Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy

Amy Ratcliffe

They are heroes and villains, Sith and Jedi, senators and scoundrels, mothers, mercenaries, artists, pilots. . . .

The women of the Star Wars galaxy drive its stories and saga forward at every level. This beautifully illustrated, fully authorized book profiles 75 fascinating female characters from across films, fiction, comics, animation, and games. Featuring Leia Organa, Rey, Ahsoka Tano, Iden Versio, Jyn Erso, Rose Tico, Maz Kanata, and many more, each character is explored through key story beats, fresh insights, and behind-the-scenes details by author Amy Ratcliffe. Also showcasing more than 100 all-new illustrations by a dynamic range of female and non-binary artists, here is an inspiring celebration of the characters that help create a galaxy far, far away.


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Creator Bio

Amy Ratcliffe is the managing editor of Nerdist and a contributor to, and has written for outlets such as Star Wars Insider and IGN. She’s a host at Star Wars Celebration and cohosts the Lattes with Leia podcast. When she’s not visiting a galaxy far, far away, she lives in Los Angeles, California.

Contributing artists
• Alice X. Zhang
• Amy Beth Christenson
• Annie Stoll
• Annie Wu
• Christina Chung
• Cryssy Cheung
• Eli Baumgartner
• Elsa Charretier
• Geneva Bowers
• Jennifer Aberin Johnson
• Jen Bartel
• Jenny Parks
• Karen Hallion
• Little Corvus
• Sara Alfageeh
• Sara Kipin
• Sarah Wilkinson
• Viv Tanner


“Amy Ratcliffe is writing Women of the Galaxy, a guidebook featuring about 75 women from the Star Wars universe with over a hundred illustrations and a foreword from Kathleen Kennedy herself.” Gizmodo

“The galaxy of Star Wars is an expansive and brilliant one, but so often the stories have been focused on the men who inhabit it. No more! This new coffee table book from our very own Amy Ratcliffe, and 75 incredible artists who identify as women or non binary, is here to prove that Star Wars has plenty of terrific female heroes as well!”

“meticulously compiled, beautifully illustrated and written in exciting, accessible prose that conveys the allure of these characters. . . . A cursory glance at either book is an impossibility. You’ll be drawn in by the delightful art, read a passage here and then pages there. Favourite characters leap off the page. . . Ratcliffe adds fascinating behind the scenes perspectives throughout Women of the Galaxy.” Concrete Islands

“Arriving this month in beautiful artistic form Star Wars – Women of the Galaxy, written and compiled with affection and detail by rising star pop culture writer and die-hard fan Amy Ratcliffe, fused with stunning art from all-female talents linked to 75 memorable characters.” Star Wars Aficionado

Price £21.99
Format Hardback
Publication Date 30 October 2018
Pages 200
Height 254
Width 203
Rights Europe, Africa
ISBN-13 9781452166315