‘Star Wars’: From A Certain Point Of View Anthology Book Announced

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To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the franchise, Del Rey has announced Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, a new anthology book that will tell the untold stories of background characters which Lucasfilm refers to as the “unsung weirdos, heroes, and villains” from the original classic Star Wars: A New Hope.

The book will feature 40 stories told by 40 different authors presenting the background perspective of characters from A New Hope ranging from X-wing pilots in the Battle of Yavin to the stormtroopers “who never quite could find the droids they were looking for.”

You can check out the cover art below along with the full list of authors which includes Paul Dini, Chuck Wendig, EK Johnston & Ashley Eckstein as well as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story screenwriter Gary Whitta who teased his story #OperationBlueMilk earlier today on Twitter. More authors will also be announced closer to the book’s release.

All authors involved have forgone compensation for the proceeds to be donated directly to First Book, a nonprofit organization that helps to provide new books, learning materials, and other essentials to educators and organizations serving children in need.

In addition Penguin Random House has donated a total of $100,000 to First Book along with Disney/Lucasfilm who has also donated 100,000 children’s books — valued at 1 million dollars — to support the nonprofit.

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  • Ben Acker & Ben Blacker
  • Renee Ahdieh
  • Tom Angleberger
  • Meg Cabot
  • Rae Carson
  • Adam Christopher
  • Zoraida Cordova
  • Delilah S. Dawson
  • Paul Dini
  • Alexander Freed
  • Jason Fry
  • Christie Golden
  • EK Johnston & Ashley Eckstein
  • Paul Kemp
  • Mur Lafferty
  • Ken Liu
  • Griffin McElroy
  • John Jackson Miller
  • Nnedi Okorafor
  • Daniel José Older
  • Mallory Ortberg
  • Madeleine Roux
  • Gary D. Schmidt
  • Cavan Scott
  • Sabaa Tahir
  • Glen Weldon
  • Chuck Wendig
  • Gary Whitta
  • And more!

Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View hits shelves this October.

Source: Lucasfilm

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Star WarsThe Star Wars Universe is one of the greatest cinematic achievements of all time and the high quality of the recent films are not only proving how strong a franchise it is, but also continuing to gain legions of new fans every year. The series is fantastic and Disney’s films have brought it back in favor with both audiences and fans, but like any good franchise there are always ways in which a series can improve and as a huge fan I don’t think the series is at its full potential yet. There have been some minor issues and things that could be done differently that could make the series even greater than it already is and these can be addressed in future Star Wars films and in other mediums as well. With all of this being said it is appropriate to look at some of these issues and see how they can be addressed in a manner that could give everyone what they will want.

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