Random House has released new information about the upcoming Timothy Zahn stand-alone novel. Timothy Zahn recently revealed on his Facebook page that the novel would be set in the classic movie era, involve an Oceans 11-style heist, and be released in Winter 2012. The new blurb tells more about the story:
Ocean’s Eleven meets Star Wars in this classic adventure set just after Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. From #1 New York Times bestselling author Timothy Zahn.
The Death Star has just been destroyed and Han Solo still needs the money to pay off the bounty on his head. Now the opportunity to make that money and then some has walked into his life in the form of the perfect heist. With nine like-minded scoundrels, he and Chewbacca just might be able to pull it off and live to tell the tale!
The release date is listed as December 26, 2012.
(Moment of reporter self-indulgence: PLEASE let Mirax Terrik be one of the nine smugglers. Moment of reporter self-indulgence over.)
A big thanks to Knights Archive for the heads-up.
(And if you’re talking about the book on Twitter, be sure to use the hashtag #ZahnSolo, so everyone can follow the conversation in one place.)