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The women of the Star Wars universe are a diverse galaxy of heroes and villains, renegades and rogues, caretakers and, sometimes, unscrupulous scum. Now StarWars.com is thrilled to exclusively announce a new book from Chronicle Books that celebrates this eclectic mix of female characters from the films, cartoons, novels, comics, and video games — Star Wars: Women of the Gal The women of the Star Wars universe are a diverse galaxy of heroes and villains, renegades and rogues, caretakers and, sometimes, unscrupulous scum. Now StarWars.com is thrilled to exclusively announce a new book from Chronicle Books that celebrates this eclectic mix of female characters from the films, cartoons, novels, comics, and video games — Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy by Star Wars fan and journalist Amy Ratcliffe, arriving October 2018 in hardcover. Featuring Leia Organa, Rey, Ahsoka Tano, Jyn Erso, Rose Tico, Maz Kanata, and many more — including characters from Solo: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars Resistance — the book gathers 75 profiles with text by Ratcliffe and all-new, incredible artwork from 18 talented female and non-binary artists. The amazing lineup of illustrators includes Alice X. Zhang, Amy Beth Christenson, Annie Stoll, Annie Wu, Christina Chung, Cryssy Cheung, Eli Baum, Elsa Charretier, Geneva B., Jen Aberin Johnson, Jen Bartel, Jenny Parks, Karen Hallion, Little Corvus, Sara Alfageeh, Sara Kipin, Sarah Wilkinson, and Viviane Tanner. Check out Jen Bartel’s cover below, featuring a striking image of Rey.


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The women of the Star Wars universe are a diverse galaxy of heroes and villains, renegades and rogues, caretakers and, sometimes, unscrupulous scum. Now StarWars.com is thrilled to exclusively announce a new book from Chronicle Books that celebrates this eclectic mix of female characters from the films, cartoons, novels, comics, and video games — Star Wars: Women of the Gal The women of the Star Wars universe are a diverse galaxy of heroes and villains, renegades and rogues, caretakers and, sometimes, unscrupulous scum. Now StarWars.com is thrilled to exclusively announce a new book from Chronicle Books that celebrates this eclectic mix of female characters from the films, cartoons, novels, comics, and video games — Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy by Star Wars fan and journalist Amy Ratcliffe, arriving October 2018 in hardcover. Featuring Leia Organa, Rey, Ahsoka Tano, Jyn Erso, Rose Tico, Maz Kanata, and many more — including characters from Solo: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars Resistance — the book gathers 75 profiles with text by Ratcliffe and all-new, incredible artwork from 18 talented female and non-binary artists. The amazing lineup of illustrators includes Alice X. Zhang, Amy Beth Christenson, Annie Stoll, Annie Wu, Christina Chung, Cryssy Cheung, Eli Baum, Elsa Charretier, Geneva B., Jen Aberin Johnson, Jen Bartel, Jenny Parks, Karen Hallion, Little Corvus, Sara Alfageeh, Sara Kipin, Sarah Wilkinson, and Viviane Tanner. Check out Jen Bartel’s cover below, featuring a striking image of Rey.

30 review for Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy

  1. 5 out of 5

    Teresa

    If only this were a mesh of old canon and new. Alas, no Mara Jade (the best female Star Wars character ever), no 5 star. Still, the art was amazing and there were a lot of "behind the character" type of things such as character concepts in drafts, as well as actress input, which was very fun to read. It was also nice seeing what media the different characters are in, such as Holdo, who I kind of don't care about, but would love to see more of her in "Leia: Princess of Alderaan"--I think I can li If only this were a mesh of old canon and new. Alas, no Mara Jade (the best female Star Wars character ever), no 5 star. Still, the art was amazing and there were a lot of "behind the character" type of things such as character concepts in drafts, as well as actress input, which was very fun to read. It was also nice seeing what media the different characters are in, such as Holdo, who I kind of don't care about, but would love to see more of her in "Leia: Princess of Alderaan"--I think I can like her much more :)

