Awards: Judy Blundell, better known to Star Wars fans as Jude Watson, author of the Jedi Apprentice, Jedi Quest, and Last of the Jedi series’ for Scholastic, has won the National Book Award for her novel . What I Saw and How I Lied
UPDATE: GalleyCat now has
a video interview with Blundell.
Lots of tidbits: Sue Rostoni has continued posting bits and pieces about the new contract on StarWars.com boards and blogs, including the timing of (apparently Fate of the Jedi and Blood Oath Seeley’s cover art has Zekk “in a very manly pose, looking ruggedly handsome.”) Meanwhile, the first FOTJ cover will feature Luke, although no artist names yet, and the manuscript for is 419 pages. And she’s updated Shadows of Mindor her book schedule entry with a few new dates (already reflected in our schedule) and the news that the Reaves/Bonhoff ‘holostar’ novel is set two years before the Battle of Yavin. And today we swing right back to Fate of the Jedi: It “will continue to be a mix of characters.”
When asked for his take on the
Expanded Universe’s use of the themes he introduced in , this is what he had to say. Traitor
…due to my privileged position as a Star Wars novelist, my opinion would be given more weight by the fans than it actually deserves — it would tend to tip the perceptions of, at least, my particular fans, and even others would be tempted to end arguments with “Well, Matt Stover says . . .” I’ve decided I just have to keep it to myself.
Yes, some fans will angst at not having that clarification/ammunition, but hats off to you, Mr. Stover.
Kidan9 analyzes Jacen Solo, the early years. Wait, people actually read the Young Jedi Knight books?
Sketches of Jacen Solo, “hero of the New Jedi Order” by Andur. Okay, he may be a tad too grizzly for the NJO, but I like this Vergere way better than the official version.