Non-Fiction

This page features upcoming Star Wars non-fiction 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!

Enjoy! Happy reading and collecting!!!!

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May 21, 2024

LEGO STAR WARS VISUAL DICTIONARY: UPDATED EDITION

library binding without mini-figure (USA)

July 4, 2024 (in the UK: US-release on July 9, 2024)

STAR WARS: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE GALACTIC EMPIRE

hardcover (UK)

July 9, 2024 (released on July 4, 2024 in the UK)

STAR WARS: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE GALACTIC EMPIRE

hardcover (USA)

July 20, 2024

LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE OF CREATIVITY

hardcover (USA)

August 1, 2024

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

softcover (USA)

September 3, 2024

THE STAR WARS ARCHIVES
Episode IV – VI: 1977 – 1983 

hardcover (USA trade edition)

STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC – THE LIGHTSABER COLLECTION

hardcover (USA)

September 10, 2024

STAR WARS: THE SECRETS OF THE CLONE TROOPERS

hardcover (USA)

September 24, 2024

STAR WARS: THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY BOX SET – COLLECTOR’S EDITION

boxed hardcover (USA)

October 1, 2024

STAR WARS BESTIARY Vol. 1: NON-SENTIENT SPECIES

hardcover (USA)

STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE – THE 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION

hardcover (USA)

October 24, 2024

STAR WARS: THE POSTER COLLECTION

Includes 28 iconic Pull-Out Posters!

softcover (UK)

November 5, 2024

STAR WARS ENCYCLOPEDIA

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

STAR WARS ICONS: VADER

slipcased hardcover (USA)

November 12, 2024

STAR WARS INSIDER PRESENTS: THE DARK SIDE COLLECTION

hardcover (USA)

November 19, 2024

ONE WITH THE FORCE

18 Universal Truths in Star Wars
hardcover (USA)

STAR WARS CROSSWORD PUZZLES

And Other Word Games from a Galaxy Far, Far Away…
softcover (USA)

November 26, 2024

STAR WARS: COMPLETE LOCATIONS – NEW EDITION

hardcover (USA)

also in 2024

MORE MOVIE MEMORIES

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

softcover (USA)

January 28, 2025

STAR WARS: THE ACOLYTE VISUAL GUIDE

hardcover (USA

March 15, 2025

THE STAR WARS ARCHIVES
Episode I – III: 1999 – 2005 

hardcover (USA trade edition)

April 1, 2025

LEGO STAR WARS CHARACTER ENCYCLOPEDIA: UPDATED EDITION

The Ultimate Guide to the Best 200 Minifigures from the LEGO Star Wars Galaxy

hardcover (USA)

April 29, 2025

STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE – A VISUAL ARCHIVE

hardcover (USA)

October 14, 2025

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI DIRECTOR’S ALBUM

hardcover (USA)

December 2, 2025

ICONS UNEARTHED: STAR WARS

hardcover (USA)

Also in 2025?

STAR WARS BESTIARY Vol. 2

hardcover (USA)

March 3, 2026

MARCIA LUCAS: THE ICONS UNEARTHED STAR WARS INTERVIEW

softcover (USA)

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MAY 21, 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! 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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JULY 4, 2024 (in the UK: US-release on July 9, 2024)

STAR WARS: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE GALACTIC EMPIRE

hardcover (UK)

publisher info:

written by Chris Kempshall

DK Publishing

hardcover (432 pages)

ISBN 978-0241655047

£ 20.00

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.

The Clone Wars chapter preview (click link for the complete chapter):

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USA: amazon hardcover / amazon digital

CANADA: amazon hardcover

UK: amazon hardcover (UK edition)

GERMANY: amazon hardcover

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JULY 9, 2024 (UK-edition out since July 4, 2024)

STAR WARS: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE GALACTIC EMPIRE

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Chris Kempshall

DK Publishing

hardcover (432 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.