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jena

    This book is an anthology of art showcasing the various women in Disney's new Star Wars canon. Each character has at least one illustration and an accompanying one page description that explains who they are and what media they appear in. Unsurprisingly, a vast majority of the characters featured are from The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels series. Bigger name characters like Leia, Rey and Ahsoka have several pages dedicated to them with 3-4 illustrations. And yes, because this is new Disney ca This book is an anthology of art showcasing the various women in Disney's new Star Wars canon. Each character has at least one illustration and an accompanying one page description that explains who they are and what media they appear in. Unsurprisingly, a vast majority of the characters featured are from The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels series. Bigger name characters like Leia, Rey and Ahsoka have several pages dedicated to them with 3-4 illustrations. And yes, because this is new Disney canon old EU faves like Mara Jade do not appear in this book. I suggest you find your old copies of the Thrawn Trilogy, assume the fetal position, and rock back and forth as the waves of tears crash over your trembling body. This is the sort of book where you can tell based on the premise whether or not you'll like it. I think this book is best suited for people who are familiar with the movies and looking to branch out into more Star Wars related media. The descriptions are nice, but if you're already a fan of certain characters the descriptions are functionally useless to you. The artist credits are also strangely laid out, instead of having the artist listed on a page near where their illustration appears, it's listed in a directory in the back of the book that is not broken out by page number. So if you like a piece of art and want to learn who the artist is, it's a bit of an ordeal to get that information. That all being said, this book excels at what it's basic goal is: to showcase art of Star Wars female characters. All of the art featured in the book is top notch and covers a variety of styles and scenes. I really loved how for characters with more than one illustration the book used different artists, so sometimes you would get a completely different side of that character in each illustration. This would make a fantastic gift for that person in your life that's passionate about Star Wars, or even a young fan of The Clone Wars or Star Wars: Rebels (or a full grown adult that perpetually rewatches The Clone Wars and rereads Star Wars books at the ripe age of 26 and will not shut up about Mara Jade...whoever that person might be).

  3. 4 out of 5

    Neil R. Coulter

    This is a fun way to look back at the Star Wars story up to this point (but of course it's already becoming outdated, just with the graphic novels that have been published since, let alone the upcoming movies and TV series)—especially for those of us who have been steadily enduring through all formats in the new canon. The writing is fine, and it blends commentary about the stories themselves with behind-the-scenes details. I was interested to read the comments from actresses who have portrayed This is a fun way to look back at the Star Wars story up to this point (but of course it's already becoming outdated, just with the graphic novels that have been published since, let alone the upcoming movies and TV series)—especially for those of us who have been steadily enduring through all formats in the new canon. The writing is fine, and it blends commentary about the stories themselves with behind-the-scenes details. I was interested to read the comments from actresses who have portrayed these characters, to see what they thought about character motivations. The artwork is good—mostly comic-book styles, but also some nice pieces by the great Alice X. Zhang. I liked that the artists for this book are mostly females. I would have preferred the front and back covers reversed—Leia is more important than Rey. The selection of characters represented is surprisingly big and varied. Minor characters I wouldn't have expected to see are included—Derla Pidys, the sommelier from the Canto Bight novel, for example, is perhaps stretching the range a bit too far. Points are lost, however, for overlooking Gormaanda and Yarna d'al' Gargan. A couple of structural things would improve the book. First, why not include the artist's name by each image? Instead, a page in the back of the book lists all the artists, with page numbers of the images each one created. That's a frustrating way to figure out which artist did which picture. Second, I'd like to see a list of all the places each character has appeared, included in each entry. The text in a lot of the entries mentions the books and movies where the character appears, but I'd just like a quick 'n' easy list. This book is more or less a printed volume of Wookieepedia entries, so why not include more of the helpful information that's already available there? Star Wars has featured some awesome women: Leia, Jyn, Sabine, Hera, Enfys. It's nice to remember them while reading this beautifully designed book.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Unabridged Bibliophile

