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Star Wars: Death Star Owner's Technical Manual: Imperial DS-1 Orbital Battle Station   by Ryder Windham, Chris Reiff, Chris Trevas
On Sale Date: November 5, 2013
9780804176613, 0804176612
$30.00 USD, $34.95 CAD
Hardcover
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
LucasBooks
128 pages
INCLUDES 175 ILLUSTRATIONS, CUTAWAY DIAGRAMS, AND PHOTOS
8.440 in W | 10.990 in H | 0.520 in T | 1.400 lb Wt
214mm W | 279mm H | 13mm T | 635g Wt
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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.
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RYDER WINDHAM is the author of more than fifty Star Wars books and is highly regarded by Lucasfilm and Star Wars fans.

For more than a decade CHRIS TREVAS has created Star Wars artwork for numerous licensees. He currently lives and works at home in Michigan with his family. CHRIS REIFF has spent the past fourteen years working as a toy designer and inventor. He always finds time to jump back into the Star Wars universe when the opportunity arises.

Illustrator Residence: Beverly Hills, MI; Cincinnati, OH
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“As an all-in-one resource for the Death Star, the Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual is the book to turn to. It’s a wealth of information on one of the most iconic ships from the Star Wars films.”Roqoo Depot

“For a casual fan, there’s all sorts of neat trivia that will keep anyone’s attention. For a fleet junkie, the book is a huge wealth of knowledge that you’ll come back to scan again and again. The Haynes Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual is a fun and brilliant read. Go pick it up.”Tosche Station

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Marketing: Promotions on StarWars.com

Features on Star Wars Books Facebook page, including author chats, cover reveal

Early Reviewer promotions on Goodreads and LibraryThing

SFF platform: www.Suvudu.com, mobile site

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

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Publicity: National/local review and feature print attention

Online review and feature attention

Feature Website: www.suvudu.com
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DEL REY AND LUCASBOOKS HAVE ONCE AGAIN TEAMED WITH HAYNES, a publisher renowned worldwide for their car-care manuals, and this time turned their attention from the Millennium Falcon to the Death Star, the Empire’s feared battle station in the original Star Wars trilogy.

STAR WARS IS TRENDING: The sale of Lucasfilm to the Walt Disney Company and plans for a new Star Wars movie a year beginning in 2015 have fans and the media talking Star Wars. The original trilogy, which featured a Death Star in two of the movies, is particularly popular as the world anticipates the release of Episode VII in 2015.

THE DEATH STAR IS ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC pieces of hardware in any space fantasy galaxy and this is the only technical book devoted to the subject.

ALL-NEW MATERIAL, INCLUDING FULL-COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT from the same author and artists who created The Millennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual.

AVAILABLE IN HARDCOVER ONLY: No eBook release planned.

HAYNES IS THE WORLDWIDE LEADER in automotive and motorcycle repair, maintenance, and customizing manuals. With sales of well over 7 million manuals annually and more than 150 million total sold globally, Haynes Manuals are a must read for all car owners.

DEL REY WILL PUBLISH IN UNITED STATES AND CANADA and will coordinate simultaneous release dates with Haynes in Great Britain. Previously, Del Rey released The Millennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual several months after Haynes had put the book on sale in the United Kingdom.

Copyright © 2013 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ® or TM where indicated. All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorization.
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