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March 20, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Comic Books, Contest, Conventions, Fantasy, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Video Games | 1 Comment
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Book News

Comic News

  • Marvel announced that Stuart Immonen will be replacing artist John Cassaday on the Star Wars series starting with Star Wars #8. There will also be a special guest artist doing Star Wars #7 making Cassaday’s last comic Star Wars #6.
  • I missed this one last week, but Marvel revealed the cover for Shattered Empire #1 which will be out September 2015.

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Troy Denning joins Twitter

July 7, 2014 at 6:24 am | Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment
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troy-denning-2011Author Troy Denning has finally joined Twitter. You can give him a follow @TDenningauthor.

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New Release: ‘Crucible’ in Paperback

July 1, 2014 at 1:21 pm | Posted in Books, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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star-wars-crucible-legendsCrucible by Troy Denning is out today in paperback and is sporting the new Star Wars Legends banner.

Random House Catalog Link.

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Book Review: ‘The Sentinel’ by Troy Denning

April 1, 2014 at 12:02 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Reviews | Leave a comment
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the-sentinelContinuing our coverage of The Sundering series, we bring you our review of Troy Denning’s The Sentinel. It’s going to be a long long wait before we see any more Star Wars books, so if you’re looking for your Denning fix, the Forgotten Realms is the place to be, especially with Troy already working on his next Realms novel. Click here to check out our full review of The Sentinel.

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New Release: ‘The Sentinel’ by Troy Denning

April 1, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy | Leave a comment
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Troy Denning has a new book out today as he makes his long awaited return to the Forgotten Realms. The Sentinel marks the fifth book in The Sundering series, which features authors R.A. Salvatore, Paul S. Kemp, Erin M. Evans, Richard Lee Byers, Troy Denning and Ed Greenwood.

Embittered paladin, Kleef Kenric, finds himself embroiled in a quest to stop evil forces from taking advantage of the chaos rolling across the land of Faerûn and claiming dominion over the entirety of the Realms. After battling his way out Marsember, a city besieged on all sides in the wake of the Sundering, he becomes swept up in the mission of a group of odd allies—a warrior princess, an accomplished thief, and a mysterious short pudgy man exuding a faint odor of decay. With the forces of Shade tracking their every step, they travel to the Underdark to thwart the rise of the goddess of Death, but before long Kleef discovers that his allies hide dangerous secrets—secrets that could destroy not only Kleef but the very fabric of the Forgotten Realms.

Click here to check out the official product page for more information, sample chapters and retailer links for The Sentinel.

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March 28, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Events, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Joining the list of “Untitled” Star Wars books is “Untitled Star Wars Book #3” (via edelweiss) which is set for a January 13, 2015 release (352 pages, hardcover). This is most likely Kevin Hearne‘s untitled Luke Skywalker novel, the third book in the Empire and Rebellion series. No blurb or description is given for the book. As for the other two “Untitled” Star Wars books, there is still no new updates, however they are not the Star Wars Rebels original novels, as those two have separate listings.
  • Tim Lebbon‘s Mannequin Man and the Plastic Bitch is now available as an eBook.

Comic News

  • Predator and Alien fans can check out some sneak peaks at Dark Horse’s upcoming content. Bleeding Cool has an interview with Scott Allie and Joshua Williamson featuring artwork from the Predator comic, and CBR has an interview with Chris Robertson featuring artwork from the Aliens comic.

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Podcasts in Review

March 27, 2014 at 12:05 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

501stCast: Episode 80 is a bit of a short episode. Ed Cook fills in for Scott Allen as co-host, and this show focuses on 501st Legion troop reports and upcoming events. Nice to hear that the Legion had some pretty good charity success at Toronto Comic Con with over $6,000 raised with shoot-a-trooper. Good podcast to check out if you want to keep up to date on Legion news.

Assembly of Geeks:Grumpy Gamorrean Godzilla” covers a variety of geeky topics which a focus on television and film news and rumors. Lots of entertaining discussion, and I really enjoyed their gag with the giant Gamorrean trampling Mos Eisley. Good way to stay up on tv and movie news for sci-fi and superhero stuff.

Bombad Radio: Episode 131 has a nice interview with Star Wars voice actor David Ankrum who voiced Wedge in Star Wars: A New Hope. It’s a very upbeat interview as David talks about his job in Star Wars, the other film work he’s done, and how he transitioned into writing and working as a talent agent.

Episode 132 is hosted by Jeremiah and Jason and begins their discussion of the novels of the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Tearing apart and assigning praise, the hosts ambitiously go through nearly every Star Wars novel to give listeners and overview of the EU and what’s to come. In future episodes, they’ll be diving into deeper discussion on specific books, but in this episode they touch on all of them. If you’ve already the books, you may not agree with all their opinions, but I have to give them props for actually discussing each one and giving new readers an idea of what to expect. This would be an excellent episode to listen to if you’re new to the EU and would like a crash course on the books.

