Agents of the Empire #1 will feature Han and Chewie

May 23, 2011 at 10:46 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Interview, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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In an interview with Sue Rostoni posted today, it was revealed that in John Ostrander’s upcoming Agents of the Empire #1 will feature Han and Chewbacca (something John hinted at earlier but remained vague on). Agents of the Empire #1 will be out in December.

Furthermore Sue revealed that the republications of The Phantom Menace and Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter will have new cover art in additon to new short stories. Both releases are set for next year to coincide with the 3D release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Sue also shed a little more light on the mysterious Hutt novel that will be authored by Jeff Grubb teasing it will feature Hutts, Jedi, and Bothans.

You can read the full interview here.

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X-Wing Books Update: Comment from Sue Rostoni

April 8, 2011 at 10:52 am | Posted in Books, Speculation, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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On April 6, 2011, Sue Rostoni, Executive Editor at Lucas Licensing, commented on Michael Stackpole’s Facebook page:

Aaron [Allston] is coming out with another [X-Wing: Wraith Squadron novel] in a couple years — maybe we can get RH (Del Rey/ Lucas Books is an imprint of Random House Publishing) to repackage/reprint the whole group……hummm…..

If you have any questions for Sue, submit them here on the blog, tweet them to us or go to our Facebook page.  We’ll be submitting questions to fansite EU Cantina for their bi-annual Sue Rostoni interview.

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Updates from Sue Rostoni

March 22, 2011 at 9:50 am | Posted in Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Yesterday Sue Rostini confirmed on the starwars.com forums that the last three books in the Fate of the Jedi series will have a darker color scheme on the front and back covers. This is in response to the release from Random House that stated the following…

“NEW PACKAGING: While we’re keeping the look of the nine-book series consistent, we’re giving the last three books (starting with Conviction, Summer 2011) a distinctive look to set these final novels apart as a climactic mini-trilogy for readers.”

This had some people guessing on what the change might be, however, our readers already knew this. In our exclusive interview with Fate of the Jedi cover artist Ian Keltie, Mr. Keltie revealed:

“LucasFilms wanted the final three (novels) to stay in the style but look different from the previous six. The black background helps the darker feel. I think these final three (Conviction, Ascension, and Apocalypse) are more what the Star Wars fans are used to rather than the earlier books.”

In case you missed it, you can read the full interview here.

Sue also responded to another question on the forums that might interest readers.When asked about Daala being overthrown and whether this would happen in Conviction or in between books, Sue stated the following…

“Yes, it happens within the pages of one of the books. I can’t think of which one — they all run together for me.”

Since the blurb for Conviction states that Daala has been overthrown, this would mean that Daala’s ousting from office will happen somewhere in the book.

Feel free to discuss these issues and others in the forums.

Posted By: Skuldren

Updates from Sue Rostoni

March 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Posted in Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Sue Rostoni, executive editor at Lucas Licensing , posted on the starwars.com forums a few tidbits about Riptide and Conviction…

So, if I may ask… what precipitated said Riptide cover change?

Sue: The sales folks at Random House weren’t sure it was strong enough–not as dynamic as they’d like.

On a semi-related note… How’s Conviction’s back cover coming along? I would’ve thought we’d have gotten it by now.

Sue: The back cover art was submitted just this week. We’ll be reviewing it today, and if it passes muster, should be posted sometime next week.

You can check it out for yourself here.

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Darth Plagueis Update

March 4, 2011 at 10:00 am | Posted in Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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over on TOS Sue Rostoni writes that James Luceno’s Darth Plagueis novel has arrived at Random House.  Sue is also in the process of reading page proofs for Paul Kemp’s Riptide.

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