The Essential Reader's Companion

The Essential Reader's Companion

by Pablo HidalgoBrian Rood Jeff Carlisle and others

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 02/10/2012

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THE DEFINITIVE WORD ON STAR WARS FICTION

The legendary motion picture Star Wars has spawned two big-screen sequels and three prequels--and decades of bestselling fiction. From the original movie tie-in novel through the monumental Fate of the Jedi series, legions of devoted readers have helped expand science fiction's most celebrated film saga into a page-turning print sensation. Now, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of these sweeping Star Wars adventures is presented in one beautifully illustrated volume.

Star Wars: The Essential Reader's Companion spans the entire galaxy of published Star Wars fiction--movie novelizations, original stand alone and series novels, short stories, eBook novellas, young adult titles, and comics--and features:

- a concise synopsis of each story, including key characters and planets
- exclusive behind-the-scenes facts and anecdotes about authors, plot and character development, continuity notes, and significance in the Star Wars Expanded Universe
- details on which novels are linked to Star Wars comic books from Dark Horse and Marvel
- a chronological listing of titles, spanning the 25,000-year history of the Star Wars universe and placing each story in its proper context
- more than one hundred full-color original paintings throughout by some of fans' favorite artists

Whether skimming through fateful eras from the Old Republic to the New Jedi Order; delving deep into the ancient history of the Lost Tribe of the Sith or the tumultuous Clone Wars; crossing paths--and lightsabers--with Dark Lords such as Plagueis or Bane, Sidious or Vader; helming the Millennium Falcon with Han Solo; or mastering the Force with Luke Skywalker, this one-of-a-kind, one-stop reference is a must for fans looking to maximize their knowledge of the sprawling Star Wars Expanded Universe.

ISBN:
9780345511195
9780345511195
Category:
Space opera
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
02-10-2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
233.68x187.96x30.48mm
Weight:
1.28kg
Pablo Hidalgo

A lifelong Star Wars fan and recognized expert on the depth and history of the saga, Pablo Hidalgo started writing professionally on the subject in 1995, penning articles for the original Star Wars role-playing game from West End Games. In 2000, he became a full-time Star Wars authority at Lucasfilm, joining the company’s online team as a content developer for the official website.

In 2010, he became a Brand Communications Manager for Lucasfilm, ensuring consistency in the expression of the brand across a variety of channels. When Lucasfilm returned to active film production on the Star Wars saga under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, Hidalgo moved into the Lucasfilm Story Group as a creative executive working on the development of Star Wars storytelling across all media, including feature films, animated television, video games, novels, comic books, and more.

In addition to his numerous published Star Wars works, he has written books about G.I. Joe and Transformers. He lives in San Francisco.

Darren Tan

Born and raised in Malaysia, Darren Tan grew up drawing spaceships, dinosaurs and the stuff of his imagination, which was fuelled by movies and computer games.

Following a brief stint in 3D animation, Darren now works as a freelance illustrator.

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