Jeff Grubb Facebook Recap

April 19, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Posted in Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Today Scourge author Jeff Grubb did a live Facebook chat on Star Wars Books Facebook page. You can view the chat in its entirety here, or you can check out our edited transcript below.

How did you get involved in writing for the Star Wars Universe?

JG: I was recommended for the opportunity by Troy Denning (Thanks, Troy!). I’ve had a lot of experience in shared worlds and have worked with the Star Wars universe before, so it was a great opportunity.

How did the idea for SCOURGE come about?

JG: When this book was first being discussed, I pitched a number of ideas. One of them was based on an RPG adventure I had written for the Star Wars d20 Game from WotC.  That project was called Tempest Feud, and forms the heart of the novel. Continue Reading Jeff Grubb Facebook Recap…

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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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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‘Star Wars: Scourge’ Giveaway!

April 18, 2012 at 7:52 am | Posted in Contest, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Our final winner of our Scourge giveaway is…

Tom Remsky

Congratulations! Once again we want to thank everyone who participated. If you didn’t win, there’s still hope out there. Both Lightsaber Rattling and TheForce.Net are running Scourge contests so be sure to check them out.

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The Hutt is with You: ‘Scourge’ Winners

April 17, 2012 at 7:22 am | Posted in Contest, Site News, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Without further ado, the winner of yesterday’s Scourge contest is… Continue Reading The Hutt is with You: ‘Scourge’ Winners…

More Hutt Please: ‘Scourge’ Giveaways Continue!

April 17, 2012 at 12:10 am | Posted in Contest, Site News, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 28 Comments
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It’s Day 2 of Hutt Week and today we have two copies of Jeff Grubb’s Scourge to giveaway. Once again contestants can only enter once and must reside in the United States (sorry, no international shipping).

Now Scourge isn’t just about Hutts. It also stars an awesome Jedi named Mander Zuma. To enter today’s contest, just leave a comment below saying who your favorite Jedi is. One winner will be chosen at random and announced tomorrow. You have all day today to enter.

We will also give an instant win to the first person to name the one and only Jedi Hutt in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Just post the Hutt’s name below, and if you’re first, you win!

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Facebook Chat with Jeff Grubb on Thursday

April 16, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Posted in Events, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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This Thursday Star Wars Books will be hosting a live Facebook chat with Scourge author Jeff Grubb. The Facebook chat will be at 4:00 PM EST and will be on the Star Wars Books Facebook page as usual. Time to get your Hutt questions together!

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot. We love Hutts, we really do.

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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More Hutt Please: ‘Scourge’ Mini-excerpt #6

April 13, 2012 at 9:21 am | Posted in Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Books has posted mini-excerpt #6 for Jeff Grubb’s upcoming novel Star Wars: Scourge.

Mander leaned back against the shuddering glass and cleared his mind. Ahead of him one of the signblimps was sagging its way slowly across the sky. He reached out, mentally, and pulled it towards them. The lighter-than-air vehicle bobbled towards them, but the droid driver revved its engines to let it clear the building.

“Size matters not.” Mander muttered.

“Inertia, however, is a pain in the butt.”

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

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