“The Star Wars universe, much like our own, is constantly expanding. In the ten years since the publication of the Star Wars Encyclopedia, a lot has happened in that galaxy far, faraway: four new feature films, a host of official original novels, comics, video games, and more. Now, thirty years of information on all things Star Wars — ranging from science and technology to history and geography, culture and biography to ecology and cosmology — has been supplemented with an entire decade’s worth of all – new material. Abundantly illustrated with full – color artwork and photos, and now in a new three-volume addition to accommodate its wealth of detailed entries, the Star Wars Encyclopedia encompasses the full measure of George Lucas’ creation.”
The fact that this encyclopedia was published in 2008 makes it somewhat out-of-date. Since then, several feature films have made it to the big screens, not mentioning the animated series.
That being said, we still find this 3-volume set an indispensable source of information for all serious fans of the Star Wars franchise. Virtually no stone in the universe is left unturned; every aspect of the Star Wars saga receives attention, bordering the scholarly musings of an academic dissertation.
Random House has published a treat consisting of 1224 pages, and weighing in on almost 5 kg. A must-have for all addicted fans of a galaxy far, far away…