Return of the “Star Wars” Books

It seems that Star Wars fans will have plenty of reading material as they camp out in line for tickets.

Debuting this week at No. 1 on the Wall Street Journal‘s bestseller list for fiction titles is R.A. Salvatore’s new novel, Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones, which is based on the movie of the same name, of course.

Salvatore’s novel–which Lucas Licensing President Howard Roffman says ”fleshes out the scenes and events (in the film) to give you a broader view”–leads an assault of more than a dozen Star Wars tomes on the bestseller charts, USA Today reports.

Other books that are part of this vanguard include: Del Rey/Ballantine’s Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Characters and The Art of Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones, as well as Salvatore’s novel; Random House’s Star Wars, Attack of the Clones: Movie Storybook and 14 other children’s titles; and DK Publishing’s The Visual Dictionary and Incredible Cross-Sections: The Definitive Guide to the Craft from Star Wars: Episode II.

There’s no doubt that Star Wars fans really can’t wait for the movie to debut.