Items from the Random House summer catalog, including the Essential Reader’s Companion, have been posted on Edelweiss. The new Essential Guide, written by Pablo Hidalgo, is set for release on August 21, 2012.
A new, never-before-published entry in our extremely popular series of fully illustrated Star Wars Essential Guides. Star Wars: The Essential Reader’s Companion is a book Star Wars fans have been asking for, and will be presented with astonishing full-color artwork throughout!
Star Wars: The Essential Reader’s Companion is the first Essential Guide devoted entirely to published Star Wars fiction, from the original movie novelization, to young reader’s books, short stories, eBook novellas, and the most recent adult novel. This book will cover all the fiction that has built the Star Wars Expanded Universe over the last thirty-five years.
Erich Schoenweiss commented:
The cover for Reader’s Companion is not final, as indicated on the image itself. As amazing as that Michael Whelan Yoda painting is we will not be using it for the final cover. We’ve commissioned an exciting new piece of art from a favorite artist that I know will please people when we reveal it in early 2012.