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May 2008

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The following news items were posted on Star Wars Books during May 2008:

Book news: DK covers at TheForce.net:
Posted: 29th May

TheForce.net have posted cover images for four of Dorling Kindersley's (DK) The Clone Wars books: "One of our Rebel Spies managed to pass on some images of a bookmark getting printed for DK books to promote The Clone Wars line of books. From the back we can clearly see four of the upcoming titles from DK"
Full story at TheForce.net
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Affilate news: Denning chats live with The EU Cantina:
Posted: 27th May
Writer Troy Denning (Star by Star, Tatooine Ghost, The Joiner King, The Unseen Queen, The Swarm War, Tempest, Inferno and Invincible) will be participating in a live chat with affiliate The EU Cantina on June 13th at 7 p.m. EST. You can either ask questions live on the night, or email your questions beforehand to The EU Cantina.
Full details at eucantina.net
[External site - opens in a new window/tab].


Affiliates news: Latest EUCast from The EU Cantina:
Posted: 27th May
Affiliate The EU Cantina have just released their latest podcast, EUCast #24 - A Picture Says A Thousand Words. In this podcast they discuss the forthcoming Obi-Wan bio by Ryder Windham, The Clone Wars, The Force Unleashed and the future of Star Wars books. Plus their usual informal chat!
You can download/listen to it at eucantina.net
[External site - opens in a new window/tab].


Book news: After the depths of a winter's fury, look to find the invincible summer:
Posted: 13th May (UPDATES: 21st May, 25th May)
Now available in the US is the final book in the Legacy of the Force series, Invincible.
UPDATE #1: As reported by NJOE.com, Random House have listed the date for Invincible's paperback release as being December 30th.
(Source: NJOE.com[External site - opens in a new window/tab])
UPDATE #2: Invincible enters New York Times Bestsellers at #5; Publishers Weekly Bestsellers at #4 and USA Today Bestsellers at #14.
(Sources: TheForce.net[External site - opens in a new window/tab], ClubJade.net[External site - opens in a new window/tab])


Affiliates news: Exclusive David Collins interview at The EU Cantina:
Posted: 16th May (UPDATE 25th May)
Affiliate The EU Cantina have posted part one of their exclusive interview with David Collins. David is the Audio Lead / Voice Director for LucasArts. He has worked on various Star Wars projects, most recently The Force Unleashed. Along with handling casting and audio, David also voices Proxy, the Secret Apprentice’s droid sidekick. You can read part one of the interview here
[External site - opens in a new window/tab].
UPDATE: The EU Cantina have posted part two of David's interview here
[External site - opens in a new window/tab].


Media news: New and original short story fiction at Hyperspace:
Posted: 23rd May
A new and original short story as appeared at StarWars.com. Titled Idiot's Array by Rich Handley it is set prior to The Empire Strikes Back. "Lando's gambling instincts are tested when his life is targeted by an unknown assassin in this original story."
It is available for Hyperspace members to read at StarWars.com
[External site - opens in a new window/tab].
(source: StarWars.com[External site - opens in a new window/tab])


Book news: Previews for Obi-Wan and Luke books at StarWars.com:
Posted: 23rd May
StarWars.com have published previews for two books due in October. The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi by Ryder Windham is an "unique examination of the six-part movie saga centers around Obi-Wan, and his evolving role as Jedi, General, hermit and mentor."
Also previewed is Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor by Matthew Stover.
You can read both previews here
[External site - opens in a new window/tab].
(source: StarWars.com[External site - opens in a new window/tab])


Media news: He's a killer, a Starkiller:
Posted: 22nd May
After much debate regarding the Secret Apprentice's name following NZGamer.com's disclosure that his name was Starkiller, Affiliate The EU Cantina contacted LucasArts and received this reply from Adam Kahn (Public Relations, LucasArts): "I can confirm that “Starkiller” is the Secret Apprentice’s code name in the game, but we haven’t revealed his real name." Of course, Starkiller was originally Annakin's (sic.) surname in the early scripts for (The) Star Wars, so the code name use is certainly more viable than it actually being his real name.
(source: EUCantina.net[External site - opens in a new window/tab])


