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NEWS . . .

Wednesday 13th June
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[] Full blurb for Thrawn: Alliances

Penguin Random House have updated their online catalog listing for Timothy Zahn's forthcoming Thrawn: Alliances novel with the full solicitation blurb:

Grand Admiral Thrawn and Darth Vader team up against a threat to the Empire in this thrilling novel from bestselling author Timothy Zahn.

“I have sensed a disturbance in the Force.”
Ominous words under any circumstances, but all the more so when uttered by Emperor Palpatine. On Batuu, at the edges of the Unknown Regions, a threat to the Empire is taking root—its existence little more than a glimmer, its consequences as yet unknowable. But it is troubling enough to the Imperial leader to warrant investigation by his most powerful agents: ruthless enforcer Lord Darth Vader and brilliant strategist Grand Admiral Thrawn. Fierce rivals for the emperor’s favor, and outspoken adversaries on Imperial affairs—including the Death Star project—the formidable pair seem unlikely partners for such a crucial mission. But the Emperor knows it’s not the first time Vader and Thrawn have joined forces. And there’s more behind his royal command than either man suspects.
In what seems like a lifetime ago, General Anakin Skywalker of the Galactic Republic, and Commander Mitth’raw’nuruodo, officer of the Chiss Ascendancy, crossed paths for the first time. One on a desperate personal quest, the other with motives unknown . . . and undisclosed. But facing a gauntlet of dangers on a far-flung world, they forged an uneasy alliance—neither remotely aware of what their futures held in store.
Now, thrust together once more, they find themselves bound again for the planet where they once fought side by side. There they will be doubly challenged—by a test of their allegiance to the Empire . . . and an enemy that threatens even their combined might.

Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn will be published in hardback, e-book and audio book formats on 24th July.

 
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Wednesday 13th June
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[] Darth Vader #17: Burning Seas (Part 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Charles Soule, Guiseppe Camuncoli et al.
Marvel ( US & UK )

This story occurs 18 years before Episode IV: A New Hope:
As the remnants of the Mon Cala resistance crumble into the seas, Vader and his Inquisitors finally confront the Jedi survivor at its core. The seas will weep...

 
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[] Thrawn #5 (Part 5 of 6)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Jody Houser, Luke Ross et al.
Marvel ( US & UK )

This story begins approximately 12 years before Episode IV: A New Hope:
Thrawn’s obsession and pursuit of the mysterious crime lord “Nightswan” has led him to Batonn. But what his aide Eli Vanto hopes will be the final stand between the Empire and its enemies soon turns out to be nothing more than a trap…and Ensign Vanto is the bait!...more

Continuing a six-issue adaptation of Timothy Zahn’s 2017 novel of the same name which includes never-before-revealed scenes featuring the infamous master strategist.

 
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Wednesday 6th June
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[] The Last Jedi #3 (Part 3 of 6)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Gary Whitta, Michael Walsh et al.
Marvel ( US & UK )

This story occurs 34 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
Supreme Leader Snoke has discovered a way to track Leia Organa and her crew through hyperspace. Fuel and time is running out. Finn and Rose are sent on a secret mission from Poe Dameron to the casino planet of Canto Bight, where they are to find the Master Code Breaker who will help them defeat the First Order’s tracker!

Continuing a six-issue adaptation of Rian Johnson's film, includes never-before-revealed scenes.

 
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[] Star Wars #49: Mutiny at Mon Cala (Part 6)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between six and twelve months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
The Rebellion of Mon Cala takes flight! With the Empire on its back foot, the Rebel Alliance is poised to rise up in defiance. Could their ultimate victory be at hand?

The Rebellion’s fight to liberate Mon Cala concludes.

 
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[] Star Wars Adventures #11
Comic Book by Cavan Scott, Derek Charm, Elsa Charretier, Pierrick Colinet et al.
IDW Publishing ( US )

The third and final part of the young Solo storyline by writer Cavan Scott. The heroes are targeted by bounty hunters familiar to fans of The Empire Strikes Back: Zuckuss and 4-LOM.

