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September 22, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Del Rey has released the rest of the From A Certain Point of View “social cards.” You can check them out here.
  • The Verge has an interview with author Martha Wells covering her new novella series The Murderbot Diaries which includes the cover for the second novella Artificial Condition. On top of that, TOR.com has a look at the cover for the third novella in the series, Rogue Protocol.
  • Christie Golden has written a short story tied into an upcoming VR videogame called ARKTIKA.1. You can read an excerpt here which includes pre-order links for the short story.

Convention & Event News

  • Salt Lake Comic Con is September 21 to 23 in Salt Lake City, UT. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn. Tim will be at Booth 519. You can check out his schedule here.
  • Cincinnati Comic Expo is September 22 to 24 in Cincinnati, OH. Star Wars guests include Caroline Blakiston, Joe Corroney, Julian Glover, Jason Isaacs, and John Ratzenberger.
  • New York Comic Con is October 5 to 8 in New York, NY. Star Wars guests include Katie Cook, Jim Cummings, Kieron Gillen, Mark Hamill, Felicity Jones, John Jackson Miller, Skottie Young and more.

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New Release: ‘Halo: Retribution’ by Troy Denning

August 29, 2017 at 4:55 am | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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Halo: Retribution by Troy Denning is out today. Click here to check out the official production page.

An original full-length novel set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times bestselling video game series!

December 2553. Less than a year after the end of the Covenant War, a string of violent incidents continues to threaten the tenuous peace in human-held space, culminating in the assassination of UNSC fleet admiral Graselyn Tuwa and the abduction of her family. It is a provocation so outrageous that the Office of Naval Intelligence must retaliate swiftly and ferociously—but only after its operatives identify her killer and rescue the hostages.

This mission will be the first for homicide-detective-turned-ONI-operative Veta Lopis and her young team of Spartan-IIIs, and some­thing feels wrong from the start. The obvious suspect is an infamous Brute dokab who leads the Keepers of the One Freedom, a Covenant splinter group in fierce opposition to the UNSC. But Lopis and her team soon realize that the truth is much more insidious than they could ever have imagined, and along with Fred-104, Kelly-087, and Linda-058 of Blue Team for combat support, must stop a plan hatched in the bowels of the secret research station Argent Moon—a plan so sinister it could destroy all those still reeling from thirty years of inter­galactic conflict….

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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August 4, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Fantasy, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Lost Stars by Claudia Gray is now out in paperback.
  • Urban Enemies came out this week and features short stories by several authors including Kevin Hearne.
  • Also out this week is The Dark Tower: The Art of the Film by Daniel Wallace.
  • A Conversation in Blood by Paul S. Kemp came out in mass market paperback this week.
  • John Jackson Miller will be contributing a story for the upcoming fantasy anthology Kingdoms Fall which will be out next year from Cohesion Press. The anthology will also include stories by Kevin J. Anderson and David Farland (aka Dave Wolverton).

Comic News

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June 30, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Comic Books, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Television | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Art News

  • Dave Dorman finished the concept idea he had for a previously rejected submission for Celebration Anaheim, and it is gorgeous.

Book News

  • Martha Wells will officially be writing two more Murderbot novellas for a total of four. The first book is already out (and a great read) and the next three will be out next year. Artificial Condition, the second book in the series, will be out January 2018.
  • The cover for Troy Denning‘s next HALO novel has been revealed. Entitled HALO: Retribution, the book will be out on August 29th.

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Book Review: ‘All Systems Red’ by Martha Wells

June 13, 2017 at 6:27 pm | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy, TOR | Leave a comment
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If you’re looking for a good sci-fi book to read, look no further than All Systems Red by Martha Wells. This one delivers. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘All Systems Red’ by Martha Wells

May 2, 2017 at 7:03 pm | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy, TOR | Leave a comment
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All Systems Red by Martha Wells is out today in paperback and digital formats.

In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety.

But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn’t a primary concern.

On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied ‘droid—a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as “Murderbot.” Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is.

But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it’s up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.

Official Product Page

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Book Review: ‘Assassin’s Creed: Heresy’ by Christie Golden

April 11, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Assassin’s Creed: Heresy by Christie Golden is an interesting take on the franchise that strikes a bold new path with the viewpoint of the Templars. Click here to read our full review.

Posted 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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February 17, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Collecting, Conventions, Events, Fantasy, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, 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 released a new except for Aftermath: Empire’s End by Chuck Wendig which will be out February 21st and will concluded the Aftermath trilogy.
  • Del Rey’s Star Wars Facebook page teased a picture that seems to indicate the new Thrawn novel will have blue page edging. Pretty cool.

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January 13, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, 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

Comic News

  • EW has a first look at the upcoming Rogue One comic adaptation that Marvel will be doing as well as an interview with the writer, Jody Houser. Emilio Laiso will be handling the interior art. Thankfully, it sounds like this adaptation will be adding lots of new stuff unlike The Force Awakens adaptation.

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