Book news: Boards are getting busy as Allston arrives:
Posted: 22nd May
It seems that with the finale of Legacy of the Force, many fans still have unanswered questions and on the Official Message Boards
[External site - opens in a new window/tab], Sue Rostini (Executive Editor at LucasBooks) started answering some a couple of days ago. Then Troy Denning added his own Invincible thread to the discussion (see below). Now, another Legacy of the Force author Aaron Allston has joined Sue in answering fans' questions on the Welcome some BCaT VIPs[External site - opens in a new window/tab] thread. Be warned, contains major spoilers.
(Links: Sue & Aaron at Welcome some BCaT VIPs[External site - opens in a new window/tab], Troy's Invincible discussion[External site - opens in a new window/tab])


Book news: Denning drops in for a chat:
Posted: 22nd May
Invincible author Troy Denning has started his own thread on the Official Message Boards at StarWars.com offering to answer questions about his latest novel.
This is sure to be a time-limited event as Troy is currently at the mid-point of his book tour
[External site - opens in a new window/tab].
He has already answered several questions, so if you have one question on Invincible you would liked answered, head over to StarWars.com Message Boards
[External site - opens in a new window/tab]. Be warned, contains major spoilers.
(Sources: theforce.net[External site - opens in a new window/tab], eucantina.net[External site - opens in a new window/tab], clubjade.net[External site - opens in a new window/tab])


Affiliates news: And the winner is...
Posted: 21st May
Between the 13th and 18th May Affiliate The EU Cantina (along with their friends at NJOE.com and Club Jade) had organised Legacy of the Force Week (as a countdown to the release of Invincible). During this week these sites held various competitions and The EU Cantina's was to write a Legacy of the Force editorial and their winner is Iron Fist. The EU Cantina have published Iron Fist's editorial and you can read it here
[External site - opens in a new window/tab]. Be warned, may contain spoilers.
(Source: EUCantina.net[External site - opens in a new window/tab])


Affiliates news: Exclusive J.W. Rinzler interview at Lightsabre:
Posted: 18th May
Affiliate Lightsabre have posted their exclusive interview with writer Jonathon Rinzler. Jonathon's most recent book is the Making of Indiana Jones, chronicling not only the classic trilogy but also the latest chapter, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. However, Jonathon is no stranger to Star Wars, having written The Making of Star Wars (2007), The Making of Revenge of the Sith (2005) and The Art of Revenge of the Sith (2005).
You can read the interview here
[External site - opens in a new window/tab].


Book news: Amazon UK publish DK summaries:
Posted: 17th May

Amazon UK have posted summaries for Dorling Kindersley's (DK) The Clone Wars books.


Affiliates news: Exclusive David Collins interview at The EU Cantina:
Posted: 16th May
Affiliate The EU Cantina have posted part one of their exclusive interview with David Collins. David is the Audio Lead / Voice Director for LucasArts. He has worked on various Star Wars projects, most recently The Force Unleashed. Along with handling casting and audio, David also voices Proxy, the Secret Apprentice’s droid sidekick.
You can read part one of the interview here
[External site - opens in a new window/tab].


Book news: Has Del Rey's Star Wars contract been renewed?:
Posted: 14th May
Rebelscum.com are reporting that Star Wars Action News (www.swactionnews.com
[External site - opens in a new window/tab]) have contacted their source at Del Rey for confirmation of the license renewal and "Del Rey has received an extended contract for more Star Wars books". Their source went on further: "he could not be more specific about the details of the contract, how many years it covered, or how many books we may see. He did confirm there would be new adult fiction as well as companion books"...full story at Rebelscum.com[External site - opens in a new window/tab]


Affiliates news: Exclusive Dave Filoni interview at Jedi News:
Posted: 11th May
Affiliate Jedi News have just posted part one of their exclusive interview with The Clone Wars Supervising Director Dave Filoni.
Before gaining his current job with LucasFilm Animation, Dave was a die-hard Plo Koon fan, "at the premiere of Episode III, Filoni delighted fellow fans by showing up in full costume and handing out extra toys from his collection to those in line"...read the interview at Jedi News
[External site - opens in a new window/tab]
(Links: Jedi News[External site - opens in a new window/tab], Introducing Dave Filoni[External site - opens in a new window/tab] (Starwars.com), Dave Filoni as Plo Koon[External site - opens in a new window/tab] (StarWars.com)


