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NEW RELEASES . . .

Tuesday 23rd May
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[] IncrediBuilds: Rogue One: Death Star Book and Model Set
Hardback Activity & Reference Book by Ryder Windham
Insight Editions ( [US] )

The Empire’s deadliest weapon takes center stage in this exciting Star Wars wood model set. The deluxe 32-page hardcover book is packed with information on the Death Star—from its destructive capabilities to the history of its creation—and filled with amazing imagery from the Star Wars films, including Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The wood model is easy to assemble and snaps together to form a dynamic, displayable 3D version of the Death Star that fans will love.
Includes: Laser-cut, FSC-certified wood sheet with easy-to-assemble pieces; Step-by-step instructions; Coloring and crafting ideas; Guidebook, Death Star: Inside the Formidable Battle Station, by Ryder Windham.

 
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[] IncrediBuilds: Rogue One: AT-ACT Book and Model Set
Hardback Activity & Reference Book by Michel Kogge
Insight Editions ( [US] )

The Empire’s fearsome AT-ACT is yours to build and personalize in this exciting wood model set. The deluxe 32-page hardcover book is packed with information on the AT-ACT’s design and capabilities—including detailed diagrams and schematics—and filled with amazing imagery from the Star Wars films. It also features information on other walkers from the Star Wars universe, including the AT-AT and the AT-ST. The wood model is easy to assemble and snaps together to form a dynamic, displayable 3D version of the AT-ACT that fans will love.together to form a dynamic, displayable 3D version of R2-D2 that fans will love.
Includes: Laser-cut, FSC-certified wood sheet with easy-to-assemble pieces; Step-by-step instructions; Coloring and crafting ideas; Guidebook, AT-ACT: Inside the Relentless Imperial Walker, by Michael Kogge

 
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REVIEW . . .

Sunday 21st May
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[ Lost Stars ] [] Lost Stars
By Claudia Gray
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

I never read a romance novel in my life, and I never thought I missed out... and to be honest I still do not feel that way. Don't get me wrong, the book is quite alright, but it is going through the motions, there is not much new here, not much surprise either.
The overall story is very simple: We follow a young couple from their first childhood meeting 8 years after the Clone Wars all the way to the aftermath of the battle of Jakku. The romance part, as well as the Star Wars part are both treated very suave, rarely going outside the established mold for both and not offering any new things (besides some interesting insights into the already established canon)...read full review

 
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NEWS . . .

Friday 19th May
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[] Cassian & K-2SO one-shot coming August

As announced on StarWars.com, Marvel are to release a 40-page one-shot comic book in August that will tell the story of how Rogue One rogues Cassian Andor and K-2SO met. Penned by Duane Swierczynski (Judge Dredd) with art by Fernando Blanco (Batman Eternal) it is due for release in August.

 
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NEWS . . .

Thursday 18th May
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[] Marvel to launch Mace Windu mini-series

As announced on StarWars.com, Marvel are to launch a new 5 issue mini-series featuring Mace Windu beginning August. Titled Jedi of the Republic: Mace Windu it will be written by Matt Owens (Elektra) and illustrated by Denys Cowan (Nighthawk, Captain America/Black Panther: Flags of Our Fathers) and is set at the beginning of The Clone Wars:

For over a thousand generations, the Jedi have been the peacekeepers of the galaxy…but now, at the dawn of the Clone Wars, they find themselves in a new role: generals in the Army of the Republic. As Mace Windu, one of the Jedi’s greatest warriors, leads a small unit of Jedi into battle shortly after the war begins, the Jedi must make peace with their new role, or be lost to the violence around them!

 
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NEW RELEASE . . .

Thursday 18th May
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[] Catalyst
Trade Paperback Novel by James Luceno
Arrow ( [UK] )

This story begins approximately 19 years before Episode IV: A New Hope:
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...more

 
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Wednesday 17th May
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[] Star Wars #31: Screaming Citadel #2 (Part 2 of 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Jason Aaron, Salvador Larroca et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between six and twelve months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
Luke Skywalker reluctantly teams up with Doctor Aphra! The Doctor makes Luke an offer he can’t afford to pass up…one that leads him to a very rare gathering at the heart of the infamous Screaming Citadel.
While Luke and Aphra face the Queen of the Citadel, Han and Leia are coming for Aphra!

 
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[] Poe Dameron #15: Legend Lost (Part 2)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Charles Soule, Angel Unzueta et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs approximately 34 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• Poe Dameron and his team have defeated crime lord Terex.
• But lost one of their own.
• Now Poe and Black Squadron prepare to take another run at the First Order.

 
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Wednesday 10th May
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[] Screaming Citadel #1 (Part 1 of 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Kieron Gillen, Marco Checchetto et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between six and twelve months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
Luke Skywalker reluctantly teams up with Doctor Aphra! The Doctor makes Luke an offer he can’t afford to pass up…one that leads him to a very rare gathering at the heart of the infamous Screaming Citadel. Will Luke find what he’s looking for? Can Aphra be trusted? Or will they both wind up victims of the Citadel’s Queen?

