I’ve been rereading Robin Hobb’s Liveship Trilogy to take the sting of my rereading of the NJO. (Seriously, Mr. Salvatore? Show don’t tell.) and on a lark I checked out her web site for some random info… And she’s posted a tiny bit regarding her next trilogy in the FAQ:
I’m working on a new trilogy, with the very tentative working title of Soldier Son. You may have read that the title was going to be Second Son. Actually, that is the title of an excellent work by Jennifer Fallon. I had just read the first book of it, and given it a recommendation, and the title must have been clinging to the edges of my brain cells when I was asked for the title of MY new trilogy. Very sorry for all the confusion! I’m not saying much more about my new work in progress right now, as it is very easy for me to talk an idea to death and then feel like I’ve taken all the fun out of actually writing it.
Google turned up a bit more, including a summary of sorts. Alas, the series doesn’t seem to take place in the same world as the Farseer and Liveship novels, but I’m not going to whine too much.
If you’re a Hobb fan, you can keep up with the news and speculation at this fan board or Fitz is Stupid, a community on Livejournal.
Get ready to rob the pizza delivery guy and then place all those obscene phone calls you’ve been wanting to make. The Darth Vader voice changer helmet is finally ready for pre-order!
A man dressed as Darth Vader mugs a pizza man. But did he come complete with special effects?
The holiday gift-giving season will be here before you know it. Here are some good gift ideas for that Star Wars fan on your list that will also help some good causes.
The Star Wars Chicks are continuing their good work in the battle against breast cancer by selling pins of their rather adorable logo wearing a pink breast cancer ribbon. All proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Also, the marathon-running stormtrooper will be at it again. This time, he’s running the New York City Marathon in full armour. He is raising funds for the Starbright Children’s Foundation by selling t-shirts. But hurry! He’s on a time deadline.
These would make great gifts and benefit some great causes. Since we’re all going to be useless to the world when Episode 3 comes out, why not make up for it by helping it out, now!
A new entry into the Episode 3 webdoc series has been posted.
This is all about the pick-up shooting. And there are some cute moments to be seen!
Give in. You KNOW you want to watch it!
Coming Soon is reporting the that novelization of “Revenge of the Sith” will hit the shelves on April 2nd.
Amazon also lists the same release date. The same date in the UK.
These are the most adorable action figures ever. I want them. Well, maybe not Luke. But pass me a Chewie. Plush Cthulhu is lonely.
The full trailer for Alexander is up – the effects shots look quite impressive, but watch out for Angelina Jolie chewing up the scenery. IESB has stills.
Coming Soon visited the set of the Narnia film and attended a press expo – they have some intriguing information about the filming of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe and future plans for the series.
The third X-Men movie has a writer – Simon Kinberg, who’s responsible for several movies that… aren’t out yet, including Marvel stablemates Fantastic Four and Elektra.This is less than encouraging news for those of us who hoped Joss Whedon would take up the reins. They’ve also hired David Benioff (Troy) to write a Wolverine movie. Whee!
Also… He-Man? Does the world really need another He-Man movie?
The news of SpaceShipOne, the first ever privately owned manned space flight, has been all over the press. The technology has been licensed to Virgin, and in 2007, you too can experience the thrill of space flight for an estimated price of $190,000.
And of course… They’re naming the first ship Enterprise.
Well, actually it is the Emperor’s Court but still funny if you didn’t catch it in print–
Greedo Shoots First Comic