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Star Wars, Books, Torment, and Stuff

Posted by Rampant Coyote on December 16, 2016

I’m going to be minimizing my time online today because so many people went to see the new Star Wars Story film last night, Rogue One.  My tickets are for tonight. While we already know kinda-sorta how its supposed to end (right where A New Hope begins), and we don’t know any of the major characters this time around for someone to spoil what happens to them for us, I’m still trying to avoid spoilers.  Because last time, some people just couldn’t help themselves.

However, the rumbling I’m hearing is overwhelmingly positive. This makes me very, very happy. Because ever since I saw the original serial-inspired title crawl as a little kid, I wanted to see the “real” prequel to Star Wars – the real “Episode 3.” The one that tells the story: “It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet.”

Sounds like this might be it. I’m excited.

There’s a MASSIVE CHRISTMAS SALE out at Xchyler Publishing right now.  Not only are the e-books on sale (I think the anthologies are all at $0.99), but if you order the paperbacks, you can enter the coupon code “FAHAYVNS” at checkout and get them substantially discounted.  I’m in three of the anthologies:

Terra Mechanica – A Steampunk Anthology:   Paperback (use the code)   EBook

Mechanized Masterpieces 2 – An American Anthology:  Paperback (use the code)   EBook

Beyond the Wail – 12 Grave Stories of Love and Loss:  Paperback (use the code)   EBook

The code expires on Christmas Eve (not exactly sure of the time… but you have a week! Get ’em!). I’m not sure how long the EBook sale will last… but I’d guess it probably expires around the same time.

A friend of mine, James Wymore, has a sale on his genre-warping series The Actuator, as well as some other anthologies (including steampunk!). You can check out more details here.

I expect there are quite a few Christmas deals on books right now. Now, are these in the spirit of gift-giving, or in the spirit of giving you an escape when surrounded by relatives over the holidays?  Hmmm…

Torment: Tides of Numenera finally has an official release date. This spiritual sequel to the critically acclaimed classic Planescape: Torment is coming out the last day of February.

Let’s see… other things…  My desktop computer is still sick. I’m glad I have a decent laptop. I keep thinking my desktop is brand new, but it’s really almost two-and-a-half years old. Back in the 1990s, that would be time to replace the whole machine. Actually, back in the 1990s, that would be time to replace a bunch of parts so it was practically a new machine. Back then, I could find computer parts stores in the area and fix things up in a day. Now I have to wait for shipping. (Of course, I’m also buying higher quality components, instead of the generic stuff I could buy back then, so…)

Anyway… have a great weekend, folks!

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  • Cuthalion said,

    Wow, Torment’s website is… not great. But still, it looks like a cool game! I don’t know if I’ll end up getting it, depending on the tone they’re going with and whether the combat is real-time (*shudder*), as I always find real-time combat for a party of complicated characters to be un-fun.