““You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.” So said Obi-Wan Kenobi of Tatooine’s Mos Eisley spaceport. And you know what? His statement is debatable — because the galaxy is filled with wretched hives and even more scum and villainy, as Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo confirms in his appropriately titled upcoming book, Star Wars: Scum and Villainy – Case Files on the Galaxy’s Most Notorious.
Scum and Villainy, however, isn’t just an encyclopedia of bounty hunters, gangsters, and baddies who have the death sentence on 12 systems; rather, it’s a fully-illustrated, hardcover tome made entirely of notes and intel from three generations of a family of police officers, spanning the eras of the Republic, Empire, and New Republic. Set for release on October 23 from Epic Ink and available for pre-order now, Scum and Villainy looks to be an essential release for all wanting to learn more about the seedy figures of the galaxy…without having to step foot in places like Jabba’s palace. StarWars.com got an early look at the book and caught up with Hidalgo to discuss his affinity for Star Wars‘s shadiest, a long-lost letter from Hondo Ohnaka, and how Scum and Villainy builds on Solo: A Star Wars Story. […]”