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Download Droidmaker for free

droidmakerOn 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.

Spotted: Cover for The Complete Vader

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

Details on Becker & Mayer’s Vader book

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.

The ghosts of Star Wars Christmas past

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.