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November 21, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Art, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, DK, Events, Marvel, Movies, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys, trailers | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Jedi Bibliothek spotted a new DK book, Ultimate Star Wars (via Star Wars Upcoming Books & Comics). Rather than just being an updated version of their visual guide line, this looks to be something new. It also has an interesting lineup of authors: Ryder Windham, Adam Bray and Daniel Wallace.
  • Bean release an interesting eBook, The Many Deaths of Joe Buckley, which includes author Timothy Zahn.

Comic News

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Book Review: ‘Emilie & the Sky World’ by Martha Wells

November 18, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Reviews, Steampunk | Leave a comment
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With a slight hint of steampunk, Emilie & the Sky World takes to the air as a young female explorer finds herself on yet another adventure. This time around, Emilie must deal with her brother, a strange being from another world, and creatures best described as ghost pirates. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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November 14, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Television, The Clone Wars, Toys | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars voice actor Stephen Stanton reprised his role of Tarkin for an audio excerpt for James Luceno’s new novel Tarkin. Click here to listen.
  • Stephen King has a new book out this week called Revival.
  • Jason Fry’s The Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra came out in paperback. Fans can look forward to the sequel which will be out next month in hardcover.

Convention & Event News

  • Atomacon is November 14 to 16 in North Charleston, SC. Star Wars guests include John Jackson Miller.
  • Bolton Sci-Fi Comic Con is November 15 in Bolton, England. Star Wars guests include Ken Coombs, Alan Flyng, Derek Lyons, Cathy Munroe, Chris Parsons, Pam Rose, Peter Roy, Femi Taylor, Brian Wheeler.

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‘The Jupiter Pirates’ Paperback Release

November 11, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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the-jupiter-pirates-hunt-for-the-hydraJason Fry’s The Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra is out today in paperback.

Official Website

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Book Review: ‘Stories of the Raksura: Volume One’ by Martha Wells

November 11, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Nightshade Publishing, Reviews | Leave a comment
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When it comes to escapism, Martha Wells has created one of my favorite realms to disappear in. The Stories of the Raksura: Volume One is a collection of short stories and novellas set in the Three Worlds. It reveals key moments in the history of the characters, as well as sharing new adventures. It also lives up to same level of quality and entertainment as the regular novels. If you’re a fan of the previous stories, you won’t want to miss out on this one. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Tarkin Roundup

November 7, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here’s the roundup of Tarkin reviews and interviews. See what you missed out on.

Reviews

Interviews

Misc.

And if you have a review or interview you would like us to add, just leave a comment.

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November 7, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Movies, Star Wars, Toys | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Apollo’s Daughters update – for those who backed the anthology, they’ve found a near complete draft of Aaron Allston’s story, and if all goes well, a finished version will wind up in the final version of the anthology.

Comic News

  • Dark Times: The Gallery Edition came out this week (though if you bought it off Amazon, it looks like we won’t get it until the 18th).

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New ‘Lords of the Sith’ Blurb

November 6, 2014 at 5:53 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Random House has posted a new blurb for Paul S. Kemp’s Lords of the Sith.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . .

When the Emperor and his notorious apprentice, Darth Vader, find themselves stranded in the middle of insurgent action on an inhospitable planet, they must rely on each other, the Force, and their own ruthlessness to prevail.

“It appears things are as you suspected, Lord Vader. We are indeed hunted.”

Anakin Skywalker, Jedi Knight, is just a memory. Darth Vader, newly anointed Sith Lord, is ascendant. The Emperor’s chosen apprentice has swiftly proven his loyalty to the dark side. Still, the history of the Sith Order is one of duplicity, betrayal, and acolytes violently usurping their Masters—and the truest measure of Vader’s allegiance has yet to be taken. Until now.

On Ryloth, a planet crucial to the growing Empire as a source of slave labor and the narcotic known as “spice,” an aggressive resistance movement has arisen, led by Cham Syndulla, an idealistic freedom fighter, and Isval, a vengeful former slave. But Emperor Palpatine means to control the embattled world and its precious resources—by political power or firepower—and he will be neither intimidated nor denied. Accompanied by his merciless disciple, Darth Vader, he sets out on a rare personal mission to ensure his will is done.

