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{{Quote|When I write a book, I put everything I have into it; so the more I have, the more the books become. Some people get freaked out by them: mostly the people who believe, mistakenly, that fantasy is about escaping reality. To them I say: If you have a problem with reality, you should be spending more time dealing with your life, and less time reading popcorn fantasy.|Matthew Stover|url=http://theforce.net/jedicouncil/interview/mattstover.asp}}
 
{{Quote|When I write a book, I put everything I have into it; so the more I have, the more the books become. Some people get freaked out by them: mostly the people who believe, mistakenly, that fantasy is about escaping reality. To them I say: If you have a problem with reality, you should be spending more time dealing with your life, and less time reading popcorn fantasy.|Matthew Stover|url=http://theforce.net/jedicouncil/interview/mattstover.asp}}
'''Matthew Woodring Stover''' is an author of several ''[[Star Wars]]'' novels, including ''[[The New Jedi Order: Traitor]]'', ''[[Shatterpoint (novel)|Shatterpoint]]'', [[Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (novel)|''Revenge of the Sith'' novelization]] and ''[[Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor]]'', as well as the short stories ''[[Equipment]]'' and ''[[The Tenebrous Way]]''. He lives outside of [[Wikipedia:Chicago, Illinois|Chicago]].
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'''Matthew Woodring Stover''' is an author of several ''[[Star Wars]]'' novels, including ''[[The New Jedi Order: Traitor]]'', ''[[Shatterpoint (novel)|Shatterpoint]]'', [[Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (novel)|''Revenge of the Sith'' novelization]] and ''[[Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor]]'', as well as the short stories ''[[Equipment (short story)|Equipment]]'' and ''[[The Tenebrous Way]]''. He lives outside of [[Wikipedia:Chicago, Illinois|Chicago]].
   
 
His first three ''Star Wars'' novels are much more violent and morally gray than most other ''Star Wars'' works, a fact that has earned him both avid fans and relentless detractors. His non-''Star Wars'' novels have garnered a smaller but loyal audience, though only his two most recent novels, retroactively dubbed as part of the ''Acts of Caine'' cycle, are still in print. Stover lists some of his prime fantastic influences as [[Wikipedia:Roger Zelazny|Roger Zelazny]], [[Wikipedia:Stephen R. Donaldson|Stephen R. Donaldson]], and [[Wikipedia:Fritz Leiber|Fritz Leiber]]. His dedication in ''Blade of Tyshalle'' cites other late "friends" including [[Wikipedia:Leo Tolstoy|Leo Tolstoy]] and [[Wikipedia:Friedrich Nietzsche|Friedrich Nietzsche]].
 
His first three ''Star Wars'' novels are much more violent and morally gray than most other ''Star Wars'' works, a fact that has earned him both avid fans and relentless detractors. His non-''Star Wars'' novels have garnered a smaller but loyal audience, though only his two most recent novels, retroactively dubbed as part of the ''Acts of Caine'' cycle, are still in print. Stover lists some of his prime fantastic influences as [[Wikipedia:Roger Zelazny|Roger Zelazny]], [[Wikipedia:Stephen R. Donaldson|Stephen R. Donaldson]], and [[Wikipedia:Fritz Leiber|Fritz Leiber]]. His dedication in ''Blade of Tyshalle'' cites other late "friends" including [[Wikipedia:Leo Tolstoy|Leo Tolstoy]] and [[Wikipedia:Friedrich Nietzsche|Friedrich Nietzsche]].
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"When I write a book, I put everything I have into it; so the more I have, the more the books become. Some people get freaked out by them: mostly the people who believe, mistakenly, that fantasy is about escaping reality. To them I say: If you have a problem with reality, you should be spending more time dealing with your life, and less time reading popcorn fantasy."
―Matthew Stover[src]

Matthew Woodring Stover is an author of several Star Wars novels, including The New Jedi Order: Traitor, Shatterpoint, Revenge of the Sith novelization and Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor, as well as the short stories Equipment and The Tenebrous Way. He lives outside of Chicago.

His first three Star Wars novels are much more violent and morally gray than most other Star Wars works, a fact that has earned him both avid fans and relentless detractors. His non-Star Wars novels have garnered a smaller but loyal audience, though only his two most recent novels, retroactively dubbed as part of the Acts of Caine cycle, are still in print. Stover lists some of his prime fantastic influences as Roger Zelazny, Stephen R. Donaldson, and Fritz Leiber. His dedication in Blade of Tyshalle cites other late "friends" including Leo Tolstoy and Friedrich Nietzsche.

Novels

Star Wars

Title Era Release Date
The New Jedi Order: Traitor New Jedi Order era July 30, 2002
Star Wars: Shatterpoint Rise of the Empire era June 3, 2003
Equipment (eBook) Rise of the Empire era July 2003
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Rise of the Empire era April 2, 2005
Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor New Republic era December 30, 2008
The Tenebrous Way Rise of the Empire era December 13, 2011

Other

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