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!

This page wouldn’t be as complete as it is without the help of my good friends over at Jedi-Bibliothek! Click the link to travel through hyperspace to their site!

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Enjoy! Happy reading and collecting!!!!

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shortlist nonfiction

April 4, 2018 (at comicshops, regular release on April 17, 2018)

STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE – THE 40th ANNIVERSARY

hardcover (USA)

May 1, 2018

COLOR YOUR OWN STAR WARS: HAN SOLO

softcover (USA)

THE GEEK’S COOKBOOK

Easy Recipes Inspired by Pokémon, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and More! 

hardcover (USA)

THE MILITARY SCIENCE OF STAR WARS

hardcover (non-licensed) (USA)

May 8, 2018

I FIND YOUR LACK OF FAITH DISTURBING

Star Wars and the Triumph of Geek Culture

hardcover (non-licensed) (USA)

May 15, 2018

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – THE OFFICIAL MOVIE COMPANION

hardcover (USA)

May 25, 2018

THE ART OF SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

hardcover (USA)

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY – THE OFFICIAL GUIDE

hardcover (USA)

May 29, 2018

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY – THE OFFICIAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION

hardcover (USA)

June 12, 2018

STAR WARS ORIGAMI

Instructions for 10 Models

softcover (USA)

July 3, 2018

STAR WARS: THE REBEL FILES

hardcover reprint (USA)

September 4, 2018

STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE VISUAL DICTIONARY

Updated Edition

hardcover (USA)

also in September 2018

WATCHING SKIES

Star Wars, Spielberg and Us

softcover (non-licensed) (UK)

October 1, 2018

YT-1300 CORELLIAN FREIGHTER: OWNERS’ WORKSHOP MANUAL

Including Millennium Falcon (All Variants)

hardcover (USA)

October 16, 2018

STAR WARS: SCUM AND VILLAINY

Case Files on the Galaxy’s Most Notorious Criminals

hardcover (USA)

November 6, 2018

STAR WARS: MILLENNIUM FALCON – A 3D OWNER’S GUIDE

Updated Edition

hardcover (USA)

STAR WARS: WOMEN OF THE GALAXY

hardcover (USA)

STAR WARS: WOMEN OF THE GALAXY – NOTEBOOK SET

hardcover (USA)

November 9, 2018

BECKETT STAR WARS COLLECTIBLES PRICE GUIDE 2018

softcover (non-licensed) (USA)

November 13, 2018

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – THE COMPLETE COLLECTION

hardcover (USA)

November 20, 2018

THE OVERSTREET PRICE GUIDE TO STAR WARS COLLECTIBLES

softcover (non-licensed) (USA)

also in 2018?

THE CHROMALIN STRIKES BACK

softcover (non-licensed) (Sweden)

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APRIL 4, 2018 (at comicshops, regular release on April 17, 2018)

STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE – THE 40th ANNIVERSARY

collects the Star Wars 40th Anniversary variant covers from 2017

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Jess Harrold

cover by Paul Renaud

hardcover (168 pages)

Marvel Worldwide

ISBN 978-1-302-91128-7

$ 34.99

solicitation copy:

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope! This deluxe edition collects all of Marvel’s 40th anniversary art retelling the story of A New Hope – as illustrated by some of the industry’s most gifted artists, including Stuart Immonen, Adi Granov, Kevin Wada, Terry Dodson, Stephanie Hans and more! Extras include sketches and pencils, commentary, essays, and more.

preview:

  

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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MAY 1, 2018

COLOR YOUR OWN STAR WARS: HAN SOLO

softcover

publisher info:

Marvel Worldwide

softcover (120 pages)

ISBN 9781-302-91209-3

$ 9.99

solicitation copy:

You love Han Solo…and he knows! But don’t let that stop you from showing your aff ection by spreading color across his world! The galaxy’s greatest smuggler, his beloved piece-of-junk ship that’s got it where it counts, and just maybe his best Wookiee pal (Laugh it up, fuzzball!) are all here in glorious black-and-white artwork by Marvel’s finest, just waiting for you to bring their pages to life. But what are you gonna use? Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good crayon, pen or pencil at your side, kid! So grab your favorite color, and punch it! But don’t get cocky. Han isn’t known for staying within the lines, and you might have some trouble, too. What are the chances that you’ll get through Han’s whole book without making a mistake? Never tell him the odds!

