Non-Fiction

This page includes all there is to known about upcoming Star Wars (non-fiction adult) books! 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!

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shortlist nonfiction

November 24, 2020

CARRIE FISHER: A LIFE ON THE EDGE

paperback reprint (USA)

THE PRINCESS DESSERT COOKBOOK

Desserts Inspired by Disney, Star Wars, Classic Fairy Tales, Real-Life Princesses, and More!

hardcover (USA)

November 25, 2020 (at comicbookstores; regular release on December 1, 2020)

THE ART OF STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN 

hardcover (USA)

late November, 2020

THE CROMALIN STRIKES BACK

softcover (unlicensed English-languaged) (Sweden)

December 1, 2020 (released early through comicbookstores on November 25, 2020)

THE ART OF STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN 

hardcover (USA)

December 9, 2020

STAR WARS COCKPITS
A Pop-Up Experience

hardcover (France)

December 14, 2020 (USA shipping-date)

THE STAR WARS ARCHIVES

Episodes I – III: 1999 – 2005

hardcover (USA)

THE STAR WARS ARCHIVES

Episodes IV – VI: 1977 – 1983
Taschen 40th Anniversary Edition

hardcover (USA)

January 12, 2021

STAR WARS: I LOVE YOU. I KNOW

Lessons in Love and Friendship

hardcover (USA)

January 26, 2021

STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN – THE ART & IMAGERY

Collector’s Edition Volume Two

hardcover (USA)

January 28, 2021

INTERPRETING STAR WARS

Reading a Modern Film Franchise

hardcover/softcover (UK)

also in January 2021

AMERICAN GRAFFITI: GEORGE LUCAS, THE NEW HOLLYWOOD AND THE BABY BOOM GENERATION

Cinema and Youth Cultures

hardcover (USA)

February 2, 2021

STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN SEASON 1

The Official Collector’s Edition

hardcover (USA)

February 23, 2021

STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE TRILOGY SPECIAL

The Official Collector’s Edition

hardcover (USA)

March 9, 2021

STAR WARS: THE TINY BOOK OF JEDI

Wisdom from the Light Side of the Force

hardcover (USA)

STAR WARS: THE TINY BOOK OF SITH

Knowledge from the Dark Side of the Force

hardcover (USA)

April 6, 2021

STAR WARS: THE SKYWALKERS – A FAMILY AT WAR

hardcover (USA)

April 27, 2021

THE ART OF STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE

hardcover (USA)

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS CHARACTER ENCYCLOPEDIA – JOIN THE BATTLE!

hardcover (USA)

May 4, 2021

A LONG TIME AGO IN A CUTTING ROOM FAR, FAR AWAY….

My Fifty Years Editing Hollywood Hits

softcover reprint (USA)

STAR WARS: THE SKYWALKER SAGA

The Official Collector’s Edition

hardcover (USA)

June 1, 2021

STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK – SPECIAL 40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTOR’S EDITION

hardcover (USA)

June 29, 2021

HOT WHEELS: GARAGE OF LEGENDS

A Photographic Guide to 75+ Life-Size Versions of Your Favorite Die-Cast Vehicles   – From the Classic Twin Mill to the Star Wars X-Wing Carship

hardcover (USA)

July 6, 2021

STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN – THE ULTIMATE VISUAL GUIDE

hardcover (USA)

July 13, 2021

SECRETS OF THE FORCE

The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Wars

hardcover (USA)

August 3, 2021

STAR WARS INSIDER: THE GALAXY’S GREATEST HEROES

In the Words of the People Who Created Them

softcover (USA)

August 12, 2021

LUCASFILM: FILMMAKING, PHILOSOPHY, AND THE STAR WARS UNIVERSE

Philosophical Filmmaker-series

hardcover/softcover (USA)

August 13, 2021

STAR WARS MULTIVERSE

Quick Takes: Movies & Popular Culture

hardcover/softcover (USA)

also in 2021?

KENNER STAR WARS PHOTOGRAPHY Volume II:  1980 – 1982 (THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK)

hardcover (USA)

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

softcover (USA)

STAR WARS INTERVIEWS Vol. 4

The Force Awakens, Rogue One, and Expanded Universe

softcover (USA)

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NOVEMBER 24, 2020

CARRIE FISHER: A LIFE ON THE EDGE

paperback reprint of the November 12, 2019 hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Sheila Weller

paperback (432 pages)

Picador

ISBN 978-1-2507-5825-5

$ 18.00

solicitation copy:

A remarkably candid biography of the remarkably candid―and brilliant―Carrie Fisher

In her 2008 bestseller, Girls Like Us, Sheila Weller―with heart and a profound feeling for the times―gave us a surprisingly intimate portrait of three icons: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon. Now she turns her focus to one of the most loved, brilliant, and iconoclastic women of our time: the actress, writer, daughter, and mother Carrie Fisher.

