We have been neglecting our duty in supporting the work of our favorite authors. One who’s been quietly putting books out at an alarming pace, lately, is Timothy Zahn author of many of our favorite Star Wars books.
The Green and the Gray – A married couple in New York find themselves protecting a child who turns out to be a refugee alien. The bookcover does it way more justice than I ever could. Just go get it!
Dragon and Soldier – This is book two in Tim’s young adult series. (Yes. Book two. We missed book one!) It features a 14-year-old thief who, while on the run, makes friends with a dragon who’s also on the run and trying to save everyone from a rather nasty fate.
What we missed:
Dragon and Thief – Book one of the series above. It has come out in softcover to coincide with the release of Book Two’s hardcover.
As noted already, the media blitz continues. Having seen previews, I know the UK is getting lots of cool stuff from your infinitely-better magazines. (Did I say that?) Those of us in the US will have to content ourselves with waiting. I guess that just prolongs the pleasure.
There is an actual new release, this week. Not sure why this was delayed:
Star Wars Clone Wars: Ultimate Sticker Book – Simon Beecroft – This continues the popular DK sticker book series with characters from the Clone Wars cartoons. The stickers are reusable on the included backdrop. Let your Clone Wars battles commence!
With the release of the “long lead-time” magazines, last week, we must content ourselves with the stragglers, this week.
Entertainment Weekly – September 24, 2004 – Has that great, classic shot of Our Heroes on the cover. There’s an interview with George and with Mark Hamill. And Star Wars is the subject of the Pop Culture Quiz.
Premiere Magazine – October, 2004 – Has a fun mix of factoids all about the DVD release. Some funny quotes from current Hollywood favorites about Star Wars.
Starburst – Issue 314 – A small tidbit, there’s some coverage of the new baddie for Ep3 (although no pictures). And a nice article for the Wantons and SG-Addicts, there’s an interview with the Scottish Doctor from SG-Atlantis.
When Star Wars Ruled The World airs on VH1 tonight. Don’t fret too much if you miss it – they always rerun these things like mad.
The new issue of Entertainment Weekly (subscribers get it today) also contains a bunch of SW stuff – feature articles about George and Mark Hamill, a very positive DVD review, and a quiz.
Something Awful does it again… New Changes to the Star Wars Saga
The third author of the post-NJO series will be Karen Traviss. She joins Aaron Allston and Troy Denning, whose involvement was announced at Comic Con. Some other bits of info: Allston will launch the series with a hardcover in June 2006, and Denning will end it with another hardcover in
The new Chalion book is finished. Working title is The Haunted Hunt, and while it’s set in the Chalion universe it’s not in Chalion itself.
An interesting interview with a bunch of women sf writers, including Ms. Bujold.
Obi-Wan fanfic is among the subjects discussed.