- 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.)
- Imperial Commando: Karen Traviss talks about the fate of Sev on her blog.
- The Force Unleashed: Kotaku interviews Haden Blackman. (via)
- Comics: Preview Knights of the Old Republic #34.
- Order 66: StarWars.com has an except; Karen Traviss writes about finishing up the series on her blog.
- Comics: Remember the Ultimate Star Wars Graphic Novel Library? Well, it appears to have been canceled.
- Publishing: Learn a little more about what’s going on behind-the-scenes at Random House with Sarah Weinman’s Publishing Imprint Report Card.
Stuff is sure to blow up real good in Tuesday’s releases. First off is the much-hyped game that has been impossible to avoid lately, The Force Unleashed. You can even pick it up tonight if the mood strikes. For those who prefer their ass-kicking without the baggage of required hardware, tomorrow also sees the release of the fourth and final Republic Commando novel, Order 66.
Meanwhile, comic fans can expect Knights of the Old Republic #33 on Wednesday.
I’ve been doing a bit of work on our book release schedule over the last few days, adding all all the recently announced and (hopefully) soon-to-be announced-because-they’re-in-the-catalog books. But there’s always more going on…
- Zee Zee noticed that the The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia has been pushed back a few weeks from November 18 to December 9. At least it’s still in time for Christmas?
- And the (US?) paperback of Order 66 has been set for May 19, 2009; UK readers may note some funny business – the book isn’t coming out in hardcover there at all, and will be instead released as a paperback on October 2, 2008.
With the odd-day The Clone Wars release out and up, Del Rey has an excerpt from the book and an interview with Traviss, where she talks about the new book, her writing process, and briefly touches on some of her upcoming Star Wars work…
I’m continuing the Republic Commando series in Imperial Commando books. There are a few other SW books in the pipeline too, including a Boba Fett one.
Comics are also mentioned, but not whether they’re Star Wars or something else.