New Release: ‘A Minor Malevolent Spirit’ by Drew Karpyshyn

May 21, 2015 at 8:37 pm | Posted in Books, Fantasy | Leave a comment
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a-minor-malevolent-spiritDrew Karpyshyn’s short story anthology A Minor Malevolent Spirit is now available. Right now the digital version is online on Amazon, with more outlets coming soon as well as the print version. Drew is also offering incentives for reviews, so check out his blog for more details.

New York Times bestselling author Drew Karpyshyn spins ten fantastical tales of magic, mystery and the supernatural with his usual gift for world building and imagination. A man discovers a demon living in his basement, then hires it to advance his career. A young king in exile challenges a powerful wizard in a battle of wits to reclaim his throne. The Aztec pantheon gathers for an unusual contest to win the favor of the immortal Serpent King. A proud warrior queen plots bloody retribution to avenge her murdered family. With stories ranging from classic sword and sorcery adventures to contemporary horror to twisted takes on myth, legend and folklore, A Minor Malevolent Spirit delivers thrills, chills and even some laughs. As an added bonus, author notes for each of the ten stories examine Karpyshyn’s creative process and the craft of writing, giving fans a unique glimpse inside the mind of the acclaimed storyteller.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Celebration Anaheim Interview with Drew Karpyshyn

April 30, 2015 at 12:04 am | Posted in Books, Celebration, Conventions, Fantasy, Interview, Random House, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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It’s always fun being able to chat with the authors at Star Wars Celebration. While in Anaheim, we were able to talk with author Drew Karpyshyn about his Star Wars work, as well as his work in Mass Effect, Forgotten Realms and his original fantasy series The Chaos Born. We even touched on his upcoming short story anthology A Minor Malevolent Spirit and Other Tales.

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To check out more of Drew Karpyshyn’s work, and to stay up to date with his latest releases, be sure to check out his official website.

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Podcasts in Review

April 23, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Celebration, Conventions, Events, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review including my reviews of the live podcast panels I was able to attend at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim.

Coffee With Kenobi: Celebration live panel was a lot of fun and a great way to start the day. Everyone was high off the new trailer for The Force Awakens, and Coffee With Kenobi was able to keep the fun going. They had John ‘Dak’ Morton on as a guest to talk Star Wars. He compare the film to some of Coppola’s greatest movies, The Godfather and Apocalypse Now, and talked about how Star Wars stood out from films like that because of how it inspires people. They discussed fears and overcoming them, and how those themes tie into Star Wars. John also talked about visiting the people who waiting in line overnight, his thoughts on Star Wars Rebels and Ezra’s character, and the panel he’s doing at Celebration that focuses on military personnel and Star Wars. As always, John is a great guest and they touched on some good topics. Afterwards Dan and Cory covered The Force Awakens panel that kicked off the day, touching on Kathleen Kennedy, BB-8, Rey as a scavenger, the trailer, the impact of Han and Chewie, Mark Hamill’s narration, the passing of the sword and even the cinematography. Their second guest was Jeff McGee from Assembly of Geeks and Marvin Dog Media. Jeff chatted with them about the collectibles at Celebration like the Bossk hoodie and Funko Fett. And wrapping things up was Kevin Liell from Norse Legion and a giveaway of some of their cool Star Wars jewelry. I have to admit, I was very impressed with the panel. They pulled off a live show like pro’s with great guests, great discussion and lots of fun. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

January 23, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Regular Feature, 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

  • Cover reveal for Jeffrey Brown’s next Star Wars book The Phantom Bully.

Award-winning author/illustrator Jeffrey Brown returns for the third installation of the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series Star Wars: Jedi Academy!

It’s hard to believe this is Roan’s last year at Jedi Academy. He’s been busier than ever learning to fly (and wash) starships, swimming in the Lake Country on Naboo, studying for the Jedi obstacle course exam, and tracking down dozens of vorpak clones — don’t ask. But now, someone is setting him up to get in trouble with everyone at school, including Yoda. If he doesn’t find out who it is, and fast, he may get kicked out of school! Why can’t middle school just be easy. . .

