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January 31, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Episode VII, Episode VIII, Her Universe, Interview, Movies, Rumor, Sci-Fi, Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Books News

  • CNET has a look at the next Star Wars book by Ian Doescher called The Empire Striketh Back.
  • Somewhat random, but Amazon has a listing for a deluxe box set of The Jedi Path and Book of Sith with an October 2014 release.
  • There’s also a listing on edelweiss now for a Star Wars Rebels: Visual Guide with a July 21, 2014 release date. It’s a hardback by DK Publishing, 144 pages.

Travel the galaxy far, far away and experience Star Wars Rebels firsthand with the companion to the new Star Wars animated series, Star Wars Rebels. Featuring key scenes and iconic moments, you’ll learn the ins and outs of the rebel legion. With tons of interesting facts and information about your favorite characters, weapons, vehicles, and locations from the new TV show, Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide is the ultimate guide for the ultimate fan!

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January 24, 2014 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Fantasy, Interview, News, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Books News

  • Author Kevin J. Anderson has wrapped up another Dan Shamble Zombie P.I. novel as well as a new short story which includes some Star Wars nods…

And, it’s off—final copy-edted ms. of Dan Shamble, Zombie PI SLIMY UNDERBELLY, and so is the Shamble story “Role Model” about murder at a cosplay convention for FICTION RIVER -Kevin J. Anderson

“This time a murder’s getting in the way—Star Wars fan dressed up in a stormtrooper outfit found dead with a stake through his heart. Turns out he was a vampire. We’ve got a Klingon as our main witness.” Yes, I love writing new Dan Shamble, Zombie PI stories! -Kevin J. Anderson

Dan Shamble’s new case, ROLE MODEL: “A Mandalorian “Boba Fett” bounty hunter sneered at a colorful figure of Kenny from South Park, saying, “He’s no good to me dead.” -Kevin J. Anderson

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Happy Birthday, John Jackson Miller

January 12, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment
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Today we wish a very happy birthday to one of our favorite authors and comic writers, John Jackson Miller. John, author of Kenobi, Knight Errant, Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories, and Overdraft: The Orion Offensive, turns 46 today. Be sure to stop by Twitter or Facebook and wish John a happy birthday. You can also check out his official website for lots of cool notes and trivia on all of his books, short stories and comics.

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January 10, 2014 at 12:03 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond. Lots of featured news this week as people respond to the Marvel Star Wars license announcement.

Book News

  • Paul S. Kemp shares why he writes masculine stories. It’s a nice insight into the themes of his books.
  • Athena’s Daughters is now funded and they reached the stretch goal for the Joe Corroney cover for the companion book, Apollo’s Daughters, which will feature stories by familiar Star Wars writers such as Aaron Allston, Michael A. Stackpole and John Jackson Miller.
  • Want to pre-order a signed copy of Mentats of Dune by Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert? Then click here.
  • The Tarnished Crown Book 1: The Path to Power by Karen Miller is in the editing stage and will be ready for publication later this year. Continue Reading Around the Web…

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December 27, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Fantasy, Regular Feature, Rumor, Star Wars, 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/Comic News

  • It’s not quite a book, a comic or a magazine, but Star Wars Fact File is returning!
  • Paul S. Kemp‘s anthology Ephemera is currently on sale for 99 cents.
  • The kickstarter for Athena’s Daughters is amping it up with a new stretch goal for “Apollo’s Daughters”, a companion piece written by Aaron Allston, Michael A. Stackpole, John Jackson Miller and others with a cover by Joe Corroney. While “Apollo’s Daughters” has met its stretch goal, they need to hit $31,000 for the special Joe Corroney cover.
  • Kevin J. Anderson posted his short story “Santa Claus Is Coming To Get You” online.
  • Dark Horse Comics has some mega bundle deals going on for Alien, Predator and Alien vs. Predator for a limited time.
  • Dark Horse also has a three page preview of Star Wars #13.
  • The Star Wars Hardcover collection now has a cover, though it won’t be out until July.

Convention/Event News

  • Darth Vader actor David Prowse will be in Langenthal, Switzerland tomorrow for the Winter Cinema.
  • Star Wars writer Abel G. Peña will be doing a Reddit AMA on January 8th.
  • UK fans may want to keep their fingers crossed as Star Wars author Drew Karpyshyn is thinking about attending WorldCon in Lodon next year.

TV/Movie News

  • There’s a rumor going around that Tim Curry may be returning to voice Palpatine…for Star Wars Rebels.
  • Matthew Stover‘s movie work is finally seeing the light of day. Over on Amazon Studios, you can see a trailer for “Terminal Kill” which Stover wrote the script for.
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Podcasts in Review

December 19, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Full of Sith: Episode XLII features special guest Darren Hayes (Savage Garden) who has some wonder discussions about Star Wars. I’ve never listened to Savage Garden, so I know nothing about Darren’s musical background, but he turned out to be a really fun guest and I really enjoyed listening to the show. Don’t skip this one.

Episode XLIV has a nice chat with James Arnold Taylor as they talk about the holidays and James’ new book JAT 365. Fun episode and a good one for James Arnold Taylor fans. He even does an awesome Plo Koon voice.

