Around the Web

September 30, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, 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

  • Star Wars: Complete Locations by Jason Fry came out this week from DK Books.
  • Del Rey has also released the Thrawn Trilogy with the new covers. Be wary of ordering online as the ISBN numbers are the same.
  • Star Wars Galactic Maps has a new cover.

  • Author John Jackson Miller has launched his new webstore which includes signed books.

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Podcasts in Review

September 29, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Ausfans Radio: Episode 31 features a great interview with author John Jackson Miller covering his new trilogy Star Trek: Prey. They talk about Prey, the films, the tv series, his previous Star Trek stories, and what else he has coming out. Good audio quality and very impressive for an international interview as those don’t typically have the best audio quality. Good one to check out.

Beltway Banthas: Episode XIII is a fun one as they spotlight the Star Wars character Mas Amedda and discuss his role in the politics of Star Wars. I have to admit, I’d never really considered how important his character would have been, and it definitely seems a shame that Chuck Wendig didn’t play up on that a little better in Life Debt. They do talk about the character’s role in Life Debt which could be considered a little spoilery if you haven’t read that book yet. This episode features guest Mike DeRose. If you’re an Amedda fan, you’ll love this one, and if you’re not, you might just come away with a better understanding of the character.

Bombad Radio: In Memory of Eric Cone episode pays homage to their friend and Bombad Radio contributor Eric Cone who recently passed. They talk about his deep fandom, his love for Batman, Star Trek and the creators and artists, and they share memories of the good times they had. Nice episode which manages to stay upbeat while still paying tribute to a lost friend. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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 | 1 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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Podcasts in Review

September 15, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

After Dark Side: Episode 22 is the best After Dark Side episode I’ve listened to so far. They start out talking about YouTube, stuff they’re watching and new policies, then the discussion shifts to UFO’s and poltergeists. They get into dream examinations and spook stories which is pretty cool. Fun one to listen to.

Beltway Banthas: Episode XII features guests Lauren Milberger and Rachel Leishman (The FordCast) as they talk about actor Harrison Ford, his activism and his politics. It’s a very interesting episode covering aspects you don’t normally hear about on most Star Wars podcasts. Good one to check out.

Blast Points: Episode 39 covers Rogue One news, the product catalog, Star Wars Rebels clips, episode titles, and then they go into the George Lucas Super Live Adventure. They talk about the show, all the stuff it covered, the various music acts, etc. Now they don’t go into the history of the show too much as this one is mostly an overview of what was in the show as they watched the whole thing on YouTube. If you don’t know anything about it, Tested.com did a really nice write up on it a while back. That said, this episode gives you a better idea of what actually happened in the show without watching it yourself. Of course, it’ll also persuade you to check it out. Have fun! Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

September 1, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 3 Comments

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 027 is titles “The Star Wars Show (Pitches)” which really threw me off because I thought they were talking about pitches to the YouTube series that StarWars.com has been posting each week. This episode is actually about the rumored Star Wars live action television show and ideas they have for Star Wars TV shows. They pitch an Old Republic show, a Lando and Luke show and others.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 028 focuses on Star Wars Rebels as they talk about what’s working, what they’d like to see the show do, the big picture, and what they’re doing wrong.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 029 focuses on backstories. They talk about Chewbacca and the Darth Vader comic series, Mon Mothma, Obi-Wan and the hits and misses of Legends and the new canon. Fair warning, if you like Obi-Wan’s portrayal in Kenobi or Mon Mothma’s recent appearances, this episode may rile you up a bit. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

MidAmeriCon II Interview with Rebecca Moesta

August 28, 2016 at 7:33 pm | Posted in Books, Interview, scifi/fantasy, Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Along with Kevin at MidAmeriCon II was his wife and fellow author Rebecca Moesta. I couldn’t resist taking the chance to interview Rebecca as she’s worked on some very interesting series in the Star Wars literary universe. We spoke with her about her work on The Young Jedi Knights and Junior Jedi Knights series, what those projects were like and how the collaborative process worked, and her first story in the Star Wars realm, “Trade Wins: The Ranat’s Tale.” We also touched on her Star Trek novel, her original series Crystal Doors and an upcoming nonfiction book she’s working on that deals with the many layers of writing.

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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 Interview with Martha Wells

August 28, 2016 at 2:55 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Fantasy, Interview, Nightshade Publishing, Random House, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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While at MidAmeriCon II in Kansas City, MO, we were able to meet up with author Martha Wells to talk about her Books of the Raksura series, Star Wars: Razor’s Edge and her duology Emilie & the Hollow World and Emilie & the Sky World. Below we’ve posted the full audio of our interview. Enjoy!

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Podcasts in Review

August 25, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 4 Comments
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

501stCast: Episode 97 covers the latest 501st Legion troop reports, events, and even a little Rogue One trailer discussion.

Assembly of Geeks: The Cursed Child Review & The Fall Movie Preview starts with the Harry Potter book The Cursed Child as they go over what it’s like, some of the differences, and they avoid spoilers. They give a farewell to Kenny Baker, touch on news like the Star Trek tv series, Wonder Woman and the Rogue One trailer. Then they wrap up with their thoughts on upcoming Fall movies. Good episode.

Beltway Banthas: Interview with Tamara Keith is a fun one. Tamara is the White House correspondent for NPR and co-host of the NPR Politics podcast. They talk with Tamara about Star Wars and the politics of Star Wars. Definitely worth checking out. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

July 28, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Celebration, Celebration Europe, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 024 discusses the importance of the inclusion of Saw Gerrera in Rogue One, what led to this, and what it might mean for future storytelling. Interestingly enough, they actually don’t talk too much about Saw the character or the Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes he was in. It’s mainly focused on the decision of using him rather than him as a character.

Assembly of Geeks: Ghostbusters Reboot, Thrawn Reborn & Indy Revitalized starts with their thoughts on the new Ghostbusters film, they cover some news, then head into SWCE and the announcement of Thrawn, and wrap up with Indy, The Secret Life of Pets, and Stranger Things. Good episode.

Beltway Banthas: Star Wars Celebration Roundup features Swara Salih who represented them for SWCE and brought back some fun audio including conversations with Bryan Young (Full of Sith) and Riley Blanton (The Star Wars Report). The hosts also dive into some discussion about the lack of a title for Episode VIII. Fun episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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