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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THE GEEK’S COOKBOOK

Easy Recipes Inspired by Pokémon, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and More!

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Liguori Lecomte

Skyhorse Publishing

hardcover (96 pages)

ISBN 978-1-5107-2923-0

$ 14.99

solicitation copy:

Binge-watching your favorite season of Dexter, Breaking Bad, or The Walking Dead? Planning a Pokémon Go gaming party or a Harry Potter viewing party? Need sustenance to fuel your attempt to achieve the impossible and watch all six Star Wars movies in a row? Enter The Geek Cookbook, your guide to cooking all sorts of treats and goodies to nourish your inner (or outer) geek.

Send your taste buds to another world with over thirty recipes from your favorite series, TV shows, and video games. Experience the supreme taste of the Matrix Burger or the Sauron Tarts, succumb to the Dagobah Marsh in Herb Crust or the Karadoc Crunch. Top it all off with some Minecraft Cookies or Meringue Pokéball, and you’ve got yourself a meal fit for Geek royalty.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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THE MILITARY SCIENCE OF STAR WARS

hardcover (non-licensed) (US)

publisher info:

written by George Beahm

Tor Books (Pan Macmillan Publishers)

hardcover (320 pages)

ISBN 978-1-2501-2474-6

$ 27.99

solicitation copy:

An in-depth, unofficial look at the military science of the Star Wars Universe. Includes a critical look at tactics, technology, and politics spanning each of the films within the series.

from the publisher:

The officially published books covering the Star Wars universe are necessarily general in nature. Written by pop culture writers, these books understandably lack the technical expertise that specialists in their respective fields can bring to bear in any discussion. Thus, there is a growing body of unofficial books written by specialists—philosophers, English professors, scientists, and, with this book, a military officer—that add unique insights about the Star Wars universe.

As a Star Wars fan who owns dozens of books published about the Star Wars universe and who happens to be a former major in the US Army Field Artillery, I see the military aspects of Star Wars in a way that a civilian unschooled in the operational arts cannot. I see how to plan, fight, and,afterward, critique battles with a critical eye and to apply those strategic and tactical lessons learned to future combat operations.
In other words, the civilians who have written official books have compiled useful encyclopedic texts and plot summaries, but for lack of specialized knowledge, they have generally been short on analysis.

For those reasons, I am not repeating what the official writers have covered. (Military personnel prefer not to retake the same ground twice.) I assume you are sufficiently familiar with the Star Wars movies that I need not cover well-trodden ground. Instead, my transformational use of subject matter from the Star Wars universe covers what the generalists hired to write the official books do not offer: analysis, speculation, and recommendations as they pertain to the operational arts. In other words, my impartial perspective, seasoned views unencumbered by outside influences, candid and often critical analyses.

The official writers chronicling the Star Wars universe have an important role to play—and so do unofficial writers, who bring fresh, new perspectives to the ongoing exploration of the Star Wars universe. Together,all of our books give a rounded and more comprehensive understanding of afictional world created by filmmaker George Lucas, which has amused,enlightened, and most of all, entertained us since 1977.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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MAY 8, 2018

I FIND YOUR LACK OF FAITH DISTURBING

Star Wars and the Triumph of Geek Culture

hardcover (non-licensed) (USA)

publisher info:

written by A.D. Jameson

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (MacMillan Publishers)

hardcover (304 pages)

ISBN 978-0-3745-3736-4

$ 26.00

solicitation copy:

A. D. Jameson celebrates the triumph of geekdom in I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing, an insightful and irreverent journey through the science fiction, fantasy, and superhero pop-culture cinematic icons whose legions of fans have put them at the top of the box office over and over.

Star Wars, Marvel superheroes, The Lord of the Rings―properties that were once supposedly the domain of socially maladroit youth have become mainstream entertainment, enjoyed by enormous audiences and by more than a few film critics too. But there are those commentators who have decried the way in which serious adult cinema has seemingly vanished, with Hollywood dominated by mindless kiddie fare such as tent-pole-event movies, franchises, and endless remakes and reboots.

As a lifelong geek, A. D. Jameson blasts through the clichés that have always surrounded pop-culture phenomena: that fans are mindless followers who will embrace all things Spider-Man, regardless of quality; or that the popularity and financial success of nerd cinema represents the death of ambitious film-making. Instead, he makes a case for why genre films are worthy of serious critical attention―and shares his thoughts on where their true flaws lie.

