Saturday, October 21, 2006

Science Fiction: Star Wars: New Essential Guide To Alien Species by Ann Margaret Lewis and Helen Keier

*In book stores October 31, 2006—Star Wars®: The New Essential Guide
to Alien Species
by Ann Margaret Lewis and Helen Keier*

Discover who's who and what's what in the Star Wars universe with this
beautifully illustrated guide—now in full color for the first time.

When it comes to extraterrestrial life-forms, there's more to science
fiction's most famous galaxy than just Jawas, Wookiees, Ewoks, and
Hutts. From the skylanes of Coruscant to the worlds of the Outer Rim, an
untold number of species populate those planets far, far away. And if
you confuse Gungans with Gamorreans, or don't know a bantha from a
tauntaun, you definitely need the in-depth data that only this revised,
expanded, and updated guide can deliver.

This comprehensive overview includes beings from all six of the classic
movies—plus the novels, cartoon series, comics, and video games. It's
an even bigger cross section of species than what you’ll find in the Mos
Eisley cantina. And each entry, from acklay to Zabrak, from amphibians
to vacuum-breathers, features everything you need to know, including

• complete physical description and official designation, so you can
tell your sentients from your non-sentients, and your humanoids from
your insectoids

• homeworld: from dry and dusty Tatooine, stormy and waterlogged Kamino,
to arctic Hoth, and countless other strange and varied worlds

• phonetic pronunciation: Askajian, H'nemthe, Iktotchi, Ssi-ruu, Xexto,
and Quermian aren't as easy to say as they are to, er, spell

• notable appearance: a listing of one of the more significant
appearances of each species in the teeming Star Wars storyline

Plus, this brand-new edition includes a glossary of crucial descriptive
terms and a completely original, full-color illustration for each of
more than one hundred individual species. It's a big galaxy, and someone
has to organize it. Count on Star Wars®: The New Essential Guide to
Alien Species
—and don’t leave your homeworld without it.

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