This is a review for one of my many “project” books that I don’t read cover to cover (and hence otherwise don’t review), but have nonetheless read several times out of order while researching specific subjects.
Let me put this book into perspective. This is a three-volume hardcover slipcase set from Lucasfilm insiders / super-fans that covers every single nook and cranny of the Galaxy Far, Far Away up to the time of its publication in 2008. This means that you’ll find all six of the core movies to that time, the most brief information on characters from the then-fledgling series The Clone Wars, and a plethora of entries relating to characters, droids, weapons, vehicles, planets, and other minutiae from the many novels and comic books. It references and cross-references everything. You name it, it’s probably in here if it was around by 2008. Even “outdated” as it is with the Disney buyout and designation of canon (which had always been in place, contrary to popular belief), this book is still an invaluable reference for those of a mind to acquire it. It’s not what you’d call cost-effective, but given the treasure trove of what’s in here, I’d still call it a bargain at twice the price.