    This is such a beautiful piece of art. Completely compromised of women giving thanks and recognising the women who make up the world of Star Wars.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Chris Evans

    I remember a time when Star Wars had strong female characters: Jaina Solo, Mara Jade, Tahiri, Kreia, Satele Shan, Tendra Risant Calrissian, Qwi Xux, Saba Sebatyne, Bastila Shan, Juhani, Jan Ors, Zannah, Xaverri, Mirax Terrik, Winter, Tionne Solusar, Salla Zend, Bria Tharen, Allana Solo, Tenel Ka, Nomi Sunrider, Mission Vao, ext ext ext ext. Even Jedi Master Leia Organa Solo and Mon Mothma were better in the original canon. They were awesome on their own, and didn't requires some gimmicky panderin I remember a time when Star Wars had strong female characters: Jaina Solo, Mara Jade, Tahiri, Kreia, Satele Shan, Tendra Risant Calrissian, Qwi Xux, Saba Sebatyne, Bastila Shan, Juhani, Jan Ors, Zannah, Xaverri, Mirax Terrik, Winter, Tionne Solusar, Salla Zend, Bria Tharen, Allana Solo, Tenel Ka, Nomi Sunrider, Mission Vao, ext ext ext ext. Even Jedi Master Leia Organa Solo and Mon Mothma were better in the original canon. They were awesome on their own, and didn't requires some gimmicky pandering book to shine. Anyways, if what you really need in your life is a gender specific, printed version of wookieepedia, then... you're probably still better off printing it yourself.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Allison ☾

    I bought this for one of my girl friends for Christmas, and I just got a chance to look through it. The comic-style illustrations are unique and beautiful. The descriptions are a good crash course for people who aren't familiar with the books or games. There were several characters I had never heard of before. Both heroes and villains are included. I would recommend this to girls of any age, or for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of the Star Wars universe. I bought this for one of my girl friends for Christmas, and I just got a chance to look through it. The comic-style illustrations are unique and beautiful. The descriptions are a good crash course for people who aren't familiar with the books or games. There were several characters I had never heard of before. Both heroes and villains are included. I would recommend this to girls of any age, or for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of the Star Wars universe.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Nessa Luna [October Tune]

    No, you cried while reading information about Jyn Erso you already knew.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Vanessa

    First thought: This is such a gorgeous book! Second thought: Man, there really aren't that many important female characters in Star Wars so far, hm? Anyways, I really enjoyed reading this and looking at the pretty art (I appreciated that there was a list of the artists at the end). It was really cool to finally see some official depictions of my favorite ladies from the Aftermath trilogy (Now someone please give me more Sinjir! I'm really afraid to never see him and Conder being a happy married First thought: This is such a gorgeous book! Second thought: Man, there really aren't that many important female characters in Star Wars so far, hm? Anyways, I really enjoyed reading this and looking at the pretty art (I appreciated that there was a list of the artists at the end). It was really cool to finally see some official depictions of my favorite ladies from the Aftermath trilogy (Now someone please give me more Sinjir! I'm really afraid to never see him and Conder being a happy married gay couple again.). Obviously the text was longer for more important characters (Leia, Rey, Padmé, Rose, the important characters from the tv shows like Ahsoka and Hera), but it was nice to see often overlooked women be included. Even though it was really kind of obvious that they struggled to come up with as many as they did, since they had to include one-scene bit-characters. Their textx obviously were a lot shorter, but also amongst the most interesting, since the average viewer has never really thought about these characters or even heard of their names. (Note: They included characters from all mediums aka movies, tv shows, books and comics - obviously only from the new canon.) The only thing I thought they should have added, is an appearance list for every character. Sometimes the text mentions where the character originated or where she played her most prominent role, but I'd have liked a short list (aka not things like the episode of Star Wars Rebels, but just listing the show itself). I'm fully aware that I can easily google this information, but I still think it would have been neat, especially for the non-movie ones.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Anissa

    I mainly got this book because of the (gorgeous) art, but it's such a great addition to my shelf display! I can imagine it would be great for kids who are into Star Wars as well. I mainly got this book because of the (gorgeous) art, but it's such a great addition to my shelf display! I can imagine it would be great for kids who are into Star Wars as well.