Weller traces Fisher’s life from her Hollywood royalty roots to her untimely and shattering death after Christmas 2016. Her mother was the spunky and adorable Debbie Reynolds; her father, the heartthrob crooner Eddie Fisher. When Eddie ran off with Elizabeth Taylor, the scandal thrust little Carrie Frances into a bizarre spotlight, gifting her with an irony and an aplomb that would resonate throughout her life.

We follow Fisher’s acting career, from her debut in Shampoo, the hit movie that defined mid-1970s Hollywood, to her seizing of the plum female role in Star Wars, which catapulted her to instant fame. We explore her long, complex relationship with Paul Simon and her relatively peaceful years with the talent agent Bryan Lourd. We witness her startling leap―on the heels of a near-fatal overdose―from actress to highly praised, bestselling author, the Dorothy Parker of her place and time.

Weller sympathetically reveals the conditions that Fisher lived with: serious bipolar disorder and an inherited drug addiction. Still, despite crises and overdoses, her life’s work―as an actor, a novelist and memoirist, a script doctor, a hostess, and a friend―was prodigious and unique. As one of her best friends said, “I almost wish the expression ‘one of a kind’ didn’t exist, because it applies to Carrie in a deeper way than it applies to others.”

Sourced by friends, colleagues, and witnesses to all stages of Fisher’s life, Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge is an empathic and even-handed portrayal of a woman who―as Princess Leia, but mostly as herself―was a feminist heroine, one who died at a time when we need her blazing, healing honesty more than ever.

links (starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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THE PRINCESS DESSERT COOKBOOK

Desserts Inspired by Disney, Star Wars, Classic Fairy Tales, Real-Life Princesses, and More!

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Aurélia Beaupommier

hardcover (96 pages)

Skyhorse

ISBN 978-1-5107-6129-2

$ 16.99

solicitation copy:

Become the princess (or prince) of your kitchen with royalty-inspired desserts!

Based off princes and princesses from books, movies, classic fairy tales, history, and more, these delicious desserts are perfect for boys and girls both young and old. Whether you want a snack for yourself or your children, these recipes will put a bit of magic in your life. Explore enchanted universes, both real and imaginary, and discover extraordinary flavors in these original desserts, including:

  • Robin Hood’s Sherwood Blackberry Pie
  • Princess Mononoke Tea-tofu Cheesecake
  • Snow Queen’s Frosted Eskimos
  • Aladdin’s Souk Baklava
  • Rapunzel’s Sweet Omelet
  • Thor-Style Desserts
  • Trianon Macarons
  • And much more!

These treats can be enjoyed at any time of day or at any meal, and range from simple to sophisticated, perfect for any beginning or expert baker. With easy to follow instructions, entertaining tidbits, and beautiful photography, these fantastic desserts will be your crowning glory at any party or get-together (or at your own dinner table)! You’ll be treated like royalty wherever you go when you bake with The Princess Dessert Cookbook.

links (starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon hardcover / amazon Kindle

UK: amazon

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NOVEMBER 25, 2020 (at comicbookstores; regular release on December 1, 2020)

THE ART OF STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN 

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Phil Szostak

foreword by Doug Chiang
hardcover (256 pages)
Abrams Books
ISBN 978-1-4197-4870-7
$ 40.00

solicitation copy:

This official behind-the-scenes companion to the Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian features exclusive concept art, character and costume sketches, and vehicle and creature designs.

The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian takes fans behind the scenes of the first ever live-action Star Wars television seriesFilled with concept art, sketches, and interviews with key cast, crew, and creatives, including executive producer/showrunner/writer Jon Favreau and executive producer/director Dave Filoni, The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian will provide readers with an exclusive look at a whole new universe of Star Wars characters, locations, and vehicles.

Premiering in November 2019 as a key launch title for Disney+, The Mandalorian follows the adventures of galactic gunslinger Din Djarin and the Child as they traverse the outer systems of the galaxy and evade remnants of the Empire. Readers will encounter early visual and conceptual ideas for these new characters and unexplored frontiers, filled with crime syndicates, bounty hunters, and smugglers. The gritty, lived-in cantinas and spaceports are populated by a talented cast that includes Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones), Werner Herzog (FitzcarraldoGrizzly Man), Nick Nolte (48 Hours), Gina Carano (HaywireDeadpool), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), and Carl Weathers (Rocky).

preview:

links (for release on December 1, 2020) (starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon

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LATE NOVEMBER 2020

THE CROMALIN STRIKES BACK

softcover (non-licensed, English-languaged) (Sweden)

publisher info:

written by Mattias Rendahl, with Ben Sheenan
edited by Ron Salvatore
softcover (252 pages)
Dear Publications
$ 65.00

solicitation copy:

THE CROMALIN STRIKES BACK is now up for pre-order. Expected shipping is late November.

