New Release: ‘Crashland’ by Sean Williams

November 4, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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crashland-sean-williamsCrashland by Sean Williams is out today in hardcover, eBook and audiobook. This is the second book in the Twinmaker series.

Clair and Jesse have barely been reunited when the world is plunged into its biggest crisis since the Water Wars. The d-mat network is broken. The world has ground to a halt. People are trapped, injured, dying. It’s the end of the world as Clair knows it—and it’s partly her fault. Now she’s been enlisted to track down her friend Q, the rogue AI who repeatedly saved her life—and who is the key to fixing the system. Targeted by dupes, abandoned by her friends, and caught in a web of lies that strike at the very essence of who she is, Clair quickly finds powerful and dangerous allies. But if she helps them, will she be leading her friend straight into a trap? Caught between pro- and anti-d-mat philosophies, in a world on the brink of all-out war, Clair must decide where she stands—and who she stands with, at the end.

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February 28, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Events, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

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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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New Release: ‘Twinmaker’ by Sean Williams

November 5, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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Star Wars author Sean Williams has a new non-Star Wars book out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats.

M. T. Anderson meets Cory Doctorow in this teen debut from #1 New York Times bestseller Sean Williams, who also coauthors the Troubletwisters series with Garth Nix.

When a coded note promises improvement—the chance to change your body any way you want, making it stronger, taller, more beautiful—Clair thinks it’s too good to be true, but her best friend, Libby, falls into a deadly trap.

With the help of the school freak and a mysterious stranger, Clair races against the clock and around the world to save Libby, even as every step draws her deeper into a deadly world of cover-ups and conspiracies.

Action and danger fuel this near-future tale of technology, identity, and the lengths one girl will go to save her best friend.

Click here to check out Harper Collins’ product page for more info on Twinmaker including retailer links.

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Star Wars Reads Day Panel

May 29, 2013 at 3:19 pm | Posted in Books, Chronicle Books, Del Rey, DK, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Books revealed that there will be a Star Wars Reads Day Panel at the BookExpo in New York on June 1st. The panel will include Star Wars authors Sean Williams and Jason Fry, a trivia contest, a reading from William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, audiobook artist Marc Thompson and paper engineer Matthew Reinhart. According to Star Wars books, there will be signings, giveaways and some surprise guests. If you’re in the area, be sure to check it out.

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Happy Birthday, Sean Williams

May 23, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment
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Today we wish a happy birthday to author Sean Williams. Sean has been working on his Troubletwisters series lately with the latest book The Mystery coming out on May 28th. You can stay up to date with Sean’s latest posts and updates via his website, seanwilliams.com.

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Free Comic Book Day 2013

May 3, 2013 at 11:30 am | Posted in 501st, Books, Events, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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If you’re looking to hang out with some Star Wars guests for Free Comic Book Day/May the 4th Be With You, here’s some ideas for you to check out.

The 501st Legion will also be active for Free Comic Book Day and various May the 4th Be With You. Below you can find a list of just some of the locations they’ll be at. Continue Reading Free Comic Book Day 2013…

New Fiction From Sean Williams

February 19, 2013 at 11:43 am | Posted in News | Leave a comment
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Author Sean Williams posted a free short story online today called “Death and the Hobbyist.” It’s goes along with his Twinmaker series. You can check it out here.

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December 14, 2012 at 11:03 am | Posted in Around the Web, Episode VII, Humor, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Starting off, Kathleen Kennedy told ABC News Radio that we can expect some news on Episode VII next month. “I have no immediate update, but hopefully in January I’ll have something that I can say.” Pre-production for the film is also set for Spring of next year.

In lit news, author Sean Williams has a new story out in the December issue of Cosmos Magazine entitled “The Missing Metatarsul.”

“It’s a mystery set in the future brought to the attention of two new recurring characters, PK Sargent and “Inspector” Forest, both of whom are unique in their own ways. It’s set in the same universe as Twinmaker, my first YA SF novel due November 2013.”Sean Williams

In other news, Agent of the Empire cover artist Stephane Roux went on a rampage in Paris. According to officials he declared, “I am the French Wookiee! Hear me roar!” Shortly afterwards, this picture was taken.

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November 30, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Charity, Fantasy, Humor, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Topping off the headlines this week is Star Wars artist Brian Rood who appeared on his local news station WTOL11. You can watch the clip here. The three minute clip shows off some of Brian’s artwork, as well as a rare behind the scenes look at how he does it. We’re fairly certain the secret to his success is combination of water colors and Ewok’s blood. Yub yub.

Not to be out done, forthcoming Star Wars author Kevin Hearne will be livestreaming a book signing this Sunday at The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, Arizona. Kevin will be signing his new book Trapped as well as participating in a Q&A. Fans will have an opportunity to ask their own questions via the livestream, or if you’re in the area, you can ask him in person.

In book news, you can enter for a chance to win a complete, autographed set of Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles via Patrick Rothfuss’ Worldbuilders charity. For each $10 donation, you get one entry and all the money goes to a good cause. Other authors involved in the charity include Star Wars author Sean Williams who has donated signed copies of Fatal AllianceThe Force Unleashed II, Metal Fatigue, and The Resurrected Man. However, if you’ve got deep pockets, you can check out the Worldbuilder’s eBay auction for Kevin Hearne’s autographed set (which includes special illustrations by the author) and Sean William’s auction.

The second omnibus of Daniel Abraham‘s Long Price Quartet came out this week. Dan has the full breakdown on his blog with links to both the first and second omnibus. Keep in mind that Daniel Abraham will be one of the writers in the upcoming Rebels series. He and fellow author Ty Franck will be writing the Han Solo novel under the pen name James S.A. Corey. As we understand it, the S.A. stands for Solo’s Awesome.

Meanwhile sci-fi author Kevin J. Anderson has climbed 54 mountains and 400 miles of wilderness trails in his search for Yoda. Unfortunately he was unsuccessful, but he was able to recoup the loss with a trail calendar. While there are no Yoda sightings in the calendar, we’re sure the search for Yoda will continue.

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