First Look at the FCBD 2013 Star Wars Issue

February 19, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse | Leave a comment
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Comic Book Resources has a first look at the free comic book day Star Wars offering from Dark Horse Comics this year. Their preview includes four pages plus the inside cover. The issue’s story is called “The Assassination of Darth Vader”, written by Brian Wood, art by Ryan Odagawa, colors by Gabe Eltaeb, lettering by Michael Heisler, and cover art by Doug Wheatley. The story takes place shortly after the events of A New Hope.

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Tim Siedell talks ‘Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin’

February 19, 2013 at 12:40 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Interview | Leave a comment
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Comic Book Resources posted an interview with Tim Siedell, the writer for the upcoming Dark Horse Comics series Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin.

“There are a lot of bad guys in the Star Wars universe. Some wear masks, others wear the clothes of a rich businessman and some tempt you with appealing whispers. Surround Vader with enough bad guys and he starts to look downright good by comparison — or not. By the end of the story, Vader has a pretty good idea of what he’s capable and not capable of doing.” -Tim Siedell

Click here to read the full interview. It also includes some artwork and a preview of one of the interior pages.

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New Release: ‘Mysterious Ways’ by Michael A. Stackpole

February 19, 2013 at 11:53 am | Posted in eBooks | Leave a comment
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Jonesing for more Stackpole? Today Michael A. Stackpole released Mysterious Ways, a murder mystery he’s been wanting to get out there for a while now. It features Merlin Bloodstone and is available as an eBook. Mike also has chapter one online if you’re looking for a preview.

The eBook is available in three editions: basic, deluxe, and super deluxe (which includes a bonus novella and two short stories).

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New Fiction From Sean Williams

February 19, 2013 at 11:43 am | Posted in News | Leave a comment
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Author Sean Williams posted a free short story online today called “Death and the Hobbyist.” It’s goes along with his Twinmaker series. You can check it out here.

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Book Review: ‘Mr. Twilight’ by Michael Reaves and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

February 19, 2013 at 7:58 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Fantasy, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Next week Michael Reaves and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff’s new Star Wars novel The Last Jedi will be out, but Star Wars isn’t the only thing the two authors have worked on together. Their first collaboration was Mr. Twilight, a paranormal adventure that takes an interesting look at devils, angels, and occult detectives. Click here to check out our full review.

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New Release: ‘The Death of the Necromancer’ by Martha Wells

February 19, 2013 at 7:49 am | Posted in eBooks | Leave a comment
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The Death of the Necromancer by Martha Wells is now out as an eBook. According to Martha Wells…

It’s a dark fantasy/adventure/mystery, set in the same world as The Element of Fire but a few hundred years later. Like the Fall of Ile-Rien trilogy (The Wizard Hunters,The Ships of AirThe Gate of Gods), it’s a world that had gaslight and trains and was experimenting with electricity, long before steampunk was popular. I wrote it because it was the kind of book I wanted to read and couldn’t find anywhere.

This is the book with Reynard, from the Don’t Let Then Take Your Reynards essay. And if you’ve read the Fall of Ile-Rien trilogy, this is the book with Tremaine’s parents, Nicholas and Madeline.

Martha also has the first chapter from The Death of the Necromancer here so you can get an idea of what it’s like. You can buy the eBook at Barnes and Noble NookBookKoboAmazon US KindleAmazon UK KindleBarnes and Noble UKKindle CanadaKindle GermanyKindle France,Kindle Spain, and Kindle Italy.

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Eye on the Sky: Chelyabinsk Meteor

February 19, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Astronomy, Eye on the Sky, Eye on the Sky, Regular Feature, Science News | Leave a comment

The Chelyabinsk Meteor exploded over Russian skies Friday morning. The 55 foot chunk of rock injured over a 1,000 people with it’s shock wave alone. The following infographic gives a nice summary of the details with some interesting comparisons.

(via Space.com)

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Happy Birthday, Donald F. Glut

February 19, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Today we wish a happy birthday to Donald F. Glut. The author of The Empire Strikes Back novelization turns 69 today.

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