Timothy Zahn and David Weber Team Up on Honorverse

November 5, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Posted in Books, News, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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Timothy Zahn posted an update on Facebook today revealing some new projects he’s working on with fellow author David Weber in the Honorverse. The books will be set 300-400 years before Honor Harrington’s birth during the early period of the Star Kingdom of Manticore. Their first book will be A Travesty of Hope (tentative title) with a release date around early 2014. Tim will also have a novella in the next Honorverse anthology Beginnings (tentative title). It will be called “A Call To Arms” and star a main character named Travis Uriah Long. Release will be late 2013.

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Monday Funny: Hitler Upset Over Deal With Disney

November 5, 2012 at 11:36 am | Posted in Disney, Humor, Monday Funny, Regular Feature | Leave a comment
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(Andrew Woloz)

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Who Has the Right?

November 5, 2012 at 10:18 am | Posted in Disney, Episode VII, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Disney may have bought LucasFilm Ltd. for $4 billion but there are still some rights issues to contend with. According to TheWrap, “Fox maintains theatrical and home-video distribution rights to those films through May, 2020.” Those films being all six Star Wars films. On top of that, 20th Century Fox wholly owns the rights to A New Hope. Furthermore, Paramount has the distribution option for sequels to the Indiana Jones franchise.

The two things Disney seems to have gotten out of the deal without entanglements is the new films and merchandising, two aspects that were stressed in their conference call. So it seems Disney’s focus for the near future will be in producing the new trilogy and a heavy marketing campaign for Star Wars merchandise. If they want to come out ahead, a lot will depend on the success of Episodes VII, VIII, and IX.

“…it has to do something that George Lucas himself was unable to do. Namely, recapture the magic of the initial three films in the series and avoid the pitfalls that led many critics and fanboys to revile his later prequels. In other words, a repeat of Jar Jar Binks could be costly.”

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New Cover: ‘Emilie & the Hollow World’

November 5, 2012 at 9:40 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, News | Leave a comment
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Angry Robot Books/Strange Chemistry revealed the cover for Martha Wells’ new book Emilie & the Hollow World.

While running away from home for reasons that are eminently defensible, Emilie’s plans to stow away on the steamship Merry Bell and reach her cousin in the big city go awry, landing her on the wrong ship and at the beginning of a fantastic adventure. Taken under the protection of Lady Marlende, Emilie learns that the crew hopes to use the aether currents and an experimental engine, and with the assistance of Lord Engal, journey to the interior of the planet in search of Marlende’s missing father. With the ship damaged on arrival, they attempt to traverse the strange lands on their quest. But when evidence points to sabotage and they encounter the treacherous Lord Ivers, along with the strange races of the sea-lands, Emilie has to make some challenging decisions and take daring action if they are ever to reach the surface world again.

Emilie & the Hollow World will be out in April 2013.

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Rancho Obi-Wan Visit Part 2

November 5, 2012 at 9:22 am | Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment
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Part two of Adrianne Curry’s Super Fans visit to Rancho Obi-Wan. It’s a nice look inside the museum.

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New Release: Darth Bane eBundle

November 5, 2012 at 12:00 am | Posted in eBooks, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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The Darth Bane Series eBundle is out today. The bundle features Path of Destruction, Rule of Two, and Dynasties of Evil all by Drew Karpyshyn. You can find the available online retailers here.

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