Non-Fiction (Adult)

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

March 28, 2017

STAR WARS NOTEBOOK COLLECTION

set of 3 softcover

March 29, 2017

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY – THE OFFICIAL MISSION DEBRIEF

softcover

April 4, 2017

STAR WARS INSIDER: LORDS OF THE SITH – GUIDE TO THE DARK SIDE

The Best of Star Wars Insider

softcover

STAR WARS: THE VISUAL ENCYCLOPEDIA

hardcover

April 11, 2017

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY – THE OFFICIAL MISSION DEBRIEF

hardcover

April 18, 2017

STAR WARS WIDEVISION: THE ORIGINAL TOPPS TRADING CARD SERIES Vol. One

hardcover

June 13, 2017

STAR WARS: COLOR BY NUMBER

softcover

STAR WARS: HEROES OF THE LIGHT SIDE

From the Pages of Star Wars Insider

softcover

also in June 2017

LEARN TO DRAW STAR WARS: EPISODES I – VI

softcover

July 11, 2017

STAR WARS: DOT-TO-DOT

softcover

July 18, 2017

STAR WARS: ON THE FRONT LINES

Notes on Tactics, Armor, and Valor from Galactic Conflicts

hardcover

July 25, 2017

STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE – THE OFFICIAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION

Special 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition  – The Ultimate Guide to the 1977 Classic

hardcover

also in July 2017

LEARN TO DRAW STAR WARS

softcover

August 29, 2017

THE BEST OF STAR WARS INSIDER Vol. 7

softcover

also in August 2017

LEARN TO DRAW STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

softcover

September 2017

LEARN TO DRAW STAR WARS DRAWING BOOK AND KIT

softcover

STAR WARS: THE BLUEPRINTS

softcover reprint

October 3, 2017

COLOR YOUR OWN STAR WARS: DARTH VADER

softcover

MAKING ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

A Behind-the-Scenes Oral History

hardcover

October 17, 2017

STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: WHO’S WHO

hardcover

October 24, 2017

STAR WARS: STORMTROOPERS – THE COMPLETE GUIDE

hardcover

November 7, 2017

THE PHYSICS OF STAR WARS

softcover

November 10, 2017

BECKETT STAR WARS COLLECTIBLES PRICE GUIDE 2017

softcover

also in November 2017

STAR WARS REBELS

deluxe hardcover

also in 2017?

THE CHROMALIN STRIKES BACK

softcover (unauthorized)

THE HISTORY OF STAR WARS COLLECTING IN NEW ZEALAND

softcover (unauthorized)

A MORE CIVILIZED AGE: EXPLORING THE STAR WARS EXPANDED UNIVERSE

softcover (unauthorized)

STAR WARS COSTUMES: THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY

softcover 

March 13, 2018

STAR WARS: LIGHTSABERS

A Guide to Weapons of the Force

hardcover [updated]

November 6, 2018

THE MILITARY SCIENCE OF STAR WARS

hardcover

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MARCH 28, 2017

STAR WARS NOTEBOOK COLLECTION

set of 3 softcover notebooks

publisher info:

Chronicle Books

set of 3 softcover notebooks (192 pages)

ISBN 978-1-4521-6274-4

$ 12.95

solicitation copy:

Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, this distinctive notebook collection showcases gorgeous vintage posters and promotional artwork from the movie that started it all. Each notebook features lightly ruled interiors with quotations from the film, plus additional artwork on the inside and back covers.

3 paperback notebooks with center-sewn bindings, 6 x 8 in, 64 pp each, 1-color lined interiors, 4-color front and back covers, polybagged

link:

amazon

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MARCH 29, 2017

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY – THE OFFICIAL MISSION DEBRIEF

softcover

publisher info:

softcover (96 pages)

Titan Magazines

$ 10.99

initial solicitation copy:

You’ve finally experienced Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Now, go behind-the-scenes for an in-depth look at the making of this blockbuster prequel to Episode IV: A New Hope with tons of color photos and exclusive interviews with the cast, crew and creators behind one of 2016’s most eagerly anticipated movie events!

