EU Cantina Interview with Jason Fry

March 27, 2012 at 7:51 am | Posted in Interview, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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EU Cantina has posted a very nice interview with Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare author Jason Fry. The interview covers how the project went from Karen Traviss to him, what didn’t make the cut, as well as the reason for the name change…

“The far bigger reason was that I thought “Military” sounded like a book that would be really heavy on hardcore quantitative stuff — unit organizations, warships specifications, fleet data, and so forth. I have immense respect for that way of looking at the subject, but I wasn’t interested in writing that kind of book — and, frankly, I thought the audience for such a book would be relatively small.

I was interested in widening the focus beyond numbers and specifications — I wanted to look at history, and military philosophies, and personalities, and to keep shifting the narrative back and forth between historical overviews and in-universe documents and individual soldiers’ stories. Titlewise, “Warfare” felt like a much better fit for that approach.” -Jason Fry

Click here to read the full interview.

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‘Armored’ Interview with Sean Williams and John Jackson Miller

March 27, 2012 at 12:03 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Sci-Fi | 2 Comments
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To help promote the release of Armored today, we interviewed a couple of the authors featured therein. Several of the authors in the anthology were Star Wars authors, including John Jackson Miller, Sean Williams, and Michael A. Stackpole. We managed to get a hold of Sean and John, here’s what they had to say. Continue Reading ‘Armored’ Interview with Sean Williams and John Jackson Miller…

New Release and Review: ‘Armored’

March 27, 2012 at 12:02 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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Today Baen’s new anthology Armored is out. Armored is a collection of short stories ranging from sci-fi to historical fiction and even romance. For Star Wars fans, the book includes stories by John Jackson Miller, Michael A. Stackpole, and Sean Williams. You can check out our review of the book here.

You can purchase Armored online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. You can also check out the preview on Baen’s website or the short story “Jungle Walkers” by David Klecha & Tobias S. Buckell on io9.

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New Release: ‘Vortex’ in paperback

March 27, 2012 at 12:01 am | Posted in Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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For those who are shunning the hardbacks, Fate of the Jedi: Vortex is out in paperback today.

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Happy Birthday, Kevin J. Anderson

March 27, 2012 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment
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Today we wish a very happy birthday to Star Wars author Kevin J. Anderson. As always, Kevin is staying busy. His latest book releases include The Sisterhood of Dune, Veiled Alliances (a prequel to the Saga of the Seven Suns series), and Tau Ceti. In September his new original novel Death Warmed Over: Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. will be out. He’s also working on a very special project with the legendary rock band Rush.

A long time friend of Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart, Kevin and Neil are working on a collaboration for Clockwork Angels. Clockwork Angels is Rush’s upcoming new album. To coincide with the release, Kevin will be writing a novelization for the album.

“In a young man’s quest to follow his dreams, he is caught between the grandiose forces of order and chaos. He travels across a lavish and colorful world of steampunk and alchemy, with lost cities, pirates, anarchists, exotic carnivals, and a rigid Watchmaker who imposes precision on every aspect of daily life.”

You can stay in touch with the latest Kevin J. Anderson news by following him on Twitter, Facebook, or checking out his site or blog.

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