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April 11, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Conventions, Detours, Episode VII, Events, Fantasy, Movies, Rumor, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Television, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Books News

  • Suvudu has a 50 page preview of Troy Denning‘s latest book The Sentinel which takes place in the Forgotten Realms.
  • Star Wars: Kenobi by John Jackson Miller has been nominated for the 2014 Scribe Awards Speculative Novel Original category.
  • The Dance Like A Monkey kickstarter is raising money to benefit author CJ Henderson. The anthology will include short stories by authors such as Timothy Zahn, Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta, Michael A. Stackpole, and even Ed Greenwood.
  • Star Wars author Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff was interviewed as part of an article on religious themes in science fiction films. It’s kind of interesting and worth a look.

Convention & Event News

Here’s a list of upcoming conventions and events this month. Continue Reading Around the Web…

New Release: ‘Mentats of Dune’ by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

March 11, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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Mentats of Dune is out today. Written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, it’s available in both hardcover and digital formats.

In Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson’s Mentats of Dune, the thinking machines have been defeated but the struggle for humanity’s future continues.

Gilbertus Albans has founded the Mentat School, a place where humans can learn the efficient techniques of thinking machines. But Gilbertus walks an uneasy line between his own convictions and compromises in order to survive the Butlerian fanatics, led by the madman Manford Torondo and his Swordmaster Anari Idaho. Mother Superior Raquella attempts to rebuild her Sisterhood School on Wallach IX, with her most talented and ambitious student, Valya Harkonnen, who also has another goal—to exact revenge on Vorian Atreides, the legendary hero of the Jihad, whom she blames for her family’s downfall.

Meanwhile, Josef Venport conducts his own war against the Butlerians. VenHold Spacing Fleet controls nearly all commerce thanks to the superior mutated Navigators that Venport has created, and he places a ruthless embargo on any planet that accepts Manford Torondo’s anti-technology pledge, hoping to starve them into submission. But fanatics rarely surrender easily . . .

The Mentats, the Navigators, and the Sisterhood all strive to improve the human race, but each group knows that as Butlerian fanaticism grows stronger, the battle will be to choose the path of humanity’s future—whether to embrace civilization, or to plunge into an endless dark age.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Allston’s Legacy of Words

February 28, 2014 at 8:45 am | Posted in Books, eBooks, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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aaron-allstonWith the passing of much loved author Aaron Allston, I can’t help but think back on the stories he’s written. Every author’s legacy inevitably turns to the body of work they leave behind. In Aaron’s case, he left quite a few stories. Hopefully those adventures can continue to bring joy to reader’s hearts, smiles to their faces, and the magic that any good story brings when you escape into another world.

Aaron Allston’s Bibliography

Novels

  • Web of Danger (March 1988) Double Agent series
  • Galatea in 2-D (August 1993)
  • Double Jeopardy (December 1994) Car Warriors #2
  • Doc Sidhe (May 1995) Fair World Chronicles #1
  • Thunder of the Captains (July 1996) Bard’s Tale series, co-written with Holly Lisle
  • Wrath of the Princes (March 1997) Bard’s Tale series, co-written with Holly Lisle, followup to Thunder of the Captains
  • Wraith Squadron (February 1998) X-Wing series book 5 Continue Reading Allston’s Legacy of Words…

Book Review: ‘Star Trek: Titan – Absent Enemies’ by John Jackson Miller

February 25, 2014 at 7:41 am | Posted in Books, eBooks, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | 2 Comments
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Author John Jackson Miller has jumped into the Star Trek universe with his new eNovella Star Trek: Titan – Absent Enemies. It’s a fun story featuring Admiral William T. Riker and the crew of the starship Titan as they deal with a crisis on Garadius IV between two warring alien species. There’s a little bit of everything as the story dives into action, science and humor. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Star Trek: Titan – Absent Enemies’ by John Jackson Miller

February 24, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, eBooks, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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Star Trek: Titan – Absent Enemies by John Jackson Miller is out today. The eNovella is available from Simon & Schuster for just a $1.99.

A thrilling e-novella based on Star Trek: The Next Generation, following the dramatic events as chronicled in the New York Times bestselling story arc The Fall!

Newly promoted Admiral William Riker and the crew of the U.S.S. Titan are ordered to race to Garadius IV—a planet Riker knows all too well from an unsuccessful peace mission when he was still first officer of the U.S.S. Enterprise. But this time, he finds a mysterious new situation: one with the potential to imperil the entire Federation. One of the warring parties has simply vanished

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Cover Reveal: ‘Absent Enemies’

February 13, 2014 at 2:46 pm | Posted in Books, eBooks, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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John Jackson Miller’s upcoming Star Trek novella Absent Enemies now has a cover. The eBook hits outlets on February 24th and at just $1.99. Retailer links can be found on Simon & Schuster’s official product page.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

January 31, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Episode VII, Episode VIII, Her Universe, Interview, Movies, Rumor, Sci-Fi, Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Books News

  • CNET has a look at the next Star Wars book by Ian Doescher called The Empire Striketh Back.
  • Somewhat random, but Amazon has a listing for a deluxe box set of The Jedi Path and Book of Sith with an October 2014 release.
  • There’s also a listing on edelweiss now for a Star Wars Rebels: Visual Guide with a July 21, 2014 release date. It’s a hardback by DK Publishing, 144 pages.

Travel the galaxy far, far away and experience Star Wars Rebels firsthand with the companion to the new Star Wars animated series, Star Wars Rebels. Featuring key scenes and iconic moments, you’ll learn the ins and outs of the rebel legion. With tons of interesting facts and information about your favorite characters, weapons, vehicles, and locations from the new TV show, Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide is the ultimate guide for the ultimate fan!

New Release: ‘Alien: Out of the Shadows’ by Tim Lebbon

January 28, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi | 1 Comment
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Tim Lebbon has a new book out today, Alien: Out of the Shadows.

In space no one can hear you scream…The massively acclaimed Alien franchise is one of the most successful of all time, beginning with the first film in 1979. In a dramatic twist, this novel will return us to that time, to Ellen Ripley, and to never-before-revealed secrets of the Weyland-Yutani Corporations…secrets that lead into the events of the second film, Aliens…and beyond!

Alien: Out of the Shadows is available in mass market paperback and digital formats.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

January 24, 2014 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Fantasy, Interview, News, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Books News

  • Author Kevin J. Anderson has wrapped up another Dan Shamble Zombie P.I. novel as well as a new short story which includes some Star Wars nods…

And, it’s off—final copy-edted ms. of Dan Shamble, Zombie PI SLIMY UNDERBELLY, and so is the Shamble story “Role Model” about murder at a cosplay convention for FICTION RIVER -Kevin J. Anderson

“This time a murder’s getting in the way—Star Wars fan dressed up in a stormtrooper outfit found dead with a stake through his heart. Turns out he was a vampire. We’ve got a Klingon as our main witness.” Yes, I love writing new Dan Shamble, Zombie PI stories! -Kevin J. Anderson

Dan Shamble’s new case, ROLE MODEL: “A Mandalorian “Boba Fett” bounty hunter sneered at a colorful figure of Kenny from South Park, saying, “He’s no good to me dead.” -Kevin J. Anderson

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Book Review: ‘Mass Effect: Retribution’ by Drew Karpyshyn

December 31, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Reviews, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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Drew Karpyshyn’s Mass Effect trilogy comes to an end in Retribution. Anderson, Sanders and Grayson all face off against the Illusive Man in a desperate gamble of survival. Set prior to the events of Mass Effect 3, this novel wraps up the character arcs with a satisfying conclusion while preparing gamers for the next chapter of the franchise. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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