So sayth the official blog this evening: Stover’s Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor has been moved back to December, and Luceno’s Millennium Falcon moved up to October. But the main focus of the post is a nice bit from artist Dave Seeley on the how and why of the image, and we get our first look at Mindor’s back cover – Lord Shadowspawn.
This is also the second time we’ve gotten a real news item via the blog… Interesting, no? (I suppose an all-Flash site would be mildly bearable if this method continues. Permalinks good!)
Yes, yes, I’m updating the book schedule.
UPDATE 05/20: On TOS, we have word from Sue Rostoni on the how and why of the switch:
Matt is late with his manuscript, and Jim is early — just made sense to swap them to give us a bit more time.
Our latest poll went up yesterday, and asks which upcoming novel you’re straining at the bit for – The Coruscant Nights trilogy by Michael Reaves (The first book, Jedi Twilight, comes out in two weeks,) Karen Traviss’ Order 66 (September 16,) Matthew Stover’s Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor (December) or James Luceno’s Millennium Falcon (October.) Vote on the sidebar or under the cut. Continue reading
Editor Sue Rostoni is back, addressing fan questions and concerns about Invincible and beyond (so yes, there are spoilers!) Look for Rostoni posting as Eeusu Estornii, starting on page 432 of the BCaT VIPs thread.
She revealed a bit of news regarding Millennium Falcon as well – it’s set about two years after the events of LOTF.
I almost spoiled myself over at io9 today, (Spoilers for EVERYTHING at that link) but since even they’re reporting about Invincible I’m just going to cave and report that the people who got the book early are saying that Luceno’s Millennium Falcon is a post-LOTF novel. It gets teased in the back of Invincible, complete with a ‘to be continued…’ (or other words to that effect.) And while there’s more, it’s spoileriffic and thus I don’t know.
I first read this on the TFN boards and may have caught a teensy bit of spoiler in the process, but both EUC and TFN have posted the news since then, so what the hell. It’s tough out here when you’re trying to get the spoilers off limits… At least with friends like these.
Some folks over at TFN discovered a listing for an audiobook and an audio download of a book we’ve heard nothing of so far: Millennium Falcon by James Luceno. (Han and Lando backstory, perhaps?) Release date is given as December 30, 2008.
Now, when are we going to get that contract announcement?