Well this is interesting.
Lucasfilm just approved the cover art for a soon-to-be announced STAR WARS novel. (FP)
— StarWarsBooks (@DelReyStarWars) January 8, 2013
There’s no telling as to whether or not this is an adult fiction novel or an official title for a book we already know is coming (hello, Paul S. Kemp duology that has been in the void for as long as I can remember). If I were to wager a guess, I’d go with an official title for something like the aforementioned duology or the Kevin Hearne book.
If I were wagering with my heart, it would be a new X-Wing novel by either Stackpole or Allston. Alas, it hurts to dream.
Edit: If you’re thinking about asking Kemp if it’s his book, please don’t.
— Paul S. Kemp (@Paulskemp) January 8, 2013
Edit 4:34PM: You can, however, ask Jen Heddle.
@wakingthedead17 It’s nothing we’ve mentioned before.
— Jennifer Heddle (@jenheddle) January 9, 2013
Now this is a little more meaty and suggests that this is something beyond the Hearne and Kemp books. We know that it’s a novel and that it’s something that hasn’t (presumably) been discussed at San Diego Comic Con, Celebration VI, or any other outlet. Maybe my hopes of a new X-Wing novel have a little more life? Probably not! I just don’t envision Del Rey and Lucasfilm Licensing authorizing a post-RotJ era novel at this point in time. Again, if I’m placing a wager, I’d guess an Old Republic novel with Drew Karpyshyn being the odds-on favorite to write it. We’ll find out soon, hopefully.
Thoughts on what it might be? Leave a comment!