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Darth Skuldren wrote:

Jeff is also doing a live Facebook chat on Del Rey's Star Wars Books Facebook page today at 4 PM EDT.


I think this is their first pre-release author chat. I'm interested in seeing what questions everybody asks.
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I just got my copy! I'll start it soon
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Hmm. Amazon says the release date is 4th May. Must be a UK/US thing. I couldn't get the opinion point place to work (needs a verified PayPal account, which I don't have), so I caved and ordered my copy yesterday. I'm trying not to look forward to this, but I must admit to some piqued interest.
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I listened to Jeff's interview with Fictional Frontiers. Some interesting things: 1st - he originally presented Del Rey with 8 ideas for books and Scourge is the one they chose. 2nd - the working title for the book was Rage of the Hutts. 3rd - Jeff's wife is a long time Star Wars RPGer (she's run a 15 year campaign) so she was very fluent in various elements from the West End Games D6 RPG material and often pointed out to Jeff "Oh, you should check this out." I thought that was funny Cool

And for anyone who plans on reading Scourge who would like a mini-reader's guide to prep themselves for it...I wrote one. Obviously if you're trying to remain 100% spoiler free, you won't want to read it. However, if you don't mind knowing what planets, species, ships, and droids show up, you'll be fine. I thought it would be helpful because it shows what some of the really weird species look like and gives some info on them as a species (I pulled most the info from the Ultimate Alien Anthology and Wookieepedia, the black and white pictures came from Tempest Feud).

At the end, I included some Huttese so you can familiarize yourself with the language. It was fun to make so I hope people can enjoy it.

Here's the link: Reader's Guide to Scourge
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Darth Skuldren wrote:
1st - he originally presented Del Rey with 8 ideas for books and Scourge is the one they chose.


Interesting. I wonder what they other 7 were and if we might ever see any of them.

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And for anyone who plans on reading Scourge who would like a mini-reader's guide to prep themselves for it...I wrote one. Obviously if you're trying to remain 100% spoiler free, you won't want to read it. However, if you don't mind knowing what planets, species, ships, and droids show up, you'll be fine. I thought it would be helpful because it shows what some of the really weird species look like and gives some info on them as a species (I pulled most the info from the Ultimate Alien Anthology and Wookieepedia, the black and white pictures came from Tempest Feud).

At the end, I included some Huttese so you can familiarize yourself with the language. It was fun to make so I hope people can enjoy it.

Here's the link: Reader's Guide to Scourge


Haven't loooked at it yet, but thank you very much. I'm glad to hear that there are some obscure species thrown in. I always like when they take time to do research and focus on things that aren't the "same old same old" in the books.


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Very cool, Skuldren! My library doesn't have Scourge ordered yet, but once I start reading, I'll be using this for reference. Cool

Parella the Hunter looks awesome.
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EUCantina interview with Scourge author, Jeff Grubb! http://www.eucantina.net/archives/12489

EDIT: And the review: http://www.eucantina.net/archives/12453
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Scourge is out today (paperback and eBook). I also noticed that if you get it from the Sci-Fi Book Club, you can get it as a hard cover. (but you have to be a SFBC member to get it)

Edit: More interviews...

Suvudu = http://star-wars.suvudu.com/2012/04/interview-with-star-wars-scourge-author-jeff-grubb.html?ref=twt_Suvudu_stream

TheForce.Net = http://www.theforce.net/latestnews/story/Interview_Scourge_Author_Jeff_Grubb_144915.asp
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I quite liked Scourge. While the narrative was annoying, at times, it was overall quite pleasant to read. I particularly enjoyed the characters, well fleshed out and consistently portrayed.

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Another thing of note is the overall arc of Mander's character, as well as the fascination with mind control, the exploration of which was quite interesting.

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but on the whole I don't hold it against the book.
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I quite liked Scourge. While the narrative was annoying, at times, it was overall quite pleasant to read. I particularly enjoyed the characters, well fleshed out and consistently portrayed.

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Another thing of note is the overall arc of Mander's character, as well as the fascination with mind control, the exploration of which was quite interesting.

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but on the whole I don't hold it against the book.


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You're probably right. I forget that people of all age read SW....
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You know, I must be honest. I picked up Scourge in Books-A-Million yesterday, and when I first gazed upon the cover, I literally recoiled with a most unhappy expression. That has got to be one of the most...boring covers ever. All the white...it was literally shocking. In a bad way. I didn't like the cover art when they released it, but seeing it on the actual book was worse. Didn't mean to react that way, but it was a natural reaction. Sad
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I had picked this up from the library, but I opted out of reading it. At least for now. I want to read Riptide as soon as I finish Crosscurrent and I have other non-Star Wars books that I want/have to read.
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Mara Jade Skywalker wrote:
You know, I must be honest. I picked up Scourge in Books-A-Million yesterday, and when I first gazed upon the cover, I literally recoiled with a most unhappy expression. That has got to be one of the most...boring covers ever. All the white...it was literally shocking. In a bad way. I didn't like the cover art when they released it, but seeing it on the actual book was worse. Didn't mean to react that way, but it was a natural reaction. Sad


Same. I like the idea of the story, but the cover is just awful.
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