New Release: ‘Kenobi’ in Paperback

July 29, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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kenobi-legends-jjmJohn Jackson Miller’s Kenobi is out today in paperback and sporting the new Legends banner. Click here for the official product page which includes purchase links, excerpts and more.

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Christie Golden to write Asajj Ventress and Quinlan Vos novel!

July 25, 2014 at 6:59 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Del Rey has revealed that author Christie Golden will be writing a Asajj Ventress/Quinlan Vos novel!

Exciting news from our panel Dave Filoni, executive producer and supervising director of Star Wars Rebels has announced Del Rey’s upcoming Star Wars novel. Starring Asajj Ventress and Quinlan Vos based on unaired Star Wars: The Clone Wars scripts, the book is being written by Christie Golden and is scheduled for publication in the summer of

And Bonus! Check out the exclusive art by Aaron Mcbride featuring Ventress’s new look.

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Dave Filoni: “Ventress had become one of the most interesting characters…we had all this material, we had all these designs…This is based on scripts we had written with George Lucas…I’m super excited about this book.”

According to Jennifer Heddle (and the SDCC panel recap on StarWars.com), this novel will be geared more toward adults, and according to Pablo Hidalgo, will be able to dive deeper in ways the show could not.

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Get Pop-Cultured

July 22, 2014 at 10:46 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Events, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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del-poster-samplerDel Rey and Barnes & Noble have teamed up for the Get Pop-Cultured event running from July 18 to August 10th in select Barnes & Noble stores. As part of the event, there will be giveaways including the 2014 Star Wars poster and the 2014 Del Rey Spectra Sampler. Some stores will also have special guests. You can find the full list over on B&N, but we’ve included all the Star Wars guests below.

  • Ian Doescher (William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return) 7/26/14 2:00 PM, 7881 Edinger Avenue Huntington Beach, CA
  • Ian Doescher (William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return) 7/9/14 7:00 PM, 91 Old Country Road Carle Place, NY
  • Ian Doescher (William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return) 7/13/14 2:00 PM, 401 E. Northgate Way Seattle, WA
  • Jeffrey Brown (Goodnight Darth Vader) 7/19/14 2:00 PM, 55 Old Orchard Center Skokie, IL
  • Zack Giallongo (Ewoks: Shadows of Endor) 7/30/14 7:00 PM, 1 Worcester Road Framingham, MA
  • Daniel Wallace (The Marvel Encyclopedia) 8/2/14 3:00 PM, 3225 W 69th Street Edina, MN
  • Drew Karpyshyn (The Scorched Earth) 8/19/14 7:00 PM, 10000 Research Blvd Austin, TX
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Book Review: ‘The Crusader Road’ by Michael A. Stackpole

July 22, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | 2 Comments
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pathfinder-tales-the-crusader-road-by-michael-a-stackpolePathfinder Tales: The Crusader Road is another great story by Michael A. Stackpole. He’s been on a roll lately, and following the fantasy type setting of Vol’jin: Shadows of the Horde, he dives back into the fantasy genre with The Crusader Road. The difference is this time he trades orcs and trolls for goblins and ogres as a exiled family of nobles set about making a new life for themselves. Click here to read our full review.

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‘Star Trek: The Next Generation – Takedown’ by John Jackson Miller

July 21, 2014 at 6:55 am | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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john-jackson-millerJohn Jackson Miller’s upcoming Star Trek novel now has a title and is up for pre-orders. Star Trek: The Next Generation – Takedown is slated for a January 27, 2015 release in paperback. You can put your pre-orders in here on Amazon or Barnes & Noble and check out the blurb below.

An all-new novel of Star Trek: The Next Generation—one of the most popular Star Trek series of all-time, featuring the adventures of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise!

When renegade starships wreak destruction across the quadrant, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise are shocked to discover the mastermind behind this sudden threat: none other than Picard’s protégé and friend, Admiral William T. Riker. The newly minted admiral is on special assignment aboard the U.S.S. Aventine, helmed by Captain Ezri Dax—someone who is no stranger to breaking Starfleet regulations. Her starship is by far the faster vessel…and Riker cannot yield, even to his former mentor. It’s a battle of tactical geniuses and a race against time as Picard struggles to find answers before the quadrant’s great powers violently plunge into total war…

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Podcasts in Review

July 17, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks:Avoid Transformers & 250 Great Geek Moments” begins with a very odd discussion of the latest Transformer’s movie given that none of the hosts have seen it yet. Regardless, they discuss the reactions of critics and fans and lament the daunting runtime of the movie (a whopping 2 hours and 45 minutes). Afterwards they rundown the latest geek news including the appearance of the pilot episode of The Flash online, Pacific Rim 2, the Phineas & Ferb Star Wars episode trailer, and then dive into SFX magazine’s 250 greatest moments in sci-fi, fantasy and horror. Sadly a lot of the top ten is dominated by very recent films which seems like a poor way to form the list, but the hosts chime in with their picks and it makes for a good discussion.

Bombad Radio: Episode 155 has a bit of an intro with Jeremiah and Nick before going into an interview with actor Doug Jones. The Doug Jones interview is really good. He talks about working with Guillermo Del Toro, his roles in Hellboy, Hellboy II, Mimic, Pan’s Labyrinth, Falling Skies, Batman Returns, and Warriors of Virtue. As primarily a suit actor, he talks about how his background as a mime and listing himself as a contortionist has helped him get roles. However, the best parts are probably his impressions of Del Toro. It’s a very fun interview. Capping off the show is some more commentary from Jeremiah and Nick. Worth noting, the intro and extro audio quality isn’t the best but the interview portion is good, so you might want to skip ahead when listening. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

New Release: Star Wars Sampler 2014

July 15, 2014 at 10:10 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, eBooks, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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star-wars-2014-samplerDel Rey’s Star Wars Sampler 2014 is out today with previews of John Jackson Miller’s A New Dawn, James Luceno’s Tarkin, Kevin Hearne’s Heir to the Jedi and Paul S. Kemp’s Lords of the Sith. You can get your free digital copy via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo and Google Play.

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Book Review: ‘Cibola Burn’ by James S.A. Corey

July 15, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Cibola Burn is the fourth book in James S.A. Corey’s The Expanse series, and like the others, it’s a great character adventure in tome sized format (a respectable 581 pages). With a new planet beyond the ring being colonized, humanity finds itself in conflict over who has the right to this strange alien world. But what no one bothers to ask is whether the aliens ever truly left. It’s up to Holden and his crew to sort things out and, ultimately, try to save as many lives as possible as everything goes to hell. Click here to read our full review.

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New Release: ‘The Crusader Road’ by Michael A. Stackpole

July 15, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy | Leave a comment
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pathfinder-tales-the-crusader-road-by-michael-a-stackpoleAuthor Michael A. Stackpole has a new book out with Paizo Publishing. Entitled The Crusader Road , the book is set in the Pathfinder setting, which is both an online and tabletop roleplaying game.

When the aristocratic Vishov family is banished from Ustalav due to underhanded politics, Lady Tyressa Vishov is faced with a choice: fade slowly into obscurity, or strike out for the nearby River Kingdoms and establish a new holding on the untamed frontier. Together with her children and loyal retainers, she’ll forge a new life in the infamous Echo Wood, and neither bloodthirsty monsters nor local despots will stop her from reclaiming her family honor. Yet the shadow of Ustalavic politics is long, and even in a remote and lawless territory, there may be those determined to see the Vishov family fail…

Click here to check out the official website, or head on over to Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

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Around the Web

July 11, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Del Rey, Episode VII, Movies, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Art News

Books News

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