The Clone Wars chapter preview (click link for the complete chapter):

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USA: amazon hardcover / amazon digital

CANADA: amazon hardcover

UK: amazon hardcover (UK edition)

GERMANY: amazon hardcover

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JULY 20, 2024

LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE OF CREATIVITY

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Graham E. Hancock
foreword by Billy Dee Williams
LEGO.com
hardcover (312 pages)
$149.99 / € 149.99 / £129.99

solicitation copy:

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of LEGO Star Wars building sets with The Force of Creativity coffee-table book. The ultimate treat for yourself or a Star Wars gift for a fellow fan, this lavish 312-page illustrated book features interviews with more than 50 insiders at the LEGO Group and Lucasfilm. It tells the inside story of the ever-evolving LEGO Star Wars brand, from the creation of popular building sets to immersive real-world experiences, video games, animated storytelling and the fan community.

View previously unseen development art, character designs and more to gain an unparalleled insight into the creative process. This deluxe collectible book for adults is presented in a slipcase with an exclusive ‘time capsule’ – a treasure trove of must-have LEGO Star Wars memorabilia that includes art prints, facsimiles, new building instructions and a cardstock replica of the impossibly rare 1999 Toy Fair invitation box that marked the start of an epic adventure of 25 years and counting.

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from the announcement:

A new deluxe coffee table book authored by Blocks magazine Editor Graham E. Hancock celebrates 25 years of LEGO Star Wars

If ever there was a dream project to announce, it’s this one – I have authored a new book to mark 25 years of LEGO Star Wars. LEGO Star Wars: The Force of Creativity is a coffee table book for LEGO fans and Star Wars fans, written specifically for adults in the same way that Blocks magazine is.

This coffee table book, presented in a beautiful box with an exclusive Time Capsule, will be exclusively available at LEGO.com. You can pre-order a copy from May 1 and it will be published in July. It is priced at £129.99 / €149.99 / $149.99.

Lando Calrissian himself, Billy Dee Williams, provides the foreword for LEGO Star Wars: The Force of Creativity and Star Wars design legend Doug Chiang joins LEGO Star Wars Design Director Jens Kronvold Frederiksen in conversation for the prologue.

There are then nine themed chapters that go deep into what makes LEGO Star Wars something special. The first chapter covers how the collaboration between the LEGO Group and Lucasfilm came about, before the book delves deep into how models and minifigures are designed. Specific chapters focus on Ultimate Collector Series sets and the unusual innovative sets that have cropped up over the years.

To wrap it all up there’s a gallery of incredible of fan creations and an appendix listing every Star Wars set ever released. It’s 312 packed pages, beautifully designed and with some fantastic never-before-seen pictures.

The Time Capsule contains a selection of extra special items from the past 25 years, starting with a replica of the Toy Fair invitation box that was sent out to buyers ahead of Toy Fair 1999. It’s just the cardboard box aspect, ready for you to build your own scene and pop it inside. There’s also an unproduced script for a LEGO Star Wars talk show, official instructions for the Lucasfilm Yoda Fountain employee gift, element concept sketches and more.

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AUGUST 1, 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:

By 1977 National Public Radio (NPR) was in trouble, plagued by too little funding and small audiences. The phenomenal success of its adaptation of Star Wars as a radio drama in 1981 gave NPR the needed ratings, publicity, and boost in donations that kept it afloat at exactly the time it was threatened the most. Most importantly, Star Wars brought a new audience to NPR. As it did in theaters, where George Lucas’s films redefined movie making, so too did NPR’s Star Wars forever change the artistic world of radio drama.

That a radio network, dependent exclusively on audio, would find a lifeline in one of the most visually dynamic movies ever released is the stuff of irony. Utilizing new interviews with creatives such as Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Ann Sachs (Princess Leia), Perry King (Han Solo), and director John Madden, and archival research, this book details how an unlikely alliance of academics, radio executives, Lucasfilm employees, actors, and behind-the-scenes artists banded together, despite the obstacles, to create a unique and consequential work. It is also the story of how writer Brian Daley was the fulcrum who made it all possible.

