Star Wars Legends

April 25, 2014 at 8:09 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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legends-bannerWe all knew it was coming, and at least now Star Wars readers will have time to prepare ourselves for the change. As Scott Shannon, Del Rey’s Senior Vice President and Publisher, commented “And now we’re excited to finally be able to call our upcoming novels true canon—a single, cohesive Star Wars storyline—all while keeping the amazing backlist of Star Wars Legends content in print.” So while we’ve got a new canon starting in September, the old canon is being rebranded Star Wars Legends. The rebranding includes new “Legends” banners on the Star Wars book covers no longer a part of the official canon. That means any books released prior to John Jackson Miller’s upcoming novel A New Dawn.

Now I’m not a hardcore book collector, but I do have a large Star Wars book collection. Initially I tried to get them all as cheaply as possible which meant lots of paperbacks. In years since, I’ve tried to replace them with hardcovers whenever possible. That means I have a few copies of the same book just in different formats. I’ve also picked up extra copies when the price is too good to pass by. As such, I’ve come across different sized hardcover novels. And of course there are Star Wars books out there with different covers, especially the foreign editions which sometimes have completely different artwork. With the new Star Wars Legends line, this means we’ll be getting ALL of those old Star Wars novels with new covers. The question is: how hardcore of a collector are you? Will you try to get them all? Or, like me, will you instead pick a few discreet titles to add to your collection. One way or another, here’s a look at some of the “Legends” covers that have already been revealed. Continue Reading Star Wars Legends…

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Force Lightning, Mofos!

April 25, 2014 at 6:56 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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star-wars-lords-of-the-sith-paul-s-kempAuthor Paul S. Kemp also shared a little on his blog today about his newly revealed Star Wars novel Lords of the Sith.

My next Star Wars novel was announced today (press release here).  This is the cover.  Just.  Look.  At.  It.

Now, I actually wanted to title the novel, “Force Lightning, Mofos!” but that idea was not well received.  :-)

A blurb from Del Rey:

When the Emperor and his notorious apprentice, Darth Vader, find themselves stranded in the middle of insurgent action on an inhospitable planet, they must rely solely on each other, the Force, and their awesome martial skills to prevail. Created in collaboration with the Lucasfilm Story Group. Coming March 2015. Jacket art by Aaron McBride.

I can say a few things more about the book:  First, as is apparent from thatspectacular cover, the book features Vader and Palpatine.  It also features a character who I’m not allowed to name just yet, but who appeared in The Clone Wars animated series.  In terms of where it fits in the timeline, Lords of the Sith is set after the Revenge of the Sith film and before the forthcoming Rebels television show.

Alas, that’s all I’m allowed to say at this point about the substance of the book.

I’m excited about it, though, and hope you are, too.

Oh, and finally:  BOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMM!

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A New Dawn Rises

April 25, 2014 at 6:54 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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star-wars-a-new-dawn-by-john-jackson-millerAuthor John Jackson Miller shared some info on his newly announced Star Wars Rebels book A New Dawn over on his blog as well as his trip to Lucasfilm to film a EU appreciation video along with Timothy Zahn.

The news is out! I can at last share the project I’ve been working on this fall and winter: STAR WARS: A NEW DAWN is my new hardcover adult novel release, set for release this September from Random House/Del Rey!

The novel (my first Star Wars work since Kenobi) is set several years after Star Wars: Episode III — and several years before the upcoming animated television series Star Wars: Rebels. As you can see from the cover, two of the main characters of that series, Kanan and Hera, have major roles in the book. This is the first novel integrating input from the Lucasfilm Story Group, which manages story concepts across all media, and so in addition to working with Random House’s team I both got inspiration and feedback from the series’ executive producers, Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg, and Greg Weisman, as well as Pablo Hidalgo, Jennifer Heddle, and Leland Chee. Continue Reading A New Dawn Rises…

Star Wars Books Relaunch

April 25, 2014 at 5:51 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Here’s the official press release regarding the Star Wars books relaunch.

DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE and RANDOM HOUSE ANNOUNCE

RELAUNCH OF STAR WARS™ ADULT FICTION LINE

New Publishing Program to be Part of the Unified Star Wars Storytelling Future

New York, NY – April 25, 2014 – Following today’s announcement of Lucasfilm’s new unified storytelling approach, Disney Publishing Worldwide is proud to announce their first step into that larger world, beginning with Del Rey Books. The publishing program will feature new adult fiction novels set in the beloved galaxy far, far away, and will be closely connected to the cinematic entertainment currently in development at Lucasfilm. Continue Reading Star Wars Books Relaunch…

New Star Wars Books!

April 25, 2014 at 1:57 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Well that didn’t take long. Earlier today, Star Wars Books teased a new dawn in September and now they’ve released the details. John Jackson Miller, James Luceno, Paul S. Kemp…it’s freaking Christmas for readers. *UPDATED with new covers*

star-wars-a-new-dawn-by-john-jackson-miller Continue Reading New Star Wars Books!…

Star Wars Books: A New Dawn in September

April 25, 2014 at 6:16 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

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Uploaded today on Star Wars Books’ Facebook page, Del Rey hits fans with a cryptic message: a new dawn begins September 2014. What does it mean? Well, we have clues perfect for speculation. For starters, Disney-Lucasfilm Press is starting the Star Wars Saga Program which will start launching books in October retelling the stories of the original films thus introducing children to an era of the saga they might not be familiar with. It’s all about prepping kids for Star Wars Episode VII and seeing Han, Luke and Leia on the big screen. Continue Reading Star Wars Books: A New Dawn in September…

Around the Web

April 25, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Episode VII, Events, Fantasy, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Insider, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Jason Fry‘s next book is up for pre-order on Amazon, The Jupiter Pirates: Curse of the Iris.
  • Jedi News spotted a new book for Star Wars collectors called The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures, 1977-1985.
  • Martha Wells‘ story “Rites of Passage” is now available online for free on her site.

Comic News

Continue Reading Around the Web…

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