 
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[] Epic Collection: The Rebellion: Volume 2 (Star Wars Legends)
Paperback Graphic Novel by Brian Wood, Ron Marz, Randy Stradley et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

These stories occur shortly after The Battle of Yavin:
The rebels and the Empire – locked in conflict! When Leia announces plans to marry, will the Rebellion lose a princess, or gain a new safe haven? Darth Vader is on a mission to instill fear and discipline into the Imperial ranks using his elite stormtroopers! But as Obi-Wan Kenobi haunts the Dark Lord’s dreams, the name Skywalker dominates his mind!
Collects material first published by Dark Horse Comics.

 
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NEW RELEASE . . .

Tuesday 9th May
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[] Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Comics Vol. 1 (Star Wars Legends)
Hardback Graphic Novel by Russ Manning, Steve Gerber, Don Christensen et al.
IDW Publishing ( [US] & [UK] )

The first of three volumes that present for the first time ever the classic Star Wars newspaper strip from 1979-1984 in its complete format--including each Sunday title header and "bonus" panels in their meticulously restored original color. This volume contains 575 sequential comic strips from the strip’s premiere on March 11th 1979 to October 5th 1980.

 
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Thursday 4th May
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[] A New Hope (Star Wars 40th Anniversary Edition)
Hardback Novel by George Lucas (ghost-written by Alan Dean Foster)
Century ( [UK] )

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away . . .

Luke Skywalker was a twenty-year-old who lived and worked on his uncle's farm on the remote planet of Tatooine...and he was bored beyond belief. He yearned for adventures that would take him beyond the farthest galaxies. But he got much more than he bargained for....

Rediscover the classic adventure with this 40th Anniversary special edition, published for the first time in hardback with the original film artwork.

 
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[Available now...] [] Adventures in Wild Space #6: The Rescue
Children's Paperback Book by Tom Huddleston
Egmont ( [UK] )

When their parents are captured by the evil Galactic Empire, brother and sister Milo and Lina Graf must set out on an epic quest to free them. Menaced by Imperial agents, bounty hunters, and gangsters, they will have to travel across the galaxy uncovering clues to rescue their parents and aid the Rebellion in the fight against the Empire…

 
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[] Star Wars: A New Hope
Children's Paperback Book by Ryder Windham (edited by Emil Fortune)
Egmont ( [UK] )

Follow the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca and the Rebel Alliance as they fight against the evil Emperor Palpatine, and his sinister agent Darth Vader!

This edition reprints the 2004 Scholastic publication. It has been edited by Egmont editor Emil Fortune to make the story comply with the new canonical saga.

 
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[] Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Children's Paperback Book by Ryder Windham (edited by Emil Fortune)
Egmont ( [UK] )

Follow the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca and the Rebel Alliance as they fight against the evil Emperor Palpatine, and his sinister agent Darth Vader!

This edition reprints the 2004 Scholastic publication. It has been edited by Egmont editor Emil Fortune to make the story comply with the new canonical saga.

 
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[] Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Children's Paperback Book by Ryder Windham (edited by Emil Fortune)
Egmont ( [UK] )

Follow the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca and the Rebel Alliance as they fight against the evil Emperor Palpatine, and his sinister agent Darth Vader!

This edition reprints the 2004 Scholastic publication. It has been edited by Egmont editor Emil Fortune to make the story comply with the new canonical saga.

 
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[] Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Children's Paperback Book by Michael Kogge
Egmont ( [UK] )

Revisit the Star Wars universe with the newest addition to the franchise, The Force Awakens. A world awaits you filled with new characters, locations, ships and aliens. Plus, welcome back some of your old favourites like Han Solo, Chewbacca, Leia and Luke.

 
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[] The Force Awakens: Graphics
Children's Reference Book
Egmont ( [UK] )

How big is the new TIE Fighter? How has the First Order Stormtrooper evolved? What proportion of new characters are droids? From Jakku to Takodana, what planets do the heroes visit? Unravel the secrets of the Star Wars universe with this wonderfully illustrated infographic book. Includes all the new ships, characters, locations and movie moments from The Force Awakens. Discover fun facts about Rey, Kylo Ren, BB-8 and many more.

 
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Wednesday 3rd May
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[] Rogue One #2 (Part 2 of 6)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Jody Houser, Emilio Laiso et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs immediately before Episode IV: A New Hope:
Jyn Erso continues her quest with Cassian Andor to help the Rebellion fight the sinister Galactic Empire. Following the trail to the ancient Jedha City to find Rebel extremist Saw Guerra, Jyn and Cassian get caught in a firefight with the Empire - only to then be taken prisoner by Saw’s followers!

 
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[] Poe Dameron #14: Legend Lost (Part 1)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Charles Soule, Angel Unzueta et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs approximately 34 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• It is a sad day for the Resistance as they mourn the loss of a fallen comrade.
• But their fight is far from over — the First Order must be stopped!
• And Captain Phasma knows just how to get Terex to toe the line.