Shining a new light on beloved classics, and exploding misconceptions as to their historical and intellectual value, I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing explores how the geek inherited the earth.

links:

USA: amazon amazon kindle

UK: amazon 

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MAY 15, 2018

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – THE OFFICIAL MOVIE COMPANION

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

cover by Brian Rood

hardcover (96 pages)

Titan Books

ISBN 978-1-78586-300-4

$ 19.99

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.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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MAY 25, 2018 

THE ART OF SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Phil Szostak

foreword by Neil Lamont & James Clyne

cover by James Clyne

hardcover (256 pages)

Abram Books

ISBN 978-1-4197-2745-0

$ 40.00

solicitation copy:

The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story reveals, for the first time, the design evolution of each new fantastical set, otherworldly machine, and unforgettable character in the film. Packed with hundreds of spectacular images, including production paintings, concept art and sketches, storyboards, and matte paintings, The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story is the definitive guide to the art of the film—and a must-have keepsake for fans.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY – THE OFFICIAL GUIDE

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Pablo Hidalgo

art by Richard Chasemore

hardcover (128 pages)

DK Publishing

ISBN 978-1-4654-6690-7

$ 21.99

solicitation copy:

This essential visual guide to Solo: A Star Wars Story explores the world of young Han Solo in unparalleled detail. An authoritative companion to the latest Star Wars movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guidefeatures the fascinating planets, vehicles, and aliens that Han Solo encounters on his early adventures. Explore key characters, locations and props in captivating detail with extensive production photography and see the iconic Millennium Falcon as its never been seen before, in an exclusive cross-section artwork by Richard Chasemore.

links:

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon 

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MAY 29, 2018 

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY – THE OFFICIAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

hardcover (96 pages)

Titan Books

ISBN 978-1-78586-301-1

$ 19.99

softcover (96 pages)

Titan Magazines

$ 10.99

solicitation copy:

A guide to the all-new standalone Star Wars movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story.

An all-new Star Wars story arrives in cinemas returns as the hotly anticipated stale of Han Solo’s early years. Meet the characters including familiar acquaintances such as Lando Calrissian and the mighty Chewbacca!

from starwars.com:

The collector’s guide to Solo: A Star Wars Story, featuring profiles on the characters, ships, and worlds from the new film!

links:

USA: amazon hardcover

UK: amazon hardcover

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JUNE 12, 2018 

STAR WARS ORIGAMI

Instructions for 10 Models

softcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Karol Kafarski

becker&mayer!

hardcover (232 pages)

ISBN 978-0-7603-6197-9

$ 24.99

solicitation copy:

Create precision origami models of characters and ships from Star Wars: The Force Awakens with some instruction from Star Wars Origami. Comes with paper to get you started!

Like a Jedi’s training, the Japanese craft origami demands dexterity and patience. Star Wars Origami takes the traditional technique and applies it to contemporary and fun projects that you can show off in your home or on your desk. Follow folding instructions on pre-printed paper to create a whole host of paper models from the major blockbuster, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Star Wars fans will love creating 10 origami renditions of characters and ships from The Force Awakens. The step-by-step instructions makein Star Wars Origami make it easy for even beginners to this papercraft to jump in. Plus, this pack comes with 100 special, pre-printed sheets of origami paper, so your projects will have the right look, in addition to the right folds. Difficulty levels range from beginner to expert.

from the publisher:

Combine precision and fun with Star Wars Origami and its elaborate folds that allow you to make 10 starship models combining 60 different origamis.

Create precision origami models of characters and ships from Star Wars: The Force Awakens with some instruction from Star Wars Origami. Comes with paper to get you started!

Like a Jedi’s training, the Japanese craft origami demands dexterity and patience. Star Wars Origami takes the traditional technique and applies it to contemporary and fun projects that you can show off in your home or on your desk. Follow folding instructions on pre-printed paper to create a whole host of paper models from the major blockbuster, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Star Wars fans will love creating 10 origami renditions of characters and ships from The Force Awakens. The step-by-step instructions makein Star Wars Origami make it easy for even beginners to this papercraft to jump in. Plus, this pack comes with 100 special, pre-printed sheets of origami paper, so your projects will have the right look, in addition to the right folds. Difficulty levels range from beginner to expert.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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JULY 3, 2018

STAR WARS: THE REBEL FILES

hardcover reprint of the November 19, 2017 Deluxe Edition

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Daniel Wallace

hardcover

becker&mayer!