This essential guide to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story brings the brand new Star Wars movie to life, with detailed information and extensive images depicting the characters and worlds explored in Rogue One, as well as presenting unseen concept art and unique behind-the-scenes imagery.

As Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is released on DVD worldwide, The Official Mission Debrief presents an all-encompassing guide to the hugely successful movie, with unprecedented access to the making of the film, its stars, its crew and its stunning landscapes. Relive the latest movie in the world’s biggest franchise over and over again. A must for any fan of Star Wars.

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APRIL 4, 2017

STAR WARS INSIDER: LORDS OF THE SITH – GUIDE TO THE DARK SIDE

The Best of Star Wars Insider

US/UK softcover

publisher info:

softcover (176 pages)

Titan Magazines

ISBN 978-1-78585-191-9

$ 19.99 / £ 14.99

initial solicitation copy:

The making of the Star Wars saga, as told by the cast and crew. The very best features and interviews from Star Wars Insider—the official magazine of the Star Wars saga!

Adam Driver discusses the making of The Force Awakens and his performance as Kylo Ren. Joel Aron, the lighting and effects supervisor on Star Wars: The Clone Wars Star Wars Rebels shares some tricks of the trade and Harrison Ford talks about playing Han Solo for the last time.

preview:

  

link:

amazon

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STAR WARS: THE VISUAL ENCYCLOPEDIA

US hardcover

publisher info:

hardcover (200 pages)

DK publishing

ISBN 978-1-4654-5962-6

$ 30.00

solicitation copy:

The saga in more than 3000 characters, vehicles, droids and objects.

With a galaxy of information on every page, Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia is the perfect illustrated guide to everything Star Wars.

This beautiful visual tour of the Star Wars universe includes gallery upon gallery of stunning images and fascinating facts. The object-themed spreads focus down onto hundreds of topics, from Star Wars fashion and food, to vehicles and creatures. Explore a range of droids, from medical to spy droid, or discover the different snacks you can eat in the Star Wars universe.

A virtual museum in a book, DK’s Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia is the perfect pictorial companion to that galaxy far, far away….

preview:

  

link:

amazon

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APRIL 11, 2017

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY – THE OFFICIAL MISSION DEBRIEF

US hardcover

publisher info:

hardcover (96 pages)

Titan Books

ISBN 978-1-78586-158-1

$ 19.99

solicitation copy:

You’ve finally experienced Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Now, go behind-the-scenes for an in-depth look at the making of this blockbuster prequel to Episode IV: A New Hope with tons of color photos and exclusive interviews with the cast, crew and creators behind one of 2016’s most eagerly anticipated movie events!

This essential guide to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story brings the brand new Star Wars movie to life, with detailed information and extensive images depicting the characters and worlds explored in Rogue One, as well as presenting unseen concept art and unique behind-the-scenes imagery.

As Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is released on DVD worldwide, The Official Mission Debrief presents an all-encompassing guide to the hugely successful movie, with unprecedented access to the making of the film, its stars, its crew and its stunning landscapes. Relive the latest movie in the world’s biggest franchise over and over again. A must for any fan of Star Wars.

preview:

  

link:

amazon hardcover

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APRIL 18, 2017

STAR WARS WIDEVISION: THE ORIGINAL TOPPS TRADING CARD SERIES Volume One

hardcover

9781419724497

publisher info:

hardcover (432 pages)

Abrams Books

ISBN 978-1-4197-2449-7

$ 24.99

solicitation copy:

The bestselling Star Wars Widevision trading card series from Topps is collected for the first time in one deluxe volume—just in time for the 40th anniversary of the first Star Wars movie

