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!

Note that prices given are Suggested Retail Prices (SRP). Pre-order prices at the Amazon-links are usually lower!

Enjoy! Happy reading and collecting!!!!

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shortlist nonfiction

April 24, 2020

STAR WARS REBELS: THE ART OF THE ANIMATED SERIES

hardcover (USA)

THE ART OF STAR WARS REBELS: LIMITED EDITION

hardcover (USA)

April 28, 2020

STAR WARS: THE ULTIMATE POP-UP GALAXY – LIMITED EDITION

hardcover (USA)

June 1, 2020

INSIDE THE STAR WARS EMPIRE

A Memoir

softcover reprint (USA)

June 3, 2020 (at comicbookstores: regular release on June 9, 2020)

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER POSTER BOOK

softcover (USA)

June 9, 2020 (released early through comicbookstores on June 3, 2020)

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER POSTER BOOK

softcover (USA)

June 23, 2020

STAR WARS GALAXY’S EDGE: TRAVELER’S GUIDE TO BATUU

hardcover (USA)

August 4, 2020

STAR WARS: A GALAXY OF COLLECTIBLES

Movie Props, Original Art, Rarities, Toys

hardcover (non-licensed) (USA)

STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN – THE ART & IMAGERY

Collector’s Edition Volume One

hardcover (USA)

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO VINTAGE STAR WARS ACTION FIGURES: 1977 – 1985

Second Edition

hardcover (non-licensed) (USA)

August 25, 2020 

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

newsstand cover

magazine (USA)

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

hardcover (USA)

August 26, 2020

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

Previews-exclusive cover

magazine (USA)

September 15, 2020

STAR WARS: FASCINATING FACTS

Story, Lore and History from the Greatest Galaxy

hardcover (USA)

STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN – THE ART & IMAGERY

Collector’s Edition Volume Two

hardcover (USA)

September 22, 2020

STAR WARS: THE JEDI MIND

Secrets from the Force for Balance and Peace

hardcover (USA)

Fall 2020

THE STAR WARS ARCHIVES

Episodes I – III: 1999 – 2005

hardcover (USA)

October 1, 2020

STAR WARS: THE TRIUMPH OF NERD CULTURE

hardcover (unlicensed) (USA)

STRATEGY STRIKES BACK

How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict

softcover reprint (unlicensed) (USA)

October 6, 2020

STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE MARVEL COMICS COVERS Vol. 2

Mini Book

hardcover (USA)

STAR WARS: THE POSTER COLLECTION

Mini Book

hardcover (USA)

October 13, 2020

STAR WARS: THE AGE OF RESISTANCE TRILOGY SPECIAL

hardcover (USA)

October 15, 2020

BFI FILM CLASSICS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

softcover (UK)

October 20, 2020

STAR WARS: THE LIGHTSABER COLLECTION

hardcover (USA)

October 29, 2020

STAR WARS (BFI FILM CLASSICS)

Second Edition

softcover (UK)

November 3, 2020

STAR WARS: COMPLETE VEHICLES / INCREDIBLE CROSS-SECTIONS

New Edition

hardcover (USA)

November 6, 2020

BECKETT STAR WARS COLLECTIBLES

softcover (USA)

November 10, 2020

STAR WARS: THE SKYWALKER SAGA – SPECIAL EDITION

hardcover (USA)

November 17, 2020

CARRIE FISHER: A LIFE ON THE EDGE

paperback reprint (USA)

also in 2020?

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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APRIL 24, 2020

STAR WARS REBELS: THE ART OF THE ANIMATED SERIES

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Dan Wallace

cover by Killian Plunkett

Dark Horse Books

hardcover (216 pages)

ISBN 978-1-5067-1091-4

$ 39.99

solicitation copy:

An incredible hardcover amassing art and creator commentary chronicling four seasons of adventure in a galaxy far, far away!

In the early days of the rebellion, a tight-knit group of rebels from various backgrounds banded together against all odds to do their part in the larger mission of defeating the Galactic Empire, sparking hope across the galaxy.

