Interview with Chris Trevas, Ryder Windham, and Chris Reiff

February 2, 2012 at 10:00 am | Posted in Interview | Leave a comment
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In this Wookieepedia-ready interview, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the Millennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual, and discover what information about the Falcon didn’t make the final cut from the book’s creators: Chris Trevas, Ryder Windham, and Chris Reiff.

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Book Review: ‘The Haynes Millennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual’

January 31, 2012 at 8:18 am | Posted in Reviews, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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My dad was always the kind of person who wanted to try fixing something first before resorting to outside help. This meant that every time he bought a vehicle over the years, part of the process would include heading to the Shucks Auto near our old home to buy a Haynes repair manual. First one I can remember him getting was for his beat-up Volkswagon Rabbit pickup truck, and did he ever need the manual for that lemon. Some of my fondest memories growing up was sitting on the front porch while he tore into that unreliable engine bay to fix the latest leak or blown gasket. I remember very distinctly that he’d have the old, beat-up, oil-stained Haynes manual sitting atop the engine, waiting for him to open it up to reference the exact issue he was working on.

A little over a month ago, the great people at Del Rey sent me an advance copy of a book that took me back in time to those days watching my dad fix his truck: The Haynes Millennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual by Ryder Windham, Chris Reiff, and Chris Trevas.

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New Release: ‘Millennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual’

January 31, 2012 at 12:01 am | Posted in Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Today the Millennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual is out. Written by Ryder Windham and illustrated by Chris Trevas and Chris Reiff, the hardcover book is going for $15.94 on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

This Haynes Manual traces the model history of the Corellian Engineering Corporation’s YT series of spaceships and the development of the YT-1300 model line before focusing on the Millennium Falcon, itself a modified YT-1300. Onboard systems, controls, and their operation are described in detail and supported by a host of photographs, line art, floor plans, exploded diagrams, and stunning computer-generated artwork, all newly created by acknowledged Falcon experts Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas. Text is by Ryder Windham, author of more than fifty Star Wars books.

Covering operational history, piloting, propulsion, weapons, engineering systems, sensors, and crew facilities, this is the most thorough technical guide to the Millennium Falcon available.

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New Look at The Millennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual

October 27, 2011 at 9:34 am | Posted in Art, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Thanks to Pete at LightsaberRattling.com, we’ve got a heads up that BookDepository.com has posted a 10 page preview of the upcoming Star Wars: The Millennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual. They also have a contest to win a Lego Millennium Falcon, and pre-orders for the hardcover (although both Amazon and Barnes & Noble have it listed cheaper right now). You can click here to check out their page and click “Download extract” to see the page previews.

Star Wars: The Millennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual will be out on January 31, 2012.

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Millennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual New Cover

August 25, 2011 at 9:54 am | Posted in Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Random House has posted a new version of the cover for the Millennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual. Not a huge change, but this one does differ from the early version with a much more finished feel to it. You can see the original cover here as well as more details about the upcoming book.

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The Millennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual

July 14, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Posted in Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Coming February 7, 2012, The Millennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual will be written by Ryder Windham and illustrated by Chris Trevas and Chris Reiff. According to Star Wars Books, the book “will give you a detailed look inside the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.” It will be an oversized 128 page full color hardcover, published by Del Rey.

Featuring brand-new, full-color cutaways, this manual will provide the most thorough technical description of the Millennium Falcon available as well as detailed information about:
-The history of Corellian Engineering, the YT-series and the YT-1300
-Millennium Falcon operational history (previous owners and modifications)
-Engineering systems and sensors
-Crew facilities: quarters, medical bay, and recreation.
-Piloting, propulsion, weapons, and defensive systems.
-Flight notes: practical and tactical information on flying the Millennium Falcon.

It’s worth noting that this is just a preliminary cover. Regardless it’s pretty cool looking and it makes you wonder if we might see more.

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DK Star Wars Attack of the Authors Tour 2011

May 9, 2011 at 7:59 am | Posted in 501st, Books, Comic Books, DK, Events, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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The DK Publishing Attack of the Authors Tour 2011 continues today at WORD Books in New York. In attendance will be Star Wars author Jason Fry, illustrator Chris Reiff, the 501st Legion, and the R2 Builders Club. The event will be from 12:00 PM-2:00 PM. For further details you can go to DK’s official site.

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DK Star Wars Attack of the Authors Tour 2011

May 6, 2011 at 8:34 am | Posted in 501st, Books, Comic Books, DK, Events, Star Wars News, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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For your Star Wars weekend news, tomorrow is going to be a big day with all the appearances for Free Comic Book Day. Along with the various 501st Legion appearances, DK publishing is kicking off their Star Wars Attack of the Authors East Coast Tour 2011 tomorrow with three different events. Ryder Windham and the 501st will be at Buttonwood Books in Cohasset, MA from 10:00 AM-Noon signing books, taking pictures, and giving away prizes. Later on Ryder Windham will be appearing at the Providence Community Library from 2:30 PM-4:30 PM. At the same time Chris Reiff, Chris Trevas, and Ashley Eckstein will be appearing at Barnes & Noble Tribeca in New York, New York along with the 501st Legion and members of the R2 Builder’s Club.

For more information on the DK Star Wars Attack of the Authors East Coast Tour, you can check out their official site.

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