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USA: amazon softcover / amazon digital

CANADA: amazon softcover

UK: amazon softcover
GERMANY
: amazon softcover

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SEPTEMBER 3, 2024

THE STAR WARS ARCHIVES
Episodes IV – VI: 1977 – 1983

hardcover (USA trade edition)

publisher info:

written by Paul Duncan

hardcover trade edition (604 pages)

Taschen

ISBN 978-3-8365-9819-4

$ 100.00

solicitation copy:

Star Wars exploded onto our cinema screens in 1977, and the world has not been the same since. In this book, George Lucas guides us through the original trilogy like never before, recounting the inspirations, experiences, and stories that created a modern monomyth. Complete with script pages, concept art, storyboards, on-set photography, and more.

Star Wars exploded onto our cinema screens in 1977, and the world has not been the same since. After watching depressing and cynical movies throughout the early 1970s, audiences enthusiastically embraced the positive energy of the Star Wars universe as they followed moisture farmer Luke Skywalker on his journey through a galaxy far, far away, meeting extraordinary characters like mysterious hermit Obi-Wan Kenobi, space pirates Han Solo and Chewbacca, loyal droids C-3PO and R2-D2, bold Princess Leia and the horrific Darth Vader, servant of the dark, malevolent Emperor.

Writer, director, and producer George Lucas created the modern monomyth of our time, one that resonates with the child in us all. He formed Industrial Light & Magic to develop cutting-edge special effects technology, which he combined with innovative editing techniques and a heightened sense of sound to give audiences a unique sensory cinematic experience.

In this first volume, made with the full cooperation of Lucasfilm, Lucas narrates his own story, taking us through the making of the original trilogy—Episode IV: A New HopeEpisode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi—and bringing fresh insights into the creation of a unique universe. Complete with script pages, production documents, concept art, storyboards, on-set photography, stills, and posters, this tome is an authoritative exploration of the original saga as told by its creator.

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USA: amazon hardcover 

CANADA: amazon hardcover

UK: amazon hardcover
GERMANY
: amazon hardcover

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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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USA: amazon hardcover

CANADA: amazon hardcover
UK: amazon hardcover

GERMANY: amazon hardcover

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SEPTEMBER 10, 2024 

STAR WARS: THE SECRETS OF THE CLONE TROOPERS

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Marc Sumerak
illustrated by Alberto Buscicchio

Insight Editions

ISBN 979-8886630534

$ 27.99

solicitation copy:

Learn the secrets of the clone troopers in this interactive, fully illustrated guide for readers of all ages.

Join the ranks of the Galactic Republic in Star Wars: The Secrets of the Clone Troopers. Young fans will uncover thrilling secrets from the history of beloved clone troopers—from Captain Rex to the Bad Batch—all accompanied by incredible artwork and interactive features, including pop-ups, booklets, and lift-the-flap inserts.

LEARN THE LORE: In this in-universe book, discover the secrets behind the galaxy’s clone army, from their origins on the planet Kamino to the horrors of Order 66. You’ll delve into the clone troopers’ battles on behalf of the Galactic Republic, the inner workings of the 501st Legion, the adventures of Clone Force 99, and more.

FAVORITE CHARACTERS: Spanning films, television shows, books, comics, and video games, Star Wars: The Secrets of the Clone Troopers highlights the galaxy’s iconic clone troopers—including Captain Rex, Commander Cody, Hunter, Wrecker, Tech, Echo, Crosshair, Omega, and more.

INTERACTIVE FEATURES: Pop-ups, booklets, and lift-the-flap inserts will thrill young fans, making for an engaging experience while introducing stories about the galaxy’s clone troopers.

ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS: Star Wars: The Secrets of the Clone Troopers contains beautiful illustrations that will enthrall child and adult readers alike. Complete with a frameable 11 x 17 poster of the cover art, this book is the ideal gift for any Star Wars fan.

