Tags: john van fleet, maul lockdown, splinter of the mind's eye, the syrox redemption
Star Wars Insider 146 is out for subscribers and will be hitting newsstands on December 10th.
- Star Wars Rebels update from Athena Portillo, the line producer on the show. She mentioned that Rebels is still in the early stages of production for season one, but they’ve begun animating their first script.
- Star Wars author Jason Fry has article on the appeal of Boba Fett covering his first appearances to the development of his backstory in the Expanded Universe.
- Star Wars author Aaron Allston pops in for some quick questions.
- There’s part 2 of the conversation between George Lucas, Alan Dean Foster and Charles Lippincott in their preparatory discussion for Splinter of the Mind’s Eye. They talk about spirit monsters, killing Vader, and using Han in the second sequel novel.
- Rogues Gallery covers the who’s who of the pilots in the Hoth Rebel Base.
- There’s an interview with Star Wars Rebels executive producer Greg Weisman who talks about his preparation and inspiration for the show, and the importance of strong female characters. He notes that there will be two female leads in Star Wars Rebels.
- Continue Reading Inside ‘Star Wars Insider 146′…
Tags: joe schreiber, john van fleet, maul lockdown, the syrox redemption
Del Rey has posted the first micro excerpt for Maul: Lockdown by Joe Schreiber.
Maul stared at the thing. The gray slope of its face was a surgeon’s nightmare of ritualistic scars, metal rings and studs, wire loops, and hooks, with bluish sacks pulsating beneath its eyes, all of it siphoning down and inward toward a gaping, razor-toothed mouth. Even its arms seemed to have been plucked from two different organisms. The right hand was a blunt-knuckled fist, the left an elongated spider-fingered claw. Together they formed a mallet and blade, one made for pounding, the other for slashing. It was the right that had come careening out of nowhere just seconds before, slamming Maul backward and knocking out one of his teeth.
The thing reached down and picked up Maul’s incisor from the floor of the cell. Straightening up, it shoved the tooth into an empty space in its own mouth, twisting it until it lodged in place. Then it grinned at Maul as if asking how he liked the sight of one of his teeth in its mouth—another trophy for its collection.
Maul gazed back at it.
And then the rage came.
And the rage was good.
Maul: Lockdown will be out on January 28, 2014 in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats. Fans can look forward to a prequel short story for the book in Star Wars Insider which will be titled “The Syrox Redemption.” According to Star Wars Books, “it sets the stage for one of the big bad evils in Lockdown.” The short story will feature illustrations by John Van Fleet.
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Tags: constant spirit, jennifer heddle
Star Wars Insider #145 sports Vader on the cover because inside is a serious treat: ten Star Wars authors and artists tackling the character and weighing in on whether he’s a villain or a victim. Also inside is new fiction by Jen Heddle, a cool dialog between George Lucas and Alan Dean Foster discussing Splinter of the Mind’s Eye, a look at The Lando Calrissian Adventures, and much more.
For me, the highlight of this issue was the “Darth Vader: Victim or Villain” article. To answer the question, they brought in Timothy Zahn, Aaron Allston, John Jackson Miller, Christie Golden, Michael Reaves, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, Doug Wheatley, Kevin Hearne, Ryder Windham and Joe Schreiber (though it’s worth noting that Jason Fry also weighs in on the subject). The experts were asked “Is Darth Vader really a bad guy or a victim of tragic circumstance?”, “Who is really to blame for the tragedy of Darth Vader? Anakin, Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Jedi, or Palpatine?”, and “Can he truly be redeemed give the atrocities committed: The murder of the younglings, the destruction of Alderaan, torturing Leia, the purge, and his other murderous acts?” The answers are surprising, well thought out and very insightful. The wide array of authors (plus artist) gives a wide variety of answers. All in all, this was a very cool article and I’d love to see more like this in future issues of Insider. Continue Reading Inside ‘Star Wars Insider #145′…
Wondering what’s in the latest issue of Star Wars Insider? We’ve got you covered. Star Wars Insider 144 features Carrie Fisher on the cover and takes a special look at Princess Leia and her role in the films and beyond. That said, issue 144 kicks off with a recap from Star Wars Celebration Europe II including…
- The announcement of John Williams to score Star Wars Episode VII (and Insider does skirt the whole “is he scoring just Episode VII or the whole trilogy” by stating that John Williams will be scoring Episode VII specifically, but they also say he’ll be scoring the “Sequel Trilogy”).
- A quick rundown of the Star Wars Rebels panel with a few pictures of the concept art.
- Some short Q&A’s with Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.
- Plus the details on the Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 5 Blu-ray release and the complete five season box set.
There are plenty of interviews in this month’s Insider as well. Continue Reading Inside ‘Star Wars Insider 144′…
Tags: chris scalf, john jackson miller, kenobi
For Star Wars fans looking forward to John Jackson Miller’s Kenobi, Star Wars Insider #143 has a nice treat: the short story “Incognito.” Set during the events of Revenge of the Sith (during Obi-Wan’s trip to Tatooine) and including three new illustrations by artist Chris Scalf, “Incognito” is a fun little story that acts as a great teaser for Kenobi.
Tags: chris scalf, john jackson miller, kenobi
On Jedi Journals July episode, Del Rey Senior Production Manager Erich Schoeneweiss revealed that Star Wars Insider 143 will include a new short story by author John Jackson Miller. It will be an Obi-Wan story that ties into John’s upcoming novel Kenobi. The time frame for the story is set within Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and will include three original illustrations by Chris Scalf who did the promo art for Kenobi.
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Tags: christie golden, joe corroney
Star Wars Insider 142 will be hitting newsstands this month and has already hit subscriber’s mailboxes. Inside the latest Insider is a short story by Star Wars author Christie Golden called “Good Hunting.” The story stars Jaina Solo, Tenel Ka Djo and Allana. Complementing the story are some nice illustrations by Joe Corroney.
The basis of the story is that Jaina and Tenel Ka decide they need a vacation. Allana ends up talking them into a camping trip so they can train Anji how to hunt. This leads them to the planet Luuhar, a planet in the Hapes Cluster that is a nature reserve. What they don’t know is that there is a secret waiting for them deep in the forest of Luuhar. All in all, it’s a quick story with lightsaber and Anji action. It was also kind of nice to see Jaina and Tenel Ka working together. Fans of Jaina, Tenel Ka and Anji will definitely want to check this one out. Continue Reading “Good Hunting” by Christie Golden…
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Star Wars Books announced a new short story by author Christie Golden for Star Wars Insider.
We’re thrilled to announce that FATE OF THE JEDI author Christie Golden has written a short story that will appear in Star Wars Insider Magazine #142. Titled “Good Hunting,” the adventure takes place between APOCALYPSE and CRUCIBLE, and will feature Jaina Solo, Tenel Ka, and Allana Solo on a hostile wilderness planet. The always solid Joe Corroney will be providing artwork. Expect some Sword of the Jedi bad-assery when the issue goes on-sale June 11.
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Do you know who the most prolific Star Wars short story writers are? Through the expansive realm of Star Wars fiction, there has been no shortage of short stories. Be it in Star Wars Insider, Star Wars Adventure Journal or standalone eNovellas, quite a few authors have racked up some sizable scores. To give fans an idea of just who is at the top of short story fiction in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, we’ve compiled a top ten list.
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Christie Golden will be writing a new Star Wars short story set in between Apocalypse and Crucible which will appear in Star Wars Insider #142. Frank Parisi also teased that it “stars three of the galaxy’s most intrepid ladies.” Leia, Jaina and Saba?