from the back of the book:
"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...
The Star Wars roleplaying game plunges you into the breakneck thrills and pulse-pounding excitement of the greatest space fantasy of all time!
Enter a universe of epic heroes, fearsome villains, amazing technology, and exotic-aliens. Struggle against the awesome might of the evil galactic Empire, fly faster-than-light starships, trade blaster shots with stormtroopers, fight lightsaber duels against dark Jedi warriors, and tap the mystical powers of the Force. Explore a galaxy of a billion suns, a universe of dire peril, where Rebels fight desperately against Imperial oppression.
In the Star Wars roleplaying game you'll face overwhelming odds and impossible challenges — but if you meet them bravely, you will triumph, for the Force is with you always!
You've seen the movies. Now live the adventure!