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USA: amazon hardcover / amazon digital

CANADA: amazon hardcover 

UK: amazon Titan UK hardcover
GERMANY
: amazon hardcover 

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SEPTEMBER 24, 2024 

STAR WARS: THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY BOX SET – COLLECTOR’S EDITION

boxed hardcovers (USA)

publisher info:

Titan Books

boxed hardcovers (384 pages)

ISBN 978-1787743953

$ 69.99

solicitation copy:

A deluxe, fully illustrated look at the making of the original Star Wars trilogy: A New HopeThe Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi.

This collection of hardcover books features a behind the scenes guide to the making of the original Star Wars trilogy from the early script ideas and concept art, costume designs, through to filming and eventual release. Lavishly illustrated with rarely seen photography and art from the Lucasfilm Image Archives, this must-have collection also includes vintage interviews with stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher.

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USA: amazon boxed hardcovers 

CANADA: amazon boxed hardcovers
UK: amazon boxed hardcovers

GERMANY: amazon boxed hardcovers

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OCTOBER 1, 2024

STAR WARS BESTIARY Vol. 1: NON-SENTIENT SPECIES

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by S.T. Bende
illustrated by Iris Compiet

hardcover (204 pages)

Insight Editions
ISBN 9798886630985

$ 40.00

solicitation copy:

Explore the creatures of Star Wars in the first of two books, this one featuring beautiful illustrations of the wondrous non-sentient species from a galaxy far, far away.

From Naboo to Hoth, Tatooine to Kashyyyk, and beyond, Star Wars is packed with otherworldly species and monstrous creatures. Dive into the lives, habitats, and behaviors of the non-sentient inhabitants from across the galaxy through original, detailed illustrations and insightful text, to include wampas, banthas, porgs, the fearsome Mythosaur, and so much more. This is a must-have comprehensive compendium for any Star Wars fan who wants a closer look at the fascinating lifeforms from the beloved franchise.

ALL-NEW ART: Experience Star Wars in a new way through stunning, original artwork from acclaimed artist Iris Compiet (The Dark Crystal Bestiary: The Definitive Guide to the Creatures of Thra, and Labyrinth: Bestiary – A Definitive Guide to the Creatures of the Goblin King’s Realm), featuring your favorite creatures and their habitats.

DISCOVER CREATURES FROM ACROSS THE GALAXY: This book includes an in-depth look at the myriad species from the Star Wars galaxy and their habitats, covering creatures from the films, shows, comics, novels, and more.

AN IDEAL GIFT: A perfect gift for the Star Wars fans of all ages!

AN EPIC ADDITION TO YOUR STAR WARS LIBRARY: A gorgeous volume filled with incredible artwork, Star Wars Bestiary, Vol. 1: Non-sentient Species is an exhaustive exploration of the fantastical creatures of this much-loved galaxy.

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USA: amazon hardcover

CANADA: amazon hardcover
UK: amazon hardcover

GERMANY: amazon hardcover

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STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE- THE 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

Titan Books

hardcover (96 pages)

ISBN 978-1787745162

$ 19.99

solicitation copy:

Celebrate 25 years of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace with this souvenir tribute to classic movie.

This hardcover collector’s edition celebrates 25 years of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace using vintage material from Star Wars Insider, including interviews with George Lucas, Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and the cast and crew of the movie.

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USA: amazon hardcover 

CANADA: amazon hardcover
UK: amazon hardcover

GERMANY: amazon hardcover

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OCTOBER 24, 2024

STAR WARS: THE POSTER COLLECTION

Includes 28 Iconic Pull-Out Posters!
softcover (UK)

publisher info:

softcover (56 pages)

Studio Press / Bonnier Books UK
978-1835870723

£14.99

solicitation copy:

With 28 stunning pull-out posters featuring artwork from across the Star Wars galaxy, interior design enthusiasts and collectors alike will love decorating their walls with these large-sized posters.

Tapping into the current trend of displaying poster art in homes, as seen on Instagram and Pinterest, this gift book brings together 28 iconic posters from Lucasfilm’s rich history of Star Wars storytelling.

