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

May 2, 2017

A SAGA ON HOME VIDEO

A Fan”s Guide to US Star Wars Home Video Releases

softcover

May 4, 2017

STAR WARS COLOURING TIN

UK tin with 3 coloring books

June 13, 2017

STAR WARS: COLOR BY NUMBER

softcover

July 5, 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

newsstand edition

softcover

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

Previews-exclusive edition

softcover

July 10, 2017

LEARN TO DRAW STAR WARS

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

August 1, 2017

LEARN TO DRAW STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

softcover

August 8, 2017

THE BEST OF STAR WARS INSIDER: HEROES OF THE FORCE

The Best of Star Wars Insider: Guide to the Light Side

softcover

September 1, 2017 (Force Friday)

THE MOVIEMAKING MAGIC OF STAR WARS: ALIENS & CREATURES

A Cinemagic Book

hardcover

September 5, 2017

STAR WARS: THE BLUEPRINTS

softcover reprint

September 7, 2017

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO STAR WARS

Faith, Hope, and the Force – Second Edition

softcover

September 26, 2017

COLOR YOUR OWN STAR WARS: DARTH VADER

softcover

October 3, 2017

MAKING ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

A Behind-the-Scenes Oral History

hardcover

STAR WARS ART: RALPH MCQUARRIE – 100 POSTCARDS

boxed set of postcards

October 17, 2017

STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: WHO’S WHO

hardcover

October 24, 2017

THE PRINCESS DIARIST

softcover reprint

STAR WARS: STORMTROOPERS – BEYOND THE ARMOR

hardcover

October 26, 2017

FROM STAR WARS TO SUPERMAN

Christ and Salvation in Science Fiction and Superhero Films

softcover

November 1, 2017

STAR WARS: REBEL FILES

deluxe hardcover

November 7, 2017

THE PHYSICS OF STAR WARS

softcover

November 10, 2017

BECKETT STAR WARS COLLECTIBLES PRICE GUIDE 2017

softcover

November 14, 2017

THE BEST OF STAR WARS INSIDER Vol. 7

softcover

December 15, 2017

THE ART OF STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

hardcover

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – CROSS-SECTION

hardcover

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – VISUAL DICTIONARY

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]

April 3, 2018

STAR WARS: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF STARFIGHTERS AND OTHER VEHICLES

hardcover

November 6, 2018

THE MILITARY SCIENCE OF STAR WARS

hardcover

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MAY 2, 2017

A SAGA ON HOME VIDEO

A Fan’s Guide to US Star Wars Home Video Releases

US softcover (non-licensed)

publisher info:

written by Nathan P. Butler

softcover (294 pages)

self-published at CreateSpace Independent Publishing

ISBN 978-1-54555-088-5

$ 12.99

solicitation copy:

For four decades, the Star Wars saga has captivated us in both theaters and at home on the small screen. Never before has one volume attempted to provide an extensive guide to all of the saga’s various releases for home viewing. From Super 8 to VHS, from DVD to Blu-ray 3D, this unofficial guide to U.S. Star Wars home video releases will thrill and enlighten fans both new and old. With over 300 images from the author’s own personal collection, this is a definitive work of fan scholarship on Star Wars home video collecting’s first 40 years.

link:

amazon

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MAY 4, 2017

STAR WARS COLOURING TIN

UK tin with 3 softcovers

publisher info:

tin with 3 softcovers (96 pages)

Egmont UK

ISBN 978-1-4052-8638-1

£ 14.99

solicitation copy:

Exciting gift tin filled with colouring books for Star Wars fans of all ages. Features 3 books with content from popular adult colouring titles. Colour in all your favourite characters, including Leia, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, C-3PO and many more.

link:

amazon

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UPCOMINGBOOKSNONFICTION

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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JULY 5, 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 magazine (newsstand cover)

publisher info:

softcover (96 pages)

Titan Magazines

$ 10.99

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!

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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 magazine (Previews-exclusive cover)

publisher info:

softcover (96 pages)

Titan Magazines

$ 10.99

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!

