The Tarkin Gallery

November 4, 2014 at 12:02 am | Posted in Art, Star Wars, The Roqoo Depot Galleria | Leave a comment

the-tarkin-galleryThe man. The myth. The legend. Tarkin started off as one of the major villains in first Star Wars movie. Yet with his untimely death, he sort of slipped away into the background. Stories of Tarkin have been few and far between. It wasn’t until Tarkin’s reappearance in Star Wars: The Clone Wars that he became an active character again in the galaxy far, far away. Now with James Luceno writing an entire novel dedicated to the character, Tarkin is back in the spotlight.

To help highlight his character even more, we combed the internet in search of artwork depicting the man himself. Of course one cannot look at Tarkin without seeing the actor who played him on screen, the legendary Peter Cushing. While not every artist has endeavoured to capture Cushing’s likeness, they’ve all played a part in shaping his legacy. From his skeletal features to his iconic hand gestures, Cushing’s affectations have become an inseparable part of the character itself.

It is without further ado that we present the Star Wars art of Tarkin. Continue Reading The Tarkin Gallery…

New Release: ‘Tarkin’ by James Luceno

November 4, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Tarkin by James Luceno is out today in hardcover, audiobook and eBook formats.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . .

Bestselling Star Wars veteran James Luceno gives Grand Moff Tarkin the Star Wars: Darth Plagueis treatment, bringing a legendary character from A New Hope to full, fascinating life.

He’s the scion of an honorable and revered family. A dedicated soldier and distinguished legislator. Loyal proponent of the Republic and trusted ally of the Jedi Order. Groomed by the ruthless politician and Sith Lord who would be Emperor, Governor Wilhuff Tarkin rises through the Imperial ranks, enforcing his authority ever more mercilessly . . . and zealously pursuing his destiny as the architect of absolute dominion.

Rule through the fear of force rather than force itself, he advises his Emperor. Under Tarkin’s guidance, an ultimate weapon of unparalleled destruction moves ever closer to becoming a terrifying reality. When the so-called Death Star is completed, Tarkin is confident that the galaxy’s lingering pockets of Separatist rebellion will be brought to heel—by intimidation . . . or annihilation.

Until then, however, insurgency remains a genuine threat. Escalating guerrilla attacks by resistance forces and newfound evidence of a growing Separatist conspiracy are an immediate danger the Empire must meet with swift and brutal action. And to bring down a band of elusive freedom fighters, the Emperor turns to his most formidable agents: Darth Vader, the fearsome new Sith enforcer as remorseless as he is mysterious; and Tarkin—whose tactical cunning and cold-blooded efficiency will pave the way for the Empire’s supremacy . . . and its enemies’ extinction.

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New Release: ‘Crashland’ by Sean Williams

November 4, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment

crashland-sean-williamsCrashland by Sean Williams is out today in hardcover, eBook and audiobook. This is the second book in the Twinmaker series.

Clair and Jesse have barely been reunited when the world is plunged into its biggest crisis since the Water Wars. The d-mat network is broken. The world has ground to a halt. People are trapped, injured, dying. It’s the end of the world as Clair knows it—and it’s partly her fault. Now she’s been enlisted to track down her friend Q, the rogue AI who repeatedly saved her life—and who is the key to fixing the system. Targeted by dupes, abandoned by her friends, and caught in a web of lies that strike at the very essence of who she is, Clair quickly finds powerful and dangerous allies. But if she helps them, will she be leading her friend straight into a trap? Caught between pro- and anti-d-mat philosophies, in a world on the brink of all-out war, Clair must decide where she stands—and who she stands with, at the end.

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