They’re magical, aren’t they? And that Star Wars book is an excellent example. I think I heard somewhere that part of Lucas’ deal with Disney involved Foster getting to write the novelization — or maybe I just imagined that’s what happened. Either way, what’s sad is that, like movie soundtracks (I still have very fond memories of Prince’s Batman soundtrack which I bought on cassette at the time — cassette!), novelizations are a dying breed. I was horrified to find that Prometheus doesn’t seem to have one, at least not one I could find on Amazon. We need to preserve this tradition!