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March 24, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Celebration, Conventions, Events, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

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

Art New

  • Dave Dorman had a nice update for his Star Wars fans, “Because I am not going to SW Celebration this year, I don’t want my fans, old and new, to miss out on any Dorman SW prints. So for one week prior to Celebration, I will have a sale on my SW artist proofs. This will probably run from April 4-12. Keep it tuned here on FB for more as we get closer. I am working on a new small oil painting of DARTH MAUL. I will have that to show and sell towards the end of the week.” You can watch Dave paint Darth Maul right here.

Book News

  • Author Jason Fry has posted part 1 and part 2 of his author notes for Imperial Justice.
  • Update from author Paul S. Kemp via Facebook, “In vague writing news, finished a novel outline and am now pondering a short story for a cool antho.” That novel outline may or may not be related to the tie-in novel he mentioned he was working on in his January reddit AMA.

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Book Review: ‘The Binding’ by Nicholas Wolff

March 21, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, horror, Reviews | Leave a comment

Taking a new twist on zombie stories can be a bold move, and actually coming up with an idea that’s novel and interesting is no small feat. However, a great idea doesn’t always make for a good story if the author can’t pull it off. Click here to read our full review of The Binding.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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March 17, 2017 at 12:10 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • This one is beyond Star Wars, but written by Star Wars authors. Kevin Hearne and Delilah S. Dawson will be teaming up to write a book called Kill The Farm Boy which will be published by Del Rey. It’s quite the tongue and cheek title, and given the authors involved, this one will probably be a lot of fun. Here’s the project in Kevin’s own words…

About a year ago my buddy Delilah S. Dawson and I were killing an hour in the Dallas airport and we came up with an idea for messing with fantasy tropes in a humorous fashion. KILL THE FARM BOY was born. Had to file it away for a while and enjoy some tacos. But a couple months ago, because of, you know, THE WORLD, we needed something lighthearted to work on as therapy. So we started writing a proposal. We outlined the book and wrote five sample chapters that made us both laugh. We also came up with ideas for a couple more books.

And what do you know? Del Rey thought they were funny too and said we can go ahead and write them! So that’s coming, friends. KILL THE FARM BOY will be out next year. Delilah and I are taking turns writing chapters while we also work on our solo projects.

I think y’all are going to dig it. We’re laughing out loud as we do this.

  • In Star Wars book news, Amazon now has a look at the cover for Star Wars: On the Frontlines by Daniel Wallace.
  • Author Paul S. Kemp has posted his short story “Continuum” online for free. This story connects Shadowstorm and Shadowrealm., books two and three of The Twilight War.

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Book Review: ‘The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ by Josh Kushins

March 14, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Abrams, Art, Books, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment

The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story provides a glimpse at the creation process for the movie without revealing all of its secrets. With lots of imagery and some quotes from the creatives who worked on the film, it provides something for fans to dig into while we wait for the making of book. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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March 10, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Celebration, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, News, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • The novelization of Kong: Skull Island will be out next Tuesday and it’s written by former Star Wars author Tim Lebbon. Might be worth checking out.
  • Edelweiss has some details on Making Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Making Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: A Behind-the-scenes Oral History
Josh Kushins, Lucasfilm Ltd
On Sale Date: October 3, 2017
Hardcover | 256 pages
$29.99 USD, $37.99 CAD
ISBN 9781419723988, 1419723987
300 color illustrations
10 in H | 7.6 in W

This official companion to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story takes fans on an in-depth tour of the film’s production, featuring exclusive interviews with the key contributors who brought it to the big screen

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March 3, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Marvel, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • USA Today has an excerpt from Timothy Zahn‘s upcoming novel Thrawn.
  • You can read Delilah S. Dawson‘s short story Scorched online for free on StarWars.com. It’s a tie-in to Star Wars: Bloodline.
  • Dey Rey revealed what stories will be in the 2017 sampler.

  • Edelweiss now has an entry for the Star Wars Stormtroopers guide which we knew Adam Bray was working on, but now we also know that Ryder Windham is involved.

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Book Review: ‘Empire’s End’ by Chuck Wendig

February 28, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Empire’s End by Chuck Wendig wraps up the Aftermath trilogy with a whole lot to enjoy. It all comes down to what happens to the Empire after Return of the Jedi, and the battle of Jakku. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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February 24, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Marvel, Regular Feature, 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

  • StarWars.com has an interview with Chuck Wendig covering his latest novel Aftermath: Empire’s End.
  • E. K. Johnston‘s Ahsoka novel will be getting a paperback release on October 3, 2017. No details on the dimensions but it will be 400 pages.
  • New details are also now available on Star Wars: The Rise of a Hero by Louise Simonsson, Walter Simonsson, Tom Palmer and Laura Martin.

Star Wars: The Rise of a Hero

On Sale Date: May 30, 2017
Details: $10.99, Hardcover, Ages 6 to 8, Disney Lucasfilm Press, 48 pages

Blast into hyperspace and relive Luke Skywalker’s exciting adventure as he goes from being a farm boy on the dusty desert planet of Tatooine to the rebel pilot and hero who destroys the Empire’s most powerful weapon–the Death Star!

Star Wars: The Rise of a Hero reunites legendary Star Wars comic book creators Louise Simonsson, Walter Simonsson, and Tom Palmer, along with Laura Martin, they deliver an all-new, action-packed retelling of A New Hope just in time to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of that landmark science fantasy epic.

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New Release: ‘Empire’s End’ by Chuck Wendig

February 21, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Empire’s End by Chuck Wendig is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats and marks the end of the Aftermath Trilogy.

EVERY END IS A NEW BEGINNING.

As the final showdown between the New Republic and the Empire draws near, all eyes turn to a once-isolated planet: Jakku.

The Battle of Endor shattered the Empire, scattering its remaining forces across the galaxy. But the months following the Rebellion’s victory have not been easy. The fledgling New Republic has suffered a devastating attack from the Imperial remnant, forcing the new democracy to escalate their hunt for the hidden enemy.

For her role in the deadly ambush, Grand Admiral Rae Sloane is the most wanted Imperial war criminal—and one-time rebel pilot Norra Wexley, back in service at Leia’s urgent request, is leading the hunt. But more than just loyalty to the New Republic drives Norra forward: Her husband was turned into a murderous pawn in Sloane’s assassination plot, and now she wants vengeance as much as justice.

But Sloane, too, is on a furious quest: pursuing the treacherous Gallius Rax to the barren planet Jakku. As the true mastermind behind the Empire’s devastating attack, Rax has led the Empire to its defining moment. The cunning strategist has gathered the powerful remnants of the Empire’s war machine, preparing to execute the late Emperor Palpatine’s final plan. As the Imperial fleet orbits Jakku, an armada of Republic fighters closes in to finish what began at Endor. Norra and her crew soar into the heart of an apocalyptic clash that will leave land and sky alike scorched. And the future of the galaxy will finally be decided.

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Book Review: ‘Rogue One’ by Alexander Freed

February 20, 2017 at 5:24 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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While it took me a while to catch up, the Rogue One novelization by Alexander Freed was certainly worth my time. Freed adds in a lot of extra content to every page making this one a great book to check out. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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