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6 books for Star Wars fans

Journey through space and time in these books packed with intergalactic adventures. The force is strong. 

 

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Prepare to journey to a new dimension in Madeleine L’Engle’s sci-fi classic. One dark, stormy night a mysterious visitor turns up at the Murry household. “There is such a thing as a tesseract", she mysteriously warns. Now, Charles Wallace and his sister Meg must time travel on a planet-hopping adventure to find their lost father. This sci-fi fantasy cross over is packed with humour - watch out the huge pulsating brain known as 'IT' and the funny and mysterious trio of guardian angels known as Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who and Mrs Which.

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! Space and Mighty Machines

Jam-packed with mind-blowing facts about space and incredible machines, curious readers will be astonished by what they discover in this galactic book from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Find out more about the fascinating world of outer space and our high-tech space craft, while discovering the science behind how planets and the stars were formed. Informative, wacky and clever, this stellar book proves that fact really is stranger than fiction! 

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Doctor Who, The Essential Guide

Enter the Whoniverse with this essential guide to TV’s favourite Time Lord. Packed with enchanting facts covering all of space and time, space enthusiasts will soak up the encyclopedic detail on Doctor Who’s fearsome foes and the 12 different incarnations of the Doctor himself. Learn all about the Doctor's intergalactic expeditions in this behind-the-scenes compendium that fans of the cosmos will return to, time and time again.  

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Space Blasters by Philip Caveney

Ever since magical Mr. Lazarus turned up to work as the projectionist at Kip’s Dad’s old cinema, the Paramount, business has been booming.  But when Mr. Lazarus gets stuck on screen in the intergalactic world of the new blockbuster, Space Blasters, Kip has to travel to a galaxy far, far away in order to save him from the evil emperor. This is an exciting story of cosmic calamity guaranteed to be appreciated by all Star Wars aficionados! 

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Ali-A Adventures by Ali-A, Canvan Scott, Aleksandar Sotirovski (illustrator)

Fans of graphic novels will be enthralled by Game On, featuring YouTuber Ali-A in his very own colourful, comic-style book. A merciless band of aliens show up at the launch of a hot new video game and it’s up to Ali to transform from gaming icon into a real-life hero - along with his faithful canine companion Eevee, of course. Can they fight their way through the story; defeat the hoard of aliens and save the day? This illustrated story with brilliant visuals will give any gaming fan a thrill. 

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Alien Invaders 1: Rockhead - The Living Mountain by Max Silver

The first book in Max Silver’s action-packed series sees Cosmo, a brave young earthling recruited by G-Watch – an interstellar defense organisation – go into battle with a ferocious band of aliens from the outer corners of the universe. As Cosmo takes on their terrible extra-terrestrial leader, Rockhead, the fate of the universe rests in his hands. This heart-stopping thriller that will capture any space-mad imaginations – prepare for an out of this world adventure!

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