Dark Horse is promising ‘big news’ for Celebration V, so maybe these posts will get more exciting for the back end of 2010. (Or, maybe it’s just some Knight Errant thing.) Here’s hoping.
Lost Tribe of the Sith returns with ‘Paragon’. (The excerpt from Allston’s Fate of the Jedi: Backlash starts on page 37.) Meanwhile, Old Republic go-to guy John Jackson Miller talks a bit about Knight Errant on his blog… Where he’ll be counting down to the Knights of the Old Republic finale on his blog.
Crosscurrent: Paul S. Kemp’s Star Wars debut is an official bestseller: It’s on the New York Times list at #10 and Publishers Weekly at #8. All this and two more reviews: Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review and Jawas Read Too.
Interview: The lovely and talented Mandy of TFN explores the GFFA with the amusing and knowledgeable Daniel Wallace.
Comics: Legacy was Day 37 of CBR’s Year of Cool Comics. Or, since I’m fairly sure y’all already know about Legacy, head over to Dark Horse for previews of issue #45 and Knights of the Old Republic #50.
There are no new novels this week (next up is Crosscurrent on January 26) but you may find a pair of trade collections in comic stores on Wednesday: The eighth Knights of the Old Republic collection and a Shadows of the Empire omnibus. The latter omnibus contains a reprint of Mara Jade: By The Emperor’s Hand.
Comics of an upcoming nature. StarWars.com has Dark Horse’s February 2010 solicitations, including the final issue of Knights of the Old Republic. People also seen to be awfully excited about seeing The Old Republic webcomic in print, but let’s not forget Legacy #45, the Dark Times: Blue Harvest TPB, and a Boba Fett omnibus. Okay, feel free to forget that last one. (I kid. Maybe.) Want a taste of something coming out a little sooner? Darkhorse.com has previews for Knights of the Old Republic #47 and Legacy #42.
Street date shuffle. SWBooks.co.uk spotted that April 13, 2010 is the new date for Fate of the Jedi: Backlash. That’s just a little under a month from the last date of March 9th.
The blogside. Drew Karpyshyn blogs to remind us that Dynasty of Evil is out next month… And tease The Old Republic. Meanwhile, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff has what goes on in a writer’s head, the casting call, and when characters fall in love.
Interviews. NJOE went round robin with Death Troopers author Joe Schreiber.
John Jackson Miller writes about wrapping up the comic series on his blog:
We’ve been working toward the series’ climax for some time, getting pieces into place for the big finale — where we really have pulled out all the stops. Every question posed in the series (at least to my way of thinking) is addressed.
Miller goes on to say he does have another project in the works – but we’ll have to wait and see whether it’s a Star Wars or KOTOR one.