|The following news items were posted
on Star Wars Books during November 2009:
|Book News: Third Lost Tribe of
the Sith eBook titled:
Posted: 29th November
According to the timeline included with the US paperback edition of Millennium
Falcon, the third Lost Tribe of the Sith eBook,
the Old Republic tie-in stories to the Fate
of the Jedi series, will be titled Paragon. As yet
it is not known whether John Jackson Miller is writing this story.
As this story is a tie-in to the fourth Fate
of the Jedi novel, Backlash,
Paragon's release date of 9th February 2010 could
change following the recent disclosures
release date has slipped. As with the two previous Lost Tribe
of the Sith eBooks, Precipice
and Skyborn, Paragon
should be available as a free PDF download from StarWars.com.
Book News: Essential Atlas
Online Companion updated:
Posted: 25th November
StarWars.com have updated their Online
to Daniel Wallace and Jason Fry's The
Essential Atlas with information on the following systems:
Abrihom, Anduvia, Ankori, Arthon, Begali, Bettok, Blair Cluster,
Borga, Brachi, Bresallis, Calast, Canoliss, Cataalda, Chuzalla (site
of the lawless city of Zallakesh), Crakull, D'Anjon Nebula, Dandelo,
Din Nebula, Echani, Elliirad, Esyvam, Fallowan, Golh, Graador,
Hydra, Juma, Khorm, Kishpaugh, Kur Minor, Kwapi, Leafar, Lessuris,
Londori, Luxiar, Maill, Monic, Nam Priax, Nath Goordi, Oben, Oolex
Pulsar, Ord Dycoll, Orocco, Pleida, Quilken, Raltac, Reega, Refgar,
Rim, Ryborea, Rychel, Shawti, Sintheti, Slession, Spee, Stribos,
Sumarin, Tabiid, Taborin, Talcim Cluster, Telkadis, TerraAsta,
Tortali, Udnil, UR-1060, UR-2650, UR-3741, UR-8827, UR-9353, Urun,
Vagar Praxut, Varlinaar, Veccacopia, Vosteltig, Waymancy, Werta,
Wranag, Xantar, Ychthyton, Zircon, Zissh, Zuggit.
is the official resource for all updates/additions to The
Book News: Sean Williams' The
Old Republic novel titled:
Posted: 23rd November
(UPDATED 25th November, 1st December)
According to amazon.com, Sean Williams' forthcoming The
Old Republic hardback novel will be titled Fatal Alliance.
As yet there has been no official announcement or confirmation of
this novel but according to both amazon.com
(who both have listings for this title), we can expect it late July
UPDATE #1: On
24th November, StarWars.com's Twitter
feed reported: Sean Williams TOR Novel Gets A Title and gave
a link to the news report on TheForce.net.
Secondly, RandomHouse.com have updated their listings for the
releases with the title The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance.
So it would appear that Fatal Alliance will be the
novel's title. Lastly, TheForce.net
noticed that the hardback novel's page count now stands at a hefty
UPDATE #2: In
an update, StarWars.com
has confirmed that Sean Williams will indeed be writing The
Old Republic: Fatal Alliance and that it is due for US
release in July 2010. In further tie-ins to the upcoming The
Old Republic MMO videogame, Threat
of Peace author Rob Chestney has been slated to write an
original The Old Republic short story to be published
online at StarWars.com. While Paul Kemp, author of the
is to pen a second The Old Republic novel, although no
release date has been announced and it is unclear whether this is a
separate title to the previously announced
sequel, that is has Paul Kemp been contracted to write three Star
Wars novels rather than two.
LucasBooks' Executive Editor, Sue Rostoni, has confirmed on the StarWars.com
that Paul Kemp's The Old Republic novel is in addition
to his Crosscurrent
Book News: First look at New
Year's UK Decide Your Destiny new titles:
Posted: 21st November
Amazon.co.uk have published covers and plot details for the
next two UK Decide Your Destiny titles from Sunbird
on Coruscant by Jonathan Green and Dooku's
Secret Army by Sue Behrent.
In the first, Crisis
on Coruscant, the reader finds that the Galactic Senate is
under attack and as Padawan to Jedi Master Shaak Ti, their mission
is to rescue Chancellor Palpatine, then find out who is responsible
for the plot. The adventure will take the reader from the depths of
the underlevels on Coruscant, to the Great Mesra Plateau and Jabba
the Hutt’s Palace on Tatooine.
