Non-Fiction

Want to know all there is to know about upcoming Star Wars (non-fiction adult) books? Look no further and check out this page!

Below the shortlist is a complete listing with solicitations, publisher info, and pre-order links! Click on the covers and preview-images to see a bigger image! 

Note that prices given are Suggested Retail Prices (SRP). Pre-order prices at the Amazon-links are usually lower!

Enjoy! Happy reading and collecting!!!!

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shortlist nonfiction

December 11, 2018

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY– THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

softcover (USA)  (released through comicshops at November 28, 2018)

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

softcover (USA)

January 2019

STAR WARS INTERVIEWS Vol. 2

The Original Trilogy and Expanded Universe

softcover (USA)

February 26, 2019

STAR WARS INSIDER: THE SAGA BEGINS

The Best of Star Wars Insider Vol. 8: Behind the Scenes of the Prequel Trilogy

softcover collection (USA)

March 19, 2019

STAR WARS AFTER LUCAS

A Critical Guide to the Future of the Galaxy

hardcover (USA)

April 2, 2019

LEGO STAR WARS VISUAL DICTIONARY

New Edition

hardcover (USA)

STAR WARS ICONS: HAN SOLO

hardcover (USA)

STAR WARS: WOMEN OF THE GALAXY

100 Collectible Postcards

boxed set of postcards (USA)

April 9, 2019

STAR WARS: LEIA ORGANA – REBEL LEADER

softcover with statue (USA)

April 16, 2019

INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC PRESENTS: MAKING SOLO – A STAR WARS STORY

hardcover (USA)

April 30, 2019

THE MILITARY SCIENCE OF STAR WARS

paperback reprint (non-licensed) (USA)

May 21, 2019

STAR WARS INSIDER: THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY

The Best of Star Wars Insider Vol. 9

softcover collection (USA)

Mid 2019

STAR WARS INTERVIEWS Vol. 3

Prequel Trilogy and Expanded Universe

softcover (USA)

July 16, 2019

THE BEST OF STAR WARS INSIDER Vol. 10

softcover collection (USA)

October 15, 2019

THE BEST OF STAR WARS INSIDER Vol. 11

softcover collection (USA)

Late 2019

STAR WARS INTERVIEWS Vol. 4

The Force Awakens, Rogue One, and Expanded Universe

softcover (USA)

also in 2019?

THE STAR WARS HISTORICAL SOURCEBOOK Vol. 2: January – June 1977

book (USA)

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DECEMBER 11, 2018

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY – THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

softcover (USA) (released through comicbookstores on November 28, 2018)

publisher info:

softcover (144 pages)

Titan Books

ISBN 978-78586-958-7

$ 19.99

solicitation copy:

Get the full Solo: A Star Wars Story experience as The Ultimate Souvenir Guide reveals all the behind-the-scenes secrets of the Star Wars’ universe’s favourite scoundrel!

Presenting in-depth interviews with the all-star cast, exclusive revelations from the crew on the making of the movie, concept art, behind-the-scenes photography and more, Solo: A Star Wars Story: The Ultimate Souvenir Guide is the complete, official, authoritative guide to the film.

preview:

   

links:

USA:amazon

UK:amazon

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STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

softcover (USA)

publisher info:

cover by Brian Rood

softcover (192 pages)

Titan Books

ISBN 978-1-7858-6929-7

$ 19.99

solicitation copy:

Experience all of the behind-the-scenes facts with this Ultimate Souvenir Guide of the eighth instalment of the biggest movie franchise of all time, Star Wars: The Last Jedi!

Presenting in-depth interviews with the all-star cast, exclusive revelations from the crew on the making of the movie, concept art, behind-the-scenes photography and more, Star Wars The Ultimate Souvenir Guide is the complete, official, authoritative guide to the film.

initial solicitation copy:

A deluxe collector’s edition offering a behind-the-scenes guide to the latest Star Wars film, The Last Jedi.

