LightSaber Rattling’s Early Review of Heir to the Empire 20th Anniversary Edition

August 31, 2011 at 11:03 am | Posted in Books, Reviews | Leave a comment
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If you’re anxious to see a review of Timothy Zahn’s Heir to the Empire 20th Anniversary Edition, or are just curious about what to expect, then head on over to LightSaber Rattling for an excellent review of the upcoming book. Heir to the Empire 20th Anniversary Edition comes out in hardcover Tuesday, September 6th.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Warhammer Short Story by Paul S. Kemp “A Small Victory”

August 31, 2011 at 9:28 am | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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Paul S. Kemp will have a new short story appearing in an upcoming Warhammer anthology entitled Age of Legend. The anthology is set to be released in January 2012. According to Mr. Kemp “the stories are set in the distant past of the Warhammer world, during the Time of Legends.” Aside from Paul S. Kemp and some seasoned Warhammer writers, Phil Athans will also be writing a short story for the anthology. Like Paul, Phil is a fellow Forgotten Realms writer and is also new to the Warhammer universe, so it will be interesting to see their take on it.

My story is entitled “A Small Victory” and is a very personal tale set in ancient Nehekhara, at a point in time when Nagash’s undead hordes are soon to sweep over the sands.  I think it’s a compelling tale, very dark (as befits a Warhammer story), and I think you’ll dig. I hope you’ll check it out. -Paul S. Kemp

You can see Paul S. Kemp’s full post on the announcement here, on his blog Paul S. Kemp, Fictioneer.

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New Release: Star Wars Adventures: Chewbacca and the Slavers of the Shadowlands

August 31, 2011 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Adventures: Chewbacca and the Slavers of the Shadowlands trade paperback collection hits stores today. The 72 page TPB covers the mighty Chewbacca during his youth on Kashyyyk as he embarks upon his rite of passage into the Shadowlands. You can head on over to DarkHorse.com to see a preview.

Writer: Chris Cerasi
Artist & Cover Artist: Jennifer Meyer

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Happy Birthday, Steve Perry

August 31, 2011 at 12:01 am | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment
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Today Roqoo Depot wishes a very happy birthday to author Steve Perry. Steve wrote Shadows of the Empire and co-wrote MedStar I: Battle Surgeons, MedStar II: Jedi Healer, and Deathstar with Michael Reaves. He also wrote for the Star Wars comics Shadows of the Empire: Evolution and co-wrote the short story MedStar: Intermezzo with Michael Reaves. Steve was born and raised in the deep south. Before becoming a full time writer, he held many jobs including swimming instructor, lifeguard, toy assembler, hotel gift shop and car rental clerk, aluminum salesman, martial arts instructor, private detective, Licensed Practical Nurse, and Certified Physician’s Assistant. He’s also a student of the Javanese martial art Penjak Silat which he has used for the basis of Teras Kasi in his Star Wars novels. He even participated in the largest guitar band ever assembled to be entered into the Guiness Book of World Records.

Aside from Star Wars, he has written for franchises such as Conan, Aliens, and has collaborated with Tom Clancy with the Net Force series. His original series Matador is nine books long with two more on the way. The Matador series covers a rebellion against the interstellar government known as The Confederation which is based on Earth. Like his Star Wars novels, he also includes a fictional martial art which in this case is called sumito. If you would like to learn more about Steve Perry you can visit his official website.

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Databurst From the 501st

August 31, 2011 at 12:01 am | Posted in 501st, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Latest Databurst From the 501st covering event news from August 31st through September 6th. A lot of garrison will be heading off to Dragon*Con this week, so if you’re heading there be sure to check them out.
August 31

The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning

August 30, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Posted in Books, Fantasy | Leave a comment
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In the world of dark fantasy, there aren’t many names bigger than Karen Marie Moning. She has the guts and glory and is everything a New York Times Best-Selling author should be. I’ll give you a brief run-down of the five books in the Fever series so far. The good, the gorgeous, and the downright dangerous can be found after the break. Continue Reading The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning…

Dreamworks options Karen Marie Moning’s best-selling Fever Series

August 30, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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Karen Marie Moning, dark fantasy’s reigning princess, has confirmed reports that Dreamworks has optioned the rights to the Fever series! To get the full scoop check out slashfilm.com.

Karenmoning.com broke the exclusive on their forum boards yesterday when Karen herself revealed that she would also be writing two more books in the Fever series.

“Exciting news: I’ve agreed to write two more books after that. Once the new trilogy is complete, I’m returning to the core story begun in the FEVER series, and will resume writing about Mac, Barrons, V’lane, Cruce, the Unseelie king, the concubine, the Song of Making.”

Don’t know what the Fever series is? Check back later today to find out more!

By: Mrs Corax for Roqoo Depot

Book Review: Conan by Michael A. Stackpole

August 30, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Posted in Books, Reviews | Leave a comment
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With the recent film release of Conan, many readers might have seen the novelization on bookshelves. What you might not have realized is that it’s written by esteemed author Michael A. Stackpole. Now it’s one thing to read a book that was so good it inspired a movie, but novelizations are often not held up to the same standards as other books. I wondered to myself whether Stackpole could pull off a novelization that was truly enjoyable, one that could stand up on its own and not feel like a script with a few bonus scenes. To find out, click here and read the full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Star Wars: The Old Republic Beta Testing Starts Friday

August 30, 2011 at 10:42 am | Posted in Star Wars News, Video Games | Leave a comment
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If you haven’t signed up for Beta testing, there are still a few days left. According to TheOldRepublicOrDie.com, Beta testing of Star Wars: The Old Republic will start September 2nd. Friday is coming up fast, so if you haven’t signed up you can do so here.

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Kinect: Star Wars Delay is Official

August 30, 2011 at 9:55 am | Posted in Star Wars News, Video Games | Leave a comment
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For weeks now the delay of Kinect: Star Wars has been known, but now it’s official:

Microsoft and LucasArts have elected to move the launch of Kinect Star Wars beyond holiday 2011 to ensure the full potential of this title is realized. This move applies to both the Kinect Star Wars stand-alone game and the Kinect Star Wars Limited Edition Console. We will communicate additional timing information at a later date. -Microsoft Spokesperson

As of yet there is no new release date for the game. It was originally slated for a December 31, 2011. The good news is that hopefully the delay will allow the developers to polish the game off and fix some of the issues that have been reported with early game previews.

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