Interview with John Jackson Miller

September 23, 2016 at 8:47 pm | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Interview, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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Last weekend I went to a small sci-fi convention in Columbia, MO called DoDeca Con. While there I had the opportunity to chat with author John Jackson Miller. I talked with John about his new trilogy Star Trek: Prey, his Halo short story in Halo: Fractures, his comic in Halo: Tales From Slipspace, and his short story in Planet of the Apes: Tales From the Forbidden Zone. Below you can either listen to the interview on YouTube, or download it via Podbean.

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As mentioned in the interview, you can check out John’s official website at Farawaypress.com. John has autographed copies of his work available in his shop. Here are the pre-order links for all the books and comics mentioned in the interview:

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New Release: ‘Halo: Fractures’ Anthology

September 20, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Halo: Fractures – Extraordinary Tales from the Halo Canon is out today from Simon & Schuster. This Halo anthology includes short stories by authors such as Troy Denning, Christie Golden and John Jackson Miller. Click here to check out the official product page.

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New Release: ‘Eternity’s Mind’ by Kevin J. Anderson

September 13, 2016 at 12:03 am | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Eternity’s Mind by Kevin J. Anderson is out today. This is the third book in the Saga of Shadows trilogy.

Two decades after the devastating Elemental War, which nearly destroyed the cosmos, the new Confederation restored peace and profitable commerce among the peoples and worlds of the Spiral Arm. The ambitious, innovative Roamers went back to their traditional business of harvesting the vital stardrive fuel ekti from the clouds of gas giant planets, and the telepathic green priests of Theroc provided instantaneous galaxy-wide communication via their connection to the powerful and sentient worldtrees. The alien Ildiran Empire rebuilt their grand Prism Palace under the light of their seven suns, and their Mage-Imperator declared a new age of expansion and discover.
But peace was not to last. The malevolent Klikiss robots soon found an ally in the ancient and near-omnipotent Shana Rei, destructive creatures who are the personification of darkness and chaos … awakened after millennia of slumber to destroy all sentient life in the universe. The Confederation and the Ildiran Empire fought in every way possible, but the Spiral Arm itself seemed doomed.

All across the transportal network, space is tearing apart, the links between the gateways are breaking down, the fabric of space unraveling. The worldtrees are dying, entire planets are englobed in impenetrable black barriers erected by the Shana Rei, and the murderous taint has infiltrated the Ildiran race as well as Mage-Imperator Jora’h himself.

Desperate for stardrive fuel to power the military and all space travel, the industrialist Lee Iswander has been extracting ekti—the blood of the cosmos—from mysterious giant nodules found floating in empty space, draining these “bloaters” dry by the thousands. But in doing so, is he weakening the only ally that all of civilization may have against the Shana Rei?

Click here for the official product page.

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New Release: ‘Navigators of Dune’ by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

September 13, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Navigators of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson is out today.

Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson’s Navigators of Dune is the climactic finale of the Great Schools of Dune trilogy, set 10,000 years before Frank Herbert’s classic Dune.

The story line tells the origins of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood and its breeding program, the human-computer Mentats, and the Navigators (the Spacing Guild), as well as a crucial battle for the future of the human race, in which reason faces off against fanaticism. These events have far-reaching consequences that will set the stage for Dune, millennia later.

Click here for the official product page.

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Book Review: ‘God Emperor of Dune’ by Frank Herbert

September 13, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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God Emperor of Dune by Frank Herbert is a very interesting sci-fi novel. On one hand, it’s part of a classic series, but on the other hand, no one prepares you for what you’re in for. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

September 9, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Toys | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • For John Jackson Miller fans, John talked some about his upcoming Star Trek trilogy Star Trek: Prey in his latest website post. You can also find a link there to get a signed copy of the first book, Hell’s Heart, for just $9.
  • The cover for Planet of the Apes: Tales From the Forbidden Zone has been revealed. This anthology by Titan Publishing will be out in January 2017 and will features authors such as Kevin J. Anderson, Greg Cox, Greg Keyes, and John Jackson Miller.
  • Martha Wells‘ next book The Harbors of the Sun is now up for pre-order. She has a list of pre-order links as well as a look at the cover over on her site.

Comic News

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MidAmeriCon II Interview with Kevin J. Anderson

August 28, 2016 at 7:31 pm | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Interview, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Author Kevin J. Anderson was very active at MidAmeriCon II splitting duties between numerous panels as well as manning his WordFire booth on the con floor and signing autographs for fans. While there we caught up with Kevin and managed to snag a few moments for an interview. We talk with him about his series Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I., his Terra Incognita series, and his upcoming books Eternity’s Mind and Navigators of Dune.

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MidAmeriCon II “Changing the Medium” Panel

August 28, 2016 at 10:57 am | Posted in Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Random House, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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I almost missed out on this panel, but I’m glad I didn’t. The “Changing the Medium” panel at MidAmeriCon II featured authors Martha Wells and William C. Dietz as well as guests Gary Kloster, Christopher Kastensmidt and moderator Monica Valentinelli. Each of the guests on the panel shared some excellent insights on the writing business with a focus on writing in different mediums. This included tie-in work, novelizations and working with games, be it a tabletop game like Pathfinder or video games like Halo and Mass Effect. It was a very cool panel and I managed to get the first 12 minutes of it on video, and I’ve also got the audio for the full panel. Enjoy!

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Book Review: ‘Pawn’s Gambit’ by Timothy Zahn

August 16, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Reviews, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Pawn’s Gambit and Other Stratagems is a fun short story collection currently available from Open Road Media. It collects a bunch of fun Timothy Zahn novels together and is worth checking out. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Book Review: ‘Children of Dune’ by Frank Herbert

June 7, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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Sometimes you have to go back to the classics. Dune is no doubt a classic. However, it’s much more than just one great sci-fi novel, it’s a series. As I’ve continued my journey down that path, Children of Dune was up in the reading order. While it’s not the greatest book, it is interesting. Click here to read our full review.

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