Scene-by-scene trivia and information from the latest Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi along with interviews with the cast and crew of the film. Also features fantastic images and production art. An essential companion to the film and for all fans of the saga.

preview:

   

links:

USA:amazon

UK:amazon

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JANUARY 2019

STAR WARS INTERVIEWS Vol. 2

The Original Trilogy and Expanded Universe

softcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Dennis Pellegrom
foreword by Rick Stanley (from Solo: A Star Wars Story)

softcover
Pulp Hero Press (imprint of Theme Park Press)
$17.95

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FEBRUARY 26, 2019

STAR WARS INSIDER: THE SAGA BEGINS

The Best of Star Wars Insider Vol. 8: Behind the Scenes of the Prequel Trilogy

softcover collection (USA)

publisher info:

softcover (176 pages)

Titan Books

ISBN 978-1-78585-195-7

$ 24.99

solicitation copy:

A new collection for Star Wars fans, featuring the best content from Star Wars Insider magazine. Explore behind the scenes, discover interviews with the stars, and enjoy the best articles around in a galaxy far, far away!

preview:

  

links:

USA:amazon

UK:amazon

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MARCH 19, 2019

STAR WARS AFTER LUCAS

A Critical Guide to the Future of the Galaxy

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Dan Golding
hardcover (256 pages)
University Of Minnesota Press
ISBN 978-1-5179-0542-2
$ 21.95

solicitation copy:

Politics, craft, and cultural nostalgia in the remaking of Star Wars for a new age

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away—way back in the twenty-first century’s first decade—Star Wars seemed finished. Then in 2012 George Lucas shocked the entertainment world by selling the franchise, along with Lucasfilm, to Disney. This is the story of how, over the next five years, Star Wars went from near-certain extinction to what Wired magazine would call “the forever franchise,” with more films in the works than its first four decades had produced.

Focusing on The Force Awakens (2015), Rogue One (2016), The Last Jedi (2017), and the television series Rebels (2014–18), Dan Golding explores the significance of pop culture nostalgia in overcoming the skepticism, if not downright hostility, that greeted the Star Wars relaunch. At the same time he shows how Disney, even as it tapped a backward-looking obsession, was nonetheless creating genuinely new and contemporary entries in the Star Wars universe.

A host of cultural factors and forces propelled the Disney-engineered Star Wars renaissance, and all figure in Golding’s deeply informed analysis: from John Williams’s music in The Force Awakens to Peter Cushing’s CGI face in Rogue One, to Carrie Fisher’s passing, to the rapidly changing audience demographic. Star Wars after Lucas delves into the various responses and political uses of the new Star Wars in a wider context, as in reaction videos on YouTube and hate-filled, misogynistic online rants. In its granular textual readings, broad cultural scope, and insights into the complexities of the multimedia galaxy, this book is as entertaining as it is enlightening, an apt reflection of the enduring power of the Star Wars franchise.

links:

USA:amazon

UK:amazon

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APRIL 2, 2019

LEGO STAR WARS VISUAL DICTIONARY

New Edition

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

DK Publishing

hardcover (160 pages)

ISBN 978-1-4654-7888-7

$ 21.99

solicitation copy:

The ultimate visual exploration of the sets and minifigures of the LEGO Star Wars galaxy

Explore the LEGO Star Wars galaxy with this visual guide to the minifigures, vehicles, and sets from the entire Star Wars saga. Discover every detail of the Millennium Falcon, look around the Death Star, examine Poe Dameron’s X-wing starfighter, and find out about all your favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigures-from Rey to Darth Vader. Learn how the awesome sets are created in the Beyond the Brick chapter, which features concept art and an interview with the LEGO Star Wars creative team.

The LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary – New Edition has been fully updated and expanded to cover the latest LEGO Star Wars sets, and to tell you everything there is to know about LEGO Star Wars. The book also comes with an exciting exclusive LEGO Star Wars minifigure!

from the announcement:

Discover everything you need to know about LEGO Star Wars sets and minifigures. If you love LEGO Star Wars, then the updated and expanded edition of LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, complete with a rare and exclusive LEGO Star Wars minifigure is perfect for you. Learn all about LEGO Star Wars ships, weapons, and even the Death Star through amazing Star Wars images and incredible details. Come face-to-face with LEGO versions of Darth Vader, Obi-Wan, Luke Skywalker, Yoda, Anakin and more and discover hundreds of little known facts about Star Wars characters and factions, such as the Jedi and the Sith.

