Just what kind of evil would the Empire have been able to wreak on the galaxy if the Death Star hadn’t been destroyed? What kind of weaponry and defenses did it employ? And how many soda machines were up in that joint?
These questions and more can now be answered with “Star Wars: Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual: Imperial DS-1 Orbital Battle Station,” a 128-page hardcover book that’s perfect for any hardcore Star Wars fan or DIYer looking to build his own giant ball of intergalactic terror (check with your local town zoning board before beginning construction). Written by “global Star Wars authorities Chris Reiff, Ryder Windham and Chris Trevas,” the book features detailed illustrations of the Death Star’s internal workings, as well as tons of details about its history, onboard systems, and how to operate the giant planet destroying laser. It’s also fully authorized and approved by Lucasfilm. [Purchase]