The Turkish fans at Yildizsavaslari.com interview author Steve Perry about Shadows Of the Empire, Death Star and his history with the franchise. Tom Dupree… Now that’s a name I haven’t heard in a long, long time…
Meanwhile, French site actusf.com interviews Gregory Keyes, touching briefly on his SW work.
The cover of Darth Bane: Path of Destruction is awesome. It’s by John Jude Palencar, one of those fantasy artists whose work I like but never expected to see on a Star Wars cover.
We’ve also got names for book 4 and 5 of Legacy – #4 is Exile and #5 is Sacrifice, by Allston and Traviss respectively.
Jimmy Smits (Bail Organa, AOTC & ROTS) has signed a development deal with ABC.
Author Kathy Tyers (Truce at Bakura, Balance Point) has rewritten and rereleased one of her early novels – Shivering World. Rambles has a review. Similar to her rewrite of the Firebird novels a few years back, it now features stronger faith themes and has been rereleased under a Christian fiction publisher.
There are several SW authors (Kevin J. Anderson, Terry Brooks, and Greg Keyes) doing signing and appearances within the next few months, according to Locus Online’s Author Event calendar. None of them are promoting Star Wars books, however. We don’t recommend going to KJA signings to heckle him, because from all accounts he’s actually a nice guy and will probably have enough trouble with the Dune fans.