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Big Developments on the EU Front

A few months back, LucasFilm and Disney announced that the Star Wars Expanded Universe would undergo a major upheaval in coming months in order to create a more unified universe. This weekend came not just one announcement, but several regarding the future of the Star Wars novels. Junior novels were announced for Star Wars Rebels last year, causing many adult ...

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New Sci-Fi/ Fantasy Titles in Bookstores

Here’s a list of the newest Science-Fiction and Fantasy titles now available! Terry Pratchett fans have yet another reason to rejoice–in addition to Raising Steam released in March, this month sees the release of the new Discworld Companion, Turtle Recall. We also have debut novel Unwrapped Sky, by Rjurik Davidson who is described below as “a young master of the New Weird.” ...

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Sci-Fi Fantasy Titles Hitting Bookshelves Today

It’s Tuesday and Tuesday means…new books! And this is a good week for new science fiction and fantasy reads. Not only do we have the new (in fact, the 40th!) Discworld novel, Raising Steam, but we also have the follow up to what is possibly the best literary combination ever in Ian Doescher’s William Shakespeare’s Empire Striketh Back. Check out ...

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Are you ready for the Robot Uprisings?

What if the robots you invented thought you were a god? What if a car maliciously tried to kill you… without a driver? What if your computer had feelings and was in love with you? What if an AI was smarter than its programmer? These are only some of the possibilities the authors of the seventeen short stories ask and ...

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Sword of the Jedi Trilogy "On Hold"

Well, it looks like the first casualty of the reformation of the Star Wars EU has come. Christie Golden tweeted yesterday: The Sword of the Jedi trilogy would have focused on Jaina Solo following the events of Fate of the Jedi. Whether or not the “indefinite hiatus” will translate to actual cancellation for this series is yet to be determined. ...

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New From Grail Quest Books: Ryus Conflict (Reviewed)

Greetings fair travelers of the Perilous Realm!  Today I bring you another book review from the fine folks at Grail Quest Books.  This one is a short sci-fi work called Ryus Conflict.  As per usual, let us begin with a brief plot overview. Ryus conflict takes place in the distant future, with humanity in the first stages of expanding farther into the galaxy ...

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Star Wars Expanded Universe To Become Canon…Sort Of

Not even two weeks into the new year and Disney/Marvel isn’t wasting time with more Star Wars news! Disney recently announced that the Star Wars comics license will be going back to Marvel after more than two decades at Dark Horse. With Disney purchasing Marvel back in 2009, the move was an inevitable decision that many were counting down to ...

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The SciFi Experience 2014 with Carl V. Anderson!

I was listening to a sci-fi /fantasy podcast a few weeks ago and I ran across some information about something I’d never heard about. it’s the 2014 SciFi Experience at the Steel Droppings website. The host of the challenge is Carl V. Anderson. I ended up joining as it looked like a fun thing to do. So, what is it ...

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The Dune Saga Podcast

There’s a new Dune podcast out there! It’s for fans of both Frank Herbert’s original Dune series and Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert’s Dune books to listen to and geek out over. It’s called the Dune  Saga Podcast. Thanks to Middle-earth Network member Beror of the Bridge of Hrethgir blog for scouting it out and bringing it to the ...

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Key – Reviewed.

Key is the first effort from Australian artist and author Kylie Leane and published by our good friends at Grail Quest Books.  At just over 500 pages and a story that combines fantasy, science-fiction and scattered references to pre-Christian mythology and a cast of roughly a dozen significant characters, it can certainly be said that this tome represents a fair amount ...

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