Galactic Hunter has our first look at Legacy #3, most noteably the cover. Fan speculation (and a few hints from Randy Stradley) has pegged the cover subjects as Imperial royalty. Get your fanspec at TFN now, before it all turns sour.
Also in August, a new collection of Dark Empire II that includes the anticlimatic finale of the series, Empire’s End, and a second X-Wing Omnibus.
ETA: August 2006 comics @ starwars.com.
The Complete Visual Dictionary looks pretty neat, although I thought we already had one of those…
“Visits to Rancho Obi-Wan,” a Hyperspace exclusive video series about collecting with Steve Sansweet, starts next week.
Lucasfilm’s Senior Model Maker Don Bies is the latest VIP blogger. Dark Horse’s John Ostrander and Jan Duursema have also been spotted on the message boards.
Current scores on the Fan Club President Race: Uscwannabe 77, Dustin Roberts 68.
According to an interview RebelScum did with Amanda Burns of Gentle Giant, the Mara Jade mini-bust is a convention exclusive for this year’s GenCon, aka the traditional site of CJ’s annual gathering. How did they know we’re celebrating our tenth anniversary this year?
Sue Rostoni has posted a character list for Denning’s Tempest, third book of the Legacy of the Force series. This is not the Dramatis Personae, just a quick list without species or affiliations.
ETA: Apparently this was just a rehash of the Personae list from Betrayal, because the original was incomplete. Sigh.
Aaron Allston is going out on tour next month for Betrayal, the first in the Legacy of the Force series. The tour tips off in Orlando for Disney’s Star Wars Weekends and continues to Indianapolis, St. Louis, Austin, Dallas, and Fort Worth. Dates and details beneath the cut!
Continue reading “Allston live (and in color!)”
Dark Horse Editor Randy Stradley wrote a bit on the upcoming comic series, including a first look at some of Cade Skywalker’s buddies who I assume to be the Deliah Blue and Jeriah mentioned. Cade himself looks a bit less Billy Idol/Rambo in this take, although he seems to have a bit of a Garfunkel hair problem. It’s up for grabs which of the Sith is this delightful Darth Talon fellow.
My buddy McEwok thinks Cade is looking a tad like the lead singer of Coldplay. Hmm. He actually looks kind of Solo-ish to me, but maybe it’s just the trench/gun combo. Or the nose. I can’t decide.
The cover of Darth Bane: Path of Destruction is awesome. It’s by John Jude Palencar, one of those fantasy artists whose work I like but never expected to see on a Star Wars cover.
We’ve also got names for book 4 and 5 of Legacy – #4 is Exile and #5 is Sacrifice, by Allston and Traviss respectively.
And for you NJO fans, Hyperspace is now running Greg Keyes’ Emissary of the Void, a six-part story previously printed in Star Wars Gamer and the Insider.
Latest audiocast (Hyperspace members only) is a look at Star Wars publishing and an interview with Troy Denning.
Mostly it’s a short interview by Jacob Bronstein, executive producer of SW audiobooks, with a few clips from the Dark Nest audiobooks.
Troy talks at length about the Killiks – from inspiration to whether he’s really a bug-lover; putting characters in mortal danger (surprise suprise, he enjoys it;) and who he considers the coolest characters. (The answer may surprise you.)
Overall, the interview was interesting enough. I could really have done without the audiobook clips, though. I can’t stand the things: they get way too melodramatic, and the heavy descriptive passages read outloud are… vexing. I don’t know if this series will be worth getting Hyperspace for, but if you have it already, it can’t hurt to try. Especially if you have a much higher audiobook tolerance than me.
Karen Traviss has a long article on writing media tie-ins at Emerald City, along with an interview at Strange Horizons. (via SF Signal, who have some of their own thoughts on tie-ins.)
It probably goes without saying that CJ is pretty positive on the tie-ins. We might not like everything (see the fanfic section) but we’re for them.
Several transcripts from IRC chats with Star Wars luminaries – mostly authors – from the late 90’s: Bulloch, Zahn, Allston, Stackpole, Anderson, Crispin, Salvatore and more.