ATTACK OF THE CLONES Book Tie-Ins (Mania.com)

By:Frank Kurtz
Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2001
Source: T-Bone's Star Wars Universe

A plethora of licensed books based on the coming STAR WARS: EPISODE II - ATTACK OF THE CLONES have been announced.


The official STAR WARS website [http://www.starwars.com], has posted the following info about the first batch (!) of books that are coming in April:


Ballantine Books / Del Rey


STAR WARS: ATTACK OF THE CLONES
The novelization of the second Episode of the STAR WARS saga continues the story of Anakin, Padmé, and Obi-Wan. Author R.A. Salvatore worked closely with George Lucas to expand the storyline of the film, and to create all new sequences not seen on-screen. This book will be released in hardcover with simultaneous audio release in April, 2002.


THE ART OF STAR WARS: ATTACK OF THE CLONES
Mark Cotta Vaz provides the descriptive text in this gorgeous hardcover coffee table book showcasing the concept art and sculptures used in making ATTACK OF THE CLONES. This book also features the film's screenplay by George Lucas and Jonathan Hales.


STAR WARS: THE NEW ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO CHARACTERS
Now revised and including key characters from EPISODE II.


Chronicle Books


STAR WARS: ATTACK OF THE CLONES MIGHTY CHRONICLES
It may only be 4-inches wide, but THE MIGHTY CHRONICLES adaptation of ATTACK OF THE CLONES packs dozens of illustrations of the entire story between its covers. Adapted by John Whitman and illustrated by Brandon McKinney.


Dark Horse Comics


STAR WARS: ATTACK OF THE CLONES
Dark Horse presents EPISODE II in comic book format, with illustrations by Jan Duursema and script by Henry Gilroy. The comic version will be available as four monthly issues starting in April, or as a trade paperback graphic novel that same month.


Dorling Kindersley


STAR WARS: ATTACK OF THE CLONES INCREDIBLE CROSS-SECTIONS -- THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO CRAFT FROM STAR WARS EPISODE II
Get underneath the hood of Anakin's speeder. Find out what makes Zam Wesell's speeder tick. How exactly does R4-P17 fit into the Jedi starfighter? These questions and more are answered through amazingly detailed illustrations by Hans Jenssen and Richard Chasemore. Authoritative and well-researched text is provided by Dr. Curtis J. Saxton, who holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Astrophysics, transforming the fantastic technology of STAR WARS into reality.


STAR WARS: ATTACK OF THE CLONES - THE VISUAL ENCYCLOPEDIA
Author Dr. David West Reynolds reveals the backgrounds and details of many of EPISODE II's characters and elements, from Count Dooku's distinctive lightsaber to Jango Fett's arsenal. Reynolds applies his Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology to study the STAR WARS world as if it were a complete culture from another place and time.


Random House Children's Books


Random House has a number of activity and story books in the works. Here's some of the first that will appear:
STAR WARS: ATTACK OF THE CLONES MOVIE SCRAPBOOK
STAR WARS: ATTACK OF THE CLONES MOVIE STORYBOOK
ANAKIN SKYWALKER: A JEDI'S JOURNAL
I AM A JEDI APPRENTICE
THE SKYWALKER FAMILY ALBUM


Scholastic Inc.


STAR WARS: ATTACK OF THE CLONES, Junior Novelization


Wizards of the Coast


STAR WARS ROLEPLAYING GAME REVISED RULEBOOK


The site notes that all these pubs are subject to date and title changes.