History Literature / BlackFleetCrisis

21st May '17 1:26:40 PM CommanderVisor
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''[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/The_Black_Fleet_Crisis The Black Fleet Crisis]]'' is a trilogy in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, consisting of ''Before the Storm'', ''Shield of Lies'', and ''Tyrant's Test''. Written by [=Michael P. Kube-McDowell=], this is known to be one of the more MilitaryScienceFiction books in the SWEU, with great attention paid to ships and their positioning.

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''[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/The_Black_Fleet_Crisis The Black Fleet Crisis]]'' is a trilogy in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, Franchise/StarWarsLegends ExpandedUniverse, consisting of ''Before the Storm'', ''Shield of Lies'', and ''Tyrant's Test''. Written by [=Michael P. Kube-McDowell=], this is known to be one of the more MilitaryScienceFiction books in the SWEU, with great attention paid to ships and their positioning.
2nd Feb '17 5:36:24 PM Rotide
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* {{Robosexual}}: Sex droids are briefly mentioned. This is apparently a common thing with Kube-[=McDowell=].


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* SexBot: Sex droids are briefly mentioned. This is apparently a common thing with Kube-[=McDowell=].
19th Dec '16 11:45:47 PM Xtifr
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'''''[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/The_Black_Fleet_Crisis The Black Fleet Crisis]]''''' is a trilogy in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, consisting of ''Before the Storm'', ''Shield of Lies'', and ''Tyrant's Test''. Written by [=Michael P. Kube-McDowell=], this is known to be one of the more MilitaryScienceFiction books in the SWEU, with great attention paid to ships and their positioning.

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'''''[[http://starwars.''[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/The_Black_Fleet_Crisis The Black Fleet Crisis]]''''' Crisis]]'' is a trilogy in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, consisting of ''Before the Storm'', ''Shield of Lies'', and ''Tyrant's Test''. Written by [=Michael P. Kube-McDowell=], this is known to be one of the more MilitaryScienceFiction books in the SWEU, with great attention paid to ships and their positioning.
10th Feb '16 6:42:50 AM chicagomel
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* ForcedToWatch: Leia and the government end up with a video of Han's beating.


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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Poor Han is beaten nearly to death during his captivity.
7th Sep '15 10:37:31 AM nombretomado
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* NoSuchAgency: These books introduce Alpha Blue, the New Republic's super-secret intelligence group that goes above and beyond the official military New Republic Intelligence (NRI). It would later reappear in the NewJediOrder books.

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* NoSuchAgency: These books introduce Alpha Blue, the New Republic's super-secret intelligence group that goes above and beyond the official military New Republic Intelligence (NRI). It would later reappear in the NewJediOrder Literature/NewJediOrder books.
26th Jul '15 9:18:00 AM DonaldthePotholer
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* DeusExitMachina: Luke. And the Droids go off with Lando on ''their'' own storyline. Subverted with Chewbacca as previously noted.

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* DeusExitMachina: Luke.Luke's quest to find his mother removes him from the main plot during ''Shield''. And the Droids go off with Lando on ''their'' own storyline. Subverted with Chewbacca as previously noted.
11th Apr '15 12:44:13 PM SSJMagus
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* FateWorseThanDeath: Some of the Imperial troops manning the Yevetha-based shipyards (and later counter-enslaved by the Yevetha) were working on advanced research projects to do with hyperspace, to see if it were possible to launch a weapon pod while in hyperspace and have it come out on its own. They concluded it was impossible and the pod would be lost in hyperspace forever. [[spoiler:So guess where they fire Nil Spaar in a pod when they regain control of their ships at the end of the third book]].

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* FateWorseThanDeath: Some of the Imperial troops manning the Yevetha-based shipyards (and later counter-enslaved by the Yevetha) were working on advanced research projects to do with hyperspace, to see if it were possible to launch a weapon pod while in hyperspace and have it come out on its own. They concluded it was impossible and the pod would be lost in hyperspace forever. Just as entering hyperspace requires a hyperdrive, so does ''exiting'' it. [[spoiler:So guess where they fire Nil Spaar in a pod when they regain control of their ships at the end of the third book]].book]].
-->'''Sil Sorannan''': I don't know how long you will survive there. I do know that you will die there. Die slowly.
1st Jan '15 9:52:16 AM DonaldthePotholer
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--> '''[[spoiler: Nil Spaar]]''': Your wars are decided by the death of a tenth of a population, a third of an army. Then the defeated surrender their honor and the victors surrender their advantage. This is called being civilized. The Yevetha are not civilized, General. It would be a mistake to deal with us as though we were.

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--> '''[[spoiler: Nil Spaar]]''': '''Nil Spaar''': Your wars are decided by the death of a tenth of a population, a third of an army. Then the defeated surrender their honor and the victors surrender their advantage. This is called being civilized. The Yevetha are not civilized, General. It would be a mistake to deal with us as though we were.



** There is said to be no single Imperial government anymore, only minor warlords, and the Republic has been officially at peace for nearly three years. ''[[Literature/TheCallistaTrilogy Darksaber]]''[[note]]Set four years prior to this series and published in 1995 (versus Before The Storm's 1996)[[/note]] introduced the idea of a continuing Imperial Remnant and later books have the Republic still fighting it throughout the timeframe of this book. Ironically enough, the formation of the controversial Fifth Fleet would have been justified better by a unified Imperium. [[spoiler:And in a Double-Irony, the Yevetha actually ''create'' the fiction of a "Grand Imperial Union" to justify the presence of the (by-then discovered) Imperial Ships in ''Tyrant's Test''.]]