Plus an exciting new Tales from Wild Space!

 
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REVIEW . . .

Saturday 2nd June
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[Legacy's End] [] Legacy's End
By Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli et al.
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

Darth Vader is rarely written baddly, and this one is no exeption. The biggest downer, even if not really big, is that the likness of Vader is not really good. He is recognizeable as Vader, but the helmet proportions are mostly off. It looks like someone ment him to look like Vader, but he does not really look like Vader. The worst offender though is Palpatine... he looks as if an avocado had a child with the topographical map of Utah...read full review

 
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NEWS . . .

Thursday 31st May
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[] Coming soon: Star Wars - Women of the Galaxy by Amy Ratcliffe

As announced on StarWars.com, Chronicle Books will publish Star Wars - Women of the Galaxy, a unique celebration of the galaxy's female characters. Compiled by Amy Ratcliffe it will profile 75 fascinating characters from across the films, books, comics, animation, and games; telling their stories and revealing insights into their characters:

The women of the Star Wars universe are a diverse galaxy of heroes and villains, renegades and rogues, caretakers and, sometimes, unscrupulous scum.

Now StarWars.com is thrilled to exclusively announce a new book from Chronicle Books that celebrates this eclectic mix of female characters from the films, cartoons, novels, comics, and video games — Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy by Star Wars fan and journalist Amy Ratcliffe, in hardcover.

Featuring Leia Organa, Rey, Ahsoka Tano, Jyn Erso, Rose Tico, Maz Kanata, and many more — including characters from Solo: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars Resistance — the book gathers 75 profiles with text by Ratcliffe and all-new, incredible artwork from 18 talented female and non-binary artists. The amazing lineup of illustrators includes Alice X. Zhang, Amy Beth Christenson, Annie Stoll, Annie Wu, Christina Chung, Cryssy Cheung, Eli Baum, Elsa Charretier, Geneva B., Jen Aberin Johnson, Jen Bartel, Jenny Parks, Karen Hallion, Little Corvus, Sara Alfageeh, Sara Kipin, Sarah Wilkinson, and Viviane Tanner.

“Chronicle Books has put together an all-star line-up of amazingly talented and diverse artists to bring some of the most important, iconic, and, at times, lesser-known characters from the entire Star Wars saga to life as we’ve never seen them before,” says Michael Siglain, creative director of Lucasfilm Publishing. “Everyone involved, from Chronicle to Lucasfilm, is extremely proud of this title, and of its extremely talented creative team. Amy Ratcliff’s insightful commentary combined with the beautiful, haunting, truly awe-inspiring art makes Women of the Galaxy a must-have for fans of the saga and for art collectors everywhere.”

Star Wars - Women of the Galaxy by Amy Ratcliffe is scheduled for release on 6th November in hardback in the US from Chronicle Books .

 
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NEW RELEASE . . .

Wednesday 30th May
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[] Lando - Double or Nothing #1 (Part 1 of 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Rodney Barnes, Paolo Villanelli et al.
Marvel ( US & UK )

This story occurs prior to Solo: A Star Wars Story:
Before his days in the Rebellion, before he ran Cloud City, even before he lost the Millennium Falcon, comes this tale of Lando's adventures and misadventures in search of love and money...

 
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NEW RELEASE . . .

Tuesday 29th May
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[] Canto Bight
Trade Paperback Novel by S. Ahmed, R. Carson, M. Grant, J. J. Miller
Del Rey ( US ); Arrow ( [UK] )

These stories occur approximately 34 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
In Canto Bight, one is free to revel in excess, untouched from the problems of a galaxy once again descending into chaos and war. Dreams can become reality, but the stakes have never been higher—for there is a darkness obscured by all the glamour and luxury.
Welcome to the casino city of Canto Bight. A place where exotic aliens, captivating creatures, and other would-be high rollers are willing to risk everything to make their fortunes. Set across one fateful evening, these four interconnected stories explore the deception and danger of the lavish casino city.

