X-Wing: Mercy Kill Cover Revealed

December 7, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Posted in Books, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment

The Official Star Wars Blog today released the cover image for Aaron Allston’s next entry in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, X-Wing: Mercy Kill.

Mercy Kill marks the end of a thirteen year hiatus for one of the most beloved series in the entire EU. Starfighters of Adumar was the last novel released in 1999 and, coincidentally, was the last Star Wars novel published by Bantam Spectra before the contract switched hands to Del Rey.

A brief description of the novel courtesy of publisher Random House:

Outcasts and misfits, spies and warriors, pilots and troublemakers — they’re Wraith Squadron. Founded decades ago by ace pilot Wedge Antilles, this elite intelligence unit, disbanded at the end of a catastrophic civil war, is reunited by former leader Face Loran to find out whether one of the galaxy’s most powerful military officers is a traitor… and whether anyone can stop him if he is. To succeed in their mission, the Wraiths must become thieves, pirates, imposters, forgers, and liars, staying just one step ahead of their enemies and the law!

For more information, be sure to visit Random House’s page

UPDATE: Suvudu also has a new blurb which you can check out here.

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Comic Review: Crimson Empire III – Empire Lost #2

December 7, 2011 at 10:37 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Crimson Empire III continues with more cameos and action. From Noghri to Gilad Pellaeon, there’s a lot to check out. Click here to read the full review.

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Two New Images for Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare

December 7, 2011 at 10:14 am | Posted in Art, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Books has posted two new images to their photo album for the upcoming Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare. One of them shows off a Clone Wars era Republic weapons factory by John Van Fleet (who has done a lot of cover art for Star Wars novels) which you can check out here. The other image is also by John Van Fleet and is an Imperial recruitment poster featuring Imperial pilot Shea Hublin who appeared in the comic strip Princess Leia, Imperial Servant back in 1979.

In the comments section, Del Rey has dropped some interesting tid bit worth taking note of including a first look at “Callista Abeloth”, new ships by artists Ansel Hsiao, Ian Fullwood, Darren Tan, and John Van Fleet such as Xim’s warships, Tionnesse ships, Hutt vessels, Wookiee Owool Interceptors, and the Anakin Solo Star Destroyer. Plus a promise of Yuuzhan Vong artwork. They also confirmed a third guide to characters is in the works.

The Essential Guide to Warfare comes out May 22, 2012.

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Star Wars Book Contests

December 7, 2011 at 9:52 am | Posted in Events, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Tis the season for giving and several sites are getting into the holiday spirit. First up the Star Wars: The Old Republic fansite Torport is giving away a free autographed copy of Paul S. Kemp’s Deceived. The contest runs until December 23rd and all you have to do is follow them on Twitter and tweet the required response or like them on Facebook and share their page. Click here to check out the details.

Del Rey Spectra is also giving away a Star Wars novel on Twitter. Just follow @DelReySpectra and retweet #DRSisGreat to enter. This contest is only open until 3:00 PM EST today, so time is ticking. Contestants must be in the US or Canada and they have two copies of Star Wars: Shadow Games available. You can see their tweet here.

But that’s not all! We have our own contest going on for a free copy of The Complete Vader. All you have to do to enter is register on our new forums and post in the The Complete Vader Contest: Your Favorite Moment section. The best post will be chosen as the winner. It can be your favorite Vader moment from the films, books, video games, whatever. So far not too many people have entered, so hey, chances are pretty high you could be the winner. It’s a free $40 book, and well worth the effort. Don’t miss out.

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Databurst From the 501st

December 7, 2011 at 7:37 am | Posted in 501st, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Latest Databurst From the 501st covering event news from December 7-13th. Christmas is getting closer and there are even more Star Wars Christmas events to check out. As always remember to mark your calendars and show your support for your local garrisons.

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