New Releases: Doctor Aphra, The High Republic & More

April 8, 2021 at 5:28 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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New book and comic releases this week…

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra

Writer: Sarah Kuhn

Dr. Aphra teams up with Darth Vader himself in the original script to the audiobook production—an expanded adaptation of the critically acclaimed Marvel comics series.

Details: Hardcover Release, $25, 304 Pages

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New Excerpt for ‘Greater Good’

April 7, 2021 at 1:10 pm | Posted in Audiobooks, Books, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Nerdist has an excerpt for Timothy Zahn’s upcoming Thrawn novel. Click here to check it out. They have it in both print and audio formats. The book will be out April 27th.

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Essential Legends Collection

April 5, 2021 at 6:56 am | Posted in Books, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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In June, Del Rey is launching the Essential Legends Collection, a re-release of some essential Legends novels which will feature new cover art. Plus to coincide with the re-release of Shatterpoint, it will also get a new unabridged audiobook narrated by Sullivan Jones. More re-releases will follow in Fall 2021.

Cover Artist Simon Goinard

Cover Artist Tracie Ching

Cover Artist Jeff Manning

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Book Review: ‘Peaceable Kingdoms’ by Dayton Ward

March 30, 2021 at 1:00 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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Star Trek: The Fall: Peaceable Kingdoms is the fifth and final novel in the epic crossover series of books from Pocket Books, written by Dayton Ward, and released in December of 2013. 

This book definitely felt like it would fit as one of the Next Generation movies. There is a lot of action, but also some great character moments. Unlike the Next Generation movies, it actually follows existing canon and works as part of a series.

The plotlines with Ishan Anjar and the plot to kill Nanietta Bacco are in full swing, with the entire main crew of Picard, Riker, Akkar, and Doctor Crusher all working behind the scenes to examine the evidence of who the President Pro Tempore really is and what their end goal is. I personally was hoping for a little more epic nature to the book, and it’s climax made me go “oh, that’s it”?

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Book Review: ‘The Poisoned Chalice’ by James Swallow

March 16, 2021 at 6:05 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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Star Trek: The Fall: The Poisoned Chalice is the fourth book in The Fall crossover series of books written by James Swallow and released in November of 2013. 

While the first entry in The Fall, Revelation and Dust, was lackluster, its follow ups have been wonderful. The Crimson Shadow was one of the best Star Trek books I have ever read, and A Ceremony of Losses was my favorite David Mack book that I’ve read, and made me really excited for the future of the series. My only worry was that all the books, with the exception of a few references to the overall plot, seemed to be stand alone. That has changed with The Poisoned Chalice, which follows up all three of its predecessors and brings the events to a climactic head.

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Mandalorian Books Cancelled

March 9, 2021 at 1:58 pm | Posted in Books, DK, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Mandalorian books are getting cancelled.

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New Release: ‘Victory’s Price’ by Alexander Freed

March 2, 2021 at 2:55 pm | Posted in Books, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Victory’s Price by Alexander Freed is out today.

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Book Review: ‘A Ceremony of Losses’

March 2, 2021 at 1:00 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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Star Trek: The Fall: A Ceremony of Losses is the third book in The Fall crossover series of books, written by David Mack and released in October of 2013. 

I have heard many times that David Mack is one of (if not the best) Star Trek authors and that this series, The Fall, was one of the best series. So when you combine the best author with the best series, it should be a good combination….and it certainly was!

I’ve read some of Mack’s other books. I read the Destiny Trilogy, which is the epic crossover trilogy about the Borg, and it was fantastic. It wasn’t what was promised, but it was well done. I also read the first few books in his (and Dayton Ward’s) Vanguard series, which I didn’t care for. So overall, I’ve had a mixed bag with Mack.

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New Jeffrey Brown Star Wars Book

February 26, 2021 at 6:28 am | Posted in Books, Chronicle Books, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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This Week in Star Wars revealed a new book for Jeffrey Brown, along with some other news.

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‘Victory’s Price’ New Excerpt

February 23, 2021 at 12:46 pm | Posted in Books, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Polygon has a new excerpt for the upcoming book Victory’s Price which will wrap up Alexander Freed’s Alphabet Squadron Trilogy. Click here to check out the excerpt. Freed speaks a bit about the writing process before the excerpt, so it’s worth checking out.

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