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Updates from Sue: Another Reaves/Bohnoff book, Imperial Commando sequel looks like a go

UPDATE: Look, Googlers: There will be no more Imperial or Republic Commando books. Aaron Allston is writing a Wraith Squadron book that took RC #2’s publishing slot. It’s over.

Sue Rostoni has let lose several bits of news on the StarWars.com message boards today:

  • Michael Reaves and Maya Bohnoff will do a fourth Coruscant Nights book with the tentative title of Jedi Dawn. It’s set for November 2012 and is in addition to the 2011 holostar novel.
  • A hardcover has been assigned for March 2012, but the author can’t be revealed yet.
  • Imperial Commando #2 has been scheduled for February 2012. An author has been selected – but the contract hasn’t been signed yet so we’ll have to wait for that reveal. It will likely be the last novel in the series (thus technically making it a duology,… Details, details.)
  • She’s “hoping” that a paperback anthology of John Jackson Miller’s Lost Tribe of the Sith stories will be released in paperback sometime in 2010.

She’s also posted an updated release schedule: I’ll be updating ours later today. Thanks to Eddie for the heads-up!

A day in the life of Sue Rostoni, or, random EU news

Sue Rostoni documents a “typical day” on her blog, dropping a few bits of news along the way. The highlights:

  • Joe Schreiber’s next Star Wars novel (Deathtroopers prequel?) is titled Black Orchid. Yes, there are orchids in the GFFA, thanks to Children of the Jedi. Kind of apt.
  • Looks like Saba Sebatyne will be on the back cover of Vortex
  • A new author and a new story pitch were both (separately) approved today.

Zekk to appear in Fate of the Jedi; TFN claims we’ll hear about an old pal in Allies

Sue Rostoni was out on the boards today, and though she didn’t say much, she did say that Zekk, left adrift after the cancellation of the standalone Blood Oath, will make an appearance in Fate of the Jedi. She also clarified that the lack of an epic series post-FOTJ will not mean any less books.

Meanwhile, in the fan realm, TFN has a source that claims we’ll find out the fate of a familiar face in book five, Golden’s Allies. I don’t find this particularly worrying, mainly because Backlash is an Allston book. Sorry, I misread this originally, and honestly now I’m a lot more doubtful of this ‘spoiler.’ Not because of Golden, but because it seems too early for Allies ARCs, the most likely source for something like this.

In any case, this news is going to be blown totally out of proportion by the fandom. Thanks, Paul. :P

Is the era of the Star Wars mega-series coming to an end?

Sue Rostoni, when asked about future plans for the Expanded Universe, said this today:

Honestly, we’re not presently looking at another long series — more stand-alones, duologies, and trilogies. At least that’s where we’re headed today.

After Legacy of the Force’s Mando-derailing and a (sorry) lackluster start to Fate of the Jedi, I’m all for something on a smaller scale, at least for a while.

Rostoni: Imperial Commando may continue with new author

UPDATE: Look, Googlers: There will be no more Imperial or Republic Commando books. Aaron Allston is writing a Wraith Squadron book that took RC #2’s publishing slot. It’s over.

The departure of Karen Traviss might not mean a dead end for the Imperial Commando series after all. Sue Rostoni posted on StarWars.com today:

Imperial Commando — we’re seriously considering continuing the series with a new author. Details to come as they happen….

I feel for the author who would takes on that project – Traviss’ issues with The Clone Wars aside, they’re going to take a lot of scrutiny from her rather rabid fanbase – but plenty are clamoring for it. Stay tuned…

Karen Traviss: Second Imperial Commando book canceled

Looks like 501st will be the last Star Wars book from Karen Traviss after all: Apparently there have been some rumors about this flying around (news to me, but then, I haven’t been looking) and she has confirmed that the second Imperial Commando book is a no-go. The particulars and details – from Traviss’ perspective, anyway – are at the link. (via)

The book was tentatively scheduled for a November 2010 release, and appeared on Sue Rostoni’s schedule post in August, posted only days after Traviss announced she was leaving the franchise.

UPDATE: And Sue Rostoni says:

Karen’s blog was the first time I had heard that she was not going to write the second Imperial Commando book.

I don’t know if we will hire another author to finish the series. It’s rather up in the air at the moment.

Wow… UPDATE 2: Sue goes on to say, “This is really not an issue because Random House hires the Star Wars authors, not LFL,” so not quite as shocking as it first seemed. Still odd.

UPDATE 3: Traviss has a followup blog entry.

Complete Vader delayed until October 2011

That’s what Sue Rostoni has said on StarWars.com:

There was a printing error — the printer used an ink that backfired and made some of the pages stick together, so the book was recalled after it was released. It will be reprinted using a more stable ink and will be released in October 2011. Many of the books found their way to market, so if you have one and the pages stick to the point that you’re not comfortable with it, you can return it and get the new one when it comes out.

I guess it’s kind of hard to get a new printing slot this close to the holidays?

A Fate of the Jedi clarification: Premium paperbacks are not trade paperbacks

UPDATE 11/11: Sue Rostoni says that Del Rey is dropping the plan to print the Fate of the Jedi paperbacks as premiums. They will be regular mass markets.

Comparing trade, premium, and mass market paperbacks

Comparing trade, premium, and mass market paperbacksWhen we first heard that the Fate of the Jedi paperbacks were coming out in the (newish) premium paperback format, a lot of people seemed to think that meant trade paperbacks; Not so. Above and to the right, photos I took last week comparing the trade, premium, and standard mass market formats. They were originally stuck in the comments of the original post; However, I’m still seeing questions about this out and around, so perhaps some top-leveling is in order.

The Fate of the Jedi paperbacks will be in the same ‘premium’ format as the Stephen King book shown here. The Clone Wars: Wild Space is a trade paperback, while Dark Force Rising is a mass market.

Meanwhile, Sue Rostoni confirmed today that only the Fate of the Jedi paperbacks will be in the new format for the foreseeable future:

re: Premium Paperbacks — I found out that only the Fate of the Jedi reprints will come out in the premium size. For now, anyway…..

So, if you truly object? Vote with your wallet and utilize your local library. She goes on to say:

The pages are a little bigger, enhancing readability, and the paper quality is better.

Better paper? That might soften the blow for some… Though I still think you people freaking out about your bookcase symmetry are a little weird. (Sorry.)

It’s worth noting larger softcovers – like any of the Essential Guides – are also called ‘trade paperbacks.’ Why they play fast and loose with that term and not ‘mass market’ is beyond me.