Spotlight. Essential Guide to Warfare co-author Paul Urquhart takes a look at ‘the best star-pilots in the galaxy’. But what we’re really talking about here is the art by Frank-Joseph “Mazzic” Frelier, which includes what I think is out first look at Syal Antilles.
In other Warfare-related matters, there have been three more installments of endnotes since we last checked in: 9, 10 and 11.
Awards. John Jackson Miller’s Knight Errant is a Scribe Award nominee for Best Original Novel in the Speculative Fiction category. The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers are also naming Expanded Universe alumni Kevin J. Anderson as the year’s Grandmaster. Other familiar names among the nominees include Mike Stackpole (for his Conan the Barbarian adaption) and A.C. Crispin for her Pirates of the Caribbean novel.
Interviews. Lots of them! In the world of podcasts, we have Aaron Allston over at Tosche Station Radio and Mike Stackpole at Star Wars Book Report. If you can stomach the ForceCast, they had Leland Chee on, plus there’s a new Jedi Journals. If it’s text you prefer, Tom Taylor talks Darth Maul at CBR.
Teases. A bounty hunter short story by a new-to-Star Wars author will be gracing the pages of Insider #136. Karen Miller’s Myri Antilles story will be in the next issue, #135.
Now hiring… NJOE, EUCantina and Knights Archive are looking for some dedicated fans to join their respective sites. (Rather limited) internet fame! Glamour! No money! But possibly drinks at CVI!
5 Replies to “EUbits: Everybody loves pilots”
RE: Syal Antilles; it’s not exactly the first depiction of her. Apart from the brief bit in Union:
Syal was the subject of a sketch card by Shea Standefer as part of the Topps’ Galaxy 6 series of trading cards:
Oh man, it’s nearly impossible to keep track of the sketch cards, there are so many of them…
Hah, I know what you mean. We still keep finding new ones for the Wook years after publication. They’re a nice source, though, and have given us our first look at a lot of SWEU characters, including Seha Dorvald, Nek Bwua’tu, the Antilles sisters, and the Horn siblings.
Thanks for advertising the need at NJOE! I am the newest writer there and my first post went up today! http://www.njoe.com/2012/06/14/the-state-of-luke-skywalker/
This is one of the most credible Star Wars roundups I’ve ever read.
Comments are closed.