Not as clumsy as a blaster; an elegant weapon, for a more civilized age—lightsabers are the agents of the Force, the chosen weapon of both the Jedi and the Sith. This new and updated version of Star Wars Lightsabers: A Guide to Weapons of the Force explores these powerful weapons from tip to hilt, diving into the stories that surround them and showcasing some of the most fascinating examples. Study the galaxy’s most notable lightsabers and the masters who wielded them, from Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi, to Rey and Kylo Ren. Every featured lightsaber includes a close-up of its one-of-a-kind hilt, a photo of the Jedi or Sith master in action. Each page is filled with detailed statistics, fascinating insights, and little-known facts. Along with stories and details, this updated version of Star Wars Lightsabers features key foldout pages that let you get even closer and a pull-out poster featuring notable lightsaber hilts. From the most famous lightsabers to the most notable lightsabers duels in galactic history, this otherworldly volume captures it all.
A lifelong Star Wars fan and recognized expert on the depth and history of the saga, Pablo Hidalgo started writing professionally on the subject in 1995, penning articles for the original Star Wars role-playing game from West End Games. In 2000, he became a full-time Star Wars authority at Lucasfilm, joining the company’s online team as a content developer for the official website. In 2010, he became a Brand Communications Manager for Lucasfilm, ensuring consistency in the expression of the brand across a variety of channels. When Lucasfilm returned to active film production on the Star Wars saga under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, Hidalgo moved into the Lucasfilm Story Group as a creative executive working on the development of Star Wars storytelling across all media, including feature films, animated television, video games, novels, comic books, and more. In addition to his numerous published Star Wars works, he has written books about G.I. Joe and Transformers. He lives in San Francisco.
Pablo Hidalgo is a full-time Star Wars authority at Lucasfilm, working as part of the Lucasfilm story group. He is the author or co-author of many books chronicling the Star Wars universe, including Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide, Star Wars: The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary, Star Wars Propaganda, and many more. He lives in San Francisco.