‘Tarkin’ Excerpt #2

October 16, 2014 at 6:04 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Books has posted a new excerpt for James Luceno’s Tarkin.

Tarkin shook his head in aggravation. In part, the deep-space mobile battle station was meant to put an end to harassments of any sort, whether driven by greed, political dissent, or revenge for acts committed during the Clone Wars or since. Once everyone in the galaxy grasped the weapon’s capabilities, once the fear of Imperial reprisal took hold, discontent would cease to be a problem.

But just now—and notwithstanding the covert nature of the Geonosis project—the Imperial Security Bureau and Naval Intelligence were continually trying to quash rumors and prevent information leaks. In the three years Tarkin had been commanding Sentinel and hundreds of nearby supply and sentry outposts, as well as administering a vast slice of the Outer Rim, no group had been successful in penetrating Geonosis space.

The chance that that could change shook him to the core.

Tarkin landing page.

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Podcasts in Review

October 16, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

501stCast: September Episode includes the latest troop reports, a short clip with Mary Franklin, discussion of Star Wars Celebration Anaheim (mostly anxious anticipation as there isn’t too much news yet), a cool story about one trooper saving a person’s life, and even tips on how to throw a baseball as Darth Vader (or how not to, at least). Fun episode and the only place you’ll find news and coverage of the 501st Legion.

Assembly of Geeks:Reviewing Rebels & Remembering Henson” episode brings about a collection of Muppets topics as they cover their favorite Muppet songs and more. Tricia also talks about the Star Wars Rebels “Spark of Rebellion” screening, her feelings on the characters and the show overall. Good episode and worth a listen.

Bombad Radio: Episode 170 features their interview with Sean McKeever. Sean has worked on comics and videogames and is currently one of the writers for Star Wars: The Old Republic. He talks about what work he’s done on the game, how he ended up at Bioware, the differences between writing for comics and videogames, and his thoughts on all the different comic publishers he’s worked for. I hadn’t heard of Sean before but he turned out to be a really interesting guest. I liked his comments on comics and the comparisons to the video game industry, plus getting to hear what his contributions were (and are) for SWTOR.

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Databurst From the 501st

October 15, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from October 15 through 21st. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

October 15

  • Japanese Garrison will be in Tokyo, Japan for the IT Pro Expo 2014 from October 15 to 17th.
  • Redback Garrison will be in Rockhampton for the Light the Night Walk.
  • Southern California Garrison will be at Hawking Charter School for an event.
  • UK Garrison will be in Telford for CineWorld Conference & Awards 2014.

October 16

  • Dutch Garrison will be in Utrecht for Legoworld.

October 17

  • Empire City Garrison will be at the Salisbury Mills Fire Company Haunted Firehouse from October 17 to 18th.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Burbank, IL for the Burbank Haunt for Hunger.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Cincinnati, OH for Brick Fest Live at Duke Energy Convention Center from October 17 to 19th, and in Worthington, OH for the Worthington Community Center Outer Space Spooktacular from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
  • Redback Garrison will be at the 2014 MS Moonwalk.
  • Timberline Garrison will be in Boise, ID for Tree City Comic Con from October 17 to October 18th.

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Happy Birthday, Walter Jon Williams

October 15, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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walter-jon-williamsToday we wish a happy birthday to author Walter Jon Williams who wrote Destiny’s Way. If you’d like to find out more about him, be sure to check out his official website.

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The Black Series: Prototype Armor Boba Fett

October 14, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Collecting, Reviews, Star Wars, Toys | Leave a comment

The Black Series Prototype Armor Boba Fett is a Walgreens exclusive. Based on the existing six inch Boba Fett but with white armor, I thought this was a figure I could pass on. However, upon seeing it on the pegs, I couldn’t resist and had to have it. Below you’ll find my review of the figure with lots of pics.

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Monday Funny: Star Wars Rebel Enquirer

October 13, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment

I’m a sucker for a Star Wars newspaper. Hats off to Brian Snook.