Includes the classic poster art from Star Wars episodes I-IX, as well as hit shows like The MandalorianAndorThe Clone Wars and Ahsoka.

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USA: amazon softcover 

CANADA: amazon softcover
UK: amazon softcover

GERMANY: amazon softover

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NOVEMBER 5, 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

solicitation copy:

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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USA: amazon hardcover / amazon digital

CANADA: amazon hardcover

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

GERMANY: amazon hardcover

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STAR WARS ICONS: VADER

slipcased hardcover (USA)

 

publisher info:

written by Anthony Breznican

slipcased hardcover (336 pages)

Insight Editions
ISBN 9781647225223

$ 175.00

solicitation copy:

Unmask one of the most memorable villains of all time and discover the incredible story behind the creation and the legacy of the galaxy’s most complex character, Darth Vader. Featuring exclusive interviews from key cast and crew, as well as collectible inserts, this comprehensive history regarding one of cinema’s most compelling villains is something fans will not want to miss!

No Star Wars character has made a bigger impact on pop culture than Darth Vader. Since debuting in the original 1977 Star Wars film, Darth Vader continues to be one of the most iconic and enduring elements throughout the saga. Star Wars Icons: Darth Vader covers the character’s journey, from his genesis in George Lucas’s first drafts of Star Wars to Anakin Skywalker’s tragic fall to the dark side in the prequel trilogy, and beyond.

A DETAILED HISTORY OF DARTH VADER: Comprehensive and revelatory, this book takes an in-depth look at Darth Vader’s role in the Star Wars galaxy, through film, television, novels, comics, video games, and more

DISCOVER ENGAGING IMAGERY AND COLLECTIBLE INSERTS:Illustrated with a treasure trove of rare imagery, including candid on-set photography, stunning concept art, and collectible inserts

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS: This deluxe volume features exclusive new behind-the-scenes interviews with key Star Wars creatives and contributors to the character’s legacy

COMPLETE YOUR STAR WARS COLLECTION: This book joins Star Wars: Jedi Artifacts, Star Wars: The Secrets of the Sith, Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection, and Star Wars Icons: Han Solo in Insight Editions’ line of fan-favorite Star Wars books

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USA: amazon hardcover / amazon digital / insight editions

CANADA: amazon hardcover
UK: amazon hardcover

GERMANY: amazon hardcover

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NOVEMBER 12, 2024 

STAR WARS INSIDER PRESENTS: THE DARK SIDE COLLECTION

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

Titan Books

hardcover (144 pages)

ISBN 978-1787744516

$ 24.99

solicitation copy:

A special souvenir hardcover collection themed around the dark side of the Force.

An in-depth look at the sinister practitioners of the dark side of the Force—from Darth Sidious to Darth Vader—this deluxe edition spotlights infamous Sith Lords and galactic villains with revealing interview material from the cast and crew of various Star Wars productions.

Lavishly illustrated with art and photography, this special volume is the ideal resource for increasing your knowledge about the dark side, but were afraid to ask….

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USA: amazon hardcover

CANADA: amazon hardcover
UK: amazon hardcover

GERMANY: amazon hardcover

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NOVEMBER 19, 2024

ONE WITH THE FORCE

18 Universal Truths in Star Wars
hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Krista Noble, PhD
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
hardcover (200 pages)
ISBN 978-1538198711

$ 36.00

solicitation copy:

Explores how popular religions and philosophies have influenced and are manifested in the world of Star Wars.

You have watched Luke Skywalker destroy the Death Star in A New Hope, seen Yoda merge with the Force in Return of the Jedi, and heard Rey contact the Jedi of the past in The Rise of Skywalker. But did you know that the Star Wars films contain parallels to religions and philosophies from around the world—from Christianity to Buddhism, and from Native American teachings to the Vedic knowledge of ancient India?

