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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June 28, 2022

THE UNOFFICIAL STAR WARS-INSPIRED BOOK OF COCKTAILS

Drinks from a Bar, far, Far Away

hardcover (USA)

July 12, 2022

STAR WARS: BE MORE OBI-WAN

Navigate Your World with Wit and Wisdom

hardcover (USA)

STAR WARS: GALACTIC BAKING GIFT SET

hardcover (USA)

July 15, 2022

THEOLOGY AND THE STAR WARS UNIVERSE
Theology, Religion, and Pop Culture

hardcover (USA)

July 26, 2022

THE EMPIRE OF EFFECTS

Industrial Light & Magic and the Rendering of Realism

hardcover (USA)

August 9, 2022

STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE – TREASURES FROM BATUU

hardcover (USA)

August 11, 2022

THE HISTORY AND POLITICS OF STAR WARS

Death Stars and Democracy
Routledge Studies in Modern History

hardcover (UK)

August 16, 2022

STAR WARS INSIDER: THE GALAXY’S GREATEST VILLAINS

softcover (USA)

September 20, 2022

STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN – GUIDE TO SEASON TWO

Collector’s Edition

hardcover (USA)

October 4, 2022

THE ART OF STAR WARS: VISIONS

hardcover (USA)

THE ART OF STAR WARS: VISIONS – DELUXE EDITION

hardcover (USA)

October 25, 2022

MAD DREAMS AND MONSTERS

The Art of Phil Tippett and Tippett Studio

hardcover (USA)

STAR WARS EVERYDAY

A Year of Activites, Recipes & Crafts from a Galaxy Far, Far Away

hardcover (USA)

November 4, 2022

BECKETT STAR WARS COLLECTIBLES PRICE GUIDE

softcover (USA)

November 8, 2022

THE ART OF STAR WARS:THE HIGH REPUBLIC

hardcover (USA)

December 6, 2022

STAR WARS TIMELINES

From the Time before the High Republic to the Fall of the First Order

hardcover (USA)

February 7, 2023

STAR WARS: 100 OBJECTS
Illuminating Items from a Galaxy Far, Far Away….

hardcover (USA)

THREATS: WHAT EVERY ENGINEER SHOULD LEARN FROM STAR WARS

softcover (USA)

February 28, 2023
STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC – CHRONICLES OF THE JEDI

An illustrated Guide to the Galaxy’s Golden Age

hardcover (USA)

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JUNE 28, 2022

THE UNOFFICIAL STAR WARS-INSPIRED BOOK OF COCKTAILS

Drinks from a Bar Far, far Away

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Rhiannon Lee
photography by Georgie Glass
hardcover (168 pages)

Skyhorse

ISBN 978-1-5107-6895-6
$ 19.99

solicitation copy:

Become a Jedi Master of mixology with some of the best cocktails from across the Star Wars Galaxy.

There is no need to worry if you are a cocktail Wookie, as this sacred text contains helpful bartending tips and Jedi tricks to suit those of all levels! Channel the force and let The Unofficial Star Wars-Inspired Book of Cocktails be the Yoda to your Luke Skywalker with fifty drinks from Chalmun’s Cantina in Mos Eisley on planet Tatooine.

Cocktails made with alien ingredients such as activated charcoal and color-changing reagents are the perfect accompaniment to any May the Fourth celebration or Star Wars movie marathon. This book’s cocktails are guaranteed to keep guest spirits (as well as blood alcohol levels) high and stop the party from turning to the Dark Side.

These are the cocktails you have been looking for:

  • Baby Yo-daiquri
  • Blue Bantha Milkshake
  • Wookies and Cream
  • Emperor Palpatini
  • Darth Mauled Cider

May the fortified spirits be with you in The Unofficial Star Wars-Inspired Book of Cocktails.

