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.)
Now we have our first
official straight-on look at the cover for The Making of The Empire Strikes Back, due out next year.
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.
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.
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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)
Eddie of StarWarsTimeline.com potted the title (Darth Vader: The Dark Lord and His Universe) and blurb for the upcoming guide on beckermayer.com:
Fully licensed with Lucasfilm, VADER will be the definitive book on the history, myth, and cultural impact of Darth Vader. From his early development by George Lucas in the original classic films, to the new legends created in comics and novels, to his appearances on everything from commercials to bedspreads, VADER will present a complete view of the character. This book will contain unique pieces both printed flat and removable, including never-before-seen concept sketches, rare promotional materials, early comic books, video games, action figures, merchandise, movie posters, and more.
We also learn that Pete Vilmur and Ryder Windham are authoring it. Becker & Mayer were responsible for 2007’s The Star Wars Vault, so this is sure to be good.
StarWars.com takes another trip into the Lucasfilm Archives to check out what fans would be getting (or least, asking for) way back in 1978.
And while collectors today may have a hard time getting their hands on those late-70’s gems, they can at least console themselves with Gus and Duncan’s Comprehensive Guide to Star Wars Collectibles, which can be pre-ordered from Paizo now.