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Star Wars Encyclopedia

4.25 of 5 stars 4.25  ·  rating details  ·  718 ratings  ·  19 reviews
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Hardcover, 400 pages
Published July 16th 1998 by Virgin Books
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4.0 stars. A very good reference to all things "Star Wars" whether from the movies, comics, cartoons or books. You can tell that the author spent a lot of time puting this work together and it shows. Well thought out and informative.
As a huge Star Wars nerd, I was thrilled by the depth of detail offered in the Star Wars Encyclopedia. Everything that occured in the Star Wars universe prior to its publication (everything approved by George Lucas, anyway)is given a mention at the very least. Backstory is provided on a number of distant-past issues that really ought to be fleshed out with their own books someday.

The internal consistency is very high--not as difficult as might be expected, given the requirement of direct approva...more
C. R. Powers
A Star Wars info dump, eh.
Nov 11, 2008 Jrossi rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Star Wars Fans
The secret to my seemingly unending knowledge of the Star Wars Universe . . . well that and having seen each of the movies about three and half brazillion times.

A little dated now that Eps I, II, and III are out on DVD, but for the older information it is still great to thumb through. I think I have read it cover to cover, but not straight through. It tends to be a "poopin" book.
This book is now "dated" as the story has continued past it. However, it is full of information about ancillary characters, worlds and devices. Also, whenever the prequels get me down or a new book doesn't live up to my expectations. I can always pretend that all that is and ever was Star Wars is in this book and I feel better.
As long as the Star Wars Universe continues to expand, no encyclopedia will ever be "complete", but this is a great reference book, though not as helpful as far as cross-references, sourcing data, and other tools that prior Star Wars reference books have provided.
Jonny Blaze
Contains every Star Wars fact of video and print media up to it's point of release. Everything you could possibly want to know from every major character to some of the most minor/fleeting.

I highly recommend this book set to all Star Wars fans!
Khairul H.
This was a good book back in the day. Unfortunately, the prequels have made it obsolete and it sorely needs an update. Still, by itself it is a very good reference book for SW nerds like me.
Ismail menasterly
this book is great because it shows everything from the star wars universe, including characters, battles and games that were made from it,
it is a good book for people who like fantasy.
Alex Robinson
Too much expanded universe bullshit, and written before the prequels so a lot of it isn't even "real" anymore. I'm a dork.
Abraham Ray
finished the first volume,it was great!
hope to finish this series before I have to return the whole thing to the liabrary.
It was very informational, but only includes the original three movies. (Nothing from the Old Republic days.)
Shane Cormier
Perfect book for those who want to know more about the depths of the Star Wars Universe.
It's a funny concept, but it is truly an amazing guide to the vas world of Star Wars!
Taught me everything I've needed to know in life.
Very concise and complete as of publishing.
Jun 29, 2007 Isaac rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who loves star wars and needs to know more about it
Shelves: favorites
Made even better with the essential chronologies.
Ahmed Alsodfy
its awsome becuse i love star wars
This book was Droopy McCool!
Nov 16, 2007 Joshua rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 1998 Josh Kerney.
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