256 pages. Thick softcover (with partial varnish and silver mylar)

The sequel to A NEW PROOF: KENNER PACKAGING DESIGN 1977-1979 spotlights vintage Star Wars action figure packaging design through the Empire Strikes Back (1980-82) years. Explore insights into how proof cards were used at Kenner, a step by step guide to the action figure blistercard creation process, comprehensive checklists and explanations of known proof cards and Cromalins, along with former Kenner employee interviews and much more. Discover the pre-digital, old-school era of design that drove Kenner’s ground breaking toyline, and helped make it such a pivotal part of our pop culture world.

preview:

link:

publisher pre-order link

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DECEMBER 1, 2020 (released early through comicbookstores on November 25, 2020)

THE ART OF STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN 

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Phil Szostak

foreword by Doug Chiang
hardcover (256 pages)
Abrams Books
ISBN 978-1-4197-4870-7
$ 40.00

solicitation copy:

This official behind-the-scenes companion to the Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian features exclusive concept art, character and costume sketches, and vehicle and creature designs.

The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian takes fans behind the scenes of the first ever live-action Star Wars television seriesFilled with concept art, sketches, and interviews with key cast, crew, and creatives, including executive producer/showrunner/writer Jon Favreau and executive producer/director Dave Filoni, The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian will provide readers with an exclusive look at a whole new universe of Star Wars characters, locations, and vehicles.

Premiering in November 2019 as a key launch title for Disney+, The Mandalorian follows the adventures of galactic gunslinger Din Djarin and the Child as they traverse the outer systems of the galaxy and evade remnants of the Empire. Readers will encounter early visual and conceptual ideas for these new characters and unexplored frontiers, filled with crime syndicates, bounty hunters, and smugglers. The gritty, lived-in cantinas and spaceports are populated by a talented cast that includes Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones), Werner Herzog (FitzcarraldoGrizzly Man), Nick Nolte (48 Hours), Gina Carano (HaywireDeadpool), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), and Carl Weathers (Rocky).

preview:

links (starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon

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DECEMBER 9, 2020

STAR WARS COCKPITS
A Pop-Up Experience

hardcover (France)

publisher info:
by Marc Hagan-Guirey
hardcover (10 pages)

Hachette Heroes

ISBN 978-2-0194-5175-2

€ 45.00

links (starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

France: amazon

USA: amazon

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DECEMBER 14, 2020 (USA shipping-date)

THE STAR WARS ARCHIVES

Episodes I – III: 1999 – 2005

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Paul Duncan

hardcover

Taschen

$ 200.00

solicitation copy:

Made in close collaboration with George Lucas and Lucasfilm, this second volume covers the making of the prequel trilogy: Episode I The Phantom Menace, Episode II Attack of the Clones, and Episode III Revenge of the Sith. The XXL tome continues our visual trip through the Star Wars galaxy with an exclusive interview with Lucas, script pages, concept art, on-set photography, and more.

Numbered first printing of 10,000

original solicitation copy:

From the moment Star Wars burst onto the screen in 1977, audiences have been in equal parts fascinated and appalled by the half-man/half-machine hybrid Darth Vader. In 1999, creator George Lucas began the story of how Anakin Skywalker grew up to train as a Jedi under Obi-Wan Kenobi, found love with the Queen of Naboo, Padmé Amidala, before turning to the dark side of his nature and becoming more machine than man.

Made with the full cooperation of George Lucas and Lucasfilm, this second volume covers the making of the prequel trilogy and features exclusive interviews with Lucas and his collaborators. The book is profusely illustrated with script pages, production documents, concept art, storyboards, on-set photography, stills, and posters.

preview:

links (starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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THE STAR WARS ARCHIVES

Episodes IV – VI: 1977 – 1983

Taschen 40th Anniversary Edition

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Paul Duncan

hardcover (512 pages)

Taschen

ISBN 978-3-8365-8117-2

$ 25.00

solicitation copy:

Star Wars exploded onto our cinema screens in 1977, and the world has not been the same since. After watching depressing and cynical movies throughout the early 1970s, audiences enthusiastically embraced the positive energy of the Star Wars galaxy as they followed moisture farmer Luke Skywalker on his journey through a galaxy far, far away, meeting extraordinary characters like mysterious hermit Obi-Wan Kenobi, space pirates Han Solo and Chewbacca, loyal droids C-3PO and R2-D2, bold Princess Leia and the horrific Darth Vader, servant of the dark, malevolent Emperor.

