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Lit Star Wars: Alien Archive

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Hamburger_Time, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. Hamburger_Time

    Hamburger_Time Jedi Master star 3

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    Can I get a KRIFF YES!

    The first new-canon reference book focusing on aliens is coming this November. We know nothing about it as yet bar the title and the name of the illustrator, but really, who cares? The Essential Guide to Alien Species lives! And quite frankly given that the new movies have dumped a ton of unidentified background aliens on us (esp. at Canto Bight), the time was right for this.
     
  2. tatooinesandworm

    tatooinesandworm Jedi Knight star 3

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    KRIFF YES


    Sent from my Ornithopter using The Force
     
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  3. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

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    I so badly wanted a book like this, but it’s illustrated by the same guy who "illustrated" the Galactic Atlas. Yuck.
     
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  4. JediBatman

    JediBatman Jedi Master star 4

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  5. Hamburger_Time

    Hamburger_Time Jedi Master star 3

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  6. Outsourced

    Outsourced Jedi Master star 4

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    I actually liked that book. It's not the best detailed art, but it's distinctive and visually interesting.
     
  7. germanjedi

    germanjedi Jedi Padawan

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    While the catalogue cited in the original post is for the UK edition, I have it on good authority that a US edition will arrive nearly simultaneously. :)
     
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  8. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    PLEASE HAVE SEPARATISTS! [face_praying]
     
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  9. lordpixie

    lordpixie Jedi Knight star 1

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    I hope it shows some of the book aliens that have not been seen yet ! I cant wait and after this can we have a podracer anthology book please !
     
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  10. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

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    Even though I may not be the biggest fan of the artist they’ve chosen for this, I do like the fact that its seemingly going to be made up of actual illustrations, instead of just stills from the films or publicity shots. For any “in-universe” reference books, I prefer actual drawings instead of shots from the films.
     
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  11. JediBatman

    JediBatman Jedi Master star 4

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    Even if it's not in-universe, I'm always a sucker for Star Wars art.
     
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  12. Hamburger_Time

    Hamburger_Time Jedi Master star 3

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    I wonder if they can use this to reconcile the two contradictory accounts we have of Crolute mating habits.

    Not that I necessarily WANT to picture Crolutes having sex, of course.
     
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  13. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

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    Not a big fan of the art, but it could be worse. Seems like it will be quite in-depth:

    [​IMG]

     
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  14. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    Not a single Separatist.[face_not_talking]

    I will probably still get it and love it because it's aliens. But. The point remains.
     
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  15. Darth_Duck

    Darth_Duck Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    The Bith were Separatists (in Legends), but that's a pedantic note on a legit observation.

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  16. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Once again, the source of every single pic is easily identifiable. Take the Ewok, for example: it's THE most used Wicket image ever. I wish we had an alien guide illustrated like this:
    [​IMG]
     
  17. jSarek

    jSarek VIP star 4 VIP

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    To be fair, that's just the cover; interior illustrations may be more like your example.
     
  18. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Perhaps. I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. But given what the illustrations in the Galactic Atlas turned out to be, I'm not holding my breath.
     
  19. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Master star 4

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    Let's just hope the internal dates are more accurate.

    Kamino took place in both 22 and 21 BBY while Wat Tambor was captured in 22 BBY but Ryloth was liberated in 21 BBY.
     
  20. TalonCard

    TalonCard •Author: Slave Pits of Lorrd •TFN EU Staff star 5 VIP

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    The Galactic Atlas is one of my favorite things from the new canon, so I can't wait to get a look at this.

    TC
     
  21. TheAvengerButton

    TheAvengerButton Jedi Master star 4

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    Can we get a name drop for what the hell the Fifth Brother is and some of the other Inquisitors plz thx.
     
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  22. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

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    Anyone know what that big, green serpentine thing is above the Gigoran?
     
  23. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    It's the head of a dragonsnake from Dagobah.
     
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  24. iucounu

    iucounu Jedi Knight star 1

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    22/21 BBY is not ... the least messy period of canon chronology, put it like that. There are a couple of inaccuracies in there because we just screwed it up, and a couple because I think the timeline just isn't clear.
     
  25. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Master star 4

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    Headcanon:

    22 BBY: AOTC (c. 5th month of the year), 2.16, 1.16, CW film, 3.01, 3.03, 1.01 - 1.21
    21 BBY: 2.01 - 2.03, 2.17 - 2.19, 2.04 - 2.14, 2.20 - 2.22, 3.05 - 3.07, 3.02, 3.04, 3.08, 1.22, 3.09, (timeskip 3 - 6 months), 3.10 - 3.11, 2.15, 3.12 - 3.22 (Battle of Lola Sayu occurs c. 19 months into Clone Wars).
    20 BBY: 4.01 - 4.22, 5.01 - 5.20, 6.01 - 6.13 (c. 10 months before the end of the CW), unfinished episodes, Dark Disciple
    19 BBY: ROTS (c. 5th month of the year, aka 4th anniversary of the beginning of the war)
     
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