Book Review: ‘Cibola Burn’ by James S.A. Corey

July 15, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Cibola Burn is the fourth book in James S.A. Corey’s The Expanse series, and like the others, it’s a great character adventure in tome sized format (a respectable 581 pages). With a new planet beyond the ring being colonized, humanity finds itself in conflict over who has the right to this strange alien world. But what no one bothers to ask is whether the aliens ever truly left. It’s up to Holden and his crew to sort things out and, ultimately, try to save as many lives as possible as everything goes to hell. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

July 11, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Del Rey, Episode VII, 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

Books News

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Around the Web

June 20, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Conventions, Events, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Star Wars Books has revealed the back cover for Tarkin (illustration by David Smit).
  • The Essential Guide to Warfare Author’s Cut continues with Part 9: “Battlefields of the Clone Wars”.
  • The Jupiter Pirates by Jason Fry is now just a $1.99 for the eBook version on Amazon and B&N.
  • Fans of The Expanse series can look forward to three more books thanks to Oribit Books. This will be books 7-9 by James S.A. Corey.
  • You can win a copy of The Dark Between The Stars by Kevin J. Anderson over on SF Signal.
  • Readers interested in picking up a lot of stories may want to check out StoryBundle which currently has a set including Kevin J. Anderson, Michael A. Stackpole, Kristine Kathryn Rusch and many other authors.
  • Cover reveal for The Tejano Conflict by Steve Perry.

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New Release: ‘Cibola Burn’ by James S.A. Corey

June 17, 2014 at 6:20 am | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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Cibola BurnCibola Burn by James S.A. Corey is out today. This marks the fourth book in The Expanse series.

The gates have opened the way to a thousand new worlds and the rush to colonize has begun. Settlers looking for a new life stream out from humanity’s home planets. Ilus, the first human colony on this vast new frontier, is being born in blood and fire.

Independent settlers stand against the overwhelming power of a corporate colony ship with only their determination, courage, and the skills learned in the long wars of home. Innocent scientists are slaughtered as they try to survey a new and alien world. The struggle on Ilus threatens to spread all the way back to Earth.

James Holden and the crew of his one small ship are sent to make peace in the midst of war and sense in the midst of chaos. But the more he looks at it, the more Holden thinks the mission was meant to fail.

And the whispers of a dead man remind him that the great galactic civilization that once stood on this land is gone. And that something killed it.

For more information, ordering links and excerpts, check out the official product page. If you’re in the Santa Monica, CA area, the authors will be there for a book signing at Barnes & Noble at 7:00 PM.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

‘Honor Among Thieves’ Audio Clip

March 15, 2014 at 10:53 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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StarWars.com has released the audio dramatization for Honor Among Thieves. Produced by Jimmy Mac and voiced by David Collins, this four minute clip gives readers an idea of what to expect. Click here to listen.

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Podcasts in Reviews

March 13, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review. I did some catching up, so there are quite a few this week.

Bombad Radio: Episode 129 has an interview with Star Wars: The Old Republic writer Charles Boyd who talks about what the game designers are working on next giving gamers an idea of what to expect in the way of new content, and what isn’t likely. He also mentions the kind of studies they’ve done to studying player’s behaviors, which was pretty interesting. Very informative episode.

Episode 130 is a Star Wars free-for-all as multiple guests all weigh in on a variety of Star Wars topics. They talk about Mark Hamill and Liam Neeson being in The Clone Wars Season 6, Episode VII news and rumors, and lots more.

Coffee with Kenobi: Rebels Reactions #3 features guest Craig Dickinson as he and the hosts discuss Star Wars Rebels. As can be expected, there’s some insightful commentary on the characters and themes of the show as they cover Kanan, Ezra and Zeb (note this was prior to the reveals of Hera and Sabine). I rather liked the observation regarding the biblical sounding names and it’ll be interesting if the show goes any further into that theme. Nice discussion and worth a listen. Looking forward to hearing them discuss the new female characters as I’m very intrigued by Sabine.

Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode #5 starts out with guest Lisa Granshaw (The Daily Dot) and a Star Wars Rebels discussion which also touches on the controversial male orientation of Disney and Hasbro’s marketing for the show. Afterwards special guest Clare Grant joins them to talk Team Unicorn and lots of other fun Star Wars and geeky topics. Great show, so make sure this one hits your playlist. Continue Reading Podcasts in Reviews…

‘Honor Among Thieves’ Roundup

March 7, 2014 at 12:03 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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With the release of Honor Among Thieves by James S.A. Corey this week, there’s been a lot of reviews and interviews. Below you’ll find a nice roundup to dive into.

Reviews

scarlet-and-silver-by-joe-corroney-and-brian-millerInterviews

Articles

You can also check out one of the images by Joe Corroney and Brian Miller for the short story “Scarlet and Silver” which features Scarlet Hark. The story appears in the latest issue of Star Wars Insider as well as the Honor Among Thieves novel.

If you haven’t picked up Honor Among Thieves yet, you can find all the retailer links for the hardcover, digital and audiobook version over on Random House’s official product page along with an excerpt of the book.

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‘Honor Among Thieves’ Interview with James S.A. Corey

March 4, 2014 at 12:03 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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james-sa-coreyTo coincide with the release of Honor Among Thieves, we have an interview with the authors, Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (aka James S.A. Corey). We touch on the characters, approaching the project, the dialog and what they have coming out next. Click here to read the full interview.

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New Release and Review: ‘Honor Among Thieves’

March 4, 2014 at 12:02 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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Empire and Rebellion: Honor Among Thieves by James S.A. Corey is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats. Click here to check out our review.

When the Empire threatens the galaxy’s new hope, will Han, Luke, and Leia become its last chance?

When the mission is to extract a high-level rebel spy from the very heart of the Empire, Leia Organa knows the best man for the job is Han Solo—something the princess and the smuggler can finally agree on. After all, for a guy who broke into an Imperial cell block and helped destroy the Death Star, the assignment sounds simple enough.

But when Han locates the brash rebel agent, Scarlet Hark, she’s determined to stay behind enemy lines. A pirate plans to sell a cache of stolen secrets that the Empire would destroy entire worlds to protect—including the planet where Leia is currently meeting with rebel sympathizers. Scarlet wants to track down the thief and steal the bounty herself, and Han has no choice but to go along if he’s to keep everyone involved from getting themselves killed. From teeming city streets to a lethal jungle to a trap-filled alien temple, Han, Chewbacca, Leia, and their daring new comrade confront one ambush, double cross, and firestorm after another as they try to keep crucial intel out of Imperial hands.

But even with the crack support of Luke Skywalker’s x-wing squadron, the Alliance heroes may be hopelessly outgunned in their final battle for the highest of stakes: the power to liberate the galaxy from tyranny or ensure the Empire’s reign of darkness forever.

For more information, excerpts and retailer links, head on over to Random House’s official product page for Honor Among Thieves.

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‘Honor Among Thieves’ First Fifty Pages

March 1, 2014 at 6:37 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Honor Among Thieves will be out this coming Tuesday, but if you head on over to Suvudu, you can check out the first fifty pages.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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