LightSaber Rattling’s Early Review of Heir to the Empire 20th Anniversary Edition

August 31, 2011 at 11:03 am | Posted in Books, Reviews | Leave a comment
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If you’re anxious to see a review of Timothy Zahn’s Heir to the Empire 20th Anniversary Edition, or are just curious about what to expect, then head on over to LightSaber Rattling for an excellent review of the upcoming book. Heir to the Empire 20th Anniversary Edition comes out in hardcover Tuesday, September 6th.

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New Warhammer Short Story by Paul S. Kemp “A Small Victory”

August 31, 2011 at 9:28 am | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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Paul S. Kemp will have a new short story appearing in an upcoming Warhammer anthology entitled Age of Legend. The anthology is set to be released in January 2012. According to Mr. Kemp “the stories are set in the distant past of the Warhammer world, during the Time of Legends.” Aside from Paul S. Kemp and some seasoned Warhammer writers, Phil Athans will also be writing a short story for the anthology. Like Paul, Phil is a fellow Forgotten Realms writer and is also new to the Warhammer universe, so it will be interesting to see their take on it.

My story is entitled “A Small Victory” and is a very personal tale set in ancient Nehekhara, at a point in time when Nagash’s undead hordes are soon to sweep over the sands.  I think it’s a compelling tale, very dark (as befits a Warhammer story), and I think you’ll dig. I hope you’ll check it out. -Paul S. Kemp

You can see Paul S. Kemp’s full post on the announcement here, on his blog Paul S. Kemp, Fictioneer.

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New Release: Star Wars Adventures: Chewbacca and the Slavers of the Shadowlands

August 31, 2011 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Adventures: Chewbacca and the Slavers of the Shadowlands trade paperback collection hits stores today. The 72 page TPB covers the mighty Chewbacca during his youth on Kashyyyk as he embarks upon his rite of passage into the Shadowlands. You can head on over to DarkHorse.com to see a preview.

Writer: Chris Cerasi
Artist & Cover Artist: Jennifer Meyer

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Happy Birthday, Steve Perry

August 31, 2011 at 12:01 am | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment
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Today Roqoo Depot wishes a very happy birthday to author Steve Perry. Steve wrote Shadows of the Empire and co-wrote MedStar I: Battle Surgeons, MedStar II: Jedi Healer, and Deathstar with Michael Reaves. He also wrote for the Star Wars comics Shadows of the Empire: Evolution and co-wrote the short story MedStar: Intermezzo with Michael Reaves. Steve was born and raised in the deep south. Before becoming a full time writer, he held many jobs including swimming instructor, lifeguard, toy assembler, hotel gift shop and car rental clerk, aluminum salesman, martial arts instructor, private detective, Licensed Practical Nurse, and Certified Physician’s Assistant. He’s also a student of the Javanese martial art Penjak Silat which he has used for the basis of Teras Kasi in his Star Wars novels. He even participated in the largest guitar band ever assembled to be entered into the Guiness Book of World Records.

Aside from Star Wars, he has written for franchises such as Conan, Aliens, and has collaborated with Tom Clancy with the Net Force series. His original series Matador is nine books long with two more on the way. The Matador series covers a rebellion against the interstellar government known as The Confederation which is based on Earth. Like his Star Wars novels, he also includes a fictional martial art which in this case is called sumito. If you would like to learn more about Steve Perry you can visit his official website.

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Databurst From the 501st

August 31, 2011 at 12:01 am | Posted in 501st, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Latest Databurst From the 501st covering event news from August 31st through September 6th. A lot of garrison will be heading off to Dragon*Con this week, so if you’re heading there be sure to check them out.
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