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Star Wars Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle Hardcover – August 16, 2010

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A huge and lavish Star Wars title perfect as a gift for fans this Christmas -- Joe Browes The Bookseller 20100521 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Pablo Hidalgo<BR>
An expert on a variety of genre obsessions, from classic animation to shape-shifting robots, Pablo Hidalgo started
writing about fantastic subject matters professionally in 1995 as a freelance author for roleplaying games. In 2000,
he changed careers from a visual effects concept artist and digital compositor in Canada to a full-time Star Wars
authority at Lucasfilm Ltd., working in their online department. Since then, he has overseen the development of
websites, co-authored several books and developed a number of online comic books and strips. He is currently
managing editor for StarWars.com, overseeing daily publication of content as well as developing special online spin-
off projects for Star Wars: The Clone Wars. He lives in San Francisco.
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Gus Lopez<BR>
Gus Lopez created The Star Wars Collector's Archive (theswca.com) in 1994 the first Star Wars collecting website
on the Internet. He has written many articles on Star Wars collecting for various publications over the years
including a column on Star Wars collectibles for Star Wars Insider. He has given talks on Star Wars
collecting at many toy, science fiction, and Star Wars conventions in Europe, Asia, and North America. Gus ran the
Star Wars collecting tracks for the four Star Wars Celebration events in the US, Celebration Europe in the UK, and
Celebration Japan. He is coauthor (with Duncan Jenkins) of Gus and Duncan's Comprehensive Guide to Star Wars
Collectibles
published by Completist Publications, the largest Star Wars collecting guide ever assembled. Gus
lives in Seattle with his wife, Pamela.
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Daniel Wallace <BR>
Daniel Wallace is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Characters
as well as a dozen more books that explore the underpinnings of the Star Wars universe, such as Star Wars: The
Essential Atlas
and The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia. He is a regular contributor to Star Wars
Insider magazine
and assembled the questions used in the Star Wars Trivial Pursuit game. In addition to his
contributions to the galaxy far, far away, he has written for universes including Indiana Jones, Smallville,
Supernatural, DC Comics, and Marvel Comics, with books including The Marvel Encyclopedia, The DC
Comics Chronicle
, and The Art of Superman Returns.
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Ryder Windham<BR>
Ryder Windham is the author of over sixty Star Wars titles, including Star Wars Blueprints: The Ultimate
Collection
and the New York Times-bestseller Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide. He has written
junior novelizations of Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies and scripted numerous comics. An occasional freelance
cartoonist and storyboard artist, he is an instructor and Certificate Program Advisor for Comics and Sequential Art at
Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education.<BR><BR>
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: DK Publishing; Slp edition (July 19, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756657644
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756657642
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 1.4 x 12.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #349,696 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By DWD's Reviews VINE VOICE on September 4, 2010
Format: Hardcover
DK Publishing continues a trend of producing lavish coffee table books filled with page after page of montages of full color images. In this case, the topic is the Star Wars phenomenon.

This coffee table book is very large - one inch thick, 10 inches wide and nearly a foot high. My copy does not have the color cover featured by Amazon, but rather it is black and white with very similar photos of the exact same characters in the exact same positions on the page. I did verify that it is the same book by using Amazon's sneak peek feature.

This book could just as easily have been called "George Lucas Year by Year." Star Wars dominates Lucas's career like the Eiffel Tower dominates the Paris skyline. Perhaps, even more so.

As the title states, the book is a visual timeline of George Lucas, Star Wars and the people and companies involved in its production and promotion. We see early handwritten notes about "Journal of the Whills" - one of the first drafts of Star Wars Episode IV. Later on, we see further updates, including the introduction of a character named Luke Starkiller who, of course, became Luke Skywalker in later revisions. We learn about Lucas's early life, his early films and his influences and a bit about the research he did to create the series.

Included in the timelines are other bits of news about movies, politics and space exploration.
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By maximom229 on September 13, 2010
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My autistic son has everything Star Wars and never wants other stuff and we'd run out of ideas for his birthday so this came out just in time. This books is great, you're Star Wars fan will love it! I bought 2 copies of this book because my nephew has the same Star Wars fetish and he loves his too!
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By dmgray on January 2, 2011
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My son, 37 yrs old, has been a stars wars fan for years. This is a great addition to his collections, he put his nose into the book and could not get it out. He loves it.
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Very interesting concept to set the Star Wars Saga into its time periods which gives the reader a sense of the context of these movies within popular culture. There will never be another phenomenon like the original Star Wars in 1977 -- the world is different now. For those of us who have been fans since the very beginning, this book will certainly bring back memories of living through the late 1970s and 1980s. The only thing that disappointed me was finding out that in 2012 a new edition of the book came out with a few extra pages, so there are two versions of this book out there.
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An interesting idea for a book....showing a chronology of happenings in the writing, filming, and such of the Star Wars movies mirrored against the events in pop and history of the time. Still, as you get into the book, it feels extremely shallow and shows that not all interesting ideas necessarily make good books.
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This is a cool year by year review of "Star Wars", from its humble beginnings in the mid 1970's to its current state in 2009, we get each year of all six films release, as well as other current events, films & others successes in the same given year, we get an inside look at never-before-seen photos & behind-the-scenes shots of each film & what went into making each one....A must for all SW fans hands down.
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Got this for my husband, who loves Star Wars. I'm not a HUGE Star Wars fan, but I found the book to be very interesting. Lots of photos and stories...makes a great gift for any Star Wars collector out there. Highly recommend!
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I was disappointed to find that this book dealt mostly with advertising posters and merchandise tie-ins, rather than a chronology of the story, movies and characters. I donated it to our local library.
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