Friday, September 30, 2011

Darth Plagueis Novel: Release Date Change

Del Rey's Star Wars social media hub, Star Wars Books on Facebook has posted an update regarding the release date for James Luceno's long awaited Darth Plagueis novel.
DATE CHANGE: The on sale date for James Luceno's STAR WARS: DARTH PLAGUEIS has been bumped two weeks from December 27, 2011 to January 10, 2012. The book will be available in hardcover and ebook formats from Del Rey and LucasBooks. (ES)
Darth Plagueis was scheduled to go on sale December 27, 2011but has been pushed back until January 10th, 2012.

This isn't a huge change but there is a bit of a dead spot in the publishing calendar this winter. I recently had the privilege to read an advance copy of Darth Plagueis and while you will have to wait until the first week of January for my review, let me just say that Mr. Luceno did a masterful job with this book.  It is a massive story that not only fills in back story for characters we already know, but opens up tons of new story telling possibilities for the SWEU to build upon.  It is worth the wait folks. 

10/18/11-The Complete Vader by Ryder Windham and Pete Vilmur. Hardcover. Re-release.

10/25/11-Riptide by Paul Kemp. Paperback.

11/15/11 - Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan by Drew Karpyshyn. Hardcover

11/29/11-Shadow Games by Michael Reaves and Maya Bohnhoff. Paperback.

12/27/12 - Darth Plagueis by James Luceno

2/28/12- Red Harvest by Joe Schreiber. Paperback reprint.

3/17/12- FotJ#6 Vortex by Troy Denning. Paperback reprint.

3/20/12- Star Wars: The Essential Reader's Companion by Pablo Hidalgo

4/3/12- FotJ#9 Apocalypse by Troy Denning. Hardcover

I wonder if we will see the release date for Shadow Games pushed back a couple weeks as well.  No New novel from 1/10 until 4/3.  That is a pretty big gap given recent SWEU publishing patterns. 

SOURCE: Star Wars Books on Facebook

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