In One with the Force: 18 Universal Truths in Star Wars, Krista Noble explores these parallels, starting with the profound similarities between the philosophy of Star Wars and Vedic knowledge. Noble compares the Force to Brahman, the light and dark sides of the Force to sattva and tamas, the Jedi to the ancient yogis, and more. She discusses the purpose of life, collective consciousness, enlightenment, and immortality, before revealing that the Star Wars films have a universal perspective on life. Readers will learn the connections between these films and the religions and philosophies of the East and West, including Buddhism, Taoism, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Native American/First Nations traditions.

Ultimately, One with the Force collects 18 universal truths in Star Wars—principles that are “true for all time, all places, and all people.” Readers will see that the philosophy of the Jedi does not only apply “in a galaxy far, far away,” but is also highly relevant to everyday living. Like Luke Skywalker, everyone should search their feelings and discover the deepest truths of life, in pursuit of their individual destinies, while striving to reach their full potential as human beings. In these ways, readers will learn how to embody the wisdom of the Jedi.

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STAR WARS CROSSWORLD PUZZLES

And Other Word Games from a Galaxy Far, Far Away….
softcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by James Floyd
Chronicle Books
novelty book (112 pages)
ISBN 978-1797227504
$ 14.95

solicitation copy:

Explore the galaxy far, far away as never before with the official Star Wars crossword puzzle collection.

Test your galactic knowledge with over 50 colorfully illustrated, fun, and challenging puzzles, acrostics, and other word games. Puzzle master and lifelong Star Wars fan James Floyd draws clues and answers from quotes, trivia, memorable character moments, lightsaber showdowns, and much more.

Featuring Mandalorians and Wookiees, Yoda’s wisdom, the Jedi code, and creatures large and small from the Skywalker saga and beyond, these puzzles are a playful, interactive way to celebrate Star Wars for fans of any age.

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NOVEMBER 26, 2024

STAR WARS: COMPLETE LOCATIONS – NEW EDITION

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

DK Publishing

hardcover (224 pages)

ISBN 978-0593844212

$ 50.00

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[forthcoming]

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also in 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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JANUARY 28, 2025

STAR WARS: THE ACOLYTE VISUAL GUIDE

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

DK Publishing

hardcover (128 pages)

ISBN 978-0593958605

$ 25.00

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[forthcoming]

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MARCH 15, 2025

THE STAR WARS ARCHIVES
Episodes I – III: 1999 – 2005

hardcover (USA trade edition)

publisher info:

written by Paul Duncan

hardcover trade edition (600 pages)

Taschen

ISBN 978-3-8365-9823-1

$ 100.00

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From the moment Star Wars burst onto the screen in 1977, audiences have been in equal parts fascinated and appalled by the half-man/half-machine hybrid Darth Vader. In 1999, creator George Lucas began the story of how Anakin Skywalker grew up to train as a Jedi under Obi-Wan Kenobi, found love with the Queen of Naboo, Padmé Amidala, before turning to the dark side of his nature and becoming more machine than man.

After driving the development of nascent digital technology, George Lucas perceived how he could create new creatures and new worlds on a grander scale than ever before. He created the first digital blockbuster, and met fierce resistance when he pushed for widespread digital cameras, sets, characters, and projection – all of which are now used throughout the industry. He essentially popularized the modern way of making movies.

Made with the full cooperation of George Lucas and Lucasfilm, this second volume covers the making of the prequel trilogy — Episode I The Phantom Menace, Episode II Attack of the Clones, and Episode III Revenge of the Sith — and features exclusive interviews with Lucas and his collaborators. The book is profusely illustrated with script pages, production documents, concept art, storyboards, on-set photography, stills, and posters.

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APRIL 1, 2025

LEGO STAR WARS CHARACTER ENCYCLOPEDIA: UPDATED EDITION
Ultimate Guide to the Best 200 Minifigures from the LEGO Star Wars Galaxy

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Elizabeth Dowsett
hardcover (224 pages)
DK Publishing

ISBN 978-0-5939-6003-5
$ 21.99

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Meet more than 200 minifigures from the LEGO Star Wars galaxy!

