New Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff Anthology: ‘Shaman’

May 29, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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Author Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff posted today that she has a new short story anthology out called Shaman. The anthology collects her stories published in Analog Science Fiction magazine from 1990 to 2011.

“They feature the adventures of eccentric kilt-wearing anthropologist / archaeologist / xenologist Rhys Llewellyn and his able assistants, Yoshi Umeki and Roderick Halfax. Given my fascination with archaeology, first contact… and all things Scottish, I suppose these stories were inevitable.” -Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

Includes: Shaman, Squatter’s Rights, The Secret Life of Gods, Marsh Mallow, and Simple Gifts. You can get the eBook version here.

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‘Hellhole: Awakening’ gets a cover

May 29, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Posted in Art, Books, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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Kevin J. Anderson has unveiled the cover for his upcoming novel Hellhole: Awakening. Written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, this will be the second novel in the Hellhole series. It will be out in February 2013. You can also check out the preliminary cover art here.

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What’s Next in Star Wars Gaming

May 29, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Posted in Rumor, Speculation, Star Wars News, Video Games | 3 Comments
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Spike TV has announced that this Thursday a new Star Wars video game franchise will be revealed on a pre-E3 episode of GameTrailers TV. This will be followed up by a full game trailer premier at the E3 Expo which starts June 4th. So far no one knows what the new franchise will be, but there’s plenty of speculation: Knights of the Old Republic III, Battlefront III, The Force Unleashed III, a Boba Fett Kinect game, or something entirely new.

Source: ZoKnowsGaming.com

‘The Essential Guide to Warfare’ Endnotes Part 9

May 29, 2012 at 11:57 am | Posted in Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Jason Fry has posted part nine of the endnotes for Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare.

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‘Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison’ Cover Concepts

May 29, 2012 at 11:21 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse | Leave a comment
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Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison cover artist Dave Wilkins posted a nice article on Dark Horse’s blog that goes behinds the scenes on the making of the cover. Click here to check it out.

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‘Deceived’ hits Paperback

May 29, 2012 at 12:00 am | Posted in Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars: The Old Republic | Leave a comment
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Today The Old Republic: Deceived by Paul S. Kemp is out for its mass market paperback release.

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CBR Interview with Tom Taylor

May 28, 2012 at 8:46 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Comic Book Resources posted an interview last week with Star Wars comic writer Tom Taylor. The interview covers his upcoming mini-series Darth Maul: Death Sentence with some nice plot details.

As to which Jedi are on the scene for this book, Taylor said there will be a mix of big guns and fresh faces. “Most of the big guys will make an appearance, including Mace Windu and Yoda, but we’ll also be meeting two Jedi we’ve never met before, the lightsaber-pike wielding alien Judd, and female Jedi Salmara,” the writer said. “There is also a young Padawan by the name of Dray, which will mean something to anyone who has read ‘Star Wars: Invasion.’ It’s great to go back and add to the character of Dray. In the pages of ‘Invasion,’ Dray is absolutely insane and always quick to open his mouth to say whatever he’s thinking. Here, he’s not so insane but his mouth still runs freely.”

Click here to read the full interview. There are also a couple page previews you can check out.

Something else worth pointing out, Tom mention that he and artist Christ Scalf pitched an idea for a new Luke Skywalker comic to Randy Stradley. Now we’ll have to wait and see what happens.

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Scribe 2012 Awards

May 28, 2012 at 8:45 am | Posted in Books, Events, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers has announced the nominees for the 2012 Scribe Awards. For Speculative Fiction/Best Original Novel, John Jackson Miller has been nominated for Star Wars: Knight Errant and he’ll be up against several writers, including A.C. Crispin for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Price of Freedom. For Best Adaption General or Speculative, Michael A. Stackpole is up for his novelization of Conan the Barbarian. Plus Kevin J. Anderson has been named grandmaster for his lifetime achievement in the field.

You can check out all the nominees here, the awards will be handed out at San Diego Comic Con.

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Seth Green: A New Hope

May 28, 2012 at 8:44 am | Posted in Art, Celebration | Leave a comment
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It was recently announced that Seth Green and Matthew Senreich will be heading to Star Wars Celebration VI. Star Wars artist Chris Trevas also revealed a private commission he did for Seth Green and his wife Clare for their wedding. Enjoy!

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‘Five By Five': Allston, Stackpole, KJA

May 28, 2012 at 8:43 am | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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In case you didn’t know, there’s an upcoming science fiction anthology featuring a list of heavy hitters: Aaron Allston, Kevin J. Anderson, and Michael A. Stackpole. Stackpole mentioned the upcoming anthology back in September at DragonCon. Continue Reading ‘Five By Five': Allston, Stackpole, KJA…

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