The award-winning team from Lucasfilm Animation brought the beloved occupants of the Ghost into our homes five years ago, now, take a step behind-the-scenes to witness the journey from paper to screen with The Art of Star Wars Rebels. Featuring never-before-seen concept art and process pieces along with exclusive commentary from the creative team behind the show, Dark Horse Books and Lucasfilm proudly present the official look inside one of the galaxy’s most beloved shows.

preview:

links:

USA: amazon

UKamazon

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THE ART OF STAR WARS REBELS: LIMITED EDITION

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Dan Wallace

Dark Horse Books

hardcover (216 pages)
ISBN 978-1-5067-1485-1

$ 99.99

solicitation copy:

This deluxe limited-edition package of The Art of Star Wars Rebels features a beautiful slipcase with illuminating lights and sound effects of igniting lightsabers when the case opens! This collection also includes a folio featuring an exclusive piece of art and a variant cover of the book to create a truly immersive experience that fans won’t want to miss!

In the early days of the rebellion, a tight-knit group of rebels from various backgrounds banded together against all odds to do their part in the larger mission of defeating the Galactic Empire, sparking hope across the galaxy.

The award-winning animation team of Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg, and Carrie Beck, along with the talented artists at Lucasfilm Animation brought the beloved occupants of the Ghost into our homes four years ago, now, take a step behind-the-scenes to witness the journey from paper to screen with The Art of Star Wars Rebels. Featuring never-before-seen concept art and process pieces along with exclusive commentary from the creative team behind the show, Dark Horse Books and Lucasfilm proudly present the official look inside one of the galaxy’s most beloved shows.

preview:

limited edition preview:

links:

USA: amazon

UKamazon

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APRIL 28, 2020

STAR WARS: THE ULTIMATE POP-UP GALAXY – LIMITED EDITION

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Matthew Reinhart
illustrated by Kevin M. Wilson
hardcover (5 pages)
Insight Editions
ISBN 978-1-6838-3789-3
$ 250.00 (signed & numbered, limited to 500 copies)

solicitation copy:

Packed with amazing Star Wars moments and hidden surprises to discover, Star Wars: The Ultimate Pop-Up Galaxy Limited Edition represents a whole new level of sophistication and interactivity in pop-up books and is guaranteed to thrill fans of all ages.

This exclusive limited edition also includes an incredible removable pop-up poster signed by world-renowned paper engineer Matthew Reinhart.

Jump into hyperspace for a thrilling pop-up journey through the entire Star Wars saga with this limited edition book from pop-up legend Matthew Reinhart’s new masterpiece.

From the war-torn battlefields of the Clone Wars to the rebels’ last stand over the Death Star and the Resistance’s climactic clash with the First Order on Crait, this one-of-a-kind limited edition pop-up book takes fans on a unique interactive adventure that brings the Star Wars saga to life in a whole new way.

Featuring the most iconic moments from the entire saga rendered as ingenious pop-up creations, Star Wars: The Ultimate Pop-Up Galaxy allows fans to interact with the action, launching rebel snowspeeders against AT-AT walkers, helping the Millennium Falcon escape First Order pursuers on Jakku, and more. Presented in a dynamic 360-degree format that enables the action to be viewed from all sides, the book also opens up to form a displayable 3D diorama of the entire saga.

preview:

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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JUNE 1, 2020

INSIDE THE STAR WARS EMPIRE

A Memoir

softcover reprint of the Februari 2018 hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Bill Kimberlin

softcover (272 pages)

Lyons Press

ISBN 978-1-4930-4946-2
$ 18.95

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:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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JUNE 3, 2020 (at comicbookstores: regular release on June 9, 2020)

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER POSTER BOOK

softcover (USA)

publisher info:

Marvel Worldwide
softcover (44 pages)
ISBN: 978-1-302-92468-3
$ 24.99

solicitation copy:

