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…

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Book Review: ‘Moving Target’ by Cecil Castellucci and Jason Fry

November 24, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Disney, Lucasfilm, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Moving Target by Cecil Castellucci and Jason Fry is yet another YA book from Disney-Lucasfilm Press. Featuring illustrations by Phil Noto and framing chapters from The Force Awakens Leia, it’s a great book for new and old readers alike. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

September 18, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Interview, Marvel, Movies, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys & Collectibles | 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: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig will be hitting the New York Times Best Sellers list next week at number 4 for hardcover fiction, and number 7 for combined print and e-book fiction. That’s the highest I’ve seen a Star Wars book hit the best sellers list in a long time.
  • B&N’s Star Wars Trilogy hardcover is now out with the C-3PO version.
  • Yahoo.com has an interview with all the new authors of Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens including Jason Fry, Cecil Castellucci, Chuck Wendig, Greg Rucka and Claudia Gray.
  • Soundcloud has an audio excerpt from Troy Denning’s latest novel Halo: Last Light. Gamecrate also has an interview with Troy covering his new book.
  • The cover for the next Expanse novel has been revealed. Babylon’s Ashes by James S.A. Corey will be out June 2016. Cover is by Daniel Dociu.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

September 17, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Miscellaneous | 2 Comments
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review with quite a few Star Wars authors for your listening enjoyment.

Bombad Radio: Episode 207 features an interview with Shannon Eric Denton as they talk comics, Airwolf and Star Wars. Eric has a pretty interesting story as he moved from being a comic artist, to an artist for animated shows, to being a writer. He’s a good guest and it’s a fun conversation. Worth checking out.

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 43 is their pre-Force Friday show with some discussion on their collecting trips for Disney Infinity 3.0 figures. Their guests for this episode are Mike and Joao from The Cantina Cast as they dive into some meaty topics like Yoda, Obi-Wan, the chosen one prophecy and more. It’s an interesting discussion episode and good for any general Star Wars fan.

Fly Casual: Episode 55 is a news and rumors episode as they cover Star Wars #8, Kanan #5 and Lando #3. Then they head into Rogue One rumors, Kylo Ren rumors, a discussion on the length of the movie and whether one of the big 3 will die and which one. Overall, good show with the usual mix of humor, Star Wars geekdom and unpredictability. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

New Release: ‘Moving Target’ by

September 4, 2015 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Moving Target by Cecil Castellucci and Jason Fry is out today from Disney Lucasfilm Press.

Princess Leia returns for an all-new adventure in this thrilling upper middle grade novel. Set between Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi, the story follows the warrior princess as she leads a ragtag group of rebels on a dangerous mission against the evil Galactic Empire. Hidden in the story are also hints and clues about the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, making this a must-read for fans old and new!

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

More Than 20 New Star Wars Books This Fall!

March 10, 2015 at 5:27 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, DK, Episode VII, Movies, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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The headline says it all: more than twenty new Star Wars books. EW and StarWars.com both have articles on this breaking lit news. For the lovers of the written word, this is very good news to hear.

At least 20 new books—from novels for adults and teens to storybooks and stickerbooks for younger kids—will be released this fall to fill the gap between 1983’s Return of the Jedi and this December’s The Force Awakens, EW has learned exclusively.

Those hoping to find out what Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo have been up to for the past three decades will find it first on the page, with Disney Worldwide Publishing and Lucasfilm Press confirming that the titles will be filled with Easter eggs foreshadowing events in J.J. Abrams’ Dec. 18 movie.

This new flood of literature is being called the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. According to EW, “Many of the books are still being written and edited, so details (including who is writing them) are still under wraps.” But they were able to reveal a couple titles. Star Wars: Aftermath by Del Rey, Star Wars: Journey to the Force Awakens and Star Wars: Journey to the Force Awakens-C-3PO, both by Marvel, and Star Wars: Ships of the Galaxy by Studio Fun International. DK will be getting in the action with Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know.

As part of their Young Adult novels, Disney-Lucasfilm Press will be publishing Moving Target by Cecil Castellucci (Princess Leia adventure), The Weapon of a Jedi by Jason Fry (Luke Skywalker adventure), Lost Stars by Claudia Gray, and Smuggler’s Run by Greg Rucka (a Han Solo adventure).

So, for adult readers, the big news is Aftermath and question of what author will be attached to the project. That said, it’s great to hear so many books are coming out, and hopefully the YA novels will be worth checking out. With Star Wars Celebration Anaheim right around the corner, more news may not be so far away.

Posted by Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

 

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