Death Star Roundup

November 15, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here’s a roundup of all the Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual coverage including reviews, interviews and more.

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‘Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual’ Review

November 5, 2013 at 6:20 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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The wait is finally over. Now you can add the ultimate manual to your Star Wars library. Click here to check out our review of the Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual.

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New Release: ‘Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual’

November 5, 2013 at 12:03 am | Posted in Books, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Today the Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual is out. Written by Ryder Windham and illustrated by Chris Trevas and Chris Reiff, this hardcover guide to the Death Star will fill readers in on all the details of the Empire’s greatest superweapon.

Conceived as the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the Death Star battle station is equipped with a planet-shattering superlaser. The station is heavily shielded, defended by TIE starfighters and laser cannons, and invested with firepower greater than that of half the Imperial fleet. The Empire’s diabolical leaders have every reason to believe that their technological terror will induce fear across the galaxy. But the Death Star has one flaw.

This Haynes Manual traces the origins of the Death Star, from concept to a top-secret project that begins before the foundation of the Empire, which draws design inspiration from the Trade Federation’s spherical warships. In this manual, the Death Star’s onboard systems and controls are explained in detail, and are illustrated with an astonishing range of computer-generated artwork, floor plans, cutaways, and exploded diagrams, all newly created by artists Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas—the same creative team behind theMillennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual. Text is by their Falcon colleague Ryder Windham, author of more than fifty Star Wars books.

Covering history, development and prototyping, superstructure, energy and propulsion, weapons and defensive systems, hangar bays, security, service and technical sectors, crew facilities, and with information about the Death Star II and its planetary shield generator, this is the most thorough technical guide to the Death Star available.

This Haynes Manual is fully authorized and approved by Lucasfilm.

Click here to check our Random House’s product page for a preview of the book and links to all participating retailers.

Preview of ‘Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual’

October 11, 2013 at 9:49 am | Posted in Art, Books, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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Random House has a cool preview of the upcoming Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual which will be out November 5th. The preview has some unexpected surprises: The Eye of Palpatine, The Tarkin, Torpedo Spheres, and more! Yes, not only will readers get to check out the more infamous super weapon of the Star Wars franchise, but they’ll get looks at all the other awesome super weapons of the Expanded Universe.

The 22 page preview is sure to get fans excited. Just head on over to Random House’s product page and click on the “Look Inside” feature. Written by Ryder Windham, the Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual includes some pretty cool illustrations by Chris Trevas and Chris Reiff. Continue Reading Preview of ‘Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual’…

First Look at the Haynes Death Star Manual

August 7, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Posted in Books, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Hollywood.com got the exclusive first look at the Haynes Death Star Manual cover and here it is, along with the official Random House description.

Death Star Manual

Conceived as the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the Death Star battle station was equipped with a planet-shattering superlaser. The station was heavily shielded, defended by TIE starfighters and laser cannons, and was invested with firepower greater than half of the Imperial fleet’s. The Empire’s imperious leaders had every reason to believe that their technological terror would induce fear across the galaxy. But the Death Star had one flaw.

This Haynes Manual traces the origins of the Death Star, from concept to a top-secret project that began before the foundation of the Empire, which drew design inspiration from the Trade Federation’s spherical warships. In this manual, the Death Star’s onboard systems and controls are explained in detail, and are illustrated with an astonishing range of computer-generated artwork, floor plans, cutaways, and exploded diagrams, all newly created by artists Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas—the same creative team behind the Millennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual. Text is by their Falcon colleague Ryder Windham, author of more than 50 Star Wars books.

Covering history, development and prototyping, superstructure, energy and propulsion, weapons and defensive systems, hangar bays, security, service and technical sectors, crew facilities, and with information about the Death Star II and its planetary shield generator, this is the most thorough technical guide to the Death Star available.

This Haynes Manual is fully authorized and approved by Lucasfilm.

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Death Star Owner’s Workshop Manual Rough Cover

June 22, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Posted in Art, Books, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Over on Chris Trevas’ Facebook page we discovered a link to a rough cover image for the upcoming Death Star Owner’s Workshop Manual. There’s also a nice link to Haynes previews catalog which has the following preview page for the book.

UPDATE: Del Rey and Haynes have partnered together for this book and it will be released in the US and Canada in November.

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The Death Star Owner’s Workshop Manual

May 30, 2013 at 10:58 am | Posted in Books, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Going through the edelweiss catalog, our Gungan spies spotted an interesting entry for a new owner’s workshop manual…for the Death Star. According to edelweiss, the book will be written by Ryder Windham and illustrated by Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas, the same team that worked on the Haynes Millennium Falcon Owners’ Workshop Manual. It also has a release date of November 5, 2013 which is pretty interesting considering how close that date is getting and the given the fact that there has been no talk of the book yet from official channels.

The Death Star Owner’s Workshop Manual

by Ryder Windham, Chris Reiff, Chris Trevas
On Sale Date: November 5, 2013
ISBN: 9780804176613, 0804176612
$30.00 US / $34.95 Can Hardback
LucasBooks, 128 pages
INCLUDES 175 ILLUSTRATIONS, CUTAWAY DIAGRAMS, AND PHOTOS
10.625 in W | 8.250 in H

Using brand-new, full-color cutaways providing a unique view inside the moon-sized marvel, together with other art and photographs, The Death Star Owner’s Workshop Manual provides the most thorough technical description of the Death Star available, making it essential reading for all Star Wars fans.

The Death Star is a spherical space station, the size of a small moon, highly armored and armed to destroy anything from enemy spaceships to whole planets. Using cutaway drawings, exploded diagrams, and photographs, backed by detailed technical specifications and descriptions of the onboard systems, The Death Star Owner’s Workshop Manual reveals the technology contained within and lays bare the awesome power (and weaknesses) of the Empire’s ultimate weapon.

Marketing: Convention promotion at San Diego Comic-Con (7/13) and New York Comic Con (10/13)

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Conspiracy Report: Star Destroyer Owners’ Workshop Manual

November 15, 2012 at 11:26 am | Posted in Opinion, Speculation, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Star Wars artist Chris Trevas recently revealed on Facebook that he and fellow Star Wars artist Chris Reiff have begun work on two new Star Wars projects. Chris Trevas and Chris Reiff working on two new, mysterious projects…it’s time to fire up the conspiracy wheels.

First, let us begin with the hard evidence.

“Chris Reiff and I are starting work on our next TWO Star Wars book collaborations! The books haven’t been announced yet so we can’t discuss them, but they will be fully illustrated by just the two of us…We won’t wrap up these books until 2013…One book is part of a series we’ve been doing, the other is completely new.” –Chris Trevas

Continue Reading Conspiracy Report: Star Destroyer Owners’ Workshop Manual…

More Star Wars Reads Day Author Videos

October 3, 2012 at 7:27 am | Posted in Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Yesterday we posted a special Star Wars Reads Day video with author Drew Karpyshyn. Today we bring you the rest: James Luceno, Jason Fry, Chris Reiff, Chris Alexander, Matthew Reinhart, Randy Stradley, Tom Angleberger, and Timothy Zahn.

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From World War to Star Wars

August 2, 2012 at 8:44 am | Posted in Celebration | Leave a comment
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Some more info on the panels that will be at Star Wars Celebration VI. Artists Chris Trevas and Chris Reiff will be joined by historian Cole Horton for From World War to Star Wars. The one hour panel will cover the influences of World War II on George Lucas’ Star Wars and will include a Q&A session with the audience. You can check out the details here.

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