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

USA: amazon hardcover / amazon digital

CANADA: amazon hardcover

UK: amazon hardcover

GERMANY: amazon hardcover / amazon digital

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JULY 12, 2022

STAR WARS: BE MORE OBI-WAN

Navigate Your World with Wit and Wisdom

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Kelly Knox
hardcover (64 pages)

DK Publishing

ISBN 978-0-74405-466-8
$ 12.99

solicitation copy:

A fun, pocket-size book packed with inspiration from the galaxy’s most cool and composed Jedi Master.

Stay true to yourself with confidence and class.

Is your new home more hive of villainy than sandy beach resort? Friends not the chosen ones you thought they were? Don’t throw a tantrum – keep it classy and ask yourself, “What would Obi-Wan do?”

Glide elegantly through anything life throws at you with pearls of wisdom from Obi-Wan Kenobi and fellow sages. Learn how to face your fears and perfect your witty comebacks.

original solicitation copy:

A fun, pocket-size book packed with inspiration from the galaxy’s most cool and composed Jedi Master.

When times get tough, stay true to yourself – and be ready for anything life throws at you.

The galaxy can be a stressful place. Complex modern technology has you lamenting for a long-ago civilized age. Your new house is less sandy beach villa, and more hive of villainy. And your friends weren’t the chosen ones you thought they were.

It might be tempting to throw a tantrum – but luckily Obi-Wan Kenobi knows how to keep a cool head, even when he’s fighting in a roasting-hot lava field. Whether he’s dispensing pearls of wisdom, making noble sacrifices to keep others safe, or performing Jedi mind tricks on unsuspecting stormtroopers, Obi-Wan always maintains his integrity and keeps it classy.

Featuring favorite moments from the Star Wars movies and animated TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, alongside hilarious advice and fitting quotes, Be More Obi-Wan is the perfect gift for family, friends, and colleagues. Obi-Wan’s wise words will have you pondering your life and finding a new approach – all with a splash of sarcasm, humour, and charm.

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USA: amazon hardcover / amazon digital

CANADA: amazon hardcover
UK: amazon hardcover

GERMANY: amazon hardcover

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STAR WARS: GALACTIC BAKING GIFT SET

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

hardcover (128 pages)

Insight Editions
ISBN 978-1-6472-2681-7
$ 35.00

solicitation copy:

Embark on a baking journey through the Star Wars galaxy, and craft scrumptious treats inspired by fan-favorite planets. Includes an exclusive rubber spatula and measuring spoon set!

Get ready to tour the galaxy with this baking cookbook gift set inspired by the snowdrifts of Hoth, the wastelands of Tatooine, and beyond. Star Wars: Galactic Baking is the most delicious way to experience the planets, flora, and fauna of the Star Wars galaxy. Whether you’re throwing a watch party or hosting members of the Galactic Senate, this cookbook is a must-have for fans of all ages.

• BRING STAR WARS INTO YOUR KITCHEN: Featuring an exclusive rubber spatula and measuring spoons, this gift set is a great value for fans who want to celebrate their Star Wars fandom while baking delicious treats.

• OVER 30 MOUTHWATERING RECIPES: Star Wars: Galactic Baking features recipes such as Mustafarian Molten Lava Cakes, Cloud City Marshmallows, Life Day Cake, Loth-Cat Kibble, Keshian Spice Bread, Dagobah Bog Pie, and more.

• BAKE YOUR WAY THROUGH THE GALAXY: Packed with dazzling food photography that’s sure to inspire your inner chef, this cookbook transports you to planets such as Kashyyyk, Jakku, Endor, Bespin, Coruscant, and everywhere in between.

• FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS: All types of bakers—from Padawans to Jedi Masters—will enjoy tempting recipes based on the Star Wars galaxy, from the Skywalker Saga to Star Wars Rebels.

• OWN THE OFFICIAL STAR WARS BAKING COOKBOOK: This officially licensed guide to the galaxy’s best sweets and treats will be a delectable addition to your Star Wars collection.

