I loved these books as a kid, back in the dark times of very little Star Wars news. And I know this has been around on the official site for a few days but still really worth sharing I thought, especially with a new Thrawn novella included and on the way! Yay!
As previously announced, this year sees the 20th anniversary of one of the most important novels of the Star Wars Expanded Universe: Heir to the Empire, the 1991 work by author Timothy Zahn that launched the modern EU which continues to expand today. In celebration of this milestone, Del Rey Books is publishing a commemorative edition hardcover of Heir to the Empire, with commentary-style annotations by Zahn and other behind-the-scenes people responsible for making the book a reality. Zahn will also pen an introduction to the book.
The book features a reflective jacket (fitting for the book’s platinum anniversary) and also has a specially printed version of the original cover underneath. It will include a new Zahn novella, Crisis of Faith, featuring Grand Admiral Thrawn. Heir to the Empire: The 20th Anniversary Edition is due out from Del Rey on June 21, 2011.
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