Monday, March 28, 2011

Star Wars Year by Year : A Visual Chronicle

Star Wars Year by Year : A Visual Chronicle

Book: Hardcover | 235 x 159mm | 320 pages | 8 - AND UP years

From the first release of Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977 to the 2009 second season of The Clone Wars, Star Wars Year By Year: A Visual Chronicle is an unparalleled chronological journey through the making of the most epic science fiction series ever! Featuring incredible illustrations and stills, the book chronologically details the history and development of the Star Wars movies; the events, press, and logistics surrounding the making of each movie; and exclusive interviews with people who worked behind the scenes. The year-by-year format includes images from the movies, TV series, comic books, video games, and novels as well as movie posters, memorabilia, book covers, and more.

Pablo Hidalgo
An expert on a variety of genre obsessions, from classic animation to shape-shifting robots, Pablo Hidalgo started writing about fantastic subject matters professionally in 1995 as a freelance author for roleplaying games. In 2000, he changed careers from a visual effects concept artist and digital compositor in Canada to a full-time Star Wars authority at Lucasfilm Ltd., working in their online department. Since then, he has overseen the development of websites, co-authored several books and developed a number of online comic books and strips. He is currently managing editor for, overseeing daily publication of content as well as developing special online spin- off projects for Star Wars: The Clone Wars. He lives in San Francisco.

Gus Lopez
Gus Lopez created The Star Wars Collector's Archive ( in 1994—the first Star Wars collecting website on the Internet. He has written many articles on Star Wars collecting for various publications over the years including a column on Star Wars collectibles for Star Wars Insider. He has given talks on Star Wars collecting at many toy, science fiction, and Star Wars conventions in Europe, Asia, and North America. Gus ran the Star Wars collecting tracks for the four Star Wars Celebration events in the US, Celebration Europe in the UK, and Celebration Japan. He is coauthor (with Duncan Jenkins) of Gus and Duncan's Comprehensive Guide to Star Wars Collectibles published by Completist Publications, the largest Star Wars collecting guide ever assembled. Gus lives in Seattle with his wife, Pamela.

Daniel Wallace
Daniel Wallace is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Characters as well as a dozen more books that explore the underpinnings of the Star Wars universe, such as Star Wars: The Essential Atlas and The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia. He is a regular contributor to Star Wars Insider magazine and assembled the questions used in the Star Wars Trivial Pursuit game. In addition to his contributions to the galaxy far, far away, he has written for universes including Indiana Jones, Smallville, Supernatural, DC Comics, and Marvel Comics, with books including The Marvel Encyclopedia, The DC Comics Chronicle, and The Art of Superman Returns.

Ryder Windham
Ryder Windham is the author of over sixty Star Wars titles, including Star Wars Blueprints: The Ultimate Collection and the New York Times-bestseller Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide. He has written junior novelizations of Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies and scripted numerous comics. An occasional freelance cartoonist and storyboard artist, he is an instructor and Certificate Program Advisor for Comics and Sequential Art at Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education.

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If you have a Star Wars fan in your house than this book will be a huge hit. My husband and both of my sons love it. They have all spent many hours engrossed in its pages. But that didn't really surprise me.

What surprised me was that I actually like it too! I found much of it rather fascinating. The pictures are great and there is a TON of information.

This book would make a great gift.

Thanks so much to DK Canada for sending me a copy of this book to review.

1 comment:

Amanda Daybyday said...

Ya... this book looks awesome.

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