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August 2, 2013 at 7:14 am | Posted in Around the Web, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Book News

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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July 12, 2013 at 5:35 am | Posted in Around the Web, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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And here’s this week’s news.

Art

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.

Books

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…

Star Wars Reads Day Update

July 12, 2013 at 5:31 am | Posted in Books, Chronicle Books, Del Rey, DK, Events, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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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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New Release: ‘X-Wing: Mercy Kill’ in Paperback

June 25, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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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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June 14, 2013 at 10:12 am | Posted in Around the Web, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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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…

‘Five By Five’ Gets a Sequel

June 14, 2013 at 7:02 am | Posted in Books, eBooks, Sci-Fi | 1 Comment
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Kevin J. Anderson and Aaron Allston have revealed some news lately on a sequel to their sci-fi anthology Five By Five. Simply called Five By Five 2 right now, the new anthology will feature five sci-fi stories by five different authors. For Star Wars fans, the extra cool factor is that most of the authors are Star Wars authors. The lineup for Five By Five 2 includes authors: Kevin J. Anderson, Aaron Allston, William C. Dietz, R.M. Meluch and Brad R. Torgersen. According to Kevin, it should be out in about a month.

If you haven’t read the first anthology yet, it’s now available in paperback, digital and audiobook formats. It’s a really good read and has one of the best Allston stories I’ve ever read (click here to read our review). For Five By Five 2, Aaron will be continuing his story with “Coffee Black Sea”.

“Coffee Black Sea” continues the story of the Dollgangers from “Big Plush.” Bow, BeeBee, and others grapple with the question of ‘ganger survival on… and off… their world. -Aaron Allston

Aaron also mentioned that Five By Five 2 will be the first follow-up in what will now be a series, which is very cool to hear. As always, we’ll keep you updated as new news comes out.

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Star Wars Reads Panel at BEA 2013

June 7, 2013 at 11:50 am | Posted in Books, Events, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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For everyone who was not able to attend the Book Expo America 2013 Star Wars panel, the video is up online. It has a short skit from William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, a hoola hooping Leia, and at the 00:15:30 mark, trivia with authors Jason Fry and Matthew Reinhart. Audiobook narrator Marc Thompson comes on at the 33 minute mark to voice a scene from Troy Denning’s Crucible where Leia, Han and Lando get blown up by an asteroid. The panel finishes with a video for Star Wars Reads Day with clips of Timothy Zahn, Ryder Windham, Chris Reiff, Matthew Reinhart, James Luceno, Jeffrey Brown, John Jackson Miller, Jason Fry, and Pablo Hidalgo from Star Wars Celebration VI (which starts at the 41 minute mark).

And speaking of Star Wars Reads Day, a few Star Wars celebrities have already confirmed their participation and where they’ll be at.

  • Star Wars artists Chris Trevas, Joe Corroney and Brian Rood will be in Ann Arbor, MI (via Facebook)
  • Star Wars author Timothy Zahn will be in Portland, OR (via Facebook)
  • Star Wars authors Martha Wells and Aaron Allston will be in Austin, TX (via Martha Wells’ blog)
  • Star Wars author John Jackson Miller will be in Madison, WI (via Facebook)
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June 7, 2013 at 10:12 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Events, Interview, News, Regular Feature, scifi/fantasy, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Video Games | Leave a comment
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The big news this was the announcement of a new Star Wars book in The Jedi Path/The Book of Sith line that will focus on the bounty hunters. Called The Bounty Hunter Code: From the File of Boba Fett, this deluxe edition comes in the shape of a briefcase, includes extra goodies and covers info on bounty hunting with notes from the pros like Boba, Dengar, Bossk and more. Idle Hands posted a really nice write up with lots of pictures, plus Amazon has it up for pre-order. Unlike the previous books in this series, Daniel Wallace will be joined by two other authors: Ryder Windham and Jason Fry. The book is certainly in good hands.

LucasBooks editor Jen Heddle has also been tweeting a lot of lit news lately. She’s been reading the manuscripts for Maul: Lockdown by Joe Schreiber and The Star Wars by J.W. Rinzler. Some fun notes about The Star Wars: there’s a pilot character called Mace and Leia has a brother named Windy. Definitely going to be an interesting read. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Aaron Allston Can See Now!

June 7, 2013 at 8:11 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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For those who didn’t know, Aaron Allston has had some serious eye problems lately to the point of being legally blind. I met Aaron at Star Wars Celebration VI and was dismayed when I learned just how bad his vision was. However, there’s good news as Aaron posted this week that his vision has improved tremendously after cataract surgery. In Aaron’s own words…

“As I was being driven home from surgery, I could read speed limit signs, which I hadn’t been able to make out in years…I’ve been finding things I’ve lost in my house across the last few year…My writing productivity is up, and at my next follow-up appointment, my uncorrected vision was tested at somewhere between 20/60 and 20/50. I can once again fully enjoy So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With the Stars, and bitmaps of Salma Hayek. Yep, life is good.”

We here at Roqoo Depot are very glad to hear the good news. You can check out Aaron’s entire blog post here which also contains a list of all the books and stories Aaron is currently working on. Fans in the Columbus, Ohio area will want to stop by Origins Game Fair next week as Aaron, Timothy Zahn and Michael A. Stackpole will all be there and they’ll have some exclusive fiction available only at the con.

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May 17, 2013 at 7:48 am | Posted in Around the Web, Humor, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Where to start, well, Dave Filoni is back at it with the TIE fighters. Some sites think this could be research for a new television series, however we have it on good authority that this is simply the first in a new series of toys from Hasbro. Expect to see Filoni fighters on toy shelves early next year. Continue Reading Around the Web…

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