Following the successful release of multi-series trading cards based on the original Star Wars film series (1977–83), Topps released the first volume of its Widevision series in 1995. These special cards were just as tall as the standard Topps trading cards but twice as long—a format that better reflected the widescreen dimensions of the films. Now, for the first time, every card, as well as rare promotional cards and limited edition chase cards, are reprinted in one deluxe collection. This new volume includes the fronts and backs of each card, showcasing original storyboards, fun facts, filmmaker quotes, behind-the-scenes photos, and exclusive commentary by George Lucas. Also included are four bonus cards, rare promotional images, an introduction by Gary Gerani, the original editor of the Star Wars Topps series, and an afterword by Star Wars collector Stephen J. Sansweet.

preview:

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link:

amazon

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JUNE 13, 2017

STAR WARS: COLOR BY NUMBER

Includes over 100 Images!

US softcover version of UK’s July 28, 2016 softcover by Egmont

9781368005685

publisher info:

softcover (128 pages)
Disney-Lucasfilm Press
ISBN 978-1-368-00568-5
$ 14.95

solicitation copy:

Reveal beautifully detailed images of your favorite Star Wars characters simply by coloring in numbers!

Geared towards young adults and adults, this relaxing color by number activity book will take you to a galaxy far, far away.

preview:

link:

amazon

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STAR WARS: HEROES OF THE LIGHT SIDE

From the Pages of Star Wars Insider

US/UK softcover

publisher info:

softcover (176 pages)

Titan Magazines

ISBN 978-1-78585-192-6

$ 19.99 / £ 14.99

solicitation copy:

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

Featuring in-depth interviews from the Star Wars Insider archive with the cast and crew including Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi), Liam Neeson (Qui-Gon Jinn) along with key features and articles on the light side of Star Wars!

Each volume brings together a collection of the best of the official Star Wars Insider magazine content, celebrating the complete Star Wars experience, from movies to books, videogames to comic books, and more! Featuring rare cast and crew interviews, and exclusive behind the scenes pictures, this is an essential read for Star Wars fans of all ages.

link:

amazon

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also in JUNE 2017

LEARN TO DRAW STAR WARS: EPISODES I – VI

Learn to draw classic characters, including Chewbacca, Luke, and Darth Vader, in graphite pencil

US softcover

publisher info:

softcover (128 pages)

Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN 978-1-6332-2258-8

$ 19.95

solicitation copy:

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars came to theaters. Ever since, this beloved franchise has been delighting audiences with great characters, epic adventures, and unforgettable moments. Whether it’s Luke storming the Death Star in his X-wing starfighter or Jabba the Hutt weighing fates, there are endless cherished memories from the series.

Learn to Draw Star Wars: Episodes I-VI brings this franchise’s rich history somewhere we’ve scarcely seen it: the realm of fine art. With graphite drawings by Lucasfilm collaborator Russell Walks, this 128-page guide shows artists of all skill levels how to render classic characters as detailed pencil drawings.

Step-by-step projects elegantly recreate household names, including Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Darth Vader. With notes drawing on the history of each subject, Learn to Draw Star Wars: Episodes I-VI helps readers deepen their Star Wars experience while strengthening their drawing skill.

link:

amazon

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JULY 11, 2017

STAR WARS: DOT-TO-DOT

Connect the Dots to Reveal 100 illustrations!

US softcover version of UK’s May 5, 2016 softcover by Egmont

publisher info:

softcover (128 pages)
Disney-Lucasfilm Press
ISBN 978-1-368-00567-8
$ 14.99

solicitation copy:

Connect-the-dots to reveal images of your favorite Star Wars characters!

Geared towards young adults and adults, you can test your connect-the-dots skills with this Star Wars activity book!

preview:

link:

amazon

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JULY 18, 2017

STAR WARS: ON THE FRONT LINES

Notes on tactics, Armor, and Valor from Galactic Conflicts

US hardcover

publisher info:

written by Daniel Wallace

cover by Brian Rood

hardcover (128 pages)

Titan Books / becker&mayer!

