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Star Wars: Annihilation

Drew Karpyshyn’s latest novel is now available!

Here’s the blurb for Annihilation:

The Sith Empire is in flux. The Emperor is missing, presumed dead, and an ambitious Sith lord’s attempt to seize the throne has ended fatally. Still, Darth Karrid, commander of the fearsome Imperial battle cruiser Ascendant Spear, continues her relentless efforts to achieve total Sith domination of the galaxy.

But Karrid’s ruthless determination is more than matched in the steely resolve of Theron Shan, whose unfinished business with the Empire could change the course of the war for good. Though the son of a Jedi master, Theron does not wield the Force—but like his renowned mother, the spirit of rebellion is in his blood. As a top covert agent for the Republic, he struck a crucial blow against the Empire by exposing and destroying a Sith superweapon arsenal—which makes him the ideal operative for a daring and dangerous mission to end Ascendant Spear’s reign of terror.

If you would like to learn more about Drew and his writing, check out his blog.

Former lead designer at BioWare (Dragon Age: Origins, Neverwinter Nights). Creator of Raiders of the Serpent Sea.


  • Mordi Peshkess

    I thought Drew was working on an original sci-fi book for some reason. Maybe I have my authors mixed up though. 

    Anyways, seems like it’ll be interesting read however  I personally can’t take Star Wars very seriously these days. Maybe it’s me growing old but the last few years I find myself only interested in the “Hard” sci-fi sub-genre when it comes to my sci-fi book consumption. 

    Ironically though, the last “fantastical” sci-fi book I read (and enjoyed) was Mass Effect Revelation which, as you already know, was written by Drew. I have the other Mass Effect sitting on my shelf but I haven’t got to them yet as my list of things to read is always growing. 

    PS: Speaking if Hard Sci Fi. You should really track down a copy of movie called Moon. I might have mentioned it to you before but I can’t stress enough how good that movie is. I might go as far as to say that movie stand shoulder to shoulder with 2001, Blade Runner, Silent Running, Solaris, and all those other great ones. 

  • Brent Knowles


    Drew is working on his own fantasy series, but I don’t think it will be available for a couple years.
    And yes, I watched Moon and really enjoyed it! Definitely is one of my favorite sci-fi movies.

    – Brent

  • Mordi Peshkess

    Did you like Kevin Spacey’s Channeling HAL through GERTY? 

    Overall I really like his performance as GERTY but I would have liked some sort of explanation as to why he helped Sam so much. On the other hand I liked how they left that part for the viewer to interpret. 

    Interesting trivia about the movie…When asked about it by group of NASA scientists as to why the place didn’t look at all like some of the designs they are working on the Director said that the whole place was built using concrete made from moon soil because it’s only logical that in the future you would want to use resources available to you where you are instead of carrying all the resources with you and a lady in the audience jumped in and said that she is actually working on a stuff called Mooncrete which is made by mixing lunar regolith and ice water from the moon’s polar caps.  

    As a whole though I liked how the movie deals with prolong isolation from any human contact. 

  • Brent Knowles

    Yep I enjoyed the robot, but like you I was expecting more of an explanation, but it didn’t really bother me, much. I just thought there was suppose to be more to it.

    That’s funny about the NASA group. Sometimes the simpler solutions are overlooked.

    – Brent

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