The Death Star is one of the great icons of the science fiction genre. Now veteran Star Wars authors Michael Reaves and Steve Perry join forces to tell the story of the Death Star, from the start of its construction to its final destruction at the hands of Luke Skywalker and the Rebel Alliance. New characters flesh out the human aspect of the tale with pathos and bathos; familiar characters, like Darth Vader and Moff Tarkin, the architect of the Death Star, also have their parts to play. Even Luke, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and Chewbacca the Wookiee, show up in cameo roles, from the familiar movie scenes when they were captured on and then escaped from the Death Star. DEATH STAR is a book for all Star Wars fans -- not just the core fans who read everything the so-called "expanded universe" has to offer, but also all those who loved the original movies.
Michael Reaves is a screenwriter who has written, story-edited, and/or produced hundreds of teleplays for various television series, including Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Twilight Zone, Sliders, and Monsters. He was also a story editor and writer on Batman: The Animated Series, for which he won an Emmy Award for writing in 1993. He has worked for Spielberg's DreamWorks, among other studios, and is the author of several fantasy novels and supernatural thrillers. He is also the author of Hell on Earth, and, along with John Pelan, edited the Shadows Over Baker Street anthology (Del Rey, 09/03). Michael Reaves makes his home in Los Angeles.Steve Perry was born and raised in the deep south and has lived in Louisiana, California, Washington and Oregon. He is currently the science fiction, fantasy, and horror book reviewer for The Oregonian. He has published dozens of stories, as well as a considerable number of novels, animated teleplays, non-fiction articles, reviews and essays. He wrote for Batman: The Animated Series during its first Emmy Award-winning season, authored the NY Times bestseller Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire, and also did the bestselling novelization for the blockbuster movie Men in Black.