ISBN 978-1-7856-5214-1

$ 50.00

solicitation copy:

Official Star Wars in-universe book featuring notes on tactics, armor, and valor from galactic conflicts in the Star Wars universe,

From the Clone Wars and the Rebellion to the clashes with the First Order, the galaxy is defined by war. Star Wars: On the Front Lines chronicles the tactics, weapons, and armor used in pivotal battles along with acts of valor achieved during the campaign. By focusing on elements of the battles that occurred „off screen,“ this collection brings the struggles faced by ground soldiers and starfighter pilots to life like never before, placing the reader on the battlelines.

With full-spread, classic illustrations that capture the sweeping scale of these historical battles, On the Front Lines brings a fresh look at the forces who fought on the front lines.

link:

amazon

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JULY 25, 2017

STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE – THE OFFICIAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION

Special 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition – The Ultimate Guide to the 1977 Classic

US hardcover

publisher info:

hardcover (96 pages)

Titan Books

ISBN 978-1-7858-6306-6

$ 19.99

solicitation copy:

A behind-the-scenes souvenir special devoted to the first Star Wars movie. Featuring in-depth character profiles on Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, Ben Kenobi, Darth Vader, and many more iconic characters from A New Hope! This also includes brand new articles on the aliens, starships, and worlds seen in the original Star Wars film that first appeared 40 years ago!

link:

amazon

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also in JULY 2017

LEARN TO DRAW STAR WARS

How to Draw Your Favorite Characters, Including Chewbacca, Yoda, and Darth Vader!

US softcover

publisher info:

softcover (64 pages)

Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN 978-1-63322-251-9

$ 14.95

solicitation copy:

With the Learn to Draw Star Wars, young artists can learn to draw their favorite characters from the series, including Chewbacca, Yoda, Darth Vader, and more. This 64-page, spiral-bound manual includes tracing paper, step-by-step grid-drawing exercises, and step-by-step illustrations, showing how each step builds upon the next to create a finished piece of artwork. With practice pages to encourage beginning artists to get started directly within the pages of the book, Learn to Draw Star Wars will provide countless hours of artistic fun for Star Wars fans of all ages.

link:

amazon

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AUGUST 29, 2017 

THE BEST OF STAR WARS INSIDER Vol. 7

From the Pages of the Official Magazine

US/UK softcover

star-wars-insider-logo

publisher info:

softcover (176 pages)

Titan Magazines

ISBN 978-1-78585-193-3

$ 19.99 / £ 14.99

solicitation copy:

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

Each volume brings together a collection of the best of the official Star Wars Insider magazine content, celebrating the complete Star Wars experience, from movies to books, videogames to comic books, and more! Featuring rare cast and crew interviews, and exclusive behind the scenes pictures, this is an essential read for Star Wars fans of all ages.

link:

amazon

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also in AUGUST 2017

LEARN TO DRAW STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

Learn to draw favorite characters, including Rey, Poe, and Kylo Ren, in graphite pencil

US softcover

publisher info:

softcover (128 pages)

Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN 978-1-6332-2263-2

$ 19.95

solicitation copy:

Learn to Draw Star Wars: The Force Awakens brings modern Star Wars iconography to life in gorgeous graphite pencil, transforming characters including Poe Dameron, BB-8, and Kylo Ren (along with Leia, Han Solo, and R2-D2) into timeless, richly realized portraits. This 128-page guide shows artists of all skill levels how to render characters from the film with realistic detail, authenticity, and grace.

From characters and ships to First Order stormtroopers, this book offers step-by-step guidance from artist Russell Walks, established Lucasfilm collaborator and professional artist, on how to render Star Wars: The Force Awakens in graphite pencil. Included are insightful notes on characters, each stage of their drawings, and how their aesthetic benefits from their design.

link:

amazon

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SEPTEMBER 2017

LEARN TO DRAW STAR WARS DRAWING BOOK AND KIT

Learn to draw favorite characters, including Rey, Poe, and Kylo Ren, in graphite pencil

book and kit

publisher info:

softcover (32 pages) and kit

Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN 978-1-63322-257-1

$ 19.95

solicitation copy:

With the Learn to Draw Star Wars Drawing Book & Kit, young artists can learn to draw their favorite characters from the series, including Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Darth Vader, and more. Lessons in the included 64-page drawing instruction book include tracing practice, step-by-step grid-drawing exercises, and step-by-step basic-shape-method sections, with each step building upon the next to create a finished piece of artwork. With easy projects and all the drawing tools you need to get started, the Learn to Draw Star Wars Drawing Book & Kit will provide countless hours of artistic fun for Star Wars fans of all ages.

