Non-Fiction

This page features 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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February 20, 2024

THE ART OF STAR WARS JEDI: SURVIVOR

hardcover (USA)

THE ART OF STAR WARS JEDI: SURVIVOR – DELUXE EDITION

hardcover (USA)

February 21, 2024 (at comicbookstores: regular release on March 5, 2024)

STAR WARS INSIDER PRESENTS: THE MANDALORIAN COLLECTION

hardcover (USA)

February 27, 2024

MY LIFE WITH THE JEDI
The Spirituality of Star Wars

softcover (USA)

March 5, 2024 (released early through comicbookstores on February 21, 2024)

STAR WARS INSIDER PRESENTS: THE MANDALORIAN COLLECTION

hardcover (USA)

April 2, 2024

LEGO STAR WARS VISUAL DICTIONARY: UPDATED EDITION

hardcover (USA)

STAR WARS: DAD JOKES
The Best Worst Jokes and Puns from a Galaxy Far, Far Away…

hardcover (USA)

April 23, 2024

STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI – A VISUAL ARCHIVE

hardcover (USA)

April 30, 2024

STAR WARS: 100 COLLECTIBLE COMIC BOOK COVER POSTCARDS

boxed set (USA)

Spring 2024

MORE MOVIE MEMORIES

Marketing Genre Movies in the ’80s, Writing Animation, and More

softcover (USA)

May 7, 2024

LEGO STAR WARS VISUAL DICTIONARY: UPDATED EDITION

library binding without mini-figure (USA)

STAR WARS EPISODE VI: RETURN OF THE JEDI – THE 40th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION

hardcover (USA)

May 14, 2024

LUCAS: HIS HOLLYWOOD LEGACY

hardcover/softcover (USA)

June 28, 2024

THE STAR WARS RADIO DRAMAS
Brian Daley and the Serialization That Saved NPR

softcover (USA)

July 9, 2024

STAR WARS: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE GALACTIC EMPIRE

hardcover (USA)

also in July 2024

LUCASFILM LIMITED: THE FIRST 50 YEARS

hardcover (USA)

August 27, 2024

STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC – THE LIGHTSABER COLLECTION

hardcover (USA)

September 9, 2024

ICONS UNEARTHED: STAR WARS

hardcover (USA)

September 17, 2024

STAR WARS ENCYCLOPEDIA

The Definitive Guide to the Star Wars Galaxy
hardcover (USA)

November 19, 2024

MARCIA LUCAS: THE ICONS UNEARTHED STAR WARS INTERVIEW

softcover (USA)

October 14, 2025

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI DIRECTOR’S ALBUM

hardcover (USA)

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FEBRUARY 20, 2024

THE ART OF STAR WARS JEDI: SURVIVOR

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

hardcover (240 pages)

Dark Horse Books
ISBN 978-1506736679
$ 49.99

solicitation copy:
An oversized, full-color hardcover art book collecting concept art and creator commentary from the next chapter in Cal Kestis’ thrilling saga.

Dark Horse joins forces with Lucasfilm and Respawn Entertainment to present a new art book, The Art of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. This behind-the-scenes peek into Cal Kestis’ latest journey in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor gives fans a deeper dive into how it all came to life. This oversized, full-color hardcover art book collects concept art and creator commentary from the next entry in Cal’s thrilling saga. The book will also be available in a Deluxe Edition including bonus content such as an exclusive slipcase and new print treatments.

Cal and his allies continue to evade the Empire’s clutches in the Dark Times following the events of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, but just as a hidden hope reveals itself, new dangers emerge and threaten to destroy everything that the young Jedi has fought to preserve.

Explore the process of developing the newest Star Wars Jedi adventure with a tome that intimately chronicles the game’s development, from visionary design to inspirational artwork to stunning final renders. With heroes and villains both familiar and new to the Star Wars Jedi series, breathtaking locales, and incredible ships and weapons, The Art of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor offers a unique look at the inner workings of a galaxy far, far away.

