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PostSubject: Imperial Commando: 501st (coming soon)   Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:19 am

Imperial Commando: 501st will the be the first novel out of a series (maybe a trilogy?) due in October, 2009.

Click here for Amazon details

And here for the publisher's summary reported to Wookiepedia

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Thoughts? Hopes? Guesses? Critics? Got nuts!
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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Commando: 501st (coming soon)   Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:19 pm

I just read about this in my latest issue of Star Wars Insider that I got yesterday. (Yes, I'm a competely dorky geek like that!!)

It has a complete listing of all the books due out in 2009 and some for 2010.

From what I saw in the article Imperial Commando is supposed to have a second book in July 2010 so you may be right, Daennika, on the trilogy!

Quoting from the Insider Magazine:
October 2009
Imperial Commando: 501st
By Karen Traviss
Great title, huh? Clone troopers become stormtroopers in this gripping aftermath of Order 66. Follow Darman, Niner, and other favorites as they find their way in the new Empire gone mad.
(End Quote - INSIDER - Don't Sue Me for Copyright!!)

Finally, thanks Daennika for giving a preview of the cover art. Very nice. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Commando: 501st (coming soon)   Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:05 pm

It is really a shame that Karen Traviss can't go on Delta and Sev fates, I was really waiting for more info about them, but maybe... and just maybe mr. Lucas may give us a new game featuring Delta
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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Commando: 501st (coming soon)   Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:29 am

Alseides, Sev's fate is actually the property of LucasArts and my theory is that unless we get a second Republic Commando game (oh how awesome would that be? I would crap my pants) Sev's fate will remain a mystery. I sense a Sarlaac-food type of pattern here. Remember how long we waited until Lucas gave his "OK" to revive Boba Fett?

That was some kind of crazy.

Anyway, my wish for 501st would be some action on the Mandalorian side. I'm guessing our Skirata clan will have to scatter and leave Mandalore (they all have bounties on their heads, right?) and I would go coocoo for bounty hunter chases and brutal killing of random, unknown bounty hunters. Imagine a western type of showdown between Mandos and other mercs....

I'd also love to see some Jedi Kaminoan action. Eek, spoilers Smile But screw it, let's assume you guys all finished reading Order 66, kaykay?

If none of that happens well I'll just have to include it in my own RepCom sequel stories.
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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Commando: 501st (coming soon)   Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:49 am

Well you have a point there Daennika, about Sev's fate. Im really optimist about a new Republic/Imperial Commando game, since in the new Game "Force Unleashed" on of the easter eggs was a RepCom Helmet, so I really feel that a new game is waiting... or at least I hope so.

*Spoilers* But if the Forum is called Imperial Commando you have read Order 66 XD
And for the Imperial Commando... I agree with you, but also I want to see some Revenge from Ordo, I mean, in the book, Omega and Skirata saw how a Jedi Killed Etain, so He feel that he will take some revenge. Also thinking about that, the part when Niner felt down... I don't know, it remains me alot fo "Black Hawk Down", I don't know why.

Also, a good Bounty Hunter Novel between Mandalorians and the Empire ones, would be amazing, and your idea is really good Daennika, since the Empire wants to build an outpost on Mandalore.
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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Commando: 501st (coming soon)   Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:40 am

Dig the cover; can't wait for the book. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Commando: 501st (coming soon)   Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:19 pm

Shall I bring to the general attention that, in the above posted cover art, there are absolutely no signs of those Commandos actually working for the Galactic Empire?

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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Commando: 501st (coming soon)   Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:58 pm

I think it's pretty safe to assume the ones depicted on the cover are in fact working for the Empire.
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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Commando: 501st (coming soon)   Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:02 pm

Granted but my point being that the artist may have been commissioned to do the artwork for any of the past RepCom novels and this one was a second choice that is being "re-used" now Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Commando: 501st (coming soon)   Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:05 pm

Ah I see. Speaking of cover art a question has popped into my head. Whatever happened to that sweet Order 66 cover art? The one of the extreme close-up of the visor with the temple burning in the background? Does anyone know a reason (besides the choice for hardcover) that they went for the odd cartoonish one?
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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Commando: 501st (coming soon)   Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:18 pm

Sev Fett wrote:
Ah I see. Speaking of cover art a question has popped into my head. Whatever happened to that sweet Order 66 cover art? The one of the extreme close-up of the visor with the temple burning in the background? Does anyone know a reason (besides the choice for hardcover) that they went for the odd cartoonish one?

I LOVED THAT PICTURE. I don't mind the new cover, but compared to the old one it's vastly inferior. I thought the original one was artsy-fartsy and wonderful. The detail in it was great and it wasn't so... magazine advertisement-like. >>
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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Commando: 501st (coming soon)   Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:24 pm

Guess it's the early Empire, so they're not going to be changeing to a Stormie-commando suit for a while.
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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Commando: 501st (coming soon)   Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:34 pm

I'm SO glad that the series is still being continued, because I'd really like to get a deeper look into what it felt like for the clones when the transition was made. As with the armor, when I got the first look in The Force Unleashed, I was awestruck, although just changing the helmet was a bit unimaginative.\\

Either way, Karen Traviss hasn't let me down yet as a reader, and I hope this book just builds on the excitement that I've felt in the last few books.