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STAR WARS: THE BLUEPRINTS

softcover reprint of the original hardcover (April 2, 2013)

publisher info:

written by Jonathan W. Rinzler

softcover (336 pages)

becker&mayer!

ISBN 978-0-7603-5544-2

$ 79.99

solicitation copy:

Star Wars: The Blueprints gives an all-access pass into the Lucasfilm Archives to unveil the original technical drawings of the galaxy far, far away. With more than 250 blueprints, 500 photographs and illustrations, and ten stunning gatefolds, this deluxe volume reveals the work of the engineers, designers, and artists who dreamed up the look and feel of the Star Wars universe. Bestselling author J. W. Rinzler explores the complex process of envisioning and creating the Star Wars films throughout this collection. Witness first-hand the technical expertise and jaw-dropping detail involved in every part of the process, from concept sketches to final scenes. Star Wars: The Blueprints showcases the transformation of careful technical drawings to now-iconic sets–the rebel blockade runner, the Millennium Falcon, the bridge of General Grievous’s flagship, Jabba the Hutt’s throne room, and many others. Meticulously researched and packed with gorgeous artwork and little-known details, Star Wars: The Blueprints tells the story of the brilliant minds and technical prowess that brought this extraordinary epic to life.

link:

amazon

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OCTOBER 3, 2017

COLOR YOUR OWN STAR WARS: DARTH VADER

softcover

publisher info:

Marvel Worldwide

softcover (120 pages)

ISBN 978-1-302-90822-5

$ 9.99

credits:

artists: Salvador Larroca, John Cassaday & Mike deodato, Jr.

cover by Adi Granov

solicitation copy:

Wield your pencils, markers or crayons like a lightsaber and bring life to the world of one of the greatest villains of all — Darth Vader! For the Dark Lord is rendered here in 60 pages of crisp black and white, and he finds the lack of color disturbing! Vader is waiting for you to add the shades to the legendary struggle between the Empire and the rebels — and he’s brought along more Star Wars bad guys, like Boba Fett, Jabba the Hutt and the all-new rogues: Dr. Aphra, BeeTee, Triple-Zero and Black Krrsantan! Feel the power of the dark side, and go to town with your charcoals — or bring out the Sith Lord’s rarely seen lighter side with pastels! Use the Force, or press lightly! But whatever you do, join Vader, and together you can rule this coloring book!

link:

amazon

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MAKING ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

A Behind-the-Scenes Oral History

US hardcover

publisher info:

written by Josh Kushins

hardcover (256 pages)

Abrams

ISBN 978-1-4197-2398-8

$ 29.99

solicitation copy:

Rogue One marks not just the beginning of a new Star Wars story, but an entirely new approach to Star Wars storytelling—breaking away from the Skywalker saga and exploring new heroes, new tales, and new corners of the iconic “galaxy far, far away.” Featuring personal recollections and anecdotes from designers, creators, cast, and crew at all stages of production—as well as concept art and behind-the-scenes photos—this book offers an immersive look at Rogue One’s journey to the screen. From the early decision to spin stand-alone stories and the hiring of visionary director Gareth Edwards, to the triumphs and challenges of principal photography and the exciting innovations of Industrial Light & Magic’s post-production, Making Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the comprehen­sive oral history of this new film’s production.

link:

amazon

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OCTOBER 17, 2017

STAR WARS EPISODE VIII; WHO’S WHO

9×9 hardcover

publisher info:

hardcover (160 pages)

Disney-Lucasfilm Press

ISBN 978-1-4847-0555-1

$ 12.99

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OCTOBER 24, 2017

STAR WARS: STORMTROOPERS – THE COMPLETE GUIDE

US hardcover

stormtrooper

publisher info:

written by Ryder Windham & Adam Bray

hardcover (176 pages)

HarperCollins / becker&mayer

ISBN 978-0-0626-8117-1

$ 45.00

solicitation copy:

From the biggest movie franchise of all time, Star Wars Stormtroopers is the officially licensed, over-the-top, beautifully designed, and most complete book devoted to the Stormtrooper ever to be published..

