New Release: ‘The Silence’ by Tim Lebbon

April 14, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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the-silence-by-tim-lebbonThe Silence by Tim Lebbon is out today in the US.

In the darkness of a underground cave system, blind creatures hunt by sound. Then there is light, there are voices, and they feed… Swarming from their prison, the creatures thrive and destroy. To scream, even to whisper, is to summon death. As the hordes lay waste to Europe, a girl watches to see if they will cross the sea. Deaf for many years, she knows how to live in silence; now, it is her family’s only chance of survival. To leave their home, to shun others, to find a remote haven where they can sit out the plague. But will it ever end? And what kind of world will be left?

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Around the Web

April 10, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Television, The Clone Wars, Toys, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond with plenty of Star Wars Celebration Anaheim coverage.

Book News

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim is next week and book lovers will definitely want to catch up with their favorite authors. Here is a list of their convention schedules.

  • Jason Fry
  • Christie Golden
  • Drew Karpyshyn
  • John Jackson Miller
  • James Luceno
    Thursday (5:00-6:00 PM) Signing at Mysterious Galaxy
    Friday (4:00-5:00 PM) Signing at Mysterious Galaxy
    Saturday (11:00 AM-12:00 PM) Signing at Mysterious Galaxy
    Saturday (2:30-3:30 PM) Panel: Star Wars at Del Rey, Behind-The-Scenes Stage
    Saturday (6:30-7:30 PM) Writing Workshop, Star Wars University (Room 206AB)
    Sunday (1:00-2:00 PM) Signing at Mysterious Galaxy
  • Alan Dean Foster
    Friday (6:00-7:00 PM) Signing at Del Rey Booth
    Saturday (10:00-11:00 AM) Signing at Del Rey Booth
    Sunday (10:00-11:00 AM) Signing at Del Rey Booth
    Sunday (11:30 AM-12:30 PM) Panel: Novelizing of Star Wars, Behind-The-Scenes Stage

And you can find the full, updated list of all author and book events here. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Ewok Corner: The State of the EU

April 9, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Marvel, Opinion, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 2 Comments
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Ewok_Corner_smallThe State of the EU

According to Disney, the old Star Wars Expanded Universe, the vast wealth of stories, comics and novels, are all a part of Legends now. Moving forward, books and comics are a part of canon. So far we have seen Del Rey and Marvel both take their their first steps in the realm of canon with A New Dawn, Star Wars, Tarkin, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Heir to the Jedi and Kanan: The Last Padawan. These tentative first steps have tread lightly on the expanded universe we used to know. However, this Fall, that will all change with the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

It was first announced on EW.com and followed up by further announcements on StarWars.com that the lead up to the release of The Force Awakens would be preceded by over 20 new books. From sticker books for kids to a new adult novel from Del Rey, the publishing lineup is all a part of their Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens campaign. Among those involved are Marvel, Del Rey, DK Books, Studio Fun International, Egmont UK, Topps, Phoenix International Publications, Disney-Lucasfilm Press and Disney Publishing Worldwide.

At first, book lovers rejoiced at the initial announcement, “Twenty new books!” Then reality and the details dawned on us. Yes, 20 new books, but really it’s just two new Marvel comics and one new Star Wars novel with a few extra young reader stories that may or may not be of interest to adult readers. I don’t think there are too many people excited by new sticker books or look and find books.

So, what does Aftermath have in store for us? What will it mean for Star Wars readers? And how will it affect Legends? Continue Reading Ewok Corner: The State of the EU…

‘Lords of the Sith’ Excerpt

April 7, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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lords-of-the-sithWith Paul S. Kemp’s next Star Wars book fast approaching, here is an excerpt from Lords of the Sith.

    Cham had fought for his people and Ryloth for almost a standard decade. He’d fought for a free Ryloth when the Republic had tried to annex it, and he fought now for a free Ryloth against the Empire that was trying to strip it bare.

A free Ryloth.

The phrase, the concept, was the polestar around which his existence would forever turn.

Because Ryloth was not free.

Lords of the Sith will be out in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats on April 28th. Check out Random House’s official product page for excerpts and retailer links.

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New Release: ‘The Phantom of Menace’ by Ian Doescher

April 7, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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the-phantom-of-menaceWilliam Shakespeare’s The Phantom of Menace by Ian Doescher is out today in hardcover and digital formats.

Join us, good gentles, for a merry reimagining of Star Wars: Episode 1 as only Shakespeare could have written it. The entire saga starts here, with a thrilling tale featuring a disguised queen, a young hero, and two fearless knights facing a hidden, vengeful enemy.

’Tis a true Shakespearean drama, filled with sword fights, soliloquies, and doomed romance . . . all in glorious iambic pentameter and coupled with twenty gorgeous Elizabethan illustrations. Hold on to your midi-chlorians: The play’s the thing, wherein you’ll catch the rise of Anakin!

You can find excerpts and retailer links over on Random House’s official product page.

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‘Ultimate Star Wars’ Book Tour

April 4, 2015 at 6:35 pm | Posted in Books, DK, Events, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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ultimate-star-wars-dk-book-tourDK Books is conducting a book tour for the upcoming release of Ultimate Star Wars. Authors Tricia Barr, Adam Bray, Daniel Wallace and Ryder Windham will all be participating.

