Vision Of The Future

Vision Of The Future

Book - 1999
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Publisher: Spectra Books 1999
ISBN: 9780553578799
0553578790
Branch Call Number: PB

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Chinderixx
Feb 22, 2017

THRAWN/(FLIM): "Don't you wish to see your wife and children again?"
HAN: "Yeah, that's kind of the point, isn't it?"

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Chinderixx
Feb 22, 2017

MARA: "You said it was morning?"
LUKE: "Well, afternoon, actually. But Han once told me that anytime you woke up was technically morning."

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Chinderixx
Feb 22, 2017

LEIA: "If I'd realized at the beginning how much all of this was going to cost...I don't know."
HAN: "I do. You'd have died on Alderaan, Palpatine would still be running the Empire, and I'd still be shipping spice for slimetails like Jabba. All that by itself makes it worth it."

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Chinderixx
Feb 22, 2017

"...Fighting Thrawn is like fighting a shadow, Elegos. He's never where you think he is, doing what you expect him to do. Everything he does is circles within circles within circles." -Leia

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Chinderixx
Feb 22, 2017

The action, suspense, drama, that was built up in Specter Of The Past was certainly here, but it was not what I was expecting it to be like. I found Vision Of The Future oddly depressing, and that could be because I thought it was going to be completely different than how it actually ended or maybe because this marked the end to a great cycle of books. Either one of those.
Vision Of The future really does end the Bantam Spectra era with basically the characters it started with and it evens hints as to what the next nineteen books are going to be about.
I think that Vision of The Future, and maybe The Hand Of Thrawn Duology in general, tries to get across to readers that while we should never forget the past, we can't keep dwelling on it because the future holds some of the greatest joys, fears, trials, and excitements, that we have yet to experience.

Veepea Dec 30, 2011

I liked the development of the relationships in this duology. Timothy Zahn started the new series of SW novels with the Thrawn triology, and in The Hand of Thrawn duology he makes some interesting statements of how the characters have developed in the meantime.

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Feb 22, 2017

Chinderixx thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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