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Books A/V The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Ancient Whills, May 4, 2019.

  1. Ancient Whills

    Ancient Whills Force Ghost star 6

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    https://www.starwars.com/news/journey-to-star-wars-the-rise-of-skywalker-publishing-program

    Publisher: DK
    Author: Pablo Hidalgo
    Format: Reference
    Description: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary is a 200-page definitive guide to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, revealing the characters, creatures, droids, locations, and technology from the new film. Packed with 500+ images and information, plus cross-sections of new vehicles, as penned by Star Wars scribe Pablo Hidalgo, it’s a must-have for all fans who want to go beyond the movie experience.
    On-sale: 12/20/2019
     
  2. Coherent Axe

    Coherent Axe Jedi Master star 4

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    I had a feeling the VD and Cross-Sections would be combined, after Pablo experimented with that format for Rogue One. And this one's 200 pages, same as the Rogue One guide, so double the length of TLJ's Visual Dictionary.
     
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  3. Jedi Knight88

    Jedi Knight88 Jedi Knight star 3

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    Looks cool.
     
  4. Long Snoot

    Long Snoot Jedi Knight star 2

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    He did, however, specify that the reason he did that was only because Rogue One was a spin-off movie, so it's a bit weird. My biggest gripe with the choice is that the amount of cross-sections is most definitively going to be influenced by this, as the very large Rogue One guide only contained 5 or 6, about the half of a dedicated Cross Sections book.
     
  5. Coherent Axe

    Coherent Axe Jedi Master star 4

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    That could well be dictated by how many potential cross-sections would be available; none of the new films have really had very many new vehicle designs - TLJ probably had the most, and its Cross-Sections book was fairly thin. So I wouldn't be surprised if TROS doesn't have enough to justify an entire book.
     
  6. Long Snoot

    Long Snoot Jedi Knight star 2

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    Well perhaps it was just me but I found the lack of cross-sections for the Raddus, AT-ACT and Hammerhead a bit disappointing (the Nebulon-C and the AT-HH had them despite their lower screen time and relevance in the plot), and even more so the presence of a single artwork of this kind in the Solo guide (where there was even more "vehicular" potential).
    I suppose you are right in that it's all up to the amount of new designs introduced in IX, I guess we'll have to wait and see.
     
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  7. Pons

    Pons Jedi Knight star 2

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    Don't recall for the others, but there was certainly a cross-section of the Raddus. As for TRoS, I'm pretty sure there will be quite a few new capital ships with the Mon Cals joining the fight; whether they'll all have dedicated pages or just shoehorned into a single section remains to be seen.[​IMG]

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  8. Long Snoot

    Long Snoot Jedi Knight star 2

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    My mistake, when I said "The Raddus" I meant Raddus's ship in Rogue One.
     
  9. Pons

    Pons Jedi Knight star 2

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    Here ya go.[​IMG]

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  10. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Lol I speculated on what could appear in the pages a few months back.

    What was my list again?

    I'll go find it.
     
  11. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm beyond excited for this book. Pablo is a fantastic writer and his ability to come up with incredible backstories laced with old WEG or EU references is unmatched. I suspect that this guide will be filled to the gills with cool stuff. :D

    However, I am bummed that they aren't doing a separate Cross Sections book. I didn't see any books by Jason Fry in the announcement, that honestly bummed me out alot, as he is a kick ass author. [face_sigh]

    --Adm. Nick
     
  12. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    It's possible he's already working on something he and DarthInternous can't talk about.
     
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  13. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I sure hope so. Cause I love Jason's stuff!

    --Adm. Nick
     
  14. Long Snoot

    Long Snoot Jedi Knight star 2

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    Yeah, as I said, no cross section.
     
  15. HedecGa

    HedecGa Jedi Master star 4

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    Back in the (glorious?) EU days, the Essential Guides were the only books I was ever truly invested in, because The Whole of the Saga was always more fascinating to me than The Parts of the Saga. I miss the EGs tremendously, but these Visual Dictionaries are a great successor nonetheless. Greatly looking forward to this one.
     
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  16. jasonfry

    jasonfry VIP star 4 VIP

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    He is not.
     
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  17. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Bummer..
     
  18. jasonfry

    jasonfry VIP star 4 VIP

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    I certainly think so.
     
  19. Hamburger_Time

    Hamburger_Time Jedi Master star 3

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    I hope that once the ST is complete we'll see a revival of something similar to the Essential Guides and other more in-depth reference books. Now we know there'll be a three-year gap between TROS and whatever the next film is, that'd be a good time to release some.
     
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  20. Ton_G

    Ton_G Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Not even consulting on the cross sections for the new VD?
     
  21. Pons

    Pons Jedi Knight star 2

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    I'd love for it to include some unseen New Republic ships and the Starhawk in particular, seeing as the NRDF's role in TRoS seems to be negligible at best; the modern capital ships necessary for fleet action against the FO is likely to be provided by Mon Cala, with some old vessels from PSFs serving a secondary role. As much as I'm psyched for the inevitable new Mon Cal cruisers(and in hindsight prefer this over the demilitarized NRDF, as there is a decent chance the latter fell back on the tired, old designs of the GCW), I wholeheartedly understand the frustrations some may have at the total lack of info on the NRDF fleet post-demilitarization. An Essential Guides book would be the perfect place for some more NRDF.
     
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  22. Ancient Whills

    Ancient Whills Force Ghost star 6

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  23. mattman8907

    mattman8907 Jedi Master star 4

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    so he still hasn't written it yet? What's he waiting for? Christmas?
     
  24. Ancient Whills

    Ancient Whills Force Ghost star 6

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    I think he started it but he's not done yet. How long did it take for him to write the other ones?
     
  25. Coherent Axe

    Coherent Axe Jedi Master star 4

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    Yeah, he confirmed he started a while ago. He just means he's not finished (and he's joking above all anyway, as usual).

    As I recall, TLJ was about nine months.
     
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