This incredible, original story captures all of the humor, awkwardness, fun, and frustrations of middle school — all told through one boy’s comics, journal entries, letters, sketches, e-mails, and more.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Around the Web

December 5, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Movies, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Toys & Collectibles, Trailer | 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 Six by Six kickstarter features six authors with six stories each including author Martha Wells.
  • Tim Lebbon and Kevin J. Anderson are being featured in an upcoming X-Files anthology.
  • Kevin J. Anderson teased Five by Five 3: Target Zone, this time around featuring authors Sarah A. Hoyt, Doug Dandridge, Michael A. Stackpole, Dani Kollin, and Eytan Kollin. Kevin also posted an excerpt as well.

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Book Review: ‘The Scorched Earth’ by Drew Karpyshyn

August 19, 2014 at 12:02 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Random House, Reviews | Leave a comment
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The Scorched Earth by Drew Karpyshyn is perhaps even better than the first book in the series, Children of Fire. The characters head to frozen landscape of the nomadic barbarians as dark minions pursue them. Mythic monsters, massive battles and chaos ensues as the action heats up. Click here for our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘The Scorched Earth’ by Drew Karpyshyn

August 19, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Random House | Leave a comment
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The Scorched Earth by Drew Karpyshyn is out today in the US (it will be out in the UK on September 4). This is the second book in The Chaos Born Trilogy. Click here to check out the official product page which include purchase links, excerpts and more. Drew will be out in Austin, TX for a book signing and discussion at Barnes & Noble at 7:00 PM today. You can also read our interview with Drew covering The Scorched Earth right here.

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Drew Karphshyn on ‘The Scorched Earth’

August 15, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Interview, Random House | Leave a comment
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the-scorched-earth-by-drew-karpyshynNext week Drew Karpyshyn’s new original fantasy novel The Scorched Earth will hit stores in paperback and digital formats. This will mark the second book in The Chaos Born Trilogy, and having already read an early copy, fans are in for a lot of fun. We managed to interview Drew about the book, covering the structure of the story, the evolution of the characters, a few hints at what readers can expect to see but all spoiler free. Click here to read the full interview.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Happy Birthday, Drew Karpyshyn

July 28, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Birthday, Star Wars | Leave a comment

drew-karpyshyn-2014Today we wish a very happy birthday to one of our favorite authors, Drew Karpyshyn! Be sure to stop by Twitter and wish Drew a happy birthday. You can check out his official website for all his latest updates, including his upcoming book The Scorched Earth which will be out on August 19th.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Get Pop-Cultured

July 22, 2014 at 10:46 am | Posted in Books, Events, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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del-poster-samplerDel Rey and Barnes & Noble have teamed up for the Get Pop-Cultured event running from July 18 to August 10th in select Barnes & Noble stores. As part of the event, there will be giveaways including the 2014 Star Wars poster and the 2014 Del Rey Spectra Sampler. Some stores will also have special guests. You can find the full list over on B&N, but we’ve included all the Star Wars guests below.

  • Ian Doescher (William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return) 7/26/14 2:00 PM, 7881 Edinger Avenue Huntington Beach, CA
  • Ian Doescher (William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return) 7/9/14 7:00 PM, 91 Old Country Road Carle Place, NY
  • Ian Doescher (William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return) 7/13/14 2:00 PM, 401 E. Northgate Way Seattle, WA
  • Jeffrey Brown (Goodnight Darth Vader) 7/19/14 2:00 PM, 55 Old Orchard Center Skokie, IL
  • Zack Giallongo (Ewoks: Shadows of Endor) 7/30/14 7:00 PM, 1 Worcester Road Framingham, MA
  • Daniel Wallace (The Marvel Encyclopedia) 8/2/14 3:00 PM, 3225 W 69th Street Edina, MN
  • Drew Karpyshyn (The Scorched Earth) 8/19/14 7:00 PM, 10000 Research Blvd Austin, TX
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