ISBN 978-1-4521-7014-5

$ 21.95

solicitation copy:

This top-secret cache reproduces highly sensitive intelligence that traces the Rebel Alliance from its formation through its tireless fight against the Empire. From its earliest beginnings in covert opposition to Imperial operations, the Alliance could not trust its most sensitive information to risk of digital interception. Instead, it was kept in a secure case, traveling with key senior Rebel personnel. Lost in the chaos surrounding the Battle of Endor, it was rediscovered many years later by the newly formed Resistance.

Richly illustrated and full of strategic detail and history, the files also feature additional annotation by Resistance members such as General Leia Organa, Mon Mothma, Poe Dameron, and Admiral Ackbar, making this a crucial read for fans seeking a deeper understanding of the saga.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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SEPTEMBER 4, 2018

STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE VISUAL DICTIONARY

Updated Edition

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Pablo Hidalgo & David West Reynolds

hardcover (352 pages)

DK Publishing

ISBN 978-1-4654-7547-3

$ 40.00

solicitation copy:

This comprehensive visual dictionary is the perfect Star Wars(TM) book for getting to know the galaxy far, far away.

Packed with more than 1,500 stunning images, it showcases major and minor characters (such as Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker), creatures, vehicles, weapons, props, and items of tech in unparalleled detail. Beautiful photography and engaging text written by Star Wars experts examines the finer points of Padmé Amidala’s costumes, displays Boba Fett’s array of weaponry, studies Darth Vader’s armor, and reveals the lesser-known background stories to many of the characters. Find out who Poe Dameron’s idol is, discover the tech behind BB-8’s rolling motion, and much, much more! Fully updated to include the latest installments of the Skywalker saga—Star Wars The Force Awakens and Star Wars The Last Jedi—this invaluable reference guide incorporates all the latest stories and characters. The definitive companion to the Star Wars movies, Star Wars The Complete Visual Dictionary is a must-buy for the beginner and the die-hard Star Wars fan alike.

link:

USA: amazon

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also in SEPTEMBER 2018

WATCHING SKIES

Star Wars, Spielberg and Us

softcover (non-licensed) (UK)

publisher info:

written by Mark O’Connell

softcover (288 pages)

The History Press

ISBN 978-0-7509-7019-8

$ 26.95

solicitation copy:

Watching Skies is a timely, personal and sharply observed reappraisal of the wave of late 70s/early 80s Hollywood movies that redefined the movie-going experience for Mark O’Connell and his generation of young cinephiles. From the untold magic (and fear) of an uncle’s VHS recording of Close Encounters of The Third Kind to childhood crushes on Christopher Reeve, bedroom remakes of Return of The Jedi, meeting Darth Vader in a department store, the profound trauma of losing every Star Wars figure on the island of Crete, and the terror of watching Poltergeist way too young, Watching Skies is about how Hollywood helped a kid from the frozen planet of Britain come to terms with a broken home and a lack of siblings, and how that 1980s Californian galaxy of BMX bikes, M&Ms, Atari arcade games and a backyard full of Star Wars toys was ultimately just too far, far away…

links:

USA: amazon / amazon Kindle

UK: amazon 

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OCTOBER 1, 2018

YT-1300 CORELLIAN FREIGHTER: OWNERS’ WORKSHOP MANUAL

Including Millennium Falcon (All Variants)

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Ryder Windham

illustrated by Chris Reiff & Chris Trevas

hardcover (128 pages)

Haynes

ISBN 978-1-78521-222-2

£ 16.99

solicitation copy:

This manual is a comprehensive technical description and maintenance guide, covering the Star Wars YT-1300 Freighter, of which the Millennium Falcon is a derivative.

Covering the ships appearing in the original ‘classic’ trilogy of films, plus The Force AwakensThe Last Jedi, and Solo movies, this comprehensive reference book offers a unique insight into the history, construction, systems, maintenance and modifications of each craft in the YT-1300 range.

Fully illustrated throughout with new, specially commissioned cutaways and artwork, plus drawings and photographs from the Lucasfilm archive.

