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.

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Around the Web

March 20, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Collecting, Comic Books, Contest, Conventions, Fantasy, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Video Games | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

Comic News

  • Marvel announced that Stuart Immonen will be replacing artist John Cassaday on the Star Wars series starting with Star Wars #8. There will also be a special guest artist doing Star Wars #7 making Cassaday’s last comic Star Wars #6.
  • I missed this one last week, but Marvel revealed the cover for Shattered Empire #1 which will be out September 2015.

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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…

Book Review: ‘Takedown’ by John Jackson Miller

February 10, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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For Star Wars fans who have no issues crossing franchises, John Jackson Miller’s first Star Trek novel is worth checking out. Takedown features Riker, Picard and Dax as they race across space in a mysterious series of attacks crippling communications arrays and sowing chaos. Great characters, great pacing and a fun story makes this a hard book to put down. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Cobra Outlaw’ by Timothy Zahn

February 3, 2015 at 5:26 am | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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cobra-outlaw_timothy-zahnCobra Outlaw by Timothy Zahn is out today from Baen Books in paperback, digital and audiobook formats.

ORIGINAL TRADE PAPERBACK. SEQUEL TO COBRA SLAVE. New York Times #1 best-selling author Timothy Zahn continues his Cobra SF adventure series with book #2 of a new Cobra saga, Cobra Rebellion. Cobra warriors: technologically enhanced and implanted with an arsenal of covert weaponry fight against alien foes and evil humans.

Cobra warriors: technologically enhanced human warriors designed to combat an implacable alien menace. Now, and not for the first time, the Cobras are facing trouble from their own kind.

The Broom clan of Cobra warriors finds itself pressed between two star empires headed for war. On the planet Aventine, the Broom’s homeworld, pater familia Paul Broom has been taken prisoner by Commodore Santeros, an implacable operative of the Dominion of Man. Paul is due to have his memories sifted through by the dreaded and often destructive Dominion MindsEye in order to root out the location of legendary Qasamaa planet where huge advances in military hardware, particularly a svelte powered armor, might give the Dominion of Man an edge in a coming war with the alien Troft. Santeros hopes to strike a deal with Qasama and, if a deal cannot be struck, then Santores and the Dominion are prepared to take what they want. Continue Reading New Release: ‘Cobra Outlaw’ by Timothy Zahn…

New Release: ‘Mentats of Dune’ Paperback Release

February 3, 2015 at 4:29 am | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment

Mentats of Dune is out today now in paperback. Click here for an excerpt.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Takedown’ by John Jackson Miller

January 27, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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John Jackson Miller’s new Star Trek: The Next Generation novel is out today. Takedown is available in paperback and digital formats from Pocket Books. You can check Simon & Schuster’s main page for all the purchase links. You can also check out Amazon for an excerpt from the book.

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 Federation starships begin wreaking destruction across the Alpha Quadrant, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise are shocked to discover that the mastermind behind this sudden threat is none other than Picard’s protégé and friend: Admiral William T. Riker. The newly minted admiral is on board the U.S.S. Aventine as part of a special assignment, even as the mystery deepens behind his involvement in the growing crisis. But the Aventine is helmed by Captain Ezri Dax—someone who is no stranger to breaking Starfleet regulations—and 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 retaliate against the Federation…

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘The Tejano Conflict’ by Steve Perry

December 30, 2014 at 5:57 pm | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment

the-tejano-conflictAuthor Steve Perry has a new book out today in paperback and digital formats. The Tejano Conflict is book number three in the Cutter’s Wars series.

At the end of the twenty-fourth century, war is fought in a civilized manner: Each side hires mercenaries to engage in combat in specifically designated areas. To the victor go the spoils—whatever they may be…

After a couple of assignments involving more intrigue and skulduggery than the Cutter Force Initiative ever wanted, the unit is looking forward to being part of a straight-up, short-term industrial war on Earth.

Cutter agrees to a support role offered by an old Army comrade who’s now a general in a larger military force. The pay is good, the unit happy. All they have to do is basic ranger stuff: sneak and peek, shoot and scoot.

But what starts out as a corporate fight to occupy a valuable piece of contested territory quickly goes sideways, and once again Cutter and crew find themselves in the middle of situations in which things aren’t as they seem, and the unit must determine the truth—or lose more than just a battle.

Publisher’s official book page.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Interview: Kathy Tyers Talks ‘Balance Point’, ‘The Truce At Bakura’, & ‘Star Wars Legends’

December 8, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, eBooks, George Lucas, Interview, Lucasfilm, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Today we have a very special interview conducted by Doug McCausland. A couple weeks ago Doug did an outstanding interview with author Kevin J. Anderson covering the 20th anniversary of the Jedi Academy Trilogy. This week Doug continues his series of Star Wars author interviews with Kathy Tyers.


In the early to mid 90’s, Kathy Tyers was one of the most prominent authors of the Bantam-era Star Wars Expanded Universe alongside Timothy Zahn & Kevin J. Anderson. Her first contribution to Star Wars lore was 1994’s The Truce at Bakura, taking place immediately after the events of Return of the Jedi. She would later go on to contribute several short stories to Kevin J. Anderson’s Tales From The… series, including “Prize Pelt: The Tale of Bossk” and “We Don’t Do Weddings: The Band’s Tale”, as well as the New Jedi Order installment Balance Point. Continue Reading Interview: Kathy Tyers Talks ‘Balance Point’, ‘The Truce At Bakura’, & ‘Star Wars Legends’…

Around the Web

December 5, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Collecting, Conventions, Events, Interview, Movies, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Toys, Trailer | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • The Six by Six kickstarter features six authors with six stories each including author Martha Wells.
  • Tim Lebbon and Kevin J. Anderson are being featured in an upcoming X-Files anthology.
  • Kevin J. Anderson teased Five by Five 3: Target Zone, this time around featuring authors Sarah A. Hoyt, Doug Dandridge, Michael A. Stackpole, Dani Kollin, and Eytan Kollin. Kevin also posted an excerpt as well.

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