Introduced in Star Wars (1977), the Imperial Stormtroopers serve as the army of the Galactic Empire, establishing Imperial authority and putting down any revolts. These instantly recognizable, white-clad troopers have become a universal symbol of Star Wars. Underscoring the popularity of the Stormtrooper, an Imperial Stormtrooper helmet from The Empire Strikes Back recently sold at auction for $120,00.00.

Just in time for the release of the new film, Star Wars Episode VIII, Star Wars: Stormtroopers explores these striking soldiers and their evolution from subhuman fighters to central characters through their creation and design as well as their depiction within movies, cartoons, comics, novels, and merchandising. Discover the world’s fascination with these elite warriors in the galaxy far, far away and celebrate all things Stormtrooper. Beautifully packaged, this book will also include removable features such as posters, stickers, replica memorabilia and more.

initial solicitation copy:

Star Wars: Stormtroopers is the definitive guide to these imposing soldiers from the galaxy far, far away – from their creation and design to their many roles and iterations as well as their resonance in popular-culture fandom. This book explores the world’s endless fascination with these elite warriors and celebrates all things stormtrooper, featuring replica memorabilia and interviews about their evolution in the new chapter of Star Wars history.

Includes 6 gatefolds and 6 removable features housed in a center envelope.

link:

amazon

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NOVEMBER 7, 2017

THE PHYSICS OF STAR WARS

The Science Behind a Galaxy Far, Far Away

US softcover

publisher info:

written by Patrick Johnson

softcover (256 pages)

Adams Media

ISBN 978-1-5072-0330-6

$ 16.99

links:

amazon / amazon Kindle

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NOVEMBER 10, 2017

BECKETT STAR WARS COLLECTIBLES PRICE GUIDE 2017

US softcover

publisher info:

softcover (128 pages)

Beckett Media

ISBN 978-1-9036-9222-0

$ 29.95

link:

amazon

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also in NOVEMBER 2017

STAR WARS REBELS

US deluxe hardcover

publisher info:

hardcover

becker&mayer!

ISBN 978-0-7603-5545-9

$ 99.99

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Also in 2017?

THE CHROMALIN STRIKES BACK

Swedish softcover

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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THE HISTORY OF STAR WARS COLLECTING IN NEW ZEALAND

NZ softcover

historyof

publisher info:

written by Matt Glasgow

softcover

solicitation copy:

Coming in 2016. ‘The History of Star Wars Collecting in New Zealand’ will be a chronological journey through the history of New Zealand-specific Star Wars collectibles and related milestones. It is on track for a Q2 2016 release, with pricing and preordering information available in Q1. It is the product of 13 years of research, and nearly four decades of collecting!

link:

facebook announcement / swnz

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A MORE CIVILIZED AGE: EXPLORING THE STAR WARS EXPANDED UNIVERSE

US softcover

A more civilized age

publisher info:

softcover

Sequart Research & Literacy Organization

credits:

edited by Rich Handley & Joseph F. Berenato

foreword by Timothy Zahn

essays by Mike Beidler, Joseph F. Berenato, Joe Bongiorno, Nathan Butler, Drew Campbell, Ian Dawe, Joseph Dilworth Jr., Mario A. Escamilla, Sabrina Fried, Rich Handley, Rocko Jerome, David A. McIntee, Alex Newborn, David Pipgras, lou Tambone, Matt Wilkins, Ethan Wilson, Steven H. Wilson, and Ryder Windham.

cover by Kevin Colden, and Miss Lasko-Gross

solicitation copy:

Almost as soon as there were Star Wars films, there were Star Wars novels. Alan Dean Foster got the ball rolling, ghost-writing the first film’s adaptation for George Lucas, as well as penning a sequel, Splinter of the Mind’s Eye. Novels covering the exploits of Han Solo and Lando Calrissian soon followed, ushering in what would come to be called the Star WarsExpanded Universe. The E.U., like the Force itself, has helped to bind the galaxy together.

