Podcasts in Reviews

March 13, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review. I did some catching up, so there are quite a few this week.

Bombad Radio: Episode 129 has an interview with Star Wars: The Old Republic writer Charles Boyd who talks about what the game designers are working on next giving gamers an idea of what to expect in the way of new content, and what isn’t likely. He also mentions the kind of studies they’ve done to studying player’s behaviors, which was pretty interesting. Very informative episode.

Episode 130 is a Star Wars free-for-all as multiple guests all weigh in on a variety of Star Wars topics. They talk about Mark Hamill and Liam Neeson being in The Clone Wars Season 6, Episode VII news and rumors, and lots more.

Coffee with Kenobi: Rebels Reactions #3 features guest Craig Dickinson as he and the hosts discuss Star Wars Rebels. As can be expected, there’s some insightful commentary on the characters and themes of the show as they cover Kanan, Ezra and Zeb (note this was prior to the reveals of Hera and Sabine). I rather liked the observation regarding the biblical sounding names and it’ll be interesting if the show goes any further into that theme. Nice discussion and worth a listen. Looking forward to hearing them discuss the new female characters as I’m very intrigued by Sabine.

Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode #5 starts out with guest Lisa Granshaw (The Daily Dot) and a Star Wars Rebels discussion which also touches on the controversial male orientation of Disney and Hasbro’s marketing for the show. Afterwards special guest Clare Grant joins them to talk Team Unicorn and lots of other fun Star Wars and geeky topics. Great show, so make sure this one hits your playlist. Continue Reading Podcasts in Reviews…

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Allston’s Legacy of Words

February 28, 2014 at 8:45 am | Posted in Books, eBooks, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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aaron-allstonWith the passing of much loved author Aaron Allston, I can’t help but think back on the stories he’s written. Every author’s legacy inevitably turns to the body of work they leave behind. In Aaron’s case, he left quite a few stories. Hopefully those adventures can continue to bring joy to reader’s hearts, smiles to their faces, and the magic that any good story brings when you escape into another world.

Aaron Allston’s Bibliography

Novels

  • Web of Danger (March 1988) Double Agent series
  • Galatea in 2-D (August 1993)
  • Double Jeopardy (December 1994) Car Warriors #2
  • Doc Sidhe (May 1995) Fair World Chronicles #1
  • Thunder of the Captains (July 1996) Bard’s Tale series, co-written with Holly Lisle
  • Wrath of the Princes (March 1997) Bard’s Tale series, co-written with Holly Lisle, followup to Thunder of the Captains
  • Wraith Squadron (February 1998) X-Wing series book 5 Continue Reading Allston’s Legacy of Words…

Author Aaron Allston Passes

February 27, 2014 at 11:21 pm | Posted in News | 1 Comment
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AllstonMuch loved Star Wars Author Aaron Allston passed away tonight after collapsing at Visioncon.  Apparent cause of death is massive heart failure.  His death was confirmed by Sean Patrick Fannon on Allston’s Facebook.

It is my devastatingly sad duty to announce I’ve just gotten confirmation.
Aaron Allston passed away tonight, after collapsing at VisionCon. Apparent cause of death is massive heart failure.
He was a friend and mentor, and one of the Very Best of Us.
Heartbroken only begins to describe how I feel.

Fans can expresses their condolences on Aaron’s  Facebook page.

reported by Geralyn for Roqoo Depot

Around the Web

December 27, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Fantasy, Regular Feature, Rumor, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book/Comic News

  • It’s not quite a book, a comic or a magazine, but Star Wars Fact File is returning!
  • Paul S. Kemp‘s anthology Ephemera is currently on sale for 99 cents.
  • The kickstarter for Athena’s Daughters is amping it up with a new stretch goal for “Apollo’s Daughters”, a companion piece written by Aaron Allston, Michael A. Stackpole, John Jackson Miller and others with a cover by Joe Corroney. While “Apollo’s Daughters” has met its stretch goal, they need to hit $31,000 for the special Joe Corroney cover.
  • Kevin J. Anderson posted his short story “Santa Claus Is Coming To Get You” online.
  • Dark Horse Comics has some mega bundle deals going on for Alien, Predator and Alien vs. Predator for a limited time.
  • Dark Horse also has a three page preview of Star Wars #13.
  • The Star Wars Hardcover collection now has a cover, though it won’t be out until July.

Convention/Event News

  • Darth Vader actor David Prowse will be in Langenthal, Switzerland tomorrow for the Winter Cinema.
  • Star Wars writer Abel G. Peña will be doing a Reddit AMA on January 8th.
  • UK fans may want to keep their fingers crossed as Star Wars author Drew Karpyshyn is thinking about attending WorldCon in Lodon next year.

