Utini Shout Outs

October 12, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Posted in 501st, Miscellaneous, Utini Shout Outs | Leave a comment
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Paul Kemp and Frank Parisi: For just about the best tweets we’ve ever seen. Um, NSFW, but trust me, they’re goodies.

Jedi News: You will soon have two places to find out what the 501st is up to.  Jedi News will also be carrying the Databurst.  Also a shout out to Nicky of the 501st for facilitating this sharing between Roqoo Depot and Jedi News.  You can check out Jedi News here.

John Jackson Miller: He’s my new best friend.  Yay for a new Obi-Wan Kenobi book.  And it’s a hardcover.  Be still my heart.  Check out JJM’s blog, Faraway Looks.

Think Geek: For this great bottle opener.  I need to get one of those… for my IBC rootbeer.

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New Release: ‘Five By Five’

October 12, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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Aaron Allston has just announced that Five By Five is out. Five By Five is a military science fiction anthology featuring stories by authors Kevin J. Anderson, Aaron Allston, Michael A. Stackpole, Loren L. Coleman, and B.V. Larson. The eBook is available from Kobo and Smashwords (coming soon to Amazon and Barnes & Noble). Aaron posted the contents of the anthology on his site along with brief descriptions of the stories. You can check them out here.

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‘Kenobi’ gets a Hardcover

October 12, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Posted in Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Star Wars author John Jackson Miller has posted some info about the just revealed Kenobi novel on his website Farawaypress. John revealed that it will be a hardcover with a late 2013 release.

Kenobi is a sweeping story that’s part epic western, part high-stakes drama, part romance — but it’s all Star Wars, taking place in the early days of Obi-Wan’s exile to Tatooine. I shouldn’t expand too much beyond what Random House said on its panel and Facebook page, but I can say this. I’ve been working on this concept for years — I’ll talk more about that process later on — and the basics are pretty simple. The greatest hero in the galaxy faces his toughest challenge yet: He must stop being Obi-Wan — and become Crazy Old Ben.

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It’s Better to Die Twice

October 12, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Posted in Opinion, The Clone Wars | 2 Comments

The Clone Wars has brought a lot of discussion to the Star Wars community. Part of that debate has been the deaths of characters like Even Piell and Adi Gallia. Both of these characters have had canon deaths elsewhere in the Expanded Universe, however The Clone Wars has decided to re-envision those events. The question is whether these new deaths have provided better storytelling, one that’s worth the cost of continuity? Continue Reading It’s Better to Die Twice…

Two New Books Announced At NY Comic Con

October 12, 2012 at 11:41 am | Posted in Conventions, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 3 Comments
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The New York Comic Con got underway today, and two new books were added to an already exciting lineup of upcoming Star Wars books.

The first one is a Classic-Era novel starring Han Solo by James S. A. Correy, as part of the same newly announced “Rebel” series that already has a book scheduled to feature on Luke Skywalker and another book on Princess Leia.

The second book announced is tentatively titled “KENOBI” and features everyone’s favorite Jedi Master after Episode 3, and will be by John Jackson Miller. Cue Synlah fainting.



Christie Golden’s Sword of the Jedi trilogy will feature Jagged Fel, Tahiri, Ben Skywalker, and Allana.

Paul S. Kemp’s still untitled duology “will f’ing blow your minds!”

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EUCantina Interviews Erich Schoeneweiss

October 12, 2012 at 9:50 am | Posted in Interview, Star Wars Books | 2 Comments
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EUCantina posted a nice interview today with Del Rey Editor Erich Schoeneweiss. The interview covers how Erich chose Doug Wheatley to do the upcoming Essential Guide to Characters, a direct question one whether or not Matthew Stover is doing a Republic/Imperial Commandos novel, as well as a confirmation that Dark Horse’s Legacy series is still canon. You can check out the full interview here.

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Lost Tribe of the Sith Production Notes

October 12, 2012 at 7:27 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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John Jackson Miller has caught up on a bunch of his production notes and has posted them online. You can find them all here with links for The Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories, Spiral #1, Spiral #2, Spiral #3, and Knight Errant: Escape #5.

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