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Alexander Freed confirmed as writer for Comming ‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ Tie-in Book

We all know by now that Star Wars: Battlefront will not have space battles, more than five planets, a single-player campaign, or even setting from the prequel trilogy, but it does have something that no other games in the series has: a tie-in novel. After Disney took over Lucasfilm and the Star Wars franchise, they decided to remove the “Expanded Universe.” This includes every novel, comic book, TV show, and other non-film Star Wars material that was made over the years. This media will be published still, but it shows up as part of the “Legends” line. Lucasfilm is started from scratch and building up the Star Wars franchise with a fresh start. As of now, the new Star Wars canon includes a few comic books by Marvel and a line of books from Del Ray books. Two books have been published and half a dozen are still waiting to…

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The Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Books Available for Pre-Order

We were pretty excited to hear that there were going to be at least 20 new Star Wars books, ranging from novels to sticker books, coming out this fall. And now they’re here—the first pre-orders are available! Not all of the books have been announced yet, but it’s clear that Disney is placing a heavy emphasis on filling fans in on what happened between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. In addition to the Marvel comic series we discussed earlier, Shattered Empire, we can now see a few more titles. Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath presents an intriguing cover, with “The war is not over” emblazoned on the cover. Looks like Disney’s rewriting the canon quite a bit (we had some idea that this was the case when we saw Stormtroopers in the trailer, but this lends even more credence to the idea). The book’s description also contains the line “And while the Rebel Alliance engages the fractured…

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Could a Star Wars: Battlefront Novel Be in the works?

The new paperback version of A New Dawn is on the verge of publication and it features a official timeline. This timeline gives you information about different types of media surrounding the Star Wars saga. There is an interesting note in this that shows a new novel is in development in addition to Aftermath and Dark Disciple. Many will think that the Battlefront title is only referring to the upcoming video game, you should know that television shows are only listed as television shows and movies are listed separately. Based on these terms, a conclusion has been drawn that a video game should be listed under its own separate banner as well, but this is not labeled as such. There is no definite answer yet, but we think a new novel is sure to come. Image via Star Wars Books @swbooks

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Star Wars introduces its first LGBT character to canon

Star Wars is introducing a new character, Moff Mors, and she is a lesbian. In Paul S. Kemp’s upcoming Star Wars: Lords of the Sith novel, Moff Mors is the first LGBT character that will officially be introduced in Star Wars when the book is released in April. The editor at Star Wars book publisher, Shelly Shapiro, has confirmed the news of the character and her sexuality during an interview on Big Shiny Robot’s “Full of Sith,” podcast. She is being described as a fully capable Imperial leader and spends most of her time trying to prevent failure. Shapiro has stated that Mors will be the first official LGBT character in Star Wars but there have been gay characters in other median set in space. One example is in Karen Traviss’ Legacy of the Force books; Mandalorians, Goran Beviin and Medrit Vasur were married in one of the novels. Star…

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At Least 20 New Star Wars Books in the Works

Entertainment Weekly just shared some big news: Disney will be publishing at least 20 new books that will fill the 32-year gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. The books will come in many formats: novels, storybooks, and sticker books have been mentioned (we can only hope for graphic novels). The series will be called Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The books will detail the adventures of Han, Luke, Leia, and Chewie leading up to the forthcoming film, and will contain a number of elements that foreshadow events to come. A number of different publishers will be involved, including Disney itself, DK, Marvel, and Del Rey. We don’t know what will be contained in these books, or who the authors are, but they’re sure to bring some surprises, especially with how closely the plot of The Force Awakens has been guarded. There’s no listing of the books planned or potential…

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Read or listen to a excerpt from “Star Wars: Tarkin” by James Luceno

StarWars.com is offering a unique opportunity for all fans of Star Wars science fiction books. The website is previewing the second book released since Disney took over Lucas’ franchise, titled “Tarkin” in an audiobook form. The latest publication is set to be released today (November 4,2014) so if you’re on the fence about it you can either listen or read a 50 page excerpt that was also made available. The book’s back cover reads: He’s the scion of an honorable and revered family. A dedicated soldier and distinguished legislator. Loyal proponent of the Republic and trusted ally of the Jedi Order. Groomed by the ruthless politician and Sith Lord who would be Emperor, Governor Wilhuff Tarkin rises through the Imperial ranks, enforcing his authority ever more mercilessly . . . and zealously pursuing his destiny as the architect of absolute dominion. Rule through the fear of force rather than force itself, he advises…

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New Star Wars Kids Books Announced by Disney Publishing

Disney Publishing, which we already knew was handling the Rebels books, has also recently announced they are going to be releasing a new original-trilogy book series for young readers. They have brought together some bestselling children’s authors- Tom Angleberger (The Strange Case of Origami Yoda,) Tony DiTerlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles,) Adam Gidwitz (A Tale Dark and Grimm,) and R.J. Palacio (Wonder) – to help create something awesome for the younger Star Wars fans.  The books will start hitting the shelves in October. Here’s a video to show you more: Coming October 2014 is a new series of Star Wars children’s books reimagining the films of the original trilogy. The classic saga will come to life like never before through adaptations by bestselling children’s authors Tom Angleberger, Tony DiTerlizzi, Adam Gidwitz, and R.J. Palacio, with art by famed Star Wars concept artist Iain McCaig. Each of these celebrated authors will bring their contemporary, unique voice…

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RIP Aaron Allston

Last week, the world lost a very wonderful writer and special person named Aaron Allston. He born on the 6th of December in 1960 and passed away on March 1st, 2014. He wrote and designed video games and also was well known for writing Star Wars books. He and Michael Stackpole worked together to create the X-Wing Series.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Deceived Audiobook

  Earlier this year, we told you about the Revan full audio book from Darth Nion on YouTube? And now we are very happy to tell you that he has done the same with Deceived. So if you don’t like to read, or just can’t find the time to read, then you can still enjoy this book. And maybe you’ve already read it but you want  to hear again, brought to life in audio this time. Whatever reason you might have for wanting to experience the audiobook instead, we have it all on video/audio thanks to Darth Nion. It’s a 3-part series so you can listen to it in parts as you have time or all at once if you’re really into it. Check it out and tell us what you think. Star Wars: The Old Republic Deceived Audiobook PART 1 Star Wars: The Old Republic Deceived Audiobook PART 2 Star…

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Revan Full Audiobook Part 1

Did you miss out on the Revan audiobook Part 1 released in full on August 30, 2013 by Darth Nion on YouTube? If you don’t like to read or don’t have time to read and just want to listen to the story while you work or do other things, then now you have the chance. Personally, I think the voices are great and I really get into the story. His voice for the reading is not annoying like many I have heard. All in all, it’s pretty darn good and it’s worth your time to check it out, even if you’re read the book already. Winner by votes, I welcome you to a new story about Revan where you can find out what happens to him after the games ,Knights of the Old Republic and Knights of the Old Republic 2. Star Wars : Revan full Audiobook Part 1

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