Why would Elizabeth Hand want to cancel a novel she was working on? That novel was set in the Old Republic era. Currently, we do not have a single novel set in that era though one novel on Darth Bane by Drew Karpyshyn will come out in 2006. Meanwhile on the New Jedi Order, almost everything is in novels and we have only one comic set in that era: Chewbacca 4. Every era should have a mix of comics, novels and cartoon series. I hope that the future Legacy era would include also comics.