While in Dooku's
Secret Army, the reader learns of the rumour that Count
Dooku is building a highly-trained army to destroy the Jedi. As
apprentice to Jedi Master Plo Koon, their assigned a mission to
locate and destroy the training ground of Dooku’s secret army.
Their search will take them to different planets and introduce them
to many interesting characters: but who should you trust? And can
they complete their mission before they are betrayed?
on Coruscant and Dooku's
Secret Army are due to be published in the UK on 28th
Comic News: The Old Republic
- Threat of Peace #20 now online:
Posted: 20th November
The twentieth issue of Threat
of Peace, the introductory online comic for the forthcoming
MMO video game Star Wars: The Old Republic, is available to
The twentieth issue of Threat of Peace catches Lord Angral aboard
his battle cruiser. After receiving a tip from his criminal partner,
Angral turns back to Korriban to confront the traitorous Lord Baras.
At the same time, Jedi Master Orgus Din surprises the Bounty Hunter
Braden in a Nar Shaddaa cantina and demands to know who was
responsible for the attack on Coruscant.
Book News: Crosscurrent
Posted: 17th November
author Paul S. Kemp has posted a short excerpt from his forthcoming
novel on his own blog.
is set just before the end of Legacy
of the Force and features Jedi Knight Jaden Korr who experiences
a Force vision so powerful he has little choice but to act on it. Enlisting
two salvage jocks and their ship, Jaden sets out into space. But
what Jaden and his crew find confounds them. A
five-thousand-year-old dreadnaught, bringing with it a full force of
Sith and one lone Jedi, has inadvertently catapulted eons from the
past into the present.
is due to be published in paperback in the US on 26th January and in
the UK on 4th February 2010.
of Paul S. Kemp)
Book News: Amazon.co.uk post Allies
Posted: 12th November
Amazon.co.uk have updated their listing for Allies,
the fifth Fate of the
Jedi novel written by Christie Golden, with a brief summary [WARNING
HIGHLIGHT TEXT BETWEEN ARROW HEADS TO READ >>>An
uneasy and unprecedented coalition of Jedi and Sith enter the dark
and treacherous area of space known as the Maw to search out the
strange being that has been reaching out to Luke Skywalker during
his journey to retrace the travels of his late nephew, Jacen Solo.
Forced to wait on the planet Klatooine for reinforcements from Lando
Calrissian, this already fragile alliance is threatened by the
presence of the Hutts, and while Leia, Han, Jaina, and Jag walk a
fine line between obeying the law of the Galactic Alliance and
supporting Luke, Jedi Ben Skywalker and Sith Apprentice Vestara Khai
may be the ones to lead the mission to triumph - or disaster.<<<
Book News: Clone Wars
Gambit: Siege release slips:
Posted: 12th November
The US release date for the fifth and final The Clone Wars
Wars Gambit: Siege by Karen Miller, has slipped again, from
22nd June to 6th July 2010. It was originally planned for a May
release but was then moved to June and now RandomHouse.com
are listing it with a US release date of 6th July 2010.
Book News: No premium for US
Fate of the Jedi paperbacks:
Posted: 10th November
Following our story of 5th October that
the US paperback reprints of the Fate
of the Jedi novels would be in a larger premium size and that
their cover price would also increase, Sue Rostoni, Executive Editor
at LucasBooks, writing on the StarWars.com
has announced that the Fate of the Jedi paperback reprints will
NOT be published in the premium size, but in regular paperback size
at the paperback price. As this is breaking news, online sellers
such as Amazon.com
and others have yet to amend their pre-order prices to reflect these
Comic News: Comics for February
Posted: 10th November
has posted solicitations from Dark Horse Comics for their
February releases. They include Knights
of the Old Republic #50, the last part of the storyline Demon,
and also the last ever issue!; Legacy
#45 continues the storyline Monsters in which
Cade and his friends have been separated, Deliah Blue has been
captured, and they're about to meet the source of all of the
have also confirmed last month's story
that Dark Horse Comics will release a trade paperback
collection of The
Old Republic: Threat of Peace online comic story in April
2010. Also confirmed for an April release is the trade paperback
Times Volume 4: Blue Harvest and the Boba
Fett Omnibus Collection.
