Synopses & Reviews
This timeline is intended to explain several Star Wars books that will be published on the Spring 2002 list and some backlist titles that are related to them, leading to the film release of Star Wars: Episode II this spring (tent. around Memorial Day). The first title is Star Wars: The Approaching Storm, which is the second adventure story that takes place between the action of Episode I and Episode II (see preceding Title Information sheet for details). This title will feature a never-before-seen character from the new movie and is written by Alan Dean Foster, the author of the first Star Wars movie-novelization, Episode IV, in 1976. This title will be published in February 2002.
The next book is the Star Wars: Episode II novelization. Unlike Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, this title will be published in April 2002 before the movie is released, allowing the public to read the story before seeing the movie. This novel will expand on material in the movie, giving the reader details about scenes in the movie that the film viewer won't get seeing the film, giving our book added value.
In addition to the novelization being released early, we will also have The Art of Star Wars: Episode II on sale in April 2002. Like its companion, The Art of Star Wars: Episode I, this book will show artwork from the film. In addition to the artwork, the exclusive illustrated screenplay will be included in this book.
On the back of this page, you will find the books that are essential backlist titles relating to Episode's I & II. These include the prequel novels to Episode I. The "adventure stories" that take place between Episode I & II are listed between the novelization's of the movies.
From the bestselling author of "Star Wars: Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter" comes the second in a new three-book series of adventures set in the period of the Clone Wars. Original.
The second installment of a Clone Wars-period duology featuring embattled medics struggling to save lives is set between the events of the films "Episode II: Attack of the Clones" and the upcoming "Episode III," scheduled for release in May 2005. Original.
While the Clone Wars wreak havoc throughout the galaxy, the situation on the far world of Drongar is desperate, as Republic forces engage in a fierce fight with the Separatists. . . .
The threatened enemy offensive begins as the Separatists employ legions of droids into their attack. Even with reinforcements, the flesh and blood of the Republic forces are just no match for battle droids durasteel. Nowhere is this point more painfully clear than in the steaming Jasserak jungle, where the doctors and nurses of a small med unit face an impossible situation. As the dead and wounded start to pile up, surgeons Jos Vandar and Kornell “Uli” Divini know that time is running out.
Even the Jedi abilities of Padawan Barriss Offee have been stretched to the limit. Ahead lies a test for Barriss that could very well lead to her death-and that of countless others. For the conflict is growing-and for this obscure mobile med unit, theres only one resolution. Shocking, bold, unprecedented, its the only option Jos and his colleagues really have. The unthinkable has become the inevitable. Whether it kills them or not remains to be seen.
About the Author
won an Emmy Award for writing on Batman: The Animated Series
in 1993. He has worked for Spielbergs DreamWorks, among other studios, and is the author of several fantasy novels and supernatural thrillers. He is the author of the bestselling Star Wars
novel Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter
. He is also the author of Hell on Earth
and, along with John Pelan, edited the Shadows Over Baker Street
anthology. Michael Reaves lives in Los Angeles.
Steve Perry was born and raised in the Deep South and has lived in Louisiana, California, Washington, and Oregon. He is currently the science fiction, fantasy, and horror book reviewer for The Oregonian. Perry has sold dozens of stories to magazines and anthologies, as well as a considerable number of novels, animated teleplays, nonfiction articles, reviews, and essays. He wrote for Batman: The Animated Series during its first Emmy Award—winning season, authored the New York Times bestseller Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire, and also did the bestselling novelization for the summer blockbuster movie Men in Black.