"ANOTHER GALAXY, ANOTHER TIME": FIRST ONE-VOLUME EDITION OF THE STAR WARS TRILOGY NOVELIZATIONS, SIGNED BY ALL THREE AUTHORS
(FOSTER, Alan Dean) LUCAS, George; GLUT, Donald F.; KAHN, James. The Star Wars Trilogy. Star Wars. The Empire Strikes Back. Return of the Jedi. New York: Ballantine, (2002). Large octavo, original half black cloth, original dust jacket. $4200.
First one-volume trilogy edition of the novelizations of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, signed on the title page by Star Wars ghostwriter Alan Dean Foster, and the credited novelization authors of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Donald F. Glut and James Kahn respectively.
Though credited to screenwriter and director George Lucas, veteran scifi author Alan Dean Foster wrote the novelization of Star Wars based on Lucas' script, for a flat fee of $5000. The following year Foster published his sequel, Splinter of the Mind's Eye (1978), which Lucas commissioned for the purpose of being filmed as a low-budget sequel in the event that Star Wars did not do well at the box office. Needless to say, the movie's spectacular success led to the big-budget sequel The Empire Strikes Back, scripted by Lawrence Kasdan and Leigh Brackett and directed by Irvin Kershner; Lucas picked his USC classmate Donald F. Glut to pen the novelization. Doctor and writer James Kahn wrote the novelization of the movie Poltergeist, which led to several more novelizations: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, The Goonies, and—most famously—Return of the Jedi.
Book corners gently bumped; dust jacket bright and fine. Most desirable signed by all three authors.