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UK: amazon hardcover 
GERMANY:
amazon hardcover 

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THE ART OF STAR WARS JEDI: SURVIVOR – DELUXE EDITION

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

hardcover (240 pages)

Dark Horse Books
ISBN 978-1-50673-961-8
$ 99.99

solicitation copy:

A deluxe edition art book collecting concept art and creator commentary from the next chapter in Cal Kestis’ thrilling saga.

Cal and his friends continue to evade the Empire’s clutches in the dark times following Order 66, but just as a hidden hope reveals itself, new dangers emerge and threaten to destroy everything that the young Jedi has fought to preserve.

Explore the creation of the newest Star Wars Jedi adventure with a tome that intimately chronicles the game’s development—from visionary design to inspirational artwork to stunning final renders. With heroes and villains both familiar and new, breathtaking locales, and incredible ships and weapons, The Art of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor offers a unique look at the inner workings of a galaxy far, far away.

This deluxe edition features metallic printing treatments, a protective slipcase, and a folio enclosing an archive-quality lithograph!

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USA: amazon hardcover

CANADA: amazon hardcover 
UK: amazon hardcover 
GERMANY:
amazon hardcover 

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FEBRUARY 21, 2024 (at comicbookstores: regular release on March 5, 2024)

STAR WARS INSIDER PRESENTS: THE MANDALORIAN COLLECTION

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

Titan Books

hardcover (144 pages)

ISBN 978-1-78773-999-4

$ 24.99

solicitation copy:

A special souvenir hardcover collection themed around the Mandalorians throughout the Star Wars galaxy, to include movies, television and more.

Prepare for an exciting look at the Mandalorians throughout Star Wars, from Jango and Boba Fett to Din Djarin and Bo-Katan Kryze. This deluxe edition provides a behind-the-scenes exploration of popular Mandalorian characters from film, television, and more with revealing interview material from the creators of The Mandalorian, Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau, as well as actors Pedro Pascal (Din Djarin), Temuera Morrison (Jango/ older Boba Fett), Katee Sackhoff (Bo-Katan Kryze), Emily Swallow (The Armorer), Daniel Logan (young Boba Fett from the prequel trilogy), and Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett from the original trilogy). Also included are indispensable episode guides for The Book of Boba Fett and all three seasons of The Mandalorian.

Lavishly illustrated with concept art, photography, and more, this special edition is the ideal companion for fans who want to get to know the warriors of Mandalore.

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USA: amazon hardcover 

CANADA: amazon hardcover
UK: amazon hardcover

GERMANY: amazon hardcover

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FEBRUARY 27, 2024

MY LIFE WITH THE JEDI
The Spirituality of Star Wars

softcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Eric A. Clayton

softcover (240 pages)

Loyola Press

ISBN 978-0829457018

$ 19.99

solicitation copy:

In a galaxy close to your heart and full of possibilities…

In My Life with the Jedi, award-winning author Eric A. Clayton extracts the spiritual and aspirational principles from the Star Wars universe and then explains how they can be applied to everyday life. Clayton, who is uniquely qualified to distill the spiritual insights that underpin the Star Wars saga, shares with us the crucial relevance of an epic story that is timeless, earnest, and universal. My Life with the Jedi soars on the wings of the hope that underlies and sustains the entire space opera. We are left with the understanding that hope is the keystone for decision-making, nurturing relationships, and leading a purpose-driven life.

Ideal for ardent Star Wars aficionados seeking deeper connections, spiritual pilgrims on a quest for enlightenment, and Christians craving a fresh perspective, My Life with the Jedi promises to be a beacon of wisdom in galaxies both near and far, far away.

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USA: amazon softcover / amazon digital

CANADA: amazon softcover

UK: amazon softcover
GERMANY
: amazon softcover

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MARCH 5, 2024 (released early through comicbookstores on February 21, 2024)

STAR WARS INSIDER PRESENTS: THE MANDALORIAN COLLECTION

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

Titan Books

hardcover (144 pages)

ISBN 978-1-78773-999-4

$ 24.99

solicitation copy:

A special souvenir hardcover collection themed around the Mandalorians throughout the Star Wars galaxy, to include movies, television and more.

