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The Essential Guide to Planets and Moons (Star Wars) Paperback – July 21, 1998
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From the sun-baked deserts of Tatooine to the frost-bitten snowscape of Hoth to the misty swamps of Dagobah, here's your expert guide to the hundred most fascinating worlds of the extraordinary Star Wars universe. Travel from the Deep Core to the Outer Rim Territories and discover the wonders of:
, Kashyyyk--the treacherous, arboreal planet where the Wookiee race dwells among the branches in elevated cities . . . and lethal predators rule the surface
, Bespin--the gas planet devoid of solid ground, in whose atmosphere hovers the formidable Cloud City
, Endor--The Forest Moon: home to the peaceful but powerful Ewoks and site of a decisive battle in the galactic civil war
, Coruscant--center of power, law, history, and culture in the galaxy . . . and once the location of Imperial City, the seat of the dreaded Empire
EXPLORE THE TERRAIN, MEET THE INHABITANTS, AND UNCOVER THE SECRETS OF THESE AND MANY, MANY MORE REMARKABLE DESTINATIONS ON A CAPTIVATING, FULLY-ILLUSTRATED VOYAGE TO THE BRIGHTEST STARS OF A FANTASTIC UNIVERSE!
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We don't even get a neat map of the planets -- instead, a tiny black and white globe that isn't helpful, with a 1"x3" little inset map of the area we have heard most about in the books. Beneath that is a little illustration of a couple of people from that planet, most of them pretty bad and unhelpful. And then we get some more bad pictures of some native flora and fauna and some corny captions beneath them.
This book is quite a waste of time and money!
I nonetheless have one or two complaints. Daniel Wallace's text has an annoying tendency to get melodramatic- Da Soocha V, for instance, was "[devastated] with the speed and fury of burning starfire. In a flash the Pinnacle Moon was no more." Wallace would have been wiser to assume that his readers were fairly hip fans who had already read Dark Empire II, along with most of the other source material.Read more ›
For some of those, namely the hardcore fans that have read every single Star Wars thing ever published (I cannot claim this title, as I've only read about half of it all) this book might seem a bit redundant. All of the locations are taken from either film or literature, so if you've read all the literature it follows that you'll have seen all of the 100 worlds depicted here at least once. Nevertheless, it is useful to have all of this information in one place, in case you forgot just which world the Ugnaughts come from (Umgul) or how to spell "Mrlsst." The Star Wars Encyclopedia and Guide to the SW Universe have all of this information as well... somewhere. The problem is you have to remember what you were looking for to find it. This book simplifies matters if you just have to know, but can't recall any of it.
For those who are NOT hardcore fans or could care less that Wild Boetays can be found on Garos IV, you probably won't find this guide more than moderately amusing. The other ones in the series (Characters, Vehicles and Vessels, and Weapons and Tech, to name a few) might be more diverting. But for those who are serious about Star Wars (you know who you are) the Guide to Planets and Moons is a really cheap thrill.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good stuff. Covers the popular main planets as well as some lesser known, and gives you a good reference for where some races come from.Published 6 months ago by Stuart Anderson
Can't really rate the writing. It's a book about planets in a sci-fi universe after all.Published 8 months ago by peter barton
My granddaughter loved this book and has shared it with many.Published 11 months ago by laurie stockbridge
A little outdated, but a great choice for Star Wars fans who wants to know more about this fantastic universe !! Don't miss it.Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
Covering the 3 original movies this book is one in a series I got for a friend with an autistic son. They are a wealth of information and very interesting.Published 24 months ago by Peter Mckay
this is by far the best star wars book when it comes to exploring the cosmos, buy this freakin book!Published on January 2, 2014 by logan hawkey