Book News: Next year's
youngling and padawan readers' books:
Posted: 7th November
Penguin Young Reader Group, parent company of US publisher Grosset
& Dunlap, has released their Spring 2010 catalogue (PDF)
and it includes details on three The Clone Wars titles
expected early next year: Day
One by Rob Valois (48 pages) and Children
of the Force by Kirsten Mayer (32 pages) are paperback
storybooks based on episodes from the second season of the TV series
and are designed for young readers; while Decide
Your Destiny: Tethan Battle Adventure by Sue Behrent (192
pages), is the third title in this choose-your-own-adventure series
and is for padawan aged readers. Both Day
One and Decide
Your Destiny: Tethan Battle Adventure are expected in
January, while Children
of the Force is due in April 2010.
Meanwhile two listings have appeared on Amazon.com for summer
2010 releases from Grosset & Dunlap. Firstly, for younglings, is
a new paperback storybook, The
Hunt for Grievous (48 pages), by Chris Cerasi; secondly, for
padawan readers, is the second Secret Missions book by
Ryder Windham, The
Curse of the Black Hole Pirates (160 pages). Both titles are
due for release on 22nd July 2010.
(Sources: Penguin via StarWarsTimeline.com)
Comic News: The Old Republic
- Threat of Peace #19 now online:
Posted: 6th November
The nineteenth issue of Threat of Peace, the
introductory online comic for the forthcoming MMO video game Star
Wars: The Old Republic, is available to read online
and begins a new Act, Uncertain Surrender.
The nineteenth issue of Threat of Peace marks the start of the
third chapter in the story, beginning with the Bounty Hunter Braden
returning from his visit to Coruscant. Reporting in, Braden gets
further orders from Nok Drayen, and an insightful question.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Tavus meets Jedi Knight Fortris Gall in the
ruins of the Jedi Enclave on Dantooine. The truth about the recent
attacks begins to unfold.
Comic News: Rescheduled release
dates for this Winter's graphic novels:
Posted: 5th November
Dark Horse Comics has updated their graphic novel US release
schedule with a few minor changes. Firstly, The
Clone Wars: The Colossus of Destiny, the latest graphic
novella based on the animated TV series has been brought forward two
months from 17th February 2010 to 23rd December 2009 - possibly to
capture the Christmas market; while Legacy
Volume 7: Storms has been pushed back two weeks from 9th
December to 23rd December also. This means that Dark Horse Comics
will be releasing three graphic novels on 23rd December: the two
above plus the hardback edition of The
Thrawn Trilogy. Lastly the next Star Wars Adventure
Skywalker and the Treasure of the Dragonsnakes has been
pushed back one month from 20th January 2010 to 17th February.
Book News: New illustrated
adventures of Han and Chewie from Scholastic - UPDATE:
Posted: 29th October
(UPDATED: 5th November)
Amazon.com has listings for two new young reader illustrated
books from Scholastic that would appear to be the beginnings
of a new series that feature Han Solo and Chewbacca and are due to
be released next summer. The first book is titled Adventures
In Hyperspace #1: Fire Ring Race
and has the following summary: Before they met with Luke and
Obi-Wan Kenobi on Tatooine, the closest Han Solo and Chewbacca came
to galactic politics was a few choice manoeuvres around Imperial
blockades. Instead, their life was spent rambling through the Outer
Rim, flying fast, and taking quick jobs to get from place to
place-along with a few close calls along the way! The second
book has no sub-title nor summary and is simply titled Adventures
In Hyperspace #2.
Both books are paperbacks with a 96 page-count and have, as yet, no
accredited author and are due for release late May/early June 2010.
has confirmed the existence of this new young reader illustrated
series and that the first book at least will be written by Ryder
Comic News: Legacy Volume 2
- Shards now available on iPhone/iPod Touch:
Posted: 4th November
The second volume in Dark Horse Comics' Legacy
is now available for electronic download from iTunes for the
iPhone and iPod Touch. This latest electronic version joins Dark
Horse Mobile's existing electronic conversions of Legacy
Volume 1: Broken, Empire
Volume 1: Betrayal and The
Clone Wars: Shipyards of Doom.
Volume 2: Shards
(requires iTunes) is available as a single 55MB download and
has converted the 154 page graphic novel into a whopping 704 screens
of comic strip action!