Writer, director, and producer George Lucas created the modern monomyth of our time, one that resonates with the child in us all. He formed Industrial Light & Magic to develop cutting-edge special effects technology, which he combined with innovative editing techniques and a heightened sense of sound to give audiences a unique sensory cinematic experience.

In this first volume, made with the full cooperation of Lucasfilm, Lucas narrates his own story, taking us through the making of the original trilogy—Episode IV: A New Hope, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi—and bringing fresh insights into the creation of a unique universe. Complete with script pages, production documents, concept art, storyboards, on-set photography, stills, and posters, this is the authoritative exploration of the original saga as told by its creator.

about the Taschen 40th Anniversary series:

TASCHEN turns 40 this year! Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible publishing, helping bookworms around the world curate their own library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia at an unbeatable price. In 2020, we celebrate 40 years of incredible books by staying true to our company credo. The 40 series presents new editions of some of the stars of our program—now more compact, friendly in price, and still realized with the same commitment to impeccable production.

preview:

links (starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon / taschen

UK: amazon

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JANUARY 12, 2021

STAR WARS: I LOVE YOU. I KNOW

Lessons in Love and Friendship

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Amy Richau

hardcover (64 pages)

DK Publishing

ISBN 978-0-7440-3711-1
$ 9.99

solicitation copy:

Say “I love you” to the Star Wars fan in your life with this collection of lessons in love and friendship from a galaxy far, far away.

Relationships can be complex – your dad could have turned to the dark side, your partner could be a princess, or your best friend might speak in more than 7 million forms of communication and never stop talking! This book shares some wise advice for romances, friendships, and family relationships from fan-favorite Star Wars characters such as Han and Leia, Rey and Kylo Ren, and Finn and Poe.

The perfect Valentine’s Day or anniversary gift for your scruffy-looking nerf herder, best friend or long-lost sibling, Star Wars: I Love You. I Know is a light-hearted guide to relationships, featuring quotes, classic moments, and characters from the Star Wars galaxy.

preview:

links(starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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JANUARY 26, 2021

STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN – THE ART & IMAGERY

Collector’s Edition Volume Two

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

hardcover (96 pages)

Titan Books

ISBN 978-1-7877-3575-0
$ 19.99

solicitation copy:

A deluxe collector’s edition magazine focusing on the first live-action Star Wars TV series, now streaming on Disney+.

This special magazine edition brings you closer to the next chapter in the Star Wars saga, as it celebrates The Mandalorian Season 1, produced John Favreau (Iron Man) and Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), and starring Pedro Pascal as the eponymous bounty hunter.

Features stunning art and photography from the first half of Season One that explores the world of The Mandalorian and The Child as they battle to survive in the lawless corners of the Star Wars galaxy.

This must-have edition showcases legendary, fan-favorite artists Nick Gindraux, Ryan Church, John Park, Doug Chiang, Christian Alzmann, Brian Matyas, Anton Grandert, and Jama Jurabaev.

links (starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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JANUARY 28, 2021

INTERPRETING STAR WARS

Reading a Modern Film Franchise

hardcover / softcover (UK)

publisher info:

written by Miles Booy

hardcover (208 pages) / softcover (208 pages)

Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN hardcover: 978-1-5013-6475-4

ISBN softcover 978-1-5013-6474-7
hardcover: $ 90.00 / £ 65.00
softcover: $ 26.95 / £ 19.99

solicitation copy:

Upon its initial release in 1977, many critics regarded Star Wars as a childish retort to the mature American cinema of the seventies. Though full of sound and fury, some felt that it signified nothing. Four decades later, the significations are multiple as interpretations of the film’s strange imagery and metaphoric potential continue to pile up.

Interpreting Star Wars analyses and contextualises the dominant trends in Star Wars interpretation from the earliest reviews, through Lucasfilm’s attempts to use its position as copyright holder to promote a single meaning, to the 21st century where the internet has rendered such authorial control impossible and new entries to the canon present new twists on old hopes.

links(starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon hardcover / amazon softcover

UK: amazon hardcover / amazon softcover

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also in JANUARY 2021

AMERICAN GRAFFITI: GEORGE LUCAS, THE NEW HOLLYWOOD AND THE BABY BOOM GENERATION

Cinema and Youth Cultures

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Peter Kramer

hardcover (112 pages)

Routledge

ISBN 978-1-1386-8191-0

$ 60.00

solicitation copy:

Drawing on a wide range of archival sources, Peter Kramer explains how American Graffiti came into existence, paying close attention to the small-town upbringing and previous films of its director George Lucas. The book also explores the film’s story, style and themes; its marketing, critical reception, commercial success and cultural impact in the United States; and relates all of this both to the transformation of American cinema in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and to the impact of the postwar baby-boom on American culture and society.

