The Star Wars novel “Force Collector” will be released as part of the “Journey To Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” on November 19th, but some details of the upcoming novel have already leaked on Reddit. The novel revolves around the grandson of a former Jedi who has a mysterious power, when he touches certain objects he receives visions and flashbacks. But that shall not concern us here.
The tidbit that may be of interest to fans of Han Solo is this: in the novel the protagonist meets Maz at her cantina/castle and while there he touches one of the Yavin medals. And it turns out that none other than Han Solo gave Luke’s Yavin medeal to Maz to pay for a drink! Maz then calls Han a “bastard”.
Now, whoever controls canon at Lucasfilm, whoever has the right to veto certain things in the novels, maybe should have thought really hard about that tidbit and if that is something that a post “A New Hope” Han Solo would actually do. But since all the novels are canon, Han Solo is now someone who sold Luke’s Yavin medal for booze, on top of being a loser dad and estranged husband, who reverted to being a scoundrel and swindling his way through life some time after Return of the Jedi, only to get killed by his son who didn’t like being sent to Jedi boarding school, where his uncle tried to murder him in his sleep.
So what do you think? Do you think a post Return of the Jedi Han Solo would actually sell Luke’s Yavin medal for a drink?
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Delve into the history of the sinister Count Dooku in the original script to the thrilling Star Wars audio production. Originally available in audiobook format, you can now get the script in a hardcover format. Click here for more details on the Amazon listing.
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The Art of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is available for pre-order. You can pre-order either the regular edition or the limited edition which includes special cover art and a slipcover. Click below for each version. This is due for release on November 19.
The next book in the Thrawn series hits stores today! Check out your local brick-and-mortar to pick up a copy, or stop by Amazon and order one!
The cover for the upcoming The Rise of Skywalker visual dictionary has been revealed. You get a very good look at one of the Knights of Ren. Also shown on the cover is the all new TIE Dagger (named thusly because it has pointy wings), also the wings seem to have a hue of red, maybe they are piloted by Sith Troopers? Click the image below for an ultra high resolution version of the cover, make sure to expand the photo once you click on it for maximum resolution!
One question still remains: what good are vibro scythe blades in a universe with blasters and lightsabers?
The latest Star Wars Novel is out today. If you haven’t yet picked up Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron online or at your local brick-and-mortar, make sure to head over and order it today! Amazon currently has it for $16.23.
Blue Milk’s Kickstarter project is a success! The Vintage Collection book by Derryl DePriest, Rich Alot and D Martin Myatt has left the mininum goal of $50,000 far behind and is already on its way to reach the final $100,000 stretch goal. At the time I write this article the project is only a few hundred dollars short of the $80,000 goal, which will give the book special fold-out entries for the Millennium Falcon and the Khetanna. It’s certainly only a matter of hours or a few days until the $100,000 goal is reached.
The project has 575 backers at the moment. One fan gave $5,000 and 2 fans gave $2,500. If you want the backer reward for the $2,500 contribution (you will be listed as a producer at the front of the book and get a carded Haslab Yakface, among other things), one more reward is available!
So, congratulations to the Blue Milk team! And if anyone wants to secure their copy of the book, you have 36 more days to back the project!
Update: the $80,000 stretch goal has been reached!
If you have pre-ordered Alphabet Squadron, or plan on pre-ordering it soon, you can take advantage of a special pre-order offer for a free Alphabet Squadron iron-on patch. Click through for details. Pre-order your copy on Amazon and take advantage of this offer.
Lucasfilm has revealed the complete Journey To Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker publishing program. Check out what you can expect in the form of comics, books, and more over at StarWars.com, and expect pre-orders for the titles to begin next week.
While everyone was busy recovering from Celebration, Master & Apprentice made its way to door-steps on Tuesday. If you haven’t ordered it yet, make sure to swing by your local book shop to grab it, or order it right here on Amazon.
Want to know the when’s and where’s of everything Star Wars publishing for Celebration Chicago? Del Rey has released their full schedule of events. If you are packing in books to get signed, this is the information you seek!
The upcoming Galaxy’s Edge novel by Delilah S. Dawson now has an official cover. Click below for a full look at the artwork for Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire. You can pre-order this on Amazon right here.
Del Rey is offering a Celebration Chicago exclusive cover edition for the upcoming Star Wars: Master & Apprentice novel. Click below for full details on how to pick up a copy at Celebration Chicago.
With a full cast narrating this new audio production, this could harken back to the old Audio Drama’s from the ’80s. Full details by the official Del Rey page:
Star Wars Dooku: Jedi Lost, our first audio original production. Written by Cavan Scott, it follows the tale of Sith Apprentice, Asajj Ventress as she takes on a mission to uncover the secrets of her master Count Dooku.
Narrated by Marc Thompson with other vocal performances by a full cast, the recording promises to deliver an epic exploration of a new chapter in Dooku’s story.
It is an audio-only project (for now), but if you’ve never stepped into a Star Wars audiobook, this is a great place to start.
Preorder on audio platforms will be up soon, the audio is on sale April 30th, in just 1 month.
In case you missed this last week, swing by and check out an exclusive excerpt from the upcoming Master & Apprentice novel by Claudia Gray, due out April 16th.
Get ready for publication tie-ins for Disney’s new Star Wars theme-park Galaxy’s Edge. Comics, Novels, and more are coming this year to add depth to the new Outer Rim world of Batuu. Get full details on the first 4 releases right here, including an excerpt from Star Wars: Myths & Fables.
StarWars.com has a first look at the cover for the recently announced Alphabet Squadron novel, as well as the upcoming Marvel Comics TIE Fighter series. Both novel and comics will be a crossover series and will take place at the same time, following the events of Return of the Jedi. It was also revealed that Alphabet Squadron will be a trilogy of books. Get the full scoop after the jump…
If you like adding books to your Star Wars library collection, specifically books that include art and history about Star Wars, do yourself a favor and order Star Wars Icons: Han Solo RIGHT NOW! I received my copy in the mail today and was blown away at the quality and size of what you get in a book for just $40. There are other books for well over $100 that don’t match the quality, volume, and uniqueness of this one. Don’t wait, because this is currently on sale! Let’s hope they follow this book with other characters from Star Wars Saga!
The recently released Amazon exclusive Smuggler’s Guide (Deluxe Edition) is on sale for $67.48 if you are still looking to add this to your collection. Use code NOVBOOK18 to save an extra $5 when you spend $20.00 or more on Books. Thanks to JTA reader Jeff for the alert!
Pre-orders are now open for the upcoming The Star Wars Archives: 1977-1983. Due out in December and written by Paul Duncan.
In this XXL-sized tome, George Lucas guides us through the original trilogy like never before, recounting the inspirations, experiences, and stories that created a modern monomyth. Complete with script pages, concept art, storyboards, on-set photography, and more.
Del Rey announced a new novel at their NYCC panel by author Alexander Freed. Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron features a group of Rebel pilots working to hunt down ex-Imperials. A squadron formed of a variety of ships, hence the Alphabet moniker. Star Wars: Alphabet
Soup Squadron is due out in 2019.
Del Rey revealed the final cover for the upcoming Master & Apprentice novel at their NYCC panel. Click below for a full look. Click here to pre-order. Master & Apprentice is due out next April.
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