Happy Birthday, Kevin J. Anderson

March 27, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment
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kevin-j-anderson-2013Today we wish a happy birthday to author Kevin J. Anderson. Author of 18 Star Wars novels and tons of other works, including the recent release of Mentats of Dune. Be sure to stop by and wish Kevin a happy birthday on his Facebook or Twitter page.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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March 21, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • There is a new anthology raising money for CJ Henderson in his fight against cancer. The anthology entitled Dance Like A Monkey will features stories by authors like Kevin J. Anderson, Ed Greenwood, Rebecca Moesta, Michael A. Stackpole, Timothy Zahn and many others. Click here if you’d like to support the project and secure a copy of the book.
  • Star Wars author Jason Fry posted some interesting comments on tumblr. At least one of those Star Wars projects is a junior novel for Star Wars: Rebels.

1) One manuscript (Star Wars) given a final inspection and sent off. It’s never wise to say something’s done, but this one should now move to the “fielding occasional queries” stage.
2) One manuscript (Jupiter Pirates) worked on between errands, emails, travel plans and everything else on this list. Long way to go on this one.
3) One query answered for a third project (Star Wars), and a handful of minor changes requested. Fingers crossed, but this one might actually be done.
4) Query sent for a potential project (Star Wars). Will be interesting to see if this one becomes a reality or not. As projects come to an end, you better have new ones coming into view.

  • Christie Golden has a new World of Warcraft book coming out this May, War Crimes. Battle.net has an excerpt as well.
  • “The Reach of Children” by Tim Lebbon is now available on Kindle.

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New Release: ‘Mentats of Dune’ by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

March 11, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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Mentats of Dune is out today. Written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, it’s available in both hardcover and digital formats.

In Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson’s Mentats of Dune, the thinking machines have been defeated but the struggle for humanity’s future continues.

Gilbertus Albans has founded the Mentat School, a place where humans can learn the efficient techniques of thinking machines. But Gilbertus walks an uneasy line between his own convictions and compromises in order to survive the Butlerian fanatics, led by the madman Manford Torondo and his Swordmaster Anari Idaho. Mother Superior Raquella attempts to rebuild her Sisterhood School on Wallach IX, with her most talented and ambitious student, Valya Harkonnen, who also has another goal—to exact revenge on Vorian Atreides, the legendary hero of the Jihad, whom she blames for her family’s downfall.

Meanwhile, Josef Venport conducts his own war against the Butlerians. VenHold Spacing Fleet controls nearly all commerce thanks to the superior mutated Navigators that Venport has created, and he places a ruthless embargo on any planet that accepts Manford Torondo’s anti-technology pledge, hoping to starve them into submission. But fanatics rarely surrender easily . . .

The Mentats, the Navigators, and the Sisterhood all strive to improve the human race, but each group knows that as Butlerian fanaticism grows stronger, the battle will be to choose the path of humanity’s future—whether to embrace civilization, or to plunge into an endless dark age.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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February 28, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Events, Interview, News, Regular Feature, 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

Comic News

Around the Web

February 21, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Contest, Conventions, Dark Horse, Events, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, 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.

Book News

  • Star Wars artist Grant Gould will be illustrating How to Draw Star Wars Rebels. No word on a release date yet.

Comic News

  • Randy Stradley gave an update on Star Wars trade paperback and omnibus collections over on the Dark Horse forums.

The second Dark Times Omnibus is indeed our final scheduled Omnibus. We will produce trades for all of the current series, but there is not enough time within our remaining license to publish Omnibuses. Dark Horse’s goal, obviously, must be to sell as much of our inventory before our final cut-off date.

There may — and I stress may be one more hardcover book before the end of the year. News about that when I have it.

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February 7, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, eBooks, News, Regular Feature, Rumor, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Television, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Art News

  • Artist John Raya designed some awesome looking Star Wars football helmets. Seriously, even if you don’t like football, you have to admit they’re cool looking.
  • Star Wars artist Dave Dorman is taking suggestions for his next sketchbook. Be sure to tell him you want Star Wars.

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Inside Star Wars Insider 147

January 27, 2014 at 7:00 am | Posted in Interview, Star Wars, Star Wars Insider, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Insider 147 has already hit subscriber’s mailboxes. Here’s a look inside this month’s issue.

  • Star Wars Rebels “Frontline Update” provides some cool info on the progress of the show. Half of the scripts for season one are done, five episodes have been voice recorded, three episodes have been storyboarded, two episodes are being animated…and via Twitter, we know the animation for the first episode is now done…and the show has a theme already composed.
  • “50 Greatest Reasons to Love the Star Wars Prequels” is a cool article showcasing Star Wars fans across the board, from Star Wars: The Clone Wars voice actors to authors and actors all weighing in on why they love the prequels.
  • Jedi News’ Mark Newbold has an interview with Gerald Home, the actor who portrayed Tessek and a Mon Calamari officer in Return of the Jedi. It covers Gerald’s first experience with Star Wars, his favorite scene, action figure and more. Continue Reading Inside Star Wars Insider 147…

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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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Book Review: ‘The Dragon Business’ Part 2

January 14, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, eBooks, Fantasy, Humor, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Kevin J. Anderson’s Kindle serial The Dragon Business has wrapped up with episode eight. We covered the previous eight episodes, and the series was off to a great start, but did it finish on a high note? Click here to read our full review to find out.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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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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