 
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NEWS . . .

Friday 25th May
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[] Penguin Random House announce Solo novelisation

Penguin Random House announced today that they will publish a novelisation of Solo: A Star Wars Story in September and it will be written by Mur Lafferty:

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy in this thrilling novelization of Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, a young Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

Solo: A Star Wars Story by Mur Lafferty is scheduled for release on 4th September in the US and on the 6th in the UK.

 
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Friday 25th May
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[] Most Wanted
Hardback YA Novel by Rae Carson
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( US )

This story occurs prior to Solo: A Star Wars Story:
Han Solo and Qi'ra don't have a lot in common other than not having a lot. They're street kids on the industrial planet Corellia, doing whatever it takes to get by, dreaming of something more. They each jump at a chance to prove themselves in the perilous world of Corellia's criminal underbelly, only to discover they are on the same mission for the same unscrupulous boss.

 
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[] The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story
Hardback Reference Book by Phil Szostak
Abrams ( [US] & [UK] )

The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story reveals the design evolution of each new fantastical set, otherworldly machine, and unforgettable character in the film. Packed with hundreds of spectacular images, including production paintings, concept art and sketches, storyboards, and matte paintings, The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story is the definitive guide to the art of the film—and a must-have keepsake for fans.

 
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[] Solo: A Star Wars Story – The Official Guide
Hardback Reference Book by Pablo Hidalgo, Richard Chasemore
DK Publishing ( [US] & [UK] )

This essential visual guide to Solo: A Star Wars Story explores the world of young Han Solo in unparalleled detail. An authoritative companion to the movie, it features the fascinating planets, vehicles, and aliens that Han Solo encounters on his early adventures.

 
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[] The Moviemaking Magic of Star Wars: Creatures & Aliens
Children's Reference Book by Mark Salisbury
Abrams ( [US] & [UK] )

The first in an immersive line of behind-the-scenes books for kids, Star Wars Moviemaking Magic: Creatures and Aliens uses the strange, creepy, and iconic creatures and aliens of the entire saga as a lens through which younger readers will enjoy a visual and interactive tour of the history of moviemaking and special effects.

 
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[] The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear
Children's Reading Book by Tom Angleberger
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( [US] )

When Chewbacca the Wookiee finds out that a job he thought was just ferrying tooka cats is actually much more, he’s excited to have something to do! But when he, a young bounty hunter/librarian, and a droll cargo droid–who, unbeknownst to the others is rebel spy droid K-2SO–land in the middle of a blue forest that emits a fear-causing mist, Chewie realizes the job may be too dangerous for his liking. He and his companions will have to fight off snarlers, sniffers, and their own fears as they try to recover a sacred book–and rescue Han Solo in the process!

 
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[] Han on the Run (DK Readers Level 2)
Children's Reading Book by Beth Davies
DK Publishing ( [US] )

Young readers will love this Han Solo book, packed with characters and adventures from the new Star Wars movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story. Discover the new heroes, villains, aliens, droids, and vehicles from the movie, plus fan-favorites Han, Chewie, Lando, and the Millennium Falcon. Improve your reading skills while learning about the world of young Han Solo.

 
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[] Meet the Crew (World of Reading Level 2)
Children's Reading Book by Ella Patrick, Luigi Aime, Diogo Saido
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( [US] )

Meet Han, Chewie, Lando, Qi’ra and the rest of the crew from Solo: A Star Wars Story. Aimed at very young readers, this one delves into the characters who populate the film, from the heroes to the sidekicks.

 
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[] Train Heist
Children's Reading Book by Ella Patrick, Luigi Aime, Diogo Saido
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( [US] )

Han Solo and Chewbacca the Wookiee must team-up for a daring train heist on the planet Vandor!

 
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[] Solo: A Star Wars Story – Ultimate Sticker Collection
Children's Activity Book
DK Publishing ( [US] & [UK] )

This fun Han Solo sticker book contains more than 1000 colorful stickers, and is full of Star Wars facts from the new movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story. Kids will love joining young Han aboard the Millennium Falcon for many thrilling adventures.

