The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, J.W. Rinzler (Del Rey)

For Star Wars fans looking for a way to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the release of The Empire Strikes Back, this book will seem heaven sent. Rinzler follows up his magnificent The Making of Star Wars (2007) with this in-depth account of the production of the second act in George Lucas’ original three-act epic. The author distills information … Continue reading The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, J.W. Rinzler (Del Rey)

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Luke Skywalker Can’t Read and Other Geeky Truths, Ryan Britt (Plume)

Although this sounds like a Star Wars tie-in (it’s published in November, just before the new Star Wars movie opens), it really isn’t. Instead, it’s a collection of essays on a variety of themes, united by a central and self-confessed geeky point of view. The title essay is a clever look at how some science-fiction … Continue reading Luke Skywalker Can’t Read and Other Geeky Truths, Ryan Britt (Plume)