Aftermath Star Wars

Author: Chuck Wendig
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 9780804177665
Release Date: 2015-09-04
Genre: Fiction

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens “Star Wars: Aftermath [reveals] what happened after the events of 1983’s Return of the Jedi. It turns out, there’s more than just the Empire for the good guys to worry about.”—The Hollywood Reporter As the Empire reels from its critical defeats at the Battle of Endor, the Rebel Alliance—now a fledgling New Republic—presses its advantage by hunting down the enemy’s scattered forces before they can regroup and retaliate. But above the remote planet Akiva, an ominous show of the enemy’s strength is unfolding. Out on a lone reconnaissance mission, pilot Wedge Antilles watches Imperial Star Destroyers gather like birds of prey circling for a kill, but he’s taken captive before he can report back to the New Republic leaders. Meanwhile, on the planet’s surface, former rebel fighter Norra Wexley has returned to her native world—war weary, ready to reunite with her estranged son, and eager to build a new life in some distant place. But when Norra intercepts Wedge Antilles’s urgent distress call, she realizes her time as a freedom fighter is not yet over. What she doesn’t know is just how close the enemy is—or how decisive and dangerous her new mission will be. Determined to preserve the Empire’s power, the surviving Imperial elite are converging on Akiva for a top-secret emergency summit—to consolidate their forces and rally for a counterstrike. But they haven’t reckoned on Norra and her newfound allies—her technical-genius son, a Zabrak bounty hunter, and a reprobate Imperial defector—who are prepared to do whatever they must to end the Empire’s oppressive reign once and for all. Praise for Aftermath “The Force is strong with Star Wars: Aftermath.”—Alternative Nation “The Star Wars universe is fresh and new again, and just as rich and mysterious as it always was.”—Den of Geek “[Chuck] Wendig neatly captures the current states of the Empire and Rebel Alliance and does so through flawed, real, and nuanced characters. His writing gets you up close and personal. . . . Wendig does wonders with dialogue and voice and carving out space for everyone to breathe. Aftermath is a strong foot forward into unexplored territory and puts down just enough foundation that you can start picturing the Resistance and First Order of The Force Awakens taking shape.”—Nerdist “If the opening chapter of the Wendig’s Aftermath trilogy is any indication, the ‘Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ will be every bit as exciting as the movie.”—New York Daily News “A wonderful Star Wars adventure by a gifted author.”—SF Book Reviews From the Hardcover edition.

Star Wars

Author: Rufus Butler Seder
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761158464
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents eleven scenes and quotations from the six Star Wars motion pictures. Striped acetate overlays on board pages give illustrations the illusion of movement.

Bloodline Star Wars

Author: Claudia Gray
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 9781101885253
Release Date: 2016-05-03
Genre: Fiction

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Star Wars: Lost Stars comes a thrilling novel set in the years before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. “Unmissable . . . Bloodline’s tense politics, vivid new characters, and perfectly characterized Leia make it feel as central to the Star Wars universe as one of the films.”—Tor.com WITNESS THE BIRTH OF THE RESISTANCE When the Rebellion defeated the Empire in the skies above Endor, Leia Organa believed it was the beginning to a lasting peace. But after decades of vicious infighting and partisan gridlock in the New Republic Senate, that hope seems like a distant memory. Now a respected senator, Leia must grapple with the dangers that threaten to cripple the fledgling democracy—from both within and without. Underworld kingpins, treacherous politicians, and Imperial loyalists are sowing chaos in the galaxy. Desperate to take action, senators are calling for the election of a First Senator. It is their hope that this influential post will bring strong leadership to a divided galaxy. As the daughter of Darth Vader, Leia faces with distrust the prospect of any one person holding such a powerful position—even when supporters suggest Leia herself for the job. But a new enemy may make this path Leia’s only option. For at the edges of the galaxy, a mysterious threat is growing. . . . Praise for Bloodline “[Claudia] Gray paints a much more complete galaxy than we often get to see on the big screen. . . . Knowing that Rian Johnson (writer, director of Star Wars: Episode VIII) had some creative input on the novel provides hope that we haven’t seen the last of all of these wonderful characters. . . . Star Wars: Bloodline isn’t just a great Star Wars book, or a great Leia book, or a great book; it’s a great introduction into the larger world of Star Wars in general.”—ComicBook.com “Bloodline is a nonstop page-turner that grabs at heartstrings that you weren’t aware of and yanks down on every one of them. The story is loaded with context for The Force Awakens that plants the seeds for The First Order in perfectly haunting ways, and leaves the reader grasping for more details on newly discovered favorite characters.”—Inverse From the Hardcover edition.