  10. 4 out of 5

    RumBelle

    Beautiful. Amazing. Detailed. This book was all these things and so much more. Dedicated to Carrie Fisher, with one Introduction by Kathleen Kennedy, another by the author describing what her goals in writing this book were, and an About the Artists section at the end, this was a veritable chronicle of the women in Star Wars. The book was very current, including characters from recent books, and even the new Resistance TV show on Disney. It did not include any EU characters from, what they now c Beautiful. Amazing. Detailed. This book was all these things and so much more. Dedicated to Carrie Fisher, with one Introduction by Kathleen Kennedy, another by the author describing what her goals in writing this book were, and an About the Artists section at the end, this was a veritable chronicle of the women in Star Wars. The book was very current, including characters from recent books, and even the new Resistance TV show on Disney. It did not include any EU characters from, what they now call, the Legends timeline, which I have to say, upset me a little. Each character had a bio. This bio was either a straight biography, meaning it just talked about the life of the character, or a biography mixed with details regarding the characters creation and production (if it was a film, video game or TV show), or how they were created for a book or comic. The majority of the characters had a two page spread, one side was their bio, with an accompanying quote or statement about the character, the other side was the illustration. Other, more well known characters, had entries that ran upwards of three pages. In those cases, there were several quotes and illustrations accompanying the text. There was a wide variety of characters as well, from those who are very well known, and play a huge part in the Star Wars saga, to those who are only seen briefly. I think this gave the book an excellent balance. It brought to life many characters fans know, love and cherish, and highlighted those that got very little time, whether on screen or in print. Some of the standout individuals, for me personally: Ahsoka - One of my all time favorite characters, this entry traced her life from the moment we first met her, through her novel, to the last scene in Rebels. I look forward to what comes next for her. Amilyn Holdo - I admit it, when I first saw her, I didn't like her attitude and her secrecy. By the time she flew that cruiser into Snoke's ship, I had fallen in love with her character, and was crying in the theater at her sacrifice. She had such heart, and was such an amazing woman. Aunt Z - A character in the Resistance TV show, she was a lively, interesting woman. Camie Marstrap - We first here of her when Uncle Owen mentions the "friends" Luke wastes time with. She is one of his compatriots at Tosche Station. She is also the woman Luke dreams about having had a life with, in another timeline, in the Last Jedi novelization. Dr. Chelli Aphra - She intrigued me from the moment I first read her in the comics. An archaeologist, a thief, and a cohort of Vader, who does not always believe his views. She is a multilayered, fascinating woman. Enfys Nest - The leader of the Cloud Riders, from Solo a Star Wars Story, she was so enigmatic. The entry about her delves a little into her past, how she became the head of the Cloud Riders, and the type of woman she is. Ciena Ree - The Imperial Pilot from Lost Stars, one of the more interesting characters in that novel. She believed with her whole heart in the Empire's mission. You had to applaud her dedication, but also, you wished she would see the devastation it caused. Jessika Pava - A Resistance pilot, Blue Three, she was there for the Battle of Starkiller base. Proud to be part of Poe Dameron's squad, she fights every day for freedom in the Galaxy. Kaydel Ko Connix - The Resistance Communications officer, who also, briefly, led a mutiny against Admiral Holdo. She is feisty, tough, committed and efficient. Princess Kneesaa - An Ewok from Return of the Jedi, she also was one of the beings who assisted Hera in one of the Forces of Destiny series. L3-37 - One of two droid entries in this book, she was Lando's companion in Solo a Star Wars Story. Smart and clever, when she perished on the Kessel mission, Lando incorporated her programming into the Falcon's neural net. Princess Leia - One of the all time, if not the all time, best female character in this series. Paige and Rose Tico - Each had a separate entry. I loved these sisters, so brave and selfless. I hope we see more of Rose. Maz Kanata - She is one of my favorite characters. Long lived, wise, feisty and caring. Her entry discussed some of her previous life, before we meet her the Force Awakens, and also discussed how she was brought to life for the screen. Grand Admiral Rae Sloane - From the Aftermath novels. A woman who climbed to the pinnacle of the Empire. Rey Sabine Steela Gerra - Saw's sister, who we learned more about from this book. There are so many others, these are just a sampling. The illustrations ranged in type from detailed, sharp painting, to chalk, to pop art like creations, to paintings that were more muted and soft. Each illustration fit the character very well, and showed off great artistic skill. A book for any fan of Star Wars!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Emma Lauren

    Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy by Amy Ratcliffe, was the amazing, nonfiction-esque story of all of the women from the Star Wars movies, cartoons, books, comics, and even pre-script notes. It had amazing art from several different female artists to go with each of these women, and went on to tell the woman's story, as well as describing how they are amazingly empowered within their faction of life. It was a gorgeous book to read, and it was remarkable how inspired and enraptured by this book I wa Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy by Amy Ratcliffe, was the amazing, nonfiction-esque story of all of the women from the Star Wars movies, cartoons, books, comics, and even pre-script notes. It had amazing art from several different female artists to go with each of these women, and went on to tell the woman's story, as well as describing how they are amazingly empowered within their faction of life. It was a gorgeous book to read, and it was remarkable how inspired and enraptured by this book I was. I highly recommend this to any fan (man, woman, or otherwise) of the Star Wars Series.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Katie

    I absolutely loved this book. Not only does is include bios of the characters, but also behind the scenes info and quotes from creators and actresses. It also references all parts of Star Wars canon, down to Forces of Destiny and the related comics, which I always love to see. And of course the art is absolutely gorgeous. Here’s hoping for a Volume two!!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Mike

    When I learned Amy Ratcliffe was making a book dedicated to female characters from the Star Wars universe (a series I and many others hold near and dear), I could not think of a better person to tackle the project. Amy’s writing is done in such a way that gives a good overview of each character, but does not overwhelm the reader. It is not meant to give you every detail about each character, but a synopsis to give you an idea as to who they are and why they were selected for this book. The art us When I learned Amy Ratcliffe was making a book dedicated to female characters from the Star Wars universe (a series I and many others hold near and dear), I could not think of a better person to tackle the project. Amy’s writing is done in such a way that gives a good overview of each character, but does not overwhelm the reader. It is not meant to give you every detail about each character, but a synopsis to give you an idea as to who they are and why they were selected for this book. The art used is fantastic and done by some incredibly talented women, each giving their own style but also keeping a consistent feel that shows throughout the entire book. The quality of the physical book itself is also extremely well done, with good quality printing and materials (some pages even have holographic text, a nice touch in my opinion.) I’m not one to pre-order books, but I did so having been familiar with Amy’s various projects in the past, and I’m happy to say it was a decision I do not regret in the slightest. With its digestible reading and beautiful artwork, this is a great purchase for anyone who love Star Wars and / or want something that shows how awesome women characters are, and continue to be.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kyle LJ

    Absolutely gorgeous, coffee-table-book perfection! This book has been collated in great detail and excellent design by Amy Ratcliffe and a whole host of extremely talented female and non-binary artists. Informative and striking, the content of this book is well worth it's cost and is a fantastic voice for the female perspective in science fiction (and stories in general). Many characters are covered here, from the original trilogy right through to the latest movies and animations, revealing the Absolutely gorgeous, coffee-table-book perfection! This book has been collated in great detail and excellent design by Amy Ratcliffe and a whole host of extremely talented female and non-binary artists. Informative and striking, the content of this book is well worth it's cost and is a fantastic voice for the female perspective in science fiction (and stories in general). Many characters are covered here, from the original trilogy right through to the latest movies and animations, revealing the layered and dynamic female characters that exist through the series. A fantastic afternoon's read on a topic I'm very enthusiastic about!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jarrah