  • Vero Beach, FL – Books-A-Million, May 1st, 7:00 PM, Tricia Barr
  • Fishers, IN – Hamilton East Public Library/Star Wars Festival, May 2nd, 11:00 AM, Adam Bray and Daniel Wallace
  • Providence, RI – Books on the Square/Star Wars Day, May 2nd, 1:00 PM, Ryder Windham
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL – Books-A-Million, May 2nd, 2:00 PM, Tricia Barr
  • Barrington, RI – Barrington Books, May 3rd, 1:00 PM, Ryder Windham
  • Lexington, KY – Joseph-Beth Booksellers, May 3rd, 1:00 PM, Adam Bray and Daniel Wallace
  • Decatur, GA – Little Shop of Stories, May 3rd, 3:00 PM, Tricia Barr
  • Minneapolis, MN – Wild Rumpus, May 4th, 3:00 PM, Daniel Wallace
  • Tempe, AZ – Changing Hands Bookstore, May 4th, 7:00 PM, Tricia Barr and Adam Bray
  • Carlsbad, CA – Carlsbad Library, May 6th, 3:30 PM, Tricia Barr and Adam Bray
  • Petaluma, CA – Copperfield’s Books Inc., May 8th, 7:00 PM, Tricia Barr
  • Pasadena, CA – Vroman’s Bookstore, May 8th, 7:00 PM, Adam Bray
  • Beaverton, OR – Powell’s Bookstore, May 9th, 4:00 PM, Adam Bray
  • Houston, TX – Blue Willow Bookshop, May 9th, 2:00 PM, Tricia Barr
  • Northvale, NJ – Books and Greetings, May 9th, 12:00 PM, Ryder Windham
  • Orlando, FL – Disney World’s Star Wars Weekends, May 29th, Tricia Barr
  • Orlando, FL – Disney World’s Star Wars Weekends, May 30th, Tricia Barr
  • Orlando, FL – Disney World’s Star Wars Weekends, May 31st, Tricia Barr
  • Joliet, IL – Joliet Public Library’s Star Wars Festival, June 6th, Adam Bray

Each event will include trivia games, author Q&A’s, book signings and in-store raffles and giveaways. Click here for more details.

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Around the Web

April 3, 2015 at 12:03 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, Video Games | 1 Comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • You can now read the first 50 pages of Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp on RandomHouse.com.
  • Humble Bundle has an interesting sci-fi bundle going on right now that includes The Golden Queen by David Farland (aka Dave Wolverton), Veiled Alliances by Kevin J. Anderson, Assemblers of Infinity by Doug Beason and Kevin J. Anderson, Working Stiff by Kevin J. Anderson and Five By Five 3: Target Zone which also features Kevin J. Anderson and Michael A. Stackpole.
  • Greg Weisman, producer for Star Wars Rebels season one and writer for Kanan: The Last Padawan #1, has a kickstarter out for an audioplay based on his Rain of the Ghosts novel which will feature voice talents like Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Jim Cummings and many others.
  • Pre-orders for A New Proof will go up on April 7th. This book covers the Star Wars Kenner packaging design of 1977 to 1979.
  • StarWars.com has a first look at Jeffrey Brown’s Darth Vader and Friends.
  • Jedi Bibliothek reported some leaked artwork for an upcoming Star Wars Old Republic book. Artists T.J. Wright posted it on his blog.
  • John Jackson Miller has posted his production notes for A New Dawn which came out in paperback this week.
  • You can also pick up John Jackson Miller‘s novel Overdraft: The Orion Offensive this month for just $2 on Amazon.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

New Release: ‘Shattered’ in Paperback

March 31, 2015 at 12:02 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Fantasy | Leave a comment

Shattered by Kevin Hearne is out today in paperback.

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New Release: ‘The Skull Throne’ by Peter V. Brett

March 31, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy | Leave a comment
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the-skull-throneThe fourth book in Peter V. Brett’s The Demon Cycle series is out today: The Skull Throne.

The first three novels in New York Times bestselling author Peter V. Brett’s groundbreaking Demon Cycle series—The Warded Man, The Desert Spear, and The Daylight War—set a new standard for heroic fantasy. The powerful saga of humans winnowed to the brink of extinction by night-stalking demons, and the survivors who fight back, has kept readers breathless as they eagerly turned the pages. Now the thrilling fourth volume, The Skull Throne, raises the stakes as it carries the action in shocking new directions.

You can find excerpts and more at Random House’s official product page.

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Around the Web

March 27, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, trailers | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Via Amazon, Jedi Bibliothek spotted a new Star Wars book featuring some wonderful illustrations by artist Brian Rood. The book is titled Star Wars: The Original Trilogy Stories.
  • For those wondering how many Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes Christie Golden’s Dark Disciple is based on, the answer is eight. You can also check out the synopsis over on Random House’s official website.
  • Star Wars Books has a shot of the new canon timeline which includes all the novels up to Aftermath, as well as a spot for “Battlefront“.
  • And on the wild shot that you have all 46 of Christie Golden‘s books, send her a pic, and she’ll send you an autographed copy of Dark Disciple.
  • Comicbook.com has an interview with Del Rey Editor Shelly Shapiro.
  • Brazil has rolled out another Star Wars book cover, this time for Troy Denning‘s Crucible.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

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