Tosche Station Radio #11: Author Appeal

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It’s a big, big week for Brian, Nanci, and Tosche Station Radio.

The show kicks off with an announcement: TSR has a new official blog! Brian, Nanci, and mutual friend Shane have launched Tosche-Station.net, a new site where the staff will write and snark about the news and issues in geek culture. With a heavy dose of Star Wars, of course. We’d like to thank Roqoo Depot for being our home for the first ten episodes and their help in promoting the podcast. As you’re listening to this episode, hop on over to the new site and check out Shane’s snarky look back at Children of the Jedi and Brian’s review of Essential Guide to Warfare.

Over in Fixer’s Flash, Nanci’s got a new reading obsession: the Mageworld series. She’s also been re-reading one of her favorite books, The Season of Passage. Look out, but she’s also released an April Fool’s Day fanfic based on Luke’s sordid love life. Brian was the guest on the Star Wars Underworld podcast this week where he talked about the Expanded Universe tying into The Clone Wars. A few days ago Brian finished up Marvel’s Civil War. Lesson: don’t get attached to any of these characters lest they break your heart. Both the hosts saw The Hunger Games for a second time and are considering a third viewing.

Deak’s Dirt has a little bit of everything this week. First and foremost, Star Wars: Essential Guide to Warfare hit bookshelves this week. Verdict? Buy. Buy it now. James Arnold Taylor and Ashley Eckstein were announced to be the hosts of Star Wars Weekend at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The hosts get had a laugh at Del Rey’s April Fool’s Day prank. They even got Tim Zahn to contribute. In actual EU news, Star Wars Books released sneak peeks of the Essential Reader’s Companion and an excerpt from Zahn’s highly anticipated novel Scoundrels.

In Camie’s Concerns, the hosts take a look at how authors have impacted the Expanded Universe. Among the authors examined are Timothy Zahn, Kevin J. Anderson, Michael A. Stackpole, Aaron Allston, Karen Traviss, John Ostrander and Jan Duursema, Drew Karpyshyn, and Troy Denning. Shaping the EU can be a good thing, but is it possible to go too far? Brian and Nanci aim to answer that question.

The hosts highlight another pair of fanfics this week on Wormie’s Works. Nanci’s pick is an AU Luke and Mara vignette and Brian’s is a Marauder’s era Harry Potter fic.

Nanci’s pick for fanwork of the week: A Simple Twist of Fate by GabriJade

Brian’s pick for fanwork of the week: Unintended Emotional Crimes by Ria

Tosche Station Radio is the official podcast of Tosche-Station.net and a part of the Solo Sound network. If you like what you hear, please leave a review on the iTunes Music Store or the Zune Marketplace. We can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Nanci is a news and column writer at EUCantina and co-founder of Tosche-Station.net. You can find her on Twitter with the handle @Nancipants

Brian is the co-founder of Tosche-Station.net and one of the site’s staff writers. You can find him on Twitter with the handle @LaneWinree

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