Facebook Chat with Jeff Grubb on Thursday

April 16, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Posted in Events, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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This Thursday Star Wars Books will be hosting a live Facebook chat with Scourge author Jeff Grubb. The Facebook chat will be at 4:00 PM EST and will be on the Star Wars Books Facebook page as usual. Time to get your Hutt questions together!

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‘The Essential Guide to Warfare’ Endnotes Part 3

April 16, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Posted in Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Jason Fry posted part three of the endnotes for Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare. Here are the links to parts one and two.

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Monday Funny: The Real “I Am Your Father” Scene

April 16, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny, Regular Feature | Leave a comment

(via: Kevin Bolk)

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Del Rey Picks Up Karpyshyn’s ‘Children of Fire’

April 16, 2012 at 10:54 am | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi | 3 Comments
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Drew Karpyshyn landed a deal for his original fantasy novel Children of Fire. Here’s the announcement by Publisher’s Weekly:

Del Rey Nabs SF Series by Video Game Writer

Tricia Narwani at Del Rey, in a six-figure three-book acquisition, pre-empted North American rights to a science fiction trilogy by Drew Karpyshyn, one of the lead writers of the popular video games Mass Effect and Star Wars: The Old Republic. Agent Ginger Clark, at Curtis Brown, represented Karpyshyn, who has also written branded Star Wars and Mass Effect novels for Del Rey. The series, which Clark said recalls work by authors like George R.R. Martin and Terry Goodkind, is a sprawling fantasy epic, told from multiple characters’ points of view. The first book, Children of Fire, is set for 2014.

Drew has been working on this project for a while, so it’s nice to see it’s moving forward.

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It’s a Hutt Extravaganza: ‘Scourge’ Giveaway!

April 16, 2012 at 12:04 am | Posted in Contest, Events, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 20 Comments
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Jeff Grubb’s Scourge comes out next Tuesday and here at Roqoo Depot, we are officially declaring it Hutt Week. What better way to celebrate the best Hutt novel ever written than a Hutt extravaganza!

To kick things off we have three copies of Scourge to give away. We’ll be giving away one copy today. To enter simply leave a comment below on who your favorite Hutt is. Please only enter once. The winner must be located within the United States (sorry, no international shipping). We’ll be taking entries all day and the random winner will be announced tomorrow. Stay tuned for more contests and fun with Hutts!

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Matthew Stover has a Brainworm

April 16, 2012 at 12:03 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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And now for some serious news: yesterday Matthew Stover revealed that he has a brainworm. Fortunately this brainworm is a character called Caine who has inspired him to write some truly great books. Stover gives a nice run down on what Caine is to him on Suvudu. Be sure to check it out.

If you haven’t read the Caine series yet, now is as good a time as ever. Especially since his latest book in the series, Caine’s Law, is still fresh on the shelves.

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Half Off at Nightshade Books

April 16, 2012 at 12:02 am | Posted in Books, Events | Leave a comment
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Nightshade Books is running a 50% off sale on their site this week. The sale covers all of their titles and lasts until April 19. There is a four book minimum purchase. If you’re looking for suggestions, I recommend Michael A. Stackpole’s The Crown Colonies series: At The Queen’s Command and Of Limited Loyalty. You can see the details here.

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Tom Taylor Tackles Batman

April 16, 2012 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, DC Comics | Leave a comment

DC Comics announced that they will be launching a new digital-first Batman series. The out-of-continuity issues will be tackled by Damon Lindelof and Jeff Lemire, Jonathan Larsen and JG Jones, Tom Taylor and Nicola Scott, Ales Kot and Ryan Sook, B. Clay Moore and Ben Templesmith, Steve Niles and Trevor Hairsine, Joe Harris and Jason Masters, TJ Fixman and Christopher Mitten, Jeff Parker and Gabriel Hardman, Joshua Hale Fialkov and Phil Hester, and David Tischman and Chris Sprouse. Each issue will be released weekly in June at just $0.99 each.

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Bring Malgus Home…For Free!

April 16, 2012 at 12:00 am | Posted in Contest, Star Wars News, Star Wars: The Old Republic | Leave a comment

Remember that life size Darth Malgus you couldn’t afford? Well Sideshow Collectibles, BioWare, and LucasArts are teaming up to give one away! All you have to do is fill out the form located here by May 11. However, you will need to be a registered member of Star Wars: The Old Republic (no purchase necessary). You can check out all of the details here.

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