A fan at TFN discovered a listing for a Luke Skywalker bio by Ryder Windham on Amazon, due out in September. And while we haven’t any official confirmation, previous sightings have been known to follow through.
UPDATE: Ryder Windham told EUC: “Yes, I have written a bio-novel for Luke Skywalker.”
Scholastic doesn’t bother with strict street-dating like Del Rey does, so it’s not too much of a shock that Ryder Windham’s The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi has been spotted in stores (and Amazon is shipping it) despite being an ‘October’ release. Which in book time means September, but what the hell – we’re almost there.
StarWars.com updates today with the official announcement of Ryder Windham’s Obi-Wan bio (spotted on Amazon in March) which is titled Star Wars: The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi and sports some nifty Hugh Fleming cover art.
Meanwhile, for the post-ROTJ fans, a hefty blurb for the highly-anticipated Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor.
A certain power droid of our acquaintance points us towards another mysterious appearance on Amazon – an Obi-Wan bio by Ryder Windham, in the form of a Scholastic hardcover set for October. Amazon isn’t the most reliable source for early news, but a companion book to last fall’s The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader is certainly not out of the question.
October’s The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader is being penned by Star Wars vet Ryder Windham, not R.L. Stine as rumored. Phew! And special thanks to Bonnie for her research into the situation yesterday.
Guess what’s confirmed? Jedi vs. Sith – The Essential Guide to the Force, written by Ryder Windham (Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide,) illustrated by Tommy Lee Edwards (The New Essential Chronology) and Chris Trevas (The New Essential Guide to Alien Species) and expected for November release.
And then there’s the solicitation art for Troy Denning’s Inferno. I have to admit that with all this hype I’m half expecting the real thing to look a bit like this.