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

November 19, 2017

STAR WARS: THE REBEL FILES

Deluxe Edition

deluxe hardcover (USA)

Also in November 2017?

BECKETT STAR WARS COLLECTIBLES PRICE GUIDE 2017

softcover (non-licensed) (USA)

December 15, 2017

THE ART OF STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

hardcover (USA)

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – INCREDIBLE CROSS-SECTIONS

hardcover (USA)

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – VISUAL DICTIONARY

hardcover (USA)

December 19, 2017

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – THE OFFICIAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION

hardcover (USA)

December 27, 2017

STAR WARS INSIDER: 2018 SPECIAL EDITION

softcover (USA)

also in 2017?

THE CHROMALIN STRIKES BACK

softcover (non-licensed) (Sweden)

THE HISTORY OF STAR WARS COLLECTING IN NEW ZEALAND

softcover (non-licensed) (New Zealand)

A MORE CIVILIZED AGE: EXPLORING THE STAR WARS EXPANDED UNIVERSE

softcover (non-licensed) (USA)

STAR WARS COSTUMES: THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY

softcover (US)

January 30, 2017

STAR WARS INSIDER: ICONS OF THE GALAXY

The Best of Star Wars Insider: A Guide to Characters, Creatures, and Collectables

softcover (USA)

February 1, 2018

INSIDE THE STAR WARS EMPIRE

Making Magic at George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic

hardcover (USA)

February 20, 2018

THE STAR WARS PHENOMENON IN BRITAIN

The Blockbuster Impact and the Galaxy of Merchandise, 1977 – 1983

softcover (USA)

February 27, 2018

THE BEST OF STAR WARS INSIDER: MASTER OF VISUAL EFFECTS

The Best of Star Wars Insider Vol. 8

softcover (USA)

March 15, 2018

STAR WARS MEMORABILIA: AN UNOFFICIAL GUIDE TO STAR WARS COLLECTABLES

softcover (non-licensed) (UK)

March 27, 2018

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

[untitled behind-the-scenes book]

hardcover (USA)

April 3, 2018

STAR WARS: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF STARFIGHTERS AND OTHER VEHICLES

hardcover (USA)

April 10, 2018

STAR WARS: LIGHTSABERS

A Guide to Weapons of the Force

hardcover (updated) (USA)

April 17, 2018

STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE – THE 40th ANNIVERSARY

hardcover (USA)

May 1, 2018

THE GEEK’S COOKBOOK

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

hardcover (US)

THE MILITARY SCIENCE OF STAR WARS

hardcover (non-licensed) (USA)

May 2, 2018

COLOR YOUR OWN STAR WARS: HAN SOLO

softcover (USA)

May 8, 2018

THE BEST OF STAR WARS INSIDER: THE MIGHT OF THE EMPIRE

The Best of Star Wars Insider Vol. 9

softcover (USA)

May 25, 2018

THE ART OF HAN SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

hardcover (USA)

May 29, 2018

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

hardcover (USA)

July 3, 2018

STAR WARS: THE REBEL FILES

hardcover reprint (USA)

July 24, 2018

THE BEST OF STAR WARS INSIDER

The Best of Star Wars Insider Vol. 10

softcover (USA)

September 2018

WATCHING SKIES

How Star Wars, Spielberg and Superman Jumped a Generation to Hyperspace

softcover (non-licensed) (UK)

November 9, 2018

BECKETT STAR WARS COLLECTIBLES PRICE GUIDE 2018

softcover (non-licensed) (USA)

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NOVEMBER 19, 2017

STAR WARS: THE REBEL FILES

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

deluxe hardcover (US)

 

publisher info:

written by Daniel Wallace

art by Joe Corroney

hardcover

becker&mayer!

ISBN 978-0-7603-5545-9

$ 99.99

solicitation copy:

Branded as rebels and traitors, the members of the Alliance worked from the shadows, gathering information and support from across the galaxy to bring an end to the Empire’s tyranny. Concealed within a secure case, their most vital and sensitive information was collected by one of Mon Mothma’s most trusted aides and kept hidden until now. Discovered in the ruins of an abandoned rebel base, these files have been passed among members of the Resistance, who have added notes, updates, and new insights to the documents. A repository of Alliance intelligence, The Rebel Files weaves together classified documents, intercepted transmissions, and gathered communications to trace the formation of the Rebel Alliance. Within the case, an imbedded projection unit — activated by the push of a button — displays the Death Star plans plus a reconnaissance image of Death Star II. Unlock the secrets of the Rebel Alliance!

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.

from author Daniel Wallace at TFN:

It goes right up to ROTJ, which is part of the in-universe conceit behind the whole project (which will make more sense once you have a chance to read it).