Feel the power of the Dark Side! The deadliest villain in the galaxy, Darth Vader, is celebrated in this sinister poster book — giving you an instant collection of the Dark Lord of the Sith’s finest Marvel Comics artwork! Darth Vader’s grandeur and glory is captured by some of the industry’s finest talents, including those that graced Vader’s two ongoing series — Salvador Larroca and Giuseppe Camuncoli! And don’t forget the many other artists who have depicted the Emperor’s ruthless right hand on dozens of awe-inspiring covers, pages and pinups — from Adi Granov to Alex Ross and more! As you gaze in wonder on Marvel’s visions of Vader, you are sure to hear the Imperial March in your head. It’s a gallery of masterpieces worthy of framing in every room of your house — until you find your lack of wall space disturbing!

links (for June 9, 2020):

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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JUNE 9, 2020 (released early through comicbookstores on June 3, 2020)

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER POSTER BOOK

softcover (USA)

publisher info:

Marvel Worldwide
softcover (44 pages)
ISBN: 978-1-302-92468-3
$ 24.99

solicitation copy:

Feel the power of the Dark Side! The deadliest villain in the galaxy, Darth Vader, is celebrated in this sinister poster book — giving you an instant collection of the Dark Lord of the Sith’s finest Marvel Comics artwork! Darth Vader’s grandeur and glory is captured by some of the industry’s finest talents, including those that graced Vader’s two ongoing series — Salvador Larroca and Giuseppe Camuncoli! And don’t forget the many other artists who have depicted the Emperor’s ruthless right hand on dozens of awe-inspiring covers, pages and pinups — from Adi Granov to Alex Ross and more! As you gaze in wonder on Marvel’s visions of Vader, you are sure to hear the Imperial March in your head. It’s a gallery of masterpieces worthy of framing in every room of your house — until you find your lack of wall space disturbing!

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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JUNE 23, 2020

STAR WARS GALAXY’S EDGE: TRAVELER’S GUIDE TO BATUU

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Cole Horton
hardcover (144 pages)
becker&mayer! books
ISBN 978-0-7603-6674-5

$ 19.99

solicitation copy:

Set your course for the edge of the galaxy to the planet Batuu where you’ll be immersed in the alluring offerings of a mysterious outpost and thriving port that is a haven for scoundrels, rogues and smugglers.

Upon arrival, you will have access to an authentic, in-world environment unlike anything you have ever experienced before! This official guide to Batuu is written completely in-world, as if you are a visitor from another part of the galaxy looking for recommendations on where to eat, shop, and sightsee while on your trip to this exciting location.

Highlighted features:
– Full-color photos, illustrations, and maps
– Original content from Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Imagineering
– Backstories to characters and locations found in Black Spire Outpost

Whether living your adventure in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge or simply being an armchair traveler, this in-depth literary companion will delight any fan of Star Wars.

initial solicitation copy:

Welcome to Batuu, a trading post at the edge of the galaxy where smugglers, bounty hunters, and rogue adventurers swap stories, food, and goods. Like any good tourist, you’re going to need a guide book to lead you through your visit. Here is your official guide.

In 2019, Disney opened a new Star Wars addition to their parks: The planet Batuu. Star Wars fans now have access to an authentic, in-world experience unlike anything they have ever seen before! This official guide to Batuu is written completely in-world, as if you are a visitor from another part of the galaxy, looking for recommendations on where to eat, sleep, and what to do during your trip to this planet. The guide also provides itineraries and descriptions of weekend trips “Beyond Batuu”; getaways to nearby planets and environs.

The guide features:
– Full-color illustrations and maps
– Original content from Lucasfilm
– An in-world experience like no other

Whether strolling in The Galaxy’s Edge 15-acre park or simply being an armchair traveler, this immersive guide will delight any Star Wars fan.

preview:

links:

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon 

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AUGUST 4, 2020

STAR WARS: A GALAXY OF COLLECTIBLES

Movie Props, Original Art, Rarities, Toys

hardcover (non-licensed) (USA)

publisher info:

written by Eric Bradley

foreword by John Jackson Miller

hardcover (224 pages)

Krause Publications

ISBN 978-1-4402-6113-8

$ 30.00

solicitation copy:

The foundation of popular culture was shaken to its core in 1977 when George Lucas released one of the most important films in modern American history: Star Wars: A New Hope. A hardcover, richly illustrated joyride Star Wars: A Galaxy of Collectibles, frames four decades of intergalactic adventures with rare collectibles, astonishing collections and classic Star Wars images.

