Monday, July 23, 2012
It's Tuesday already in the middle of the Atlantic — so it's only jumping the gun a little to declare that Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith - The Collected Stories is now on sale! And there was much rejoicing! (Or terror and pain — this is the Sith we're talking about!)
The spiffy new trade paperback edition can be found at your local bookseller, as well as from Amazon, from Barnes & Noble, from Things from Another World, and from Random House directly. The electronic version can also be downloaded for Kindle or from Barnes & Noble.
This edition includes the original eight novelettes released from 2009 to 2012, along with a new novella, "Pandemonium" — which gives you all the prose Lost Tribe stories to date. (The comics series starts two weeks later at Dark Horse.) It also includes my maps of the continents of Keshtah and Alanciar — we're doing the full Tolkien here!
If you have the eight e-books, you'll notice that there are a number of minor changes in this edition. As the stories were written over the course of several years, I took the opportunity to make some additional corrections and to address some minor continuity issues, most involving integration with the maps in this edition. The collected edition thus becomes the operative version of these stories, for continuity purposes. (And the individual e-books are digital collector's items at this point anyway. With the publication of this edition, the e-books are no longer available as single free downloads — the promotion they were part of, for the Fate of the Jedi novels, having concluded.)
The production notes for the "Pandemonium" section will be online later at the main page for the book — once I've heard some of the questions you folks have. Comments welcome in the thread below — and there will be some other opportunities coming up to talk about the book.
In the meantime, more news: I did a video interview with Big Shiny Robot that's now online -- that's what's left of me after several days of Comicon! I've also done an interview for the Wisconsin State Journal about the book, and about my upcoming signing at the Mineral Point Road Barnes & Noble, this Saturday at 3 p.m. The Rebel Legion and 501st will be represented!