Choices of One and Crisis of Faith revelations from Timothy Zahn

May 23, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Posted in Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Star Wars author Timothy Zahn revealed interesting tidbits about the upcoming Choices of One  and the novella “Crisis of Faith” (featured in Heir to the Empire: 20th Anniversary Edition) on his new Facebook page:

Baron Soontir Fel will be featured  in “Crisis of Faith”

Pellaeon will play a major role in Choices of One.

“Crisis of Faith” bridges the gap between Heir to the Empire and Choices of One.

UPDATE:  Thrawn will also appear in Choices of One.  When asked to about role would Thrawn play, Timothy Zahn said, “Thrawn will be on camera a fair amount, but his actual role will be…hmm…a bit difficult to describe. I guess you’ll have to see and judge for yourself.”

Iimothy Zahn revealed more about Pallaeon’s role, saying, “Pellaeon is one of the senior bridge officers aboard the Chimaera.”

Timothy Zahn and Del Rey Editor-at-Large Shelly Shapiro will be meeting in July to discuss his publishing future with Del Rey/Lucas Books.

Since we tweeted Timothy Zahn’s appearance on Facebook last week, his page “like” count is now about 1,900.   Many fans have posted how The Thrawn Trilogy has touched their lives.  Count me–amongst the numerous fans –hoping we’ll see more of Timothy Zahn in the Star Wars EU future.

Posted by: Dancelittleewok

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.

Posted By: Skuldren

Interview with Jedi – The Dark Side writer Scott Allie

May 23, 2011 at 9:00 am | Posted in Comic Books, Interview, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Scott Allie, writer for Jedi – The Dark Side, was gracious enough to answer our questions about Twitter, continuity, and Qui-Gon Jinn.

Here’s a snippet:

Qui-Gon is this wise and brilliant Jedi, obsessed with having a deep relationship with the Force, and developing his instincts, trusting intuition—and it leads him to absolutely demanding that he be allowed to train the guy who will become Vader, the greatest mass murderer in the galaxy. It makes me question his relationship to the Force. In Xanatos, we have a young Jedi who gets corrupted not by the Sith, but by other factors. There’s something really interesting there.

Read the full interview here.

By: Dancelittleewok

Happy Birthday, Sean Williams

May 23, 2011 at 12:01 am | Posted in Birthday, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Today Roqoo Depot would like to wish a very happy birthday to Star Wars author Sean Williams! Mr. Williams has written several Star Wars novels including Force Heretic I: Remnant, Force Heretic II: Refugee, Force Heretic III: Reunion (all of which were co-authored with Shane Dix), The Force Unleashed, The Force Unleashed II, and The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance as well as the short story Or Die Trying. Beyond Star Wars, Mr. Williams has written over 30 novels and over 70 published short stories including his latest novel Troubletwisters (co-authored with Garth Nix).

Born in Whyalla, South Australia, Sean’s parents were both teachers. Later in life he studied in both science and music winning a Young Composer’s Award for his work. After working a lot of odd and end jobs, he finally accomplished his goal of making it as a science fiction writer. His first novel Metal Fatigue was published in 1996, and since 1999 he has made a living as a full time writer. He still resides in Australia and among his many awards and accolades, he is currently the Overseas Regional Director of the SFWA.

If you would like to read more about Sean Williams you can visit his official site here or you can head on over to his blog.

Posted By: Skuldren

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