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January 24, 2014 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Fantasy, Interview, News, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Books News

  • Author Kevin J. Anderson has wrapped up another Dan Shamble Zombie P.I. novel as well as a new short story which includes some Star Wars nods…

And, it’s off—final copy-edted ms. of Dan Shamble, Zombie PI SLIMY UNDERBELLY, and so is the Shamble story “Role Model” about murder at a cosplay convention for FICTION RIVER –Kevin J. Anderson

“This time a murder’s getting in the way—Star Wars fan dressed up in a stormtrooper outfit found dead with a stake through his heart. Turns out he was a vampire. We’ve got a Klingon as our main witness.” Yes, I love writing new Dan Shamble, Zombie PI stories! –Kevin J. Anderson

Dan Shamble’s new case, ROLE MODEL: “A Mandalorian “Boba Fett” bounty hunter sneered at a colorful figure of Kenny from South Park, saying, “He’s no good to me dead.” –Kevin J. Anderson

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December 20, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Episode VII, Interview, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web.

Book News

  • For horror fans, you might be familiar with the Australian horror flick Wolf Creek. Not only is the movie getting a sequel in February, but a book series as well. Penguin Books will be releasing Wolf Creek: Origin February 1st, a prequel to the original film. The book will be by authors Greg Mclean and Aaron Sterns who are also the writers of the films. Alongside that will be Wolf Creek: Desolation Game by Greg Mclean and Brett McBean. Like Origin, it’s a prequel novel. Both are being published over in Australia so I’m not sure when they’ll be available elsewhere, however Amazon does have a US eBook listing for Origin and Desolation Game with a January 2nd release.
  • Jason Fry did a nice Q&A for a young fan. In his letter, he included a mention for three new Star Wars books he’s got coming out and one that’s on hold.
  • Martha Wells has a nice year end wrap-up post for fans wanting to make sure they didn’t miss out on anything.
  • Paul S. Kemp talked a little about The Godborn and Egil & Nix over on Fantasy Book Critic.
  • Plus an update on The Sentinel by Troy Denning, “Just finished proofreading the galleys for my Sundering novel, THE SENTINEL (due out in April). Boy, it’s fun to be in the Realms again!”
  • Kevin J. Anderson is also holding a bad joke contest for his Dan Shamble, Zombie PI character McGoo on Facebook.

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November 29, 2013 at 11:08 am | Posted in Around the Web, Interview, JJ Abrams, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Television, The Clone Wars, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news round up of Star Wars and beyond.

Black Friday Deals

  • Amazon has the Star Wars Legacy Droid Factory figures half off. You can check out their other half off Star Wars deals here which includes wave one of the 6″ Black Series figures.
  • Titan Magazines is running a special promotion for Star Wars Insider. Sign up and you can get a free copy of the Millennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual or the Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual.
  • Yakface.com is doing a Black Friday Giveaway for Wave 2 of the 3-3/4″ Black Series figures.
  • As a comic fan, my favorite Black Friday sale is Things From Another World. Discounts vary, but on nick and dent items you can get 80% off. Click here to check out their Star Wars selection.
  • Her Universe has a Black Friday sale going on with free shipping, a free Darth Vader holiday pin with any purchase, and new items being offered.
  • The Force Among Us is doing a sale with 50% off some items and some freebies like the Ewok Tusken Raider poster and trading cards.
  • Dark Horse Comics has a Star Wars digital mega bundle.
  • WeLoveFine is running both a Black Friday deal and a Cyber Monday deal. For Black Friday, use promo code BLACKFRIDAYTSHIRTS15 for 15% off and BLACKFRIDAYTSHIRTS25 for 25% off orders over a $100. On Cyber Monday, use promo code JEDI15 for 15% off and REBEL25 for 25% off orders over $100.
  • The short story “Human Error” by John Jackson Miller is free today on Amazon.
  • Angry Robot Books is having a half off sale today on eBooks. While they don’t have any Star Wars titles, they do have books by Star Wars authors such as Emilie & The Hollow World by Martha Wells, The Hammer and the Blade by Paul S. Kemp, and A Discourse in Steel by Paul S. Kemp. Just enter “robotfriday” for the promo code.
  • Star Wars artist Joe Corroney is running a 30% off sale today for his online store. Just use the promo code SITH.
  • Star Wars artist Jerry Vanderstelt is also running a sale with 15% off his artwork on his online store. Just use the promo code BFW-1.

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