Out this week: Carrie Fisher, Rebel Force

Although some got it early, including our own Paula, today is the day you can be sure to find Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking in stores.

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.

EU newsbits: Rebel Force, Golden, lost comics

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.)

EU newsbits: Details from Irvine, YA, interviews

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?)