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USA: amazon hardcover

CANADA: amazon hardcover
UK: amazon hardcover

GERMANY: amazon hardcover

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JULY 15, 2022

THEOLOGY AND THE STAR WARS UNIVERSE
Theology, Religion, and Pop Culture

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

edited by Benjamin D. Espinoza

contributors: Josiah Brock, Nettie Brock, Shaun C. Brown, edward Dunar, Ryan G. Duns, Benjamin D. Espinoza, Nathan Garcia, Russell P. Johnson, Robert Keeley, Bethany Keeley-Jonker, Rostislav Kurka, Andrew J. Kuzma, Jonathan Lyonhart, John C. McDowell, James F. McGrath, Timothy Posada, Abdallah Rothman & Zachary B. Smith

hardcover (238 pages)

Lexington Books / Fortress Academic
ISBN  978-1-9787-0723-8 (hardcover)
ISBN 978-1-9787-0724-5 (ebook)
$ 100.00

solicitation copy:

Scholars have been arguing for years that Star Wars is more than light sabers, Wookies, Millennium Falcons, and troubling familial relationships. Star Wars is an exciting space fantasy that we can explore from multiple academic perspectives, such as philosophy and psychology.

This volume adds to that conversation by asking, “what would it look like if we analyzed the Star Wars universe theologically?” In Theology and the Star Wars Universe, contributors from various theological traditions take on this task by exploring the nature of the Force, the spiritual role of the Jedi, nonviolent and liberationist readings of the Franchise, and the enduring power of hope. Written for the restless, curious academic but accessible to diehard fans, Theology and the Star Wars Universe is an exciting foray into the study of theology and popular culture.

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

USA: amazon hardcover

CANADA: amazon hardcover

GERMANY: amazon hardcover

UK: amazon hardcover

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JULY 26, 2022

THE EMPIRE OF EFFECTS

Industrial Light & Magic and the Rendering of Realism

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Julie A. Turnock

hardcover (368 pages)

University of Chicago Press

ISBN 978-1-4773-2530-8

$ 55.00

solicitation copy:

Just about every major film now comes to us with an assist from digital effects. The results are obvious in superhero fantasies, yet dramas like Roma also rely on computer-generated imagery to enhance the verisimilitude of scenes. But the realism of digital effects is not actually true to life. It is a realism invented by Hollywood—by one company specifically: Industrial Light & Magic.

The Empire of Effects shows how the effects company known for the puppets and space battles of the original Star Wars went on to develop the dominant aesthetic of digital realism. Julie A. Turnock finds that ILM borrowed its technique from the New Hollywood of the 1970s, incorporating lens flares, wobbly camerawork, haphazard framing, and other cinematography that called attention to the person behind the camera. In the context of digital imagery, however, these aesthetic strategies had the opposite effect, heightening the sense of realism by calling on tropes suggesting the authenticity to which viewers were accustomed. ILM’s style, on display in the most successful films of the 1980s and beyond, was so convincing that other studios were forced to follow suit, and today, ILM is a victim of its own success, having fostered a cinematic monoculture in which it is but one player among many.

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USA: amazon hardcover / amazon digital

CANADA: amazon hardcover

UK: amazon hardcover
GERMANY
: amazon hardcover / amazon digital

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AUGUST 9, 2022

STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE – TREASURES FROM BATUU

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Riley Silverman
hardcover (16 pages)

Insight Editions
ISBN 978-1-6472-2640-4
$ 24.99

solicitation copy:

Discover a dozen exciting inserts inspired by Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!

Full of treasures from Black Spire Outpost, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: Treasures from Batuu offers unique items inspired by Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Learn about Batuu’s secrets and locales—from Oga’s Cantina to Savi’s Workshop—and gather one-of-a-kind items along the way, including high-quality stickers, keychains, and a collectible button. An essential addition to your Star Wars collection, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: Treasures from Batuu will transport you to the exciting world of Batuu!

• COLLECT A DOZEN UNIQUE ARTIFACTS:This kit will delight Star Wans fans of all ages with one-of-a-kind items such as high-quality stickers, keychains, and a collectible pin.

