Posts Tagged ‘Del Rey’



Aaron Allston in the Hospital

Bonnie Burton | April 3, 2009

We just heard word today that Del Rey Outcast author Aaron Allston underwent bypass surgery yesterday, and is currently in recovery in the hospital.

Aaron’s family has set up a blood donation sponsorship. If anyone in the Dallas area would like to donate blood, you can go to the National Blood Exchange or Carter BloodCare. Say that you are donating blood for Aaron Allston, patient of Carter Blood Care in Bedford, TX, and give his sponsor number: SPON 047786.

Please send any cards to:
(But please DO NOT send any perishable items or flowers)

Aaron Allston
c/o Del Rey Books
1745 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

As soon as we get more information we’ll update this story.
We all wish Aaron Allston well and hope he recovers quickly.

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UPDATE: For the latest on Aaron’s recovery, please check out this Livejournal Blog: Aaron Allston Info

Del Rey & LucasBooks announce Novels Based on Star Wars: The Clone Wars Feature Film and Animated Series

Pablo Hidalgo | June 25, 2008

This just in from the wire:

NEW YORK, NY – June 25, 2008 – LucasBooks and Del Rey, an imprint of Ballantine Books at the Random House Publishing Group, announced today that Del Rey will publish five novels to tie-in with the upcoming Star Wars: The Clone Wars feature film, premiering on August 15, and the animated TV series that will air in fall of 2008 on Cartoon Network and TNT.

The first novel – Star Wars: The Clone Wars – is written by fan-favorite Star Wars author Karen Traviss, and will go on sale July 26, 2008. Popular science-fiction/fantasy author Karen Miller will write the second novel, to be published in December 2008. Both books will add depth, color and background to the screen stories and characters, making them must-reads for every Star Wars fan.

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Dave Seeley Talks: Mindor‘s Got Back

Pablo Hidalgo | June 16, 2008

Oh sure, you’ve seen the front cover to Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor. Everyone has. Dave Seeley’s great artwork showcasing Luke Skywalker. (The book, by the way, has swapped places on the publication calendar with Jim Luceno’s Millennium Falcon. So expect Mindor in hardcover in December ’08, while Falcon is due out in October from Del Rey Books).

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But have you seen the back? Artist Dave Seeley explains how it came about after the jump. (more…)

Details on New Essential Atlas Book

Bonnie Burton | August 13, 2007

Author Daniel Wallace revealed this week in his blog details about his upcoming book Star Wars: The Essential Atlas (working title), due out in 2008 from Del Rey.

“This book, written by myself and Jason Fry, will be the deepest look Lucasfilm has ever allowed into the geography of our favorite galaxy far, far away,” Wallace writes. “There’s lots more still to do on this project — and our draft could still undergo heavy rewrites — so take everything with a grain of salt at this early date. But I thought it would be a good idea to address some of the questions that I’ve been getting.”

Q: Is this a star charts book, or is it a new version of The Essential Guide to Planets and Moons?
A: Yes! The Atlas will combine extensive star charts/maps with planet profiles like the ones in the original EGPM (though almost certainly laid out differently).

Q: Will the book be light years better than the original EGPM?
A: Yes, lightyears. I can say that because I wrote the original, and realize that I spent way too much time recapping plots instead of actually describing planets. Hey, it was my first book.

Q: So what’s in it already?
A: We’re still at first-draft stage, so full caveats, but in broad strokes the book is equal parts cosmology, planet profiles, political structure, colonization, history, the sweep and scale of wars, and bulleted lists presenting miscellaneous items of kewlness. I mean, I like Star Trek: Star Charts, but it’s just charts. By contrast, the Atlas will hopefully feel closer in spirit to classic, meaty RPG resources like Platt’s Starport Guide or Han Solo and the Corporate Sector Sourcebook.

Read more updates on Wallace’s blog:
Continuity, Criticisms, and Captain Panaka

Star Wars Day Report: Publishing Panel

StarWars.com Team | July 27, 2007

Publishing Horizon
Keith Clayton began with a quick tour of the publishing horizon from Del Rey. The Legacy of the Force series continues with the sixth installment, Inferno in September, with Fury following up in December. The last two books in the series come out in Spring and Summer of 2008. “It’s going to be a strong, powerful finish with Invincible,” said Clayton.

In October, the Death Star novel by Steve Perry and Michael Reaves tells “the ongoing politics of its creation, and everything leading up to its destruction.” In November, Karen Traviss’ third Republic Commando, True Colors comes out, with a fourth one — yet untitled — in the summer of 2008.

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Darth Bane Sequel Surfaces Online

StarWars.com Team | June 18, 2007

Vigilant fan sites like theforce.net were the first to spot an otherwise untitled Darth Bane Sequel novel pop up on Random House’s website, causing a few surprises. Sue Rostoni of LucasBooks just commented on the Official Site Message Boards.

“Shelly [Shapiro from Del Rey] called me late last week to propose an additional hardcover this fall. THIS fall. Yep. Del Rey figured the market could bear one more, and since the Darth Bane novel was a hit, a follow-up, written by Drew, seemed the best idea. So the untitled Feb. 09 hardcover (previously the “Plagueis” novel) has been moved up, and Drew agreed to continue Bane’s story. So we’re off and running. The release date is slated for December 26th, 2007.”

Clear off a space next to Darth Bane: Path of Destruction on your bookshelves, EU fans.