For 40 years, Star Wars and its mythology have had a powerful hold on us. The characters, and many of the actors who portrayed them, have reached near-iconic status, including Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Yoda, and the intergalactic Laurel and Hardy – R2-D2 and C-3PO. Now, in a new special edition, Star Wars: 40 Years of the Force, the editors of TIME look at the enormous impact of the long-running franchise, with insightful essays and classic photos and art from the films. This collectible edition includes synopses and the original reviews of all the major movies and profiles of George Lucas, J.J. Abrams and one of the new heroes of the series, John Boyega. There are all-new stories about Star Wars’s intersection with politics, religion and wider popular culture, along with a dynamic visual guide to the Star Wars universe, a checklist of the 40 greatest moments in the movies, and a look at the future of the franchise. Plus: Take TIME’s quiz to see if the force is truly with you. Perfect for Jedi knights as well as fans of movies, pop culture and our shared stories, TIME Star Wars offers a timeless trip to a galaxy far, far away.