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OCTOBER 16, 2018

STAR WARS: SCUM AND VILLAINY

Case Files on the Galaxy’s Most Notorious Criminals

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Pablo Hidalgo

hardcover (112 pages)

Epic Inc / becker&mayer!

ISBN 978-0-7603-6205-1

$ 40.00

solicitation copy:

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Most Wanted is an in-world book that traces the exploits of Star Wars criminals through illustrated memorabilia paired with narration by three generations of galactic law enforcers.

Whether beneath the peaceful era of the Republic or amid the fear of the Empire, criminals of the Star Wars universe have thrived. The exploits of the most notorious smugglers, pirates, gamblers, syndicates, and gangsters have shaped the history of the galaxy.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Most Wanted is a highly illustrated in-world book that presents the collection that once existed on Hosnian Prime. Narrated by three generations of galactic law enforcers, this collection profiles the most notorious and influential members of the underworld through stories, firsthand accounts, and collected memorabilia.

This never-before-seen assortment of warrants, wanted posters, mug shots, menus from business fronts, reenactments, artifacts, and much more bring the galaxy’s most wanted to life.

links:

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon 

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NOVEMBER 6, 2018

STAR WARS: MILLENNIUM FALCON – A 3D OWNER’S GUIDE

Updated Edition

hardcover (USA, updated from the original September 7, 2010 release)

publisher info:

written by Ryder Windham (updated by Cole Horton)

hardcover (22 pages)

becker&mayer!

ISBN 978-0-7603-6293-8

$ 24.99

solicitation copy:

The Star Wars: Millennium Falcon: 3D Owner’s Guide explores the notorious Millennium Falcon layer by layer, modification by modification, and spec by spec in awesome detail.

Take the fastest ship in the galaxy for a spin in this fully updated and revised edition of the Millennium Falcon: A 3D Owner’s Guide!

This 3D Owner’s Guide provides a pilot’s insight into every facet of the infamous Millennium Falcon. From its compliment of armaments and defenses, to the life support and propulsion. Each page details the technology and provides notes and commentary from the many crew members who have piloted the Falcon.

Each page of this owners manual is die-cut so they fit together to create a three-dimensional model of the fastest ship in the galaxy embedded within the book. And now, it has been updated to include material from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, making this is the ultimate interactive guide to the ultimate Star Wars ship!

The updates and characters added to this title will tie into the new Star Wars land Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland.

links:

USA: amazon / becker&mayer

UK: amazon 

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STAR WARS: WOMEN OF THE GALAXY

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

by Bonnie Burton

hardcover (200 pages)

Chronicle Books

ISBN 978-1-4521-6631-5

$ 29.99

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STAR WARS: WOMEN OF THE GALAXY – NOTEBOOK SET

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

hardcover (64 pages)

Chronicle Books

ISBN 978-1-4521-7373-3

$ 12.95

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NOVEMBER 9, 2018

BECKETT STAR WARS COLLECTIBLES PRICE GUIDE 2018

softcover (non-licensed) (USA)

publisher info:

softcover

Beckett Media

ISBN 978-1-9366-8121-1

$ 29.95

links:

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon 

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NOVEMBER 13, 2018

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – THE COMPLETE COLLECTION

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

cover by Brian Rood

hardcover (192 pages)

Titan Books

ISBN 978-1-7858-6929-7

$ 29.99

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.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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NOVEMBER 20, 2018

THE OVERSTREET PRICE GUIDE TO STAR WARS COLLECTIBLES

softcover (non-licensed) (USA)

publisher info:

Written by Amanda Sheriff & Robert M. Overstreet
softcover (418 pages)

Gemstone Publishing

ISBN 978-1-6036-0228-0

$ 30.00

solicitation copy:

Since the first film debuted in 1977, Star Wars has dominated the collecting landscape like no other franchise. With record prices set in world of action figures, and the spirited pursuit of movie posters, comic books, video games, novels and other niches showing no end in sight, the team behind The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide has turned its attention to The Overstreet Price Guide To Star Wars Collectibles.

In addition to detailed pricing, this volume will be packed with insights and collecting tips from experienced enthusiasts, dealers and more!

links:

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon 

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Also in 2018?

THE CHROMALIN STRIKES BACK

softcover (Sweden)

the Chromalin Strikes Back

publisher info:

written by Mattias Rendahl

softcover

Dear Publications

from the announcement:

The Chromalin Strikes Back is also in the works and we aim for a Christmas release…

link:

dear publications

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