The book tracks the history of the saga, from its formative stages in the early 1970s, through the production of the classic trilogy. It examines the history of collectibles, novels, comic books and computer games, as well as pivotal events happening in the world beyond Star Wars to provide a true sense of historical context. The fully illustrated hardcover book charts the interim years before the resurgence of the saga in the '90s and the triumphant conclusion of the prequel trilogy in 2005. It explores the move to the small screen through The Clone Wars and offers a peek into the future of the saga in 2010 and beyond.
As the title implies, Star Wars Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle looks at the history a year at a time. Photo-packed spreads throughout provide a fascinating guide that can be read cover to cover, or an ever-rewarding exploration for those who prefer to dive into the text at random.
Star Wars Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle is researched and written by Pablo Hidalgo, Gus Lopez, Dan Wallace and Ryder Windham, and is due out from DK in summer, 2010.