Podcasts in Review

May 19, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

30 Minutes of Diabolical: Vol 3 | Session 6 is fully devoted to Boba Fett. They covering everything from a full ordinance rundown to elements of old Expanded Universe history. They talk about his first appearance in a parade, his deeds at Jabba’s palace, his fate in the sarlacc, and they steer clear of the prequels. I had two big gripes with the episode. First up, during the weapons segment, they had some really loud background music which made it hard to hear the two male hosts. My second gripe is that one of the hosts said “brother” a lot. And I mean a lot. Seriously, one out of three sentences included “brother”. Now I’m not sure if it was a gimmick or not, but I did try out another episode and the host did not say “brother” once, so if it was a gimmick, it did not work at all. If you’re a hardcore Fett fan, though, you might want to check this one out.

30 Minutes of Diabolical: Vol 2 | Session 29 focuses on the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Note this episode took play in December prior to The Force Awakens‘ release. They talk about the First Order 6″ Black Series figure, the Fargo TV series, then head in the EU. They cover Exar Kun, HK-47, Jaxxon, Thrawn, Mara Jade, the low points of the EU, and a lot of Shadows of the Empire. Kind of a fun trip down memory lane with the SWEU. This episode was a lot more enjoyable than the Boba Fett episode. The podcast doesn’t focus on Star Wars, so you’ll have to search for more Star Wars episodes, but it might be worth checking out.

Assembly of Geeks: Batman vs. Superman Round Table features a really nice round table discussion with guests Dan Z. (Coffee With Kenobi), Jeremiah (Bombad Radio), and Matt Moore (Comic Book Noob, Comics With Kenobi). They join Scott, Jeff and Amy as they talk about the movie, what they liked, didn’t like, and hope to see in the future. Excellent discussion and a close contender for pick of the week. If you’ve seen the movie, be sure to check this one out. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

New Books Announced at NYCC

October 11, 2015 at 9:18 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 1 Comment
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Being revealed at New York Comic Con, there’s some cool news regarding upcoming Star Wars books.

  • The titles for the next two books in Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath trilogy are Life Debt and Empire’s End. The second book will be out Summer 2016 and the final book in 2017.
  • Lost Stars author Claudia Gray will be writing another Star Wars novel, this one called New Republic: Bloodline. Note that this will not be a sequel to Lost Stars but a brand new story set six years before The Force Awakens. The book will be out in Spring 2016.
  • Delilah S. Dawson will be writing an eBook short called “The Perfect Weapon” which will focus on a character named Bazine (who was featured in the Vanity Fair alien photo shoot, the one in the lap of that bulky Bossk looking guy). It’ll be out in November. Delilah is new to Star Wars, so this will be her first story in the galaxy far, far away. To find out more about her, you can check out her official website and peruse some of her novels.
  • Landry Walker, also new to Star Wars, will be writing a series of novelettes: “High Noon on Jakku”, “All Creatures Great and Small”, “The Face of Evil”, and “The Crimson Corsair and the Lost Treasure of Count Dooku.” They’ll be released on December 1st. Walker is mostly known for his comic work and landed on the New York Times Best Sellers List for his graphic novel Odd Thomas.
  • Alan Dean Foster will be writing a short story called “Bait” which ties into The Force Awakens and will be appearing in Star Wars Insider #162 (on sale December 23). It stars Grungar, the bulky looking Bossk guy in the Vanity Fair photo shoot.

Best of all, you can listen to the audio for the Star Wars books panel from NYCC over on The Wookiee Gunner.

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