Our Interview with John Jackson Miller

September 2, 2014 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Random House, Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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In celebration of the new release of A New Dawn, we sat down with author John Jackson Miller to talk about the book, the characters, and the new state of canon. John also talked about his upcoming novel Star Trek: The Next Generation – Takedown and his new Overdraft short story that will be featured in the anthology Apollo’s Daughters.

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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.

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New Release: ‘A New Dawn’ by John Jackson Miller

September 2, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller is out today in hardcover, audio and digital formats.

“The war is over. The Separatists have been defeated, and the Jedi rebellion has been foiled. We stand on the threshold of a new beginning.”—Emperor Palpatine

For a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights brought peace and order to the Galactic Republic, aided by their connection to the mystical energy field known as the Force. But they were betrayed—and the entire galaxy has paid the price. It is the Age of the Empire.

Now Emperor Palpatine, once Chancellor of the Republic and secretly a Sith follower of the dark side of the Force, has brought his own peace and order to the galaxy. Peace through brutal repression, and order through increasing control of his subjects’ lives.

But even as the Emperor tightens his iron grip, others have begun to question his means and motives. And still others, whose lives were destroyed by Palpatine’s machinations, lay scattered about the galaxy like unexploded bombs, waiting to go off. . . .

The first Star Wars novel created in collaboration with the Lucasfilm Story Group, Star Wars: A New Dawn is set during the legendary “Dark Times” between Episodes III and IV and tells the story of how two of the lead characters from the animated series Star Wars Rebels first came to cross paths. Featuring a foreword by Dave Filoni.

Click here to check out the official Random House page for the book which includes excerpts, purchase links and more. For those near Grand Chute, WI, author John Jackson Miller and the 501st Legion’s Wisconsin Garrison will be at Barnes & Noble for the A New Dawn book signing. You can check out the details here.

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New Dawn Countdown – Complete!

September 1, 2014 at 3:42 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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John Jackson Miller’s A New Dawn is out tomorrow. To bide you over for the wait, here is a full rundown of all of John Jackson Miller’s tweets for his #NewDawnCountdown full of trivia and hints at what’s in store.

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Around the Web

August 29, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Del Rey, Marvel, Movies, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, 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.

Art News

  • Acme Archives is hosting a time release for new Star Wars artwork from September 5 through 15th on darkinkart.com. I’m not sure about the full lineup, but Star Wars artist Joe Corroney has already revealed he’ll be one of them.
  • For those with deep pockets, you can pick up Jerry Vanderstelt‘s new Han Solo and Chewbacca painting. He’s got the original up for sale on eBay. If you just want a pic for your desktop, you can check out his Facebook page.

Book News

  • You can check out a preview of John Jackson Miller‘s A New Dawn right here including the forward by Dave Filoni.

Comic News

  • Marvel revealed they will be reprinting some Dark Horse Star Wars comics under the Legends banner.
  • Jedi Journals has an audio interview with Jordan D. White, the editor on the upcoming Marvel Star Wars comics.
  • For those wondering what the Greg Hildebrant cover for Marvel’s Star Wars Omnibus was going to look like, here goes.

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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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Podcasts in Review

August 21, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks: “Guardians of the Galaxy, Deadpool & Ivy Doomkitty” episode starts with an interview with cosplayer Ivy Doomkitty. Then they talk about the leaked Deadpool test footage with Ryan Reynolds and cover some other news and rumors. The main discussion, however, is Guardians of the Galaxy which all three hosts managed to see. They share their thoughts and how they thought it ranked with the other Marvel movies.

Bombad Radio: August Free-For-All Episode features Jeremiah, James and Jesse. They cover the leaked Deadpool footage featuring Ryan Reynolds, Age of Ultron news, lots of SDCC stuff, a strange Spider-Man statue in Korea, other Spider-Man news, Flash, Gotham, Mad Max: Fury Road, Sinister 6, Wonder Woman, Dwayne Johnson and even a little bit about Agent Carter. It’s a jam packed movie and tv discussion episode.

Coffee with Kenobi:A Cup of Clone Wars – The Disappeared Parts I & II” features special guests Laird Malamed (Indy Cast) and Chris Hamilton (Star Wars Kidscast) as they cover the Jar Jar/Mace episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Six. From Mace’s treatment of Jar Jar, the music, Mother Talzin and all the Indy nods, they cover a wide range of topics. Fun discussion to check out.

Full of Sith: Episode LXXVII is a great show features guests Dan and Cory from Coffee with Kenobi. The whole gang weighs in on Star Wars Rebels, Kevin Kiner, Greg Weisman and even some Leia discussion. Lots of great topics and definitely worth checking out.

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New Dawn Countdown

August 18, 2014 at 6:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Events, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Halfway there, John Jackson Miller’s #NewDawnCountdown continues. Here’s an update if you’d like to catch up on all of them at once.

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Around the Web

August 8, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Comic Books, Dark Horse, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, 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

  • John Jackson Miller did an interview with Bleeding Cool on his upcoming novel A New Dawn.
  • Martha Wells has started a new novel in the Books of the Raksura series.
  • Kevin J. Anderson‘s novel Death Warmed Over is currently available for free on Amazon as a digital download in promotion of the release of the next novel in the series, Slimy Underbelly, which will be out later this month.

Comic News

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Podcasts in Review

August 7, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks:Looking Back on Comic-Con & Looking Forward to the Quest” gives a recap of SDCC from the Wonder Woman reveal to the Flash pilot and everything else. Justin Cavender joins them to talk about being at the con and some of the panels. They also play some clips of interviews with the producers of The Quest, talk about Robert Downey Jr. doing Iron Man 4, Dwayne Johnson possibly being in Shazam, and the J.J. Abrams Force for Change video.

Big Pop Fun: Episode #104 features an excellent interview with legendary stuntman Ted White. Ted has some great stories. He talks about working with John Wayne, what he was like, being Wayne’s stuntman and doing movies like Rio Bravo and Hatari. In fact Ted has some pretty wild stories about Hatari. He also talks about actors Ben Johnson and Jeff Bridges, his work on Fast and the Furious, and training stuntmen. Excellent interview that provides some insight on Hollywood, stuntmen and some legendary actors.

Bombad Radio: Episode 158 features their interview with voice actor Bill Ratner. Let me just say that this one has some good stuff. Bill talks about doing narration, voice over, impressions, there’s lots of joking around and Bill is just a funny guy. He’s also a great storyteller. He talks about his work for the old G.I. Joe cartoon and his newer work like Mass Effect. It’s a very enjoyable episode and the kind of show anyone can listen to and have fun, no matter what your fandom. I recommend checking it out, it’s another one of Bombad Radio’s priceless interviews.

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