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Star Wars fan? THIS IS FOR YOU!
on October 12, 2003
When it comes to science fiction, the Star Wars saga is the best. However, the films themselves give very little information regarding the weaponry used by their cast of characters. This is a shame, because the weapons technology of everyone's favorite galaxy far far away is nothing short of fascinating. Finally, a book entitled Star Wars - The Essential Guide To Weapons And Technology was released! Now, fans would be able to learn about the ever-so awesome implements of destruction characters in the films used! Read on for my review of this book.
-If you're a fan of the Star Wars films, and you're interested in reading about the the weaponry characters use to destroy one another, you're going to love this book! From the lightsaber to Han Solo's trusty blaster pistol, all the weapons you've come to know and love are in here.
-The book covers the expanded universe! This means the weapons from Shadows Of The Empire appear here, as does weaponry that shows up in later novels, comic books, video games, etc. Even if you're just a fan of the films, the information on the expanded universe will fascinate you.
-This book is readily available in most major bookstores (B. Dalton, Barnes And Noble, Borders, etc.) You shouldn't have any trouble finding it.
-The price for this book is very good, considering all the information it has to offer. This is a worthwhile purchase if you're a Star Wars fan.
-The major problem with this book is that it was released circa 1997. This means it came out before 1999, and accordingly the tools of destruction exclusive to the prequel films, Episode I and Episode II, don't appear in here. That's a shame, because I would have loved to read up on Darth Maul's double-bladed Lightsaber.
-The only pictures in the book are black-and-white sketches. I would have liked to see some more detailed pictures, preferably in color.
If you're a Star Wars fan, I guarantee this book will fascinate you. If you're not a fan of the Star Wars series but know somebody who is, this makes a great gift. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.