New ‘Tarkin’ Excerpt Plus Chance to Win Early Copy

October 9, 2014 at 5:05 pm | Posted in Books, Contest, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Books has posted a new excerpt from James Luceno’s Tarkin.

He turned his clean-shaven face to both sides and lifted his chin. He folded his arms across his chest, then stood with his hands clasped behind his back, and finally posed akimbo, with his fists planted on his hips. Drawing himself up to his full height, which was just above human average, he adopted a serious expression, cradling his chin in his right hand.

There were few beings to whom he needed to offer salute, though there was one to whom he was obliged to bow, and so he did, straight-backed but not so low as to appear sycophantic.

“Eliminate the top line collars on the boots, and lower the heels,” he told the droid.

“Of course, sir. Standard duranium shank and toes for the boots?”

Tarkin nodded.

Stepping down from the platform, out from inside the cage of laser tracers, he began to walk circles around the hologram, appraising it from all sides. During the war, the belted tunic, when closed, had extended across the chest on one side and across the midsection on the other; now the line was vertical, which appealed to Tarkin’s taste for symmetry. Just below each shoulder were narrow pockets designed to accommodate short cylinders that contained coded information about the wearer. A rank insignia plaque made up of two rows of small colored squares was affixed to the tunic’s left breast.

It’s not the most exciting excerpt from the book, but having already dived into an advance ARC, I can say there’s a lot more to look forward to. If you’ve been wonder if Tarkin knew who Darth Vader really is, just how much he knows about Palpatine, Vader, and the Sith, or even what Darth Sidious’ ambitions are now that he’s Emperor, then you’re in for a treat.

Click here to check out the special Tarkin landing page which includes a link to win an advanced copy.

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Around the Web

August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Contest, Conventions, Dark Horse, Del Rey, Events, Interview, JJ Abrams, Movies, Random House, Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, 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.

Book News

  • Random House is giving away twenty copies of the SDCC promo copies of John Jackson Miller‘s upcoming book A New Dawn. Click here to enter.
  • Suvudu released an exclusive video of their Star Wars: A New Dawn panel from SDCC.
  • Coffee with Kenobi interviewed John Jackson Miller on his new book A New Dawn.
  • Goodreads has a giveaway for Stories of the Raksura by Martha Wells.
  • Silence in the Library has a kickstarter out for one of Timothy Zahn‘s novels Cloak. In his words, “So if you think you might be interested in reading about a stolen Indian tactical nuke, an assassination plot, and the theft of a newly-invented Cloak of invisibility, hop over to the Kickstarter page and take a look.”
  • Kevin J. Anderson also has a book out now on writing called Million Dollar Productivity.

Comic News

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‘The Scorched Earth’ Giveaway

June 13, 2014 at 7:53 am | Posted in Books, Contest, Random House | Leave a comment
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the-scorched-earth-by-drew-karpyshynAuthor Drew Karpyshyn is giving away an early arc copy of The Scorched Earth which won’t be out until August 19th. To enter, just send a picture of yourself holding a copy of Children of Fire (the first book in Drew Karphysn’s The Chaos Born trilogy) to Drew Karpyshyn’s Twitter feed or to him via email (eBook copies are valid too). Be sure to use #ChaosBornContest if you enter via Twitter, and “Chaos Born Contest” in the subject line if you enter via email. You have until June 20th to enter. For more details, you can check out Drew Karpyshyn’s website.

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Around the Web

February 21, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Contest, Conventions, Dark Horse, Events, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, 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.

Book News

  • Star Wars artist Grant Gould will be illustrating How to Draw Star Wars Rebels. No word on a release date yet.

Comic News

  • Randy Stradley gave an update on Star Wars trade paperback and omnibus collections over on the Dark Horse forums.

The second Dark Times Omnibus is indeed our final scheduled Omnibus. We will produce trades for all of the current series, but there is not enough time within our remaining license to publish Omnibuses. Dark Horse’s goal, obviously, must be to sell as much of our inventory before our final cut-off date.

There may — and I stress may be one more hardcover book before the end of the year. News about that when I have it.

Databurst From the 501st

October 23, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Contest, Databurst From the 501st, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from October 23rd through 29th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

October 24

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Independence, MO for a fundraiser event for Pack 257 at Papa Murphys from 3:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • Alpine Garrison will be in Syracuse, UT for the Syracuse Pumpkin Walk 2013 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM.
  • Bloodfin Garrison will be in Newburgh, IN for the Pack 325 Scout Meeting.
  • Badlands Garrison will be in Edmonton, Canada for Jail and Bail.
  • Garrison Titan will be in Everett, WA for the Dinner Auction for Sherwood Community Services from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • Mountain Garrison will be in Glendale, CO for the City of Glendale Police Department Kids Halloween Party from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Infinity Park Sports Center.

Continue Reading Databurst From the 501st…

And the ‘Jedi Academy’ Winner is…

October 6, 2013 at 5:23 am | Posted in Books, Contest, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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The winner of a signed copy of Jeffrey Brown’s Jedi Academy is…

Luke

…who voted for Luke Skywalker of course. Congratulations! We want to thank everyone who entered. Be sure to keep an eye out for more giveaways.

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Book Giveaway: Signed Copy of ‘Jedi Academy’ by Jeffrey Brown

October 4, 2013 at 7:13 am | Posted in Books, Contest, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 15 Comments
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Last month, Star Wars author and illustrator Jeffrey Brown did a book signing at Star Clipper in St. Louis, MO. Not one to miss out on an opportunity, I showed up with a pile of books and Jeffrey was nice enough to sign them. What I didn’t know was that Jeffrey includes a little doodle with his signatures.

This is Jeffrey Brown signing the book you could win!

So for Star Wars Reads Day, we’re giving away a signed copy of Jeffrey Brown’s latest book, Jedi Academy. It’s a little different from Darth Vader and Son and Vader’s Little Princess, but still fun and full of illustrations. This signed copy comes with a doodle of the main character Roan. Continue Reading Book Giveaway: Signed Copy of ‘Jedi Academy’ by Jeffrey Brown…

‘Razor’s Edge’ Winner

September 25, 2013 at 5:26 pm | Posted in Books, Contest, Del Rey, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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And the winner of our Razor’s Edge contest is…

Pat Douglas!

Congratulations! A hardcover copy of Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge by Martha Wells will be on its way shortly. We want to thank everyone who entered. Be sure to keep an eye out for more contests coming soon, especially with Star Wars Reads Day right around the corner.

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‘Razor’s Edge’ Giveaway

September 24, 2013 at 5:23 am | Posted in Books, Contest, Del Rey, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 8 Comments
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To commemorate the release of Martha Wells’ new Star Wars novel Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge, we’re giving away a free hardcover copy. To enter, just leave a comment on this post letting us know what your favorite Leia moment is. A winner will be chosen randomly and announced here on the blog Wednesday night.

For extra chances to win, you can also post on our Facebook page and on Twitter. Note you must reside in the United States to qualify.

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‘Fan Phenomena – Star Wars’ Winner

August 30, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Contest, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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And the winner of a free copy of Fan Phenomena – Star Wars is…

Marc Hodge! Congratulations!

We want to thank everyone who entered our Fan Phenomena – Star Wars contest and sent us pictures of their awesome collections. We also want to thank Intellect Books for providing a giveaway copy. You can check out more of their books on their official site including other sci-fi franchises in the Fan Phenomena series.

Be sure to keep an eye out for more giveaways in the near future! Especially if you’re a fan of Jeffrey Brown (hint hint).

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