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Title:
Star wars : Death Star
ISBN:
9780345477422
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : LucasBooks/Del Rey/Ballantine Books, C2007.
Physical Description:
363 p. ; 25 cm.
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For the first time, veteran Star Wars authors Reaves and Perry tell the full story of the Death Star, the moon-sized space station that has provided endless fascination for fans of the Star Wars series.


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Fans of the Star Wars® cycle of movies, novels, and other media know the Death Star as the moon-sized killing machine destroyed by Luke Skywalker as the culmination of the Rebel Alliance's first sally against Lord Palpatine's evil Empire. Genre veterans and Star Wars® specialists Reaves (Star Wars®: Jedi Twilight Coruscant Nights I) and Perry (The Musashi Flex) pair their storytelling talents and their detailed knowledge to tell a familiar tale from the other side. With particular appeal to series fans, this novel belongs in libraries of all sizes. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


Author Notes

Michael Reaves received an Emmy Award for his work on the Batman television animated series. He has worked for DreamWorks, among other studios, and has written fantasy novels and supernatural thrillers. Reaves is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight and Star Wars: Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter, as well as the co-writer (with Steve Perry) of Star Wars: Death Star and two Star Wars: MedStar novels: Battle Surgeons and Jedi Healer. He lives in the Los Angeles area.


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Booklist Review

Action sf (and Star Wars) veterans join forces to tell the story of the first Death Star from the point of view of its imperial builders. We see Grand Moff Tarkin, when he's not making love to Admiral Dalaa, sweating blood to assemble the materials and manpower necessary for the empire's superweapon. We see a seasoned gunnery officer slightly daunted by the power of the weapon he controls and eventually horrified by the results of its first full-power test on Alderaan. We see a firm friendship emerging between a civilian cantina bouncer and a martial-arts adept who probably is Force sensitive. We see a young architect imprisoned for her political dissidence arguing about the exhaust port that provided the fatal weakness of the Death Star against the Alliance attack. A fighter pilot defends the imperial construction site and ends up piloting a getaway ship for likeminded fellows for whom the empire has finally gone over the line. And Darth Vader kibitzes, believing his study of the Force outweighs any number of Death Stars in potential value. Dedicated SW readers, on the other hand, won't kibitz much, if at all, but revel in this splendid job of jacking up the tip of George Lucas' universe and shoving a well-wrought iceberg under it.--Green, Roland Copyright 2007 Booklist


Library Journal Review

Fans of the Star WarsR cycle of movies, novels, and other media know the Death Star as the moon-sized killing machine destroyed by Luke Skywalker as the culmination of the Rebel Alliance's first sally against Lord Palpatine's evil Empire. Genre veterans and Star WarsR specialists Reaves (Star WarsR: Jedi Twilight Coruscant Nights I) and Perry (The Musashi Flex) pair their storytelling talents and their detailed knowledge to tell a familiar tale from the other side. With particular appeal to series fans, this novel belongs in libraries of all sizes. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.