Drew Karpyshyn for Star Wars Reads Day

October 2, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Posted in Miscellaneous | 1 Comment
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“Drew Karpyshyn, author most recently of Star Wars: The Old Republic: Annihilation, talks about the deeper understanding of the ‘dark side’ he gained from writing books that predate the movies.

On Saturday, October 6, 2012, Star Wars Reads Day is coming to your galaxy. Join in a celebration of reading and all things Star Wars at over 1,200 bookstores, schools, and libraries nationwide, with giveaways and raffles, and authors and/or costumed characters appearing at select locations. Find an event near you at StarWars.com/Reads!” ~ Star Wars Youtube

(via Jedi News twitter)

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Eye on the Sky: When Galaxies Collide

October 2, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Posted in Astronomy, Eye on the Sky, Regular Feature, Science News | 1 Comment
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 “The Hubble Space Telescope shows a rare view of a pair of overlapping galaxies, called NGC 3314. The two galaxies look as if they are colliding, but they are actually separated by tens of millions of light-years, or about ten times the distance between our Milky Way and the neighboring Andromeda galaxy. The chance alignment of the two galaxies, as seen from Earth, gives a unique look at the silhouetted spiral arms in the closer face-on spiral, NGC 3314A.” ~ from the Nasa website.

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and W. Keel (University of Alabama)

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‘Star Wars: First Assault’ heading to Xbox Live Arcade

October 2, 2012 at 11:58 am | Posted in Star Wars News, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Gamespot has some more info on the previously mentioned Star Wars: First Assault, and it looks like it’s heading to Xbox Live Arcade. To the left you can see the first official image of the game which shows Rebel troopers engaged against Stormtroopers.

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Star Wars Essential eBook Bundles on Sale

October 2, 2012 at 11:43 am | Posted in Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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The Star Wars eBook bundles are on sale today in both a 10 book and 4 book bundle.

The four book bundle includes: X-Wing: Rogue Squadron (Michael A. Stackpole), Heir to the Empire (Timothy Zahn), New Jedi Order: Vector Prime (R.A. Salvatore), and Legacy of the Force: Betrayal (Aaron Allston) for just $7.99 (that’s $1.99 for each eBook). This will be very limited time offer at this price. Click here to check it out and for links to participating retailers.

The 10 pack included all of the previous mentioned novels plus: The Old Republic: Deceived (Paul S. Kemp), Republic Commando: Hard Contact (Karen Traviss), Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader (James Luceno), Death Troopers (Joe Schreiber), Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor (Matthew Stover), and Crosscurrent (Paul S. Kemp). Click here to check it out and for links to participating retailers.

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Suvudu Interview with Pablo Hidalgo

October 2, 2012 at 11:10 am | Posted in Interview, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Suvudu has posted an interview with Star Wars: The Essential Reader’s Companion author Pablo Hidalgo. The interview covers a lot of ground and includes some of the artwork.

Had you read all of these books and short stories already or was any of this material completely new to you?

PH: Definitely, just because I had been busy. There was even a lot of material that had come out since I started working here that I’d just never had a chance to read or really dive into. In some cases I was just reading summaries at the time and this was an opportunity to read them more fully. There was a degree of catch-up and this gave me the excuse to read those. For whatever reason, I’d never read the Last of the Jedi series when they came out, and now I had the chance. I really enjoyed them. I think Jude Watson did an amazing job. When you look at how many books she’s written and the particular era of the EU she had carved out, it was fun to get that closure and finish her particular story.

Click here to read the full interview.

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Star Wars Short Stories on Suvudu

October 2, 2012 at 11:04 am | Posted in Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Suvudu has posted a bunch of Star Wars short stories online in celebration of the release of Star Wars: The Essential Reader’s Companion. Whether you go out to buy the book or not, this is great treat from the publishers.

Labor Pains by John Jackson Miller
Crossroads by Christopher Cerasi
Shades of Gray: from the Adventures of Alex Winger by Charlene Newcomb
The Old Republic: Smuggler’s Vanguard by Rob Chestney
Precipice by Chris Cassidy
Lando Calrissian: Idiot’s Array by Rich Handley
Fists of Ion by Ed Erdelac
Deader Than a Triton Moon by Jason Fry
Interference by John Jackson Miller
The Secret Journal of Doctor Demagol by John Jackson Miller
Knight Errant: Influx by John Jackson Miller
Essential Atlas Extra: The Knight Errant Gazetteer by Daniel Wallace, Jason Fry, and John Jackson Miller

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Plagueis Endnotes for ‘Book of Sith’

October 2, 2012 at 8:34 am | Posted in Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Author Daniel Wallace posted some special endnotes covering Darth Plagueis in Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side to help celebrate the impending kick off of Star Wars Reads Day. You can check them out here on The Official Star Wars Blog.

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Book Review: ‘Star Wars – The Essential Reader’s Companion’

October 2, 2012 at 12:03 am | Posted in Reviews, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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The long wait is over, but was it worth it? Click here to read our full review of Star Wars: The Essential Reader’s Companion and find out.

Reviewed By: Synlah and Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Star Wars – The Essential Reader’s Companion’

October 2, 2012 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Star Wars: The Essential Reader’s Companion is out today. Written by Pablo Hidalgo with art by Jeff Carlisle, Chris Scalf, Joe Corroney, Brian Rood, Darren Tan, and Chris Trevas. The Essential Reader’s Companion is available in both digital and physical formats.

Click here to read our interview with Pablo Hidalgo covering The Essential Reader’s Companion.

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