Kickstart HEROES! The Anthology

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Stories by Timothy Zahn, Aaron Allston, and Michael A. Stackpole? Heck yeah, I backed this project! From the Kickstarter page:

Silence in the Library Publishing is excited to bring you our latest anthology, HEROES!, a collection of short fiction about superheroes, not-so-super heroes, and everyday people who find the hero within.

Like our anthology Time Traveled Tales, HEROES! developed from the talent assembled by Origins Game Fair for their 2013 limited edition convention anthology.

Inside the pages of HEROES!, you’ll find stories from authors like Aaron Allston, Michael A. Stackpole, Timothy Zahn, Maxwell Alexander Drake, Aaron Rosenberg, Janine Spendlove, Bryan Young, and many more.

As part of this Kickstarter, you’ll also be able to purchase the companion anthology, A Hero By Any Other Name, featuring stories about sidekicks, off-beat superheroes, and hapless villains by Aaron Allston, Michael A. Stackpole, Maxwell Alexander Drake, Jean Rabe, Janine K. Spendlove, Bryan Young, and many of the other authors in HEROES! Several of the stories in these two anthologies are directly tied to each other.

This is more than just your normal collection of tights and capes. Oh, you’ll find those stories between the covers of HEROES!, but we’ve also included a wide range of works that capture the entire spectrum of heroism in speculative fiction. Some of the protagonists have superpowers, others survive purely on their wits and sometimes dumb luck. Some of the stories focus on the battles between costumed crusaders and their enemies, and others focus on battles against the demons within.

Our goal in this anthology is . . . → Read More: Kickstart HEROES! The Anthology

Let The Speculation Begin! – Part Two: Context

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The second part of a discussion of how fans speculate and the implication of the recent Episode VII media exposure . . . → Read More: Let The Speculation Begin! – Part Two: Context

Catching Up on Star Wars Books

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The cover for Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void, and a Facebook chat with Timothy Zahn. . . . → Read More: Catching Up on Star Wars Books

Megan’s Interview with Timothy Zahn

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Megan interviews Timothy Zahn for her This Blog Is Full of Words. . . . → Read More: Megan’s Interview with Timothy Zahn

REVIEW: Star Wars: Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn

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Kay review Timothy Zahn’s latest Expanded Universe novel, Scoundrels. . . . → Read More: REVIEW: Star Wars: Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn

Ladies of Star Wars Insider #138

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The latest issue of Star Wars Insider magazine, #138, is on sale now. It’s inspiring to see so many great ladies of Star Wars, professional and fandom, featured in this issue. . . . → Read More: Ladies of Star Wars Insider #138

Zahn Talks Scoundrels, Bink, and Heists

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Tricia interviewed Star Wars author Timothy Zahn at Star Wars Celebration VI. His ebook novella Winner Lose All went on sale December 10. . . . → Read More: Zahn Talks Scoundrels, Bink, and Heists

Fangirls, Family, and Female Characters in Star Wars’ Future

Lex here with today’s post. Naturally, the biggest news in the Star Wars franchise in fifteen years erupted two days before the start of NaNoWriMo, when Tricia has committed all her writing time to finalizing her novel Wynde. The team of FANgirl contributors and I will do our best to keep the blog rolling while she’s away. We’ll start with some great coverage inspired by the announcement of the Sequel Trilogy. . . . → Read More: Fangirls, Family, and Female Characters in Star Wars’ Future

Jen Heddle Discusses Diversity in the EU

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Jennifer Heddle answers fan questions about diversity in the EU books, and Tim Zahn reveals the featured characters in his upcoming novella. . . . → Read More: Jen Heddle Discusses Diversity in the EU

Celebration VI Midpoint Recap

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I can’t believe Star Wars Celebration is half over. . . . → Read More: Celebration VI Midpoint Recap