 
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[] Solo: A Star Wars Story – Look & Find
Children's Activity Book
Phoenix International ( [US] )

You don’t even have to be old enough to read to enjoy this one. It’s all about locating characters and objects hidden within the elaborate drawings.

 
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[] Solo: A Star Wars Story – Sound Book
Children's Activity Book
Phoenix International ( [US] )

Press the buttons for sound effects that accompany the simple story. There’s a TIE Fighter, an explosion, an Imperial sprocket, the Millennium Falcon, Chewbacca and … that strange 7-like symbol? That’s like the dollar sign for galactic credits.

 
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[] Solo: A Star Wars Story – Activity Book
Children's Activity Book
Egmont ( [UK] )

Stickers, coloring, puzzles — everything a young Wookiee needs to stay busy on a rainy Corellian afternoon.

 
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[] Solo: A Star Wars Story – Colouring Book
Children's Activity Book
Egmont ( [UK] )

Meet the new heroes, villains, droids, and creatures in this colouring book based on the new film, Solo: A Star Wars Story.

 
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Wednesday 23rd May
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[] The Last Jedi #2 (Part 2 of 6)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Gary Whitta, Michael Walsh et al.
Marvel ( US & UK )

This story occurs 34 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
The Resistance is outnumbered…Luke Skywalker has finally been found…and the Rebels fight against a growing evil. The First Order will stop at nothing to conquer the galaxy, and it’s up to our heroes to defend it!

Continuing a six-issue adaptation of Rian Johnson's film, includes never-before-revealed scenes.

 
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[] Star Wars #48: Mutiny at Mon Cala (Part 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between six and twelve months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
The Rebellion’s fight to liberate Mon Cala continues! While Han, Luke and Leia undertake a perilous and nigh-impossible rescue, Threepio must keep up his vital mission…of hobnobbing at the opera?

 
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[] Star Wars Annual #4
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Cullen Bunn, Marc Laming et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between six and twelve months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
Strap in, racing fans — we’re going podracing! Bring your betting money, because this is going to be a high-stakes race, with rebel Luke Skywalker, smuggler Sana Starros and even a certain Dark Lord in attendance! PLACE YOUR BETS!

 
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[] Doctor Aphra #20: The Catastrophe Con (Part 1)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Kieron Gillen, Simon Spurrier, Emilio Laiso et al.
Marvel ( US & UK )

This story occurs between six and twelve months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
Aphra is behind bars. Again. But this time, she finds herself in Imperial custody, strapped to an explosive transmitter synced to a single hub-droid. Take one step too far? KABLOOEY! Normally, this wouldn’t be an issue to sit still for Aphra – but what happens when her Imperial captors send her hub-droid to the middle of a war zone?
And, uh, what’s this rumor about the prison being haunted?

 
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[] Epic Collection: The Empire Volume 4 (Star Wars Legends)
Paperback Graphic Novel by Tim Seidell, Jim Woodring, John Wagner  et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

These stories occur between 17 and 3 years before The Battle of Yavin:
Bring on the bad guys! A former trooper, left for dead during the Clone Wars, hears word of a new, great warrior worthy of following – Darth Vader! But can he prove himself to the Dark Lord as a stormtrooper? Jabba the Hutt steals the spotlight in four stories of bartering, backstabbing and betrayal! And when Vader hires Boba Fett for an important job, will the bounty hunter end up an enemy of the Empire?

Collects stories originally published by Dark Horse Comics : Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows, Jabba the Hutt: The Art of the Deal, Enemy of the Empire plus more!

 
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NEWS . . .

Wednesday 16th May
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[] A look inside Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary (New Edition)

Amazon.de have updated their listings page for DK's upcoming Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary (New Edition) with some excerpts. Penned by Pablo Hidalgo with art by David West Reynolds this title will be available from early September...full story

 
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