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JULY 10, 2017

LEARN TO DRAW STAR WARS

Learn to draw favorite characters, including Darth Vader, Han Solo, and Luke Skywalker, in graphite pencil

US softcover

publisher info:

softcover (128 pages)

Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN 978-1-6332-2258-8

$ 19.95

solicitation copy:

Learn to draw favorite characters, including Darth Vader, Han Solo, and Luke Skywalker, in graphite pencil

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 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 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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AUGUST 1, 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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AUGUST 8, 2017 

STAR WARS INSIDER: HEROES OF THE FORCE

The Best of Star Wars Insider: Guide to the Light Side

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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SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 (Force Friday)

THE MOVIEMAKING MAGIC OF STAR WARS: CREATURES & ALIENS

A Cinemagic Book

US hardcover

publisher info:

written by Mark Salisbury

hardcover

Abrams Books

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SEPTEMBER 5, 2017

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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SEPTEMBER 7, 2017

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO STAR WARS

Faith, Hope, and the Force – Second Edition

softcover

publisher info:

written by John C. McDowell

softcover (224 pages)

Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN 978-0-6642-6283-9

$ 18.00

solicitation copy:

In a new and updated version of this best-selling book, John McDowell explores the many spiritual themes that weave throughout the Star Wars films. From the Force to the dark side, the issues discussed in the films have a moral and spiritual complexity that, if paid attention to, can help us better understand our place in the world and our relation to others and to God. George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, did not intend for his films to be mere entertainment, McDowell argues. Rather, he hoped his films would be used as a vehicle for moral education.

This new version has been thoroughly revised to include discussion of The Force Awakens and other new developments in the Star Wars universe.

link:

amazon

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SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

COLOR YOUR OWN STAR WARS: DARTH VADER

softcover

publisher info:

Marvel Worldwide

softcover

ISBN 978-1-302-90822-5

$ 9.99

credits:

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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OCTOBER 3, 2017

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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STAR WARS ART: RALPH MCQUARRIE – 1OO POSTCARDS

boxed set of postcards

publisher info:

100 postcards

Abrams Books

ISBN 978-1-4197-2809-9

$ 24.99

solicitation copy:

Ralph McQuarrie is the most iconic artist in the history of Star Wars. He worked hand-in-hand with George Lucas to help establish the saga’s visual aesthetic, its inimitable look and feel. Carefully selected from the definitive volume, Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie, these postcards are a celebration of Star Wars as a masterpiece of design and world-building. The deluxe keepsake package also functions as a display frame: the box features a die-cut window, so fans can rotate their favorite production design paintings into view.

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

THE PRINCESS DIARIST

softcover reprint of the original hardcover (November 22, 2016)

publisher info:

written by Carrie Fisher

softcover (272 pages)

Blue Rider Press

ISBN 978-0-399-18579-3

$ 16.00

solicitation copy:

The Princess Diarist is Carrie Fisher’s intimate, hilarious and revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes on one of the most famous film sets of all time, the first Star Wars movie.   * Named a PEOPLE Magazine Best Book of Fall 2016  *A New York Times Bestseller *

When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved—plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. Today, her fame as an author, actress, and pop-culture icon is indisputable, but in 1977, Carrie Fisher was just a teenager with an all-consuming crush on her costar, Harrison Ford.

With these excerpts from her handwritten notebooks, The Princess Diarist is Fisher’s intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all time—and what developed behind the scenes.  Fisher also ponders the joys and insanity of celebrity, and the absurdity of a life spawned by Hollywood royalty, only to be surpassed by her own outer-space royalty. Laugh-out-loud hilarious and endlessly quotable, The Princess Diarist brims with the candor and introspection of a diary while offering shrewd insight into the type of stardom that few will ever experience.

link:

amazon

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STAR WARS: STORMTROOPERS – BEYOND THE ARMOR

part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi publishing program

US hardcover

publisher info:

written by Ryder Windham & Adam Bray

foreword by John Boyega

hardcover (176 pages)

HarperCollins / becker&mayer

ISBN 978-0-0626-8117-1

$ 45.00

solicitation copy:

Just in time for the next blockbuster, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, this unique and beautifully designed compendium with removable features traces one of the franchise’s most iconic characters—the stormtrooper—from initial development through all nine Star Wars movies to their many iterations in TV, comics, videogames, novels, and pop-culture

Star Wars: A New Hope, the very first installment in the beloved science-fiction series, introduced the Imperial stormtroopers—the army of the fearsome and tyrannical Galactic Empire. Charged with establishing Imperial authority and suppressing resistance, these terrifying, faceless, well-disciplined soldiers in white have become a universal symbol of oppression.

