The Unseen Queen cover

The cover of the second Dark Nest book, The Unseen Queen, has finally been released for real. And naturally, jacket copy:

Despite being given new worlds to populate, the insectoid Killiks have not found peace. An unknown enemy has been attacking the new nests — and the Killiks hold the Jedi responsible. Traveling back to the Unknown Regions to unravel the mystery, the Skywalkers and Solos discover an evil far more familiar than they ever expected… and even more terrifying. Why does the Dark Nest want to kill Mara? Will Jacen’s apocalyptic vision trigger another galactic war or prevent one? And perhaps most ominous of all, what deadly secret are the Killik’s hiding?

To find out, Luke, Mara, Han and Leia must embark on a perilous journey into the uncharted void between right and wrong. The ferocious Unknown Terrors are only the beginning of the awesome challenges that lie ahead in their quest to fathom the unfathomable. For an obscure dispute is about to explode into chaos, pitting Jedi against Jedi — and threatening the very galaxy itself.

As an added bonus, you can see the final cover of Dark Lord as well.

Or perhaps somebody just spiked the punch bowl

Having witnessed – several times – the raucous explosion of theory and speculation that followed each reveal of the new Harry Potter cover art, I truly enjoyed McSweeney’s Things you can learn about the plot of the next Harry Potter book just by looking at the cover art. Sadly, it’s closer to the serious speculation than you’d think. Which proves my theory that rabid HP fans are totally crazy.

Of course, all hardcore fans are crazy. Even I’m not going to deny that one.

Keeping up with the Joneses

Life is too short to keep up with all of blogs.starwars.com, but here are few recent gems from the VIP section:

Tasty Taste’s (Leland Chee) Death Star timeline

Dan Wallace on whether Star Wars is science fiction or space fantasy and an unofficial list of Grand Admirals.

Halagard (Abel G. Pena) has a lengthy discourse on Mace Windu and the Jedi Order.

Ghent (Paul Ens) on how Leia remembers Padme.

And last but certainly not least, JessaJediB (Mary Franklin) on Leia and Bail in the Radio Drama.

And comments are now enabled! I’m not sure if you have to be a Hypespace member to comment as you do to have a blog, but a starwars.com account is required. You can check up on all the lastest VIP postings here.

Jedi Rocks

Star Wars characters from the ROTS video game will rock out to Franz Ferdinand’s ‘Take Me Out’ on MTV2’s Video Mods tomorrow. The video features Anakin on vocals, Obi-Wan on guitar, Mace Windu on bass, Yoda on drums, and is sure to be a favorite of drunken JadeCon audiences come August.