15 December 2008

The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia (Del Rey, 2008)

Ten years ago, Star Wars uber-fan Steve Sansweet and Timothy Zahn wrote the Star Wars Encyclopedia, a comprehensive primer to everything Star Wars. Everything Star Wars in one 300+ page book. This was in 1998 and since then there have been the prequels, the Cartoon Network Clone Wars, the video games, more comics and even more novels. So obviously the encyclopedia needs an upgrade and here it is:

That is the slipcase that holds the three volume Star Wars encyclopedia.

Some notable Darths. I don't even know half of them. Must have appeared in the comics and novels.

The volumes contain just about every character and events that happened in the movies, comics, novels and video games. The Skywalkers and the Solos get a lot of column inches obviously but that Imperial commander standing behind Vader's right shoulder in that scene in Empire Strikes Back also gets an entry. So that's nice.

Even this guy gets an entry. He was one of the ceremonial guards at the rebel's Yavin base during the medal ceremony. His mom must be so proud.

All in all, it's a very entertaining set of books for the Star Wars nerd. Though if you can't afford it, there's always

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