• EXPERIENCE THE IMMERSIVE WORLD OF BATUU: Journey to the planet Batuu, a remote hideout populated by Resistance heroes such as Rey and Chewbacca, as well as Kylo Ren and his First Order stormtroopers.

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USA: amazon hardcover

CANADA: amazon hardcover

GERMANY: amazon hardcover

UK (Titan Books-edition): amazon hardcover

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AUGUST 11, 2022

THE HISTORY AND POLITICS OF STAR WARS
Death Stars and Democracy
Routledge Studies in Modern History

hardcover / softcover (UK)

publisher info:

edited by

Chris Kempshall
hardcover/ softcover (280 pages)
Routledge
ISBN 978-1-13850-352-6 (HC)
ISBN 978-1-03231-887-5 (SC)

£ 120.00 ($ 160.00) / £ 34.99 ($ 44.95)

solicitation copy:

This book provides the first detailed and comprehensive examination of all the materials making up the Star Wars franchise relating to the portrayal and representation of real-world history and politics.

Drawing on a variety of sources including films, published interviews with directors and actors, novels, comics, and computer games, this volume explores the ways in which historical and contemporary events have been repurposed within Star Wars. It focuses on key themes such as fascism and the Galactic Empire, the failures of democracy, the portrayal of warfare, the morality of the Jedi, and the representation of sex, gender, and race. Through these themes, this study highlights the real-world impacts of the fall of the Soviet Union, the War on Terror, and the failures of the United Nations upon the ‘Galaxy Far, Far Away’. By analysing and understanding these events and their portrayal within Star Wars, it shows how the most popular media franchise in existence aims to speak about wider real-world events and issues.

The History and Politics of Star Wars is useful for upper-level undergraduates, postgraduates, and scholars of a variety of disciplines such as transmedia studies, science fiction, cultural studies, and world history and politics in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

table of contents:

– Introduction: A Long Time Ago…?
– 1. ‘For a safe and secure society’ – Totalitarianism, Imperialism, and the Emperor
– 2. ‘How Liberty Dies’ – Republics, Democracy, and the Fall of Civilization
– 3. ‘Built on Hope…’ – Rebellion, Resistance, and the Depiction of Warfare
– 4. ‘Keepers of the peace, not soldiers’ – Jedi, the Force, and the complicated morality of intra-state operatives
– 5. ‘We don’t want them here’ – Aliens, Androids, and Far Outsiders: Degrees of Otherness across the Galaxy

– 6. Conclusion: Always in motion the future is…

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USA: amazon hardcover / amazon softcover

CANADA: amazon hardcover / amazon softcover
UK: amazon hardcover / amazon softcover / publisher’s page

GERMANY: amazon hardcover / amazon softcover

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AUGUST 16, 2022

STAR WARS INSIDER: THE GALAXY’S GREATEST VILLAINS

softcover (USA)

publisher info:

softcover (176 pages)

Titan Books

ISBN 978-1-78773-866-9
$ 24.99

solicitation copy:

Curated from the pages of Star Wars Insider, go behind the scenes to discover how the most terrifying Star Wars villains were brought to the screen in this incredible collection of in-depth interviews and articles.

The actors and filmmakers behind 15 of Star Wars‘ most popular villains discuss the process behind creating some of the most iconic characters in cinematic history. Includes David Prowse (Darth Vader), Ray Park (Darth Maul), and Ian McDiarmid (Emperor Palpatine), with input from 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 just a few.

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USA: amazon softcover

CANADA: amazon softcover

UK: amazon softcover
GERMANY: amazon softcover

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2022

STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN – GUIDE TO SEASON TWO

Collector’s Edition

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

hardcover (96 pages)

Titan Books

ISBN  978-1-7877-3639-9
$ 19.99

solicitation copy:

A special book dedicated to the second season of the hit live-action series The Mandalorian, streaming on Disney+, including character profiles, plots, settings, and behind-the-scenes features.

An in-depth look at the making of the hit show, exploring the adventures of the Mandalorian and Grogu, featuring appearances from fan-favorites, Ahsoka Tano, Boba Fett, and Bo-Katan Kryze.

