Thursday, March 22, 2012

Timothy Zahn's Next Star Wars Novel: Scoundrels


*3/23/12 UPDATE*

Timothy Zahn provided an update via Facebook regarding the cast of characters that will appear in his next novel.
 An additional note:
I've noticed that speculation has already begun as to the identities of the rest of the scoundrels. Just to make it clear: while there may be a name or two you recognize, most of the rest of the group will be new characters. (Many of Han's old established cohorts are smugglers, and we're going to need *slightly* different skill sets on this one.)

EW.com today released the front cover art for New York Times Best Selling Author Timothy Zahn's next Star Wars novel.

Star Wars: Scoundrels will be set during the OT (Original Trilogy) and will feature the tumultuous trio of Han, Chewie and Lando, along with a motley crew of other characters in an Oceans 11 style heist story.

We had already gotten a brief description of the novel, but today we got the sharp looking cover art and the official description of the novel from the publisher Del Rey.

The Death Star has been destroyed. The Rebellion has had its first big victory. And Han Solo, newly conscripted to the Rebel cause, is on the run from the Empire and the bounty hunters eager to turn him in for the huge reward being offered by Jabba the Hutt. Now a mysterious stranger offers Han the resources to execute a daring robbery from a major crime lord. The mission is impossible, but the prize will make Han a free man. With no choice but to accept, Han Solo and his Wookiee partner, Chewbacca, set out to assemble a cast of rogues, knaves, and cons with the right combination of wits, skills, and derring-do to pull off an operation of this complexity and scale — the best scoundrels the galaxy has to offer. And then the game is on: a rip-roaring, intergalactic, Ocean’s Eleven-style heist adventure starring Han Solo, Chewie, and Lando Calrissian, written by #1 New York Times bestselling Star Wars author Timothy Zahn!

Chris over at EUCantina.net has a terrific column discussion who the potential Solo's 11 could be.  Please go give it a read.

SOURCE: EW.com

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