the Past Review

Star Wars Specter of the Past 1997 19 ABY by Timothy Zahn Review by Nathan Neuharth (spoilers)

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

Admiral Pellaeon is Supreme Commander of the Imperial Fleet and his flagship is the Chimaera.  He is a favorite of mine, apprentice of sorts to Grand Admiral Thrawn.  Captain Ardiff is an apprentice Pellaeon.  Pellaeon decides it is time to surrender to the New Republic and strike up terms.  It is 19 years after the Battle of Yavin.  The Empire has been buying SoroSuub Preybirds as they don't have the resources to produce TIE Fighters.

Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Chewbacca and R2-D2 serve as diplomats between the Diamal and Ishori, who are not getting along.

Talon Karrde and Mara Jade make appearances.

Leia is no longer president of the New Republic.  The new President's name is Gavrisom, a non-human.  She spends most her time with her kids, the Noghri and C3-PO.  Anakin Solo is 8 years old and the twins Jaina and Jacen Solo are a year and a half o…

Star Wars Outbound Flight Review

Star Wars Outbound Flight by Timothy Zahn 2006 27 BBY Review by Nathan Neuharth (spoilers)

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

Jorj Car'das, Captain Dubrak Qennto and Maris Ferasi are smugglers aboard the starship Bargain Hunter and being chased into the Unknown Regions a Hutt.  They connected to both Progga the Hutt and Drixo the Hutt.  The Hutt is destroyed and the smugglers taken prisoner by Commander Mitth'raw'nuruodo of the Chiss Ascendency, aboard command vessel the Springhawk, in charge of Picket Force Two of the Expansionary Defense Fleet.  This is amazingly exciting and unexpected!  We are talking about future the Empire's Grand Admiral Thrawn!  I didn't realize the Chiss were a race of such longevity.  Very cool.  The Chiss are a very disciplined, hierarchical military society with blue skin and red glowing eyes.  So cool.

Jedi Master Jorus C'baoth and his Jedi Padawan Lorana Jinzler meet with Supreme Chancellor Palpatine to discuss Project: Outboun…