The New Essential Guide to Alien Species by Ann Margaret Lewis
By Ann Margaret Lewis
Observe who’s who and what’s what within the big name Wars universe with this fantastically illustrated guide–now in complete colour for the 1st time.
When it involves extraterrestrial life-forms, there’s extra to technology fiction’s most renowned galaxy than simply Jawas, Wookiees, Ewoks, and Hutts. From the skylanes of Coruscant to the worlds of the Outer Rim, an untold variety of species populate these planets a long way, far-off. And in case you confuse Gungans with Gamorreans, or don’t be aware of a bantha from a tauntaun, you certainly want the in-depth info that basically this revised, accelerated, and up to date consultant can deliver.
This finished evaluate comprises beings from all six of the vintage movies–plus the novels, caricature sequence, comics, and games. It’s a bigger go part of species than what you’ll locate within the Mos Eisley cantina. and every access, from acklay to Zabrak, from amphibians to vacuum-breathers, positive aspects every thing you want to recognize, including
• entire actual description and reputable designation, so that you can inform your sentients out of your non-sentients, and your humanoids out of your insectoids
• homeworld: from dry and dusty Tatooine, stormy and waterlogged Kamino, to arctic Hoth, and numerous different unusual and sundry worlds
• phonetic pronunciation: Askajian, H’nemthe, Iktotchi, Ssi-ruu, and Xexto/Quermian aren’t as effortless to assert as they're to, er, spell
• amazing visual appeal: an inventory of 1 of the extra major appearances of every species within the teeming megastar Wars storyline
Plus, this brand-new version encompasses a thesaurus of an important descriptive phrases and a very unique, complete colour representation for every of a couple of hundred person species. It’s an incredible galaxy, and anyone has to prepare it. expect famous person Wars®: the hot crucial advisor to Alien Species–and don’t go away your homeworld with out it.
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