On Wednesday, head to your comic shop for . Apparently lightwhips are making a comeback! Exciting stuff. Legacy #13
Alas, when it comes to novels,
the schedule is pretty bare, but there is the paperback of Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void coming up on April 1.
If you’ve been waiting for Timothy Zahn’s to hit in paperback, head to the bookstore Scoundrels today. For the comic fans, there’s on Legacy #9 Wednesday.
Novel-wise, that’s a wrap for 2013. Our next one,
by Joe Schreiber, was recently Darth Maul: Lockdown pushed back a week to January 28. And there’s more Han coming in March with James S. A. Corey’s , which Empire and Rebellion: Honor Among Thieves Jason Fry says is “one of the best EU books I’ve read in a very long time.” ( via)
John Ostrander and Jan Duursema are back Wednesday with a new arc of their Dawn of the Jedi series in . Meanwhile, collections of Force War #1 and Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin will also debut in comic shops. Legacy: Prisoner of the Floating World
Novel fans sit tight – next week brings the paperback edition of Timothy Zahn’s
Releasing Tuesday are the eBook versions of J. W. Rinzler’s , featuring video, audio and other extra content. Random House has them priced at $17.99, but check your device’s marketplaces. Making of books for the original trilogy
Comic fans can head to the shops on
Wednesday for . Legacy #8
It’s also time to keep an eye out for the new
, which features a Leia short story bu editor Jen Heddle. Star Wars Insider
Next week brings
(now dated to the 29th) and the still-pricey-but-not-ridiculously-so version of The Bounty Hunter Code: From the Files of Boba Fett . Frames
And there’s a fairly recent update to
our book release schedule – the is scheduled for May 27. Crucible paperback
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Head to the comic book store on Wednesday for , in which Leia apparently visits the remains of Alderaan. September is all about Alderaan, I guess. Star Wars #9
Or, if you want the original
Legacy series collected in hardcover, Book 2 will be out as well. Not sure which issues are in this one, but with both it and Book 1 clocking in at over 400 pages each, it’s gotta be a good chunk of the series.
Our next novel release is
by Martha Wells ( Razor’s Edge reviewed!) on September 24, with J. W. Rinzler’s massive looming on October 1. The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
You’ll finally be able to pick up John Jackson Miller’s Kenobi on Tuesday, but in the meantime, there are Miller interviews at Eleven-ThirtyEight and Fangirl. There’s an excerpt read by James Arnold Taylor and a look at the book’s geography as well… And my review will be up tomorrow.
Also out on Tuesday is Jeffrey Brown’s
. The author of Jedi Academy Darth Vader and Son and Vader’s Little Princess now has a bigger book that is a Diary of a Wimpy Kid take on being in a Jedi middle school, under Yoda. Check out Bleeding Cool’s preview of the book, or watch the book’s trailer.
Meanwhile, in comics,
is out on Legacy #6 Wednesday.
Our next novel, Martha Wells’
, will be out on September 24th, while the highly anticipated Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge by J. W. Rinzler is out October 1. The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
It’s a good week for comics: ends the revived title’s first arc with, apparently, some sort of bang. And for those who prefer collections, there are trade paperback editions of Legacy #5 and Dawn of the Jedi: Prisoner of Bogan . Agent of the Empire: Hard Targets
It’s also time for non-subscribers to start keeping an eye out for
Star Wars Insider #143, guest-edited by Warwick Davis and featuring a short story by John Jackson Miller that ties into our next novel release, August’s Kenobi.
Street date shuffle The release of Martha Wells’ Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge has moved up a week again, this time to September 24, Del Rey tweeted yesterday. Meanwhile, the paperback for Timothy Zahn’s is set for November 26. As always, the dates hang out on our Scoundrels schedule page.
Elsewheres… , a book of short stories that features Aaron Allston, Mike Stackpole and Timothy Zahn among others (like CJers Janine K. Spendlove and Bryan Young) may have passed its original Kickstarter goal of $7,500, but with 17 days to go you can back it now to help add second stories from Stackpole, Allston and Zahn. Meanwhile, a $5 donation guarantees you an eBook version of the anthology. Time Traveled Tales
Toys. We already knew that a Mara Jade Skywalker figure was in the queue, but these inventory lists found by Jedi Temple Archives list a Darth Plagueis as well!
Reviews. Great dialogue and fun characters highlight James’ enjoyment of , he’s impressed with Jan Duursema’s action art in Legacy #3 , was caught off guard by Dawn of the Jedi: Prisoner of Bogan #5 and wonders if a boom is too big for Dark Times: Fire Carrier #5 . Star Wars #6
Out right now – I missed it last week – is by J.W. Rinzler. Star Wars Storyboards: The Prequel Trilogy
Wednesday brings the conclusion of Dawn of the Jedi‘s second arc in as well as Prisoner of Bogan #5 . Legacy #3
Our forthcoming slate includes Aaron Allston’s
in paperback (June 25,) X-Wing: Mercy Kill by Ian Doescher (July 2) and Troy Denning’s William Shakespeare’s Star Wars (July 9.) Crucible
Chat. Pablo Hidalgo will be chatting on the Star Wars Books Facebook page this Friday, where we’ll be sure to ask him all sorts of weird stuff about Episode VII. Or something.
Interviews. ScienceFiction.com talked to Timothy Zahn at Starfest, while Roqoo Depot catches up with Patricia A. Jackson, who wrote for the Star Wars Adventure Journal back in the day.
The blogside. On the official blog, Jennifer Heddle talks Star Wars storytelling hallmarks, while J.W. Rinzler discuses The Star Wars comic
Excerpts. The third and fourth excerpt from Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void
Review. Ania and Sauk are on the run, and we get a new awesome droid character in Legacy #2