Overdraft: The Orion Offensive – “Tender Offer”

June 14, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Posted in Books, eBooks, Reviews, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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With just two more episodes left, Overdraft: The Orion Offensive is nearing the end. But Episode 6 isn’t about to coast it in. Plot reveals turn the story on its head and leave some big questions remaining for readers. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

One Step Closer to Star Wars Theme Park

June 14, 2013 at 10:19 am | Posted in Disney, Rumor, Star Wars | 1 Comment

Theme Park Insider is reporting that Disney is moving forward to the planning stage for a Star Wars theme park.

That’s because Disney’s Hollywood Studios is also getting…Star Wars Land. Yep. Multiple sources have told me the long-awaited dream of theme park geeks everywhere is actually happening. Disney’s moving ahead with both Cars Land and Star Wars Land at the Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World.

They go on to speculate where Star Wars Land would be located as well as when it would be completed…2018. If true, it will give fans a new reason to head to Florida.

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Around the Web

June 14, 2013 at 10:12 am | Posted in Around the Web, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Star Wars author Michael Reaves has a kickstarter for a project called Blood Kiss. The project has already met it’s $50,000 goal but there’s still time to get in and send a pledge. The Blood Kiss project includes both a film and a graphic novel. Neil Gaiman, Amber Benson and Tom Mandrake are involved and you can check all the info here.

And speaking of kickstarters, there’s one for Time Traveled Tales: A Speculative Fiction Anthology which will include stories by Aaron Allston, Michael A. Stackpole, Timothy Zahn, Maxwell Alexander Drake, Janine K. Spendlove, Bryan Young, C.S. Marks, Donald J. Bingle, Kelly Swails, Jean Rabe, Jennifer Brozek, Daniel Myers, Tracy Chowdhury, Gregory A. Wilson, Dylan Birtolo, R.T. Kaelin, Steven Saus, Sarah Hans, and Bradley P. Beaulieu. Click here to check out all the details.

Over on Fantasy Faction, they have an interview with author Matthew Stover covering his Acts of Caine series and ending with a vague hint of what we’ll see next from him. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Newsarama Interview with J.W. Rinzler

June 14, 2013 at 9:31 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Interview, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Newsarama has an interview with The Star Wars writer J.W. Rinzler who talks about the new comic series and more.

People know the over-arching story of Star Wars, but what about this divergent story — The Star Wars?

Rinzler: I don’t want to give away the whole eight issue comic story, but a lot of the elements from the original trilogy are mixed up in there like a kaleidoscope. There is an Empire and there is an Emperor, but you only see him a little bit. There’s an evil governor character like Grand Moff Tarkin, and there is a Luke Skywalker but he’s not a farm boy; he’s an experienced Jedi general.

Much like in the Star Wars movies, the Jedi are all but extinct, though there are at least two of them in this script. The Sith in this story have been actively hunting down the Jedi, who consequently are fading into legend at this point. In The Star Wars, there’s one Sith lord who, when he hears there’s a Jedi running around, comes to the Empire almost like a bounty hunter; he doesn’t work for them, but he wants to go after the Jedi. The Sith Lord comes to the Empire stating this is what they do — hunt Jedi.

There’s also a Princess Leia in The Star Wars, but she’s not Luke’s twin… but she has two brothers. There’s also a guy that’s half-man, half machine…. But it’s not Darth Vader. There is a Darth Vader, but here he is a general and not a Sith. There is a Han Solo and he does have an affinity with Wookiees, but he doesn’t have his own ship and he’s not even human. And so on and so forth.

There is an R2-D2 and a C-3PO, but unlike what people expect — this R2 actually talks, so prepare yourself for a shock.

Click here to read the full interview. They also have some new interior art.

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Excerpt of ‘William Shakespeare’s Star Wars’

June 14, 2013 at 9:01 am | Posted in Books, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment

EW.com has a excerpt from the upcoming William Shakespeare’s Star Wars which you can check out here.

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Win a Free Copy of ‘Kenobi’

June 14, 2013 at 8:31 am | Posted in Books, Contest, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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If you’d like to win a free copy of John Jackson Miller’s upcoming Star Wars novel Kenobi, then head on over to Goodreads. They’re giving away just one copy, but there’s plenty of time to enter.

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Morrison, Chiang and McCaig Heading to Celebration Europe

June 14, 2013 at 7:38 am | Posted in Celebration, Conventions, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Star Wars fans heading to Celebration Europe II can no look forward to meeting none other than Jango Fett Temuera Morrison. On top of that, artists Doug Chiang and Ian McCaig will be there. Doug was a design director for Episode I and concept design supervisor for Episode II. Ian, on the other hand, worked on all three prequels including the designs for Darth Maul and Queen Amidala. Both will also be involved in the upcoming sequel trilogy.

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‘Five By Five’ Gets a Sequel

June 14, 2013 at 7:02 am | Posted in Books, eBooks, Sci-Fi | 1 Comment
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Kevin J. Anderson and Aaron Allston have revealed some news lately on a sequel to their sci-fi anthology Five By Five. Simply called Five By Five 2 right now, the new anthology will feature five sci-fi stories by five different authors. For Star Wars fans, the extra cool factor is that most of the authors are Star Wars authors. The lineup for Five By Five 2 includes authors: Kevin J. Anderson, Aaron Allston, William C. Dietz, R.M. Meluch and Brad R. Torgersen. According to Kevin, it should be out in about a month.

If you haven’t read the first anthology yet, it’s now available in paperback, digital and audiobook formats. It’s a really good read and has one of the best Allston stories I’ve ever read (click here to read our review). For Five By Five 2, Aaron will be continuing his story with “Coffee Black Sea”.

“Coffee Black Sea” continues the story of the Dollgangers from “Big Plush.” Bow, BeeBee, and others grapple with the question of ‘ganger survival on… and off… their world. -Aaron Allston

Aaron also mentioned that Five By Five 2 will be the first follow-up in what will now be a series, which is very cool to hear. As always, we’ll keep you updated as new news comes out.

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