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27th Apr '13 1:39:05 PM StarSword
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Author of ''Literature/{{The Acts of Caine}}'' series, the Barra and Company bronze age fantasy books and several ''StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' novels, including the novelization of RevengeOfTheSith (which is commonly held to be [[AdaptationDistillation as good as if not better than the actual movie]]), ''{{Shatterpoint}}'', ''[[NewJediOrder Traitor]]'', and ''LukeSkywalkerAndTheShadowsOfMindor''.

He's a rather dark writer who enjoys grinding his characters down to see what's underneath, forcing them into incredibly vital situations when they're not at their best, and making them second-guess themselves and everything that they thought they knew. He also really likes putting a philosophical touch to the narrative, and seems to like getting meta about storytelling itself. For all that, his novels aren't without some trace of hope and light, although the surviving heroes are always incredibly weary by the time they're over.

He's also really good at writing [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome action sequences]].

He is not that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Stover Matt Stover]].

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'''''[[Literature/TheActsOfCaine The Acts of Caine]]'''''
* ''[[Literature/TheActsOfCaine Heroes Die]]''
* ''[[Literature/TheActsOfCaine Blade of Tyshalle]]''
* ''[[Literature/TheActsOfCaine Caine Black Knife]]''
* ''[[Literature/TheActsOfCaine Caine's Law]]''
* "{{In the Sorrows}}" (a short story)

'''Barra and Co.'''
* ''IronDawn''
* ''JerichoMoon''

'''''{{Star Wars}}'' Novels'''
* ''Traitor'' (''NewJediOrder'')
* ''Literature/{{Shatterpoint}}'' (''CloneWars'')
* ''{{Star Wars}} Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith'' (a novelisation of—[[CaptainObvious you guessed it]]—''{{Revenge of the Sith}}'')
* ''Literature/{{Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor}}''
* "{{Equipment}}" (a short story included in the Shatterpoint paperback)

'''Standalone Novels'''
* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' (novelisation of the video game; cowritten with Robert E. Vardeman)
* ''[[MagicTheGathering/TestOfMetal Test of Metal: A Planeswalker Novel]]'' (a ''[[MagicTheGathering Magic: The Gathering]]'') novel

'''Short Stories'''
* "Precursor"
* "[[BrerRobert Br'er Robert]]"
* "The Persian, the Coon, and the Bullets"
* "South Loop Whipsaw"

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Author of ''Literature/{{The Acts of Caine}}'' series, the Barra and Company bronze age fantasy books and several ''StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' novels, including the novelization of RevengeOfTheSith (which is commonly held to be [[AdaptationDistillation as good as if not better than the actual movie]]), ''{{Shatterpoint}}'', ''[[NewJediOrder Traitor]]'', and ''LukeSkywalkerAndTheShadowsOfMindor''.

He's a rather dark writer who enjoys grinding his characters down to see what's underneath, forcing them into incredibly vital situations when they're not at their best, and making them second-guess themselves and everything that they thought they knew. He also really likes putting a philosophical touch to the narrative, and seems to like getting meta about storytelling itself. For all that, his novels aren't without some trace of hope and light, although the surviving heroes are always incredibly weary by the time they're over.

He's also really good at writing [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome action sequences]].

He is not that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Stover Matt Stover]].

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[[AC: Works ]]

'''''[[Literature/TheActsOfCaine The Acts of Caine]]'''''
* ''[[Literature/TheActsOfCaine Heroes Die]]''
* ''[[Literature/TheActsOfCaine Blade of Tyshalle]]''
* ''[[Literature/TheActsOfCaine Caine Black Knife]]''
* ''[[Literature/TheActsOfCaine Caine's Law]]''
* "{{In the Sorrows}}" (a short story)

'''Barra and Co.'''
* ''IronDawn''
* ''JerichoMoon''

'''''{{Star Wars}}'' Novels'''
* ''Traitor'' (''NewJediOrder'')
* ''Literature/{{Shatterpoint}}'' (''CloneWars'')
* ''{{Star Wars}} Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith'' (a novelisation of—[[CaptainObvious you guessed it]]—''{{Revenge of the Sith}}'')
* ''Literature/{{Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor}}''
* "{{Equipment}}" (a short story included in the Shatterpoint paperback)

'''Standalone Novels'''
* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' (novelisation of the video game; cowritten with Robert E. Vardeman)
* ''[[MagicTheGathering/TestOfMetal Test of Metal: A Planeswalker Novel]]'' (a ''[[MagicTheGathering Magic: The Gathering]]'') novel

'''Short Stories'''
* "Precursor"
* "[[BrerRobert Br'er Robert]]"
* "The Persian, the Coon, and the Bullets"
* "South Loop Whipsaw"

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7th Mar '13 4:14:23 PM SirBob42
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* "{{Precursor}}"

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* "{{Precursor}}""Precursor"



* "The Persian, the Coon, and the Bullets"

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* "The Persian, the Coon, and the Bullets"Bullets"
7th Mar '13 3:06:57 AM Xtifr
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* ''{{Shatterpoint}}'' (''CloneWars'')

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* ''{{Shatterpoint}}'' ''Literature/{{Shatterpoint}}'' (''CloneWars'')



* ''{{Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor}}''

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* ''{{Luke ''Literature/{{Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor}}''
3rd Nov '12 9:28:38 PM Westbrook
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He is not that [[Matt Stover http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Stover]].

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He is not that [[Matt Stover http://en.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Stover]].
org/wiki/Matt_Stover Matt Stover]].
3rd Nov '12 9:26:19 PM Westbrook
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He is not that [[Matt Stove rhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Stover]].

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He is not that [[Matt Stove rhttp://en.Stover http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Stover]].
3rd Nov '12 9:26:10 PM Westbrook
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He is not that [[MattStoverhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Stover]].

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He is not that [[MattStoverhttp://en.[[Matt Stove rhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Stover]].
3rd Nov '12 9:26:00 PM Westbrook
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He is not that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Stover]].

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He is not that [[http://en.[[MattStoverhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Stover]].
3rd Nov '12 9:25:45 PM Westbrook
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He is not that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Stover]].
13th May '12 10:45:49 AM Centimental
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* ''{{God of War}}'' (novelisation of the video game; cowritten with Robert E. Vardeman)

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* ''{{God of War}}'' ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' (novelisation of the video game; cowritten with Robert E. Vardeman)
7th May '12 8:32:45 PM SirBob42
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* ''[[Literature/TheActsOfCaine Caine's Law]]''
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