Star Wars : The New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2003-09-01
  • Publisher: Del Rey

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Text by W. Haden Blackman All newfull colorillustrations 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 theStar Warsuniverse have captivated millions of delighted fans. In light of the ever-expanding saga, theNewEssential Guide to Vehicles and Vesselsfeatures completely updated entries that cover more than 150 ships, along with brand new,full-colorillustrations by dazzling artist Ian Fullwood. This new volume encompasses craft from all five movies, the bestselling novels of the New Jedi Order, comics, TV specials, and games. Inside you will find: Detailed profiles and vital statistics for each vessel, including data covering the vehicle's construction, size, maximum speed, and its role inStar Warshistory A revealing Layman's Guide to Technology, covering common terms applied to each class of vehicle An outline of engine technologies that drive the craft across theStar Warsgalaxy, and of the unique weapons they boast Schematics for each vehicle, providing the reader with instant visual reference Discover the modifications Han Solo and Chewbacca made on theMillennium Falconto make it one of the fastest vessels in the galaxy; the secrets of the Imperial All Terrain Armored Transport Walker, possibly the most formidable military vehicle ever assembled; the reasons the Tribubble Bongo Sub is the chosen way to navigate the watery depths of Naboo; and the unique and lethal properties of the Yuuzhan Vong'slivingstarship, the Coralskipper. Skiffs, cargo haulers, shuttles, podracers, gunships, sandcrawlers if it flies, glides, drives, or speeds in theStar Warsgalaxy, you'll find it inTheNewEssential Guide to Vehicle and Vessels! Ballantine Books/Science Fiction Visit the officialStar WarsWeb site at Visit our Web site at

Author Biography

W. Haden Blackman is the author of The Field Guide to North American Monsters and The Field Guide to North American Hauntings. He has also worked extensively "in" the Star Wars universe on a variety of video games and comic books, including LucasArts' Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided and Dark Horse Comics' Jango Fett: Open Seasons. He thinks Lando is completely misunderstood.

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