Showcasing fabulous movie props, original art, prototypes, movie posters, rarities, classic toys, and exclusive interviews with artists who created some of the most iconic scenes from the original movie trilogy, Star Wars: A Galaxy of Collectibles pulls back the curtain to reveal a stunning behind-the-scenes view of the world’s favorite space opera.

A treasure trove of seldom-seen wonders fill this galactic celebration, including:

  • Princess Leia’s Slave Girl outfit worn as a prisoner of Jabba the Hutt
  • Darth Vader’s helmet and costume
  • A working model of The Death Star from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
  • Chewbacca’s headpiece used in the original trilogy
  • An R2-D2 droid that sold for $2.76 million
  • A concept art movie poster by Tom Jung
  • Exclusive photos of the largest Star Wars toy ever produced
  • An interview with designer James L. Schoppe, who created the blaster used by Han Solo in Return of the Jedi
  • Rare move posters
  • A Foreword by John Jackson Miller, The New York Times best-selling science fiction author

Filled with visual delights and insight, Star Wars: A Galaxy of Collectibles brings home dramatically an adventure that takes place “in a galaxy far, far away.”

links:

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon 

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STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN – THE ART & IMAGERY

Collector’s Edition Volume One

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

hardcover (96 pages)

Titan Books

ISBN 978-1-7877-3420-3
$ 19.99

solicitation copy:

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

As the final episode in the Star Wars movie saga is about to hit cinemas, Star Wars is bigger than ever before. 2020 will be an exciting year for all things from a galaxy far, far away. This special edition brings you closer to the Star Wars saga as it celebrates the dawn of a new era with The Mandalorian by producers John Favereau and Dave Filoni, and starring Pedro Pascal as the titular bounty hunter.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO VINTAGE STAR WARS ACTION FIGURES: 1977 – 1985

Second Edition

hardcover (non-licensed) (USA)

publisher info:

written by Mark Bellomo

foreword by Brian Volk-Weiss

hardcover (304 pages)

Krause Publications

ISBN 978-1-4402-4911-2

$ 35.00

solicitation copy:

Abundantly visual and painstakingly meticulous, The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures, 1977-1985, 2nd edition, by nationally renowned toy expert Mark Bellomo, offers the definitive reference to vintage Star Wars action figures.

This big, bold and beautiful hardcover book includes 700 detailed color images, information, variations and secondary market values for every action figure produced by Kenner during this time, as well as accessories, creatures, playsets and vehicles, all to create the finest Star Wars action figure guide on the market.

Featuring a Foreword by Brian Volk-Weiss, creator of the hit Netflix documentary series The Toys That Made Us and devoted Star Wars toy collector, The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures is serious fun for those who take their fun seriously.

links:

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon 

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AUGUST 25, 2020

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

newsstand edition

magazine (USA)

publisher info:

magazine (96 pages)

Titan Magazines

$ 12.99

solicitation copy:

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in this special behind-the-scenes retrospective edition. Collects together a wealth of features and interviews, including:
– Original cast and crew members
– Behind the scenes photos

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

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

hardcover (96 pages)

Titan Books

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

solicitation copy:

A 40th anniversary special edition celebrating Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

This deluxe collector’s edition presents interviews, features and unseen images from the fan favorite movie.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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AUGUST 26, 2020

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

Previews exclusive edition

magazine (USA)

publisher info:

magazine (96 pages)

Titan Magazines

$ 12.99

solicitation copy:

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in this special behind-the-scenes retrospective edition. Collects together a wealth of features and interviews, including:
– Original cast and crew members
– Behind the scenes photos

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

STAR WARS: FASCINATING FACTS

Story, Lore and History from the Greatest Galaxy

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Pablo Hidalgo

hardcover (208 pages)

Portable Press (Printers Row Publishing Group)

ISBN 978-1-68412-895-2
$ 15.99

solicitation copy:

An insider’s guide to little-known facts from all nine films of the Skywalker Saga.

