SWCO: Publisher’s Roundtable

April 30, 2017 at 4:53 pm | Posted in Books, Celebration, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Marvel, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here’s the audio from the Lucasfilm Publisher’s Writing Roundtable at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017. The panel featured guests such as Timothy Zahn (Thrawn), Beth Revis (Rebel Rising), Delilah Dawson (Phasma), Charles Soule (Poe Dameron), Jody Houser (Rogue One), Michael Kogge (Poe Dameron Flight Log), and Ben Acker & Ben Blacker (Join the Resistance).

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On Station At Celebration: Day 2

April 14, 2017 at 8:32 pm | Posted in Celebration, Conventions, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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It’s day two of Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 and here’s our recap.

With the line chaos of day one, I decided I’d try something completely different on day two. Instead of getting up early to hit the convention center right when they opened in the morning, I waited till around 6:30 AM. By that time, the line outside was only two blocks lock, pretty close to yesterday’s size when I lined up early. The security check went much faster as they had more gates open to transfer people through. Continue Reading On Station At Celebration: Day 2…

‘Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View’ Revealed

April 7, 2017 at 6:54 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Del Rey revealed the details for their upcoming Star Wars anthology which is entitled From A Certain Point of View and will feature 40 stories by 40 authors! The book not only celebrates the 40th anniversary of Star Wars but it’s also supporting the First Book nonprofit organization. The book will be out this October and will include the following authors (more to be announced)…

  • Ben Acker and Ben Blacker
  • Renee Ahdieh
  • Tom Angleberger
  • Meg Cabot
  • Rae Carson
  • Adam Christopher
  • Zoraida Cordova
  • Delilah S. Dawson
  • Paul Dini
  • Alexander Freed
  • Jason Fry
  • Christie Golden
  • EK Johnston and Ashley Eckstein
  • Paul Kemp
  • Mur Lafferty
  • Ken Liu
  • Griffin McElroy
  • John Jackson Miller
  • Nnedi Okorafor
  • Daniel José Older
  • Mallory Ortberg
  • Madeleine Roux
  • Gary D. Schmidt
  • Cavan Scott
  • Sabaa Tahir
  • Glen Weldon
  • Chuck Wendig
  • Gary Whitta

You can check out StarWars.com for the full announcement.

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Around the Web

March 17, 2017 at 12:10 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, 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

  • This one is beyond Star Wars, but written by Star Wars authors. Kevin Hearne and Delilah S. Dawson will be teaming up to write a book called Kill The Farm Boy which will be published by Del Rey. It’s quite the tongue and cheek title, and given the authors involved, this one will probably be a lot of fun. Here’s the project in Kevin’s own words…

About a year ago my buddy Delilah S. Dawson and I were killing an hour in the Dallas airport and we came up with an idea for messing with fantasy tropes in a humorous fashion. KILL THE FARM BOY was born. Had to file it away for a while and enjoy some tacos. But a couple months ago, because of, you know, THE WORLD, we needed something lighthearted to work on as therapy. So we started writing a proposal. We outlined the book and wrote five sample chapters that made us both laugh. We also came up with ideas for a couple more books.

And what do you know? Del Rey thought they were funny too and said we can go ahead and write them! So that’s coming, friends. KILL THE FARM BOY will be out next year. Delilah and I are taking turns writing chapters while we also work on our solo projects.

I think y’all are going to dig it. We’re laughing out loud as we do this.

  • In Star Wars book news, Amazon now has a look at the cover for Star Wars: On the Frontlines by Daniel Wallace.
  • Author Paul S. Kemp has posted his short story “Continuum” online for free. This story connects Shadowstorm and Shadowrealm., books two and three of The Twilight War.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

New Release: ‘The Force Awakens’ Paperback

September 27, 2016 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Alan Dean Foster’s novelization of The Force Awakens is out in paperback today and includes two short stories: “The Perfect Weapon” by Delilah S. Dawson and “Bait” by Alan Dean Foster.

Official Product Page.

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New Release and Review: ‘The Perfect Weapon’ by Delilah S. Dawson

November 24, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, eBooks, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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the-perfect-weaponThe Perfect Weapon by Delilah S. Dawson is out today in eBook formats. Click here to check out our spoiler free review.

Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens with this exclusive ebook short story set shortly before the events of the film, featuring a quick-witted mercenary who takes big risks for bigger rewards—and now faces the challenge that will take her to the edge.

There are plenty of mercenaries, spies, and guns for hire in the galaxy. But probably none as dangerous and determined as Bazine Netal. A master of disguise—and lethal with a blade, a blaster, or bare handed—she learned from the best. Now it’s her turn to be the teacher—even if schooling an eager but inexperienced recruit in the tricks of her trade is the last thing she wants to do. But it’s the only way to score the ship she needs to pull off her latest job.

An anonymous client has hired Bazine to track down an ex-stormtrooper and recover the mysterious package he’s safeguarding. Payment for the mission promises to be astronomical, but the obstacles facing Bazine will prove to be formidable. And though her eager new sidekick has cyber skills crucial to the mission, only Bazine’s razor-sharp talents will mean the difference between success or failure—and life or death.

For purchase links check out the official product page.

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“The Perfect Weapon” Blurb

October 29, 2015 at 3:58 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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the-perfect-weaponDel Rey has revealed the official blurb for Delilah S. Dawson’s e-original short “The Perfect Weapon.”

‘The Perfect Weapon’ Temp Cover

October 13, 2015 at 4:22 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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StarWars.com posted their recap of the NYCC book news, including a temp cover for The Perfect Weapon.

the-perfect-weapon-prelim-cover

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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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