about the Cinema and Youth Cultures-series:

Cinema and Youth Cultures engages with well-known youth films from American cinema as well the cinemas of other countries. Using a variety of methodological and critical approaches the series volumes provide informed accounts of how young people have been represented in film, while also exploring the ways in which young people engage with films made for and about them. In doing this, the Cinema and Youth Cultures series contributes to important and long standing debates about youth cultures, how these are mobilized and articulated in influential film texts and the impact that these texts have had on popular culture at large.

links(starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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FEBRUARY 2, 2021

STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN SEASON 1

The Official Collector’s Edition

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

hardcover (96 pages)

Titan Books

ISBN 978-1-7877-3710-5
$ 25.99

solicitation copy:

A book dedicated to the first season of the successful hit live action series The Mandalorian, streaming on Disney+, featuring character files, plots, settings, and behind-the-scenes content.

An in-depth look at the making of the hit show, exploring the adventures of the Mandalorian and the Child. This title features in-depth with rare images.

links(starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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FEBRUARY 23, 2021

STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE TRILOGY SPECIAL

The Official Collector’s Edition

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

hardcover (144 pages)

Titan Books

ISBN 978-1-78773-576-7
$ 24.99

solicitation copy:

An all-new hardback deluxe magazine, detailing the making of The Force AwakensThe Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker.

With exclusive interviews with the cast and crew that brought you the story of Rey, Finn and Poe, and their struggle against Kylo Ren and the dark forces of the First Order, this is the first book to chronicle the making of a beloved trilogy of smash-hits that brought the epic Skywalker saga to its conclusion.

Featuring stunning photography and production art, this indispensable souvenir edition is essential for all fans

initial solicitation copy:

“Every Generation Has A Legend.” Five years after the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens thrilled a new generation of fans, the Star Wars sequel trilogy has concluded with The Rise of Skywalker.

The Star Wars: The Age of Resistance Trilogy Special is the ultimate journey through the productions of The Force AwakensThe Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker. With exclusive interviews with the cast and crews that brought you the story of Rey, Finn and Poe and their struggle against Kylo Ren and the dark forces of the First Order to life, this is first book to chronicle to making of this beloved trilogy.

Featuring stunning photography and production art, this indispensible souvenir edition is essential for all fans of the Star Wars Saga.

links(starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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MARCH 9, 2021

STAR WARS: THE TINY BOOK OF JEDI

Wisdom from the Light Side of the Force

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by S.T. Bende

hardcover (1.3 x. 1.7 inches; 194 pages)

Insight Editions

ISBN 978-1-6838-3950-7

$ 9.99

solicitation copy:

Hold a thousand generations of Jedi history in the palm of your hand with Star Wars: The Tiny Book of Jedi.

This tiny book compiles the lore behind the most legendary Jedi and Light Side heroes from every era of Star Wars, from Yoda, to Luke Skywalker, Ezra Bridger, Rey, and beyond. Packed with dazzling art, this pocket-sized book is part of Insight Editions’ new collectible series of tiny books — the perfect gift for any Star Wars fan.

• Hold Jedi lore in the palm of your hand: A pocket-sized format makes this book the cutest addition to your Star Wars bookshelf. A cloth bookmark also lets you hang this tiny book as an ornament or keepsake.
• The perfect Star Wars gift: Great as a stocking stuffer, or as a novelty gift for your favorite Star Wars fan, this tiny book is sure to please readers of all ages.
• Discover Jedi wisdom: This tiny book features quotes from and fun facts about Jedi from all of Star Wars. From the Jedi Order to the Age of Resistance, this is a fun and exciting overview of beloved Jedi and Light Side heroes.
• Packed with art: Experience a range of iconic illustrations and photographs spanning the Star Wars films, television shows, novels, and beyond.

links(starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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STAR WARS: THE TINY BOOK OF SITH

Knowledge from the Dark Side of the Force

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by S.T. Bende

hardcover (1.3 x. 1.7 inches; 194 pages)

Insight Editions

ISBN 978-1-6838-3951-4

$ 9.99

solicitation copy:

Hold the legacy of evil across the Star Wars galaxy in the palm of your hand with Star Wars: The Tiny Book of Sith.

This tiny book compiles the lore behind the most powerful disciples of evil and the dark side from every era of Star Wars, from Darth Maul, to Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader, Kylo Ren, and beyond. Packed with dazzling art, this pocket-sized book is part of Insight Editions’ new collectible series of tiny books — the perfect gift for any Star Wars fan.

