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

August 4, 2020

STAR WARS: A GALAXY OF COLLECTIBLES

Movie Props, Original Art, Rarities, Toys

hardcover (non-licensed) (USA)

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

Second Edition

hardcover (non-licensed) (USA)

September 29, 2020

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

hardcover (USA)

STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN – THE ART & IMAGERY

Collector’s Edition Volume One

hardcover (USA)

Fall 2020

THE STAR WARS ARCHIVES

Episodes I – III: 1999 – 2005

hardcover (USA)

October 1, 2020

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: FASCINATING FACTS

Story, Lore and History from the Greatest Galaxy

hardcover (USA)

October 20, 2020

STAR WARS: THE LIGHTSABER COLLECTION

hardcover (USA)

October 27, 2020

STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN – THE ART & IMAGERY

Collector’s Edition Volume Two

hardcover (USA)

October 29, 2020

STAR WARS (BFI FILM CLASSICS)

Second Edition

softcover (UK)

BFI FILM CLASSICS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

softcover (UK)

November 3, 2020

I AM C-3PO: THE INSIDE STORY

softcover reprint (USA)

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 JEDI MIND

Secrets from the Force for Balance and Peace

hardcover (USA)

STAR WARS: THE SKYWALKER SAGA – SPECIAL EDITION

hardcover (USA)

November 20, 2020

STAR WARS: THE TRIUMPH OF NERD CULTURE

hardcover (unlicensed) (USA)

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)

December 1, 2020

THE ART OF STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN 

hardcover (USA)

December 15, 2020

STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE TRILOGY SPECIAL

The Official Collector’s Edition

hardcover (USA)

THE STAR WARS ARCHIVES

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

hardcover (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)

January 7, 2021

THE TRANSMEDIA FRANCHISE OF STAR WARS TV

hardcover (UK)

also in January 2021

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

Cinema and Youth Cultures

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 22, 2021

INTERPRETING STAR WARS

Reading a Modern Film Franchise

hardcover/softcover (UK)

April 27, 2021

THE ART OF STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE

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 MANDALORIAN – THE ULTIMATE VISUAL GUIDE

hardcover (USA)

also in 2021?

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

hardcover (USA)

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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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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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SEPTEMBER 29, 2020

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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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:

Explore the amazing world of Star Wars: The Mandalorian, the critically acclaimed series that expands the Star Wars galaxy to incredible new frontiers.

This deluxe edition collects the stunning artwork from the first four chapters of the Disney+ smash hit, highlighting the characters, creatures, allies, enemies and environments of this all-new Star Wars story.

In addition to showcasing stunning illustrative images and photography, this guide also features Doug Chiang, Christian Alzmann, Ryan Church, Nick Gindraux, John Park, Jama Jurabaev, Erik Tiemens, Brian Matayas, Seth Engstrom and Anton Grandert.

initial 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.

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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

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.

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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.

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links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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OCTOBER 13, 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.

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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 (172 pages)

Insight Editions

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

solicitation copy:

Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection is a comprehensive visual guide exploring the iconic and legendary lightsabers found within the Star Wars galaxy, featuring fan-favorite hilts from the Skywalker saga, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, comics, novels, and video games.

– Own the definitive lightsaber guide. This book features the hilts of characters such as Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mace Windu, Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Kylo Ren, Rey, Ahsoka Tano, and more. Learn about the creation and history of lightsabers from all of Star Wars, including Darth Maul’s double-bladed saber and the Darksaber.

