There’s an excerpt from Cavan Scott’s Dooku: Jedi Lost over at StarWars.com. The audio drama will be out on April 30.Continue reading “Preview Dooku: Jedi Lost and other book news”
First look inside ILM’s Making Solo book
Low-res preview pages for Industrial Light & Magic Presents: Making Solo: A Star Wars Story have appeared on Edelweiss. Take a look inside the Disney era’s first making-of book in the gallery under the cut.Continue reading “First look inside ILM’s Making Solo book”
Author Gina McIntyre on Star Wars Icons: Han Solo
StarWars.com talks to author Gina McIntyre about her upcoming book, Star Wars Icons: Han Solo about interviewing Harrison Ford and digging into the origins of the character. They also give us a look at two additional spreads from the book.
The book will be out in hardcover on November 13.
First Solo novelization excerpt, making-of book coming
StarWars.com has our first excerpt from Mur Lafferty’s Solo novelization, set during Han’s time with the Empire.
This week’s Star Wars Show also features concept artist Stephen Zavala and an interview with ILM’s Rob Bredow, who’s responsible for the upcoming Making Solo: A Star Wars Story. Naturally our first making-of book of the Disney era is for its most troubled production.
Out this week: Inferno Squadron, Star Wars Super Graphic
This week brings two books on Tuesday, July 25, and one new comic on Wednesday, July 26. Christie Golden’s Battlefront II: Inferno Squadron is a tie-in to the upcoming game, while Tim Leong’s Star Wars Super Graphic looks like something fun to page through.
Meanwhile, comic fans have Doctor Aphra #10.
Our next book is On the Front Lines by Dan Wallace, on August 8. (Though it apparently has been sighted in stores, likely due to a fairly late change in release dates.) You can check out more on our release schedule.
SDCC: Jason Fry is writing the The Last Jedi novelization, and other fiction news
A whole heap of Star Wars book news has come out of San Diego Comic-Con, some expected, some not. (This is all in addition to what we heard the other day!) Most are, naturally, tie-ins to The Last Jedi. We learned that longtime Star Wars writer Jason Fry is writing the Del Rey novelization of the film. Franchise newcomer Elizabeth Wein is writing Cobalt Squadron, “the harrowing story of the courageous bomber pilots and technicians of Cobalt Squadron.” The novel for young readers will feature Rose and Paige Tico.
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Making of Rogue One book has gone MIA
Looks like there won’t be a Making of book for Rogue One after all. Jedi Bibliothek noticed that catalog entry has disappeared. A similar thing happened with The Force Awakens behind-the-scenes book. We’ll look for them in a couple decades, I guess.
Star Wars out this week: Rogue One on Blu-ray
If you’ve been holding out for a physical copy of Rogue One, Tuesday is your day for the Blu-ray/DVD/Digital combo pack and DVD. In the book aisle, there’s the latest Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia by Adam Bray, Cole Horton and Tricia Barr. You can get a preview (via our own James) at StarWars.com.
It’s a no-slouch week for comics as well, with Star Wars #30 and Marvel’s Rogue One #1 dropping on Wednesday. In reprints, there’s the A New Hope: Special Edition and a gigantic box set.
Yes, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford had a thing
In her new book, The Princess Diarist, Carrie Fisher admits that she and Harrison Ford had an affair while filming the first Star Wars.
And thousands of Star Wars fans cried out: “We know!” (Or, well, suspected, as it’s been insinuated by Fisher and others many times in recent years.)
“I didn’t say anything to anybody for years but it’s not like anyone’s deeply affected by it anymore,” Fisher told People magazine. At the time, Ford was 33 and married with two kids; Fisher was 18.
Radar got their hands on an early copy of the book and are spilling more details, but Fisher is urged journalists to “read the book before they write their stories” in a follow-up with People.
Fisher did give Ford a heads-up and a draft of the book, but he has yet to comment. (Don’t hold your breathe.)
The Princess Diarist is out next Tuesday.
Star Wars out this week: Ralph McQuarrie art, new Complete Locations, new Thrawn trilogy covers
It’s a big week for releases, with two large-scale hardcovers, a novelization paperback, one comic and a trade.
Tuesday brings a big ticket item for the collectors and concept art aficionados, the slipcased set Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie. James talked to the set’s three authors for StarWars.com. For those looking for things that are a little less strain on the wallet, there’s also a new Complete Locations from DK, and the paperback version of Alan Dean Foster’s The Force Awakens novelization from Del Rey, with reprints of two short stories.
This is also the week that the new covers for the Thrawn trilogy paperbacks are officially launching. Note that the new editions use the same ISBN as the old, so some stores may have older stock to sell out before these become available. If you want them for the new art, I recommend buying them in-person.
On Wednesday there’s Star Wars #23 and volume 1 of the Marvel collection of Dark Horse’s Legacy series.