Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Star Wars Outbound Flight

Title: Star Wars Outbound Flight

Author: Timothy Zahn

Genre: Science Fiction

Cover Rating: 4/5

Pages: 420

From the back: The Clone Wars have yet to erupt when Jedi Master Jorus C’baoth petitions the Senate
for support of an ambitious mission: to contact intelligent life and colonize undiscovered worlds beyond
the know galaxy. But government bureaucracy threatens to scuttle the expedition before it can even start
– until Master C’baoth fiols a murderous conspiracy plot, winning him the political capital he needs to
set in motion the dream of Outbound Flight. Or so it would seem. The evil Sith Lord Darth Sidious has
his own interests in Outbound Flight. Yet even he is not the mission’s most dangerous challenge. Once
under way, the starship crosses paths with the forces of the alien Chiss Ascendancy and the brilliant
mastermind known as “Thrawn.” Thus what begins as a peaceful Jedi mission is violently transformed into
an all-out war for survival.

My thoughts: First of all, I knew how this book would end before I even started to read, because I’m a
huge Star Wars fan, and for me seeing how the author would get me to that ending was my main reason
for reading it. I was greatly impressed with the journey that Zahn took me on in Outbound Flight, from
his portrayal of Thrawn, to the many plot twists that left me wondering how exactly the characters would
get of the next situation. I also really like how the tension of the Republic at this time in the Star Wars
universe was shown through different characters.

Recommendation: I would recommend this book to anyone that likes Star Wars. It will especially appeal
to you if you’re interested in Thrawn’s backstory, if you, like me, want to know what exactly happens to
Outbound Flight or if you’re interesting in reading about something that happens in between the Battle
of Naboo and the lead up to the Clone Wars. (Between movies The Phantom Menace and Attack of the

Over All Rating: 9/10

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