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Aftermath Tidbits And Other Newsy Nods

Apparently, Star Wars: Aftermath now has a proper description:

As the Empire reels from its critical defeats at the Battle of Endor, the Rebel Alliance — now a fledgling New Republic — presses its advantage by hunting down the enemy’s scattered forces before they can regroup and retaliate. But above the remote planet Akiva, an ominous show of the enemy’s strength is unfolding. Out on a lone reconnaissance mission, pilot Wedge Antilles watches Imperial Star Destroyers gather like birds of prey circling for a kill, but is taken captive before he can report back to the New Republic leaders.

Meanwhile, on the planet’s surface, former Rebel fighter Norra Wexley has returned to her native world — war weary, ready to reunite with her estranged son, and eager to build a new life in some distant place. But when Norra intercepts Wedge Antilles’s urgent distress call, she realizes her time as a freedom fighter is not yet over. What she doesn’t know is just how close the enemy is—or how decisive and dangerous her new mission will be.

Determined to preserve the Empire’s power, the surviving Imperial elite are converging on Akiva for a top-secret emergency summit — to consolidate their forces and rally for a counterstrike. But they haven’t reckoned on the Norra and her newfound allies — her technical genius son, a Zabrak bounty hunter, and a reprobate Imperial defector — who are prepared to do whatever they must to end the Empire’s oppressive reign once and for all.

Further, now it has an excerpt, too, which you can read right here.

Other News Nuggets

– ICYMI: The Harvest is totally out! Woo!

– Blackbirds remains $1.99 in Kindle for remainder of July.

– Apparently my belief that Pluto deserves to still be a planet made CBS?

– The Shield now launches 9/16, and here’s an interview with Adam Christopher and I about the comic. (Man, September is gonna be crazy. Zeroes will already be out. Aftermath lands. The resurrection of Blackbirds in print happens (and there’s apparently now a Kirkus review of the book?). The Shield… busy, busy, busy.

– Cool review of The Harvest by Michael Hicks, excerpt here:

Across three novels, Wendig has expertly plumbed the emotional depths of his cast of characters, thrusting them into uniquely dark situations that make their hard-scrabbles lives all the more difficult and turbulent.

– And this review of Zer0es at Bite the Book, excerpted here:

Wendig weaves together a fantastic hacker thriller that halfway through takes a massive  and very clever twist.

– I’m off to Camp Necon this weekend so: see you Monday, NERDS.