Prepare for an exciting look at the Mandalorians throughout Star Wars, from Jango and Boba Fett to Din Djarin and Bo-Katan Kryze. This deluxe edition provides a behind-the-scenes exploration of popular Mandalorian characters from film, television, and more with revealing interview material from the creators of The Mandalorian, Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau, as well as actors Pedro Pascal (Din Djarin), Temuera Morrison (Jango/ older Boba Fett), Katee Sackhoff (Bo-Katan Kryze), Emily Swallow (The Armorer), Daniel Logan (young Boba Fett from the prequel trilogy), and Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett from the original trilogy). Also included are indispensable episode guides for The Book of Boba Fett and all three seasons of The Mandalorian.

Lavishly illustrated with concept art, photography, and more, this special edition is the ideal companion for fans who want to get to know the warriors of Mandalore.

preview:

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USA: amazon hardcover 

CANADA: amazon hardcover
UK: amazon hardcover

GERMANY: amazon hardcover

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APRIL 2, 2024

LEGO STAR WARS VISUAL DICTIONARY – UPDATED EDITION

hardcover with mini-figure (USA)

publisher info:

written by Elizabeth Dowsett
hardcover with mini-figure (160 pages)

DK Publishing
ISBN 978-0744092653
$ 24.99

solicitation copy:

Celebrate 25 years of LEGO? Star Wars!

Tour the LEGO Star Wars galaxy in this fully updated edition, which comes with an exclusive LEGO Star Wars minifigure! Discover every detail of best-loved sets and vehicles including the Mos Eisley Cantina and the Millennium Falcon. Find out about your favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigures—from Rey and C-3PO to Darth Vader and Boba Fett. Meet the LEGO Star Wars team and uncover exclusive behind-the-scenes facts! Find out everything you need to know about LEGO Star Wars in this must-have guide for fans of all ages.

preview:

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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: DAD JOKES
The Best Worst Jokes and Puns from a Galaxy Far, Far Away…

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Kelly Knox
illustrated by Johnny Sampson

hardcover (240 pages)

Chronicle Books

ISBN 978-1797227450

$ 14.95

solicitation copy:

A charmingly corny book of Star Wars-inspired dad jokes, perfect for geeky fathers, pun lovers, and sci-fi fans of any age.

What kind of stories do Wookiee parents tell at bedtime? Hairy tales.

Why do the warriors of Mandalore leave their helmets on? It’s Mandator-ian.

A Jedi Master fights with a lightsaber, but a Jedi father wields the most powerful weapon of all: comedy. Fight the Sith with the knee-slapping, groan-inducing power of these Star Wars -inspired dad jokes or join the dark side and terrorize your family and friends with an army of bad puns. The perfect balance of hokey and wholesome, Star Wars: Dad Jokes is sure to slip through any defences and have even the most serious of Padawans rolling their eyes.

As Master Yoda might say: Laugh, you must!

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USA: amazon hardcover / amazon digital

CANADA: amazon hardcover / amazon digital

UK: amazon hardcover
GERMANY
: amazon hardcover / amazon digital

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APRIL 23, 2024

STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI – A VISUAL ARCHIVE

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Kelly Knox, S.T Bende & Clayton Sandell

hardcover (256 pages)

Insight Editions

ISBN  9798886633177

$ 65.00

solicitation copy:

Celebrate Return of the Jedi with this deluxe volume that presents incredible photography and concept art, complemented by anecdotes about the film’s production. Drawing connections from the film to contemporary Star Wars storytelling, this book also offers a fresh perspective on its indelible influence. Featuring a wealth of inserts such as booklets and foldout pages, this book is a fascinating tribute to the epic conclusion of the original Star Wars trilogy.

Return of the Jedi didn’t just conclude the original Star Wars trilogy—its themes, structure, and emotional core paved the way for some of the most compelling elements of modern Star Wars storytelling. Filled with photography and concept art, this book celebrates all things Return of the Jedi, while also examining its ties to modern Star Wars stories such as The MandalorianThe Book of Boba FettThe Clone Wars, and beyond. Covering essential aspects of Return of the Jedi, this book further examines the film’s legacy by showcasing the movie’s merchandise, novels, comics, and spinoffs.