Includes rare photographs, a complete episode guide, and a detailed behind-the scenes look at how the season was created.

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USA: amazon hardcover

CANADA: amazon hardcover
UK: amazon hardcover

GERMANY: amazon hardcover

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OCTOBER 4, 2022

THE ART OF STAR WARS: VISIONS

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Zack Davisson
hardcover (192 pages)

Dark Horse Books
ISBN 978-1-5067-2851-3

$ 49.99

solicitation copy:

An expertly crafted, full-color, oversized volume showcasing the creative forces behind the hotly anticipated animated anthology series!

Star Wars: Visions, an original series of animated short films, celebrates the Star Wars galaxy through the lens of the world’s best Japanese anime creators. Coming in 2021 to Disney+.

Dark Horse Books and Lucasfilm invite fans to enjoy the universe of Star Wars from a thrilling new point of view with The Art of Star Wars: Visions.

from the announcement:

Star Wars: Visions premiered on Disney+ in late September. The original anime series showcased several shorts from leading animation studios in Japan. The shorts featured new looks and designs for the galaxy far, far away. They brought something fresh to the table with out there ideas, creative costumes, and dynamic characters.

The 200 plus page book celebrates the anthology series. The Art of Star Wars: Visions features concept art, designs, and storyboards from the Star Wars: Visions animation studios. Those studios include Kamikaze Douga, Studio Colorido, Geno Studio, Trigger, Kinema Citrus, Production I.G, and Science SARU. Basically this book will serve as a full color companion to the animated series.

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USA: amazon hardcover

CANADA: amazon hardcover

UK: amazon hardcover
GERMANY
: amazon hardcover

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THE ART OF STAR WARS: VISIONS – DELUXE EDITION

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Zack Davisson

hardcover (192 pages)

Dark Horse Books
ISBN 978-1-5067-2852-0

$ 99.99

solicitation copy:

An expertly crafted, full-color, oversized volume showcasing the creative forces behind the hotly anticipated animated series!

Star Wars: Visions offers extraordinary new perspectives on a galaxy far, far away—all through a series of visionary animated short films. The world’s most daring anime studios have come together to showcase bold new tales of wandering strangers, daring adventurers, cunning outlaws, and powerful villains—all inspired by the beloved mythology of Star Wars. This lovingly assembled tome celebrates the talent and tenacity involved in bringing each of these unique episodes to life, exploring the art with insightful commentary and unparalleled detail.

Dark Horse Books and Lucasfilm present this sleek deluxe edition hardcover, which includes an exclusive slipcase and a folio containing a triptych of archive-quality lithographs with stills from each episode.

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USA: amazon hardcover

CANADA: amazon hardcover

UK: amazon hardcover
GERMANY
: amazon hardcover

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OCTOBER 25, 2022

MAD DREAMS AND MONSTERS
The Art of Phil Tippett and Tippett Studio

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Alexandre Poncet & Gilles Penso

preface by Phil Tippett

forewords by Dennis Muren & Paul Verhoeven

Cameron Books

hardcover (528 pages)

ISBN 978-1-95183-655-9

$ 175.00

solicitation copy:

A spectacular and comprehensive authorized retrospective of Oscar-winning visual effects master Phil Tippett, founder and namesake of iconic Tippett Studio.

From Star Wars to Jurassic Park and RoboCop to Starship Troopers, special effects master Phil Tippett has brought his magic to some of the most iconic films of all time. His unparalleled career in visual effects spans more than 40 years, with two Academy Awards, one BAFTA, and two Emmys. This stunning book celebrates Tippett’s career, from early Super 8 explorations through his groundbreaking work with Industrial Light & Magic, DreamWorks, and beyond.

While Tippett’s first love remains the stop-motion animation that made him a Hollywood legend, he was present at the birth of big-screen digital effects, and his genius has evolved with the times. In 1984 he founded Tippett Studio, which has come to specialize in digital effects.

