On Journey to Star Wars Celebration, episode #38 of Star Wars Bookworms, I join Aaron Goins to fill in for Teresa as co-host. It was my first time on the show and we had a lot of fun! Aaron and I have recently been on Fangirl Chat talking Doctor Who as well as the Rebels Season 1 Finale episode of Disney Vault Talk’s Rebel Yell together and it was good to get to talk with him about Star Wars books and comics new and old.
We cover a lot of ground from Legends to recent releases to upcoming stories as well as my first Marvel Star Wars comic – Princess Leia #1. We get a little goofy speculating on the 20-book Journey to the Force Awakens series. And the cherry on top is that ever so briefly we mention Jaina and Jag – twice.
From the show notes:
Star Wars Celebration is almost here and we have so much to talk about. Sadly Teresa wasn’t able to join in for this episode, but we got a great guest host in Kay from Fangirl Blog and the Hyperspace Theories podcast.
We talk about the details of the Bookworms panel that will be on the podcast stage at Star Wars Celebration. We also reveal the artist who did the design for our exclusive panel pins. You are going to want one of these! Aaron gives his brief thoughts on Splinter of the Mind’s Eye and Aaron and Kay talk about the . . . → Read More: Kay Joins Star Wars Bookworms
Kay reviews the newest Star Wars novel from Del Rey, Kevin Hearne’s Heir to the Jedi. . . . → Read More: Kay Reviews Heir to the Jedi
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Kay reviews the newest Star Wars novel, Tarkin by James Luceno. . . . → Read More: Kay Reviews Star Wars: Tarkin
Kay is back with a review of the latest Star Wars Books release, A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller. The novel is a prequel to the upcoming television series Star Wars Rebels, and includes the backstory on the two older protagonists in the show, Kanan and Hera.
From Kay’s review:
A New Dawn marks the beginning of a new era in Star Wars books. This is the first book to come out under the guidance of the Lucasfilm Story Group, responsible for coordinating all Star Wars stories going forward no matter the medium. All the previously published books of the Expanded Universe are now known as Legends. And while I understand why this decision was made and applaud the idea of better overall coordination, the April announcement left me heartbroken. I’ve spent many years of my life with those now legendary tales. I didn’t always love where some authors took the stories, but I came to know those characters of the post-Return of the Jedi era inside and out. Now their fates are up in the air. They may reappear as I knew them, in another form, or never again – with no known date when we’d know for sure. So I thought that this might be my exit point from reading anything new about that galaxy far, far away.
One person’s involvement made me decide to at least give this relaunch a chance: John Jackson Miller.
Click here for her full review.
Kay grew . . . → Read More: Kay Reviews A New Dawn
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San Diego Comic-Con announcements are coming fast and furious. Sometimes news and goodies come ahead of the big event, like the recent Batgirl news; other times, fans learn something at the convention. This year, Del Rey is not keeping their Star Wars Books sampler a convention exclusive. It’s available now at Amazon. . . . → Read More: Star Wars Books at San Diego Comic-Con 2014
2014 Locus Award finalists in science fiction category include familiar names. . . . → Read More: Locus Awards 2014