Shelly called me late last week to propose an additional hardcover this fall. THIS fall. Yep. Del Rey figured the market could bear one more, and since the Darth Bane novel was a hit, a follow-up, written by Drew, seemed the best idea. So the untitled Feb. 09 hardcover (previously the “Plagueis” novel) has been moved up, and Drew agreed to continue Bane’s story. So we’re off and running.
The release date is slated for December 26th, 2007.
A TFN reader found a listing on Random House’s website for a Path of Destruction sequel. Could it be the replacement for the canceled Plagueis novel? The date might be wrong (‘Untitled Hardcover’ is set for release early 2009) but a second Bane novel might not be a bad idea…
I was shocked to find Path of Destruction at my local library (Yes, I did check it out; no telling if I’ll actually read it,) but I’m even more shocked to see that SF Signal already has a review up. You win this round, fanboy Tim: You are the Supreme BlogGeek.
Next issue of Star Wars Insider will feature their Top 20 EU Moments. I expect there will be quite a bit of debate once this is released, but it’s always nice to see the books get some Insider page space.
Comic-Con 2005 is currently in progress in California, and there have been some hints that Jonathan Rinzler has an unfinished copy of The Swarm War cover. No guarantees, but attendees might get a peak. In the meantime, there’s plenty of other SW goodness going on in San Deigo.
Another interesting post found in the starwars.com blogs is Ithorian Guy on The Mystery of the Whills. He obviously knows his stuff, and the entry came to my attention via a message board post by LFL’s Leland Chee, so you know he’s gotta be onto something.
And finally, starwars.com posted the October 2005 comics yesterday – previews of Empire #38, X-wing — Rogue Leader #2, Republic #83, and Clone Wars Volume 7, which collects the Obsession arc.