New Release: ‘Life Debt’ by Chuck Wendig

July 12, 2016 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Aftermath: Life Debt by Chuck Wendig is out in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats today.

It is a dark time for the Empire. . . . 

The Emperor is dead, and the remnants of his former Empire are in retreat. As the New Republic fights to restore a lasting peace to the galaxy, some dare to imagine new beginnings and new destinies. For Han Solo, that means settling his last outstanding debt, by helping Chewbacca liberate the Wookiee’s homeworld of Kashyyyk.

Meanwhile, Norra Wexley and her band of Imperial hunters pursue Grand Admiral Rae Sloane and the Empire’s remaining leadership across the galaxy. Even as more and more officers are brought to justice, Sloane continues to elude the New Republic, and Norra fears Sloane may be searching for a means to save the crumbling Empire from oblivion. But the hunt for Sloane is cut short when Norra receives an urgent request from Princess Leia Organa. The attempt to liberate Kashyyyk has carried Han Solo, Chewbacca, and a band of smugglers into an ambush—resulting in Chewie’s capture and Han’s disappearance.

Breaking away from their official mission and racing toward theMillennium Falcon’s last known location, Norra and her crew prepare for any challenge that stands between them and their missing comrades. But they can’t anticipate the true depth of the danger that awaits them—or the ruthlessness of the enemy drawing them into his crosshairs.

Official product page.

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Around the Web

July 8, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Conventions, Events, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • The cover for Aftermath: Empire’s End by Chuck Wendig was revealed. The is the final book in the trilogy and will be out early 2017.

  • Meanwhile Aftermath: Life Debt by Chuck Wendig will be out next week and if you get it at Barnes & Noble, it will include a two sided poster (art by Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas).

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New Release: ‘Aftermath’ in Paperback

March 29, 2016 at 7:26 pm | Posted in Books, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath is out today in paperback.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

March 25, 2016 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Conventions, Interview, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Aftermath Trilogy update – Life Debt is currently slated for July 19, 2016 and Empire’s End is slated for January 17, 2017.
  • Martha Wells’ fans can pick up Stories of the Raksura Book II for just a $1.99 for Amazon Kindle.

Convention & Event News

  • Mad Monster Party is March 25 to 27 in Charlotte, NC. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch.
  • Dutch Comic Con is March 26 to 27th in Utrecht, Netherlands. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake.
  • Greedy Goblin Con is March 27 in Dorchester, England. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake, Mike Edmonds, Alan Flyng, Paul Markham, David Prowse and Paul Warren.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Comic Adaptation

March 21, 2016 at 6:03 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Back in February, CBR revealed the first details on Marvel’s comic adaptation for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now we have a cover. The adaptation will be a five part mini-series written by Chuck Wendig and with interior art by Luke Ross. The cover for issue #1 is by Esad Ribic and is slated to be out in June.

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‘Life Debt’ Cover Reveal

December 3, 2015 at 6:25 pm | Posted in Books, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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The cover for Chuck Wendig’s next book Life Debt now has a cover. This is the second book in the Aftermath trilogy. The hardcover novel is scheduled for release on May 31, 2016 at 320 pages. Click here for the official product page.

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New Books Announced at NYCC

October 11, 2015 at 9:18 am | Posted in Books, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 1 Comment
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Being revealed at New York Comic Con, there’s some cool news regarding upcoming Star Wars books.

  • The titles for the next two books in Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath trilogy are Life Debt and Empire’s End. The second book will be out Summer 2016 and the final book in 2017.
  • Lost Stars author Claudia Gray will be writing another Star Wars novel, this one called New Republic: Bloodline. Note that this will not be a sequel to Lost Stars but a brand new story set six years before The Force Awakens. The book will be out in Spring 2016.
  • Delilah S. Dawson will be writing an eBook short called “The Perfect Weapon” which will focus on a character named Bazine (who was featured in the Vanity Fair alien photo shoot, the one in the lap of that bulky Bossk looking guy). It’ll be out in November. Delilah is new to Star Wars, so this will be her first story in the galaxy far, far away. To find out more about her, you can check out her official website and peruse some of her novels.
  • Landry Walker, also new to Star Wars, will be writing a series of novelettes: “High Noon on Jakku”, “All Creatures Great and Small”, “The Face of Evil”, and “The Crimson Corsair and the Lost Treasure of Count Dooku.” They’ll be released on December 1st. Walker is mostly known for his comic work and landed on the New York Times Best Sellers List for his graphic novel Odd Thomas.
  • Alan Dean Foster will be writing a short story called “Bait” which ties into The Force Awakens and will be appearing in Star Wars Insider #162 (on sale December 23). It stars Grungar, the bulky looking Bossk guy in the Vanity Fair photo shoot.

