Waiting on Wednesday 03/07/18

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that first originated at Breaking the Spine but has since linked up with “Can’t Wait Wednesday” at Wishful Endings now that the original creator is unable to host it anymore. Either way, this fun feature is a chance to showcase the upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!

Mogsy’s Pick

Star Wars: Last Shot – A Han and Lando Novel by Daniel José Older (April 17, 2018 by Del Rey)

Holy crap, it’s a Star Wars book written by Daniel José Older, and it’s about Han Solo and Lando Calrissian! According to the publisher description, Last Shot will explore three eras in the lives of these two iconic characters ahead of the new movie Solo: A Star Wars Story. The hardback will also have a reversible dust jacket featuring the two cover designs:


“Even the fastest ship in the galaxy can’t outrun the past. . . .


It’s one of the galaxy’s most dangerous secrets: a mysterious transmitter with unknown power and a reward for its discovery that most could only dream of claiming. But those who fly the Millennium Falconthroughout its infamous history aren’t your average scoundrels. Not once, but twice, the crew of the Falcon tries to claim the elusive prize—first, Lando Calrissian and the droid L3-37 at the dawn of an ambitious career, and later, a young and hungry Han Solo with the help of his copilot, Chewbacca. But the device’s creator, the volatile criminal Fyzen Gor, isn’t interested in sharing. And Gor knows how to hold a grudge. . . .


It’s been ten years since the rebel hero Han Solo last encountered Fyzen Gor. After mounting a successful rebellion against the Empire and starting a family with an Alderaanian princess, Han hasn’t given much thought to the mad inventor. But when Lando turns up at Han’s doorstep in the middle of the night, it’s Fyzen’s assassins that he’s running from. And without Han’s help, Lando—and all life on Cloud City—will be annihilated.

With the assistance of a young hotshot pilot, an Ewok slicer prodigy, the woman who might be the love of Lando’s life, and Han’s best and furriest friend, the two most notorious scoundrels in the New Republic are working together once more. They’ll have to journey across the stars—and into the past—before Gor uses the device’s power to reshape the galaxy.”

17 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 03/07/18”

  1. Niiiiiiiiice! DJO briefly mentioned a Star Wars novel during his event at the Boston Book Festival last fall. I haven’t read any of the Star Wars novels yet… but I’d read one by him!

    On a related note, I saw the trailer for the Han Solo movie when I saw Black Panther last weekend. It looks good… but I’m not really sure how I feel about it. I hope that doesn’t mean I’m getting a case of Star Wars fatigue…


    • Yes, this must have been the one he was talking about. Grats to him for being tapped to write such a cool Star Wars book! And I know what you mean about the Solo movie. I’m honestly not as excited about the “side stories” that they do (as opposed to the main movies) and this also feels like a slap in the face after killing the old Han off in The Force Awakens. I’ll still watch it just to see what it’s all about though 🙂

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