• Hold Sith lore in the palm of your hand: A pocket-sized format makes this book the cutest addition to your Star Wars bookshelf. A cloth bookmark also lets you hang this tiny book as an ornament or keepsake.
• The perfect Star Wars gift: Great as a stocking stuffer, or as a novelty gift for your favorite Star Wars fan, this tiny book is sure to please readers of all ages.
• Discover Dark Side knowledge: Featuring quotes and fun facts, this tiny book chronicles the darkest deeds of the most evil villains from all of Star Wars, from the Sith to wretched despots and scoundrels from the furthest reaches of space. From the Age of Republic to the Age of Resistance, this is a journey through the evil shadowy regions of the Star Wars galaxy.
• Packed with art: Experience a range of iconic illustrations and photographs spanning the Star Wars films, television shows, novels, and beyond.

links(starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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APRIL 6, 2021

STAR WARS: THE SKYWALKERS – A FAMILY AT WAR

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Kristin Baver

hardcover (300 pages)
DK Publishing
ISBN 978-0-7440-2731-0
$ 24.99

solicitation copy:

Uncover the secrets of the Skywalkers: the family that shaped a galaxy far, far away…

No group of characters has had more impact on the Star Wars saga than the Skywalker family. In fact, it could be said that without the Skywalker clan and its mystical connection to the Force—both for good and ill—there would be no Star Wars at all.

The Skywalkers: A Family at War explores every twist and turn of the turbulent story of the Skywalker dynasty, from Shmi Skywalker’s immaculate conception and the slow seduction to the dark side of her son, Anakin, to the heroics of his son, Luke, and the twisted motives of Han Solo and Princess Leia’s offspring, Kylo Ren.

The Skywalker story has everything: passion, intrigue, heroism, and dark deeds. Leaving no stone unturned in tracing the dynasty’s trials and tribulations, this definitive biography of Star Wars’s first family is a must-buy for all Star Wars fans.

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USA: amazon 

UK: amazon

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APRIL 27, 2021

THE ART OF STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Amy Ratcliffe
foreword by Scott Trowbridge
hardcover (256 pages)
Abrams Books
ISBN 978-1-4197-5012-0
$ 50.00

solicitation copy:

The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the only book to provide an inside look at the magic behind the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge themed lands at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort, documenting the art and innovations that led to the creation of Galaxy’s Edge. Featuring hundreds of full-color concept artworks, sketches, blueprints, photographs, and more, the book will reveal Walt Disney Imagineering’s creative process.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge invites guests to explore Black Spire Outpost, located on the remote Outer Rim planet Batuu—a spaceport bustling with First Order and Resistance activity where guests can interact with droids, creatures, and fan-favorite characters. Alongside Black Spire Outpost’s vibrant cantina and marketplace, a new and original score composed by John Williams accompanies guests as they seek out the land’s two major attractions: Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, which allows guests to commandeer the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, in which guests find themselves in the crossfire of a ferocious battle between the Resistance and the First Order.

Exclusive interviews with the key creative minds who shaped the lands’ design provide commentary on what it’s like to dream and then build a life-size Star Wars adventure.

Plus, the book offers an inside look at the upcoming Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser experience, a first-of-its-kind immersive two-night adventure.

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STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS CHARACTER ENCYCLOPEDIA – JOIN THE BATTLE!

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

by Jason Fry
hardcover (176 pages)
DK Publishing
ISBN 978-0-74403-715-9
$ 16.99

solicitation copy:

Meet more than 200 incredible clones and droids from Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

What is Clone Force 99? Who inducted Ahsoka Tano into the Jedi Order? Where does General Grievous keep a secret lair? Why does Captain Rex mutiny against his Jedi General on Umbara?

Have to know the answers to these questions? Look no further than Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Clones vs. Droids. Written by a Star Wars expert, this illustrated encyclopedia features more than 200 incredible characters and teams, including Anakin Skywalker, Darth Maul, Bo-Katan Kryze, and Clone Force 99.

Perfect for fans of all ages, Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Clones vs. Droids will enthrall readers for hours on end.

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MAY 4, 2021

A LONG TIME AGO IN A CUTTING ROOM FAR, FAR AWAY…

My Fifty Years Editing Hollywood Hits

softcover reprint of the November 5, 2019 hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Paul Hirsh

softcover (369 pages)

Chicago Review Press

ISBN 978-1-6416-0524-3

$ 18.99

solicitation copy:

A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away provides a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most influential films of the last fifty years as seen through the eyes of Paul Hirsch, the Oscar-winning film editor who worked on such classics as George Lucas’s Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back , Brian De Palma’s Carrie and Mission: Impossible , Herbert Ross’s Footloose and Steel Magnolias , John Hughes’s Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Planes, Trains & Automobiles , Joel Schumacher’s Falling Down , and Taylor Hackford’s Ray.

