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Middle-Earth Menu: “Dwalin’s Ham Tart”

Middle-Earth Menu: “Dwalin’s Ham Tart” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar Our final dwarf wore a green hood and played the viol. Dwalin is another character who is relatively non-fleshed-out, though he apparently settled in Erebor (or the Lonely Mountain) after all was said and done. He is also Balin’s brother. Besides confusticating and bebothering Bilbo Baggins, not much else is known ...

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Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig – Is it Worth Reading?

Book Review: Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig Amidst all the new toys, clothes, posters, and BB-8 droids released on Force Friday, fans got their first glimpse of the Star Wars sequel era in the novel Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig. Aftermath takes place mere months after Return of the Jedi. With Darth Vader and the Emperor dead, the ...

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The Expanded Universe as “Low Pulp” Star Wars

The Expanded Universe as “Low Pulp” Star Wars by Dom Nardi When Return of the Jedi hit theaters in May 1983, it supposedly brought the Star Wars saga to a conclusion. The Rebels blew up the second Death Star, Darth Vader redeemed himself by throwing the Emperor down a bottomless pit, and the Ewoks held a luau over the bodies ...

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Fury Said to a Mouse: A NEW Book from Oloris Publishing

Oloris Publishing is proud to be launching a line of ebooks to provide more diversity for our readers. Our first new author is Sean Klein, who kindly agreed to answer a few questions for us about his new book, ‘Fury Said to a Mouse’. When did you start writing? Sean Klein:I’ve been writing on and off for most of my ...

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Amazing Star Wars Shoes Are A-Coming! (And Yes, They’re Official)

Earlier this year I touched on some astounding Star Wars themed shoes that were on display at Celebration Anaheim. At the convention, no photos of the shoes were allowed per an agreement between Disney/Lucasfilm and UK-based shoe company Irregular Choice. The wait is alllllmost over! May the IRREGULAR CHOICE be with you this winter. Introducing our phenomenal new collection, our ...

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The Highwayman Comes Riding in “Beyond the Mask”

The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees. The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas. The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor, And the highwayman came riding— Riding—riding— The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door. He’d a French cocked-hat on his forehead, a bunch of lace at his ...

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Book Review: Immortal Guardians Really Catches You Off Guard

Book Review: Immortal Guardians Really Catches You Off Guard by David Glenn The Plot: It’s been several months since the events of The Evertree, and Erdas is rebuilding from the war with the Conquerors. However people have been calling the Great Beasts as Spirit Animals, much like Conor, Abeke, Rollan, and Meilin have called Briggan, Uraza, Jhi, and Essix. When ...

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“Lightless” by C.A. Higgins: A Review

I’m the first to admit I’m not much of a sci-fi reader. I love sci-fi shows and movies (Killjoys, Gravity, Star Trek, Star Wars, etc), but reading the genre usually seems like more of a chore than a pleasure; I feel my eyes glazing over when scientific and mathematical concepts start getting “explained” with no visual representation for my brain ...

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The Star Wars Expanded Universe as Corporate Storytelling

The Star Wars Expanded Universe as Corporate Storytelling by Dom Nardi The most controversial issue in contemporary Star Wars fandom isn’t Jar Jar Binks, Kylo Ren’s lightsaber, or even whether or not Han shot first, but rather the status of tie-in media. On April 25, 2014, Disney and Lucasfilm announced that the Star Wars Expanded Universe—all the books, comics, and ...

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