Archive for ‘Books and Comics’



The First Star Wars Book I Loved

Jason Fry | October 4, 2012

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I saw it in the fall of 1979 at our local mall: a paperback, sky blue with red lettering in a familiar font, with a message that seemed like a miracle — Han Solo at Stars’ End.

I was 10 years old, and this was media’s Jurassic era, with the proto-Internet yet to escape from universities. Today, books arrive after strategized previews and months of discussion and debate; back then, you found out about new releases by stumbling across them on the shelves of B. Dalton or Waldenbooks.

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Star Wars Reads Day: Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey Brown | October 4, 2012

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Star Wars Art Series: Illustration Out Now, More to Come

J.W. Rinzler | October 3, 2012

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The third title in our Star Wars Art series is out: Illustration. This follows Visions and Comics. This book unites for the first time a lot of art that has appeared in a lot of places, some easily accessible, some hard to find, from limited edition prints to licensing artwork to everything in-between — by artists such as the legendary Ralph McQuarrie, Jerry Vanderstelt, Christian Waggoner, Paul Youll, Brian Rood, Terese Nielsen, Tsuneo Sanda, John Alvin, Dave Dorman, Hugh Fleming, and many talented folk.

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Star Wars Reads Day: Ashley Eckstein

Ashley Eckstein | October 3, 2012

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Star Wars Novelizations: How They Fuel the Imagination

Chris Alexander | October 2, 2012

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It seems all the best stories start this way. Including my own.

A long time ago, in the spring of 1977, I was 13 years old and Star Wars had just hit the big screen. I asked my parents if we could see it, but my dad was recovering from surgery, so it would be a while before the family could go.

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Star Wars Reads Day: Timothy Zahn

Timothy Zahn | October 2, 2012

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The Road to Reads Day – Updated Daily

StarWars.com Team | October 2, 2012

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Star Wars Reads Day is October 6 — book publishers will be staging events in bookstores and libraries across the United States, with raffle prizes, promotional giveaways, and other surprises. It’s a Star Wars event like no other, and you don’t want to miss it! Be sure to Like the official Star Wars Reads Day Facebook page as well!

“The Road to Reads Day” will be your one-stop-shop for everything related to this exciting event: links to original new posts on the Star Wars Blog by Star Wars authors like Timothy Zahn and Ryder Windham, coverage from around the web, and lots more.

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Official Endnotes for Star Wars Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side

Daniel Wallace | October 1, 2012

Book of Sith Holocron and RemovablesSaturday, October 6, is Star Wars Reads Day, and I’m happy to be part of the celebration. Fans will be gathering at bookstores across the U.S. to promote reading and to pick up some fun freebies, and some of the events will feature Star Wars writers like me and costumed characters from the 501st Legion, the Rebel Legion, the Mandalorian Mercs, and the R2 Builders Club.

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Making Wookiee Pies & Exclusive Bar2D2s Recipe

Lara Starr | September 28, 2012

It was the summer of 1977, and my whole family—like the rest of the country—had Star Wars fever!

Here’s my brother and I in our t-shirts, off to see the movie (again), and that Christmas we all got the gift of Star Wars: comic books for me, a lightsaber for my brother, and my mom got a picture-disc LP record of the soundtrack.

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You Don’t Have to Be a Jedi to Be a Hero

Ryder Windham | September 27, 2012

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According to Wookieepedia, I’ve written over 50 Star Wars books. Yes, I’m proud of that, and grateful to numerous editors who continue to hire me, but I’m especially proud of another accomplishment: I’ve donated over 60 pints of blood.

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