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Interesting, well put together, yet limited.
on 14 June 1999
This book is an examination of the scientific factors that drive the Star Wars movies. While the author did her homework on the 4 movies and really knows her science, the book has a tendancy to draw conclusions from JUST the 4 movies. Several points the text tries to explain have already been explained in the other Star Wars comics, novels, and sourcebooks. And while a few references are made to the Star Wars Encyclopedia, other details that would clear up some questions posed by this book aren't in the movies but in the afore mentioned works. While the book does go a long way towards explaining the movies it seems to focus more on the advances of simply OUR planet than the advances in the Star Wars galaxy. This, however is no reason not to read this book. It is well researched and I learned a lot from it. All in all worth it for the casual reader who has only seen the movies but for the die hard Star Wars fans like me (geeks in other words;)) it seems a bit empty. But that does not diminish the quality and readability of the book.