Parella the Hunter: ‘Scourge’ Mini-excerpt #7

April 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Posted in Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Books has posted mini-excerpt #7 for Jeff Grubb’s upcoming novel Star Wars: Scourge.

“Hagwa doopee!”

Don’t move! Turning, Mander saw a strange form emerge from the shadows of an archway beyond the bridge. It looked like a Hutt wrapped in metal, its semifluid body covered with overlapping plates. Its neckless head was enshrouded in a dome of durasteel, with a narrow windows cut for the eyes and ringed with sensors. The entity carried a stun baton in its metal-shod hands. The armored Hutt barked again, and this time a translation voder squawked in Basic.

“Flee, you cowards!” said the translator. “Make this a good sport! For you are the prey of Parella the Hunter!”

“You have got to be kidding me,” said Reen, and opened up with her blaster.

Scourge will be out on April 24th. You can check out the previous mini-excerpts here: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, and #6, plus the two Random House excerpts here and here.

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Jeff Grubb on Fictional Frontiers

April 19, 2012 at 10:08 am | Posted in Interview, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Fictional Frontiers did an audio interview with Scourge author Jeff Grubb. You can listen to it here.

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Fifty Ways to Leave a Hutt Dead

April 19, 2012 at 8:56 am | Posted in Events, Humor | 1 Comment
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Here at Roqoo Depot we strive to bring you the highest quality of entertainment. In our continuing celebration of Hutt Week, today we are going to take a look at how to kill a Hutt.

Hutts have a reputation for being hard to kill. After hours of strenuous research on Wookieepedia, and a moment of inspiration, we derived the perfect way to convey the information. We combined the tragic deaths of the Hutts in the Star Wars Expanded Universe with Paul Simon’s famous song “Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover.” So kick back, hum along to the tune, and enjoy our revised lyrics.

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Jeff Grubb Talks Scourge

April 19, 2012 at 1:00 am | Posted in Events, Interview, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Geek Life posted an interview with Scourge author Jeff Grubb yesterday. Jeff talks about his first experience with Star Wars, working with continuity, his suggestion of a Hutt cover, his ideas behind Mander Zuma, and more. I also really liked his answer to this question because it mentioned a theme I spotted when reading about the Hutts and their family.

Other than Canon what were your influences for Hutt Space in the novel, Scourge?

JG: A big influence was another great movie from the 1970s – The Godfather. How I treated the Hutts was very much about the balance of family and business – even though it is extremely nasty business. It is a given that the Hutts are the gangsters of space. What this book does and examines how that fits together with the Hutt concepts of family, which can make them vulnerable.

Click here to read the full interview. It’s definitely worth reading.

And don’t forget, later today Jeff Grubb will be doing a live Facebook chat on Star Wars Books Facebook page at 4:00 PM EDT.

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A Look Ahead at Star Wars Insider

April 18, 2012 at 8:30 am | Posted in Star Wars Insider, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Books posted a summary of some of the cool things we can expect to see in the upcoming issues of Star Wars Insider magazine. Here’s a quick rundown on the upcoming short stories.

  • Issue #132 (on sale now) features Jason Fry’s short story “The Guns of Kelrodo-Ai” and stars the “Rebel Destroyer” Shea Hublin (with some beautiful art by John VanFleet!).
  • Issue #133 will include the tale of Parella the Hutt, hunter extraordinaire, from Star Wars: Scourge author Jeff Grubb.
  • Issue #134 is your first taste of post Fate of the Jedi action as author Christie Golden brings you a story starring Jaina and Jag.
  • Issue #135 sees Karen Miller return to the SWEU with an exciting story starring Myri Antilles.
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Notable Hutts in Star Wars History

April 18, 2012 at 12:11 am | Posted in Events, Opinion | Leave a comment
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There have been many Hutts in Star Wars, some more memorable than others. Today we are continuing our celebration of Hutt Week by taking a look at some of the notable Hutts in Star Wars (other than Jabba).

Queen Jool

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It’s a Hutt Extravaganza: ‘Scourge’ Giveaway!

April 16, 2012 at 12:04 am | Posted in Contest, Events, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 20 Comments
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Jeff Grubb’s Scourge comes out next Tuesday and here at Roqoo Depot, we are officially declaring it Hutt Week. What better way to celebrate the best Hutt novel ever written than a Hutt extravaganza!

To kick things off we have three copies of Scourge to give away. We’ll be giving away one copy today. To enter simply leave a comment below on who your favorite Hutt is. Please only enter once. The winner must be located within the United States (sorry, no international shipping). We’ll be taking entries all day and the random winner will be announced tomorrow. Stay tuned for more contests and fun with Hutts!

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Jeff Grubb Hutt novel ‘Star Wars: Scourge’ and Details!

August 4, 2011 at 9:58 am | Posted in Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Finally we have a name for Jeff Grubb’s upcoming Star Wars novel. Scourge will be a paperback novel (scheduled for release in April 2012) featuring Hutts and will take place before the NJO, and according to Star Wars Books it will cover the murder of a Jedi and “the investigation into the Hutt’s criminal enterprises.” Oh, there will also be a male human Jedi Knight named Mander Zuma. If you’d like to find out a little more about Jeff Grubb, then be sure to check out his blog Grubb Street.

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