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Dilgar War novels

Postby Diesel » Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:18 pm

Just wondering - have there been any novels set during the Dilgar War?

I'd like to do a bit of reading around this time but there's not much out there at all.

Any and all help appreciated! :)
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Postby Da Boss » Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:43 pm

There is an abslutely fabulous novel (but unofficial by LC) - I'll email you it :)

nothing official that I am aware of..........and doubt they would be as good :shock:
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Postby Locutus9956 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:05 am

Yep as mentioned by Da Boss, LC wrote a truly epic story that captures the feel of B5 and the characters perfectly, I hesitate to call it a fan fic as it's a nearly 3000 page PDA that is easily on par with most commercial sold sci fi novles (hell it's on par with most sci fi book SERIES) in terms of lenght and quality.

It may not be 'official', or 'canon' but as far as I (and anyone else whos read it as far as I've heard) it's by far the best source of background for all things Dilgar War related :D

It used to live in the fan fiction section on this very forum but sadly MGP had to take this section down to to legal issues. However if Da Boss is emailing you the PDF that shouldnt be a problem :D Be warned though, it's a LONG read (but so very, very worth it :D)
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Postby Poi » Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:10 am

There was also a Mongoose novel about the aftermath of the war. It was pulled before a full print run, but a few, me included, managed to grab a preview copy.

Funly having something on the Dilgar, but it could have been better. IMHO It reads like fan fiction rather than professional writing.
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Postby Locutus9956 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:28 am

Poi wrote: Funly having something on the Dilgar, but it could have been better. IMHO It reads like fan fiction rather than professional writing.
The official one do you mean or LC's one?

I would find it somewhat ironic if the 'proper' Dilgar book read like fan fic and the fan fic read like a professional series (albeit with some spelling errors and typoes but considering the lenght of it and that he proofread it himself there's surprisingly few!)
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Postby Poi » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:34 am

I mean the official one was dissapointing. I can understand why the line was canned.
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Postby Banichi » Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:31 am

Can anyone point me in the direction of the rest of LC's epic. I followed it up to the point they pulled the fan fiction threads, and I can't find a link to the rest. :oops:

I know it's not dilgar war related, but I thought that his story of Valin, told in verse form, was awesome as well.
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Postby Locutus9956 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:48 am

PMed you :) And all I'll say regarding the Valen thing is read the rest of the Diglar War novel before you think its COMPLETELY unrelated ;)
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Postby Banichi » Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:21 pm

Cool, thanks for that. :D
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Postby M1ndr1d3rs » Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:50 pm

Banichi wrote: I know it's not dilgar war related, but I thought that his story of Valin, told in verse form, was awesome as well.
Yeah, I miss that one... Reminds me of Tennyson's Idylls of The King...
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Postby B_Steele » Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:24 pm

I mean the official one was dissapointing. I can understand why the line was canned.
Which, btw, had NOTHING to do with the novels' content.
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Postby Poi » Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:32 pm

Why was it canned then? There was plenty of speculation at the time, but I don't recall anything definite.
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Postby B_Steele » Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:44 pm

Mostly because we couldn't and can't talk about the inner workings. :) If Matthew had more info for us, we would have been told, y'know?

Rest assured, I think our novels would have rocked. But alas, they weren't in the cards this time. Perhaps another.

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Postby The Adept » Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:03 pm

Any chance I could snag a copy of LCs book? I've heard good things about it even before this thread, but didn't think it was avaliable to us plebs!
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Postby inq101 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:59 pm

The Adept wrote:Any chance I could snag a copy of LCs book? I've heard good things about it even before this thread, but didn't think it was avaliable to us plebs!
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Postby MisterGaribaldi » Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:47 pm

Can you pm LC's novel to me too?
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Postby Poi » Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:49 pm

And me please 8)
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Postby Tank » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:11 pm

hey does Da Boss look like a library?? :lol:
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Postby Greg Smith » Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:08 pm

If you've seen his flat, he has more books than some librarys.

I believe LC has hosted his novel elsewhere.
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Postby eldiablito » Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:11 am

Well, I too would be up for a fun idea for some summer reading.

If this has to be emailed, just let me know who to ask. If I can download it off a server; even better!
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