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

January 20, 2021 (at comicbookstores; regular release on February 2, 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)

February 2, 2021 (released early through comicbookstores on January 20, 2021)

STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN – THE ART & IMAGERY

Collector’s Edition Volume Two

hardcover (USA)

February 23, 2021

STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE TRILOGY SPECIAL

The Official Collector’s Edition

hardcover (USA)

March 16, 2021

STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN – GUIDE TO SEASON ONE

Collector’s Edition

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!

softcover (USA)

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)

May 4, 2021

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

My Fifty Years Editing Hollywood Hits

softcover reprint (USA)

HOWARD KAZANJIAN: A PRODUCER’S LIFE

hardcover (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)

September 7, 2021

STAR WARS : YEAR BY YEAR – A VISUAL HISTORY: NEW EDITION

hardcover (USA)

also in 2021?

KENNER STAR WARS PHOTOGRAPHY Volume III

hardcover (USA)

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

softcover (USA)

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JANUARY 20, 2021 (at comicbookstores; regular release on February 2, 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:

Journey to amazing worlds as Star Wars: The Mandalorian, the critically acclaimed series that expands the Star Wars universe, continues to tell the acclaimed story of the mysterious Mandalorian warrior Dyn Jarren and The Child.

This collector’s edition includes stunning artwork from chapters 5-8, featuring the droids, rogues, and soldiers of the Empire as seen in the hit series.

A unique mix of photography, art and concept illustration showcases the Mandalorian, his allies, his foes and his incredible adventures.

initial 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.

preview:

links for release on February 2, 2021 (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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FEBRUARY 2, 2021 (released early through comicbookstores on January 20, 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:

Journey to amazing worlds as Star Wars: The Mandalorian, the critically acclaimed series that expands the Star Wars universe, continues to tell the acclaimed story of the mysterious Mandalorian warrior Dyn Jarren and The Child.

This collector’s edition includes stunning artwork from chapters 5-8, featuring the droids, rogues, and soldiers of the Empire as seen in the hit series.

A unique mix of photography, art and concept illustration showcases the Mandalorian, his allies, his foes and his incredible adventures.

initial 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.

preview:

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 16, 2021

STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN – GUIDE TO SEASON ONE

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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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.

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

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.

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

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon

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

softcover (USA)

publisher info:

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

solicitation copy:

Meet more than 350 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.

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 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.

preview:

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.

preview:

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

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

USA: amazon softcover / amazon kindle

UK: amazon

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HOWARD KAZANJIAN: A PRODUCER’S LIFE

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Jonathan Rinzler
foreword by Marcia Lucas
hardcover (408 pages)
Cameron Books
ISBN 978-1-9518-3618-4
$ 35.00

solicitation copy:

A captivating exploration of the life, work, and insider insight of legendary film producer Howard Kazanjian

Howard Kazanjian, a film producer whose career spans 50 years, has collaborated with Hollywood legends such as Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Sam Peckinpah, Steven Spielberg, and George Lucas, and worked on such classics as The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Return of the Jedi. Complete with personal anecdotes from the front lines, and coupled with rare archival photographs, this full-length biography tells the story of Kazanjian’s rise in Hollywood and takes us behind the scenes of the producer’s role in some of the biggest blockbusters in film history.

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

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon

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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

solicitation copy:

“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.

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

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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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!

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

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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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.

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

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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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.

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

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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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 …

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

USA: amazon hardcover / amazon digital

UK: amazon hardcover

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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

solicitation copy:

Go behind-the-scenes to discover how the most iconic Star Wars heroes were brought to the screen in this collection of incredible interviews and articles.

The actors and creators behind 15 of Star Wars’ most popular heroes discuss the process behind creating some of the most iconic characters in cinematic history. Includes Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), and George Lucas (the creator of Star Wars), Lawrence Kasdan (writer: The Empire Strikes BackReturn of the Jedi and The Force Awakens), J.J. Abrams (writer, director: The Force Awakens and The Rise of Skywalker), to name a few.

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

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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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

solicitation copy:

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.

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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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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USA: amazon hardcover / amazon softcover

UK: amazon

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SEPTEMBER 7, 2021

STAR WARS: YEAR BY YEAR – A VISUAL HISTORY: NEW EDITION

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Kristen Baver & Pablo Hidalgo

hardcover (384 pages)

DK Publishing

ISBN 978-0-7440-2864-5

$ 40.00

solicitation copy:

Discover everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Star Wars in this complete history of the most famous franchise in movie history.

Painstakingly researched and superbly illustrated, Star Wars Year By Year: A Visual History, New Edition presents a unique Star Wars timeline-the full history of the amazing Star Wars phenomenon as you’ve never seen it before.

This stunning visual journey features trivia and cultural cornerstones from director George Lucas’ early life through to the iconic movie stills, comic books, novels, toys, video games, and theme parks that have spawned from five decades of seminal film making.

Fully updated and expanded, this edition encompasses all nine episodes of the original, prequel, and sequel trilogies, along with the standalone movies Rogue One and Solo, and the acclaimed television series, The Mandalorian.

Produced in full collaboration with Lucasfilm and written by renowned Star Wars experts, Star Wars Year by Year: A Visual History, New Edition is ideal for Star Wars fanatics and newbies alike.

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USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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also in 2021?

KENNER STAR WARS PHOTOGRAPHY Volume III

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

by photographer Kim D.M. Simmons

hardcover

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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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