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Froogleyboy
2009-07-16, 08:26 PM
Okay, there are hundreds of star wars books out on shelves, which makes me wonder. Who's permission do you need to write a star wars novel? I mean, most of the books are written by half-wits who know nothing of the star wars universe.

Mando Knight
2009-07-16, 08:31 PM
You need this company's (http://www.lucasfilm.com/divisions/licensing/) permission if you're going to write/publish a Star Wars book. And you'd probably need to have been published before. They don't just let any hack write their novels. Just hacks that have proven they can write Sci-Fi/Fantasy novels. :smalltongue:

Catch
2009-07-16, 08:32 PM
The Expanded Universe is the umbrella term. Essentially, GL declared that the six films are "his" version of Star Wars and he's washed his hands of the rest. It should be noted, however, that George Lucas retains artistic control and can make decrees about what can and can't be done.

For example, there are to be no more Wookiee Jedi. 'Cause he said.

hamishspence
2009-07-17, 12:20 PM
Is that apart from Lowbacca?

Mando Knight
2009-07-17, 12:25 PM
Yes, because the decree that there would be no more Wookiee Jedi came after Lowbacca was introduced.

Athaniar
2009-07-17, 04:09 PM
Of course, you can always write fanon. I have some planned myself, actually.

Sstoopidtallkid
2009-07-17, 04:12 PM
Yes, because the decree that there would be no more Wookiee Jedi came after Lowbacca was introduced.There's a tree Jedi, why the heck would GL object to Wookies?

Dervag
2009-07-17, 04:15 PM
The threat of coolness overload?

The threat of lightsaber sparks setting their fur on fire?

hamishspence
2009-07-17, 04:17 PM
Could be worse- could be Ewok Sith Lords.

"Yub yub! Bwahaha!"

Nerd-o-rama
2009-07-17, 05:54 PM
The "Ewok" TIE pilot remains my favorite thing Michael A. Stackpole has ever written about.

Closet_Skeleton
2009-07-19, 05:08 PM
This question is often asked on forums I've visited.

The simple answer is "you have to wait for them to ask you".

So you have to be someone who's already written and had published fantasy, sci-fi or tie-in fiction.

Froogleyboy
2009-07-19, 07:06 PM
Could be worse- could be Ewok Sith Lords.

"Yub yub! Bwahaha!"

Eh, my brother played a level fifteen Jedi once who was a part of the One Sith order and shaved his fur.