Star Wars: Fascinating Facts is a compendium of hundreds of little-known facts about all nine episodes in the Skywalker Saga—from behind-the-scenes on-set tidbits to stories about how the tale of Star Wars was created. Profiles of important characters and early drafts of scripts show what might have been, details of how famous scenes were filmed, and other firsthand accounts from cast and crew members.

preview:

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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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 collection of art from the end credits of Star Wars: the Mandalorian chapters 5-8 and more!

Includes art as seen in the hit Disney+ TV series directed by Dave Filoni and John Favreau, starring Pedro Pascal, as illustrated by some of Lucasfilm’s finest artists.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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SEPTEMBER 22, 2020

STAR WARS: THE JEDI MIND

Secrets from the Force for Balance and Peace

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Amy Ratcliffe
illustrated by Christina Chung
hardcover (80 pages)
Chronicle Books
ISBN 978-1-7972-0593-9
$ 14.95

solicitation copy:

Star Wars: The Jedi Mind takes quotations and lessons from Star Wars and pairs them with practices such a breathing, posture, and meditation.

The Jedi Code is focused on peace, knowledge, serenity, and balance—principles that readers can engage in in their own lives.

The philosophical tenets are applicable not just in the galaxy far, far away, but also in our own galaxy, here and now.
– Quoted wisdom from a galaxy far, far away offers day-to-day life lessons
– An accessible pop culture spin on the Star Wars universe
– Features 20 color illustrations to illuminate the book’s thoughtful advice

“Trust your feelings.“ – Obi-Wan Kenobi

Star Wars: The Jedi Mind is the perfect gift for Star Wars fans looking for balance, and seekers of inner calm open to learning from the Jedi Masters.
– Perfect gift for Star Wars fans who love self-care, reflection, and mindfulness
– An enjoyable and useful primer for Star Wars lovers who are seeking inner calm
– Add it to the shelf with books like Star Wars: Be More Yoda: Mindful Thinking from a Galaxy Far Far Away by Christian Blauvelt and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back So You Want to Be a Jedi? by Adam Gidwitz.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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FALL 2020

THE STAR WARS ARCHIVES

Episodes I – III: 1999 – 2005

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Paul Duncan

hardcover

Taschen

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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OCTOBER 1, 2020

STAR WARS: THE TRIUMPH OF NERD CULTURE

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Josef Benson

hardcover (224 pages)

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN 978-1-5381-1620-3

$ 35.00

solicitation copy:

Star Wars: The Triumph of Nerd Culture engagingly reveals how the most popular film franchise of all time sprang from the mind of a deeply insecure nerd, who then inspired and betrayed a generation of fans.

Josef Benson offers an unauthorized and provocative expose of the Star Wars franchise, fueled by George Lucas’s insecurities and the vengefulness of a fervent fan-base who felt betrayed when Lucas defiled the original films. Benson presents the conflict between George Lucas and Star Wars fans as comparable to the twisted relationship between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. Just as there is a riveting saga within the Star Wars universe that centers on the rise and fall of Anakin Skywalker and the redemption of Darth Vader, so too has a saga unfolded in relation to George Lucas and Star Wars fandom.

Star Wars fans both love and hate Star Wars and George Lucas, he is equally responsible for their pleasure and pain. Star Wars: Triumph of Nerd Culture delves deeper into the Star Wars universe than any book has gone before. Providing a must-read for Star Wars fans and sending readers away able to watch Star Wars in the same way again.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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STRATEGY STRIKES BACK

How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict

softcover reprint of the May 1, 2018 hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

edited by Max Brooks, John Amble, M.L. Cavanaugh & Jaym Gates

softcover reprint (272 pages)

Potomac Books

ISBN 978-1-6401-2360-1

solicitation copy:

The most successful film franchise of all time, Star Wars thrillingly depicts an epic multigenerational conflict fought a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. But the Star Wars saga has as much to say about successful strategies and real-life warfare waged in our own time and place. Strategy Strikes Back brings together more than thirty of today’s top military and strategic experts, including generals, policy advisors, seasoned diplomats, counterinsurgency strategists, science fiction writers, war journalists, and ground-level military officers, to explain the strategy and the art of war by way of the Star Wars films.

