|Not my collection of books but it mine looks real similar.|
I was introduced to the EU via the Star Wars books around 1995 and I haven't looked back since. I've read all the books released in the past and I'm catching up now on a few that have been released recently. The EU, and for me, specifically the books have given me this awesome universe full of many great characters that we've seen grow throughout all the different series throughout the years. Many of the original characters have grown older, gotten married, had kids and some have died. Many of the supporting characters have grown into full on stars. Other books have explored timeframes many years before and after the core six movies George Lucas created.
|Characters from the series Star Wars: New Jedi Order|
The announcement has already been made relating to the immediate future of Star Wars books. While I can't say Grand Moff Tarkin was high on my list of books I was waiting for from the Star Wars universe I'll definitely read it along with all those that follows. Again, I'm very excited about the new movies and I'll get past the demise of the EU as I know it and I know I'll enjoy what follows in it's footsteps. But it is hard to say good bye to something I've known for almost 20 years.