Hirsch breaks down his career movie by movie, offering a riveting look at the decisions that went into creating some of cinema’s most iconic scenes. He also provides behind-the-scenes insight into casting, directing, and scoring and intimate portraits of directors, producers, composers, and stars. Part film school primer, part paean to legendary filmmakers and professionals, this funny and insightful book will entertain and inform aficionados and casual moviegoers alike.

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STAR WARS: THE SKYWALKER SAGA

The Official Collector’s Edition

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

hardcover (172 pages)

Titan Books

ISBN 978-1-78773-466-1
$ 29.99

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“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” For more than five decades, the Skywalker saga has thrilled generations of fans who have grown up with one of the greatest stories in cinematic history. This sprawling epic of nine episodic films covers 67 years of unforgettable action, featuring thousands of iconic characters, from Star Wars: A New Hope to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. And the Star Wars Insider magazine has been there every step of the way, gaining exclusive access to cast, crew, and creators.

Now, collected together for the first time, this movie companion chronicles the story behind the making of the Skywalker saga, as told by the writers, directors, designers, and crafts people who built and shaped a legend.

From George Lucas’ thoughts on embarking on the making of A New Hope to Ewan McGregor on stepping into the shoes of the late Sir Alec Guinness to play Obi-Wan Kenobi to Daisy Ridley taking on the role of Rey in the final trilogy, this is a must-have for anyone touched by this incredible story.

initial solicitation copy:

A definitive guide to the Star Wars Skywalker saga, featuring the best interviews and features from over 40 years of cinematic history!

A deluxe collector’s book focusing on the films that form the Star Wars Skywalker saga, from The Phantom Menace to The Rise of Skywalker. Featuring a unique collection of interviews and features with iconic cast members such as Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher Fisher (Princess Leia), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), and insight from key crew members that brought the series to life.

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JUNE 1, 2021

STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK – SPECIAL 40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTOR’S EDITION

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

hardcover (144 pages)

Titan Books

ISBN 978-1-78773-423-4
$ 19.99

solicitation copy:

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, the fan-favorite Star Wars movie, with this deluxe special edition dedicated to the making of the iconic film.

Inside its pages is an in-depth look at how George Lucas expanded the saga with new environments such as Hoth and Cloud City, and new characters like Lando Calrissian, Boba Fett, and Yoda. It also includes comments from the cast and crew involved in the making of the film, including Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher.

See how scenes such as the Rebels battle against the AT-ATs were created and learn more about how Luke Skywalker’s battle against Darth Vader was filmed in a must-have item for every Star Wars fans collection!

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JUNE 29, 2021

HOT WHEELS: GARAGE OF LEGENDS

A Photographic Guide To 75+ Life-Size Versions of Your Favorite Die-cast Vehicles – from the Classic Twin Mill to the Star Wars X-wing Carship

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Weldon Owen
hardcover (160 pages)
Chronicle Books
ISBN 978-1-6818-8705-0
$ 34.99

solicitation copy:

A virtual galley of beautiful, exotic, and unique concept car entries created by Hot Wheels fans in contests to add to the hugely popular Hot Wheels collection.

Every year, the legendary Hot Wheels toy company holds its “Garage of Legends” contest, in which fans around America compete to have their unique concept car be the next added to the collection. The contest winners and other unique full-size scale models tour Walmart stores around the country; over 110,000 people attended 2019’s events. This book collects never-before-seen images and descriptions of these one-of-a-kind cars and the people who design them. Sales opportunities at the Walmart event and through Hot Wheels membership organization.

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JULY 6, 2021

STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN – THE ULTIMATE VISUAL GUIDE

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Pablo Hidalgo
foreword by Dave Filoni
hardcover (200 pages)
DK Publishing
ISBN 978-0-7440-3126-3
$ 25.00

solicitation copy:

The essential companion to the first two seasons of The Mandalorian.

Produced in close collaboration with Lucasfilm and written by Star Wars insider Pablo Hidalgo, this 200-page book is full of fascinating details. Study more than 600 images, incredible concept art, and behind-the-scenes photography in this must-have guide to the Disney+ phenomenon.

Discover the hidden gadgets of the Mandalorian’s beskar suit of armor. Learn more about the cutest 50-year-old alien in the galaxy–The Child. Discover the secrets of the Way. Examine the functional workings of the Razor Crest. Uncover the codes of the Bounty Hunter Guild. Meet the deadly Cara Dune and the ruthless Moff Gideon. Find out how the Mandalorian became the best in the parsec.

With a foreword by Executive Producer Dave Filoni, Star Wars: The Mandalorian: The Ultimate Visual Guide is the perfect gift for Star Wars fans of all ages.

