Star Wars Literature 2018 – Editor’s Choice

For the first time this year, we do not have a single Star Wars related literature title being released this week. So, we thought, as many of you may receive book vouchers or money to spend this Christmas, we’d try and help guide you in your selection.

#10 – The Art of ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ By Phil Szostak & LFL
Published: May 2018
Written by: Phil Szostak
Publisher: Abrams
RRP: £30.00
Go behind the scenes of the latest Star Wars movie. Stunning artwork throughout,  detailing the concepts behind Solo: A Star Wars Story. Read the Jedi News review.
#9 – Marvel Comics – Star Wars: The Last Jedi Adaptation
Published: October 2018
Written by: Gary Whitta
Publisher: Marvel Comics
All 6 issues of the comic book in one place. An excellent adaptation from the co-writer of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Gary Whitta. Read the Jedi News reviews for issues 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and interview with the author.
#8 – Marvel Comics – Star Wars Issue 50
Published: July 2018
Written by: Kieron Gillen
Publisher: Marvel Comics
This flagship issue is the start of a brilliant story. Fantastic artwork and many amazing variant covers. Worth a purchase just for the cover artwork alone. Read the Jedi News review.
#7 – Star Wars Adventures: Tales From Vader’s Castle Issues 1 to 5
Published: October 2018
Written by: Cavan Scott
Publisher: IDW Publishing
RRP: $3.99 per issue
For 5 consecutive Wednesday’s in October building up to issue 5’s release on Halloween, Cavan Scott tells some scary stories from the Star Wars Galaxy. This has been announced as trade paperback compiling all 5 issues for March 2019. Read the Jedi News reviews for issues 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and interview with the author.
#6 – Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Expanded Edition) by Jason Fry
Published: March 2018
Written by: Jason Fry
Publisher: Del Rey/Century
RRP: £20.00
Worth purchasing just for the first chapter alone! Fantastic adaptation by Jason Fry and he gets to take the story to a different level. Read the Jedi News interview with the author.
#5 – Solo: A Star Wars Story (Expanded Edition) by Mur Lafferty
Published: September 2018
Written by: Mur Lafferty
Publisher: Del Rey/Century
Another adaptation of a movie, but with lots of extras. A fun packed read. Read the Jedi News review.
#4 – The Star Wars Phenomenon in Britain by Craig Stevens
Published: March 2018
Written by: Craig Stevens
Publisher: McFarland & Co
This book is a labour of love! I couldn’t put it down and it taught me so much and brought back so many childhood memories. Craig Stevens is well known here in the UK for his knowledge around Star Wars collecting and he put’s it out to share with us all. Read the Jedi News review.
#3 – The Star Wars Archives by Paul Duncan
Published: December 2018
Written by: Paul Duncan
Publisher: Taschen
RRP: £150.00
THE book on many Star Wars fans lists for Santa this Christmas. A huge anthology of information in a ‘coffee table’ size edition carrying a huge price tag. Yes please Santa!
#2 – Marvel Comics: Darth Vader (2017-2018) Issue 25
Published: December 2018
Written by: Charles Soule
Publisher: Marvel
RRP:$4.99Read the Jedi News review from 11:38 GMT on December 24th
I will leave my summing up of this issue when my interview goes live later today. A MUST read for any Vader fan. Hope there is an omnibus edition of all 25 issues due in 2019!
#1 – Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy by Amy Ratcliffe
Published: November 2018
Written by: Amy Ratcliffe
Publisher: Chronicle Books
My top choice has to be this amazing book from Amy Ratcliffe. It is Amy’s first ever book and what a way to start. Highlighting 75 women of influence in the Star Wars Galaxy and accompanied by some stunning artwork, the perfect Christmas gift and my book of 2018! Read the Jedi News review and interview.

It has been an epic year for Star Wars literature and with so many good books around putting this list together has been a difficult task. There are so many titles I wanted to choose, but alas, I could not fit them in. If you are the hunt for a new Star Wars read, we hope you find this helpful.

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