TV/Movie News

  • There’s a rumor going around that Tim Curry may be returning to voice Palpatine…for Star Wars Rebels.
  • Matthew Stover‘s movie work is finally seeing the light of day. Over on Amazon Studios, you can see a trailer for “Terminal Kill” which Stover wrote the script for.
Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

December 13, 2013 at 10:49 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Events, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond. And to kick things off, let’s start with some ‘This Day in Star Wars’ trivia: On December 14, 1975, Twentieth Century Fox officially green-lighted Star Wars. One of the first steps in the legacy we enjoy today. Now on to…

Art News

  • You can check out Star Wars artist Dave Dorman‘s American Academy of Arts lecture online. In the video, he covers the full extent of his art career. At over an hour in length, you’ll need to set some time aside to watch this one.

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Podcasts in Review

November 14, 2013 at 9:30 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here’s this week’s Star Wars podcasts in review.

Assembly of Geeks: The Special Editions Episode features lots of fun Star Wars discussions as they talk about the Special Editions and Ewoks. Their special guest this week is Dan Z. from Coffee with Kenobi. They cover a long list of the changes in the Special Editions of the movies with lots of different opinions from the guests. There’s some really good discussion in this episode and it’s all Star Wars.

Coffee with Kenobi: Episode 7 includes a discussion of the role and rights of fandom and whether writers and filmmakers listen to fans. Plus they cover the latest Star Wars news.

RebelForce Radio:Episode 11.8.2013 includes a rundown of news and rumors plus an interview with Charlie Owen, the Star Wars fan who posted the rare Edit Droid footage of Return of the Jedi. The interview with Charlie is pretty entertaining and it’s cool to hear the story behind the Edit Droid laserdisc.

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Around the Web

November 8, 2013 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Conventions, Episode VII, Events, Fantasy, Interview, JJ Abrams, Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Here’s this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars news and beyond.

Books

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Around the Web

October 25, 2013 at 7:13 am | Posted in Books, Conventions, Interview, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web.

Books

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Book Review: ‘Five By Five 2: No Surrender’

September 17, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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Five sci-fi novellas by five sci-fi authors is what Five By Five 2: No Surrender is all about. This anthology pulls together authors Aaron Allston, Kevin J. Anderson, William C. Dietz, Brad R. Torgersen and R.M. Meluch for a collection of entertaining stories. Click here to check out our full review.

Five By Five 2: No Surrender is available in eBook formats (KindleKoboNook,Smashwords) and in print.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

‘Five By Five 2: No Surrender’

September 5, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Posted in Books, eBooks, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Five By Five 2: No Surrender is the sequel anthology to Five By Five. This anthology features authors Kevin J. Anderson, Aaron Allston, William C. Dietz, Brad R. Torgersen and R.M. Meluch. There are five novellas in the collection.

  • LEGIO PATRIA NOSTRA—by William C. Dietz. The insectoid Ramanthians have occupied Earth, and the Confederacy of Sentient Beings needs assistance from the xenophobic Hudathans in order to survive.  But some Hudathan relics have been stolen, and the Hudathans won’t join the Confederacy unless Legion Captain Deacon Smith can get them back.  And that’s going to be difficult because the thieves are ex-legionnaires—and they have a platoon of heavily armed cyborgs! A Legion of the Damned® story.
  • PRISONER OF WAR—by Kevin J. Anderson. Set in the world of Harlan Ellison’s classic Outer Limits episode “Soldier,” this is a tale about a set of warriors in a never-ending future war, men bred for nothing but the battleground—and how they cope with the horrors of…peace.
  • REARDON’S LAW—by Brad R. Torgersen. When expensive, classified shipments of military hardware go missing, Conflux Armed Forces policewoman Kalliope Reardon is called in to work the case.  She gets way more than she bargained for, as the trail takes her far outside the boundaries of the civilized galaxy, and into the heart of occupied enemy territory.
  • DAGGER TEAM SEVEN—by R.M. Meluch.  The evidence is clear and damning—A.C. Cade was a fraud. Cade’s son makes himself into the man he used to believe his father was—a pilot of an elite Dagger Team, defending Earth against a desperate alien invader which has no use for humankind and absolutely nothing to lose.
  • COFFEE BLACK SEA—by Aaron Allston. The saga of the Dollgangers from “Big Plush” (Five by Five Vol. 1) continues. Bow, BeeBee, Lina, and new ’gangers escalate the risks of their quest for survival…by turning their eyes to the stars.

Five By Five 2: No Surrender is available in eBook formats for just $4.99 (Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Smashwords) and in print.

 

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