I took a little ribbing from a few pals for reading the ending of Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse first, then going back to the beginning. Well, that wasn’t quite true, either. First I skimmed for parts that included my favorite characters, then I started at the beginning.
The topic of reading the ending came up in the Lomin Ale Cantina, and it turns out I’m not the only person who wants to know the destination before starting the journey. A while back the subject of spoilers came up over at TheMarySue.com, and since then I’ve been pondering the implications of the UC San Diego study noted in that article.
So I thought I’d pose the question to blog readers: Did you read the ending of Apocalypse first? (See the sidebar to vote.)
After answering the poll’s question, please add a comment to this post and share any qualifiers you might have to your yes or no answer, reasons why you did what you did, or if this is an isolated case of “I just had to know before I started.” Feedback is much appreciated on this topic, and I promise no ribbing from this fangirl.
On the subject of Apocalypse, Racheal Ambrose attended Troy Denning’s book signing in Indiana last night and posted a nice summary over at The Galactic Drift.
Finally, if you’re talking about giving up the ball to incite fan excitement, The Clone Wars has embraced the philosophy. Darth Maul’s appearance has been out of the bag for quite some time and his resurrection isn’t the first time Filoni & Company have spoiled the fans. Still, the unknown details surrounding the story are still quite intriguing. EW.com posted an exclusive sneak peek of the Darth Maul/Obi-Wan rematch, and you can vote for your favorite before the season finale airs tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. Eastern on Cartoon Network. (I guess we’re on a poll roll today.)
Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.
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