The Essential Reader's Companion: Star Wars by Pablo HidalgoThe Essential Reader's Companion: Star Wars by Pablo Hidalgo

The Essential Reader's Companion: Star Wars

byPablo HidalgoIllustratorChris Trevas, Jeff Carlisle

Paperback | October 2, 2012

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The legendary motion picture Star Wars has spawned two big-screen sequels and three prequels—and decades of bestselling fiction. From the original movie tie-in novel through the monumental Fate of the Jedi series, legions of devoted readers have helped expand science fiction’s most celebrated film saga into a page-turning print sensation. Now, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of these sweeping Star Wars adventures is presented in one beautifully illustrated volume.
Star Wars: The Essential Reader’s Companion spans the entire galaxy of published Star Wars fiction—movie novelizations, original stand alone and series novels, short stories, eBook novellas, young adult titles, and comics—and features:
• a concise synopsis of each story, including key characters and planets
• exclusive behind-the-scenes facts and anecdotes about authors, plot and character development, continuity notes, and significance in the Star Wars Expanded Universe
• details on which novels are linked to Star Wars comic books from Dark Horse and Marvel
• a chronological listing of titles, spanning the 25,000-year history of the Star Wars universe and placing each story in its proper context
• more than one hundred full-color original paintings throughout by some of fans’ favorite  artists
Whether skimming through fateful eras from the Old Republic to the New Jedi Order; delving deep into the ancient history of the Lost Tribe of the Sith or the tumultuous Clone Wars; crossing paths—and lightsabers—with Dark Lords such as Plagueis or Bane, Sidious or Vader; helming the Millennium Falcon with Han Solo; or mastering the Force with Luke Skywalker, this one-of-a-kind, one-stop reference is a must for fans looking to maximize their knowledge of the sprawling Star Wars Expanded Universe.
Pablo Hidalgo is the brand communications manager at Lucasfilm, a resident Star Wars authority who helps ensure consistency across a wide array of Star Wars projects. He lives with his wife in San Francisco, California.   Jeff Carlisle is a freelance illustrator and concept designer who has spent a good portion of the last decade in a ...
Title:The Essential Reader's Companion: Star WarsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 9.2 × 7.4 × 1.2 inPublished:October 2, 2012Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345511190

ISBN - 13:9780345511195

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly Essential This book truly is an essential guide to Star Wars Fiction. Covering everything from the original movie novelization published months before the movie even premiered all the way to books that won't even be published for another 2 months, this book gives you extensive plot summaries, fun facts, and behind the scenes info on EVERY book ever published. Beautifully illustrated with tons of brand new art, it's an absolutely massive book that will be flipped through over and over again. If you have any interest in Star Wars fiction, you need this book. P.S. - With the recent news about Disney buying LucasFilm and producing a new Star Wars sequel due in 2015, this is a great way to catch up on the 30+ years of Star Wars stories that may or may not have some influence on the new films.
Date published: 2012-11-01