Packed with over a thousand behind-the-scenes photographs, Mad Dreams and Monsters includes never-before-published stories from the master himself and a veritable who’s who of visual effects luminaries—a must-have for movie fans, film students, and anyone who’s ever been captivated by movie magic.

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USA: amazon hardcover / amazon digital

CANADA: amazon hardcover
UK: amazon hardcover

GERMANY: amazon hardcover / amazon digital

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STAR WARS EVERYDAY
A Year of Activites, Recipes & Crafts from a Galaxy Far, Far Away

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Ashley Eckstein

recipes by Elena P. Craig
crafts by Kelly Knox
hardcover (192 pages)

Insight Editions
ISBN 978-1-6472-2624-4
$ 39.99

solicitation copy:

Join Ashley Eckstein and live your best Star Wars life, with this 12-month guide to party planning, crafting, and cooking inspired by a galaxy from far, far away!

She may be the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, but first and foremost, Ashley Eckstein is a lifelong fan of the Star Wars galaxy—a passion that led her to start the fangirl fashion brand Her Universe, and become a pillar of the Star Wars fan community. Now, you can celebrate your fandom with Ashley, as she shows you how to bring Star Wars into your everyday life, with this unique lifestyle book!

• CELEBRATE STAR WARS WITH ASHLEY ECKSTEIN: This book is a delightful exploration of Star Wars fandom from one of the galaxy’s most positive and inspirational fangirls.

• THE ULTIMATE LIFESTYLE BOOK FOR STAR WARS FANS: Ashley herself guides you through crafting projects, recipes, mindfulness exercises, and party planning ideas that are fun and accessible for Star Wars fans of any age.

• YEARLONG ACTIVITIES: Designed to be used throughout the year, this book features family friendly activities that are organized by monthly themes, such as Hope, Friendship, and Adventure.

• PERFECT FOR YOU AND YOUR PADAWAN: A great gift for families obsessed with Star Wars, this book is a fantastic way to create engaging galactic adventures for both parents and children.

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USA: amazon hardcover

CANADA: amazon hardcover
UK: amazon hardcover

GERMANY: amazon hardcover

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NOVEMBER 4, 2022

BECKETT STAR WARS COLLECTIBLES PRICE GUIDE

softcover (USA)

publisher info:

softcover

Beckett Media
ISBN 978-1-9366-8160-0

$ 29.95

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USA: amazon softcover

CANADA: amazon softcover

UK: amazon hardcover
GERMANY
: amazon hardcover

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NOVEMBER 8, 2022

THE ART OF STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Kristen Baver
foreword by Kathleen Kennedy
hardcover (224 pages)

Abrams Books
ISBN 978-1-41975-655-9

$ 50.00

solicitation copy:

Featuring exclusive concept art, character and costume sketches, and vehicle and creature designs by the Lucasfilm art department, this official companion to Star Wars: The High Republic (Phase One) offers fans a definitive, behind-the-scenes look at an ambitious new era of Star Wars storytelling

The Art of Star Wars: The High Republic takes fans behind the scenes of Phase I of Lucasfilm Publishing’s massive crossover story. Collecting the very best concept art of the new characters, worlds, ships, and creatures of The High Republic—designed jointly by the Lucasfilm Visualists and a team of legendary comic book and Star Wars artists, including Phil Noto, Iain McCaig, and Ryan Church, among many others—and presented alongside development materials and interviews with High Republic architects Claudia Gray (Star Wars The High Republic: Into the Dark), Justina Ireland (Star Wars The High Republic: A Test of Courage), Daniel José Older (Star Wars The High Republic: Race to Crashpoint Tower), Cavan Scott (Marvel Comics’s The High Republic), and Charles Soule (Star Wars The High Republic: Light of the Jedi), The Art of Star Wars: The High Republic is an essential guide to the creation, design, and realization of a new era of Star Wars storytelling.