This revised edition of LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary is updated throughout to show all the new sets and innovations in LEGO Star Wars from 2009 to 2014. Covering all six Star Wars episodes, Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series, Star Wars: The Old Republic computer game and the expanded universe with behind-the-scenes information, fan creations, and merchandise.

Packed with additional information on the history, manufacture and construction of LEGO Star Wars and a new gallery featuring every Star Wars minigifigure LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary is perfect for all LEGO Star Wars fans.

links:

USA: amazon

UK:amazon

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STAR WARS ICONS: HAN SOLO

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

by Gina McIntyre

hardcover (224 pages)

Insight Editions

ISBN 978-1-6838-3496-0

$ 50.00

solicitation copy:

Never tell him the odds! Discover the incredible story behind the creation and legacy of one of Star Wars‚ most beloved characters with Star Wars Icons: Han Solo.

Discover the incredible story behind the creation and legacy of one of Star Wars’ most beloved characters with Star Wars Icons: Han Solo. Smuggler. Rogue. Hero of the Rebellion. Scruffy-looking Nerf Herder. Han Solo has been called all these things and more since making his debut in the original Star Wars film back in 1977. Four decades later, the irrepressible Solo continues to be one of the most iconic and enduring elements of the saga, as currently evidenced by Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Star Wars Icons: Han Solo features a wide range of interviews with key members of the Star Wars cast and crew, and is illustrated with a treasure trove of rare imagery, including candid on-set photography and stunning concept art. Comprehensive, definitive, and revelatory, this is the definitive book for Han Solo fans across the galaxy.

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links:

USA: amazon  / starwars.com author interview

UK: amazon 

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STAR WARS: WOMEN OF THE GALAXY

100 Collectible Postcards

boxed set of postcards (USA)

publisher info:

boxed set (100 postcards)

Chronicle Books

ISBN 978-1-4521-7404-4

$ 19.95

solicitation copy:

Featuring Leia Organa, Rey, Phasma, and dozens of other characters from across the galaxy of films, books, comics, animation, and games, these dynamically illustrated cards celebrate the fascinating female characters of Star Wars— perfect to keep or send and share.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon 

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APRIL 9, 2019

STAR WARS: LEIA ORGANA – REBEL LEADER

with hand-painted figurine & display stand

softcover with statue (USA)

 

publisher info:

written by Jennifer Heddle

softcover (48 pages)

Chronicle Books

ISBN 978-1-4521-6721-3

$ 19.95

solicitation copy:

Leia Organa is one of the galaxy’s fiercest rebels and greatest heroes-a powerful leader and a force against galactic evil, never to be underestimated. This one-of-a-kind, handpainted statue comes with a display stand and a 48-page illustrated booklet featuring an illuminating look at Leia’s role in the Star Wars saga and insights on Carrie Fisher’s portrayal by Lucasfilm editor Jennifer Heddle, a celebration of the inspiration and symbol of strength the character has become for legions of fans.

from the publisher:

A lifelong warrior for justice and peace, Leia Organa is one of the Star Wars galaxy’s fiercest rebels and greatest heroes. this one-of-a-kind, hand-painted Leia Organa statue comes with a display stand and a 48-page illustrated booklet featuring an illuminating look at Leia’s role in the Star Wars saga, and a celebration of the inspiration and symbol of strength the character has become for fans everywhere.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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APRIL 16, 2019

INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC PRESENTS: MAKING SOLO – A STAR WARS STORY

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Rob Bredow
foreword by Ron Howard

Abrams Books

hardcover (256 pages)

ISBN 978-1-4197-3753-4

$ 50.00

solicitation copy:

Industrial Light & Magic Presents: Making Solo: A Star Wars Story is an eyewitness account of the film’s production from visual effects supervisor and coproducer Rob Bredow. The book gives readers an intimate glimpse into the journey that Solo took from pre-production, production, and post-production, fully documenting how this film came to the big screen.

