Around the Web

April 15, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Collecting, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Brecker & Meyer is doing a special four book Star Wars set of The Jedi Path, Book of Sith, The Bounty Hunter Code and Imperial Handbook. No word yet on a release date, but definitely a nice way to get them all if you haven’t picked them up yet.
  • As we countdown to the next Star Wars novel, Bloodline, Star Wars Insider will be prepping readers with a short tie-in story called “Scorched.” Written by Delilah S. Dawson, “Scorched” will be appearing in Star Wars Insider #165 (due out on April 27). It stars Greer Sonnel, “a rising star preparing to take part in The Gauntlet, a challenging and dangerous starfighter race. Greer Sonnel is a key character – and close ally of Senator Leia Organa – who will be featured in Claudia Gray’s upcoming STAR WARS: BLOODLINE. SCORCHED takes place before the events of the novel and provides insight into Greer’s background and character.” The short story will also include artwork by Joe Corroney.
  • Entertainment Weekly has an excerpt from Chuck Wendig‘s next Star Wars novel Aftermath: Life Debt.
  • Plus Del Rey now has even more ways to win a free copy of Bloodline or a free Bloodline poster.
  • RebelScum is reporting that Star Wars actor Felix Silla has a book out called The World of Felix Silla. It’s an 88 page softcover and available directly from him via his Facebook page.
  • There’s a new Kickstarter out there for a mech anthology novel called MECH: Age of Steel Anthology which includes stories by Kevin J. Anderson and Martha Wells.
  • And edelweiss has updated their book catalogs with a bunch of new Star Wars titles.

Star Wars: Complete Locations by Curtis Saxton
On Sale Date: October 4, 2016
$35.00, Hardcover, Ages 10 to 17, 192 pages, 11.9 in H | 9.9 in W

Star Wars(TM): Complete Locations brings together the key buildings, environments, and battle scenes from the Star Wars saga in a single, definitive guide. This updated edition features four new cross-section spreads and a behind-the scenes look at how the artwork is crafted.

Packed with more than 50 full-color, intricate cross-section artwork and 3-D maps, Star Wars(TM): Complete Locations is an amazing visual guide into the incredible worlds and locations of a galaxy far, far away….

From the towering skyscrapers of Coruscant to the terrifying technology of the Death Star, see in astonishing detail the numerous worlds, bases, cities, landscapes, and battles from the Star Wars galaxy. Discover the secrets of the Jedi Temple Complex and tour Yoda’s House on Dagobah.

With brand-new cross-section artwork and sneak peek behind-the-scenes pages showing how the amazing artworks are crafted, Star Wars: Complete Locations is the definitive one-volume collection that takes you inside the world of the Star Wars saga.

The Amazing Book of Star Wars by Elizabeth Dowsett
On Sale Date: October 4, 2016
$14.99, Hardcover, Ages 6 to 9, 48 pages, 10.9 in H | 9 in W

Children new to Star Wars(TM) will love discovering more about a galaxy far, far away…in The Amazing Book of Star Wars, an early reference book full of bold images and clear simple text that’s easy for them to read.

Start your padawan’s training off right with The Amazing Book of Star Wars(TM), the perfect introduction for young fans to the Star Wars galaxy.

Large pictures and short, simple sentences bring Star Wars to life for children aged 4 to 6 as they learn about the brave heroes, helpful droids, amazing aliens, and powerful foes from the saga. Favorite characters and fascinating vehicles are explored in a fun, age-appropriate way, from Yoda and Luke Skywalker to the Millennium Falcon and BB-8.

The Amazing Book of Star Wars is the ideal companion for children starting out on their lifelong Star Warsadventure and introduces a whole new generation to the a galaxy far, far away….

Star Wars Rogue One Rebel Dossier by Disney Book Group
On Sale Date: December 20, 2016
$12.99, Hardcover, Ages 8 to 12, 64 pages

A Rebel Dossier for Rogue One.

Star Wars Rogue One Ultimate Visual Guide by DK
On Sale Date: December 16, 2016
$30.00, Hardcover, Ages 9 to 12, 200 pages, 11.9 in H | 9.9 in W

The essential, comprehensive guide to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story™.

This exciting reference format accompanies the eagerly anticipated, first-ever standalone Star Wars™ movie:Rogue One. This beautifully detailed title features in-depth character profiles, plus 6 newly commissioned and fully annotated cross-sections of vehicles and mapped-out locations. With clear and authoritative text, this book is packed with essential information—and presented alongside stunning stills from the movie.

Star Wars: Poe Dameron: A Pilot’s Logbook by Michael Kogge
September 27, 2016
$9.99, Hardcover, Ages 6 to 12, 96 pages, 8.3 in H | 5.8 in W

Star Wars Rogue One Young Adult Novel by Disney Book Group
On Sale Date: December 20, 2016
$17.99, Hardcover, Ages 12 to 18, 336 pages

A young adult novel tied to Rogue One.

Star Wars Year by Year: A Visual History, Updated Edition by Daniel Wallace
On Sale Date: September 6, 2016
$50.00, Hardcover, 368 pages, 11.9 in H | 9.9 in W

Featuring incredible illustrations and stills, Star Wars(TM) Year By Year: A Visual History, Updated Edition chronologically details the history and development of the Star Wars movies; the events, press, and logistics surrounding the making of each movie; and exclusive interviews with people who worked behind the scenes.

Painstakingly produced, superbly illustrated, Star Wars Year By Year: A Visual History, Updated Editionpresents a unique Star Wars timeline—the full history of the amazing Star Wars phenomenon as you’ve never seen it before.

This updated edition includes a whole new chapter covering Star Wars: The Force Awakens as well as the ongoing animated TV series Star Wars Rebels and new Star Wars-themed lands coming to Walt Disney World Florida and Disneyland California.

Produced in full collaboration with Lucasfilm and written by renowned Star Wars experts, Star Wars Year By Year: A Visual History, Updated Edition provides a unique timeline of every facet of Star Wars history, as well as the saga’s impact on popular culture and world events.

The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Lucasfilm Ltd
On Sale Date: December 16, 2016
$40.00, Hardcover, 256 pages, 300 color illustrations, 10 in H | 11.9 in W

  • In other news, the 2016 Scribe Award nominees are out. Kevin J. Anderson is up for The X-Files: “Statues” in the Short Stories category, Christie Golden is up for Star Wars: Dark Disciple in the Adapted Novel – General and Speculative category, and Troy Denning is up for HALO: Last Light in the Best Original Novel – Speculative category.

Comic News

Fandom News

  • Star Wars artist Phil Noto created a pretty cool fan poster for Rogue One.

Movie & Television News

  • The trailer for Doctor Strange is out. It’ll hit theaters this November.
  • And there’s a new teaser trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them which will also be out in November.

Toy & Collectible News

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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