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JULY 13, 2021

SECRETS OF THE FORCE

The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Wars

hardcover (unlicensed) (USA)

publisher info:

written by Edward Gross & Mark A. Altman
hardcover (496 pages)
St. Martin’s Press
ISBN 978-1-2502-3687-6
$ 29.99

digital audio
ISBN 978-1-2508-0251-4
$ 32.99

solicitation copy:

From the authors of The Fifty-Year Mission and So Say We All, the first and only comprehensive oral history of the Star Wars movie franchise …

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AUGUST 3, 2021

STAR WARS:THE GALAXY’S GREATEST HEROES

In the Words of the People Who Created Them

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

softcover (176 pages)

Titan Books

ISBN 978-1-78773-636-8
$ 24.99

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AUGUST 12, 2021

LUCASFILM: FILMMAKING, PHILOSOPHY, AND THE STAR WARS UNIVERSE

Philosophical Filmmaker-series

hardcover/softcover (non-licensed) (USA)

publisher info:

written by Cyrus R.K. Patell
series editor: Costica Bradatan
Bloomsbury Academic

hardcover (240 pages)
ISBN 978-1-35010-060-2
$ 90.00

softcover (240 pages)
ISBN 978-1-35010-061-9
$ 29.95

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From Star Wars: A New Hope to The Rise of Skywalker, this is the first complete assessment and philosophical exploration of the Lucasfilm universe.

Lucasfilm examines the ways these iconic films were shaped by global cultural mythologies and world cinema, as well as philosophical ideas from the fields of aesthetics and political theory. Cyrus Patell also looks at how this ever-expanding universe of cultural products and enterprises became a global brand and asks: can a film director be both an auteur and a corporation?

More than any other film franchise, Star Wars and Lucasfilm have become part of the cultural imagination. The passionate fan base has played a decisive role in the themes, content, casting and direction of George Lucas’ oeuvre. Within these pages, Patell explores what it means for films and their creator to become part of cultural history in in unprecedented way.

Cyrus R. K. Patell is Global Network Professor of Literature at NYU, Abu Dhabi and Professor of English at NYU in New York, USA.

Costica Bradatan is a Professor of Humanities in the Honors College at Texas Tech University, USA, and an Honorary Research Professor of Philosophy at University of Queensland, Australia. Bradatan writes regularly for such publications as the New York Times, Times Literary Supplement, Aeon, Dissent, and The New Statesman, and serves as the Religion/Comparative Studies Editor for the Los Angeles Review of Books.

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AUGUST 13, 2021

STAR WARS MULTIVERSE

Quick Takes: Movies & Popular Culture

hardcover/softcover (non-licensed) (USA)

publisher info:

written by Carmelo Esterrich

hardcover (112 pages)
Rutgers University Press
ISBN 978-1-9788-1526-1
$ 65.00

softcover (112 pages)
Rutgers University Press
ISBN 978-1-9788-1525-4
$ 17.95

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Star Wars may have started out as a film about a Manichean battle between good and evil, but as countless filmmakers, novelists, animators, fan artists and even cosplayers have taken the opportunity to play in the fictional world George Lucas created, it has expanded into something far greater, resulting in a richly layered and diverse Star Wars multiverse.

Drawing from a full range of Star Wars media, including comics, children’s books, fan films, and television shows like Clone Wars and The Mandalorian, Carmelo Esterrich explores how these stories set in a galaxy far far away reflect issues that hit closer to home. He examines what they have to say about political oppression, authoritarianism, colonialism, discrimination, xenophobia, and perpetual war. Yet he also investigates subtler ways in which the personal is political within the multiverse, including its articulations of gender and sexuality, its cultural hierarchies of language use, and its complex relationships between humans, droids and myriad species. This book demonstrates that the Star Wars multiverse is not just a stage for thrilling interstellar battles, but also an exciting space for interpretation and discovery.

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also in 2021?

KENNER STAR WARS PHOTOGRAPHY Volume II:  1980 – 1982 (THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK)

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

by photographer Kim D.M. Simmons

hardcover

from the announcement:

The Official Kickstarter Campaign for Volume II The Empire Strikes Back begins June 18th, 2020. This hardcover book will contain a plethora of photos from this era of Kenner’s ESB toy line.

The Kickstarter campaign will be the only way to get a copy of the book. There will be many rewards and perks for contributors including images shot exclusively for this book.

“Volume II will showcase all of your favorite action figures, ships, vehicles, creatures, and playsets from The Empire Strikes Back including the Micro Collection.” – Kim D. M. Simmons

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

softcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by W.R. Miller

softcover

Pulp Hero Press (imprint of Theme Park Press)

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STAR WARS INTERVIEWS Vol. 4

The Force Awakens, Rogue One, and Expanded Universe

softcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Dennis Pellegrom

foreword by Keith DeWinter

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

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