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Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels (Star Wars: Essential Guides)

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  504 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Text by W. Haden Blackman
All new full color illustrations by Ian Fullwood
From the beat-up landspeeders that whisk travelers between desert towns on Tatooine to Jabba the Hutt’s luxurious sail barge and the elegant Naboo Royal Starship, the vehicles and vessels in the Star Wars universe have captivated millions of delighted fans.

In light of the ever-expanding saga, the New
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Paperback, 1st edition, 224 pages
Published January 25th 1998 by Del Rey (first published January 1st 1996)
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Kym Andrew Robinson
A nice book with some good illustrations to go with the text. It is with the lack of technical information which I felt let this book down. It for the most part has some interesting information on the vehicles, at times focusing more on extractions from novels or films and less on the vehicle or vessel.

I know this is a tech book for a fictional universe but I prefer to have more of a technical and factual feel to my guides.

Fun and interesting none the less for any Star Wars or Sci Fi fans. It pr
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Jeff Lanter
Jul 14, 2012 Jeff Lanter rated it really liked it
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Fresh off reading the Essential Guide to Planets, I picked up this one with relatively low expectations. To my surprise, this was a fun and quick read. Most of the information is about the vehicles and ships and not about the plots from Star Wars novels and comics which was a nice change of pace. The information about the ships and vehicles felt like it was useful and unique to this book which made this Essential Guide worth reading. I was surprised that even the sciencey parts didn't cause me t ...more
Daniel Kukwa
Apr 17, 2011 Daniel Kukwa rated it really liked it
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My personal favourites of the "Star Wars" trade paperback guide books...it satisfies the SF futuristic techie geek within. Mind you, it's not quite up to the standards of the "Star Trek" guides...but we'd be unfairly comparing apples to oranges.
Theresa
Mar 22, 2012 Theresa rated it really liked it
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detailed information out the vehicles and peoples of the star wars universe with drawings sketches and blue prints for the different and varied forms of space ships, shuttles, and other vehicles of different worlds
Andrew
Aug 20, 2010 Andrew rated it it was ok
Schematic drawings are the main draw here. Some blabbing about how the vehicles fit into the "expanded" Star Wars narrative are just a distraction.
Jaina
Feb 27, 2013 Jaina rated it it was amazing
It's just fun and there's not a thing wrong with that :)
Jessica
Aug 26, 2012 Jessica rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Star Wars fans
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This is an excellent reference guide for Star Wars fans.
Robert
Feb 15, 2008 Robert rated it really liked it
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This is a fun book. I am not even into Star Wars.
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