RebelForce Radio: Episode 12.13.2013 features special guest Chris Macht (The Force Among Us, The Force Within Us) who hangs out for the entire show as they talk Star Wars, the holidays, Star Wars Christmas music and more. A nice episode to head into the holidays with.

Star Wars Action News: Episode 411 has a new batch of toy reviews for the 3-3/4″ Black Series Wave Two figures, as well as a very nice interview with Star Wars artist Christian Slade. They also cover the Star Wars Radio Drama cd’s, trading cards, discounts and more. If you’re not a collector, the Christian Slade interview is worth the listen as he talks about his Star Wars art and what it’s like being an artist and a Star Wars fan.

Star Wars Bookworms: Episode 16 features Aaron and Teresa as they review Razor’s Edge and Dark Times: Fire Carrier. Their guests for this episode include Eric Gellar (ForceCast) and William Devereux (EU Cast and We Talk Clones). As always, discussions delve into full spoilers. They also rank their favorite Star Wars books this year. Nice episode and definitely worth listening to for EU fans.

Temple Archives: Episode 79 has an interview with Kenobi author John Jackson Miller that books fans won’t want to miss. Afterwards, Jesse and Wayne plunge into their review of the book which surprisingly did not meet their expectations. Very interesting discussion of the book looking at some of the broader aspects and specific details rather than just a recap of events.

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‘Kenobi’ Production Notes & More

December 17, 2013 at 6:03 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Author John Jackson Miller has posted his production notes for Kenobi. If you aren’t familiar with John’s production notes, he always writes up a bunch of fun trivia and cool behind-the-scenes info for all of this stories, be they books, comics or short stories. And they do contain spoilers so tread at your own risk. Click here to check out the notes for Kenobi.

Also worth noting, preorders are now available for the mass market paperback edition of Kenobi on Amazon. For Christmas gift ideas, John has small quantities of signed books and comics available for those who are interested. Plus don’t forget to check out John’s newsletter (something I’d not seen before and I’m definitely signing up for).

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December 13, 2013 at 10:49 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Events, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond. And to kick things off, let’s start with some ‘This Day in Star Wars’ trivia: On December 14, 1975, Twentieth Century Fox officially green-lighted Star Wars. One of the first steps in the legacy we enjoy today. Now on to…

Art News

  • You can check out Star Wars artist Dave Dorman‘s American Academy of Arts lecture online. In the video, he covers the full extent of his art career. At over an hour in length, you’ll need to set some time aside to watch this one.

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Around the Web

November 29, 2013 at 11:08 am | Posted in Around the Web, Interview, JJ Abrams, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Television, The Clone Wars, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news round up of Star Wars and beyond.

Black Friday Deals

  • Amazon has the Star Wars Legacy Droid Factory figures half off. You can check out their other half off Star Wars deals here which includes wave one of the 6″ Black Series figures.
  • Titan Magazines is running a special promotion for Star Wars Insider. Sign up and you can get a free copy of the Millennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual or the Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual.
  • Yakface.com is doing a Black Friday Giveaway for Wave 2 of the 3-3/4″ Black Series figures.
  • As a comic fan, my favorite Black Friday sale is Things From Another World. Discounts vary, but on nick and dent items you can get 80% off. Click here to check out their Star Wars selection.
  • Her Universe has a Black Friday sale going on with free shipping, a free Darth Vader holiday pin with any purchase, and new items being offered.
  • The Force Among Us is doing a sale with 50% off some items and some freebies like the Ewok Tusken Raider poster and trading cards.
  • Dark Horse Comics has a Star Wars digital mega bundle.
  • WeLoveFine is running both a Black Friday deal and a Cyber Monday deal. For Black Friday, use promo code BLACKFRIDAYTSHIRTS15 for 15% off and BLACKFRIDAYTSHIRTS25 for 25% off orders over a $100. On Cyber Monday, use promo code JEDI15 for 15% off and REBEL25 for 25% off orders over $100.
  • The short story “Human Error” by John Jackson Miller is free today on Amazon.
  • Angry Robot Books is having a half off sale today on eBooks. While they don’t have any Star Wars titles, they do have books by Star Wars authors such as Emilie & The Hollow World by Martha Wells, The Hammer and the Blade by Paul S. Kemp, and A Discourse in Steel by Paul S. Kemp. Just enter “robotfriday” for the promo code.
  • Star Wars artist Joe Corroney is running a 30% off sale today for his online store. Just use the promo code SITH.
  • Star Wars artist Jerry Vanderstelt is also running a sale with 15% off his artwork on his online store. Just use the promo code BFW-1.

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New Release: ‘Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword #6′

November 27, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, scifi/fantasy | 1 Comment
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Today Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword #6 is out from Dark Horse Comics and features a story by John Jackson Miller.

Multi-Eisner Award nominee Matt Kindt teams with comic-book superstar Keu Cha to bring you a familiar Conan story with a twist! Paul Tobin and Francesco Francavilla deliver the second exciting installment of Dark Agnes: Sword Woman, while Ian Edginton and Richard Pace show us why the Picts are such a formidable fighting force in part 2 of Bran Mak Morn: Men of the Shadows. This and much more in Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword #6!

Click here for a six page preview.

Writers: Paul Tobin, Ian Edginton, John Jackson Miller
Penciller: Keu Cha
Artists: Francesco Francavilla, Richard Pace

Format: FC, 80 Pages
Price: $7.99

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