Book news: Has Amazon UK confirmed Traviss's The Clone Wars novel?:
Posted: 10th May
Amazon UK have updated their listing for Karen Traviss's previously Untitled K. Traviss novel, with the following title: SW Clone Wars. Amazon UK's listing is for the US Del Rey import. In another change to this much speculated book, Random House have also brought forward the release date from 29th July to the 26th. Certainly this date coincides with the published release dates for many of the children's The Clone Wars books.
(Sources: Amazon UK[External site - opens in a new window/tab], Random House Inc[External site - opens in a new window/tab])


Book news: Last book in Coruscant Nights trilogy is put back:
Posted: 10th May
As reported on Club Jade and affiliate The EU Cantina, the last book in the forthcoming Coruscant Nights trilogy, Patterns of Force, has had its release date put back from October to January 2009. This is not surprising when considering the health problems
[External site - opens in a new window/tab] that Michael Reaves has been reported as having. To replace its release slot in October, it appears that Del Rey have brought forward the paperback release of Darth Bane: Rule of Two.
(Sources: ClubJade.net[External site - opens in a new window/tab], EUCantina.net[External site - opens in a new window/tab])


Media news: Official The Clone Wars trailer to be shown tonight on US television:
Posted: 8th May (UPDATED 10th May)
As mentioned on StarWars.com, you can see the first theatrical trailer for The Clone Wars on US television tonight. Shown simultaneously at 7.58 p.m. in all US time zones on Cartoon Network, TNT, TBS, CNN, and Boomerang, it "marks the first time a theatrical trailer has received a simultaneous, cross-network airing on Turner Networks."
(Source: StarWars.com[External site - opens in a new window/tab])

UPDATE: The trailer is now available for viewing at StarWars.com[External site - opens in a new window/tab].


Book news: Amazon post cover for Luke Skywalker: Last Hope for the Galaxy:
Posted: 9th May
Amazon's US site have posted a cover art image for the forthcoming Dark Horse deluxe edition hardback graphic novel Luke Skywalker: Last Hope for the Galaxy - From Tatooine to Dark Empire.
You can view the enlarged image here
[External site - opens in a new window/tab].
(Source: Amazon.com[External site - opens in a new window/tab])


Book news: Yet more The Clone Wars children's books:
Posted: 8th May

Although first reported by TheForce.net on 5th April, listings for another six children's books for The Clone Wars have been discovered at Amazon Canada by independent publisher Dalmatian Press.
These books are aimed at the younger market with a selection of colouring, painting and activity books.
(Source: TheForce.net[External site - opens in a new window/tab], www.amazon.ca[External site - opens in a new window/tab])


Book news: First Clone Wars Quarterly graphic novel discovered:
Posted: 4th May
TheForce.net are reporting the discovery at Amazon Canada of a listing for Clone Wars: Shipyards of Doom by Dark Horse. Written by Matt and Shawn Fillbach with Henry Gilroy, this graphic novel appears to be the first of what Randy Stradley, editor at Dark Horse, said would be Clone Wars Quarterly, "the same digest-size format as Clone Wars Adventures, but will feature full-length stories rather than short stories."...full story at TheForce.net
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(Source: TheForce.net[External site - opens in a new window/tab])


Media news: Is The Clones Wars DVD to be released before it hits Cartoon Network:
Posted: 1st May
According to Publishers Weekly "the U.S. movie release will be on August 15, followed by the DVD release and then a prime-time TV series on Cartoon Network and TNT in the fall." Given the usual three to four month gap between theatrical and DVD release does this mean we can expect The Clone Wars on TV in November or December? Not really since nearly every movie has a DVD release sometime after its theatrical debut. It is more likely that The Clone Wars will continue on Cartoon Network and TNT in the fall as originally planned, with the DVD of the movie being released soon after.
(Source: Publishers Weekly[External site - opens in a new window/tab])


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