Book Review: ‘All Systems Red’ by Martha Wells

June 13, 2017 at 6:27 pm | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy, TOR | Leave a comment
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If you’re looking for a good sci-fi book to read, look no further than All Systems Red by Martha Wells. This one delivers. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘All Systems Red’ by Martha Wells

May 2, 2017 at 7:03 pm | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy, TOR | Leave a comment
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All Systems Red by Martha Wells is out today in paperback and digital formats.

In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety.

But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn’t a primary concern.

On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied ‘droid—a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as “Murderbot.” Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is.

But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it’s up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.

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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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MidAmeriCon II “Changing the Medium” Panel

August 28, 2016 at 10:57 am | Posted in Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Random House, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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I almost missed out on this panel, but I’m glad I didn’t. The “Changing the Medium” panel at MidAmeriCon II featured authors Martha Wells and William C. Dietz as well as guests Gary Kloster, Christopher Kastensmidt and moderator Monica Valentinelli. Each of the guests on the panel shared some excellent insights on the writing business with a focus on writing in different mediums. This included tie-in work, novelizations and working with games, be it a tabletop game like Pathfinder or video games like Halo and Mass Effect. It was a very cool panel and I managed to get the first 12 minutes of it on video, and I’ve also got the audio for the full panel. Enjoy!

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MidAmeriCon II “Queer Star Wars” Panel

August 27, 2016 at 7:47 am | Posted in Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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At MidAmeriCon II, one of the more intriguing Star Wars panels was one called “Queer Star Wars.” With a greater call for diversity in fandom, this panel explored what roads Star Wars has begun to explore in regards of diversity as well as the stumbling blocks it has had to overcome. The panel touches on the reluctance of publishing to accept LGBT characters, their recent change in acceptance, and even the corporate issues with LGBT characters when foreign markets like China are unwilling to embrace such diversity.

The panel is moderated by Matt Jacobson and features Martha Wells (the author of Star Wars: Razor’s Edge), Vivian Trask, Dr. Amy H. Sturgis and Dr. Mary A. Turzillo.

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Book Review: ‘The Edge of Worlds’ by Martha Wells

April 19, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Nightshade Publishing, Reviews | Leave a comment
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The Edge of Worlds by Martha Wells is the fourth book in the Books of the Raksura series, not counting the two short story collections, and it kicks off a new adventure for the Indigo Cloud court. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Podcasts in Review

March 10, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

501stCast: Episode 92 covers all the latest 501st news with troop reports and 501st Legion guests. They talk about the new Legion elections, recent charity work and spotlighted events, as well as chats with fellow members to find out about their garrisons and what they’re up to.

Awards Chatter: Jennifer Jason Leigh episode features an interesting conversation with said actress as they go over her career and the myriad roles she’s played. I’ll admit I haven’t seen very many movies that she’s done, but the lengths she’s gone to for the roles is impressive. She takes her work seriously. If you’re looking for celebrity interviews, I highly recommend Awards Chatter. It’s a good podcast.

Blast Points: Episode 8 was fun, and at times, hilarious. In this one, Jason and Gabe talk about Attack of the Clones. It’s not a hate fest or dissection picking the movie apart, but a genuine love for the film and all it’s entertaining quirkiness. As they say, this is the most outrageous Star Wars movie ever made. From Christopher Lee on a space motorcycle to the forbidden fruit and the rollicking in the field, it’s a positive discussion holding up the enjoyable and crazy elements of this Star Wars classic. Afterwards they wrap up with some questions from kids, and all in all, it’s a great episode. Give this one a listen. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

September 4, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond complete with the full rundown on cons this month and some helpful links for Force Friday.

Book News

  • Amid all the new Journey to the Force Awakens books out today, there’s also a new paperback release of the original Star Wars movie novelizations all combined together into one volume.
  • Star Wars: The Original Trilogy Stories is yet another book out this week that you might want to check out.

Comic News

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Book Review: ‘Stories of the Raksura: Volume II’ by Martha Wells

June 23, 2015 at 5:19 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Martha Wells does it again with Stories of the Raksura: Volume II. It’s more fun, adventure and imaginative fantasy set in the Three Worlds setting. For fans of the series, you won’t want to miss this one. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

December 5, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Collecting, Conventions, Events, Interview, Movies, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Toys, Trailer | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • The Six by Six kickstarter features six authors with six stories each including author Martha Wells.
  • Tim Lebbon and Kevin J. Anderson are being featured in an upcoming X-Files anthology.
  • Kevin J. Anderson teased Five by Five 3: Target Zone, this time around featuring authors Sarah A. Hoyt, Doug Dandridge, Michael A. Stackpole, Dani Kollin, and Eytan Kollin. Kevin also posted an excerpt as well.

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