Making Solo gives a chronological overview of how this multiple-Academy-Award-winning visual effects company created new worlds, aliens, droids, and vehicles for a galaxy far, far away, including insights into how the train heist on Vandor, L3-37, the Kessel Run, and the reimagined Millennium Falcon were brought to life. A must-have for Star Wars fans, this authorized, all-access book will be an indispensable work for all movie fans and devotees of popular culture.

about the author:

Rob Bredow is the SVP, executive creative director, and head of Industrial Light & Magic, the company’s overall creative strategy and global operations.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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APRIL 30, 2019

THE MILITARY SCIENCE OF STAR WARS

paperback reprint of the May 1, 2018 hardcover (non-licensed) (USA)

publisher info:

written by George Beahm

paperback (368 pages)

Tor Books

ISBN 978-12502-0851-4

$ 8.99

solicitation copy:

George Beahm, a former U.S. Army major, draws on his experience to discuss the military science of the sprawling Star Wars universe: its personnel, weapons, technology, tactics and strategy, including an analysis of its key battles to explain how the outmanned and outgunned rebels ultimately prevailed against overwhelming forces.

Contrasting the military doctrine of the real world with the fictional world of Star Wars, the author constructively criticizes the military strengths and weaknesses of Darth Vader’s Galactic Empire and Kylo Ren’s First Order…

From Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) to Rogue One (2016), this timely book demystifies the operational arts in an accessible and entertaining way for military personnel and civilians.

Replete with a glossary of military terms, this book is supplemented with an annotated bibliography.

links:

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon 

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MAY 21, 2019

STAR WARS INSIDER: THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY

The Best of Star Wars Insider Vol. 9

softcover collection (USA)

publisher info:

softcover (176 pages)

Titan Books

ISBN 978-1-78585-194-0

$ 24.99

solicitation copy:

A must-have collection of articles, interviews, and insight from the official Star Wars magazine! Featuring in-depth articles and classic interviews with members of the cast and crew of the original Star Wars trilogy including Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, this volume offers an insightful look behind the scenes of the most iconic movie franchise of all-time!

initial solicitation copy:

The making of the Star Wars original trilogy, as told by the cast and crew.

The iconic characters from the original Star Wars trilogy are the main event in this new collection that explores the heroes and villains that we all know and love. Rediscover fan favourites from Luke Skywalker and Han Solo to Boba Fett and Darth Vader with exclusive behind-the-scenes images and interviews.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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Mid 2019

STAR WARS INTERVIEWS Vol. 3

Prequel Trilogy and Expanded Universe

softcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Dennis Pellegrom
softcover
Pulp Hero Press (imprint of Theme Park Press)
$17.95

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JULY 16, 2019

THE BEST OF STAR WARS INSIDER Vol. 10

softcover collection (USA)

publisher info:

softcover (176 pages)

Titan Books

ISBN 978-1-78586-642-5

$ 24.99

solicitation copy:

A new Star Wars Insider collection, featuring content previously printed in the Star Wars Insider magazine.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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OCTOBER 15, 2019

THE BEST OF STAR WARS INSIDER Vol. 11

softcover collection (USA)

publisher info:

softcover (176 pages)

Titan Books

ISBN 978-1-78585-196-4

$ 24.99

solicitation copy:

A new Star Wars Insider collection, featuring content previously printed in the Star Wars Insider magazine.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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Late 2019

STAR WARS INTERVIEWS Vol. 4

The Force Awakens, Rogue One, and Expanded Universe

softcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Dennis Pellegrom
softcover
Pulp Hero Press (imprint of Theme Park Press)
$17.95

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Also in 2019?

THE STAR WARS HISTORICAL SOURCEBOOK Vol. 2: January – June 1977

book (USA)

publisher info:

written by W.R. Miller

Pulp Hero Press (imprint of Theme Park Press)

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