When it comes to Star Wars Art, there isn't a name bigger than Ralph McQuarrie. He goes all the way back to the early days alongside George Lucas, when he helped establish the look and feel that would become Star Wars. McQuarrie's iconic designs of Darth Vader, C-3PO, and R2-D2 are the most well known, but he also produced hundreds of conceptual paintings, costume designs, storyboards, book and album covers during his tenure. All of the pieces are rescanned and rephotographed for this two volume hardcover book, which also includes unpublished interviews and illustrations that have never been seen before.
As we near late October, it's time to crack a book that delves into the dark world of horror. And none are more qualified to tell Gothic horror stories than Ray Russell, the author of Haunted Castles: The Complete Gothic Stories. It's a complete collection of Russell's stories, including his famous novella trio "Sardonicus," "Sanguinarius," and "Sagittarius." Filmmaker and horror literature fan Guillermo del Toro curates and provides the foreward for this definitive horror collection.