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The Essential Reader's Companion

Star Wars · Star Wars: Essential Guides

by Pablo Hidalgo Author · Chris Trevas Illustrator


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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 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.
  • Publication Details

    Random House Publishing Group
    Del Rey
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    Star Wars: Essential Guides


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    Pablo Hidalgo (Author)

    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 freela...

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    Illustrator :
    Brian Rood
    Author :
    Pablo Hidalgo
    Illustrator :
    Darren Tan
    Illustrator :
    Jeff Carlisle
    Illustrator :
    Chris Trevas
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