Star Wars: Stormtroopers explores these striking warriors and their evolution in depth for the first time. Ryder Windham and Adam Bray trace the roots of their creation and design, and explore how these elite troops from a galaxy far, far away have been depicted in movies, cartoons, comics, novels, and merchandizing.

Filled with photographs, illustrations, story boards, and other artwork, this lavish officially licensed book comes complete with removable features, including posters, stickers, replica memorabilia and more, making it an essential keepsake for every Star Wars fan, as well as military, design, and film aficionados.

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.

preview:

  

link:

amazon

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OCTOBER 26, 2017

FROM STAR WARS TO SUPERMAN

Christ and Salvation in Science Fiction and Superhero Films

softcover

publisher info:

written by James L. Papandrea

softcover

Sophia Institute Press

ISBN 978-1-6228-2388-8

$ 19.95

solicitation copy:

Stories of heroism and self-sacrifice dominate popular media and are often based on the Greatest Story Ever Told: that of the savior, Jesus Christ. In this exciting new book, author James Papandrea plunges into the Matrix, Batman, the Terminator, Spider Man, Dr. Who, and scores of other modern movies, discovering in each powerful images of Christ and Salvation.

Papandrea argues convincingly that hunger for Christ is encoded into the human spirit, and that when cultures such as ours toss Jesus out one door, He comes in albeit disguised through another. Christians who enjoy popular culture will greet this book with acclaim.

link:

amazon

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NOVEMBER 1, 2017

STAR WARS: REBEL FILES

part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi publishing program

US deluxe hardcover

publisher info:

written by Daniel Wallace

hardcover

becker&mayer!

ISBN 978-0-7603-5545-9

$ 99.99

from author Daniel Wallace:

It has a scrapbooky feel told with in-universe docs. Reveals Alliance history from Rebels-ROTJ and is basically a huge Mon Mothma jam

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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

solicitation copy:

Explore the physics behind the world of Star Wars, with engaging topics and accessible information that shows how we’re closer than ever before to creating technology from the galaxy far, far away—perfect for every Star Wars fan!

Ever wish you could have your very own lightsaber like Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi? Or that you could fly through space at the speed of light like Han Solo and Poe Dameron?

Well, those ideas aren’t as outlandish as you think.

In The Physics of Star Wars, you’ll explore the mystical power of the Force using quantum mechanics, find out how much energy it would take for the Death Star or Starkiller Base to destroy a planet, and discover how we can potentially create our very own lightsabers. The fantastical world of Star Wars may become a reality!

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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NOVEMBER 14, 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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DECEMBER 15, 2017 

THE ART OF STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

US hardcover

publisher info:

written by Phil Szostak

foreword by Rian Johnson

hardcover (48 pages)

Abram Books

ISBN 978-1-4197-2705-4

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STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – CROSS-SECTIONS

US hardcover

publisher info:

hardcover (48 pages)

DK Publishing

ISBN 978-1-4654-5552-9

$ 22.99

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STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – VISUAL DICTIONARY

US hardcover

publisher info:

hardcover (80 pages)

DK Publishing

ISBN 978-1-4654-5551-2

$ 22.99

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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.

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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

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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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APRIL 3, 2018

STAR WARS: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF STARFIGHTERS AND OTHER VEHICLES

US hardcover

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hardcover (208 pages)

DK Publishing

ISBN 978-1-4654-6665-5

$ 16.99

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NOVEMBER 6, 2018

THE MILITARY SCIENCE OF STAR WARS

hardcover

publisher info:

written by George Beahm

Tor Books (Pan Macmillan Publishers)

hardcover (304 pages)

ISBN 978-1-2501-2474-6

$ 27.99

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