Yesterday, Sue Rostoni said the cover for Aaron Allston’s Exile is hours away from approval… I think we may see it on starwars.com tonight.
To tide you over, there’s an excerpt of Karen Traviss’ Bloodlines beneath the cut. Continue reading “Bloodlines excerpt!”
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.
Sue Rostoni has posted the character list for Aaron Allston’s Betrayal, the first book of the Legacy series. There’s also a (very) short excerpt.
You can catch up on what else we know about Legacy and Betrayal at Suzanne’s blog.
Word comes from the starwars.com boards that there’s a new Star Wars Encyclopedia in the works. The last one came out in 1998 – before even TPM! Sue Rostoni says:
It’s true, there is a new Encyclopedia in the works. A volume that will update ongoing entries. Stuff that hasn’t changed (i.e., “hydrospanner”) won’t be duplicated in this second volume. A pub date hasn’t been set in duracrete yet, but we’re looking at Fall 2008 as a possible release time. The format will be the same as the first volume, to keep it as a “set.” That’s about all that’s been discussed at this point.
Also, the Coruscant Nights trilogy is being pushed back to 2008. Better than a year between each volume for a paperback trilogy, I guess.
First Look at Last of the Jedi #4: Death on Naboo is up now. Appears to be pretty heavy on the Ferus action.
Meanwhile on the boards, Sue Rostoni said that we should be getting a peek at Aaron Allston’s Legacy of the Force: Betrayal within the next few weeks.
Next issue of Star Wars Insider will feature their Top 20 EU Moments. I expect there will be quite a bit of debate once this is released, but it’s always nice to see the books get some Insider page space.
Comic-Con 2005 is currently in progress in California, and there have been some hints that Jonathan Rinzler has an unfinished copy of The Swarm War cover. No guarantees, but attendees might get a peak. In the meantime, there’s plenty of other SW goodness going on in San Deigo.
Lucasfilm’s Sue Rostoni has started a starwars.com blog, where she has posted that Elizabeth Hand’s 2007 Old Republic novel has been canceled. No word on what will replace it, but fear not, there’s still one OR book in the queue – Drew Karpyshyn’s Darth Bane novel. Which I suspect is the one we’re all more interested in anyway. ;)
(More EU VIP blogs can be found in starwars.com’s listing of all the latest VIP posts.)
Another interesting post found in the starwars.com blogs is Ithorian Guy on The Mystery of the Whills. He obviously knows his stuff, and the entry came to my attention via a message board post by LFL’s Leland Chee, so you know he’s gotta be onto something.
And finally, starwars.com posted the October 2005 comics yesterday – previews of Empire #38, X-wing — Rogue Leader #2, Republic #83, and Clone Wars Volume 7, which collects the Obsession arc.
Catalog descriptions for the entire Dark Nest trilogy have appeared on the starwars.com boards and confirmed as correct by Sue Rostoni. She also posted a short excerpt from the pages of The Unseen Queen. In the hopes of keeping this post brief, I’m just going to link you the post I made in Livejournal’s EU community to actually read all the stuff.
In other news, Paula noticed on the CJ list that the release date for Dark Lord was actually supposed to be for Tim Zahn’s Outbound Flight. The date swap has also been confirmed by Rostoni, so expect new Zahn in January 2006.
And in the sea of prequel news, we get a small peek at the EU future… Sue Rostoni posted a bit from the cover copy of The Swarm War, first book of Troy Denning’s Dark Nest Trilogy:
As for Luke, he will have to prove, in a lightning display of Force strength and swordsmanship, that he is — beyond a shadow of a doubt — the greatest Jedi Master in the galaxy.
See it straight from the source here. Rostoni also said we should be seeing the book’s cover (and presumably, the full blurb) within a month.
Here’s some information about Denning’s Dark Nest trilogy… Sue Rostoni has posted the Dramatis Personae for the The Joiner King. Some intriguing possibilities are shaping up.
Other recent news from starwars.com: an interview with author Sean Stewart and March 2005 Comics
Two EU items on starwars.com tonight – an interview with Sean Stewart about his Yoda novel, Dark Rendezvous, and the March comics preview.
Elsewhere on the site, Sue Rostoni gives us this preview of Zahn’s Outbound Flight novel:
The manuscript is in to Del Rey. Shelly is reading it now and will get it to me soon. So far we’re sticking with Star Wars: The Outbound Dark Flight. Or maybe just Dark Flight. Starring Darth Flight and her apprentice, Dark Fight. They try to convert the Jedi on the Outbound Dark Flight by ramming them with their ship, The Dark Fright, and throwing hoods over the Jedi. But just as Darth Flight begins to ram the Dark Flight, night falls (in dark space) and they miss. The Jedi escape under cover of darkness only to be met by Admiral Darkthrawn’a darknu. That’s when the story turns really dark. Stay tuned.
Yes, it’s a joke. Like the book’s gonna be anything less than 80 proof Thrawn.