Each chapter of Strategy Strikes Back provides a relatable, outside-the-box way to simplify and clarify the complexities of modern military conflict. Strategy Strikes Back gives Star Wars fans and aspiring military minds alike an inspiring and entertaining means of understanding many facets of modern warfare in a book as captivating as Star Wars itself.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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OCTOBER 6, 2020

STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE MARVEL COMICS COVERS Vol. 2

Mini Book

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

hardcover (304 pages)

Insight Editions

ISBN 978-1-6838-3955-2
$ 11.99

solicitation copy:

Continue your journey through the complete history of Marvel Comics’ Star Wars covers in this miniature art book.

Star Wars: The Complete Marvel Comics Covers Mini Book, Vol. 2 continues the ultimate pocket-sized journey through a galaxy of iconic comics art.

Beginning with the thirtieth issue of Marvel’s 2015 return to the Star Wars brand, this comprehensive exploration completes the flagship series to date and continues beyond. Including the Star Wars: Darth VaderStar Wars: Vader DownStar Wars: Han Solo, and Star Wars: Lando series, this collection is an action-packed journey through comics history. Featuring some of the most memorable covers in comics history plus a dazzling array of variants drawn by some of the most famous artists in the industry, this mini book is a must-have collectible for Star Wars fans and comic book enthusiasts alike.

preview:

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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STAR WARS: THE POSTER COLLECTION

Mini Book

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

hardcover (304 pages)

Insight Editions

ISBN 978-1-68383959-0
$ 11.99

solicitation copy:

Relive your favorite Star Wars adventures with this collection of the galaxy’s greatest posters.

Judge a book by its size, do you?

Hold over four decades of cinematic history in the palm of your hand with Star Wars: The Poster Collection. This mini book features posters from all eras of Star Wars, from the original trilogy’s classic theatrical posters and the epic one-sheets of the prequel films to the latest artwork for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Featuring iconic posters and rarely seen artwork and promotional imagery, Star Wars: The Poster Collection spotlights the art that has captured the imaginations of multiple generations, making it the perfect gift for all Star Wars fans.

preview:

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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OCTOBER 13, 2020

STAR WARS: THE AGE OF RESISTANCE TRILOGY SPECIAL

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

hardcover (144 pages)

Titan Books

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

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:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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OCTOBER 15, 2020

BFI FILM CLASSICS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

softcover (UK)

publisher info:

written by Rebecca Harrison
softcover (120 pages)
British Film Istitute
ISBN 978-1-9112-3997-0
£ 11.99 / $15.95

solicitation copy:

The Empire Strikes Back (1980), the second film in the original Star Wars trilogy, is often cited as the best and most popular Star Wars movie. In her compelling study, Rebecca Harrison draws on previously unpublished archival research to reveal a variety of original and often surprising perspectives on the film, from the cast and crew who worked on its production through to the audiences who watched it in cinemas.

Harrison guides readers on a journey that begins with the films production in 1979 and ends with a discussion about its contemporary status as an object of reverence and nostalgia. She demonstrates how Empires meaning and significance has continually shifted over the past 40 years not only within the franchise, but also in broader conversations about film authorship, genre, and identity.

Offering new insights and original analysis of Empire via its cultural context, production history, textual analysis, exhibition, reception, and post-1980 re-evaluations of the film, the book provides a timely and relevant reassessment of this enduringly popular film.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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OCTOBER 20, 2020

STAR WARS: THE LIGHTSABER COLLECTION

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

by Daniel Wallace

hardcover (154 pages)

Insight Editions

ISBN 978-1-68383-978-1
$ 29.99

solicitation copy:

Travel to a galaxy far, far away with this comprehensive guide to all of the unique lightsabers from the Star Wars universe.

From Luke’s iconic lightsaber to Darth Maul’s shocking dual-bladed weapon to Kylo Ren’s unique crossguard design, there is no other weapon more deeply entwined with the Star Wars universe than the lightsaber. These weapons, wielded by Jedi and Sith alike, are meticulously designed for each character skilled enough to wield one.
Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection is a comprehensive visual guide and exploration of the numerous lightsabers found across the Star Wars galaxy, featuring favorite weapons from the movies, animated series, TV series, and video games.

