1. sparksofember says:

    Rebranding the Expanded Universe as legends makes me a little sad. But I’ve always ignored the books I didn’t care for and counted as canon the ones that I did so I don’t suppose a label is going to change anything.

    It’s interesting to read her thoughts behind her stories. I always enjoy how it adds a layer of depth while you are reading. 🙂

    • At the same conference I actually bought both her Star Wars novels. The Truce at Bakura is so far the only film-spinoff novel I have ever read for any film (science fiction or otherwise). I enjoyed it, though I haven’t yet read Balance Point.

      • sparksofember says:

        I read nearly every Star Wars (& ST-TOS) novel written in the 90s and earlier.  Truce was one of my favorites, next to Courtship of Princess Leia and all the Timothy Zahn books. There’s a copy in the car right now that I am working on reading aloud on road trips to my husband. 🙂

      • merechristian says:

        Please, don’t read Balance Point. Truce at Bakura is good, but Balance point is part of the horrible dark and edgy NJO.

        I think that she has some points in the trap of Gnosticism and they are her books, so if she can find a publisher, she can rewrite them all she wishes. That said, I don’t see the theological problems if God (or a setting with a different God) were to have spiritual beings like that. It doesn’t invalidate man’s humanity. Since it is fictional, we can explore other themes and have fun with more free reign with stories.

        I’m a big fan of Bakura and her Firebird books, but I really have to cringe inwardly at her attempts to redo her past works into perfect biblical allegories. Fantastical stuff without directly emulating the Scriptures, or in a fantastical world where there are different religious values, so on, isn’t a sin.

  2. I was so glad to see a bit into the mind of Kathy Tyers. I can’t wait for this new book on “unfinished” angels!

  3. notleia says:

    It’s sad, isn’t it, that the reason Tyers drifted to her gnosticism is because she wanted assurance in something permanent, because the capricious transience of life had kicked her in the gut. But it’s not uncommon. I think the desire for certainty is at the root of a lot of Christian culture. The “are you really saved?” game, the faith vs works debate. Of course, I’m at the point where I think that the Fully Rely On God-type stuff is mostly a way for the certainty-hungry people to Jedi-mind-trick themselves into accepting their own helplessness.

    And, hey, there’s a theme worth exploring in Christian fiction.

  4. Julie D says:

    I really need to get ahold of some of these novels.

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