The Essential Guide to Droids ist der Vorgänger von The New Essential Guide to Droids und wurde am 16. Februar 1999 von Del Rey veröffentlicht. Das 224 Seiten umfassende Guide wurde von Daniel Wallace geschrieben und enthält Schwarz-Weiß-Illustrationen von Bill Hughes und Troy Vigil.

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They can be anything from nursemaids to surgeons, diplomats to assassins. They walk, roll, and fly - communicate in languages ranging from whistles and bees to Standard Basic to the most obscure alien dialect. MixRMastRs make drinks in spaceport cantinas, Basilisks make war wherever they´re deployed, and IT-O Interrogators make life nightmarish for prisoners of the Empire.

Droids are an integral and indispensable part of the Star Wars universe. And this comprehensive guide surveys all the myriad models and classes - from the lowliest drones to the most sophisticated humanoid automatons

  • Discover the evolution of the R-series droids, whose members include lumbering technicians and skilled X-wing navigators such as R2-D2
  • Learn the curious history of the MSE-6 "mouse" droids employed exclusively in the bases and on Imperial starship of the Empire
  • Explore the working of the malevolent Shadow Droids: machines with living, organic brains
  • Uncover how the Rebel´s fearsome FIDO (Foreign Intruder Defense Organism) carries out its duties

Whatever its design and wherever it may be found in the ever-expanding Star Wars universe, if the subject is droid, its definitive data on development, history, and technology is included in this essential technical guide.


  • Danksagungen
  • Einführung
  • Übersicht der Hersteller
  • Liste der Droiden


  • The Essential Guide to Droids, Herausgeber: Del Rey, 1999. ISBN 0345420675
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