StarWars.com offers a first look at Rebel Force: Uprising, but the real news here is that it will be the last book of the series. I remember hearing at one point that the series was planned for ten books, but can’t find any official confirmation. They didn’t quite seem to take off with the fandom, so can’t say I’m too surprised…
Rebel Force: The official site gives us our first look at book five of Scholastic’s latest series, Trapped. (Is anyone reading these? I keep forgetting they exist.) It’s due out in January.
Head over to Book View Cafe for the second installment of Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff’s A Padawan’s Journal, where she tells the (sadly detail-free) story of how Holostar was pitched.
Matthew Stover and That Upcoming Luke Novel. There are only 21 days to Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor, and Bookspot Central has a lengthy interview with Stover.
There’s plenty about his infuences, the Caine books, and of course, Star Wars, starting about halfway. (via)
Also in the realm of inconsistent/nonexistent street dating, I’ve been seeing reports that the first two Rebel Force books, Target and Hostage, (or is it Uprising?) have been spotted, and sure enough even Diamond is listing them. (No comics, alas.) This is the first juvie series to take a crack at the OT era since way back in the EU bronze age, and at worst we can hope for something far less headache-inducing.
Rebel Force revealed: TFN, via Eddie, has the blurbs for the first two books of the upcoming (and still not officially announced) Scholastic series. The gist? They start off right after A New Hope and star Luke, Leia, Han and Chewie. Continuity fans are already freaking out, but the rest of us might actually want to try the things. (Over at StarWars.com, Eddie says he found them in the latest Previews, so all signs point to legitimacy.)
- Fate of the Jedi: Author Christie Golden writes about Star Wars and being asked to be part of the new series.
- Comics: Collection of ‘lost’ stories in the works!
- Lists: The Jedi
AcademyPraxeum is part of io9′s guide to getting into the universe’s most prestigious colleges. And yes, ‘praxeum’ still makes me roll my eyes. Feel free to keep writing Dune books, Mr. Anderson!
- Housekeeping: Our book release schedule has been updated to reflect the latest infodrop – and also now links to author tags for quick and easy news-checking.
More new contract fallout: Alex Irvine details the timing of his ‘ancient Jedi’ novel on his blog:
…Yours truly is going to be writing a novel set just before the Knights of the Old Republic storyline. Since I am one of those guys who saw the movie (you know, The Movie; you know the one I mean) a dozen times the summer it came out, this is kind of a dream come true. Viva la Geek! Plus, there are some interesting open spaces in the continuity from that period, which give me a lot of room to work.
Isn’t that what the comics are doing? Oh well: I won’t even pretend to be an expert on that time period. (Some have speculated that this could be related to the still-rumored KOTOR MMO, but aren’t direct game tie-ins handled by separate contracts?)
- Young adult: Eddie spotted a couple new YA titles on Amazon.
- Interviews: Karen Miller talks briefly about Star Wars on Davebrendon’s Fantasy & Sci-Fi Weblog; Karen Traviss was on Fictional Frontiers yesterday. Presumably the episode will be up on their podcast archive at some point; Henry Gilroy is talking The Clone Wars comics at Newsarama again. (via)
- Previews: The Clone Wars #2.