– Discover never before seen art and illustrations. Featuring photo-realistic renders of lightsabers from Star Wars animation and comics, including Ezra Bridger’s blaster-saber hybrid, the Grand Inquisitor’s spinning blades, and a new lightsaber from The High Republic, this book is a must-have for Star Wars fans.

initial 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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links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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OCTOBER 27, 2020

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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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

solicitation copy:

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.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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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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NOVEMBER 3, 2020

I AM C-3PO: THE INSIDE STORY

softcover reprint of the November 2, 2019 hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

by Anthony Daniels

foreword by J.J. Abrams

DK Publishing

hardcover (256 pages)

ISBN 978-1-4654-9826-7

$ 16.99

solicitation copy:

“Gloriously witty, keen and spirited J.J. Abrams, Director of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

“The odds of me ever writing a book were approximately… Oh, never mind. My golden companion worries about such things – I don’t. I have indeed now written a book – telling my story, in my voice, not his – recognising that our voices and our stories are inextricably intertwined.”

When Star Wars burst on to the big screen in 1977, an unfailingly polite golden droid called C-3PO captured imaginations around the globe. But C-3PO wasn’t an amazing display of animatronics with a unique and unforgettable voiceover. Inside the metal costume was an actor named Anthony Daniels.

In this deeply personal memoir, Anthony Daniels recounts his experiences of the epic cinematic adventure that has influenced pop culture for more than 40 years. For the very first time, he candidly describes his most intimate memories as the only actor to appear in every Star Wars film – from his first meeting with George Lucas to the final, emotional days on the set of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

With a foreword by J.J. Abrams and never-before-seen photography, this book is a nostalgic look back at the Skywalker saga as it comes to a close. I Am C-3PO: The Inside Story reveals Anthony Daniels‘ vulnerability, how he established his role and what he accomplished, and takes readers on a journey that just happens to start in a galaxy far, far away.

links:

USA: amazon

UK (November 5):amazon

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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

solicitation copy:

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 the Knights of Ren’s Night Buzzard
– The mighty and fearsome Final Order Star Destroyer

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links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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NOVEMBER 6, 2020

BECKETT STAR WARS COLLECTIBLES

softcover (USA)

publisher info:

softcover

Beckett Media

ISBN 978-1-936681488

$ 29.95

solicitation copy:

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.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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NOVEMBER 10, 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.

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links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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STAR WARS: THE SKYWALKER SAGA – SPECIAL EDITION

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

hardcover (172 pages)

Titan Books

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

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.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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NOVEMBER 20, 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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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

$ 17.99

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:

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:

USA: amazon hardcover / amazon Kindle

UK: amazon

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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).

links:

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon

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DECEMBER 15, 2020

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:

“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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THE STAR WARS ARCHIVES

Episodes IV – VI: 1977 – 1983 – 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.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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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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JANUARY 7, 2021

THE TRANSMEDIA FRANCHISE OF STAR WARS TV

hardcover (UK)

publisher info:

edited by Dominic J. Nardi & Derek R. Sweet

hardcover (208 pages)

Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 978-3-030-52957-4

$ 119.99 / £ 89.99

solicitation copy:

While previous work on the Star Wars universe charts the Campbellian mythic arcs, political representations, and fan reactions associated with the films, this volume takes a transmedial approach to the material, recognizing that Star Wars TV projects interact with and relate to other Star Wars texts. The chapters in this volume take as a basic premise that the televisual entrants into the Star Wars transmedia storyworld are both important texts in the history of popular culture and also key to understanding how the Star Wars franchise―and, thus, industry-wide transmedia storytelling strategies―developed. The book expands previous work to consider television studies and sharp cultural criticism together in an effort to bring both long-running popular series, long-ignored texts, and even toy commercials to bear on the franchise’s complex history.

links:

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon / publisher’s page

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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:

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:

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:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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APRIL 22, 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 / £ 72.05
softcover: $ 26.95 / £ 21.58

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:

USA: amazon hardcover / amazon softcover

UK: amazon hardcover / amazon softcover

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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.

links:

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon

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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.

links:

USA: amazon softcover / amazon kindle

UK: amazon

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STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN – THE ULTIMATE VISUAL GUIDE

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Pablo Hidalgo
foreword by Dave Filoni

hardcover

DK Publishing

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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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

link:

USA: youtube announcement

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