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Title:
The unauthorized Star wars compendium : the complete guide to the movies, comic books, novels, and more
Author:
Edwards, Ted.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : Little, Brown, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
viii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780316329293
Format :
Book

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Summary

For every true fan, this book provides a comprehensive, behind-the-scenes guide to everything in the Star Wars( universe, including the original films, novels, comic books, Web sites, and more--plus a preview of the new movie, scheduled for release in May 1999.


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School Library Journal Review

YA-The "& More" of the subtitle includes the radio dramas, a catalog of the changes made for the Special Edition movies, rumors about The Phantom Menace, and an appendix. A time line places everything in the Star Wars universe in context of the first three movies. It begins at ANH-5000 (5000 years before A New Hope) and ends at ROTJ+21 (21 years after Return of the Jedi). That alone is worth the price of admission for any confused Stars Wars fans. Edwards's fiction reviews are graded and generally positive. The chapter on comic books/ graphic novels covers their publishing history and critiques adaptations and series by both Marvel and Dark Horse. The author lists the differences between the movies and the radio dramas, including scenes that were cut from A New Hope but included in the dramatization. The chapter on the original movies is a history apparently culled from previously published interviews. The essay by Dan Vebber and Dana Gould, "Fifty Reasons Why Jedi Sucks" (including a sidebar, "Ten Reasons Why Jedi Doesn't Totally Suck"), is an entertaining, opinionated read. Unfortunately, the book contains only speculation about The Phantom Menace. Surely the Ewok-hating compilers of the "Fifty Reasons" list would have had something to say about Jar Jar Binks. A top choice for any library in which "Star Wars" books soar off the shelves.-Susan Salpini, Purcellville Library, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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