The Star Wars Trilogy

Author: George Lucas
Publisher: Lucasbooks
ISBN: 9780345453396
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Fiction

A twenty-fifth anniversary edition brings together the original, complete "Star Wars" novels in a single volume that includes "Star Wars : a New Hope," "The Empire Strikes Back," and "Return of the Jedi."

Universe of Star Wars Collectibles

Author: Stuart W. Wells III
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 9781440228155
Release Date: 2011-02-28
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

The force will be with all collectors who own this comprehensive guide to one of today's hottest collecting fields. Star Wars fans will find more than 600 photos and more than 2,000 listings of collectible items related to the popular movie series from 1976 through 2001, including Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. Features photos, up-to-date pricing, and accurate descriptions for more than 40 categories such as action figures, books, clothing, food collectibles, games, trading cards, vehicles, wall art, statues, comics, coins, and more! Star Wars is hotter than ever and this updated and revised edition of the best-selling collector's guide is the ultimate resource for fans.

Star Wars

Author: Christopher Cerasi
Publisher: Marvel Entertainment
ISBN: 9781302494667
Release Date: 2016-11-30
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Collects Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith #1-4. The Republic crumbles, an Empire is born, and a new evil rises in the official adaptation of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith! As the Clone Wars rage, the fate of a young Jedi takes a dramatic turn, and many of the biggest questions raised by the original trilogy are answered. When fearsome droid leader General Grievous sweeps into the Republic capital and kidnaps Chancellor Palpatine, two Jedi Knights lead the desperate rescue mission. But Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker will face far more than they bargained for, and their relationship will never be the same! Lightsabers clash, battles rage in space and armies go to war in a tale of sacrifice, treachery and loss.

Star Wars Episode III

Author: Matthew Woodring Stover
Publisher: Lucasbooks
ISBN: 9780345428837
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Fiction

Follows Anakin Skywalker as he struggles with his duty as a Jedi Knight and his role as the secret husband of Senator Padme Amidala, and chronicles the creation of Darth Vader and the birth of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa.

Catalyst Star Wars

Author: James Luceno
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 9781101967010
Release Date: 2016-11-15
Genre: Fiction

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Lauded Star Wars author James Luceno returns to pen an intense tale of ambition and betrayal that sets the stage for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. War is tearing the galaxy apart. For years the Republic and the Separatists have battled across the stars, each building more and more deadly technology in an attempt to win the war. As a member of Chancellor Palpatine’s top secret Death Star project, Orson Krennic is determined to develop a superweapon before the Republic’s enemies can. And an old friend of Krennic’s, the brilliant scientist Galen Erso, could be the key. Galen’s energy-focused research has captured the attention of both Krennic and his foes, making the scientist a crucial pawn in the galactic conflict. But after Krennic rescues Galen, his wife, Lyra, and their young daughter, Jyn, from Separatist kidnappers, the Erso family is deeply in Krennic’s debt. Krennic then offers Galen an extraordinary opportunity: to continue his scientific studies with every resource put utterly at his disposal. While Galen and Lyra believe that his energy research will be used purely in altruistic ways, Krennic has other plans that will finally make the Death Star a reality. Trapped in their benefactor’s tightening grasp, the Ersos must untangle Krennic’s web of deception to save themselves and the galaxy itself.