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** There is said to be no single Imperial government anymore, only minor warlords, and the Republic has been officially at peace for nearly three years. ''[[Literature/TheCallistaTrilogy Darksaber]]''[[note]]Set four years prior to this series and published in 1995 (versus Before The Storm's 1996)[[/note]] introduced the idea of a continuing Imperial Remnant and later books have the Republic still fighting it throughout the timeframe of this book. Ironically enough, Ironically, the formation of the controversial Fifth Fleet would have been better justified better by a unified Imperium. [[spoiler:And in a Double-Irony, the Yevetha actually ''create'' the fiction of a "Grand Imperial Union" to justify the presence of the (by-then discovered) Imperial Ships in ''Tyrant's Test''.]]



** The government of the New Republic is described in detail, but bears no resemblance to what appears in books either before or since. In fairness, this is a problem with pretty much every EU book from this era. An example from the ''Movie'' Canon: the latter-released ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' has Senators representing multi-world hegemonies similar to the Duskhan League, the recognition of which versus its twelve constituent worlds individually was seen as a major diplomatic concern for The Republic.[[note]]Granted, several of said multi-world hegemonies banded together to oppose the Republic in [[Film/AttackOfTheClones the later]] [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith prequels]], which might have inspired a policy change on that point.[[/note]]

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** The government of the New Republic is described in detail, but bears no resemblance to what appears in books either before or since. In fairness, this is a problem with pretty much every EU book from this era. An example from the ''Movie'' Canon: the latter-released later-released ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' has Senators representing multi-world hegemonies similar to the Duskhan League, the recognition of which versus its twelve constituent worlds individually was seen as a major diplomatic concern for The Republic.[[note]]Granted, several of said multi-world hegemonies banded together to oppose the Republic in [[Film/AttackOfTheClones the later]] [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith prequels]], which might have inspired a policy change on that point.point by the successor government.[[/note]]



* SingleGenderRace: A [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal single-sex sect]], subverted because they allow men in.

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* SingleGenderRace: A The Fallanassi are a [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal single-sex sect]], subverted because they allow men in.sect]].
26th Sep '14 5:31:24 PM tk421SW
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* FateWorseThanDeath: Some of the Imperial troops manning the Yevetha-based shipyards (and later counter-enslaved by the Yevetha) were working on advanced research projects to do with hyperspace, to see if it were possible to launch a weapon pod into hyperspace and have it come out on its own. They concluded it was impossible and the pod would be lost in hyperspace forever. [[spoiler:So guess where they fire Nil Spaar in a pod when they regain control of their ships at the end of the third book]].

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* FateWorseThanDeath: Some of the Imperial troops manning the Yevetha-based shipyards (and later counter-enslaved by the Yevetha) were working on advanced research projects to do with hyperspace, to see if it were possible to launch a weapon pod into while in hyperspace and have it come out on its own. They concluded it was impossible and the pod would be lost in hyperspace forever. [[spoiler:So guess where they fire Nil Spaar in a pod when they regain control of their ships at the end of the third book]].
17th Sep '14 2:10:19 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HiddenDepths: When he was first introduced in ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'', Admiral Drayson was portrayed as [[ObstructiveBureaucrat a stuffy bureaucrat who lacks creativity]] and, in a space battle[[note]]versus [[BigBad Grand Admiral Thrawn]] ''himself''[[/note]], is "[[OvershadowedByAwesome merely competent.]]" Here, his expertise is revealed to be intelligence work, and was installed as the head of an "unofficial" organization by his fellow Chandrilan, [[BigGood Mon Mothma]]. And he's ''good'' at it, [[TookALevelInBadass scarily so]].[[note]]His background in other works includes him in charge of a shipping (not ''[[{{Shipping}} that]]'' kind) business and commander of Chandrila's equivalent to the CoastGuard, where he had to deal with smugglers, requiring him to handle both military and intelligence work, albeit only on a system-wide scale as opposed to a galactic scale. His failure to obtain the ''Katana'' fleet might very well have been a CareerBuildingBlunder.[[/note]]

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* HiddenDepths: When he was first introduced in ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'', Admiral Drayson was portrayed as [[ObstructiveBureaucrat a stuffy bureaucrat who lacks creativity]] and, in a space battle[[note]]versus [[BigBad Grand Admiral Thrawn]] ''himself''[[/note]], is "[[OvershadowedByAwesome merely competent.]]" Here, his expertise is revealed to be intelligence work, and was installed as the head of an "unofficial" organization by his fellow Chandrilan, [[BigGood Mon Mothma]]. And he's ''good'' at it, [[TookALevelInBadass scarily so]].[[note]]His background in other works includes him in charge of a shipping (not ''[[{{Shipping}} that]]'' kind) business and commander of Chandrila's equivalent to the CoastGuard, UsefulNotes/CoastGuard, where he had to deal with smugglers, requiring him to handle both military and intelligence work, albeit only on a system-wide scale as opposed to a galactic scale. His failure to obtain the ''Katana'' fleet might very well have been a CareerBuildingBlunder.[[/note]]
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