The High Republic Phase I: Light of the Jedi finds the Jedi Order and the Galactic Republic at the height of their respective powers, but following the events of “The Great Disaster,” the Jedi, led by Jedi Knights Avar Kriss, Loden Greatstorm, Keeve Trennis, and Stellan Gios and joined by a diverse group of Padawans and Jedi Masters, are confronted by the looming threat of the Nihil—a marauding group of Outer Rim anarchists who stand opposed to all the Galactic Republic represents. In The Art of Star Wars: The High Republic, readers will discover the origins of the fan-favorite new characters taking on this threat, as well as exciting new Lightsaber and weapon designs, beautifully rendered environments, and detailed models of Starlight Beacon—the shining symbol of hope in the Republic.

The Art of Star Wars: The High Republic is the only book to explore all facets of the design and artistic direction of a story that spans comic books, novels, and young adult books, taking Star Wars fans of all ages on a deep dive into the development of the New York Times bestselling series.

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USA: amazon hardcover

CANADA: amazon hardcover

UK: amazon hardcover
GERMANY
: amazon hardcover

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DECEMBER 6, 2022

STAR WARS TIMELINES
From the Time before the High Republic to the Fall of the First Order

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Kristin Baver, Jason Fry, Cole Horton, Amy Richau & Clayton Sandell
hardcover (352 pages)

DK Publishing
ISBN 978-0-7440-6087-4
$ 50.00

solicitation copy:

Chart the history of Star Wars in this stunning guide, from the time before the High Republic to the First Order.

An indispensable companion for all Star Wars fans, this premium quality book displays visual timelines that chronologically map key events, characters, and developments and mark their significance.

Track crucial conflicts across the years that affect the galaxy in profound ways. Follow the Skywalker lightsaber as it passes through the generations and witness the evolution of the iconic TIE fighter across different eras. Trace the movement of the Death Star plans over the years and uncover multiple branching timelines that break down important battles.

See essential events at a glance arranged by era and drill down into details to discover major and minor events, key dates, and fascinating insights all chronologically arranged. Pore over intricate timelines on nearly every page.

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USA: amazon hardcover

CANADA: amazon hardcover
UK: amazon hardcover

GERMANY: amazon hardcover

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also in 2022

TITAN: LA GUERRE DES ÉTOILES

softcover (UK)

publisher info:
softcover

Bowmansgreen
£ 40.00

solicitation copy:

During the 1980’s, TITANS comic book reprinted the Marvel Star Wars comic series for French readers. Instead of using existing cover art from the US editions, they commissioned French artists to create new covers for that month’s storyline.

Presented in this volume are all of the covers that were produced, painstakingly restored and colour corrected from the original comics. As a bonus, additional content from the comic, such as quizzes and competitions is included.

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UK: Bowmansgreen

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FEBRUARY 7, 2023

STAR WARS: 100 OBJECTS
Illuminating Items From a Galaxy Far, Far Away….

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Kristin Baver

hardcover (256 pages)

DK Publishing

ISBN 978-0-7440-6489-6

$ 25.00

solicitation copy:

100 objects that capture the excitement, mystery, and mythology of Star Wars.

See how these artefacts, and many more, impacted key characters and events. From revered heirlooms such as Darth Vader’s mask and the Skywalker lightsaber to a Tusken gaderffi stick and a clone trooper’s helmet, each carefully chosen object has its own compelling story to tell.

Presented chronologically, full-color images illustrate every entry, while the accompanying essay explores the background and resonance of each piece. Star Wars: 100 Objects provides an exclusive glimpse at props from the Lucasfilm Archives and is a unique, wonderful way to experience the richness of the timeless Star Wars saga.

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USA: amazon hardcover

CANADA: amazon hardcover

UK: amazon hardcover / amazon hardcover (UK edition)
GERMANY: amazon hardcover

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THREATS: WHAT EVERY ENGINEER SHOULD LEARN FROM STAR WARS

softcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Adam Shostack

softcover

Wiley

ISBN 978-1-11989-516-9

$ 19.99

solicitation copy:

Software security has been vexing developers for more than 50 years and the problems developers face grow every day. A typical car today contains systems with 100 million lines of code that have been worked on by thousands of programmers at dozens of suppliers. While every line of code and every type of access can’t be locked down, there are basic models that developers can follow.

