Rostoni Reveals Publishing Schedule through 2011

UPDATE:

Sue Rostoni:
The Lost Tribe of the Sith entries were a malfunction. I picked up John’s DUE dates on the manuscripts rather than the release dates of the e-books! Too funny. I’ve removed them from the blog for now and will re-enter them when I get the actual release dates. And yes, they come out just before each of the FotJ novels. (Note Lost Tribe items have been removed from the official Blog, we left them here with a strikeout for you’re convenience.)

Holy Sith and Kowakian monkey-lizards! We’ve been treated to a glimpse into the future of Star Wars publishing from Random House into August of next year! To simplify things for you EU fanatics out there, we’ve highlighted the EU projects.

Now it looks like quite a bit of EU material, and it is, but most of the projects we’ve known about for some time.  This is a good thing though; Sue has been hard at work keeping fans in-the-know about future Star Wars projects, such as the long awaited installments of the Essential Guides.

So far, the future and the past are proving fertile soil, and projects are coming to bloom!  With stories ranging from Sith zombies to Sunrider’s standalone, John Jackson Miller, Zahn, Allston, Denning, and Shreiber are a few of the authors lined up to treat the teeming Star Wars masses. From the Blog of Sue Rostoni, we bring to you a look into 2011:

Sue Rostoni:

Here’s the most updated publishing schedule through August 2011. Unless otherwise noted, the publisher is Random House. You’ll notice that some of the non-fiction titles have the month of publication only — that’s because I don’t yet know the actual day.


May 25, 2010 – FotJ #5: Allies by Christie Golden. Hardcover

May 25, 2010 - FotJ #2: Omen by Christie Golden. Paperback reprint.

June 2010 - Lost Tribe of the Sith #5 by John Jackson Miller. This is one of the e-book stories relating the history of the Lost Tribe of the Sith featured in the Fate of the Jedi series.

June 22, 2010 – FotJ #3: Abyss by Troy Denning. Paperback reprint.

July 6, 2010 – Clone Wars Gambit: Siege by Karen Miller. Trade paperback. The second book in the Gambit duology, the first being Stealth.

July 20, 2010 - The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance by Sean Williams. Hardcover. This is a tie-in to LucasArts’ The Old Republic multi-player on-line roleplaying game.

August 2010 – Star Wars: Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle by Dan Wallace, Pablo Hidalgo, Gus Lopez, and Ryder Windham. Hardcover, Published by DK Publishing. This book is a chronological journey detailing the history and development of the Star Wars movies and real-life events.

Fall 2010 – The Sounds of Star Wars by J.W. Rinzler. Hardcover, published by Chronicle Books. Read the history and listen to the sounds that make the Star Wars universe so believable, as recounted by their creator, legendary sound designer Ben Burtt. The sound module has an exterior speaker and headphone jack so you can listen to more than 250 unique sound effects. Lots of pictures, too.

September 28, 2010 – Star Wars Craft Book by Bonnie Burton. Paperback. I love the cover to this book – Darth Vader holding a pair of lightsaber scissors!

September 28, 2010 - Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil by Drew Karpyshyn. Paperback reprint.

October 2010 – Lost Tribe of the Sith #6 by John Jackson Miller. This is one of the e-book stories relating the history of the Lost Tribe of the Sith featured in the Fate of the Jedi series.

October 5, 2010 - The Force Unleashed II by Sean Williams. Hardcover. A tie-in to LucasArts’ second The Force Unleashed game.

October 12, 2010 – The Making of the Empire Strikes Back by J.W. Rinzler. Hardcover. Jonathan Rinzler shares his extensive research into the making of Episode V – new photos, new stories; the definitive experience of movie-making.

October 26, 2010 - Death Troopers by Joe Schreiber. Paperback reprint.

November 2010 – Star Wars Art: Visions, Foreword by George Lucas. Hardcover. Inspired by the films, this art book features pieces by renowned artists such as Amano, Allan R. Banks, Harley Brown, Gary Carter, James Christensen, Michael Coleman, Kinuko Craft, Jim Dietz, Phillipe Druillet, Donato Giancola, Ann Hanson, H. R. Giger, Daniel Greene, Ron Kleeman, Arantzazu Martinez, Syd Mead, Moebius, Paul Oxborough, Alex Ross, Anthony J. Ryder, Dolfi Stoki, William Stout, Dan Thompson, Julie Bell and Boris Vallejo, Scott Waddell, and Jamie Wyeth.


December 7, 2010 - FotJ #6: Vortex by Troy Denning. Hardcover.

December 28, 2010 - Star Wars: The Old Republic: Deceived by Paul Kemp. Hardcover. A second tie-in to LucasArts’ The Old Republic multi-player on-line roleplaying game

January 25, 2011 - Red Harvest by Joe Schreiber. Hardcover. Sith Zombies run amok.

January 25, 2011 - FotJ#4: Backlash by Aaron Allston. Paperback reprint.

February 22, 2011 - Knight Errant by John Jackson Miller. Paperback. A companion novel to the Dark Horse comic series by John Jackson Miller.

March 22, 2011 - FotJ#5: Allies by Christie Golden. Paperback reprint.

April 19, 2011 – FOTJ#7: Conviction by Aaron Allston. Hardcover.

April 26, 2011 - Holostar (working title) by Michael Reaves and Maya Bohnhoff. Paperback.

May 24, 2011 – Standalone Hardcover (featuring Nomi Sunrider) by Alex Irvine. Hardcover.

June 2011 – Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare by Jason Fry. Trade paperback. This one’s been in the works for a while – we recently changed the title from The Essential Guide to the Military – “Warfare” is more appropriate to the content.

June 28, 2011 – Crosscurrent sequel (no title yet) by Paul Kemp. Paperback.

July 26, 2011 - FotJ#8: Untitled by Christie Golden. Hardcover

July 26, 2011 - The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance by Sean Williams. Paperback reprint. A second tie-in to LucasArts’ The Old Republic multi-player on-line roleplaying game.

August 30, 2011 - Choices (working title) by Tim Zahn. Hardcover.

August 30, 2011 - The Force Unleashed II by Sean Williams. Paperback reprint.

August 30, 2011 – Star Wars: The Essential Reader’s Companion by Pablo Hidalgo. Trade paperback. A super guide to the novels, short stories, e-books, etc. With new illustrations of characters you’ve only read about. This will be organized chronologically according to in-universe dates and written out-of-universe so that it won’t be like the Essential Chronology but more like a non-fiction guide to fiction, with side-bars calling out related comics and events.

Source: SueRostoni’s StarWars Blog

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