The Big Announcement: Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn

March 22, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Posted in Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Yesterday, Del Rey began spreading the word that today we would see a big announcement. Early this morning they said to keep an eye out on EW.com. Well Entertainment Weekly has delivered…

The Death Star has been destroyed. The Rebellion has had its first big victory. And Han Solo, newly conscripted to the Rebel cause, is on the run from the Empire and the bounty hunters eager to turn him in for the huge reward being offered by Jabba the Hutt. Now a mysterious stranger offers Han the resources to execute a daring robbery from a major crime lord.  The mission is impossible, but the prize will make Han a free man. With no choice but to accept, Han Solo and his Wookiee partner, Chewbacca, set out to assemble a cast of rogues, knaves, and cons with the right combination of wits, skills, and derring-do to pull off an operation of this complexity and scale — the best scoundrels the galaxy has to offer. And then the game is on: a rip-roaring, intergalactic, Ocean’s Eleven-style heist adventure starring Han Solo, Chewie, and Lando Calrissian, written by #1 New York Times bestselling Star Wars author Timothy Zahn!

So, what do you think? Great news or GREAT NEWS? Scoundrels hits stores December 26th.

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Star Wars Cover Art: The X-Wing Series

March 22, 2012 at 11:25 am | Posted in Art, Opinion, Regular Feature, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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The Star Wars Cover Art series is back! Next up, the X-Wing series by Michael A. Stackpole, Aaron Allston, and with cover art by Paul Youll and Mike Bryan.

The X-Wing series was the largest Star Wars book series in the Bantam era that wasn’t geared toward young adults. It consisted of the Roque Squadron books, the Wraith Squadron books, and then two stand alone novels: Isard’s Revenge and Starfighters of Adumar.

And it all began in 1996… Continue Reading Star Wars Cover Art: The X-Wing Series…

‘Scourge’ Mini-excerpt #4

March 22, 2012 at 9:36 am | Posted in Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Books has posted mini-excerpt #4 for Jeff Grubb’s upcoming novel Star Wars: Scourge.

“These Hutts have been very helpful. Even you must admit,” said Mander.

Eddey nodded. “But like Reen says, at their heart, they’re still Hutts. You know that saying Mika quoted, ‘Information is like fruit?’”

“Yes?”

“It’s a Bothan saying,” Eddey said, “They stole it.”

Scourge will be out on April 24th. You can check out the previous excerpt here: #1, #2, and #3.

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IGN Interview with Dave Filoni

March 22, 2012 at 9:28 am | Posted in Interview, Star Wars News, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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IGN posted a nice interview with Dave Filoni. The interview covers some nice topics including Boba Fett coming up against Ventress, choosing Simon Pegg for Dengar, and of course Maul’s return.

“I was drawing some weird, trash-looking legs on Maul that didn’t really have much shape, and then George said, “Let’s make it like a spider. Like his mind couldn’t seize on what he was or any one thing, it just forms in this way.” And to really make it all happen, you need a hardcore actor who’s going to go all the way, and that was Sam Witwer no doubt. He is a lunatic, especially in that first part, and he knows his Star Wars.” -Dave Filoni

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Tosche Station #9: Spin-off

March 22, 2012 at 9:17 am | Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

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It’s a news-heavy week on Tosche Station Radio, but Brian and Nanci still have a discussion topic they’re eager to share.

Kicking off the show in Fixer’s Flash, Nanci and Brian discuss the finale of The Clone Wars’  fourth season. Don’t look now, but Nanci might be shipping Obi-Wan and Asajj Ventress. Nanci has finished her re-read of Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor and is jumping into At the Queen’s Command by Michael Stackpole. She’s also pretty enamored with the trailers for Snow White and the Huntsman and Prometheus. Last week Brian went and saw Disney’s John Carter and proclaims that it is decidedly okay-ish. He’s also still wrapped up in the Marvel comics universe, having jumped into Runaways.

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