Wookiee Cookies

Author: Robin Davis
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811821846
Release Date: 1998-09-01
Genre: Cooking

A cookbook with a Star Wars theme includes such recipes as crazy cantina chili, Boba Fett-uccine, and C-3PO pancakes.

The Star Wars Enigma

Author: Nigel Hey
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781612343297
Release Date: 2011-07-01
Genre: History

The year 1982 was a desperate time for the U.S. defense community. The United States had no effective system to protect itself completely from a Soviet attack with nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missiles, which the Soviet Union possessed in large quantity, and the doomsday philosophy of mutually assured destruction seemed inescapable. But people in the Reagan administration, including Reagan himself, were not content with what they viewed as a morally unacceptable status quo. Then Adm. James Watkins, a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, asked, "Wouldn't it be better if we could develop a system that would protect, rather than avenge, our people?" With that, the president's commitment to the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) became certain. Ultimately, SDI reflected Western political idealism, a powerful ingredient in the struggle to finally conquer the terrors of the Cold War and to allay the threat of nuclear holocaust. The Star Wars Enigma tells this dramatic story.

Star Wars Catalyst

Author: James Luceno
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473517615
Release Date: 2016-11-17
Genre: Fiction

Lauded Star Wars author James Luceno returns to pen an intense tale of ambition and betrayal that sets the stage for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. War is tearing the galaxy apart. For years the Republic and the Separatists have battled across the stars, each building more and more deadly technology in an attempt to win the war. As a member of Chancellor Palpatine’s top secret Death Star project, Orson Krennic is determined to develop a superweapon before their enemies can. And an old friend of Krennic’s, the brilliant scientist Galen Erso, could be the key. Galen’s energy-focused research has captured the attention of both Krennic and his foes, making the scientist a crucial pawn in the galactic conflict. But after Krennic rescues Galen, his wife, Lyra, and their young daughter, Jyn, from Separatist kidnappers, the Erso family is deeply in Krennic’s debt. Krennic then offers Galen an extraordinary opportunity: to continue his scientific studies with every resource put utterly at his disposal. While Galen and Lyra believe that his energy research will be used purely in altruistic ways, Krennic has other plans that will finally make the Death Star a reality. Trapped in their benefactor’s tightening grasp, the Ersos must untangle Krennic’s web of deception to save themselves and the galaxy itself.

The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy

Author: Jason T. Eberl
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119038061
Release Date: 2015-10-19
Genre: Philosophy

Does it take faith to be a Jedi? Are droids capable of thought? Should Jar Jar Binks be held responsible for the rise of the Empire? Presenting entirely new essays, no aspect of the myth and magic of George Lucas s creation is left philosophically unexamined in The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy. The editors of the original Star Wars and Philosophy strike back in this Ultimate volume that encompasses the complete Star Wars universe Presents the most far–reaching examination of the philosophy behind Star Wars includes coverage of the entire film catalogue to date as well as the Expanded Universe of novels, comics, television series, games and toys Provides serious explorations into the deeper meaning of George Lucas s philosophically rich creation Topics explored include the moral code of bounty–hunter favourite Boba Fett, Stoicism and the Jedi Order, the nature of the Dark Side, Anakin and Achilles in a nihilism face–off, feminism and being chained to a giant slug, cloning, de–extinction, fatherhood, Wookiees, loyalty, betrayal, guardians, republics, tyrants, terrorism, civic duty, friendship, family, and more! Publishing in time for the global release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens on December 18, 2015 hotly anticipated to become the first film to top $3 billion in worldwide box office sales

Star Wars

Author: George Lucas
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345400771
Release Date: 1995-08
Genre: Fiction

When Luke leaves his uncle's farm on a remote, desolate planet to seek adventure, he is soon headed directly for a desperate encounter with evil warriors on the enemy battle station known as the Death Star