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‘Heir to the Jedi’ Synopsis

October 11, 2014 at 6:41 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 2 Comments
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Random House has posted the full synopsis for Kevin Hearne’s Heir to the Jedi.

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

A thrilling new adventure set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, and—for the first time ever—written entirely from Luke Skywalker’s first-person point of view.

Luke Skywalker’s game-changing destruction of the Death Star has made him not only a hero of the Rebel Alliance but a valuable asset in the ongoing battle against the Empire. Though he’s a long way from mastering the power of the Force, there’s no denying his phenomenal skills as a pilot—and in the eyes of Rebel leaders Princess Leia Organa and Admiral Ackbar, there’s no one better qualified to carry out a daring rescue mission crucial to the Alliance cause.

A brilliant alien cryptographer renowned for her ability to breach even the most advanced communications systems is being detained by Imperial agents determined to exploit her exceptional talents for the Empire’s purposes. But the prospective spy’s sympathies lie with the Rebels, and she’s willing to join their effort in exchange for being reunited with her family. It’s an opportunity to gain a critical edge against the Empire that’s too precious to pass up. It’s also a job that demands the element of surprise. So Luke and the ever-resourceful droid R2-D2 swap their trusty X-wing fighter for a sleek space yacht piloted by brash recruit Nakari Kelen, daughter of a biotech mogul, who’s got a score of her own to settle with the Empire.

Challenged by ruthless Imperial bodyguards, death-dealing enemy battleships, merciless bounty hunters, and monstrous brain-eating parasites, Luke plunges head-on into a high-stakes espionage operation that will push his abilities as a Rebel fighter and would-be Jedi to the limit. If ever he needed the wisdom of Obi-Wan Kenobi to shepherd him through danger, it’s now. But Luke will have to rely on himself, his friends, and his own burgeoning relationship with the Force to survive.

Random House Product Page

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‘Star Wars: Kanan’ Comic Series

October 11, 2014 at 6:26 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Interview, Marvel, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Straight out of New York Comic Con today, Marvel announced a new comic series starring Star Wars Rebels lead character Kanan. Star Wars: Kanan #1 will be out April 2015 and will be based on a story by Greg Weisman and Pepe Larraz titled “The Last Padawan”. The series will show Kanan’s training under Master Billaba. You can check out Marvel’s official website for more info including an interview with Greg Weisman.

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Star Wars Reads Day 2014

October 11, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Chronicle Books, Del Rey, DK, Events, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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star-wars-reads-day-3Star Wars Reads Day is here! Below you’ll find an extensive listing for the participating 501st and author events. You can also check out StarWars.comStar Wars Reads Day Facebook and DK Books for more events and info.

501st Events


Arizona

  • Apache Junction, AZ – Dune Sea Garrison will be at Apache Junction Public Library from 1:30 to 4:30 PM
  • Chandler, AZ – Dune Sea Garrison will be at Chandler Public Library from 1:30 to 4:30 PM
  • Flagstaff, AZ – Dune Sea Garrison will be at East Flagstaff Community Library from 10:00 AM to Noon
  • Litchfield Park, AZ – Dune Sea Garrison will be at Litchfield Park Library from 2:00 to 4:00 PM
  • Phoenix, AZ – Dune Sea Garrison will be at the Phoenix Public Library from 10:00 AM to Noon
  • Tuscon, AZ – Dune Sea Garrison will be at Bookman’s from 11:00 AM to Noon

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Around the Web

October 10, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Interview, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Author James Luceno did an interview with SciFiNow on Star Wars, Tarkin and the new EU.
  • If you missed the Google Hangout with The Sundering authors, you can check it out here. Lineup includes Star Wars authors Troy Denning, Paul S. Kemp and R.A. Salvatore.
  • Club Jade has an exclusive preview of the upcoming Imperial Handbook showing off some starfighters.
  • Random House has updated their product page for Ian Doescher‘s William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Trilogy: The Royal Imperial Boxed Set. They’ve revealed an image which appears to the poster that will come with the box set, and a tease that the cover will be revealed on October 14th. The set itself will be out on October 28th.

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