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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Thus, for a brief time, death sticks dominated the illegal drug trade, but this was not to last. Twi’lek drug lords were not pleased at the reduction in their income, and gang wars erupted. The Balosars defiantly peddled their wares when able, although it proved necessary to become more discreet about it. However, by the dawn of the New Republic, the Balosar environment did what the Twi’leks could not. The pollution choking the planet made its way into the underground balo mushroom farms, killing a massive amount of the crop and severely damaging the spore stock, and the Twi’leks used this opportunity to seize complete control of the spice market.

The Arcona trail the galaxy in terms of scientific and technological development because their primary focus is on community life and the raising of their families. Not many dedicate their time to the study of the hard sciences, and most who live on Cona are teachers or laborers. The planet is rich in precious metals. Before the Clone Wars, prospectors arrived on Cona and traded mineral rights for water, building impressive spaceports and developing imposing cities around their operation. Soon, however, the mining corporations learned that Arcona natives are easily addicted to sodium chloride—salt.

After the Empire shifted its attention away from Maridun, smuggling bands took over the spaceports and mining operations that the Empire abandoned, and Maridun is now run mostly by organized crime. Many Amanin have moved to the spaceports from their forest homes. Some travel offworld to conduct takitals against humans, viewing it as a form of retribution for what the Empire did to their kind. Traditional lorekeepers see this behavior as a corruption of their traditions, and do their best to train youngsters not to follow such a path.

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