    In Women of the Galaxy Amy Ratcliffe pairs breathtaking fan art with short profiles of the women characters of the new Star Wars canon, from the biggest names (Leia Organa, Rey, Sabine Wren, etc.) to some notable characters that only show up once or twice in the films, shows, novels or comics (Evaan Verlaine, Rae Sloane, Numa, and many more). I made it a point to read one or two profiles every morning before work and it was a great start to the day. The only thing I would've liked is for the art In Women of the Galaxy Amy Ratcliffe pairs breathtaking fan art with short profiles of the women characters of the new Star Wars canon, from the biggest names (Leia Organa, Rey, Sabine Wren, etc.) to some notable characters that only show up once or twice in the films, shows, novels or comics (Evaan Verlaine, Rae Sloane, Numa, and many more). I made it a point to read one or two profiles every morning before work and it was a great start to the day. The only thing I would've liked is for the art to be credited in footnotes on the opposite pages, instead of awkwardly in the artist bios in the back. It made it too difficult to figure out which artists had produced which pieces.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kalie

    I gifted this to myself the moment it showed up at my bookstore and, frankly, I regret nothing. It's worth the purchase for the lovely artwork alone, to be honest. It also made me want to expand my viewing/reading and take a look at other pieces of the Star Wars that I haven't devoured yet. This was a lovely, well-put-together compendium all around. I gifted this to myself the moment it showed up at my bookstore and, frankly, I regret nothing. It's worth the purchase for the lovely artwork alone, to be honest. It also made me want to expand my viewing/reading and take a look at other pieces of the Star Wars that I haven't devoured yet. This was a lovely, well-put-together compendium all around.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Ellie Scott-Allen

    This was absolutely gorgeous to look at and a treat to read. It’s so empowering to know Star Wars is filled with amazing female characters. Literally my only complaint is that Shara Dameron isn’t included. :(

  18. 5 out of 5

    Leann Mary

    This book is beautiful and amazingly illustrated. It profiles women on the light side, dark side and everywhere in between.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Jason

    Lovely book with beautiful art. I do think they could have done better with where they put the artist's credits. An index at the end instead of credits near the art. Lovely book with beautiful art. I do think they could have done better with where they put the artist's credits. An index at the end instead of credits near the art.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Vonze

    I've been waiting for a book like this for over 20 years. Thank you Star Wars for empowering me. I've been waiting for a book like this for over 20 years. Thank you Star Wars for empowering me.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Deborah

    Nice for the younger crowd, short profiles, great art

  22. 5 out of 5

    Christina

    Who run the Galaxy? Women .

  23. 4 out of 5

    FrontalNerdaty

    This is an excellent celebration of the women featured within the Star Wars universe. Each character is given a good write up and stunning art work to bolster the reading experience. There’s a variety of female lead artists with many different styles throughout. The write ups are quite light but avoid any fluff and get to the core of the character. If you’re looking to expand your knowledge of the roles women have in the Star Wars universe (or if you’re just looking for some kick ass art) this b This is an excellent celebration of the women featured within the Star Wars universe. Each character is given a good write up and stunning art work to bolster the reading experience. There’s a variety of female lead artists with many different styles throughout. The write ups are quite light but avoid any fluff and get to the core of the character. If you’re looking to expand your knowledge of the roles women have in the Star Wars universe (or if you’re just looking for some kick ass art) this book is a must own!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Temperance

