Book Review: ‘The Key to Creation’ by Kevin J. Anderson

September 16, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Reviews | Leave a comment
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The Terra Incognita series is without a doubt the best book series I’ve ever read. What Kevin J. Anderson pulls off in these three books is nothing short of breathtaking. The range of emotion and characters, the extent of themes and conflicts, it’s a wonderful combination of storytelling. In the third and final book in the series, The Key to Creation wraps everything up and ends the series on a high note. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Podcasts in Review

September 11, 2014 at 10:49 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Bombad Radio: Episode 163 is their interview with Nobility producer E.J. De La Pena and Assassin’s Creed voice actor Cas Anvar. E.J. talks about his Star Trek project Nobility, which I’m not familiar with, so it was kind of interesting. The Cas Anvar interview, however, was a lot more interesting. It’s a very casual interview covering voice acting, cons, fans and gaming. Worth checking out.

Episode 164 features an interview with Star Wars puppeteer Tim Rose who talks muppets, The Dark Crystal, The Return to Oz, Doctor Who, Star Wars, animatronics (and how that term began), practical effects, CGI, Jim Hensen, George Lucas, Howard the Duck, and more. Great interview with a nice discussion of the various projects Tim has worked on.

Coffee with Kenobi: A Cup of Clone Wars “The Lost One” episode features guest Bryan Young as they cover the Sifo Dyas arc and go into some deep Star Wars topics for some juicy discussion. Excellent episode and I highly recommend checking it out.

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New Release and Review: ‘Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1′

September 10, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse Comics is relaunching their Aliens and Predators franchise with Fire and Stone, kicking out four new runs focusing on Aliens, Predator, Aliens vs. Predator, and Prometheus. Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1, hitting stores today, is the first in the new launch. Click here to check out our full review. Fair warning, we delve into some minor spoilers.

Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1

When the Prometheus never returned from her fateful journey to LV-223, the questions surrounding the origins of man went unanswered. Now a new team of explorers seeks to uncover the dark mystery that holds not only the fate of the original mission, but possibly their own damnation.

* Ties directly into the hit motion picture!
* First issue in a blockbuster crossover event!
* From Eisner Award–nominated team of Paul Tobin and artist Juan Ferreyra (Colder)!

Click here for a four page preview.

Writer: Paul Tobin
Artist: Juan Ferreyra
Cover Artist: David Palumbo

Format: FC, 32 pages; Miniseries
Price: $3.50

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Book Review: ‘Shattered’ by Kevin Hearne

September 9, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Random House, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Kevin Hearne dives back into The Iron Druid Chronicles with avengeance as he rekindles the magic of the series with Shattered. New characters, new creatures and new gods bring back the mystery and fun as each are explored and unleashed. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

‘A New Dawn’ Roundup

September 5, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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Here is a roundup of all the reviews, interviews and more for John Jackson Miller’s A New Dawn.

Reviews

Interviews

Misc.

If you haven’t ordered A New Dawn yet, you can head on over to Random House’s official book page which includes excerpts, purchase links and more for the hardcover, audiobook and digital versions. You can also check out author John Jackson Miller’s website Faraway Press for all his latest news and events.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Podcasts in Review

September 4, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Random House, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review. For those looking for John Jackson Miller interviews, you’re in luck, as they’re are plenty (though more to come).

Coffee with Kenobi: Book Chat with John Jackson Miller covers his new Star Wars novel A New Dawn which stars two of the main characters from the upcoming television series Star Wars Rebels. They cover the outreach of the book, going after old and new fans alike, the timing of the project, where Kanan and Hera are at this point in their lives, and more. As always, the hosts put together a great interview with excellent questions and good production quality.

Disney Vault Talk: The Saludos Amigos episode covers a Disney movie I’ve never seen. It’s a collection of shorts woven with some documentary footage to create a highlight piece for South America during a time when the US was vying for allies in WWII. As usual, Teresa shares some fun facts and trivia that sheds new light on the films and the company that made them. Together, Steve and Teresa give a nice feel for what the film is like and what it accomplished. For someone like me who isn’t very well versed in the Disneyverse, they do a great job of offering insight and provoking interest. If you like Disney or are just interested in the subject, be sure to give this one a try.

Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode #10 features special guest Steve Glosson, which means you’re in for a treat. They start out with listener feedback and a very nice discussion on cosplay and fandom. They get into their recommended episode picks for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Steve talks about how his Star Wars fandom began, what he feels is the most underrated thing in Star Wars (Hayden Christensen), they cover some Star Wars Episode VII news, and the character discussion this month is Chewbacca which leads to lots of fun conversation. A great episode all around.

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Book Review: ‘A New Dawn’ by John Jackson Miller’

September 2, 2014 at 12:03 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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star-wars-a-new-dawn-sdcc-2014-promo-coverThe long wait is over and it’s a new beginning. A New Dawn represents the first book in the new canon of Star Wars, and it’s also an introduction to two of the stars of Star Wars Rebels. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Podcasts in Review

August 28, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Bombad Radio: Episode 162 is actually a remix of two old episodes featuring an interview with actor, director and voice actor Kristoffer Tabori. For the first time, they present the two part interview in one seamless episode. I hadn’t hear this one before, so it was a fun interview to listen to. Kris talk about the work he’s done, voicing HK-47 in KOTOR, auditioning for Star Wars: A New Hope and shares a lot of fun Hollywood stories.

Coffee with Kenobi: Episode #23 starts off with some Star Wars Rebels discussion as they cover the 7 minute preview clip. The Bearded Trio chimes in with a quick interview with Cory Dee Williams. Afterwards, Dan and Cory have a spoiler free Guardians of the Galaxy chat. Then there’s the main feature: their interview with author Adam Bray on the Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide. Adam talks about his travel books, working with different teams to make the Visual Guide, and some fun general Star Wars discussion.

Full of Sith: Episode LXXVIII is their “Rumor Control” show focusing on the latest Star Wars Episode VII rumors and possible leaks. If you’re avoid rumors, you’ll definitely want to skip this one. However, if you want to catch up on all the latest rumors, this is a great episode to listen to. They cover the Stormtrooper helmets, Han Solo’s outfits, the cyborg/inquisitor Vader-villain, and a very nice breakdown of how all of these rumors might flow together. The show also starts out with some listener feedback covering previous topics like Shadows of the Empire, evil Yoda, etc. It’s a good episode to check out.

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New Release and Review: ‘Legacy #18′

August 27, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Legacy comes to an end yet again with Legacy #18. The good news is that it’s a really good ending, and one that pays some nice tribute to the creators that came before it. You can check out my review over on Jedi News.

Legacy #18 (of 18)

Ania Solo and her friends find themselves fighting alongside the Imperial Knights and the Empress herself against a legion of Sith! While the others fight for control of the galaxy, Ania fights to save her friend—Imperial Knight Jao Assam, who has been enslaved by the dark side!

Writers: Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman
Artist: Brian Albert Thies
Colorist: Jordan Boyd
Cover Artist: Agustin Alessio

Format: FC, 32 pages; Ongoing
Price: $2.99

Click here for a three page preview.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Book Review: ‘Slimy Underbell’ by Kevin J. Anderson

August 26, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Dan Shamble is back in Slimy Underbelly. Once again Kevin J. Anderson spins up a host of mysteries for his zombie detective and fills the novel with lots of humor. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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