DK’s LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia Updated Edition is packed with all the latest and new LEGO Star Wars minifigures! Meet amazing minifigures from all the Star Wars movies and TV shows, including new minifigures from The MandalorianAhsoka, and The Bad Batch, as well as new variants of classic characters and fan favorites from the Skywalker Saga.

Discover incredible LEGO Star Wars facts, such as which minifigures are rare and which minifigures have exclusive printings, parts, and accessories. This updated edition contains more than 200 best-loved minifigures, including Darth Vader, Chewbacca, R2-D2, Rey, Grogu, the Mandalorian (Din Djarin), Ahsoka Tano, and much more. The book also comes with an exclusive LEGO Star Wars minifigure!

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APRIL 29, 2025

STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE – A VISUAL ARCHIVE

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Amy Richau, S.T. Bende, Kelly Knox & Clayton Sandell
Insight Editions

hardcover (224 pages)

ISBN 979-8886636307

$ 60.00

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Celebrate Star Wars: The Phantom Menace with this incredible volume that presents behind-the-scenes photography and concept art, complemented by filmmaking anecdotes. Readers are also treated to a fresh perspective on the film’s connections to contemporary Star Wars stories, including fan-favorites such as Star Wars: The Clone WarsStar Wars Rebels, and Star WarsThe Mandalorian as well as the sequel trilogy. Filled with more than a dozen special items such as booklets and foldout pages fans will want to add this fun and fascinating tribute to one of the boldest blockbusters ever made to their library.

With Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, George Lucas delivered a revolutionary film. With its sprawling world building, pioneering visual effects, and instantly iconic imagery, the impact of The Phantom Menace on the Star Wars galaxy and the larger cinematic landscape is undeniable. This book pays tribute to George Lucas’ highly influential film, pairing behind-the-scenes photography and concept art with insights about the movie’s production.

Additionally, this archive details how The Phantom Menace built the framework for some of the most compelling aspects of modern Star Wars storytelling, as evidenced by iconic designs that have appeared in The Mandalorian and Star WarsThe Book of Boba Fett. The film boldly reimagined the Star Wars galaxy, providing fertile ground for future stories—its portrait of an ages-old Jedi Order would be expanded upon in The Clone Wars, and its milieu of political intrigue would be further explored in Star WarsAndor. Looking beyond the storytelling legacy of The Phantom Menace, this book also examines the merchandise, novels, and comics that were inspired by the film.

As a celebration of the enduring appeal and impact of the epic film, Star WarsThe Phantom Menace: A Visual Archive is a must-have for any Star Wars library.

– REVISIT THE BEGINNING OF THE SKYWALKER SAGA: This deluxe book presents the story of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace—from its creation to its long afterlife—in a fun, accessible format.
– A BOUNTY OF SPECIAL ITEMS AND INTERACTIVE FEATURES: Foldout pages, booklets, and recreations of ephemera from the production add a new level of insight to this deluxe volume.
– CELEBRATE A REMARKABLE LEGACY: Going beyond the production of The Phantom Menace, this book explores the film’s lasting impact on contemporary Star Wars stories, while also diving into the movie’s merchandise, comics, and spin-offs.
– COMPLETE YOUR COLLECTION: This book joins Insight Editions’ library of exciting Star Wars titles, including Star Wars: The High Republic: Chronicles of the JediStar Wars: The Lightsaber Collection, and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: A Visual Archive.
– AN IDEAL GIFT FOR STAR WARS FANS: The Phantom Menace has timeless appeal among many fans, making this the perfect gift for the Star Wars collector in your life.

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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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DECEMBER 2, 2025

ICONS UNEARTHED: STAR WARS

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Peter Holmstrom

hardcover

NacelleBooks

ISBN 979-8986623719

$ 27.95

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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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also in 2025?

STAR WARS BESTIARY Vol. 2

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by S.T. Bende
illustrated by Iris Compiet

hardcover (204 pages)

Insight Editions

solicitation copy:

[forthcoming]

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MARCH 3, 2026

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

solicitation copy:

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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