Star Wars

Star Wars

The Essential Reader's Companion

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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.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Del Rey, c2012
ISBN: 9780345511195
Branch Call Number: 791.4375 Star Hidaldo 2012
Characteristics: ix, 485 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Carlisle, Jeff


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Jul 11, 2017

Covering all the Star Wars Legends books and short stories published through 2012, the Essential Reader's Companion is a must have for collectors or those wanting to read through in Legends in chronological order. Coupled with lots of great artwork and behind the scenes stuff for some of the books, this is a must read for any Star wars fan.

Nov 28, 2014

This book is really cool! It covers all of the Star Wars Legends Books,(Formerly the Expanded Universe), and gives detailed summaries on all the books, and contains some amazing illustrations. I recommend this book to those who are interested in reading any S.W.L books, and don't know where to start.


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