Saturday, April 23, 2011

Random House Fall 2011 Hardcover Catalog: Fate of the Jedi: Ascension, The Complete Vader, and The Old Republic: Revan

Random House's Fall 2011 catalogs have been posted in PDF form on their website.  There are no Star Wars titles in the trade paperback catalog, however the Hardcover catalog has three Star Wars titles in it. Unfortunately we do not get a lot of new information about any of the three titles listed that we haven't already had. 

Fate of the Jedi: Ascension (Book 8 of 9): 400 pages. Release Date: 8/16/11. Price: $27.00

The eighth novel in a thrilling nine-book story arc for fans of the Legacy of
the Force series, the Dark Lords of the Sith, and the most popular
characters in Star Wars, Luke, Han, and Leia!
In this penultimate novel in the bestselling Fate of the Jedi series, Luke
Skywalker, his son Ben, and the Sith girl Vestara are in hot pursuit of the dread
power called Abeloth, who has joined forces with the Sith in a bid to take over the
galaxy. The leadership of the government is uncertain, torn apart by power
struggles and infiltrators, while the Sith have a terrible secret that could shake the
Jedi Order to its core... 
Key Points/Quotes
SERIES SUCCESS: There are more than 660,000 Fate of the Jedi series books in print.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERS: Every title in the Fate of the Jedi series has been a
New York Times hardcover bestseller!
AUTHOR POPULARITY: Christie Golden made a New York Times hardcover-bestselling
splash with her first Star Wars novel, Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Omen--but even before
that she was a bestselling author of World of Warcraft and StarCraft novels.
NEW PACKAGING: While we're keeping the look of the nine-book series consistent,
we're giving the last three books (starting with Conviction, Summer 2011) a distinctive
look to set these final novels apart as a climactic mini-trilogy for readers.
eBOOK TIE-IN SUCCESS: Our free eBook series tying into the Fate of the Jedi--Lost
Tribe of the Sith, by John Jackson Miller--has been a huge success, with more than 700K
downloads for the first five stories.
Copyright © 2011 by Lucasfilm, Ltd. & ® or (TM) where indicated. 
Series Overview
A nine-book Star Wars adventure featuring Luke, Han, Leia, and a lost tribe of Sith, in which
the fate of the galaxy could fall on the shoulders of the next generation--and an unlikely
alliance. Set in the time just after the Legacy of the Force series.

The Complete Vader: 192 pages. Release Date: 10/18/11. Price: $60.00

This gorgeously illustrated book is a must-have for Star Wars fans--the first
time a book of this scale has been dedicated solely to Darth Vader, the Dark
Lord of the Sith.
A comprehensive, in-depth, and fully illustrated look--including interactive
artwork--at arguably the most important character in the Star Wars universe: Darth
Vader. Star Wars: The Complete Vader will be the definitive book on the history,
myth, and cultural impact of Darth Vader. From his early development by George
Lucas, to the new legends created in comics and novels, to his ongoing
appearances on everything from television commercials to bedspreads, this book
will present a complete view of the character in all his incarnations.
Star Wars: The Complete Vader features hundreds of images, including early
concept sketches, collectibles, movie posters, script pages, and an uncut sheet of
Darth Vader trading cards. The book will also feature interactive elements such as
lift-up flaps, envelopes, and cut-outs. 
Key Points/Quotes
FEATURES HUNDREDS OF IMAGES: Includes early concept sketches, collectibles,
movie posters, script pages, and an uncut sheet of Darth Vader trading cards.
INTERACTIVE ARTWORK: The book will feature lift-up flaps, envelopes, and cut-outs.
STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE VADER is being produced by packagers Becker &
Mayer, who are well known for their previous successful works of this scale.
BOTH AUTHORS HAVE A LONG HISTORY of working with Lucasfilm and have access
to some of the largest Star Wars collections in the world.
THE STAR WARS franchise remains as popular as ever.

The Old Republic #3: Revan: 352 Pages. Release Date: 10/18/11. Price: $27.00

An exciting new novel based on the blockbustster online video game, Star
Wars(TM): The Old Republic(TM) from BioWare and LucasArts!
With the success of the New York Times bestselling Star Wars: The Old
Republic: Fatal Alliance and the release of Star Wars: The Old Republic:
Deceived in Spring 2011, this original new novel set in the world of the game by
BioWare and LucasArts is sure to bring fans who want a truly immersive,
transmedia experience! 
Key Points/Quotes
EXCITING FAN-FAVORITE TITLE TO BE REVEALED: A major title reveal to happen
sometime in early to mid-2011!
BIG GAME: Star Wars: The Old Republic will be a story-driven, massive multiplayer,
online PC game, where gamers will experience the next generation in video-game
storytelling, providing unprecedented immersion into an epic Star Wars saga that unfolds
based on their choices and actions.
POPULAR STAR WARS AUTHOR: Drew Karpyshyn is the New York Times bestselling
author of our Darth Bane novels: Star Wars: Path of Destruction; Star Wars: Rule of Two;
and Star Wars: Dynasty of Evil!
CLOSE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GAME AND BOOK: This novel was written with the
full cooperation and creative consultation of the BioWare/LucasArts game-design team.
As one of the writers on the game, Drew Karpyshyn has intimate knowledge that will
color all aspects of the novel. All possibilities for cross-promotion will be exploited!
NEW OLD REPUBLIC STORYLINE: The Old Republic is a huge era that is still relatively
untouched in terms of new Star Wars content, and a time that fans are eager to explore

Commando video-game tie-in novels have been highly successful, and the novel based
on Star Wars®: The Force Unleashed(TM) was a #1 New York Times hardcover
bestseller! Our first TOR novel, Fatal Alliance, was a New York Times hardcover
HUGE GAMES: Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republic(TM) has sold more than 2
million copies, and Star Wars®: The Force Unleashed(TM) has sold more than 7.8
million copies!

SOURCE: Random House

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