Rogue One is out in digital now; next Tuesday brings the Blu-ray and DVD versions, plus a new Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia.
Del Rey has announced their Celebration Orlando activities, and they’ll have three panels. The biggest, which will feature what’s “in the works for 2017 and beyond” is Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and will have authors Chuck Wendig, Christie Golden, Timothy Zahn, and Delilah S. Dawson, plus Del Rey’s Elizabeth Schaefer. There’s also five University talks with various authors and a whole boatload of signings.
Their exclusives are a Thrawn pin – which you get when you buy the Celebration edition of Zahn’s new book – and a tote bag which is free with #25 in purchases from any of the Penguin Random House booths. (AKA Del Rey, Random House Audio and DK.)
This week brings only Darth Maul #2 to comic shops on Wednesday.
A second excerpt from Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn appeared today, this time in the U.K.’s Express. It’s from the opening chapter, and features a key recanonization – the character’s full name, Mitth’raw’nuruodo.
The first excerpt featured Thrawn meeting Palpatine.
Thrawn is out April 11 from Del Rey in the U.S. and Century in the U.K.
It’s another single-issue week for comic fans, with Poe Dameron #12 being the only new Star Wars on the comic shop shelves this Wednesday.
A special limited edition of Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn will be on sale at Celebration. The hardcover features a full face of Thrawn and printed endpapers, and will come with a not-yet-identified “extra special gift.”
The white cover is the standard edition, while the black cover is a Barnes & Noble exclusive.
The book is out April 11, so if you want the special edition, you’ll have to hold off a few days. Celebration Orlando begins on April 13.
USA Today has an excerpt of Chapter 2 from Timothy Zahn’s first canon novel, Thrawn, out in April. It features Thrawn’s first meeting with Palpatine.
Coming Wednesday is Star Wars #29, featuring… Yoda and a rock thing that looks kind of like Thanos? You do you, Marvel.
Empire’s End finishes off the Aftermath trilogy with a satisfying conclusion for some, and even more questions for others! In other words, it’s a Star Wars novel in the year 2017.
I’ve found myself cooling a bit on the trilogy as time goes on. Not enough that I won’t still recommend it, but simply as a function of the timing involved. When Aftermath was released, we were months away from The Force Awakens, and in the fever-pitch of anticipation. Anything was a possible hint! Life Debt came out months after, and we had a better idea of what to expect. And now, Empire’s End, when we’re just barely starting to ramp up to The Last Jedi. And I’m finding my old intertrilogy/original character apathy begin to creep in, a little.
Which is not to say Empire’s End is a bad read, mind.
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