‘Heir to the Jedi’ Roundup

March 6, 2015 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here is a roundup of reviews and more for Kevin Hearne’s Star Wars novel Heir to the Jedi.

Reviews

Misc.

And Kevin also posted a short blog on his site which includes some fun trivia and how to get signed copies of the book.

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Podcasts in Review

March 5, 2015 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Collecting, Disney, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks:Failing X-Men, Reviving Spider-Man & Missing The Goonies” has lots of the usual geeky discussion. They talk about movies that should have ended sooner, they have a review of Kingsmen: The Secret Service, they cover some news topics like Harry Potter Funko items, and the conundrum of Marvel being a comic book company or a movie company. They also tackle the movie The Goonies and whether that type of movie works any more or whether child adventure movies have changed into something else. Lots of interesting topics and fun discussion.

Coffee With Kenobi: Rebels Reactions “Call to Action” episode features Tarkin voice actor Stephen Stanton who adds some excellent behind the scenes insight to the episode as he talks about his character and the show. They also talk some about Star Wars: The Clone Wars and James Luceno’s book Tarkin. Excellent episode and one you’ll definitely want to catch.

Disney Vault Talk:Top Ten Live Action Films” features Steve, Teresa and Greg as they cover listener feedback then go over their top ten live action Disney films. Their choices cover a lot of time periods, from modern to classics, and they all weigh in with different choices and the reasons behind their picks. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

New Release: ‘Heir to the Jedi’ by Kevin Hearne

March 3, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Kevin Hearne’s debut into the realm of Star Wars is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats. Heir to the Jedi also marks the first Luke Skywalker novel to be part of canon. If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, you can check out Random House’s official product page which includes retailer links as wells as excerpts.

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New Release: ‘Star Wars Art: A Poster Collection’

March 3, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Abrams, Art, Books, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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star-wars-art-a-poster-collectionOut today from Abrams Books is Star Wars Art: A Poster Collection. The 42 page paperback features 20 removable prints showcasing art from the Star Wars Art series as well as new artwork created just for this book. Click here to check out the official product page.

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New ‘Heir to the Jedi’ Excerpt

February 26, 2015 at 5:13 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Books has posted a new mini-excerpt for Kevin Hearne’s upcoming Luke novel Heir to the Jedi.

When I’d first felt the Force on the Millennium Falcon, it had been the barest tickle of a presence in my consciousness and in the air around me that wasn’t attributable to my five senses. Since then I had reached out to the Force on numerous occasions, and each time it grew marginally easier to make that contact and feel the Force swirl and coalesce around me, a not-quite-tangible but very real sensation, sort of like exercising and discovering over time that the same routine requires less effort because your strength and endurance have increased.

I didn’t have any goal in mind other than increasing my awareness of the Force; there were no vegetables or other objects to nudge around in the cockpit, anyway, and I figured a greater grasp of the Force would help me perform such tasks more quickly later on, and perhaps allow me to move larger objects, or accomplish any number of other Jedi exercises.

The streaming starlines of hyperspace were excellent for clearing my mind. No distractions, just visual white noise. I remembered training with the remote, wearing a helmet with the blast shield down and feeling the Force as a power within and without that worked with me and yet was not me. That had been a twinge, a tiny awakening of a new part of my mind, like a half-glimpsed dawn through sleep-encrusted eyes. I knew I wasn’t fully awake yet; I think part of me wanted to go back to sleep. But the dawn comes whether you sleep through it or not, and I think the Force might be like that—always there, but unseen until you make the effort.

My breathing slowed and deepened, and soon I became aware that there were others breathing on the ship. Drusil was nearest, sitting in an attitude of prayer or perhaps meditation like myself, attempting to soothe away her worries. Perhaps the activity of her mind was pure math. Farther back and to the left, Nakari felt happy, though I didn’t know about what. Her breath was uneven and sort of purred—was she humming to herself? I couldn’t hear that to confirm…

Heir to the Jedi will be out in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats next Tuesday.

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New Release: ‘Honor Among Thieves’ now in Paperback

February 24, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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honor-among-thieves-legends-coverHonor Among Thieves by James S.A. Corey is out today in paperback with the new Legends banner.

Official Product Page

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Around the Web

February 20, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Movies, Random House, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys | 1 Comment

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

Books News

  • Jedi Bibliothek and Jedi News spotted some Amazon listings for The Art of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Both listings have it as a hardcover with a November 2 release from Abrams Books.
  • TheForce.Net has an interview with Sabine My Rebel Sketchbook illustrator Annie Stoll.
  • I hadn’t noticed this, but Club Jade brought it up this week that upcoming Star Wars paperbacks will be getting a new premium size starting with A New Dawn. That’s sure to tick off some collectors and their bookcases.
  • And some early reviews for Kevin Hearne‘s upcoming Luke Skywalker novel Heir to the Jedi: EUCantina.NetMaking Star Wars, Roqoo Depot, Tosche Station and Yoda News.

Comic News

  • Dave Dorman is running a sale on his site for the Star Wars #1 variant cover that he did for Marvel.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

‘Inspired by the Force: Star Wars Fan Artifacts & Art’

February 17, 2015 at 5:44 pm | Posted in Art, Books, Celebration, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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inspired by the forceAt Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, Rancho Obi-Wan will be releasing their first book entitled Inspired by the Force: Star Wars Fan Artifacts & Art. The limited print-run hardcover will be 72 pages long and will act as an exhibit guide for the items on display at Celebration. It will contain photos taking by Steve Sansweet and Ann Neumann and will have stories of the items on display as well as a 4 page centerspread foldout with hundreds of photos of visitors to Rancho Obi-Wan and their exhibits at past Star Wars Celebrations. As an added bonus, it will be the first volume in a series, so collectors can look forward to seeing more.

Be sure to check out Rancho Obi-Wan for the official announcement and all of the details. There will only be 1,000 copies and they’ll run $25 each with pre-orders going up in March.

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Book Review: ‘Heir to the Jedi’ by Kevin Hearne

February 17, 2015 at 12:02 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Heir to the Jedi by Kevin Hearne won’t be out until March 3rd, but to get everyone pumped up, we have an early spoiler free review of the novel. Click here to check it out.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Book Review: ‘Working Stiff’ by Kevin J. Anderson

February 17, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Reviews | Leave a comment
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The Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. books are a joy to read but over the years Kevin J. Anderson has written quite a few short stories to go along with them. Unfortunately those stories have been scattered about, some as individual eBooks, some published in anthologies with other authors that I’ve been hesitant to pick up. But now with Working Stiff, all of those stories have been combine together in one anthology dedicated completely to Dan Shamble and his unnatural adventures. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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