October 1st, 2009 by Dunc · 6 Comments
Once upon a Galaxy spied two new Star Wars offerings from Becker & Mayer: Star Wars Sounds: The Stories Behind the Effects by Jonathan Rinzler and Star Wars Head-to-Head, a fanboy-friendly tome perpetrated by Pablo Hidalgo. Amazon.com has a May 2010 release date for Head to Head.
Filed: expanded universe
Tagged: head to head · j w rinzler · nonfiction · pablo hidalgo · sound · vs
September 28th, 2009 by Dunc · 3 Comments
A single, solitary comic this Wednesday: Legacy #40, the conclusion of the ‘Tatooine’ storyline. I find myself hoping that Morrigan shots Cade (not a spoiler: look at the cover;) if only to put
us him out of his fail spiral.
As for books, both Amazon and B&N are showing a release date of October 1st for Steve Sansweet’s 1,000 Collectibles: Memorabilia and Stories from a Galaxy Far, Far Away. A Thursday? Does that just mean there is no official release date? In any case, go ahead and start looking but don’t count on anything.
Filed: expanded universe · fandom
Tagged: collecting · comics · legacy · nonfiction · releases · steve sansweet
September 16th, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
Nonfiction corner. StarWars.com talks to Ryder Windham and Pete Vilmur about The Complete Vader. On a related note, take a peek at Draw Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Death Troopers. Did you catch all the Purge letters? No? Well, here are the direct links: DeathTroopers.com, StarWars.com, Star Wars Action News, NJOE, RebelScum, TheForce.net, and ours.
Podcasts. Jason Fry and Daniel Wallace are on the latest Fictional Frontiers with Sohaib. (Warning: auto-pla.)
Blogsided. Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff on the pool of knowledge and Star Wars as part of the vernacular.
Ye Olde Databank. New or expanded entries for Jocasta Nu, Cad Bane, and Cato Parasitti. And hey – Ben Skywalker is in there now. That’s new! Newish. Wait, don’t tell me: They added him with the Backlash cover, didn’t they?
Sweet mockery. Checked in with We Hav to Take a Trip with Jacen Solo lately? Havac is currently working his way through Legacy of the Force.
Filed: expanded universe · the clone wars
Tagged: ben skywalker · dan wallace · darth vader · databank · death troopers · essential atlas · jacen solo · jason fry · legacy of the force · maya kaathryn bohnhoff · nonfiction · pete vilmur · podcasts · ryder windham · shadow games · the blogside · the complete vader · you can draw
August 27th, 2009 by Dunc · 12 Comments
NJOE’s Max Jaybo (who, for the record, has been pretty reliable with this sort of thing) has found a listing for a new nonfiction Star Wars book:
Star Wars Generations
A Celebration of Fandom
Written by Bonnie Burton, Mary Franklin and Peter Vilmur
Category: Performing Arts – Film; Fiction – Science Fiction
Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: April 2010
ISBN: 978-0-345-51162-1 (0-345-51162-X)
And Bonnie confirmed it on Twitter this evening:
@clubjade: I have 3 books coming out and that’s one of them. We haven’t done an official story yet though since we’re still writing it. ;-)
It’s clearly too soon for details or much speculation (not that that ever stopped anyone) but could the trade paperback status imply pictures? Or just something in the vein of Harry: A History? Either way, I’ll tune in.
(And of course it doesn’t hurt that the great Mary Franklin is involved! As long as cake stays out of it, anyway.)
Filed: fandom · star wars
Tagged: bonnie burton · mary franklin · nonfiction · pete vilmur
August 11th, 2009 by Dunc · 2 Comments
Now we have our first
official straight-on look at the cover for The Making of The Empire Strikes Back, due out next year.
Filed: expanded universe · star wars
Tagged: behind the scenes · cover art · empire strikes back · j w rinzler · nonfiction · the making of esb
June 30th, 2009 by Dunc · 1 Comment
On the basis of it being mentioned in Heilemann’s widely-linked Maker of Films post, Michael Rubin is making his book Droidmaker available for free in PDF.
This is likely a limited-time thing, so nab them quickly… Or you can go buy the book, since as I recall it’s pretty hefty – too much so to read the whole thing on a screen. Plus, that’s just the right thing to do… Now I gotta wonder where my copy is. (Probably went into a JadeCon teacup auction, come to think of it…)
UPDATE: Rubin has posted a Droidmaker FAQ.
Filed: film · lucasfilm · star wars
Tagged: droidmaker · george lucas · nonfiction · reference
June 5th, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
We got confirmation of two upcoming Clone Wars books geared towards young readers last night: Jason Fry’s The Official Episode Guide covering the first season, and a new series, Ryder Windham’s Secret Missions, which leads off with Breakout Squad in September.
Filed: the clone wars
Tagged: nonfiction · reference · young readers
May 21st, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
StarWars.com posted about The Complete Vader Wednesday, and now EUC had spotted some sample pages over at Becker & Mayer. See the spread under the cut. (more…)
Filed: expanded universe
Tagged: nonfiction · the complete vader
May 16th, 2009 by Dunc · 3 Comments
Random House has revealed the cover for Windham and Vilmur’s The Complete Vader, a nonfiction look at the Dark Lord in, out and around the films. Further details – like the blurb we got in February – can be found at Becker & Mayer.
ROTS-era Vader stock art isn’t going to blow anyone away, but the cover looks slick enough, so check it out beneath the cut. (more…)
Filed: expanded universe
Tagged: cover art · darth vader · nonfiction · pete vilmur · ryder windham · the complete vader
February 25th, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
I hate to use the term ‘scrapping the bottom of the barrel,’ but LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary? DK, I’m sure you can come up with something better than that. (via)
Filed: expanded universe · gaming
Tagged: dk publishing · lego · lego star wars · nonfiction