 
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Tuesday 2nd May
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[] Catalyst
Trade Paperback Novel by James Luceno
Del Rey ( [US] )

This story begins approximately 19 years before Episode IV: A New Hope:
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...more

 
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[ Available now... ] [] Rebel Rising
YA Hardback Novel & e-Book by Beth Revis
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( [US] )

This story begins approximately 14 years before Episode IV: A New Hope:
When Jyn Erso was five years old, her mother was murdered and her father taken from her to serve the Empire. But despite the loss of her parents she is not completely alone—Saw Gerrera, a man willing to go to any extremes necessary in order to resist Imperial tyranny, takes her in as his own, and gives her not only a home but all the abilities and resources she needs to become a rebel herself.
Jyn dedicates herself to the cause—and the man. But fighting alongside Saw and his people brings with it danger and the question of just how far Jyn is willing to go as one of Saw’s soldiers..
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[ Available now... ] [] Guardians of the Whills
Children's Hardback Book by Greg Rucka
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( [US] )

This story occurs before Episode IV: A New Hope:
On the desert world of Jedha, in the Holy City, friends Baze and Chirrut used to be Guardians of the Whills, who looked after the Kyber Temple and the devoted pilgrims who worshipped  there. Then the Empire came and took over the planet. The temple was destroyed and the people scattered. Now Baze and Chirrut do what they can to resist the Empire and protect the people of Jedha, but it never seems to be enough. Then a man named Saw Gerrera arrives, with a militia of his own and grand plans to take down the Empire...more

 
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[ Available now... ] [] Han and the Rebel Rescue
Children's Paperback Book
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( [US] )

Everyone’s favorite smugglers are on a secret mission to rescue a Rebel Officer!
Han Solo and Chewbacca the Wookiee team up for an all-new adventure in this thrilling upper middle grade novel. Set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, the story follows everyone's favorite pair of smugglers as they fly the Millennium Falcon on a top-secret mission for the Rebellion.
This 8x8 storybook is an adaptation of Smuggler's Run by Greg Rucka.

 
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[ Available now... ] [] Trouble on Tatooine (World of Reading Level 2)
Children's Paperback Book
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( [US] )

A stylized retelling with stickers of how Luke Skywalker met R2-D2, C-3PO, and Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: A New Hope.

 
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REVIEWS . . .

Saturday 29th April
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[ Aftermath: Empire's End ] [] Aftermath: Empire's End
By Chuck Wendig
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

I really got to like the new characters, they all were interesting and engaging, I liked their arcs in each book, but also spread across all three. What I did not really like is the overarching scheme, the overall arc, the plot divided across all three books. It was not bad, it just was a lot of fuss about something rather not thrilling [...] third book is as the two before it, neither better, nor worse. It is exciting, but when both sides of the conflict have a mutual goal, then no matter the outcome of said conflict, the end result will be kind off the same...read full review

 
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[ Aftermath: Life Debt ] [] Aftermath: Life Debt
By Chuck Wendig
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

The first book in the Aftermath trilogy was relatively small scale, introducing a motley crew of characters, but not really bringing them together. It was more of a prelude, than a proper first part. With it, Wendig created the foundation for the emotional attachment, which he formed beautifully right at the very beginning of this second book. Still a band of individuals, but functioning as a unit, the characters have a surprising chemistry and it is a delight to witness them before it all falls apart again [...] threat is still something of a phantom, we know who the bad guys are, there is a lot of grey guys and some good guys, but the end game is not fast revealed, so the book makes good use of compelling characters and one obvious legacy character to keep the reader engaged...read full review

 
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[ Aftermath ] [] Aftermath
By Chuck Wendig
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

I loved this book [...] I am not here to defend the supposed weak points, but to point out what I liked. And first and foremost it was the characters. All are quite distinctive, from a drunkard veteran to a minor almost-orphan, I was keeping my fingers crossed that they all make it through [...] The interludes were also interesting: offering a bigger picture, sometimes more personal, like a splintered family sitting on a dining table, sometimes of epic proportions, but always enriching the overall galaxy [...] biggest cons would be for one the lack of the big three, I do understand, that they were rather inconsequential here, but as everybody else, I too would like to know what they were doing at that time....read full review

 
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NEWS . . .

Friday 28th April
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[] A look inside Stormtroopers: Beyond the Armor

One of the most interesting books to be announced at this year's Star Wars Celebration Orlando was Journey to Star Wars The Last Jedi: Stormtroopers: Beyond the Armor from Harper Design. Penned by Star Wars stalwarts Ryder Windham and Adam Bray this "unique and beautifully designed compendium with removable features traces one of the franchise’s most iconic characters—the stormtrooper—from initial development through all nine Star Wars movies to their many iterations in TV, comics, videogames, novels, and pop-culture. Star Wars: A New Hope, the very first installment in the beloved science-fiction series, introduced the Imperial stormtroopers—the army of the fearsome and tyrannical Galactic Empire. Charged with establishing Imperial authority and suppressing resistance, these terrifying, faceless, well-disciplined soldiers in white have become a universal symbol of oppression... read full story

 
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