I was less bothered by the Yuuzhan vong ones - they seemed to have lost the light touch that I particularly liked in the Aaron Allston books. Do you think that there is a huge computer program cross referencing all the characters and what has happened to them so far? How else could all those different writers keep on top of who has done what?
Didn't realise there were Star Wars books! I LOVE the films, remember going to see 'The Empire Strikes Back' with my Dad and bro. The 1st three are still some of my all time fav films. Are the books the same as the films or are they set before?