    Star Wars has always held a special place in my heart. I was about five or six the first time I saw the movies and I've been hooked ever since. Throughout grade school and junior high, I devoured books and comics set in this spectacular universe. The same can't be said of the last few years. I'm sad to say that, for a time, I fell out of love with Star Wars. I was disappointed with the new movies, but what really turned me off was the fandom. The toxicity and animosity that has been present with Star Wars has always held a special place in my heart. I was about five or six the first time I saw the movies and I've been hooked ever since. Throughout grade school and junior high, I devoured books and comics set in this spectacular universe. The same can't be said of the last few years. I'm sad to say that, for a time, I fell out of love with Star Wars. I was disappointed with the new movies, but what really turned me off was the fandom. The toxicity and animosity that has been present within this community has been nothing short of appalling. I ended up falling out of love with a universe that once meant the world to me and haven't looked back since. That was true, until I heard about Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy. To say I was excited would be putting it mildly; Padme Amidala and Leia Organa have always been two of my favorite characters. To be able to learn more about them, and lesser known female characters, like Queen Breha and Aunt Beru, proved much too much too resist. I'm glad I didn't. This was the perfect way to return to that galaxy far, far away. Each entry was intriguing, including not only biographical information, but behind the scenes details about their creation (and movie/television appearances). It gave a richer appreciation for well beloved characters like Leia Organa, and a love for the new, like Phasma. The art is the crown jewel. I loved the variety! Each portrait brought the characters to life, and, in the case of the more well known characters, highlighted different fascets of their personalities. This book is clearly a labor of love. It shows in every entry and every piece of art featured within Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy. It's beautiful and detailed and I loved every page! This book has reignited my love of Star Wars; I'm looking forward to reading more works set in this universe!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Vika ☾

    i love this book and everything about it. the art is beautiful and i loved reading about all the women and how much they were appreciated by the author. it’s safe to say this book made me love star wars even more

  26. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    Essentially this is an art book with neat little blurbs about tons of Star Wars Ladies. The art is beautiful, and I deeply appreciate the diversity in the all women artist team. It's a cute, fun little book, though I had more fun looking at the art than reading the passages (some of which I found a little too flat). 5 stars for the art, 3 stars for the writing. Essentially this is an art book with neat little blurbs about tons of Star Wars Ladies. The art is beautiful, and I deeply appreciate the diversity in the all women artist team. It's a cute, fun little book, though I had more fun looking at the art than reading the passages (some of which I found a little too flat). 5 stars for the art, 3 stars for the writing.

  27. 4 out of 5

    C

    I wish, in the end, that I could just give this book two separate ratings (as it is, the score that I have given it is a rough average between the two...) Let me explain: As a deep dive into the characters, into their histories and motivations, I would probably give it two stars. It is enjoyable enough but it leaves a bit to be desired. If you are a big enough fan to want to own this book, there probably is absolutely no new information in it for you at all. Most characters receive a small entry I wish, in the end, that I could just give this book two separate ratings (as it is, the score that I have given it is a rough average between the two...) Let me explain: As a deep dive into the characters, into their histories and motivations, I would probably give it two stars. It is enjoyable enough but it leaves a bit to be desired. If you are a big enough fan to want to own this book, there probably is absolutely no new information in it for you at all. Most characters receive a small entry (though I am glad that they included so many characters, so in a way that is a catch 22 for them probably.) that don't really illuminate a lot about them. For instance, Everli Chaliss (I probably butchered that spelling) is an absolutely fascinating character from the first Battlefront novel (how many times have I mentioned that I absolutely adore that novel?) is presented here - which is just freaking awesome that she is in it at all. But... She has a tiny (one paragraph or two, I believe) write-up that doesn't even come close to the depth that she has in that novel. So it is characters like that who I feel are kind of left off. That said, in a galaxy as expansive as Star Wars is, of course some characters have to receive the short stick so to speak. I wish there was more here, but for more casual fans or for those who just haven't watched and read everything, this is probably more worth it. The other possible way of reviewing it is as a coffee table art book. And that is where it really shines in a big way. The art is presented in a wide range of styles and often gets full page presentation. I am not sure that there is a single character portrait in the book that I didn't like (and most of them I absolutely loved.) So, as far as an art book I probably would give this one a four or 4.5 star rating. (I will say that I wish they had printed it on slightly higher quality, higher gloss paper, but that is just a personal thing and I imagine that others feel strongly about how it is presented as is so that certainly doesn't affect my score at all.) Overall, it is a really fun book and a definitely great inclusion in your new canon Star Wars book collection. (It would have been fun if they could have included a Legends section, though. I would have loved to see this quality of art given to Mara Jade, Tahiri, Saba Sebatyne, etc. I understand why they wouldn't want to confuse newer fans, but that would have been a cool inclusion.) And one you can proudly leave out on your coffee table for the lovely art.

