- Hardcover: 200 pages
- Publisher: Chronicle Books (1 November 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1452166315
- ISBN-13: 978-1452166315
- Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 2.2 x 26.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 1 Kg
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"Ratcliffe adds fascinating behind the scenes perspectives throughout Women of the Galaxy."
"It's a handsome, beautifully designed book that will stand out on bookshelves. As a first dip into the female characters of the galaxy it's a must, and as the first book written and drawn entirely by female creators it deserves every ounce of credit and plaudits it gets."
"The result is something that is at once informative about characters both iconic - Leia and Rey get multiple pages of attention - and obscure (Prepare to meet R2-KT and learn all about the singer of Jabba's house band from Return of the Jedi), and a reminder of the depth of the cast list of the Star Wars franchise."
-The Hollywood Reporter
"The brilliant part of Women of the Galaxy is the mix of female characters that are discussed. From our beloved hero characters to the downright shady, the book has every type covered. The Padmé, Leia, Rey and Ahsoka Tano sections of the book will bring huge smiles to all Star Wars fans. The job Amy Ratcliffe does in telling the background stories of the well-known characters is truly incredible."
-The Future of the Force
"A beautiful anthology...that will inspire you again and again with stories of courage, daring, and love from the women whose stories influenced your childhood and those who continue to do so through new additions to the canon. Star Wars fans will love this book and it will especially resonate with women and girls looking to find their own place in the galaxy."
"This beautiful hard-cover book celebrates 75 female characters - yes 75! - drawn from Star Wars plethora of films and TV shows plus comics, novels and video games. Within the pages of Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy, you'll find 110 all-new pieces of art that any Star Wars feminist would be proud to own."
"My favorite parts of the book involve getting to dig in to some of the more obscure characters that the casual fan may not be aware of, characters like Rae Sloane, Kyrsta Agate, or Ciena Ree from the novels and Doctor Aphra, Sana Starros, or Queen Trios from the comics. There's even a whole page dedicated to Mama the Hutt (Jabba's grandmother) from the Clone Wars series which I found to be both refreshing and hilarious at the same time."
"this is not only good for the Star Wars fan who knows everything about this universe, but for the more casual fan looking to get into the world or even for a future Star Wars fan you are cunningly trying to convert so you can nerd out about Star Wars together. You're welcome."
-Den of Geek!
Holiday Gift Guide Pick "What makes this a truly great gift, though, is the character analysis included for each person. Backgrounds, catch phrases, motivations, mistakes, and victories are painted in prose alongside beautiful illustrations of each character. The tome brings the characters to life in a visceral way. Whether you're trying to inspire greatness in a young one, or foster understanding of the greater universe, Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy is the perfect gift for most any age."
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This beautifully illustrated, fully authorized book profiles 75 fascinating female characters from across films, fiction, comics, animation, and games, including...
When we first meet the Countess of Clan Wren, in Star Wars Rebels, she has a harsh and cold edge. Ursa Wren has been forced to make hard choices to protect her people. In the wake of her daughter Sabine’s defection from the Imperial Academy on Mandalore, Ursa aligns Clan Wren with the Empire to safeguard their lives and honor. But this comes with a price; the gray armor the Wrens wear symbolizes the way the group has been ostracized by their own society. Given this, it’s easy to understand Ursa not being thrilled about her daughter’s return—in the company of Rebels, no less. Sabine’s homecoming, and her effort to enlist the Wrens in the fight against the Empire, brings danger.
All are welcome. (No fighting.) Everyone who arrives at Maz Kanata’s castle—smuggler, bounty hunter, and traveler alike—sees and is expected to abide by this sign upon entering. But while this is her establishment's only rule, Maz herself is a strong fighter, and is ready to demonstrate this skill when the need arises. A pirate queen and legend revealed in The Force Awakens, Maz is open to the galaxy around her and the beings who call it home—unless those beings cause trouble. She demonstrates what it’s like to be kind and welcoming while maintaining a zero-tolerance policy for anyone jeopardizing what she has built. It’s a precarious balance, but it’s one she’s been able to maintain for more than a thousand years.
Captain Phasma marches into the Star Wars galaxy with authority, in a suit of dazzling chromium armor. As the first female villain in a leading role in a Star Wars movie, she commands attention, and was the subject of intense speculation in the months leading into The Force Awakens. A captain in the First Order, she’s responsible for shaping the stormtroopers into model, malleable soldiers who will obey every order. Phasma may follow the commands of her superiors in the First Order, but make no mistake: everything she does, she does for herself.
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The only two downsides are a small scuff on the front portion of the protector which I suspect came during shipping, and on some of the pages you can see some of the color transfer from the artwork on the corresponding pages.
Otherwise these are minuscule details and this book is so fabulous! I cannot wait to showcase it!
As for the book the art is pretty good with small descriptions on the side. Some of the women featured are heros of course villains and heck even female Droids wow!! Had some female characters I completely forgot about. The book is a short read its a nice addition to my heart broken Star Wars shelf. This is a way better read than the Expanded novel of The Last Jedi. Its Actually a Good read great back story for some of the women. Good read for any age or anyone really you should add this to your Star Wars book collection.
For anyone who will forgive me being a bit more verbose, I’d like to call out that this is book is an excellent complement to introducing young kids to Star Wars. I need to spend a bit of time reviewing Lucasfilm content generally, and then returning to this book’s fit with that content. As a father of three young kids (12 & 9yr old girls, 5yr old boy), I owe a debt of gratitude to Dave Filoni for the creation of the Clone Wars & Rebels television shows. Both the content style, as well as the increased diversity & gender inclusion, made it so much easier for my kids to relate to the universe of Star Wars. Ahsoka, the female padawan of Anakin, is a great example of this. Her character, and the character’s struggles within the Jedi Order, spoke to my kids (especially my daughters) in a way that the original trilogy didn’t. The animated content has made all of this, from conventions, to comics, to live action movies, easier to share with my kids because it provides a great entry point to the franchise.
To return to the book, this is where Amy Ratcliffe’s “Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy” excels as primer for the Lucasfilm universe. She’s done an outstanding job profiling the (now) many female characters in Star Wars, demonstrating their strengths & faults. The book marks the inclusion progress that Lucasfilm has made, and Amy conveys this from a positive position by showing the contributions each character makes to a grander narrative. I would encourage anyone with young kids to share this with them, as it is a great opportunity to develop their interest in Star Wars while also broadening your own.
One final point: while the characters profiled are female, please don’t think of this as a “girls” book. My 5yr old son has enjoyed these stories being read to him (frequently by my 9yr old daughter). It helps inform his understanding of the Star Wars universe, where he sees movies, cartoons, comics, and video games with lead & supporting characters that happen to be female (rather than standing out because they are female).
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