Like the earlier ones (The Jedi Path, etc.), the main text is set in a particular time period and then the marginal annotations/scribbles are from later commentators. In this case, the comments are from the TFA/TLJ timeframe and include one TLJ character, and the main text has some retroactive references to things you’ll see in TLJ.

Both Ackbar and Raddus have bits in this, but since the book’s entire narrative history is told through in-universe documents, some of the Rebel Alliance backstory is relayed in a between-the-lines sort of way. If that makes sense. There’s a decent amount of ambiguity here and there, but hopefully there’s still plenty of flavor.

solicitation copy:

Branded as rebels and traitors, the members of the Alliance worked from the shadows, gathering information and support from across the galaxy to bring an end to the Empire’s tyranny. Concealed within a secure case, their most vital and sensitive information was collected by one of Mon Mothma’s most trusted aides and kept hidden until now. Discovered in the ruins of an abandoned rebel base, these files have been passed among members of the Resistance, who have added notes, updates, and new insights to the documents. A repository of Alliance intelligence, The Rebel Files weaves together classified documents, intercepted transmissions, and gathered communications to trace the formation of the Rebel Alliance. Within the case, an imbedded projection unit — activated by the push of a button — displays the Death Star plans plus a reconnaissance image of Death Star II. Unlock the secrets of the Rebel Alliance!

initial 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.

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link:

USA: amazon

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UPCOMINGBOOKSNONFICTION

Also in NOVEMBER 2017?

BECKETT STAR WARS COLLECTIBLES PRICE GUIDE 2017

softcover (non-licensed) (US)

publisher info:

softcover (128 pages)

Beckett Media

ISBN 978-1-9036-9222-0

$ 29.95

solicitation copy:

Trading Cards and Autographs.
Action figure pricing for all major releases from 1977-2016.
Vintage and modern pieces for all years and all Star Wars films.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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DECEMBER 15, 2017 

THE ART OF STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

hardcover (US)

publisher info:

written by Phil Szostak

foreword by Rian Johnson

hardcover (256 pages)

Abram Books

ISBN 978-1-4197-2705-4

$ 40.00

solicitation copy:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered box-office records as one of the highest-grossing films of all time, and its eagerly awaited sequel, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is sure to do the same. Written and directed by Rian Johnson (LooperThe Brothers BloomBrick) and production designed by Rick Heinrichs (FargoThe Big LebowskiThe Nightmare Before ChristmasCaptain America: The First Avenger), this chapter, like every chapter before it, owes its visual language and fully imagined cinematic landscape to an incomparable art department: the Lucasfilm “visualists.” The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi explores their vision and illuminates their creative process in stunning detail. Featuring concept art and costume sketches, storyboards, and blueprints, fans will take a deep dive into the development of the fantastic worlds, characters, and creatures—both old and new—of The Last Jedi. Featuring unforgettable art and exclusive interviews with the filmmakers, this visual archive highlights moviemaking magic at its finest.

initial solicitation copy:

Step inside the art department of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and experience the creation of fantastical worlds, unforgettable characters, and unimaginable creatures. Featuring content from the earliest gathering of artists and production designers at Lucasfilm headquarters in San Francisco to the fever pitch of production at Pinewood Studios to the conclusion of post-production at Industrial Light & Magic.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – INCREDIBLE CROSS-SECTIONS

hardcover (US)

publisher info:

written by Jason Fry

illustrated by Kemp Remillard

hardcover (48 pages)

DK Publishing

ISBN 978-1-4654-5552-9

$ 22.99

solicitation copy:

A fantastic hardcover book that goes inside—literally—to show the inner workings of 13 vehicles from the upcoming movie, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Each vehicle is full-color, complete with callouts to all the pertinent features of each ship. Accompanying comprehensive text make this one of the best reference guides for the new craft in the Star Wars galaxy.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – VISUAL DICTIONARY

hardcover (US)

publisher info:

written by Pablo Hidalgo

hardcover (80 pages)

DK Publishing

ISBN 978-1-4654-5551-2

$ 22.99

solicitation copy:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Visual Dictionary is the definitive guide to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, revealing the characters, creatures, droids, locations, and technology from the new film. Packed with 100+ images and information as penned by Star Wars scribe Pablo Hidalgo, it’s a must-have for all fans who want to go beyond the movie experience.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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DECEMBER 19, 2017 

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – THE OFFICIAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION

hardcover (US)

publisher info:

hardcover (96 pages)

Titan Books

ISBN 978-1-78586-211-3

$ 19.99

solicitation copy:

The latest chapter in the saga is here! Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the epic new movie following the stories of Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren, and Luke Skywalker!

