We’re at JadeCon, having a blast – and I’m just taking a brief email break, and what should come up on my feed reader but a brand-spanking new book schedule from Sue Rostoni? I can’t even wrap my brain around the date changes right now, but here’s the big news:
Fifth and final Clone Wars book (Karen Miller) is Gambit: Siege. March 2010.
July 2010 will be a “coming attraction by well-known author.” Nothing more to be revealed. Sean Williams, maybe?
September 2010. A book that only “might” come to be.
A second book by Joe Schreiber (not a Death Troopers sequel) is coming October 5, 2010.
Fate of the Jedi book seven (Allston) is titled Conviction. April 2011.
The tentative title for Zahn’s Allegiance sequel is Choices. September 2011.
First look: StarWars.com gives us a peek at The Art of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. I continue to wince at the appropriation of McQuarrie art in the name of designs based on those awful puppets. (Not that people were exactly Ralph’s greatest either, but if one must choose…) Your mileage may vary, but this is probably one Art of I’ll be sitting out for.
Street date shuffle:The Essential Atlas has been moved back to August 18. Only a month this time!
Our first street date shuffle of the new contract! After a fan noticed that there was something awry with the book’s catalog listing, Sue Rostoni has confirmed that Elaine Cunningham’s Blood Oath has been moved back to a December release date.
The manuscript hasn’t been delivered yet — it just got to be too late to make the deadline, so we moved it. I feel badly because the story, as you know, takes place before OUTCAST so we wanted it to come out as close to OUTCAST as possible… but it didn’t happen.
No more new books until the end of the month, but Wednesday does bring the fourth Legacy trade collection, Alliance. And in the midst of all last week’s new books, I forgot about Insider #106, which should be in stores (and mailboxes) now.
Also, our book release schedule has been updated, though the only new thing of note is the release date for The Force Unleashed paperback: August 25.
Fate of the Jedi: The second book, Christie Golden’s Omen, has appeared on the Random House online catalog with a release date of June 23, 2009. (Please remember the page count is probably a placeholder number.)