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Monday, 10 March 2014

CLASSIC IMAGE: A STAR IS BORN!


Seeking a good life for himself and his young family in Hollywood, actor/carpenter Harrison Ford had made a reasonable career in some American film and TV appearances-of which all whom worked with him at that time had seen and noted his potential for superstar megadom. But such success had seemingly failed to materialise, at least not until he accepted the intriguing part of space pirate extraordinaire Han Solo, for some little known film being made in England during 1976, called STAR WARS. 

The rest is history. 

The first UK MAGAZINE COVER I saw Ford adorn, linked to the blow everybody away success of STAR WARS, was this one- a title that saw his incredible future on the horizon: genre magazine favourite PHOTOPLAY, then at its true editorial peak in the mid-seventies. This super-cool image would help cement his icon status as the character and the actor in years to come...

Image via The Star Wars magazines reference guide


An outtake image from that classic London photo shoot adorns the upcoming cover of Book Two in the upcoming post EPISODE IV set EMPIRE and REBELLION novel trilogy, courtesy of CENTURY PUBLISHING UK. Honour Among Thieves, written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (writing as James A. Corey), arrives from 24th March 2014, and looks set to reunite heroes and villains from the Outer Rim all over again...

Here's the cover blurb:

When the Empire threatens the galaxy’s new hope, will Han, Luke, and Leia become its last chance?
 
When the mission is to extract a high-level rebel spy from the very heart of the Empire, Leia Organa knows the best man for the job is Han Solo—something the princess and the smuggler can finally agree on. After all, for a guy who broke into an Imperial cell block and helped destroy the Death Star, the assignment sounds simple enough.
 
But when Han locates the brash rebel agent, Scarlet Hark, she’s determined to stay behind enemy lines. A pirate plans to sell a cache of stolen secrets that the Empire would destroy entire worlds to protect—including the planet where Leia is currently meeting with rebel sympathizers. Scarlet wants to track down the thief and steal the bounty herself, and Han has no choice but to go along if he’s to keep everyone involved from getting themselves killed. From teeming city streets to a lethal jungle to a trap-filled alien temple, Han, Chewbacca, Leia, and their daring new comrade confront one ambush, double cross, and firestorm after another as they try to keep crucial intel out of Imperial hands.
 
But even with the crack support of Luke Skywalker’s x-wing squadron, the Alliance heroes may be hopelessly outgunned in their final battle for the highest of stakes: the power to liberate the galaxy from tyranny or ensure the Empire’s reign of darkness forever.


The Genesis and Goals of Star Wars: Honor Among Thieves | Star Wars Blog | Star Wars Blog

Get hold of the book here: Honor Among Thieves: Star Wars Empire and Rebellion: Amazon.co.uk: James S. a. Corey: Books

And look out for AFICIONADO's book review in the not too distant future...

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