From the back cover
The Battle of Yavin marked the first dramatic triumph for the Rebel Alliance which set the crusade to restore the Republic on its path to ultimate victory. Join the grand quest to explore the locales and meet the people which had an impact on the outcome of that first important conflict!
Galaxy Guide 1 contains a definitive collection of backgrounds, statistics, and information on the heroes and villains from the original Star Wars movie, as well as a new adventure set on Tatooine suitable for new characters. This comprehensive guide to the Star Wars galaxy, featuring the art of Ralph McQuarrie, Michael Manley, and Al Williamson, and stills from the movie, details the aliens, Imperials, and Rebels that figured in those crucial weeks leading up to the Battle of Yavin.