REDISCOVER THE THRILLS OF RETURN OF THE JEDI: This deluxe coffee table book presents the story of Return of the Jedi in a fun and exciting format, with plenty of facts about the production of the film. From the enduring eccentricities of Jabba the Hutt’s palace, to the climactic showdown between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, this book explores fan-favorite moments from the beloved movie.

A BOUNTY OF SPECIAL ITEMS AND INTERACTIVE FEATURES: Gatefolds, booklets, and other interactive features add a new level of insight to this celebration of the iconic film.

CELEBRATE THE LEGACY OF AN EPIC CONCLUSION: Going beyond the production of Return of the Jedi, this book explores forty years of merchandise, books, comics, and spinoffs, including Caravan of Courage: An Ewok AdventureEwoks: The Battle for Endor, and the animated Ewoks television show.

AN IDEAL GIFT FOR ALL FANS: Return of the Jedi has timeless appeal among movie-goers and aficionados, making this book the perfect gift for the Star Wars fan in your life.

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USA: amazon hardcover

CANADA: amazon hardcover

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

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APRIL 30, 2024

STAR WARS: 100 COLLECTIBLE COMIC BOOK COVER POSTCARDS

boxed set (USA)

publisher info:

boxed set (100 postcards)

Chronicle Books
ISBN 978-1-7972-2744-3
$ 24.95

solicitation copy:

From the early adaptation of Star Wars: A New Hope in the 1970s through comics of the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, to the thrilling new adventures and characters of today, this box set of 100 collectible postcards showcases the best comic book covers to celebrate a galaxy far, far away . . .

The Star Wars comic series has been one of the most popular comics since its first issue debuted in 1977. Beloved by fans for its supplemental storytelling and galaxy-building, the series has introduced numerous characters that were later featured in films or series or just loved as new comics inventions.

This history-spanning postcard collection features unique and iconic cover art of Jedi, Sith, bounty hunters, cosmic dogfights, and fantastic creatures by amazing artists Carmine Infantino, Walt Simonson, Al Williamson, Alex Ross, Jen Bartel, Leinil Francis Yu, Peach Momoko, Francesco Francavilla, and more.

The perfect gift for Star Wars fans of all ages, these postcards highlight the comics‘ intersecting stories with the film and television worlds, as well as freewheeling non-canon adventures.

– FAVORITE CHARACTERS: Featuring beloved heroes and villains from all three cinematic trilogies, the television series, and brand-new comic book original heroes, including Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra, Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Jaxxon, Black Krrsantan, The Mandalorian, Kylo Ren, Rey Skywalker, Mara Jade, and more.

– AMAZING ART: Each postcard features a different comic book cover with art from fan-favorite artists.

– HIGH-QUALITY FORMAT: Set in a beautifully designed box with a satin ribbon, these postcards are great to send to friends and are deluxe enough for any collector to keep and display.

– ICONS, EXPLAINED: The set Includes a 32-page booklet showcasing highlights from the comics collection and summarizing key moments in Star Wars history and covers.

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UK: amazon boxed set
GERMANY: amazon boxed set

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SPRING 2024

MORE MOVIE MEMORIES
Marketing Genre Movies in the 80’s, Writing Animation, and More

softcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Craig Miller

softcover

self-published

from the Facebook announcement (November 12, 2023):

“More Movie Memories” theoretically picks up where “Star Wars Memories” left off: with me leaving Lucasfilm. Most of the book will talk about the movies I worked on after leaving Lucasfilm, including “The Thing”, “Superman II”, “Altered States”, “The Dark Crystal”, “The Last Starfighter”, “Muppets Take Manhattan”, “Krull”, etc. etc. And it will also go into my leaving motion picture publicity and starting a new career writing animation and, occasionally, live-action.

I say “theoretically picks up” because the book will actually start with a long section of additional stories from my days on “Star Wars” and “The Empire Strikes Back” that aren’t in “Star Wars Memories”. In the time since I finished that book, the world shut down for the covid pandemic and I filled part of my time with going through my office file cabinets. That was to clear out stuff that I didn’t need or want to keep — and I managed to get rid of an entire file cabinet’s worth of extraneous paper — but I ended up Finding Things. Interesting things.

