Heir to the Empire anniversary edition cover, details confirmed: Metallic cover, introduction from Zahn

The new information pretty much lines up with what Del Rey’s Erich Schoeneweiss told the EUCast earlier in the month, but we do get a title for the new Thrawn novella – and word of an introduction from Timohy Zahn:

Del Rey Books is publishing a commemorative edition hardcover of Heir to the Empire, with commentary-style annotations by Zahn and other behind-the-scenes people responsible for making the book a reality. Zahn will also pen an introduction to the book.

The book features a reflective jacket (fitting for the book’s platinum anniversary) and also has a specially printed version of the original cover underneath. It will include a new Zahn novella, Crisis of Faith, featuring Grand Admiral Thrawn. Heir to the Empire: The 20th Anniversary Edition is due out from Del Rey on June 21, 2011.

9 Replies to “Heir to the Empire anniversary edition cover, details confirmed: Metallic cover, introduction from Zahn”

  1. Wow, this seems real now!!! I can not wait to get my hands on a copy. This book has been such a huge part of my life, a life I never ever expected all those years ago when I picked up my first copy on a bookshelf at Kmart.

    What a long strange wonderful journey it’s been!!!

  2. I really don’t have much to add to what I said when we first saw the earlier version – it all still applies. The layout here is more standard and unimaginative (we’ve seen it a thousand times) but it’ll still be different enough to catch some eyeballs.

    I was a little surprised that the accents are in red, though.

  3. 20 years is a platinum anniversary? i suppose that’s more practical than wrapping the book in fine china, but if a 25th anniversary is silver, and a 50th is gold… platinum at 20 is a steal.

  4. I’m glad that we’re getting this, and I’m looking forward to getting a copy (and rereading) come June, but man am I discouraged with how much they busied up the cover. Having that much text really interferes with the starkness of the image.

  5. Doyle, this is clearly the work of marketing people. No designer would consciously add that much text.

    Forget Palps, they are the true evil ;)

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