Book News: The Complete
Vader delayed - UPDATE:
Posted: 22nd October
(UPDATED: 4th November, 5th November))
As reported on StarWars.com
the US release of Ryder Windham and Pete Vilmur's epic tome, The
Complete Vader, has been delayed due to "a printing
problem" at Random House. It was due for release on
27th October, but has been postponed to a later unspecified date.
UK readers are unaffected as the UK edition was published earlier
this month by Simon and Schuster Ltd.
Rostoni, Executive Editor for LucasBooks, has confirmed
that the printing problem delay is due to "sticky pages"
and that there is still no confirmed US release date. However, the
problem has not affected the UK edition and is now in stock at both Amazon.co.uk
UPDATE #2: StarWars.com
that the US edition of The
Complete Vader will now be republished on 25th October 2011.
Sue Rostoni has stated
that the "sticky pages" problem was due to an ink that
backfired and made some of the pages stick together and so the
book has been recalled. We have also received a report from affiliate
that the UK edition suffers from the same problem but there is no
word as to whether the UK edition will be recalled.
Book News: Summary for Year
by Year: A Visual Chronicle:
Posted: 4th November
have published a summary for next year's Star
Wars Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle from DK Publishing,
written by Daniel Wallace with contributions from Ryder Windham and
Pablo Hidalgo: Four decades of Star Wars
history come together for the first time in a highly illustrated
year-by-year format. Star Wars Year by Year pulls together a
vast array of information from the films, comic books, novels,
merchandise, and computer games. Star Wars Year by Year
provides fans with everything they need to know about the phenomenon
that is Star Wars, from the first Star Wars release in 1977 through
the most recent plot twists in the animated television show Star
Wars: The Clone Wars.
The book is chronologically arranged from 1973 to 2009, and includes
stunning chapter openers for each decade, highly illustrated
articles for each year that delve into important events in the
creation of the movies and comic book art, and fascinating facts
about the influence of Star Wars in the real world.
Wars Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle
is due for US release in hardback on 19th July 2010, a UK release
has yet to be confirmed.
Comic News: All-new The
Clone Wars comic strips for UK's The Clone Wars Comic:
Posted: 27th October
(UPDATED: 2nd November, 5th November, 10th November)
Titan Comics in the UK will produce all-new The Clone Wars
comic strips to be published in their monthly Star Wars: The
Clone Wars Comic (beginning with issue #6.1 on sale on 12th
November). The 32-page comic will contain an eight-page
self-contained original story with material created by Tom DeFalco,
Robin Etherington and Rik Hoskin and comic art from Andrés Ponce
and comic newcomer Tanya Roberts.
has posted a sneak peek at the pencil artwork here.
UPDATE: Titan Comics
have confirmed the story titles and release dates for the first two
stories with affiliate StarWarsTimeline.com:
- Issue #6.1 (released 12th Nov.): Inside
Job written by Rik Hoskin, illustrated by Andres Ponce,
coloured by Digikore and lettered by Andrew James.
- Issue #6.2 (released 10th Dec.): Keep the
Faith written by Tom DeFalco, illustrated by Tanya
Roberts, and coloured and lettered by Digikore and Andrew James.
UPDATE #2: Affiliate
have posted a sneak
at the pencil artwork for another page from the first story Inside
UPDATE #3: StarWars.com
has posted a sneak
of a coloured page from the first story Inside
Job due to be published on 12th November in the UK.
Book News: Sean Williams to pen
Old Republic novel - UPDATE:
Posted: 1st November
(UPDATED: 4th November)
We first reported back on 17th April
that Sean Williams (author of last year's The
Force Unleashed) could be writing another Star Wars novel
when he auctioned off a character's name in an as yet untitled Star
Wars novel in aid of the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. Now the
PubEasy ordering database has a listing for Star Wars: The Old
Republic by Sean Williams with a 27th July 2010 release
date. Williams' The Old Republic novel would be the
official novel of the forthcoming MMO game but it is unclear whether
Williams' novel will be an original standalone story based loosely
on the game's premise or a direct novel adaptation similar to
Force Unleashed novelisation of Haden Blackman's story.
Although there has been no official confirmation (nor denial)
about this book, Amazon.com now have a listing for The
Old Republic by Sean Williams in hardback
(Source: via StarWarsTimeline.com)
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