The Star Wars stories in the new book are centered around photos and artwork and such that turned up *after* the first book was finished.

Anyway, the book’s coming along. I’m up to about 120 pages (as of yesterday). Still a long way to go. But, with luck, “More Movie Memories” should be out in the Spring of 2024. Fingers crossed.

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CANADA: amazon softcover

UK: amazon softcover
GERMANY
: amazon softcover

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MAY 7, 2024

LEGO STAR WARS VISUAL DICTIONARY – UPDATED EDITION

library binding without minifigure (USA)

publisher info:

written by Elizabeth Dowsett
library binding without mini-figure (160 pages)

DK Publishing
ISBN 978-0744092660
$ 24.99

solicitation copy:

This edition does not include a minifigure.

Celebrate 25 years of LEGO? Star Wars!

Tour the LEGO Star Wars galaxy in this fully updated edition, which comes with an exclusive LEGO Star Wars minifigure! Discover every detail of best-loved sets and vehicles including the Mos Eisley Cantina and the Millennium Falcon. Find out about your favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigures—from Rey and C-3PO to Darth Vader and Boba Fett. Meet the LEGO Star Wars team and uncover exclusive behind-the-scenes facts! Find out everything you need to know about LEGO Star Wars in this must-have guide for fans of all ages.

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USA: amazon hardcover / amazon digital

CANADA: amazon hardcover

UK: amazon hardcover

GERMANY: amazon hardcover

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STAR WARS EPISODE VI: RETURN OF THE JEDI – THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

Titan Books

hardcover (128 pages)

ISBN 978-1-7877-4079-2

$ 24.99

solicitation copy:

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, with this indispensable companion to the epic conclusion to the original Star Wars trilogy.

An informative look at how Star WarsReturn of the Jedi came together, from the conception of the story to the design and filming of the movie to the intensive post production process. Full of outstanding, impactful photography and art chronicling the creation of the cinematic masterpiece.

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USA: amazon hardcover 

CANADA: amazon hardcover
UK: amazon hardcover

GERMANY: amazon hardcover

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MAY 14, 2024

LUCAS: HIS HOLLYWOOD LEGACY

hardcover/softcover (USA)

publisher info:

edited by Richard Ravalli
essays by Stephen Andriano-Moore, Joseph Darowski, Shanti Fader-Whitesides, Valerie Estelle Frankel, Stefan Hall, Christopher Holliday, Kenneth Hough, Andrew Howe, Peter Krämer, Michael Kaminski, Jim Kendrick, Patti McCarthy, Kathy Merlock Jackson, Janice Liedl, John C. McDowell, Chris Pallant, Dale Pollock, Christine Sprengler & Julie Turnock

hardcover (368 pages)

University Press of Kentucky

ISBN 978-0813198781

$ 70.00

softcover (368 pages)

University Press of Kentucky

ISBN 978-0813199399

$ 35.00

solicitation copy:

George Lucas is an innovative and talented director, producer, screenwriter, and filmmaker whose prolific career spans decades. While he is best known as the creative mind behind the Star Wars franchise, Lucas first gained notoriety with his 1973 film American Graffiti, which received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Director and Best Picture. When Star Wars (1977) was released, the groundbreaking motion picture won six Academy Awards, became the highest grossing film at the time, and started a cultural revolution that continues to inspire generations of fans. Three decades and countless successes later, Lucas announced semiretirement in 2012 and sold his highly successful production company, Lucasfilm, to Disney. His achievements have earned him the Academy’s Irving G. Thalberg Award, the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award, induction into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and the California Hall of Fame, and a National Medal of Arts presented by President Barack Obama.

Lucas: His Hollywood Legacy is the first collection to bring a sustained scholarly perspective to the iconic filmmaker and his legacy beyond the Star Wars films. Edited by Richard Ravalli, this volume analyzes Lucas’s overall contribution and importance to the film industry, diving deep into his use and development of modern special effects technologies, the history of his Skywalker Ranch production facilities, and more. With clearly written and enlightening critiques by experts consulting rare collections and archival materials, this book is an original and robust project that sets the standard for historical and cultural studies of Lucas.