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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DECEMBER 27, 2017 

STAR WARS INSIDER: 2018 SPECIAL EDITION

softcover (US)

publisher info:

softcover (148 pages)

Titan Magazines

$ 14.99

solicitation copy:

The latest yearly collection of great Star Wars content is here! Learn secrets of the Dark Side from Kylo Ren himself (otherwise known as Adam Driver), and explore the Saga from the classic era of the original movies to Star Wars: Rebels and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story!

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Also in 2017?

THE CHROMALIN STRIKES BACK

softcover (Swedish)

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

softcover (non-licensed) (New Zealand)

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

softcover (non-licensed) (US)

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 

softcover (US)

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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JANUARY 30, 2018

STAR WARS INSIDER: ICONS OF THE GALAXY

The Best of Star Wars Insider: A Guide to Characters, Creatures, and Collectables

softcover (US)

publisher info:

softcover (176 pages)

Titan Magazines

ISBN 978-1-78585-193-3

$ 19.99

solicitation copy:

Star Wars: Icons celebrates some of the most memorable elements of the saga, whether it be timeless characters such as Princess Leia, Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker, notable scenes, or even much-loved collectibles.

This collection explores iconic highlights of the saga, including interviews with Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford, a comprehensive look at the legendary Marvel comic-book adaptation, and even more extraordinary characteristics that make Star Wars so unique.

The ultimate exploration of the space fantasy and its icons that changed the world!

UK solicitation copy:

A Star Wars icon is an aspect of the Star Wars saga that you will never forget. It might be a person such as Princess Leia, a droid such as C-3P0, characters such as the stormtroopers or even a collectable such as Kenner s classic Millennium Falcon playset. This book celebrates the most unforgettable aspects of the saga from the original movie to instant icons from Rogue One such as Director Krennic and the sarcastic former Imperial droid K-2SO.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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FEBRUARY 1, 2018

INSIDE THE STAR WARS EMPIRE

Making Magic at George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic

hardcover (US)

publisher info:

written by Bill Kimberlin

hardcover (240 pages)

Lyon’s Press (Rowman & Littlefield)

ISBN 978-1-4930-3231-0

$ 24.95

solicitation copy:

Bill Kimberlin may refer to himself as “one of those names on the endless list of credits at the close of blockbuster movies.” In reality though, he’s a true insider on some of the most celebrated and popular movies and franchises of the past century. Jurassic Park. Star Trek. Jumanji. Schindler’s List. Saving Private Ryan. Even Forrest Gump. And perhaps most notably, Star Wars.

Inside the Star Wars Empire is the very funny and insightful tell-all about the two decades Kimberlin spent as a department director at LucasFilm Industrial Light and Magic (ILM), the special effects studio founded by the legendary filmmaker George Lucas.

links:

amazon US / amazon UKrowman & littlefield

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FEBRUARY 20, 2018

THE STAR WARS PHENOMENON IN BRITAIN

The Blockbuster Impact and the Galaxy of Merchandise, 1977 – 1983

softcover (US)

publisher info:

written by Craig Stevens

softcover (277 pages)

McFarland and Co., Inc.

ISBN 978-1-4766-6608-2

$ 39.95

solicitation copy:

Among the top-grossing Hollywood blockbusters of all time, Star Wars launched one of the most successful movie and licensing franchises in history. Yet much of the film’s backstory was set in Britain, where the original trilogy was made and where early efforts at tie-in merchandising were spearheaded. The author provides a detailed account of the saga’s British connection, including personal recollections of fans in the UK, exclusive interviews with staff members of Palitoy who took on the challenge of producing millions of toys, and the story of how a group of writers from the underground press in London combined with Marvel comics to produce the first Star Wars expanded universe.

links:

amazon / starwarsforumUK

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FEBRUARY 27, 2018

THE BEST OF STAR WARS INSIDER: MASTER OF VISUAL EFFECTS

The Best of Star Wars Insider Vol. 8

softcover (US)

publisher info:

softcover (176 pages)

Titan Magazines

ISBN 978-178585-194-0

$ 24.99

link:

US: amazon

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MARCH 15, 2018

STAR WARS MEMORABILIA: AN UNOFFICIAL GUIDE TO STAR WARS COLLECTABLES

softcover (non-licensed) (UK)

publisher info:

written by Paul Berry

softcover (94 pages)

Amberley Publishing

ISBN 978-1-44567-644-9

£ 14.99

solicitation copy:

Star Wars first debuted on movie screens in 1977 and over the past forty years has grown into a merchandising phenomenon unequalled both in breadth and range. It has generated more collectables than any other movie series in history. From inexpensive pocket money toys to big ticket full-size replicas, it has spanned every area of licensed product.