Although...for some reason, now that I have the money, I can't seem to find Order 66 ANYWHERE and it pisses me off to no end...
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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Commando: 501st (coming soon)   Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:07 am

Shas Kal'Abra wrote:
Although...for some reason, now that I have the money, I can't seem to find Order 66 ANYWHERE and it pisses me off to no end...
If I relied on my local book retailers I would quite frankly not be here.

Try amazon.com, I use amazon.fr (I'm living in France) and I get free shipping for books in English which is most, most good. It takes a couple of days so that's really cool too.

By the way you need a credit card to pay online, ask your mommy or your daddy if you don't have one. Amazon is pretty safe, I can tell you that.

OR, search illegal scans of the book in the piratey sites. That is, if you can bear reading 500 pages on a computer screen.
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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Commando: 501st (coming soon)   Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:22 am

I bet that Bard'ika is going to end up on Kuat with Kad, and Kal will be the one who suggests it/takes them there/stays with them there.

And I STILL think something bad is going to happen to Atin...
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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Commando: 501st (coming soon)   Tue May 05, 2009 11:49 pm

Sev Fett wrote:
Ah I see. Speaking of cover art a question has popped into my head. Whatever happened to that sweet Order 66 cover art? The one of the extreme close-up of the visor with the temple burning in the background? Does anyone know a reason (besides the choice for hardcover) that they went for the odd cartoonish one?
I remember reading on Ms. Traviss' website that the image was too similar to the hard-cover book The Clone Wars(based on the newer, 3D animated show) released at around the same time.

I'll try to get a solid reference for you, but no promises because it's a lot of information to sift through. Razz I'm somewhat certain that I'm right however, as I distinctly remember being irritated at the choice switch.



As for my expectations of Imperial Commando... I hope we get to see some actual commando action, like back in Hard Contact and Triple Zero. Not to bash on True Colors and Order 66 (because I loved them as well), but the most recent two felt a little lacking in the commando-esque action. By Jove, let's seem some soldiering action!

I'm hoping very very hard for an Imperial Commando game, as well. Oh man. That would keep me entertained for... months. lol
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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Commando: 501st (coming soon)   Wed May 06, 2009 12:01 am

I can't wait for 501st. I just finished rereading the first four books in the series. Speaking of which, does anyone know when the paperback of Order 66 comes out? I'm currently borrowing a friend's copy.

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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Commando: 501st (coming soon)   Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:21 pm

I cannot bear to wait much longer i want to know what happens next with Niner and Darman...argghh but then if it was done to quickly it might not end up so good so all I know is that it's gonna be well worth the wait.
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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Commando: 501st (coming soon)   Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:31 pm

Pheonix023 wrote:
I bet that Bard'ika is going to end up on Kuat with Kad, and Kal will be the one who suggests it/takes them there/stays with them there.

And I STILL think something bad is going to happen to Atin...
Kuat? Why Kuat? Just interested
I too can't wait for this to come out! Hopefully it will live up to all our hopes and dreams!

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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Commando: 501st (coming soon)   Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:51 am

I would need to find my Order 66 book but I seem to remember a talk between Kal Skirata and Walon Vau, where the later said something along the lines of "Hope you understand why I might take a trip to Kashyyk" or something like that since Vau was obviously down about the potential loss of Sev...

I know it's wishful thinking, but damn it, they have to give us more on Sev's fate! And at least I know we'll be seeing Boss, Fixer and Scorch ( my fav funny psycho RC... even if KT is having fun putting him through hard times Sad ). Don't get me wrong, I like Darman and the other Skirata boys, but I just love the Deltas Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Commando: 501st (coming soon)   Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:30 pm

Daennika wrote:
Shas Kal'Abra wrote:
Although...for some reason, now that I have the money, I can't seem to find Order 66 ANYWHERE and it pisses me off to no end...
If I relied on my local book retailers I would quite frankly not be here.

Try amazon.com, I use amazon.fr (I'm living in France) and I get free shipping for books in English which is most, most good. It takes a couple of days so that's really cool too.

By the way you need a credit card to pay online, ask your mommy or your daddy if you don't have one. Amazon is pretty safe, I can tell you that.

OR, search illegal scans of the book in the piratey sites. That is, if you can bear reading 500 pages on a computer screen.

Haha Daennika.....I use amazon as well. Best prices ever, and fast shipping. I have Prime. Smile

Can't wait till it comes out, though I'm sad that there's only gonna be two books in the series.....love the mercs fighting Mandos idea. And I can't wait to see what happens to Niner and Dar....Can't wait!

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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Commando: 501st (coming soon)   Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:30 pm

I was able to order this today (october 28th) on Amazon so you guys better check your retail stores!
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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Commando: 501st (coming soon)   Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:42 pm

I ordered it on the 27th, so hopefully it'll come on the 29th (tomorrow). I'll try to read it fast and then get a review or synopsis or something up.
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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Commando: 501st (coming soon)   Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:45 am

Nephill Kilner wrote:
I ordered it on the 27th, so hopefully it'll come on the 29th (tomorrow). I'll try to read it fast and then get a review or synopsis or something up.

remember to warn about spoilers!
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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Commando: 501st (coming soon)   Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:15 pm

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Nephill Kilner wrote:
I ordered it on the 27th, so hopefully it'll come on the 29th (tomorrow). I'll try to read it fast and then get a review or synopsis or something up.

remember to warn about spoilers!

Oh, I got ya. Wink It came today, so I'm reading it.... Pretty good, but I sorta forgot a lot. Been a long time since I read Order 66. XD
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