These models – such as STRIDE – can seem academic, formal, and hard to understand or apply to day to day problems. But, each element of STRIDE – spoofing, tampering, repudiation, information disclosure, denial of service, and expansion of authority – has surprising parallels to situations every developer will recognize from their favorite galactic space opera of all time.

Adm Shostack’s Threats: What Every Engineer Should Learn from Star Wars mixes Adam’s decades of deep knowledge of implementing processes to minimize threats and teaching others to do the same with just enough references to Ben Kenobi, R2 D2, the Death Star, and Darth Vader to make this short book an immensely fun and useful read.

from the announcement:

Securing software from attacks can feel overwhelming.
But software engineers are our only hope.

The Force will guide you… with a little help from your favorite droids and Jedi Knights.

How does R2-D2 know who Obi-Wan Kenobi is?

How does he decide to play the recording of Princess Leia for Obi-Wan, but not Luke?Threats: What Every Engineer Should Learn From Star Wars provides a fun and jargon-free introduction to this crucial cybersecurity knowledge. The Star Wars franchise offers an accessible set of examples of real world cyber threats. For over a decade, Adam Shostack, author of the highly regarded and successful Threat Modeling: Designing for Security, has been using lessons from Star Wars to teach about security. Threats: What Every Engineer Should Learn From Star Wars carries those themes to the audience of software developers.

The brain is an amazing analogy machine which is why fictional examples provide the perfect learning tool for complex, abstract concepts. Just like there are timeless tropes in fiction, there are broad, timeless categories of threats.

Using technical examples taken from Star Wars, Adam teaches readers how to apply their life experiences to the technical systems that they build so they can find security problems. Using accessible threat categories, readers learn to filter vast amounts of security information into smaller, more manageable pieces.

In this book, you’ll learn:

  • Which timeless threats keep raising their ugly heads
  • The concrete details and true stories of where those threats have emerged (struck? manifested?)
  • A framework for organizing the complex, sprawling world of security threats

We are so excited about this book that we couldn’t let another Star Wars Day go by without sharing the news that Wiley will be publishing the book this fall. (Wiley not only published Threat Modeling, but Wiley-Blackwell has a line of books like The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy…)

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USA: amazon hardcover / book site

CANADA: amazon hardcover

UK: amazon hardcover
GERMANY: amazon hardcover

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FEBRUARY 28, 2023

STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC – CHRONICLES OF THE JEDI

An illustrated Guide to the Galaxy’s Golden Age

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Cole Horton
hardcover (160 pages)

Insight Editions
ISBN 978-1-6472-2644-2
$ 45.00

solicitation copy:

For light and life.

Immerse yourself in the thrilling world of Star Wars: The High Republic with this incredibly illustrated guide to the golden age of the Jedi!

Set hundreds of years before the Skywalker Saga, this book is the ultimate in-universe guide to the Jedi Knights of Star Wars: The High Republic, providing fascinating insight into a time of valiant heroes, terrifying monsters, and daring exploration. Featuring stunning original illustrations and exclusive new revelations, this striking book is an essential collectible that will transport you to the galaxy’s gilded age.

• THE ULTIMATE IN-UNIVERSE JEDI GUIDE: Learn about the Jedi of the High Republic, with detailed profiles of heroes such as Avar Kriss, Bell Zettifar, Stellan Gios, Keeve Trennis, Burryaga, Yoda, and more.

• STUNNING ILLUSTRATIONS: See fan-favorite characters, creatures, vehicles, and locations come to life through amazing illustrations and never-before-seen artwork.

• LEARN THE SECRETS OF THE HIGH REPUBLIC: Uncover the mysteries of the Force and learn about the technology of the Jedi Order, including its starfighters and the unique lightsaber designs of this incredible era.

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

USA: amazon hardcover

CANADA: amazon hardcover
UK: amazon hardcover

GERMANY: amazon hardcover

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