The Star Wars universe, much like
our own, is constantly expanding. In the 10 years since
the publication of the Star Wars Encyclopaedia,
the definitive reference guide to a space fantasy
phenomenon, a lot has happened in that galaxy far, far
away. Four new feature films, a host of official
original novels, comics, video games, and more, have
introduced new characters, new lore, new events, and new
revelations. We've experienced everything from the Clone
Wars and the inception of the Empire to the rise and
fall of Anakin Skywalker and the invasion of the
monstrous Yuuzhan Vong. We've witnessed the founding of
the New Jedi Order and learned the history of the
ancient Sith rule of two. We've met Mace Windu, Darth
Maul, Queen Amidala, and Jango Fett, to name but a few.
Keeping pace with the prodigious growth of the Star Wars
saga means that the ultimate sourcebook of data, culled
from films, radio dramas, comics, novels, short stories,
and video games, had to grow also. And now, thirty years
of information on all things Star Wars, ranging from
science and technology to history and geography, culture
and biography to ecology and cosmology, with
comprehensive entries from "abo" and "Abrax"
to "Zirtran's Anchor" and "zwil";
has been supplemented with another entire decade's worth
of all-new material.
Abundantly illustrated with full-colour artwork and
photos, and now in a new three-volume edition to
accommodate its millennia-spanning wealth of detailed
entries, the Star Wars Encyclopaedia encompasses the
full measure of George Lucas's extraordinary creation.
Here are the renowned and infamous (Luke Skywalker,
Jorus C'baoth, Darth Vader, Grand Moff Tarkin), the
obscure and enigmatic (Tnun Bdu, Captain Tycho Celchu,
Bib Fortuna); the natives and customs of planets as
diverse as Tatooine and Hoth, Dagobah and Kashyyyk; the
rituals, secrets, and traditions of Jedi Knights and
Sith Lords; plus, for the intensive researcher, a
timeline of major events in Star Wars history.
Scrupulously researched and written by leading
authorities Stephen J. Sansweet, Pablo Hidalgo, Bob
Vitas, Daniel Wallace, Mary Franklin, Josh Kushins, and
Chris Cassidy, this landmark work is the key to a
monumental mythos and the must-have centrepiece for
every Star Wars library.