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The Star Wars Album is a Legends reference book that focuses on the 1977 film Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, covering the film's conception, production, release, future, and lore. The book was first published in November 1977 by Ballantine Books.

Publisher's summaryEdit

The exclusive, behind-the-scenes story of the making of Star Wars — the most extraordinary film in motion picture history, including over a hundred exclusive photos, plus special effects secrets, interviews with George Lucas, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill, the Anatomy of an Android, and a Star Wars Technical Glossary.

DevelopmentEdit

The Star Wars Album was first published by Ballantine Books in November 1977, following the May 25 release of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.[1] A second printing of the book was published in April 1978.[2]

ContinuityEdit

The segment of The Star Wars Album called "Star Wars Sequels" announced that The Star Wars Holiday Special—only mentioned as a "full-length feature film"—was scheduled for a fall 1978 release with George Lucas attached as executive producer. The book also ponders if the sequel would have Luke Skywalker duel Han Solo for Princess Leia Organa's hand in marriage.[1]

Throughout The Star Wars Album, there are spelling discrepancies such as "C3P0," "Dia-noga," and "X-fighter." The book also mislabels the 9000 Z001 landspeeder as a droid.[1]

The end of the book features a "Star Wars Glossary," which includes a number of details that have since been retconned, including:

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Characters Creatures Droid models Events Locations
Organizations and titles Sentient species Vehicles and vessels Weapons and technology Miscellanea

Characters

Creatures

Droid models

Events

Locations

Organizations and titles

Sentient species

Vehicles and vessels

Weapons and technology

Miscellanea


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Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
Books
Canon full adaptations:

Junior novelization · The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy · Golden Book · The Rise of a Hero · The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight · Star Wars in Pictures: The Original Trilogy · The Original Trilogy Stories · Star Wars Treasury: The Original Trilogy · The Power of the Dark Side · Studio Fun

Legends full adaptations:
Novel · Junior novelization · Mighty Chronicles · Classic Star Wars · Random House · Shakespeare · Choose Your Own Star Wars Adventure · A Storybook · The Star Wars Storybook · Shimmer Book
Canon Partial adaptations:
Escape from Darth Vader · Trouble on Tatooine · Trapped in the Death Star! · Death Star Battle · The Chewbacca Story · A Leader Named Leia · 5-Minute Star Wars Stories · 5-Minute Star Wars Stories Strike Back
Legends Partial adaptations:
The Life of Luke Skywalker · Darth Vader's Mission: The Search for the Secret Plans · Death Star Battles · Heroes in Hiding · Journey to Mos Eisley · Join the Rebels · Luke's Fate · R2-D2's Mission: A Little Hero's Journey · R2-D2 and Friends · Journal: Captive to Evil Journal: The Fight for Justice · Journal: Hero for Hire
Comics
Legends Comics:
Marvel: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · Marvel Illustrated Version
Marvel Special Edition Featuring: 1 · 2 · 3 · Annual 1978
Marvel Movie Showcase: 1 · 2
Classic: 1 · 2 · Trade paperback
The Special Edition: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · Trade paperback
Droids: 6 · 7 · 8
Infinities: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · (TPB) · Manga: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
Contemporary Motivators · PhotoComic
Canon Comics:
Cinestory · Graphic Novel Adaptation · The Original Trilogy – A Graphic Novel
Video games
1987 video game · 1991 video game · Super
Activity books
Ultimate Sticker Book · Activity Book
Book-and-record:
Star Wars · Classic Star Wars · A New Hope · Read-Along Storybook and CD
Behind the scenes
The Annotated Screenplays · The Art of · Behind the Magic · Chronicles · The Making of the Movie
The Making of · The Making of Star Wars: The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film · The Star Wars Portfolio
· Empire Building: The Remarkable Real Life Story of Star Wars · Chronicles · Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy
Guide and reference books
Galaxy Guide 1 (Second Edition) · Super Official Game Secrets
The Movie Trilogy Sourcebook · Trilogy Sourcebook, Special Edition · The Star Wars Album
· The Complete Saga · Star Wars in 100 Scenes · Who's Who
The Visual Dictionary (Complete · (Updated Edition)) · Incredible Cross-Sections (Complete · Complete Vehicles)
20th Anniversary Commemorative Magazine · 100 Defining Moments · The Best of · Official Celebration Special
Other material and merchandise
Jedi Pack · Radio drama (NPR Dramatization) · Original Soundtrack Anthology · Soundtrack · LEGO · Toy line
From a Certain Point of View
Trading card game · Illustrated · Customizable Card Game: Premiere Limited · Premiere Two-Player Introductory Set · Premiere Unlimited · Limited · Revised Unlimited · Enhanced Premiere · Special Edition Limited
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