A number of notable fiction announcements came out of today’s Lucasfilm Publishing panel at New York Comic-Con: An author you’ll probably recognize has nabbed the next novelization, Timothy Zahn is writing a new trilogy that will feature Thrawn, and Marvel is indeed relaunching their main Star Wars title to pick up after ESB.Continue reading “Who’s writing The Rise of Skywalker novelization, Zahn has a new Thrawn trilogy and more Star Wars book and comic news out of NYCC”
Timothy Zahn’s latest canon novel, Thrawn: Treason, drops on Tuesday, July 23. Taking place during Rebels final season, the book also features Emperor Palpatine, Grand Moff Tarkin and Director Krennic, plus the return of Eli Vanto and Admiral Ar’alani.Continue reading “Star Wars out this week: Thrawn: Treason arrives”
We check in with Eli Vanto and Admiral Ar’alani in a new Thrawn: Treason excerpt today. The two are also featured in a poster by Darren Tan that’ll be available with the Barnes & Noble edition of Timothy Zahn’s novel. Check out the poster at the link or under the cut.Continue reading “Eli, Ar’alani return in new Thrawn: Treason excerpt”
There’s a new excerpt from Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn: Treason, in case you’re craving some minor acts of villain sniping. Thrawn, Palpatine, Tarkin, Krennic, the gang’s all here.
Thrawn: Treason will be out July 23 in hardcover and eBook.
Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn: Treason is the latest Star Wars novel to be offered as a con exclusive edition, this time for next month’s San Diego Comic Con. There will be both a hardcover and audio version ($45 each, $90 for both), and wristbands will be required. Each copy has a new cover, comes signed by Zahn, and includes an enamel pin. Check the graphic in the gallery below for more.
SDCC runs July 18-21. The standard versions will be on sale July 23.
There have been two book-based publishing panels here at Celebration so far, and luckily I managed to attend both! They’ve been low on major news, but they did still contain a few revelations about upcoming fiction.
The first, Lucasfilm Publishing, was Friday, not long after The Rise of Skywalker panel, which is pretty much why you’re getting this post on Saturday. (Fan! Blogging!) We did get a cover reveal for Zoraida Córdova’s Galaxy’s Edge YA novel, A Crash of Fate, which was compared to Lost Stars and features two old friends who reconnect.
Delilah Dawson confirmed that Cardinal will be joining Vi Moradi in her Galaxy’s Edge novel, Black Spire. It will have a very different feel from Phasma – she name-dropped the sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine as an inspiration at both panels.
Meanwhile, Christian Blauvelt’s Be More Yoda and Be More Vader are getting two new companion volumes in the fall: Be More Leia and Be More Lando. And Jeffrey Brown returns to the GFFA with Rey and Pals. Check StarWars.com for some of the highlights (and decent images!), and my Twitter thread has a few other bits. (Yes, there will be a Journey to Episode IX. No other details, but it will happen.)
The second panel was Del Rey Behind the Scenes, and it featured Claudia Gray, Delilah S. Dawson, Alexander Freed, Tim Zahn and Cavan Scott with Marc Thompson moderating.
We did learn a few things about Gray’s Master & Apprentice and Scott’s audio drama Dooku: Jedi Lost. Scott was such a fan of a new character in M&A, Rael Averross – Dooku’s previous padawan and another mentor to Qui-Gon Jinn – that he became a big part of Jedi Lost.
As for Thrawn: Treason, we got a few more details – Thrawn gets drawn into the power games of Tarkin and Orson Krennic and “it doesn’t end how anyone expects.” Eli Vanto returns, as does Admiral Ar’alani and the Grysk.
For more, check out that Twitter thread!
There will be an author roundtable here on Monday, which seems like it will be the hotbed for announcements. I plan to attend that but wasn’t able to get a panel reservation, so… We’ll see. (Ahh, Reed.)
Meanwhile, there was a Marvel comics panel today – big news is that Greg Pak and Phil Noto will take over the main Star Wars comic in July – plus the cover reveal for Anthony Daniel’s memoir, I am C-3PO:
Among today’s batch of
The standard edition of Queen’s Shadow was released earlier this month, but Master & Apprentice won’t be out until April 16 – meaning fans who pick it up at Celebration (April 11-15) will get it at most few days early.
We’re also starting to see the author panels on the schedule
The preorder page for Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn: Treason is up now, which means we have a solid release date: July 23. You can preorder from a variety of stores via Random House, or via our Amazon link to help support hosting costs.
Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn: Treason is due in the summer of 2019. This time, both Emperor Palpatine and Orson Krennic are in play. Check under the cut for the blurb and full cover.
The author lineup for Celebration Chicago is growing, adding E.K. Johnston, Justina Ireland and Zoraida Córdova. They join an already impressive list which includes Timothy Zahn, Delilah Dawson, and Claudia Gray.
Gray and Johnston both have new Star Wars books coming out in the spring: Johnston’s Padme YA novel Queen’s Shadow is out March 5, while Gray’s Master and Apprentice is due April 16, just after the con, so we can likely expect a convention exclusive version.
Celebration Chicago is being held April 11-15, 2019 at McCormick Place.