Star Wars Cover Art: The Pre-Zahn Period

September 1, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Posted in Art, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment

They say you shouldn’t always judge a book by it’s cover, but that doesn’t mean the cover isn’t important. As part of a new ongoing series of articles, I’m going to undertake an exploration of Star Wars cover art that focuses on the novels. Whether it’s a closer look at the artists, a surprising variation of a cover, or an interesting piece of trivia, the articles will helpfully shed light on a subject that is often overlooked or only briefly glimpsed at. In order to start things off, I’ll be taking a look at where it all began. Continue Reading Star Wars Cover Art: The Pre-Zahn Period…

Happy Birthday, Timothy Zahn

September 1, 2011 at 12:01 am | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment

Today Roqoo Depot wishes a very special happy birthday to author Timothy Zahn. Mr. Zahn kicked off the phenomena that become the Star Wars Expanded Universe with Heir to the Empire twenty years ago. Since then he has written numerous novels which have focused on his characters Thrawn and Mara Jade. Those Star Wars novels include: Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, The Last Command, Specter of the Past, Vision of the Future, Survivor’s Quest, Outbound Flight, Allegiance, and Choices of One. Next Tuesday the 20th Anniversary Edition of Heir to the Empire will be released featuring annotations by Mr. Zahn and a new novella entitled “Crisis of Faith”. He has also written dozens of short stories for Star Wars. Aside from that, he has written several original science fiction series including Blackcollar, Cobra, and the Conqueror’s Trilogy. Continue Reading Happy Birthday, Timothy Zahn…

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