For Syndulla and Isval, it’s the opportunity to strike at the very heart of the ruthless dictatorship sweeping the galaxy. And for the Emperor and Darth Vader, Ryloth becomes more than just a matter of putting down an insurrection: When an ambush sends them crashing to the planet’s surface, where inhospitable terrain and an army of resistance fighters await them, they will find their relationship tested as never before. With only their lightsabers, the dark side of the Force, and each other to depend on, the two Sith must decide if the brutal bond they share will make them victorious allies or lethal adversaries.

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Welcome Home Star Wars! Jaxxon is Back!

November 5, 2014 at 4:27 pm | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

SW1VariantWelcome Home Star Wars!      Jaxxon is Back!

Star Wars #1 Party Variant Only Available at Local Comic Shops!

This January, the iconic Star Wars franchise returns to the House of Ideas in grand fashion with the first can’t-miss ongoing series kicking off in STAR WARS #1! Today, Marvel Entertainment and Lucasfilm Ltd. are extremely proud to unveil artist John Tyler Christopher’s STAR WARS #1 Party Variant – featuring none other than the return of Jaxxon! Only available at Star Wars #1 Launch Parties, don’t miss your chance to get your hands on this one-of-a-kind variant cover to one of the biggest issues of the year!

“We couldn’t be happier to have Star Wars comics back at Marvel,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “Star Wars has always been an important part of Marvel’s history and we knew we wanted to honor that legacy with a callback to the original Marvel Comics Star Wars series. We think old and new fans alike will be just as excited as we are to see Jaxxon, even if it’s only for this fun variant cover.”

From the star studded creative team of writer Jason Aaron, artist John Cassaday and colorist Laura Martin comes a brand-new series spotlighting beloved characters from the original trilogy. Taking place immediately after the events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, follow the continued adventures of Luke, Han, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, Darth Vader and more as the growing Rebel Alliance battles for freedom against the Imperial Forces of the Galactic Empire!

Retailers: Please check upcoming Marvel Mailers for more information about how you can participate in STAR WARS #1 Launch Parties. Retailers are strongly urged to check their orders on this highly anticipated first issue.

STAR WARS #1
Written by JASON AARON
Art by JOHN CASSADAY
Party Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
On Sale in January!

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New Release: ‘Tarkin’ by James Luceno

November 4, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Tarkin by James Luceno is out today in hardcover, audiobook and eBook formats.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . .

Bestselling Star Wars veteran James Luceno gives Grand Moff Tarkin the Star Wars: Darth Plagueis treatment, bringing a legendary character from A New Hope to full, fascinating life.

He’s the scion of an honorable and revered family. A dedicated soldier and distinguished legislator. Loyal proponent of the Republic and trusted ally of the Jedi Order. Groomed by the ruthless politician and Sith Lord who would be Emperor, Governor Wilhuff Tarkin rises through the Imperial ranks, enforcing his authority ever more mercilessly . . . and zealously pursuing his destiny as the architect of absolute dominion.

Rule through the fear of force rather than force itself, he advises his Emperor. Under Tarkin’s guidance, an ultimate weapon of unparalleled destruction moves ever closer to becoming a terrifying reality. When the so-called Death Star is completed, Tarkin is confident that the galaxy’s lingering pockets of Separatist rebellion will be brought to heel—by intimidation . . . or annihilation.

Until then, however, insurgency remains a genuine threat. Escalating guerrilla attacks by resistance forces and newfound evidence of a growing Separatist conspiracy are an immediate danger the Empire must meet with swift and brutal action. And to bring down a band of elusive freedom fighters, the Emperor turns to his most formidable agents: Darth Vader, the fearsome new Sith enforcer as remorseless as he is mysterious; and Tarkin—whose tactical cunning and cold-blooded efficiency will pave the way for the Empire’s supremacy . . . and its enemies’ extinction.

Official Product Page

Our Review of Tarkin

Our Interview with James Luceno

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