Yesterday on "This Week! in Star Wars", host Kristin Baver dropped some exciting news for fans of Rogue Archeologist and all around badass, Doctor Chelli Lona Aphra!
Here's the scoop from the Star Wars dot com team...
StarWars.com and This Week! In Star Wars are excited to reveal Doctor Aphra: An Audiobook Original, an expanded adaptation of the kinda good, kinda bad archaeologist’s introduction in Marvel’s Darth Vader series.
Written by Sarah Kuhn, the audio drama will feature a full cast and include new scenes with some familiar faces. (And we’re sure that murder-droids Triple Zero and Bee Tee will be just as — if not more — frightening in audio form.) Doctor Aphra: An Audiobook Original will be available for download everywhere audiobooks are sold on July 21.
The Penguin Random House Audio Publishing drama will be about six hours long and feature a full cast, similar to last years amazing "Dooku: Jedi Lost" written by Cavan Scott. For the full story, click HERE!
Here's the publisher's summary...
Dr. Chelli Lona Aphra, rogue archaeologist, is in trouble again.
A pioneer in the field of criminal xenoarchaeology, Aphra recognizes no law, has no fear, and possesses no impulse control. To her, the true worth of the galactic relics she discovers isn’t found in a museum, but in an arsenal. This viewpoint has led to a lot of misunderstandings. After her latest plan goes horribly wrong, her roguish ways are on the verge of catching up to her, when suddenly Darth Vader, terror of the galaxy, swoops in with his lightsaber ignited, and...saves her life?
Don’t get her wrong—it’s not like she’s ungrateful. Sure, her new boss is a lord of the Sith. And OK, she may have just become a pawn in a deadly game being played by him and HIS boss, who happens to be the Galactic Emperor. And yes, the life expectancy of anyone who disappoints Vader can be measured in seconds.
But she’s back doing what she does best. She’s got a ship to fly, a heist to pull, and two unorthodox but effective metal buddies: Triple-Zero, a protocol droid specializing in etiquette, customs, translation, and torture; and BT-1, an astromech loaded with enough firepower to take down a battlecruiser. Together, they might just find a way to get the job done and avoid the deadly performance review that waits at its conclusion.
Just kidding. She’s doomed.
Sara even delivered a video message to all the Aphra fans on This Week! In Star Wars! Check it out!