Each spread features a detailed illustration of each lightsaber, allowing readers to see the intricate detail in the hilts and the brilliance of each energy blade, as well as information about the construction and filmmaking secrets about the creation of each weapon. This striking collection is the must-have gift for fans looking to discover the secrets behind these elegant weapons for a more civilized age.

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OCTOBER 29, 2020

STAR WARS (BFI FILM CLASSICS)

Second Edition

softcover (UK)

publisher info:

written by Will Brooker

softcover (104 pages)

British Film Institute

ISBN 978-1-8390-2163-3
£ 11.99

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The release of Star Wars in 1977 marked the start of what would become a colossal global franchise. Star Wars remains the second highest-grossing film in the United States, and George Lucas’s six-part narrative has grown into something more: a culture that goes far beyond the films themselves, with tie-in toys, novels, comics, games and DVDs as well as an enthusiastic fan community which creates its own Star Wars fictions. Critical studies of Star Wars have treated it as a cultural phenomenon, or in terms of its special effects, fans and merchandising, or as a film that marked the end of New Hollywood’s innovation and the birth of the blockbuster.

Will Brooker’s illuminating study of the film takes issue with many of these commonly-held ideas about Star Wars. He provides a close analysis of Star Wars as a film, carefully examining its shots, editing, sound design, cinematography and performances. Placing the film in the context of George Lucas’s previous work, from his student shorts to his 1970s features, and the diverse influences that shaped his approach, from John Ford to Jean-Luc Godard, Brooker argues that Star Wars is not, as Lucas himself has claimed, a departure from his earlier cinema, but a continuation of his experiments with sound and image. He reveals Lucas’s contradictory desires for total order and control, embodied by the Empire, and for the raw energy and creative improvisation of the Rebels. What seemed a simple fairy-tale becomes far more complex when we realise that the director is rooting for both sides; and this tension unsettles the saga as a whole, blurring the boundaries between Empire and Republic, dark side and light side, father and son.

In his foreword to this new edition, Will Brooker discusses is how subsequent films in the series, specifically Rogue One (2016) and The Last Jedi (2017), foregrounded and developed the themes of opposition that are at the heart of Star Wars. He shows how Derridean theories of opposites which become undermined and subverted, and which change places are made more clear with hindsight and provide us with a useful lens for looking back at the 1977 Star Wars.

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NOVEMBER 3, 2020

STAR WARS: COMPLETE VEHICLES / INCREDIBLE CROSS-SECTIONS

New Edition

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

DK Publishing

hardcover (264 pages)

ISBN 978-0-7440-2057-1

$ 40.00

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Explore the epic Star Wars saga through incredible cross-sections.

More than 100 magnificent cross-section artworks bring the vehicles of Star Wars to life. New cross-sections, amazing detail, and comprehensive text make this the ultimate reference to the craft of a galaxy far, far away….

SEE
– Poe Dameron’s X-wing in action
– The terrifying power of Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced x1
– Obi-Wan Kenobi’s fast and agile Jedi starfighter

DISCOVER
– The inner workings of Rey’s speeder
– The advanced technology of the Rebel Alliance’s U-wing
– The devastating weaponry of the Death Star

EXPLORE
– The famous corridors of the Millennium Falcon
– The brutal design of Darth Maul’s Sith Infiltrator
– The mighty AT-AT walker

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NOVEMBER 6, 2020

BECKETT STAR WARS COLLECTIBLES

softcover (USA)

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softcover

Beckett Media

ISBN 978-1-936681488

$ 29.95

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Get the best pricing in the galaxy for your Star Wars collectibles! In just a short time, this book has become on the our most poplular with collectors wanting information on their figures, toy sets, vehicles, trading cards and other collectibles from the Star Wars toy universe. This book will includes pricing for vintage and more modern material.

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NOVEMBER 10, 2020

STAR WARS: THE SKYWALKER SAGA – SPECIAL EDITION

hardcover (USA)

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hardcover (172 pages)

Titan Books

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

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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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NOVEMBER 17, 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

$ 17.99

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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.

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also in 2020?

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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