Around the Web

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

Comic News Continue Reading Around the Web…

Around the Web

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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Around the Web

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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Podcasts in Review

December 29, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Movies, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review. Lots of Rogue One discussion episodes, some better than others.

Assembly of Geeks: Rogue One Reviews starts with some discussion on Gotham City Sirens and a Deadshot movie, then they move into their reviews of Rogue One with guest Dan Zehr (Coffee With Kenobi). While there’s no love for Bor Gullet or Saw, they do discuss the things they liked as well as the things they didn’t like, what they wanted, the CGI, possible plot holes and ranking it.

Bantha Fodder: Episode 15 is a Christmas special as they do their own version of “Twas A Night Before Christmas” but Rogue One themed. Worth a listen.

Bombad Radio: Episode 264 features James, Jeremiah, Jason and author Adam Bray as they talk Rogue One including expectations, the things they liked, disliked and listener feedback. Good episode. Note there’s more listener reviews at the end of the episode so when the main discussion ends and you hear someone else speaking, that’s what’s going on. It threw me off guard at first as I though maybe a different podcast had started playing, but it’s just a listener review. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Book Review: ‘The Hall of Heroes’ by John Jackson Miller

December 13, 2016 at 6:48 pm | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | 1 Comment
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The Hall of Heroes wraps up the Star Trek: Prey trilogy by John Jackson Miller, and earns in a place on the to read shelf. If you haven’t checked this one out, be sure to give it a try. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

‘Star Trek: Prey’ Giveaway

November 29, 2016 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Contest, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | 20 Comments
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With the release of The Hall of Heroes today, the final novel in the Star Trek: Prey trilogy by John Jackson Miller, we’re celebrating by giving away a complete set of the trilogy! Just leave a comment below letting us know what your favorite Star Trek ship is and you’ll be entered to win. Anyone in the United States is eligible (sorry, no international shipping) and a winner will be picked this Friday. Good luck!

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘The Hall of Heroes’ by John Jackson Miller

November 29, 2016 at 12:03 am | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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The Hall of Heroes by John Jackson Miller is out today in paperback and wraps up the Star Trek: Prey trilogy. You can also pick up an autographed copy via John’s official shop.

Continuing the milestone 50th anniversary celebration of Star Trek—an epic new trilogy that stretches from the events of The Original Series movie The Search for Spock to The Next Generation!

The Klingon Empire stands on the precipice. In the wake of violence from the cult known as the Unsung, paranoia threatens to break Chancellor Martok’s regime. Klingons increasingly call for a stronger hand to take control…one that Lord Korgh, master manipulator, is only too willing to offer.

But other forces are now in motion. Assisted by a wily agent, the Empire’s enemies secretly conspire to take full advantage of the situation. Aboard the USS Titan, Admiral William T. Riker realizes far more than the Federation’s alliance with the Klingons is in danger. With the Empire a wounded animal, it could either become an attacker—or a target.

Yet even as hostilities increase, Commander Worf returns to the USS Enterprise and Captain Jean-Luc Picard with a daring plan of his own. The preservation of both the Empire and the Federation alliance may hinge on an improbable savior leading a most unlikely force….

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New Release and Review: ‘The Jackal’s Trick’ by John Jackson Miller

October 25, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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The Jackal’s Trick by John Jackson Miller is out today in paperback and digital formats. This is the second book in his Star Trek: Prey trilogy and it’s just as good as the first. Click here to read our full review.

Continuing the milestone 50th anniversary celebration of Star Trek—an epic new trilogy that stretches from the events of The Original Series movie The Search for Spock to The Next Generation!

The Klingon-Federation alliance is in peril as never before. Lord Korgh has seized control of the House of Kruge, executing a plot one hundred years in the making. The Klingon cult known as the Unsung rampages across the stars, striking from the shadows in their cloaked Birds-of-Prey. And the mysterious figure known as Buxtus Cross launches a scheme that will transform the Klingon Empire forever.

Into danger flies Admiral William T. Riker and the USS Titan, charged with protecting the peace forged nearly a century before during the Khitomer Accords. Aided by Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the USS Enterprise, Riker and his officers scour the stars, seeking to find the Unsung and uncover the truth behind the conspiracy before time runs out.

Yet even as Commander Worf departs on a deeply personal mission of honor, hidden sinister forces seek to turn the crisis to their advantage. And the conspirators’ plans threaten to spiral out of control, jeopardizing the very empire they aspire to rule.

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Book Review: ‘Sight Unseen’ by James Swallow

October 18, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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Branching out into Star Trek and with new authors, I checked out Sight Unseen by James Swallow. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Book Review: ‘Halo: Fractures’

October 11, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Halo: Fractures offers a little bit of everything for fans of the franchise, as well as a handful of Star Wars authors. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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