Best of all, you can listen to the audio for the Star Wars books panel from NYCC over on The Wookiee Gunner.

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Podcasts in Review

September 24, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Interview, Marvel, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review. Lot of great interviews this week.

BNN: Episode 9.14.2015 is something a little different from the folks of Bombad Radio as they try a shorter, news focused podcast that’s actually pretty useful. They bring the news with a touch of humor, touching on not just Star Wars, but other topics like Batman v. Superman, Jurassic World, upcoming movies, home releases, video games, comics, webshows, etc. If you’re wondering what’s coming out now, or what news came out this week, then this is a great way to catch up. Best of all, they pack it all in under 30 minutes. I really like the short format and I think it works great for news. It’s very convenient for sliding the episodes in between your normal podcasts on your playlist, thus allowing you to get the news and not fall behind, but also not get stuck with a one to two hour show. The one drawback I noticed in this episode, however, is that the rundown on new comic releases was really long, big info dump, and that’s kind of hard to get away from as a lot of comics come out every week. They might need to work on that a little (either just highlighting the popular titles or some choice picks), otherwise it’s pretty solid. Keep in mind this is their inaugural episode for BNN.

Collectors Cast: Episode 11 is their Force Friday episode with them giving their thoughts on the new collectibles, LEGO, the packaging, the new Falcon, Black Series, Disney Elite Series, talking figures and masks, BB-8 and some live reporting from the UK. They talk at length with fellow collectors Duncan Jenkins and with Steve Sansweet which rounds out the episode.

Comics With Kenobi: Episode #6 covers Shattered Empire #1, which they loved, and Darth Vader #9, which they didn’t love. Lots of spoilers, so if you haven’t read the issues, be sure to read them first before listening. They have some great discussion covering the artwork as much as the writing. Personally I was of an opposite opinion of the hosts, as I rather liked Darth Vader #9 and thought Shattered Empire #1 fell kind of flat. If you’re into the comics, give these guys a listen. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Book Review: ‘Aftermath’ by Chuck Wendig

September 22, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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There has been much to say about Chuck Wendig’s all important Aftermath. This is not only his first Star Wars novel, the first adult Star Wars novel to use present tense, and our first literary look of what it’s like on Jakku, but it’s also the first post-Return of the Jedi novel since the books became canon. What Timothy Zahn once did for the EU, Chuck Wendig is now doing for canon. What did the Rebellion do following the attack on Endor? What was the Empire’s reaction to the death of their top leadership? What comes next? These are the subjects being tackled. This is the groundwork being laid for which all future canon novels in the post-ROTJ era will be based. The question is, does Aftermath pull it off? Click here to read our full—and rather lengthy—review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

September 18, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Interview, Marvel, Movies, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig will be hitting the New York Times Best Sellers list next week at number 4 for hardcover fiction, and number 7 for combined print and e-book fiction. That’s the highest I’ve seen a Star Wars book hit the best sellers list in a long time.
  • B&N’s Star Wars Trilogy hardcover is now out with the C-3PO version.
  • Yahoo.com has an interview with all the new authors of Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens including Jason Fry, Cecil Castellucci, Chuck Wendig, Greg Rucka and Claudia Gray.
  • Soundcloud has an audio excerpt from Troy Denning’s latest novel Halo: Last Light. Gamecrate also has an interview with Troy covering his new book.
  • The cover for the next Expanse novel has been revealed. Babylon’s Ashes by James S.A. Corey will be out June 2016. Cover is by Daniel Dociu.

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