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Here’s this week’s Star Wars podcasts in review.
Assembly of Geeks: The Special Editions Episode features lots of fun Star Wars discussions as they talk about the Special Editions and Ewoks. Their special guest this week is Dan Z. from Coffee with Kenobi. They cover a long list of the changes in the Special Editions of the movies with lots of different opinions from the guests. There’s some really good discussion in this episode and it’s all Star Wars.
Coffee with Kenobi: Episode 7 includes a discussion of the role and rights of fandom and whether writers and filmmakers listen to fans. Plus they cover the latest Star Wars news.
RebelForce Radio:Episode 11.8.2013 includes a rundown of news and rumors plus an interview with Charlie Owen, the Star Wars fan who posted the rare Edit Droid footage of Return of the Jedi. The interview with Charlie is pretty entertaining and it’s cool to hear the story behind the Edit Droid laserdisc.
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Here’s this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars news and beyond.
- For Kevin Hearne fans, Shattered will be out June 17, 2014.
- Martha Wells has an old novella “Holy Places” that is now available as an eBook via Lightspeed Magazine.
- Also out from Martha Wells is the audiobook version of Ships of the Air.
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Here is this week’s Around the Web.
- For fans of the Forgotten Realms The Sundering series, you can check out the Goodreads The Sundering Book Club.
- Jeff Carlisle posted a fun advertisement for the Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual which is featured in Star Wars Insider #145.
- Aaron Allston and Michael A. Stackpole fans in the Austin, TX area can head on over to Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy this weekend for the Inner Circle Writers’ Seminar series.
- Jason Fry talks about his upcoming book The Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra.
Tags: aaron allston, brad r. torgersen, five by five, kevin j. anderson, r.m. meluch, william c. dietz
Five sci-fi novellas by five sci-fi authors is what Five By Five 2: No Surrender is all about. This anthology pulls together authors Aaron Allston, Kevin J. Anderson, William C. Dietz, Brad R. Torgersen and R.M. Meluch for a collection of entertaining stories. Click here to check out our full review.
Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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Five By Five 2: No Surrender is the sequel anthology to Five By Five. This anthology features authors Kevin J. Anderson, Aaron Allston, William C. Dietz, Brad R. Torgersen and R.M. Meluch. There are five novellas in the collection.
- LEGIO PATRIA NOSTRA—by William C. Dietz. The insectoid Ramanthians have occupied Earth, and the Confederacy of Sentient Beings needs assistance from the xenophobic Hudathans in order to survive. But some Hudathan relics have been stolen, and the Hudathans won’t join the Confederacy unless Legion Captain Deacon Smith can get them back. And that’s going to be difficult because the thieves are ex-legionnaires—and they have a platoon of heavily armed cyborgs! A Legion of the Damned® story.
- PRISONER OF WAR—by Kevin J. Anderson. Set in the world of Harlan Ellison’s classic Outer Limits episode “Soldier,” this is a tale about a set of warriors in a never-ending future war, men bred for nothing but the battleground—and how they cope with the horrors of…peace.
- REARDON’S LAW—by Brad R. Torgersen. When expensive, classified shipments of military hardware go missing, Conflux Armed Forces policewoman Kalliope Reardon is called in to work the case. She gets way more than she bargained for, as the trail takes her far outside the boundaries of the civilized galaxy, and into the heart of occupied enemy territory.
- DAGGER TEAM SEVEN—by R.M. Meluch. The evidence is clear and damning—A.C. Cade was a fraud. Cade’s son makes himself into the man he used to believe his father was—a pilot of an elite Dagger Team, defending Earth against a desperate alien invader which has no use for humankind and absolutely nothing to lose.
- COFFEE BLACK SEA—by Aaron Allston. The saga of the Dollgangers from “Big Plush” (Five by Five Vol. 1) continues. Bow, BeeBee, Lina, and new ’gangers escalate the risks of their quest for survival…by turning their eyes to the stars.
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A Hero By Any Other Name is now available as an eBook on Amazon. This superhero anthology includes stories by Aaron Allston, Michael A. Stackpole, Janine K. Spendlove, Bryan Young, Maxwell Alexander Drake, R.T. Kaelin, Maggie Allen and Ron Garner.
Author Michael A. Stackpole posted on Facebook that he’ll be teaching online writing classes for Arizona State next year. Certainly something to keep in mind for those interested in furthering their education.
Martha Wells posted a teaser for her upcoming Raksura novella. For those who haven’t read her Books of the Raksura series yet, there is a discounted compilation available on Kindle, Nook and Kobo. Fans of Martha Wells’ Emilie & the Hollow World can also pre-order the sequel Emilie & the Sky World now on Amazon and B&N. Continue Reading Around the Web…
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And here’s this week’s news.
Star Wars Artist Dave Dorman is having a July sale on many of his best Star Wars prints. Pick two for $100 or go crazy and buy them all.
Author Aaron Allston has finished his second short story for Time Traveled Tales which has surpassed its initial goals and almost all of its stretch goals. There’s still time to get in, so don’t hesitate to add your pledge. Aaron also teased the cover image for Five By Five 2: No Surrender which will feature short stories by him, Kevin J. Anderson, William C. Dietz, Brad R. Torgersen and R. M. Meluch. Continue Reading Around the Web…
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Star Wars Reads Day has some new author and artist events lined up. Authors Troy Denning, Daniel Wallace and John Jackson Miller will be in Rosville, MN at the local Barnes & Noble. Star Wars artists Chris Trevas, Joe Corroney and Brian Rood will be in Ann Arbor, MI at Barnes & Noble. Authors Aaron Allston and Martha Wells will be in Austin, TX (also at B&N). Author Timothy Zahn will be in Portland, OR at Portland’s Woodstock Festival. And author Jason Fry will be in New York City at the Scholastic Store.
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For those shunning hardcovers or simply trying to have a matching X-Wing collection, Aaron Allston’s X-Wing: Mercy Kill is out today in paperback.
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Star Wars author Michael Reaves has a kickstarter for a project called Blood Kiss. The project has already met it’s $50,000 goal but there’s still time to get in and send a pledge. The Blood Kiss project includes both a film and a graphic novel. Neil Gaiman, Amber Benson and Tom Mandrake are involved and you can check all the info here.
And speaking of kickstarters, there’s one for Time Traveled Tales: A Speculative Fiction Anthology which will include stories by Aaron Allston, Michael A. Stackpole, Timothy Zahn, Maxwell Alexander Drake, Janine K. Spendlove, Bryan Young, C.S. Marks, Donald J. Bingle, Kelly Swails, Jean Rabe, Jennifer Brozek, Daniel Myers, Tracy Chowdhury, Gregory A. Wilson, Dylan Birtolo, R.T. Kaelin, Steven Saus, Sarah Hans, and Bradley P. Beaulieu. Click here to check out all the details.
Over on Fantasy Faction, they have an interview with author Matthew Stover covering his Acts of Caine series and ending with a vague hint of what we’ll see next from him. Continue Reading Around the Web…