  28. 4 out of 5

    MaryAnn

    A fun read with great art. I hope this gets revised and expanded over the years as the Star Wars universe grows. I also noticed a few characters were missing, such as the Kaminoan Taun We. Oh well.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kai Charles(Fiction State Of Mind)

    This is such an amazing book. From my first viewing of Star Wars I was drawn to the vision of women involved in the center of the saga. From Leia in Episode IV, prominent women in the command room in Episode V to seeing Mon Mothma as the leader of the Rebellion. Each of these women and several more from the world of books, comics and games each have a place in the heart of fans, each speaks to a piece of themselves that they recognize or who they long to be. A talented group of artists illustrate This is such an amazing book. From my first viewing of Star Wars I was drawn to the vision of women involved in the center of the saga. From Leia in Episode IV, prominent women in the command room in Episode V to seeing Mon Mothma as the leader of the Rebellion. Each of these women and several more from the world of books, comics and games each have a place in the heart of fans, each speaks to a piece of themselves that they recognize or who they long to be. A talented group of artists illustrate each character while Amy provides text that summarize the characters adventures and connections to the Star Wars galaxy, I took my time with this book, taking in the artistic grace of each page and often tearing up over the characters represented. My little ten year old self that clutched my Leia figure close to her chest could never had imagined that women would exist in the galaxy that looked like her. To that little girl seeing herself in the take charge princess meant the world was enough, but for my adult self Val, Rae, Vi, Sana, Steela and more are the representation that not only fill my heart with joy, but show a universe of young women that Star Wars has a place for them as well.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Fats

    In the decades since, George [Lucas] and others have fleshed out the Star Wars universe with hundreds of new characters, including the heroes, villains, rebels, and rogues highlighted in this book. While not all of these characters are cut out to be heroes like Padmé, Rey, and Ahsoka, it's important that they occupy a wide range of roles in the Star Wars galaxy, and act capably, skillfully, and formidably within them. - Kathleen Kennedy, Lucasfilm President Dedicated to the late Carrie Fisher, th In the decades since, George [Lucas] and others have fleshed out the Star Wars universe with hundreds of new characters, including the heroes, villains, rebels, and rogues highlighted in this book. While not all of these characters are cut out to be heroes like Padmé, Rey, and Ahsoka, it's important that they occupy a wide range of roles in the Star Wars galaxy, and act capably, skillfully, and formidably within them. - Kathleen Kennedy, Lucasfilm President Dedicated to the late Carrie Fisher, this book is a stunning collection that features 75 badass women of the Star Wars galaxy, heroes and villains alike. Amy Ratcliffe, managing editor of Nerdist, does not merely describe the life stories of these women of the galaxy. She also relates them to the films, animated series, novels, comics, and even games. This gives a better understanding of who these women are and the roles that they play. The characters are presented in alphabetical order, with a short description or quote, followed by their names in Aurebesh - the most common form of written language in the Star Wars universe. This mighty collection was illustrated by 18 amazing artists. Women of the Galaxy is a must-have for Star Wars fans.

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