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Encyclopedia > Vector Prime
Vector Prime
Author R. A. Salvatore
Cover Artist Cliff Nielson
Country USA
Language English
Era The New Jedi Order
Series The New Jedi Order
Galactic Year 25 ABY
Canon C
Subject(s) Star Wars
Genre(s) Science Fiction
Publisher Del Rey
Released Hardcover:
5 October 1999
Paperback:
5 July 2000
Media Type Hardcover & Paperback
Pages Hardcover: 400
Paperback: 398
Size and Weight Hardcover:
9.6 x 6.5 x 1.3 inches
1.6 pounds
Paperback:
6.9 x 4.2 x 1.2 inches
6.9 ounces
ISBN Hardcover:
ISBN 0-345-42844-7
Paperback:
ISBN 0-345-42845-5
Preceded by Crisis at Crystal Reef
Followed by Dark Tide: Onslaught

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Contents

Summary

The Galactic Empire has ended the war with the New Republic, but the galaxy is far from at peace. Unrest is spreading everywhere, and threatens to destroy the New Republic's tenuous reign. The Galactic Empire is the main antagonist in the Star Wars universe. ... The New Republic (officially The New Galactic Republic) is a fictional government in Star Wars. ...


Into this fragile moment comes Nom Anor, a mysterious and charismatic firebrand who is sowing seeds of mistrust and anger through his call for a simpler time. Little do his followers know the truth which hides behind his words. Nom Anor is a member of the intendant caste in the species known as the Yuuzhan Vong, and a major character in the New Jedi Order book series in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ...


When ExGal 4, a scientific outpost on Belkedan, discovers an odd comet-like object coming through the vast distance between the galaxies, astrophysicist Danni Quee takes it upon herself to investigate. She journeys to the Helska system, unaware of the danger which threatens the survival of the entire galaxy: the Yuuzhan Vong. The following are fictional planets set in the Star Wars universe. ... In the Star Wars Expanded universe, Danni Quee was an attractive young woman, small of frame, with long curly blonde hair and green eyes. ... The following are fictional planets set in the Star Wars universe. ... This image is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


Jedi Masters Luke and Mara Jade Skywalker, along with the Solos and Chewbacca are thrust into the middle of the danger once more, forced to fight with all they have to save the galaxy. This article or section should include material from Jedi Sentinel —The Jedi Code — Obi-Wan Kenobi The Jedi Knights are a fictional brotherhood and organization from the Star Wars series of films by George Lucas. ... Luke Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Mark Hamill in the films Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... Mara Jade Skywalker (born c. ... The Skywalkers and Solos during the Yuuzhan Vong War In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Solo family was once a prestigious, Corellian royal family. ... Chewbacca (or Chewie) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ...


But this time, the Force itself may not be enough. The Force is a binding, ubiquitous power that is the object of the Jedi and Sith monastic orders in the Star Wars universe. ...


Death

At the time of its first publication, Vector Prime was extremely controversial among Star Wars fans in that its plot called for the death of Chewbacca, making the Wookiee the first major character from the original trilogy to be permanently killed off in the Expanded Universe novels (it is rumoured that Lucas himself ordered this to happen at some point[citation needed]). Opinion was sharply divided as to whether this death of a beloved character was a cheap ploy to boost sales and interest in the new series, or if it served the dramatic purpose of declaring that not even the core characters were necessarily "safe" anymore. People were so incensed that there were actually death threats made against the book's author, R.A. Salvatore, even though he was not responsible for the decision. The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Though Chewbacca is the first major character from the original trilogy who dies in a novel, this is not the first time a talking character from the original trilogy dies in a novel. General Madine, who appears in Return of the Jedi alongside Admiral Ackbar and Mon Mothma, had died in the novel Darksaber, published in 1995. Several other characters from the movies had previously died in novels and tales, such as Het Nkik, the Jawa in the cantina however this character was relatively miniscule, whereas Chewbacca was an important part of the Star Wars universe. This set up the gritty and dark atmosphere that encomposed throughout the series that was set during wartime and demonstrated a willingness to push the expanded universe in areas it had not explored. Crix Madine is a fictional general from Star Wars, portrayed by Dermot Crowley. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ... Admiral Ackbar is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... This is a list of minor characters in the fictional Star Wars universe who are part of the Rebel Alliance. ... The Darksaber was a fictional weapon from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... // The Falleen are a scaled, cold-blooded, reptilian humanoid species with pigmentation that varies with mood, known to be as long lived as the Hutts (the Falleen have an average lifespan of 250 Standard Years) who inhabit and originate from the planet Falleen. ...


Worlds Visited

  • Belkadan: The planet on which ExGal 4 is located. The ExGal stations were located on the rim of the galaxy to research activity beyond. Belkadan is the location of the first direct contact with the Yuuzhan Vong invaders.
  • Dubrillion and Destrillion: A pair of planets where Lando Calrissian has his most recent enterprise located. The Solos and Kyp Durron's "Dozen and Two Avengers" help defend the system during one of the first Yuuzhan Vong attacks.
  • Helska 4: An icy planet where the Praetorite Vong have set up a temporary base of operations. This base is also used for the detainment of Danni Quee and Miko Reglia as both a prison and interrogation facility.
  • Sernpidal: A world where the Yuuzhan Vong show their might by pulling the planet's moon to the surface, destroying Sernpidal. The destruction had its effect, terrorizing many New Republic citizens. Chewbacca dies saving Anakin Solo moments before the planet's demise.

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Other Notes

For Vector Prime, Mark Hamill reprised his role as Luke Skywalker for a commercial for the book. He had a speaking role, where he, as Luke, recalled his previous struggles and talks of how he was unsure he could defeat this new threat, the Yuuzhan Vong. Mark Richard Hamill (born September 25, 1951) is an American actor and voice actor. ... Luke Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Mark Hamill in the films Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... Advertising is nothing but just waste of money. ... A book is a set or collection of written, printed, illustrated, or blank sheets, made of paper, parchment, or other material, usually fastened together to hinge at one side. ... This image is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


External links

  • Amazon.com Listing
  • Official CargoBay Listing

See also

  • Star Wars Wiki article

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