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USA: amazon hardcover / amazon softcover / amazon digital

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UK: amazon hardcover / amazon softcover

GERMANY: amazon hardcover / amazon softcover / amazon digital

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JUNE 28, 2024

THE STAR WARS RADIO DRAMAS
Brian Daley and the Serialization That Saved NPR

softcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Mary Jose Tenuto & John Tenuto

softcover (170 pages)

McFarland & Company

ISBN 978-1476695631

$ 39.95

solicitation copy:

A comprehensive history of the Star Wars audio dramas. An expanded radio dramatization of the original Star Wars trilogy, produced in 1981, 1983, and 1996 respectively, produced and broadcast by National Public Radio as part of NPR Playhouse. These radio serials were made with the full co-operation of George Lucas, who for one dollar each sold the rights to KUSC-FM, the public radio affiliate at his alma mater, the University of Southern California. Lucas also allowed the use of original sound effects and music from the films. A Wind To Shake The Stars explores the creative origins, production and legacy of this oft-forgotten chapter of Star Wars history.

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CANADA: amazon softcover

UK: amazon hardcover
GERMANY
: amazon hardcover 

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JULY 9, 2024

STAR WARS: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE GALACTIC EMPIRE

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Chris Kempshall
DK Publishing
hardcover (304 pages)
ISBN 978-0744098822
$ 30.00

solicitation copy:

Uncover a history of galactic evil.

“So this is how liberty dies—with thunderous applause.”  —Senator Padmé Amidala

When Sheev Palpatine declared the birth of his new Empire, he expected it would stand for thousands of years. Instead, it lasted only 24. This is the story of how a tyrannical regime rose from the ashes of democracy, ruled the galaxy with an iron fist, and then collapsed into dust.

It is a story of war and heroes. It is a story of propaganda and the power of fascism. But most of all, it is a story of normal people trying to live their lives in the face of brutal dictatorship.

From the barbarity of Darth Vader’s campaigns to the horrors of the Tarkin Initiative, this book offers new insights into the dark entity at the core of the Star Wars saga, with chapters covering economic strategy and political organisation, propaganda, crime and punishment, military tactics, and warfare, giving even the most expert Star Wars fans a fresh perspective on the Galactic Empire.

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

GERMANY: amazon hardcover

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also in JULY 2024

LUCASFILM LIMITED: THE FIRST 50 YEARS

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Lucas Seastrom

hardcover (288 pages)

Abrams

ISBN 978-1419756535
$ 50.00

solicitation copy:

[forthcoming]

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USA: amazon hardcover / amazon digital

CANADA: amazon hardcover

UK: amazon hardcover
GERMANY
: amazon hardcover 

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AUGUST 27, 2024

STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC – THE LIGHTSABER COLLECTION

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Daniel Wallace
illustrated by Lukasz Liszko & Ryan Valle
hardcover (156 pages)

Insight Editions

ISBN 979-8-88663-084-8

$ 34.99

solicitation copy:

Discover more than 50 lightsabers from the golden age of the Jedi with this essential guide to the elegant weapons from Star Wars: The High Republic. A follow-up to the bestselling Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection, this exciting volume is a photo-real exploration of High Republic hilts, including several designs that are illustrated for the first time. A must-have resource for fans, this reference book is a fine addition to any The High Republic collection.

From Vernestra Rwoh’s unique lightwhip and Stellan Gios’ ornate crossguard lightsaber to Burryaga’s broadsword-like hilt, the signature weapon of the Star Wars galaxy has never looked so elegant as it does during the prosperous era of the High Republic.

Star Wars: The High Republic: The Lightsaber Collection is an essential visual guide and exploration of the numerous lightsabers found within The High Republic saga, featuring hilts from publishing, animation, and VR, many of which have never been illustrated before.

As a follow-up to Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection, each spread contains a detailed illustration of the featured lightsaber, allowing readers to see the intricate detail in the hilts and the brilliance of each energy blade. The perfect reference book for fans, model builders, and collectors, this striking companion is a must-have for readers looking to discover more about legendary lightsabers from a fascinating period in Star Wars history.

NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN ILLUSTRATIONS: See lightsabers from comics and novels, many visually imagined for the first time, with brilliant full-color artwork

WEAPONS OF THE JEDI GOLDEN AGE: Learn about the elegant weapons wielded by Jedi Masters, Knights, and Padawans like Stellan Gios, Vernestra Rwoh, Avar Kriss, Porter Engle, Burryaga and more.

ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Includes more than 50 lightsabers from the High Republic era.

GREAT GIFT: Visually stunning and intricately detailed, this book is the perfect gift for the Star Wars fan in your life.

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UK: amazon hardcover

GERMANY: amazon hardcover

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SEPTEMBER 9, 2024

ICONS UNEARTHED: STAR WARS

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Peter Holmstrom

hardcover

NacelleBooks

ISBN 979-8986623719

$ 27.95

solicitation copy:

Icons Unearthed: Star Wars is the companion book to the new Nacelle Company documentary series focusing on the biggest Sci-Fi franchise in history.

Icons Unearthed: Star Wars features exclusive and candid interviews with Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, Paul Hirsch, Phil Tippett, Rick Baker, Ken Ralston, John Dykstra, Howard Kazanjian, Julian Glover, Ian Mcdiarmid, Gus Lopez, and Tom Spina. The biggest get, however, is Marcia Lucas, the person often credited with turning Star Wars into the phenomenon it became.

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SEPTEMBER 17, 2024

STAR WARS ENCYCLOPEDIA

The Definitive Guide to the Star Wars Galaxy
hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Daniel Brooks, Megan Crouse, Kelly Knox, Amy Ratcliffe, Amy Richau, Brandon Wainerdi & Dan Zehr
DK Publishing
hardcover (448 pages)
ISBN 9780744098846
$ 50.00

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Containing more than 2,200 entries from the most current Star Wars film and TV series, discover the vital facts about iconic characters, creatures, locations, vehicles, and technology from a galaxy far, far away….

  • This definitive title reveals comprehensive histories of 1,200 characters, from icons like Lando Calrissian and Leia Organa to lesser-known individuals like Max Rebo and Therm Scissorpunch.
  • From terrifying rancors to adorable porgs, learn about more than 100 fascinating creatures.
  • Chart your way through the galaxy with more than 275 entries on locations, including Darth Vader’s castle on Mustafar and the mystical World Between Worlds. 
  • Pick your method of transport from more than 275 vehicles, from the legendary Millennium Falcon to the stylish Naboo N-1 starfighter.
  • Get up to speed with the latest technology, including the Mandalorian’s beskar armor, Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber, and more than 275 other pieces of equipment.

Produced in close collaboration with Lucasfilm, this official title is the most comprehensive reference book on the Star Wars galaxy on the market. Meticulously researched, expertly written, and stunningly illustrated, The Star Wars Encyclopedia is an indispensable guide to that devoted fans and newcomers alike will return to time and again.

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NOVEMBER 19, 2024

MARCIA LUCAS: THE ICONS UNEARTHED STAR WARS INTERVIEW

softcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Peter Holmstrom

softcover

Nacelle Books

ISBN 979-8-9866-2378-8

$ 16.99

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Never before has Marcia Lucas sat down for an interview about Star Wars until now!

Pulling all the extra content from The Nacelle Company’s hit docuseries Icons Unearthed, comes the Marcia Lucas Interview, the expanded interviews and extra content that never made it to screen. This collection of interviews covers it all from Marcia’s humble beginnings as an assistant editor, to her meeting George Lucas while he was in film school, to ultimately working with the likes of Francis Ford Coppola and eventually her pivotal role in the making of Star Wars.

This is the story of a woman whose behind the scenes presence turned a little sci-fi film into the incredible franchise that we know it as today.

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OCTOBER 14, 2025

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI DIRECTOR’S ALBUM

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Rian Johnson

hardcover (224 pages)

Harry N. Abrams

ISBN 978-1419756542

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[forthcoming]

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