Del Rey’s Erich Schoeneweiss gave us a peek at Aaron Allston’s on Facebook last night: X-Wing: Mercy Kill
He crawled southward, keeping well below the trench lip above.
Myri followed, occasionally peeking up above the rim to see her surroundings. “My father was on the Death Star Trench Run. You know, the famous one. Me, I get the General’s Basement Trench Crawl.”
We’ll see another one this afternoon.
Today on the Star Wars Books Facebook page,
a short bit from the next Timothy Zahn book, . It’s due in December. Scoundrels
And speaking of Apocalypse, Random House has posted a fairly sizable excerpt. ( via)
over at Amazon, the ‘search inside’ will give you not only some Apocalypse, but the previews of Aaron Allston’s X-Wing Mercy Kill and Jeff Grubb’s Scourge! ( via)
The blogside. On Livejournal, Chameleon Irony takes a look at what implications the events of throughout the films. ( Darth Plagueis may have had on Padme ) Meanwhile, at Rooqoo Depot, Contains Plagueis spoilers. Lane considers fandom, Jaina Solo, and ‘strong female characters.’
Fate of the Jedi. The latest mini-excerpt from . Apocalypse features Luke and a Sith
Celebration VI. Two more authors have been confirmed to be attending: James Luceno and Jason Fry. Paul S. Kemp, not so much.
Art. Two more looks at the interior art of The Essential Gude to Warfare: An Imperial refueling and a fantastic Dave Seeley title page spread showing the Battle of Couscant from Revenge of the Sith. It’s better than the actual cover!
Reviews. Over at Big Shiny Robot, James considers , Agent of the Empire #3 and Crimson Empire III #4 . Knights of the Old Republic: War #2
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Sith and circumstances. Star Wars Books will be holding a Facebook chat with author James Luceno tomorrow afternoon on Darth Plagueis. It will no doubt be spoilerific, so take some time to finish the book today. I just started it, but will take the bullet to recap the chat tomorrow either way. On that note, here’s yet another review of the book from NJOE.
Interviews. TFN talks to author Ryder Windham about his recent book The Wrath of Darth Maul.
Fate of the Jedi. The second mini-excerpt from features… Boba Fett? Of course. Apocalypse
Crimson Empire III. With Empire Lost #1 in stores, Dark Horse founder and co-writer Mike Richardson talks to Comic Book Resources about getting the Star Wars license and getting re-acquainted with Kir Kanos and crew.
The Complete Vader. Undecided on whether to get the book or not? Take a peek at some of the contents courtesy of Wired. For those who already have it, the Star Wars Books Facebook page is hosting a chat with authors Ryder Windham and Pete Vilmur on Tuesday.
Nonfiction. Also coming on Tuesday is the release of , a nice coffee-table book for the effect nerds. Industrial Light & Magic: The Art of Innovation
Video. Author J.W. Rinzler & Art Director Leslie Dilley talk about the massive . Blueprints book at NYCC
Excerpts. A tiny bit of , and a bigger one for The Old Republic: Revan . Shadow Games
Poll At Suvudu, Eric Geller asks which . Alas, there’s not option for ‘none of them.’ Star Wars books you’d like to see adapted for the screen
Short stories. Two brand-new authors have a story coming to the Insider in January. David J. Williams and Mark Williams’ ‘Maze Run’ is a “classic Han & Chewie adventure aboard the Millennium Falcon,” to tie into the release of The Millennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual. Fittingly, the ship is “the star of the story.” Will we see the Williams doing anything more lengthy for the franchise?
Riptide. With Paul S. Kemp’s latest only weeks away, Suvudu has a excerpt, while Kemp himself is doing an e-signing.
More excerpts… This week’s Facebook mini-excerpt is from Drew Karpshyn’s ; There’s another from the Revan audiobook as well.
Fate of the Jedi. The manuscript for the final book, Troy Denning’s Apocalypse, is in the hands of Del Rey. In case you were wondering.
Press. Timothy Zahn in the Lansing City Pulse.
As the new edition of Heir to the Empire approaches, so does a flood of excerpts and extras and the like. Today we have an excerpt from the audiobook ( via) and a text one featuring actual pages. (And a chance to win an actual copy.)
StarWars.com has posted a seven-page excerpt of the upcoming novel , by Michael Reaves and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff. In this first selection, Dash Rendar finds a lack of gravity disturbing aboard the Shadow Games Millennium Falcon. Will Han help Dash get his feet back on the ground? The official site also has a brief teaser summary.
Shadow Games will go on sale in paperback and as an ebook on November 29, 2011.