From inauspicious beginnings, Paul Berry charts the development of the Star Wars collectable from the Original Trilogy era of the 1970s and 1980s, the prequels of the 1990s and 2000s and the modern era of films. This book looks at the massive success of the Kenner, and later Hasbro, action figure range, which has spawned well over 1,000 figures; the story of the books and comics that have greatly expanded the Star Wars universe; the records and the videos; the bubblegum cards; and the modern collectors items.

Whether you joined the Star Wars saga in 1977, 1999 or 2015, Star Wars is a hobby that continues to attract new generations of collectors and will likely endure for many decades to come.

links:

amazon US / amazon UK

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MARCH 27, 2018

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

[untitled behind-the-scenes book]

hardcover (US)

publisher info:

hardcover (96 pages)

Titan Books

ISBN 978-1-78586-300-4

$ 19.99

link:

amazon

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APRIL 3, 2018

STAR WARS: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF STARFIGHTERS AND OTHER VEHICLES

hardcover (US)

publisher info:

written by Landry Quinn Walker

hardcover (208 pages)

DK Publishing

ISBN 978-1-4654-6665-5

$ 16.99

solicitation copy:

The definitive guide to the vehicles from a galaxy far, far away… Learn all about your favorite Star Wars vehicles, from the A-wing to the Y-wing.

Don’t know your X-wing from your Y-wing? Not sure what type of craft Slave I is? Look no further than the Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles. From the swamps of Kashyyyk to the deserts of Jakku, from inner-city Coruscant to the vastness of hyperspace, this new Star Wars book will show you the right craft for the job. This handy guide is full of fun facts and intriguing information, guaranteed to enthrall fans for hours on end.

This encyclopedia features more than 200 weird and wonderful vehicles from the world of Star Wars, including ships and vehicles from the entire saga of movies as well as the television series Star Wars: The Clone Warsand Star Wars Rebels. One vehicle is explored in detail on each page, so there’s something new even for die-hard fans. All the technology behind the vehicles such as repulsorlift craft and hyperspeed is fully explored.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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APRIL 10, 2018

STAR WARS: LIGHTSABERS

A Guide to Weapons of the Force

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

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.

link:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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APRIL 17, 2018

STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE – THE 40th ANNIVERSARY

collects the Star Wars 40th Anniversary variant covers from 2017

hardcover (US)

publisher info:

cover by Greg Land

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.

link:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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MAY 1, 2018

THE GEEK’S COOKBOOK

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

hardcover (US)

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 2, 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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MAY 8, 2018

THE BEST OF STAR WARS INSIDER: THE MIGHT OF THE EMPIRE

The Best of Star Wars Insider Vol. 9

softcover (US)

publisher info:

softcover (176 pages)

Titan Magazines

ISBN 978-1-78586-642-5

$ 24.99

link:

US: amazon

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MAY 25, 2018 

THE ART OF HAN SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

hardcover (US)

publisher info:

written by Phil Szostak

foreword by Rian Johnson

hardcover (256 pages)

Abram Books

ISBN 978-1-4197-2745-0

$ 40.00

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MAY 29, 2018 

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

hardcover (US)

publisher info:

hardcover (96 pages)

Titan Books

ISBN 978-1-78586-301-1

$ 19.99

link:

USA: amazon

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JULY 3, 2018

STAR WARS: THE REBEL FILES

hardcover reprint of the November 19, 2017 Deluxe Edition

hardcover (US)

publisher info:

written by Daniel Wallace

hardcover

becker&mayer!

ISBN 978-1-4521-7014-5

$ 19.95

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.

link:

USA: amazon

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JULY 24, 2018

THE BEST OF STAR WARS INSIDER

The Best of Star Wars Insider Vol. 10

softcover (US)

publisher info:

softcover (176 pages)

Titan Magazines

ISBN 978-1-78585-196-4

$ 24.99

link:

USA: amazon

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SEPTEMBER 2018

WATCHING SKIES

How Star Wars, Spielberg and Superman Jumped a Generation to Hyperspace

softcover (non-licensed) (UK)

publisher info:

written by Mark O’Connell

softcover (288 pages)

The History Press

ISBN 978-0-7509-7019-8

$ 16.95

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…

link:

USA: amazon

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NOVEMBER 9, 2018

BECKETT STAR WARS COLLECTIBLES PRICE GUIDE 2018

softcover (non-licensed) (US)

publisher info:

softcover

Beckett Media

ISBN 978-1-9366-8121-1

$ 29.95

link:

amazon Canada

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