More than 250 Star Wars novels have been published by Del Rey, Bantam Books, Ballantine Books, and other companies, aimed at both young and adult readers. Spanning the decades before, during, and after the films’ events, the books have spawned new galactic governments, explored the nature of the Jedi and the Sith, and developed the Star Warsmythos well beyond merely a series of films and television shows. The Expanded Universe — recently re-branded as “Legends” following Disney’s acquisition of the franchise — has grown exponentially, comprising not only the books but also comics, video games, radio shows, role-playing games, and more.

With A More Civilized Age: Exploring the Star Wars Expanded Universe, editors Rich Handley and Joseph F. Berenato continue their look back at the franchise’s highs and lows, which began with A Long Time Ago: Exploring the Star Wars Cinematic Universe and A Galaxy Far, Far Away: Exploring Star Wars Comics. This third volume offers insightful, analytical essays examining the Star Wars E.U., contributed by popular film historians, novelists, bloggers, and subject-matter experts — including fan-favorite Star Wars novelists Timothy Zahn and Ryder Windham. The films were just the beginning. Find out how the universe expanded.

link:

sequart

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STAR WARS COSTUMES: THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY

Trade Edition

softcover reprint of the October 28, 2014 hardcover 

US softcover

starwarscostumes

publisher info:

written by Brandon Alinger

forewords by John Mollo, Aggie Rodgers & Nilo Rodis-Jamero

softcover (226 pages)

becker&mayer

$ 30.00

solicitation copy:

This paperback edition of a best-selling book gives both new and long-time Star Wars fans an intimate look at the original costumes.

This lavish large-format book not only showcases high-quality photography of each costume, it also pairs these stunning images with original sketches, behind-the-scenes photographs, production notes, and stories from those who helped create the costumes.

Includes three gatefolds.

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MARCH 13, 2018

STAR WARS: LIGHTSABERS

A Guide to Weapons of the Force

hardcover, updated version of the original softcover (December 2010)

publisher info:

written by Pablo Hidalgo

hardcover (68 pages)

becker&mayer!

ISBN 978-0-7603-5540-4

$ 19.99

solicitation copy:

Explore lightsabers from the inside out through history, detailed stats, and epic photos with this treasury of the galaxy’s most famous lightsabers and their masters.

Not as clumsy as a blaster; an elegant weapon, for a more civilized age—lightsabers are the agents of the Force, the chosen weapon of both the Jedi and the Sith. This new and updated version of Star Wars Lightsabers: A Guide to Weapons of the Force explores these powerful weapons from tip to hilt, diving into the stories that surround them and showcasing some of the most fascinating examples.

Study the galaxy’s most notable lightsabers and the masters who wielded them, from Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi, to Rey and Kylo Ren. Every featured lightsaber includes a close-up of its one-of-a-kind hilt, a photo of the Jedi or Sith master in action. Each page is filled with detailed statistics, fascinating insights, and little-known facts.

Along with stories and details, this updated version of Star Wars Lightsabers features key foldout pages that let you get even closer and comes with a mini replica lightsaber. From the most famous lightsabers to the most notable lightsabers duels in galactic history, this otherworldly volume captures it all.

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NOVEMBER 6, 2018

THE MILITARY SCIENCE OF STAR WARS

hardcover

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written by George Beahm

Tor Books (Pan Macmillan Publishers)

hardcover (304 pages)

ISBN 978-1-2501-2474-6

$ 27.99

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